Riding the rails to NASCAR

The express train from Sacramento to Sonoma Raceway for the June 22 NASCAR race has increased capacity from 500 to 700 passengers after selling out last year’s inaugural run. The special train departs from Sacramento, with stops in Davis and Suisun City, through American Canyon, along and over the Napa River and into the Carneros and Sears Point basin.

Before last year’s run, some stretches of the Sonoma Valley track hadn’t carried a passenger train in nearly 50 years.

“The NASCAR Express was a resounding success in its first year,” said Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway president and general manager. “Our fans told us it turned the race experience into a full day’s adventure and they can’t wait to board the train again this June.”

The NASCAR Express features two café cars with on-board food and beverage service.

“Fantastic, awesome, best day ever,” said Citrus Heights’ Terry Donigan about last year’s run. “The train ride through the Napa back country is just beautiful and it was a great way to get to the race. I can’t wait to do it again this year!”

Last year’s inaugural NASCAR Express sold out five days before race weekend, and this year’s train is also expected to be a sellout. To meet increased demand, seating capacity for the train has been increased from 500 to 700 passengers.

For more information and tickets call 800.870.RACE (7223).

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