I think it's foolish to try this in one day. Yosemite is well worth stopping for at least one night. When are you coming - if you're talking mid-summer, be prepared for major traffic delays in Yosemite Valley (you would be forced to find a motel then). The 10,000' Tioga Pass route (only open in summer) is well worth the effort, and I believe this is the most direct route into Nevada.
If you really need to rush, you need to avoid Yosemite and take I-5 to S. California (a really really boring drive) - might as well fly! In any case, why rush past some of the most scenic country in the world. South of SF, the Monterey Peninsula is spectacular - the drive down Route #1 is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that must be driven very slowly for both the scenery and for safety!
[ Edit: Edited on 28-Jun-2010, at 10:19 by Daawgon ]