Sonoma Infineon Raceway notes 2010-06-07

Driver Boris Said to Headline NASCAR Day in Sacramento on June 12 SONOMA, Calif. (June 7, 2010) -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Boris Said will headline the festivities on Saturday, June 12, as the 6th annual NASCAR Day in Sacramento returns...

Driver Boris Said to Headline NASCAR Day in Sacramento on June 12

SONOMA, Calif. (June 7, 2010) -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Boris Said will headline the festivities on Saturday, June 12, as the 6th annual NASCAR Day in Sacramento returns to the State Capitol.

In just five years, this has developed into one of the biggest celebrations leading up to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Infineon Raceway, June 18-20 (Father's Day weekend).

The event has been kicked up a notch this year as Said, a road-course specialist, will be on hand for a Q&A with race fans, as well as to sign autographs. Said is a crowd favorite in Sonoma, having started on the pole in 2003. He has twice placed sixth in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 (2003, 2004).

The day will be highlighted by a drive of NASCAR stock cars around the streets of Sacramento under a full police escort, winding its way to the State Capitol, site of the festival.

"I'm really looking forward to coming out to NASCAR Day," stated Said. "They have great fans in Sacramento; I came to this event a few years ago and it was a pretty big deal. I know it's only going to be bigger this year."

Vacaville's Jim Inglebright, who will compete over the race weekend in the Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, will also be on hand. Inglebright won three consecutive NASCAR Southwest Series races in Sonoma from 2000-2002. Sonoma resident Paul Pedroncelli, who will also compete in the West Series race in Sonoma, will also attend NASCAR Day at the State Capitol.

Also, keep an eye out for the giant shopping cart from Save Mart Supermarkets. This cart stands 13 feet high, weighs 2,500 pounds and is powered by a 454 V8 engine. It can hit 60 miles per hour in just six seconds.

The event will also feature music, interactive displays, ticket giveaways, face painting and two bounce houses for children. The day spans from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and is FREE to the public. All the action will take place in the roundabout in front of the State Capitol.

For more information about this event, be sure to 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 18-20 (Father's Day weekend)

2009 POLE WINNER: Brian Vickers (Red Bull Toyota)

2009 WINNER: Kasey Kahne (Budweiser Ford)

NOTABLE: The weekend will also feature the Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 NASCAR Pro Series West race on Saturday.

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

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

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Boris Said , Kasey Kahne , Brian Vickers , Jim Inglebright