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“It’s a great track and in a great part of the country. My first couple of trips there were tough for me to figure out the track. Once I got it figured out we were much better and got a win. It’s one of my favorite tracks to go to.”

Kasey Kahne

“I’ve been getting a lot of input from (No. 24 team crew chief) Alan (Gustafson) and my teammates about how to get around the track and my goal this week is to maximize all of our pre-race meetings as much as possible. I’ve spent a lot of time with Jeff (Gordon) since he has a lot of experience and success there. Getting his insight, looking through his notes and talking about his braking points and shift marks – all of that is very valuable. I’m going to race the West event out there to get some extra laps as well.”

Chase Elliott

“Sonoma is so tricky. Track position is so, so important there. It’s a quirky race and the last two times there we have been one of the better cars but just haven't had it work out, so I’m optimistic that we can get everything right over the course of the event. If you can save fuel it usually creates more opportunities. Last year it came down to tires and I was the only guy on old tires and it cost us the race. As a California native, I’m always happy to get back there.”

Jimmie Johnson

“We used to test really hard to figure out how to get better at road courses. Now we just show up and race, and that’s really been refreshing … and it’s made the race weekends a lot more enjoyable. We’ve had great race cars at the road courses – we’ve gotten better as a company, which has helped me a lot and helped carry me. Sonoma is the most challenging track that I race at. We’ve just got to take care of our car and make it through to the end.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr.