The NASCAR haulers, which will be en route to Sonoma Raceway for this year’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 26-28, will make their way over the Tower Bridge and around the State Capitol on a newly-designed route to greet Northern California NASCAR fans ready for the big race in Sonoma. The parade will also start two hours earlier than past years, with the “green flag” slated for noon.
You can expect to see haulers from Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and most every other driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. This marks the fourth consecutive hauler parade in Northern California and raceway officials are thrilled to bring it to Sacramento, home to some of our most avid race fans.
The parade will begin promptly at noon on Thursday, June 25, as the haulers depart their staging area and cross the Tower Bridge, heading for the State Capitol. The new route is as follows:
- Cross Tower Bridge towards Capitol Mall.
- Right turn on 3rd Street.
- Left turn on N Street.
- Left turn on 16th Street.
- Left turn on L Street.
- Haulers will then be directed to the freeway and head South on Hwy. 80 to Sonoma Raceway, where they will be parked in the garage for the race weekend. The haulers will arrive at the raceway at approximately 2 p.m.
Race fans can catch the haulers all along the parade route, but are encouraged to head to L and 11th streets for the best view. Sonoma Raceway will have a display there, as well as the popular Raceway Girls, giveaways and tickets for the big race. This will be the heart of the action.
For the fifth consecutive year, State Senator Jim Nielsen will be on hand to present to the president of the Transporter Drivers of Motorsports Association (TDMA) an official State Assembly Proclamation, officially naming June 25, 2014, “NASCAR Day” in the City of Sacramento.
A $5,000 donation will also be made to the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, on behalf of the Transporter Drivers of Motorsports Association.