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Riding the train to the NASCAR Race at Sears Point 6/26/2016 Part 3



by Chris Guenzler

We are still under the yellow flag.





Matt Kenseth Car 20 on the track and in pit row is Cole Whitt Car 98, Kasey Kahne Car 5 and Brian Scott Car 44.





On pit row Dale Earnhardt JR. Car 88 and Martin Truex Jr. Car 78.





On pit row Martin Truex Jr. Car 78.





On pit row Regan Smith Car 2, Joey Logano Car 22 and Tony Stewart Car 14.





On pit row Austin Dillon Car 3.





On pit row Casey Mears Car 13.





On pit row Danica Patrick Car 10 and Jamie McMurray Car 1.





On pit row Car 98 and Trevor Bayne Car 6.





On the track Dylan Lupton Car 93.







The restart of the race after the caution.





The half way point of this race.





Denny Hamlin Car 11.





In pit row Chris Buescher Car 34.





71 laps down and 39 laps to go.





On pit row AJ Allmendinger Car 47.





72 laps down and 38 laps to go.





73 laps down and 37 laps to go.





Danica Patrick Car 10.





76 laps down and 34 laps to go.





On pit row Danica Patrick Car 10.





Denny Hamlin Car 11. We then had another caution.







Then another restart of the race.





91 laps down and 19 laps to go.





Tony Stewart is our leader in Car 14.





Tony Stewart Car 14 is being chased by Denny Hamlin Car 11.





We then had another caution.





Laps under the yellow flag or caution.







We then had another restart of the race.







They are on the back stretch of this track.





Tony Stewart Car 14 and Martin Truex Jr. Car 78.





98 laps down and 12 laps top go with the leaders of the race Tony Stewart Car 14 and Martin Truex Jr. Car 78.





Racing down the back stretch.





100 laps down and 10 top go.





Racing down the back stretch.





Michael Annett Car 46 is bringing up the rear.





Racing down the back stretch.





Tony Stewart Car 14 and Denny Hamlin Car 11.





Tony Stewart Car 14 gets the White Flag with the final lap of the race.





Michael Annett Car 46 is bringing up the rear gets the White Flag. Next it will be the Checkered Flag.





Coming down the back stretch it was Denny Hamlin Car 11 and Tony Stewart Car 14. But on the last turn, Tony Stewart passed Denny Hamlin to put him in the lead.





Tony Stewart Car 14 is heading to the Checkered Flag and the win today at Sonoma.





Tony Stewart Car 14 has passed the Checkered Flag and has won today at Sonoma.





Denny Hamlin Car 11 and Joey Lagano Car 22 went by the Checkered Flag.





Danica Patrick Car 10 went by the Checkered Flag.





Michael Annett Car 46 went by the Checkered Flag ending the race today.





All the other non-winning cars were all parked on pit row.





Tony Stewart Car 14 took his Victory Lap.





Tony Stewart Car 14 then went to the Sunoco Winners Lane to receive his Winner Trophy.





Bart and Sarah Jennings really enjoyed their day at the Sears Point Race Track. We walked over to the Sunoco Winners Lane. Since I could not see the winner, I headed back to the train and sat at a table in the Eel River. After a while I used the PA to tell Bart and Sarah where I was sitting. A few minutes later, Sarah came and said they were in the first car which was empty at this point. I stayed here to get a few pictures before I would join them. The train left a few minutes later and we were headed back to Sacramento.





As you can see from the traffic coming down the hill that is where the idea for the race train was born.





The train took a curve.





The F units were still at Schellville.





The Schellville station. After Napa Jct I walked to where Bart and Sarah were seated and we talked all the way back to Sacramento. We had ice cream and a visit from Marilyn and Elvis. Dave Arthur then joined us. We stopped at Suisan-Fairfield then Davis before we arrived into Sacramento. I said my goodbyes to my best friends before I walked back to the Vagabond Inn for the night.

The trip home 6/27/2016

I was up at 5:45 AM and after checking out. I walked back to the station and sat on the platform waiting for the doors of San Joaquin 702 to open.





San Joaquin 702 waiting to take me to Bakersfield. I took a seat at a table and worked on this story most of the way down the San Joaquin Valley. The train got a tired Chris to Bakersfield then on the bus via Glendale and I read my Nascar Race Booklet. We got to LAUPT and I took Pacific Surfliner 580 to Santa Ana with Gene from Phoenix where I then put my luggage in the car and a tired Chris walked over Track 1 to wait for Metrolink 641 to Fullerton for my Train Riders Meeting tonight.





Metrolink 641 to Fullerton came into Santa Ana and I took this train to Fullerton. I found AC Adam on the platfrom and Robin Bowers showed up a few minutes later. We walked over to Joe's No Limit Restaurant and had the meeting. We later walked over to see the Southwest Chief before I walked over to Track 3 to wait for Metrolink 608 which I took home. I drove home and did the watering before going to bed ending my 3rd Sears Point Race Train Trip.



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