It was Kyle Larson’s race to lose at Sonoma until Aric Almirola seized it from him.
Road course racing has been a highlight of the NASCAR schedule of late, with high-intensity, contact-filled racing.
The drought is over for Martin Truex, Jr., who stood in victory lane after Sunday’s Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway breaking a 218 winless streak.
The new road course qualifying format at Sonoma Raceway throws variables into the equation.
Kurt Busch made his first trip to Sonoma in 1999.
NASCAR announced Monday that there will be a new qualifying procedure used at Sonoma and Watkins Glen.
Clint Bowyer was able to hold off Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart to pick up the road course victory Sunday…