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Kahne has been good in the past at Sonoma. He's won a race here before, and he's the only Hendrick driver still looking for a victory this season. I expect him to be strong this weekend.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Is this really a surprise? You would be stupid not to start Ambrose on a road course. He grew up on road courses in Australia, and he is always a threat to win. I wouldn't be surprised if he won his first race at Sonoma this weekend.
Allmendinger is another driver who is better on road courses, and this weekend he should be strong. A win for this team would be incredible, and a berth in the Chase would be huge.
Martin Truex Jr.
While Patrick was a better IndyCar driver on the ovals, she has way more practice on road courses than a lot of other Sprint Cup drivers. A strong run this weekend would really help that team out, and behind the restrictor-plate tracks, a road course would be her best shot at getting into the Chase.
My pick to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350...Marcos Ambrose
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