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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Takes Right Turns to Sonoma Road Course

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crisscrosses the nation in its presentation of 36 point races in the long season, but only twice does the sanction seek a road-course venue. Only twice a year are NSCS drivers required to turn right and left. On June 22, heavy NSCS Gen-6 race cars will attempt to conquer the Sonoma Raceway road course during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, California. Some drivers who grew up racing short, dirt-track ovals need extra seat time and training to be competitive at Sonoma and the other NSCS road course at Watkins Glen. Others seem to adapt quickly.  Australian NSCS driver Marcos Ambrose has extensive road-course experience and is often observed keenly by other drivers in practice and on race day. Fans might ...

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