Lean1 is the new official sponsor of Sonoma Raceway as NASCAR debuts its new road-course qualifying format on “Lean1 Pole Day” at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series event on June 22, Saturday.

Nutrition53 signed a 3-year deal with Sonoma, which makes Lean1 the official health supplement sponsor of Sonoma Raceway as well as title sponsorship for Lean1, renaming the NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifiers to“Lean1 Pole Day.” The sponsorship includes Lean1 Pole Day tickets for a retail-oriented promotion, as well as sampling rights, hospitality, signage and other assets during race weekend. Lean1 also receives the right to use the Sonoma Raceway name and logo for promotional purposes.

"Nutrition53 is incredibly proud to support an event with such a great history. Having played for the 49ers and Raiders in the Bay Area, I know the power and passionate audience that drives this event,” said Bill Romanowski, founder/CEO of Nutrition53. “This gives us an excellent opportunity to interact with thousands of consumers with our breakthrough nutritional products. The race also provides us a great forum to support our Lean1/Swan Racing race team and driver David Stremme."

Kicking off this new partnership is the debut of NASCAR’s new format on Lean1 Pole Day. With the new procedure, cars will now go out in groups with the cars on track for a set period of time and time starts when the first car in its group takes the green flag. A car’s best lap time during the session will be the qualifying time of record. Aside from speed, now a driver has to consider other drivers to qualify.

Here’s what will happen on Lean1 Pole Day:

7 AM Gates Open
8:40 AM – 9:20 AM Legends Practice
9:30 AM NASCAR Pro Series West Qualifying
11:05 AM Lean1 Pole Day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
1 PM NASCAR Pro Series West Race (64 Laps)
3:45 PM – 4 PM Formula 3 Warm-Up
4:10 PM – 5:10 PM Legends Race (one hour)
5:20 PM – 5:50 PM Formula 3 Race (30 minutes)

With new rules and Lean1 joining the action, there’s plenty to look out for at the Pole Day. So rev up your engines and join us for a day of high-energy racing at Sonoma!

For tickets, call 800-870-RACE.