Opened: August 25, 2011
Location: Sonoma, California, USA
Length: 2.3 mi
Real-world record: 1:16.491 - Ryan Briscoe
SRW virtual record: 1:43.787 - Barh
Sitting atop Sears Point, the southernmost peak of the Sonoma Mountains in California, the undulating Infineon Raceway plays host to a wide range of major motorsport events, including contests from the IZOD IndyCar, NASCAR Sprint Cup, and NRHA Full Throttle Drag Racing series. The World Touring Car Championship will also be visiting the track from 2012. Originally opened in 1968, the full 2.52-mile road course features an intricate series of twelve turns that use the site's natural gradients to produce a real challenge for competitors of all abilities. Following the addition of the infamous "Chute" in 1998 and further modifications in 2001, a 1.99-mile configuration, currently used in NASCAR races, was also introduced. Infineon Raceway is home to the Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Simraceway's very own permanent driving facility.
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