Infineon Raceway news 2008-06-17

Auburn's Scott Pruett Confirmed for Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (June 17, 2008) -- Auburn's Scott Pruett will take over the wheel of the No. 41 Target Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates at the ...

Auburn's Scott Pruett Confirmed for Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif. (June 17, 2008) -- Auburn's Scott Pruett will take over the wheel of the No. 41 Target Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, June 20-22, team officials announced today.

Pruett will replace Reed Sorenson for the Sonoma event on the challenging road course. Pruett has made six NASCAR Cup starts at Infineon Raceway, with a best finish of third in 2004.

"It's exciting. It'll be a bit hectic, but any chance I get to do a race in my backyard and be involved with driving the Target No 41 car, it's going to be good," said Pruett. "I talk a lot about how tough this track is and how fun it is, and until today I wasn't planning to race there this weekend. Now I am."

Pruett will do double duty during the weekend, also competing in his primary car, the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, in Lexington, Ohio. Pruett, and his teammate Memo Rojas, currently lead the Daytona Prototype points standings with four victories so far this season.

Pruett will participate in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and Sonoma County Vintners Pole Qualifying (4:05 p.m. Pacific time) on Friday before flying to Ohio for the Grand-Am race on Saturday. He'll fly back in time for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to purchase tickets, be sure visit www.infineonraceway.com or call 800-870-RACE.

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Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

WHAT: Big O Tires Racing Season Presents: Toyota/Save Mart 350

WHEN: June 20-22

2007 POLE WINNER: Jamie McMurray

2007 WINNER: Juan Pablo Montoya

NOTABLE: The weekend will also feature competition in the Bennett Lane Winery 200, presented by Supercuts, NASCAR Camping World Series West event on Saturday.

START TIMES (Pacific): Friday, June 20: Sonoma County Vintners NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Day, 4:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 21: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, 10:50 a.m.; Bennett Lane Winery 200, presented by Supercuts, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 22: Toyota/Save Mart 350, 2 p.m.

TICKETS: $25-$130 single day/$99-$180 weekend; parking is FREE

INFORMATION: 800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com or www.ticketmaster.com

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing