Goodyear tire test scheduled for Sonoma Raceway's fresh pavement

Goodyear tire test scheduled for Sonoma Raceway's fresh pavement

Goodyear officials have scheduled a NASCAR Cup Series tire test Tuesday and Wednesday on the repaved racing surface at Sonoma Raceway.

The two-day session will help Goodyear representatives determine the proper tire compound and construction for the Cup Series’ June 9 visit to the California road course for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The Xfinity Series and ARCA Menards Series West will share the weekend bill June 7-9.

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Three Cup Series teams — one from each of the tour’s three manufacturers — are scheduled to participate:

  • No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet (driver Ross Chastain)

  • No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford (driver Josh Berry)

  • No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (driver Martin Truex Jr.)

The full 12-turn, 2.52-mile circuit underwent its first full repave in 23 years during the offseason, and track officials announced the project’s completion on Feb. 29. The Cup Series will race on Sonoma’s 1.99-mile configuration, using the “chute” that connects Turns 4 and 7 on the full layout.

Bay Cities Paving & Grading and ABSL Construction completed the work in 61 days. It’s the second Speedway Motorsports track to get fresh asphalt in recent months, with Sonoma joining North Wilkesboro Speedway among the freshly repaved venues in the company portfolio.

Tuesday’s test will be closed to the public.