Denny Hamlin and FedEx unveiled their throwback paint scheme for this year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, honoring Darrell Waltrip.
William Byron heading into “The Carousel,” as it made its return at Sonoma Raceway.
Austin Dillon (3), David Ragan (38) and Daniel Hemric (8) during opening practice.
Martin Truex, Jr. was fastest in opening practice.
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was one of three drivers who ran a tribute car honoring Darrell Waltrip.
Erik Jones (20) and Joey Logano (22) running laps in final practice.
Parker Kligerman ended up sixth fastest in final practice
Truex heads into Turn 6 while Chase Elliott following suit.
Chase Elliott (9) moves by Alex Bowman (88) heading into the corner.
Austin Dillon storming by “The Carousel,” he was one of five national drivers who ran double duty that weekend.
Aric Almirola during qualifying at Sonoma
Kyle Larson scored his third straight Busch Pole Award at Sonoma, tying Ricky Rudd for most consecutive poles.
Chris Buescher heads into Turn 12 with Chase Elliott in the background.
Daniel Suarez during qualifying at Sonoma
Martin Truex, Jr. during final round of qualifying.
Darrell Waltrip called his final NASCAR broadcast for Fox Sports after 19 seasons.
Matt DiBenedetto during driver intros. He would bring his Leavine Family Racing entry home for a career-high fourth place.
Jimmie Johnson during driver intros at Sonoma.
Outside pole sitter William Byron being interviewed by PRN’s Wendy Venturini.
Corey LaJoie during the Star Spangle Banner.
Matt DiBenedetto (95), David Ragan (38) and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (17) during pace laps.
William Byron leading the field into “The Carousel,” Byron would head on to win Stage 1.
Kyle Larson (42) and Joey Logano (22) leads the parade up to the hill.
Turn 2 is the spot where drivers hit the curve, causing some of the cars lifting.
Michael McDowell (34) came in hot and ran into Paul Menard (21), sending him into a spin in Turn 11.
Menard would get his car back going, but wound up a dismal 22nd. McDowell finished 25th.
Matt Tifft (36) used his bumper on Parker Kligerman (96) in Turn 11, creating a compelling battle at the back of the field.
Martin Truex, Jr. would lead 59 of 90 laps in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Alex Bowman making a pit stop under green flag conditions.
Martin Truex, Jr. became the first driver since Jeff Gordon to win consecutive races at Sonoma Raceway. It’s also Truex’s third win at Sonoma.
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