Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images(SONOMA, Calif.) — Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson returns to his home state of California this weekend at Sonoma race track.
Johnson comes into the weekend having won three out of the last four races.
“This track is way different than anything we run on because of the elevation changes,” Johnson said of the tough road course.
“Our cars are so big and heavy, we need a lot of real estate to slide our vehicles around, it makes a huge challenge; at the end of the day the tires take all the abuse,” Johnson continued.
Even with the difficulty of racing at Sonoma, Johnson always enjoys coming back home.
“Very cool track to make laps around,” Johnson said. “On an oval, you probably have three to four moments that really get your attention, here with 11 corners around this track every braking zone you’re on edge.”
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