Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott have been the top drivers on road courses in the sport, but they’re also 1-for-2 on them this season. Christopher Bell and won at Daytona. That opens the door for one of these drivers to steal a win on Sunday in wine country.
He was third in this race in 2019, has won on the Charlotte ROVAL in the past and was a turn away from winning this year’s Busch Clash on the Daytona road course.
He’s a past Sonoma winner and has four top 10’s in his last five starts there too.
Why not? He won at Daytona and is in a JGR car.
Had a top five his last time out at Sonoma with LFR. Worth a risk this weekend.
Could be a place to turn his luck around. Almirola, isn’t known as a strong road racer, but he does have two straight top 10 finishes at Sonoma to his credit too.