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Article: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Practice Recap: Drivers to Watch

For the first time in 2013, Cup drivers will be making both left and right turns when the series heads to Sonoma Raceway this weekend. The 10-turn, 1.99-mile track is known as the more technically challenging of the two road course venues. With uphill and downhill snaking sections capped by a hard right-hand turn, drivers must be precise with both their braking and shifting in order to tackle Sonoma. Drivers must also time their passing attempts properly because there are only so many areas on the track where gaining positions can be done with any type of ease. Throw in fuel mileage strategy, and road racing is definitely one of the more unique challenges drivers face.

Of course, building a fantasy lineup for a road course can be challenge, as well. Certain drivers that are mediocre options most weeks are actually some of the best road racers and vice versa. Meanwhile, owners also have to decide whether or not to take a chance on any of the road course ringers that often land rides with some of the smaller team for these events. History says that series regulars are more reliable, but there is some upside with the road ringers. The beauty of a road course event is that owners can choose to be as aggressive or conservative as they want to be when picking their drivers because there are a lot of lineup variations that can be effective at a road course.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  2. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  3. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  4. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  5. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/Axalta
  6. Kurt Busch, Haas Automation
  7. Juan Montoya, Target
  8. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  9. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  10. Kevin Harvick, Budweiser/Jimmy Johns
  11. Brian Vickers, Aaron's Dream Machine
  12. Greg Biffle, 3M/Bondo
  13. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Quaker State
  14. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  15. Carl Edwards, Fastenal/Aflac/UPS/Subway
  16. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  17. Matt Kenseth, Husky/Dollar General
  18. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  19. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  20. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  21. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  22. Jacques Villeneuve, Phoenix Construction
  23. Ron Fellows, Little Joe's Autos
  24. Jeff Burton, PEAK BlueDEF
  25. Paul Menard, Menards
  26. Boris Said, C & J Energy
  27. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Best Buy/Valvoline/Zest
  28. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  29. Danica Patrick, GoDaddy.com
  30. David Gilliland, Love's Travel Stops/A&W Restaurants
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