Saturday night road course racing at Sonoma is on the menu as the drivers will handle the 12-turn 2.520-mile road course. With a mix of road course ringers and Cup drivers among the field, this is sure to be a fun and exciting race. Qualifying is set so let’s dig into who we’re looking at.
Most comparable tracks: Watkins Glen International, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Circuit of the Americas
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Kyle Larson ($11,400), Starting on the Pole
Larson paced the field in qualifying and as the highest-priced driver he’s one of the favorites to win this race. With a shortage of laps (79), we’re not looking for more than one dominator per lineup tonight but with his ability and starting position, there’s a good chance that Larson leads the bulk of these laps.
A.J. Allmendinger ($11,100), Starting 5th
It’s no secret that Dinger is one of the better road course racers in NASCAR. Specifically at the XFINITY level, Allmendinger has run 24 career races with 10 wins, 20 top-five’s, and has an average finish of 5.8. He hasn’t had much success at Sonoma (he’s only run Cup races there) but I wouldn’t doubt him in any road course scenario.
Cole Custer ($10,100), Starting 26th
Former full-time Cup driver Cole Custer has shown plenty of success at road courses over his career, specifically at the XFINITY level. In 17 XFINITY road course races, Custer has an average finish of 11.2 with a win and three top-fives. Custer should be one of the higher-owned place differential options.
Daniel Suarez ($9,200), Starting 17th
- Suarez won the race at Sonoma last season in the Cup series and has had moderate success on these tracks in his NASCAR career. As a former XFINITY series champion, Suarez has two top-fives in six XFINITY road course races with an average finish of 13th. There’s some ground for Suarez to make up in the place differential department.
Brandon Jones ($7,800), Starting 28th
- As is typically the case with Jones, there have been some ups and downs in his season. Despite having three top-10 finishes, he has just an average finish of 17th through 13 races. Jones has never raced at Sonoma but in 33 career road course races at the XFINITY level he has five top-fives, 10 top-10’s, and an average finish of 15.2.
Jeb Burton ($6,600), Starting 30th
- Burton has a win this season, albeit at Talladega but starting 30th provides a nice floor for place differential. Through 15 road course races at this level Burton has an average finish of 15th.
Anthony Alfredo ($6,300), Starting 37th
- In a scary scene during practice, Alfredo dumped his car when the throttle stuck heading into a turn. Moving into a backup, Alfredo will start way back at 37th. Sporting an average finish of 20th in XFINITY road course races, Alfredo should be a solid floor play for cash and single entries.
Kaz Grala ($7,500), Starting 27th
Ty Dillon ($5,900), Starting 32nd
Dylan Lupton ($5,800), Starting 33rd