The race … The Bennett Lane Winery 200 presented by Supercuts is the sixth race on the NASCAR Camping World Series West schedule in 2008. It is the first of two road course events this season.
The procedure … The starting field is 40 cars, including provisionals. The first 36 cars will qualify through NASCAR road racing style qualifying. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 64 laps (127.36 miles).
The track … Infineon Raceway is a winding 10-turn 1.99-mile road course, with varying elevation. The West has visited the Sonoma facility 28 times, since first going there in 1969. In addition to the track hosting 19 stand-alone events, drivers and teams competed in nine companion events there with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series between 1989 and 1997.
The records … Qualifying: David Gilliland, June 23, 2007, 91.979 mph, 77.887 seconds; Race: Brian Vickers, June 24, 2006, 67.595 mph, 1 hour 53 minutes 3 seconds.
$50,000 in prize money distributed … The top 20 teams in the NASCAR Camping World Series West received a combined $50,000 in prize money for the first portion of the championship program for this season. The prize money, part of the overall $350,000 point fund award for 2008, was distributed based on driver championship standings after the first four races.
Long entry list at Infineon … Another large field of entries is expected at Infineon Raceway. Last year’s event attracted 40 cars and preliminary entries indicate the turnout for this year’s event may exceed that number.