Dodge/save mart 350

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2001

Where: Sears Point Raceway's 10-turn, 1.949-mile road course at Sonoma, Calif.

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Broadcast: Television Fox; Radio Performance Racing Network

2000 winner: Jeff Gordon

Morris News Service pick to win: Jeff Gordon

Others to watch: Rusty Wallace, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin and Ricky Rudd

Notes: Jeff Gordon has won the last three races at Sears Point. Sunday's race is one of only two events staged on road courses on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series schedule. Counting road course races at Watkins Glen, N.Y., Gordon has won six of the past seven road course races. Gordon says the key to a road course is finding a rhythm. Another factor is being able to keep the car balanced through the maze of left- and right-handed turns so the wheels don't spin and the tires maintain traction.



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