SONOMA, Calif. (AP) The NASCAR Cup Series is ready to go racing in wine country.
Northern Californiaâ€™s own Kyle Larson starts from the pole in the road course race in Sonoma. Defending champion Kevin Harvick starts sixth in a race that could be wide-open.
The track is just one of three road courses on the NASCAR schedule, and the 11 turns present a tough challenge for drivers used to going solely in an oval.
Sonoma is unpredictable, with nine different winners over the last nine years and no back-to-back winners since 2000.
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