NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Road racing at Sonoma

Track Classification: Road Course
Similar Track: Watkins Glen International
Distance: 1.99 miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Jeff Gordon - 5
All with 4 - Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart and Marcos Ambrose
Juan Pablo Montoya - 3  

By Track
All with 4 - Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Marcos Ambrose
Both with 3 - Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart

Recent Pole Winners:
2012 Marcos Ambrose
2011 Joey Logano

The Likely Suspects: Road racing can provide a change of pace from racing on the ovals, and can be equally challenging for both the drivers and fantasy team owners. From the driver's perspective, the advantage definitely goes to those drivers who are experienced in open wheel racing. This elite group includes Marcos Ambrose, Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya and Clint Bowyer. Two notes of caution (no pun, intended) when picking this week: 1) Don't get duped by the road racing ringers; and 2) Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick have mastered road racing, so don't ever count them out.

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Clint Bowyer and Marcos Ambrose. My next picks are Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano. I'm rounding out my team with David Gilliland and Casey Mears, although I was very tempted to pick Jacques Villeneuve. Enjoy all that turning this week, and especially that crazy Turn 11!

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NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Road racing at Sonoma NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Road racing at Sonoma Reviewed by Carol D'Agostino on Thursday, June 20, 2013 Rating: 5