Paulie Harraka to attempt Cup debut at Sonoma Raceway


Paulie Harraka will attempt to make the field for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway next week.

Harraka will try to make the field in the No. 52 Ford of Go Green Racing with sponsorship coming from HASA Pool Products. If Harraka, 23, makes the field, he will be the first Drive for Diversity graduate to compete at the Sprint Cup level.

“I’m really excited,” Harraka told “. . . I’ve worked really hard to get this opportunity. I don’t think it has 100 percent set in yet, but it’s really exciting.”

Thus far Harraka has had little success in a handful of races in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series.

“So, really, the D4D program is what gave me the opportunity to learn and grow in stock cars and to start winning in the NASCAR ranks. It represents significant progress in my career.”

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