Things are moving very fast here in the Wine Country as we get ready for the Toyota/SaveMart 350 from June 18-20. You won’t want to miss our Race-n-Rock Auction in the Wine Country Winner’s Circle on Sunday, June 20, at 10 am.

Right now you have a chance to be part of our auction as twenty-three lucky race fans will get the chance for a “Ride of a Lifetime” with their favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.

The best part is all proceeds from the “Ride of a Lifetime” will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Infineon Raceway, as well as participating driver charities.

You can take part in the festivities on race day in Sonoma by placing the top bid in an online charity auction at Once on the site, click on the “online auction” button to join the fun.

If you are the top bidder, you will receive two tickets to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 20, plus you (one person) will get to take a slow-speed lap with your NASCAR driver around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course during driver introductions. Both the driver and the top bidder will be in the back of a Toyota Tundra as it navigates the road course. You’ll also get to enjoy pre-race ceremonies from the racetrack itself.

The bidding closes the afternoon of June 13 (Pacific time). Check the Web-site for exact times. Some of the drivers up for bid include:

  • Jeff Gordon
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • Tony Stewart
  • Mark Martin
  • Kasey Kahne, defending race champion
  • Carl Edwards
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Kyle Busch
  • More!

For more information, visit and click on the “online auction” button. The Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities has distributed more than $3.3 million to qualified Sonoma County youth groups since 2002.

Denise Silver
Director, Infineon Raceway SCC