When you hear rumbling and roaring in downtown Sacramento on Thursday, June 23, no need to worry, it’s the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coming to town.
Sacramento has long been a hotbed for NASCAR, and race fans will be rewarded during race week with a parade of more than 50 NASCAR haulers through the streets around the State Capitol under a full police escort.
That’s right, you’ll see haulers from Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and every other driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. This marks the first ever hauler parade in Northern California and raceway officials are thrilled to bring it to Sacramento, home to our most avid race fans. This will serve as the Sacramento kickoff to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend in Sonoma, June 24-26.
The parade will begin promptly at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, as the haulers depart their staging area and cross the Tower Bridge, heading for the State Capitol. The route is as follows:
- Cross Tower Bridge and drive up Capitol Mall.
- Right turn on 9th 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 to Infineon Raceway, where they will be parked in the garage for the race weekend.
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. The raceway will have a display there, as well as the Infineon Raceway Girls, giveaways and tickets for the big race. This will be the heart of the action.
Be sure and mark June 23rd on your calendar so that we can give the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series a raucous Sacramento welcome as the 50 haulers rumble through town. You can download the parade map at infineonraceway.com, which lists the route, as well as best viewing points.