Just a hop skip and a jump from the Lasseter family winery and a little bit further from the Emeryville Studios of Pixar, you’ll find a place where the cars from Pixar’s Cars movie would feel right at home. The Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Valley California is home to one of NASCAR’s few road races. It just happens that this weekend was also the debut of Pixar’s Cars 2. A match made in heaven
Here’s John Lasseter in front of Juan Pablo Montoya’s car 42 that raced the previous weekend but was on display at the Infineon event.
John Lasseter joins NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon (voice of Jeff Gorvette) and Infineon President Steve Page at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Valley as they prepare for the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series event.
John Lasseter at the NASCAR event—along with life-size, remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile—at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Valley for the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series event.
(all photos courtesy Disney/Steve Jennings photographer)