|Location||29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California, 95476|
|Owner||Speedway Motorsports, Inc.|
|Operator||Speedway Motorsports, Inc.|
|Construction cost||$? million USD|
|Sears Point Raceway|
| AMA Superbike |
Supercuts Superbike Challenge
|Track shape||Road course|
|Track length||2.52 miles|
Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip in the hills of northern California, near Sonoma, California, north of San Francisco, California. The course is a complex series of twists and turns that go up and down the hills. It is host to one of the only two NASCAR races each year that is run on a non-oval track. It is also host to several other auto races and motorcycle races such as the American Federation of Motorcyclists series.
In 2002, Sears Point Raceway was renamed after the corporation, Infineon Technologies. However, as with many re-namings of sports complexes, many people still call it by its original name.
The standard road course at Infineon Raceway is a 2.52 mile (4.05 km), 12 turn course, however the track was modified in 1998, adding the Chute, which bypasses turns 5 and 6, shortening course to 1.95 miles (3.14 km). The Chute is only used for NASCAR events such as the Dodge/Save Mart 350, and is criticized by many drivers, who prefer the full layout; most races, including the Grand American Road Racing Association's Grand Prix of Sonoma, use the full course, while American Motorcyclist Association and Indy Racing League events use a modified 2.22 mile (3.57 km), 12 turn course. This layout, opened in 2003, skips much of the Esses and run from Turn 10 to Turn 11 (the hairpin) for additional safety for motorcyclists, including runoff available in the motorcycle Turn 11 (the main Turn 11 has no runoff, and is a very slow turn, similar to the Mirabeau hairpin at Monaco). The raceway also has a quarter mile (400 m) drag strip used for NHRA drag racing events.
- NASCAR Qualifying: Jeff Gordon, 94.325 mph , June 24 2005.
- NASCAR Race: Ricky Rudd, 81.007 mph, June 23, 2002.