The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete this week at Sonoma Raceway. This is the first trip to a road course for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Starting position will not be important this week. The winner of the pole has not won at Sonoma since Jeff Gordon did it in 2004. The average starting position of the race winner in the last four races at Sonoma is 9.75. Strategy is very important in this race so even drivers who start deep in the field have a chance of winning Sunday.
The scoring format for Fox Fantasy Auto Racing rewards drivers who improve their position in the race a lot more than the drivers who lead the most laps. I would not recommend starting any drivers who start in the top five. My strategy has been to stick to drivers who start 12th or worse. The strategy has worked for me in the past so I will use it again Sunday.
Here are my picks for the Toyota / Save Mart 350….
Driver 1: Kevin Harvick $11,900 (Starts 12th)
Driver 2: Joey Logano $10,100 (Starts 18th)
Driver 3: Clint Bowyer $9,500 (Starts 13th)
Driver 4: Kurt Busch $8,900 (Starts 17th)
Driver 5: Matt Kenseth $8,200 (Starts 38th)
Good luck this week!
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