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Track facts for Sonoma Raceway:

Number of previous races: 30.
First Sprint Cup race: June 11, 1989, won by Ricky Rudd.
Last Sprint Cup race: June 24, 2018, won by Martin Truex, Jr.
Won from pole: 5, last time by Jeff Gordon in 2004.
Won from top-5 starting position: 16 times in 30 races (53%).
Won from top-10 starting position: 21 times (70%).
Won from 21st or worse starting position: 2 times (7%).
Worst starting spot for race winner: 32nd, by Juan Pablo Montoya in 2007.
Most laps led: 92, by Jeff Gordon in 2004.
Fewest laps led by a race winner: 2, by Davey Allison in 1991 and Dale Earnhardt in 1995.

Track records:

Fastest race: 83.624 mph by Clint Bowyer in 2012.
Fastest qualifying speed: 99.309 mph by Rusty Wallace in 2000.
Most lead changes: 13 in 2017.
Closest finish: Jeff Gordon's .197 second margin over Mark Martin in 1999.
Most caution flags: 9 in 1990.
From 2014-2018 a typical Sonoma race had 11.2 lead changes, 4.8 cautions for 14.0 laps, and an average green-flag run of 16.6 laps.

Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 11, Ford 8, Toyota 5, Dodge 3, Pontiac 2, Buick 1.
Most victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 6, Joe Gibbs 4, Robert Yates 3, Richard Childress 2, Roger Penske 2, Jack Roush 2, Stewart Haas Racing 2, Michael Waltrip 2.

Driver Notes:
* The most Sonoma races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Ryan Newman (17 races) Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte (21 races)
Top 5: David Ragan (12) Matt Kenseth (18)
Top 10: David Ragan (12) Joe Nemechek (16)
Pole: Kevin Harvick (18) Bobby Labonte (21)
Lap led: David Ragan (12) Bobby Labonte (21)
Lead-lap finish: Ty Dillon (2) Tom Hubert, John Krebs (6)

 

* Top career marks at Sonoma:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (18) Jeff Gordon (23)
Wins: Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. (2) Jeff Gordon (5)
Top 5s: Clint Bowyer (8) Jeff Gordon (14)
Top 10s: Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer (10) Jeff Gordon (18)
Poles: Jamie McMurray (3) Jeff Gordon (5)
Laps: Kevin Harvick (1,988) Jeff Gordon (2,343)
Laps led: Kurt Busch (198) Jeff Gordon (457)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick (17) Jeff Gordon (21)

 

Best average finish among active drivers at Sonoma (3 or more starts):
1. Clint Bowyer (10.1)
2. Chase Elliott (11.0)
3. Jimmie Johnson (12.4)
4. Kevin Harvick (13.1)
5. Ryan Newman (13.2)
6. Joey Logano (13.4)
7. Kurt Busch (13.6)
8. Kyle Busch (16.2)
9. Brad Keselowski (16.7)
10. Jamie McMurray (17.2)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Sonoma (3 or more starts):
1. Reed Sorenson (35.2)
2. Landon Cassill (33.8)
3. J.J. Yeley (32.9)
4. David Ragan (30.0)
5. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (26.7)
6. Michael McDowell (26.1)
7. Matt DiBenedetto (25.0)
8. Alex Bowman (23.0)
9. Ryan Blaney (22.0)
10. Aric Almirola (21.1)

 Current top-10 drivers at Sonoma:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Joey Logano 10 0 2 4 1 1103 18 12.1 13.4 82.8
Kyle Busch 14 2 4 6 0 1,499 110 14.4 16.2 91.9
Brad Keselowski 9 0 1 2 0 984 24 16.7 16.7 80.0
Kevin Harvick 18 1 6 9 0 1,988 95 15.4 13.1 94.3
Chase Elliott 3 0 1 2 0 330 0 9.0 11.0 87.6
Martin Truex, Jr. 13 2 3 4 0 1,290 154 13.0 19.5 92.8
Denny Hamlin 13 0 3 5 0 1,405 96 18.0 18.7 83.3
Kurt Busch 18 1 7 10 1 1,972 198 10.1 13.6 107.1
Ryan Blaney 3 0 0 1 0 324 0 14.7 22.0 66.5
Alex Bowman 3 0 0 1 0 329 0 32.0 23.0 54.3

Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

Other notable Driver Ratings at Sonoma: Jimmie Johnson (99.4), Clint Bowyer (92.0), Ryan Newman (85.2), Jamie McMurray (84.3), Kyle Larson (82.5).

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