Only one other driver has more than 510 points this year, which is Martin Truex Jr., so it's clear that the top duo have created a little buffer for themselves. He was ninth and second fastest in the two practices and will qualify fourth which gives him a shot at leading some laps.
There are just six previous Sonoma race winners in this week's race.
"We all expected that Kevin would have got it sooner than this, but there's just been some bad luck, some different venues that he's been really, really strong at that we just had some weird and bad luck that have crept in to his program", Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart said.
"I'm so excited", Harvick said in Victory Lane.
"That's when you have good cars here". Especially if you're Kyle Larson. Starting first and second respectively, the two have accumulated a total of 20 years of experience in the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series (MENCS). With competitive equipment, Larson has been a threat every weekend. "We need a win in a big way, and today would have been a great win, but after everything that happened, I mean, to get second place is, I guess, really good, as a matter of fact". "Not right now. I think it's pretty clear if I really want to do something, then I would do it. The Shriners have world-class medical care and they do a lot of research to try to prevent some of the accidents from happening and genetic research to prevent some of these issues that these young kids are born with".
The 71-year-old retired middle school teacher attended his first race in 1964.
Saturday afternoon the Elk Grove native continued his dominance of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, impressively qualifying first at Sonoma Raceway for Sunday's Save Mart Supermarkets 350.
As he completes his bucket list, it's hard for Silvester to pick a favorite.
NASCAR spokesman Matt Ciesluk said there were massive track dryers on hand if there was enough moisture to affect the blacktop, although as the morning wore on, it was clear they wouldn't be necessary. "I would love to have it". People in Las Vegas are just unbelievable. I think I ran out of gas in my first or second year on the last lap.
"Getting a win is hugely important, but if you get in the playoffs and don't have playoff points, it's going to be tough to be the champion", Fox analyst Michael Waltrip said earlier in the week.
Day will drive for BK Racing in No. 23 Toyota.
"For the most part, it's been a family thing". Overall it's been good here for our Furniture Row Racing team and I am looking forward to tomorrow. "If we can have a trouble-free race tomorrow, we'll have a chance to win when it's over".
"She will not fly". This is where we first started our research on the racing world for 'CARS.' I can't wait! He won his first pole in 1999 at the Milwaukee Mile. "So we gave up position at the end of the stages to save the auto for the final (Stage 3) run". But last season no road course specialist finished in the top 30 at Sonoma. We'll see if he can close the gap this week.