The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes a break from just turning left this weekend, as it heads to the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. The first of two road course races each season brings upon a unique set of challenges - and competitors, known as the "road course ringers" - not seen at the ovals.
This week's entry list features six of the so-called "ringers," drivers with road racing backgrounds brought in to compete against the Sprint Cup regulars. Boris Said is racing for Phoenix Racing, which is locked into the top-35 in owner points, while the other five - P.J. Jones, Andy Pilgrim, Tony Ave, Tomy Drissi, and Brian Simo - must all qualify on time.
The entire entry list can be found at Jayski.com.
You won't want to miss a minute of the action on the winding road course, and SB Nation Atlanta has you covered. Here is the TV schedule for the entire weekend.
Friday, 3 p.m. - SPEED
Friday, 11 p.m. - SPEED (Tape-Delay)
Saturday, 12:30 p.m - SPEED
Saturday, 1:45 p.m. - SPEED
Sunday, 3 p.m. - TNT (Pre-Race Show at 2 p.m.)