Sonoma

This Sunday the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads West to California's Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota Save Mart 350, NASCAR remembers engine builder and mechanic Ray Fox and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series marks a major milestone.

FOX News Radio's Marghiee Teshineh reports:

This week drivers face the twists and turns of the road course at Sonoma, which Matt Kenseth told me is...

(Kenseth) "The one I look forward to the least. It's always been a very challenging road for me."

Marcos Ambrose's only Cup wins have been on road courses and says with NASCAR's new qualifying format, a win this weekend will...

(Ambrose) "Automatically lock us into the Chase... so we've put a lot of energy and effort into Sonoma this week."

NASCAR mourns the loss of engine builder and mechanic Ray Fox who died at age 98. Fox fielded cars for drivers like Junior Johnson, David Pearson and Buck Baker, got 14 owner wins and as an engine builder won the 1960 Daytona 500 with Junior Johnson.

And this week marks 65 years since NASCAR held its first Cup Series race, then known as the Strictly Stock division. The race held at Charlotte Speedway featured future Hall of Famers like Tim Flock, Herb Thomas and Lee Petty.

FOX in the Fast Lane, I'm Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.

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