Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

Posted June 25, 2017

Day also this year is running for the Euro Series Championship with plans to race again in the Monster Energy Cup Series NASCAR race at Watkins Glen in NY in August. Especially when it comes to qualifying here at Sonoma.

Larson is the series point leader while McMurray is putting together one of his best seasons, sitting seventh in points.

Larson won last week's race in MI and looks to keep the momentum. Elliott showed no problems adapting to his backup vehicle, controlling the pace early in qualifying and setting himself up for a big weekend in the process. Hopefully, we can come here, it's a totally different race track than what I've been on this year. She's had a hard time breaking through in 2017 with just one top-10 finish in 15 races, so this was a huge positive step for the No. 10 vehicle.

Larson planned to be a spectator Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway, where best friend Rico Abreu was hosing a charity sprint auto race that featured Abreu, Tony Stewart and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

"This is cool to get a pole on a road course at my home state". I have lots of friends and family here, we're going to celebrate with the team, and then we're going to head out to Calistoga and go watch some Sprint Car racing.

McMurray noted that Ganassi had left Sonoma to return to the IndyCar event in Wisconsin, but the vehicle owner would be reaching out to his drivers shortly.

"I just got some wheel hop and then got loose and hit the fence", Jones said of the accident.

"I struggled with the rear tires just a little bit", Allmendinger said on his team radio after his qualifying run. But the fourth-year driver for Chip Ganassi Racing will be tested to continue his roll at the track located in California's Wine Country and 85 miles from his hometown of Elk Grove, Calif. I know Chip went back to Road America today and I'll be getting a phone call soon. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells you how to avoid buying high and selling low.

"FOX Sports owes a huge "thank you" to Peter Larsson and BSI, Danica Patrick, Stewart-Haas Racing and NASCAR for working with us to bring about this monumental NASCAR television experience", said Barry Landis, FOX NASCAR race producer. "I was really happy that we were able to run quicker than we did on stickers".

"It definitely hurt the tires to make an extra lap", Truex said.

"Let's be honest, I just love the area", Patrick said. "I feel like I can just drive this place in my sleep because I've driven so many laps here over the years".

Patrick's sixth-place qualifying effort is her best since August 2014 when she qualified 10th at Pocono. She made seven previous starts at Sonoma in IndyCar, and Sunday will be her fifth start in Cup.

Elliott, who qualified a back-up auto, was fastest in the first round.

Danica Patrick (94.773 mph) was sixth fastest, Ryan Blaney (94.716 mph) was seventh fastest, Chase Elliott in his backup auto (94.536 mph) was eighth fastest, Chris Buescher (94.382 mph) was ninth fastest, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.