Infineon Raceway

Infineon Raceway
Copyright 1993 by Aerial Views Publishing

Address Sonoma, CA,
  Stadium Resources  
Seating Location
Weather Newspaper
  The Facility  
Date Built 1946
Major Renovation 2001
Ownership International Speedway Corp.
Capacity Unknown
Track(s) 2.52 Mile Road Course
On Site Parking Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants NASCAR Winston Cup
Former Name Sears Point Raceway

Sources:Team Marketing Report and Mediaventures

Infineon Raceway enters its 31st year as one of the premier road racing venues in the country, and one of just two on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit. The facility first opened in 1968 and serves as the gateway to the beautiful and scenic Sonoma Valley, which serves as one of the top wine-producing regions in the world.

Infineon Raceway will offer one of the most diverse schedules in its history for the 1999 season, highlighted by the 11th consecutive visit by the NASCAR Winston Cup Series with the Save Mart/Kragen 350. In addition, Infineon will host two NHRA drag racing events, the AMA, America Le Mans Sports Cars, NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series events and Chyrsler Wine Country Vintage Car races.

In addition to hosting the best in motorsports entertainment, Infineon is also the North America headquarters of the Russell Racing School. The facility is also home to 75 on-site businesses and is in operation 50 weekends and 340 days a year, making it the country's busiest motorsports industrial park.

New for 1999 is a modification of the Chute, an 890-foot high-speed bypass that connects existing Turns 4 and 7. The Chute was introduced last season and proved to be one of the fastest and most exciting segments of the track. The new segment will now empty into a hard-braking 90-degree exit turn designed to create more passing opportunities in a prime spectator viewing area. The sharper corner replaces the wide sweeping turn that had seen mostly single-file racing in the Chute's first season. Entrance into the Chute was left intact, as was its length.

The modification planned for the 2000 season, including increased grandstand seating compacity and luxury suites, will cement the facility as the top road-racing facility in the country. And if you'd like to add a little sightseeing to your stay, San Francisco, one of the top destination hot-spots in the world, is a short 30-minute drive away. Infineon Raceway took a giant step in its growth in 1996 when it was purchased by Speedway Motorsports Inc. Infineon now stands alongside other SMI tracks Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in providing fans with the best in premier motorsports entertainment.




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