NASCAR Race Car Tracks

By: the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Infineon Raceway

Infineon Raceway presents a challenge to stock car drivers because of its many twists and turns.
Infineon Raceway presents a challenge to stock car driversbecause of its many twists and turns.

Infineon Raceway is one of the twistiest tracks on the NASCAR circuit -- with 10 turns in a two-mile lap -- and one of only two road courses. Known as Sears Point Raceway until 2001, the track hosted its first NASCAR race in 1989 after the closing of Riverside International Raceway, a long-time NASCAR road-racing venue. Infineon Raceway's elevation changes and numerous right-hand turns often prove challenging to stock car drivers, who are mostly used to turning left onto flat straightaways.

Since 2001, Infineon has been home to the Dodge/Save Mart 350 and previously hosted the Banquet Frozen Foods 300 (1989-1991), the Save Mart 300 (1992), the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (1993-1997), and the Save Mart/Kragin 350 (1998- 2000).


Infineon Raceway Visitor Information

Infineon Raceway contact information: Infineon Raceway. 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA (95476). Phone toll-free 800/870-RACE (7223).

Infineon Raceway security: Coolers and packs (no larger than 15 x 15 x 15 inches) may be brought into any seating area but are subject to search. Cans, glass containers, and alcohol are prohibited, but fans may bring food or other drinks in plastic bottles. No pets are allowed.

Infineon Raceway parking: Parking is free. Attendants will direct you to a parking space. Some parking is far from the track, but free shuttles deliver race goers to the track entrance.

Infineon Raceway first aid: Located underneath the main grandstand, Fan Care offers first aid, as do first-aid stations situated at Turns 2, 3, 7, and 9. The Sonoma Valley Hospital (347 Andrieux St., phone 707/935-5000) is 12 miles away.

Infineon Raceway concessions: Infineon Raceway offers an array of fun activities and food for fans. Check out Margarita Beach (located above Turns 8-9), where you’ll find a sand volleyball court, music, and, of course, margaritas. The Carneros Marketplace offers a taste of the Sonoma Valley, trackside, where you can choose from an assortment of local foods, fresh fruit, and wines. You can purchase ice for coolers at the Raceway Café.

Infineon Raceway restrooms: The facilities beneath the main grandstand are by far the best. Plentiful stalls mean little time is lost standing in line. Diaper-changing facilities are available in the grandstand restrooms only. There are additional permanent restrooms near Turns 2 and 10. All other restroom facilities are temporary.

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