Length of Sonoma Cup race altered

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NASCAR has announced a new race length for its June 23 Cup race at Sonoma Raceway to coincide with the return to the track’s original 12-turn, 2.52-mile layout.

The race will now run 90 laps and 226.8 miles.

The stage breaks will come on Lap 20 and Lap 40.

Under the track’s previous configuration, the race was 110 laps and 218.9 miles.

The full track layout will incorporate the road course’s sweeping downhill corner known as the Carousel. It will go from Turn 4 down through Turns 5 and 6 to the facility’s longest straightaway before reaching the Turn 7 hairpin.

NASCAR has not run on the Carousel since 1998. The course was a 1.99-mile configuration for those events.