SONOMA, CA - JUNE 25: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 25, 2017 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Sonoma Raceway is making a kind gesture to those affected by the California wildfires


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Northern California has been devastated by wildfires, and some residents have been forced to evacuate the area. In an effort to aide some evacuees, Sonoma Raceway has opened up its campgrounds for those in need of a place to go for temporary refuge.

Sonoma Raceway has 50 acres that can typically handle about 2,000 campers in a race weekend. The area hasn't been affected by the wildfires.

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The raceway is also helping provide water and sewage service for campers while they stay on the campgrounds.

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For more information for those in the area, contact the raceway at 800-870-7223 or email them at [email protected]

(h/t NASCAR.com)