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This would be a good week to save your top drivers in Group B.
Although Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have dominated the first half of the 2012 season, there is no way I would start either driver this week.
There are four drivers in Group B who are much better than the rest of the drivers in the field. I highly suggest using one of these drivers this week:
Marcos Ambrose is not only the best choice in Group B, he is the best driver on the racetrack this week.
In his four career races at Sonoma, Ambrose has two top five finishes, three top 10 finishes and has led 35 laps.
Ambrose should have had a victory at Sonoma, but in 2010 Ambrose decided to shut off his car to save fuel. Ambrose was dominating the race, but was unable to get his car re-fired in time to keep his place on the racetrack.
Ambrose will finish in the top three this Sunday.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Most fantasy NASCAR teams probably have not used Juan Pablo Montoya much this season. This is the week to get the Columbian into your lineups.
In his five career starts at Sonoma, Montoya has one win, one top five finish and four top 10 finishes. Montoya’s 89.540 mph average speed is fourth-best and his 179 quality passes is fourth-most.
Montoya should be on every fantasy NASCAR team this week.
The secret this week that many fantasy NASCAR players do not know is that Clint Bowyer is a very good road course racer.
In his six career starts at Sonoma, Bowyer has three top five finishes, four top 10 finishes and has an average starting position of 11.2.
Bowyer has a series-high 455 green flag passes and an average running position of 16. 7.
Bowyer will be up front in the race on Sunday.
Before A.J. Allmendinger came to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he spent most of his time racing Champ Cars and other road course-style cars.
This year, Allmendinger won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race. He has proved to be very good on the road courses.
If Allmendinger’s past is not enough to take a chance with him on your team this week, the fact that he will be driving the car that dominated the race last year should be.
Last season Kurt Busch dominated the race in Sonoma in the No. 22 Penske Dodge. This week Allmendinger with take his shot ot driving the No. 22 to victory lane.
Other good picks: Kasey Kahne, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle and Ryan Newman