Dinger the Ringer at Sonoma


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With Marcos Ambrose out of the picture AJ Allmendinger has become the go to fantasy pick for road courses. The road course ringer has pretty much gone the way of the Dodo, but the Dinger is pretty close to one. He sits on the poll after winning Watkins Glen last year. A must own.

Kurt Busch is a much better road course racer than he gets credit for, he is a man to watch starting on the outside poll.

I like to go on stats, but I have this gut feeling about Gordon this weekend. He loves this course and considers it a home track. Starting 5th, he is a must start. He’s not bad at turning right either.

Martin Truex, not going anywhere as most have him super cheap, but he does have a win here as well.

Speed on the Cheap: If Dinger wasn’t on the poll, he’d be here, but he’s a favorite. So let’s go with a change of pace. He’s not super cheap at $17, but he’s starting 7th and one of the best road course racers in NASCAR. Tony Stewart is a great budget play.

Caution: Kevin Harvick, for the first time all year I would not have him in the lineup. He isn’t a great road racer and the $3-4 you save here you can make a serious upgrade at another spot.

Ideal Lineup(It’s actually a road course dream team):

Kurt Busch
Martin Truex
Tony Stewart

– Adam Dulski

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