When you look at the list of drivers this weekend, you see some road course "ringers" replacing some of the regulars. Here's how they will fair during qualifying this weekend:
Ron Fellows (#01): He'll be in because he is replacing Regan Smith this weekend.
Brandon Ash (#02): He'll not make it because he barely has the equipment to make it, but expect him not to make the show.
Patrick Carpentier (#10): His experience in the Indy Cars at this track will help him make the field.
Marcus Ambrose (#21): After the performance of Montréal last season and during the Nationwide Series this season, expect Ambrose to make his Sprint Cup debut at Infineon.
Brian Simo (#34): Like Ash before, he'll have the equipment that will barely make it. Expect him not to make the show.
Dario Franchitti (#40): After his racing career of Indy and F1, expect him to do well at the track.
Scott Pruett (#41): Like Fellows before, Pruett will be in because he is replacing Sorenson this weekend.
Terry Labonte (#45): 1996 Cup Champion, he's in. He's also replacing Kyle Petty this weekend, as he is in the TNT booth.
Boris Said (#60): Put Said in any type of racing car and he will do well. He'll be in on Sunday, barring any rain.
Max Papis (#66): Papis has been racing in a few other series and expect him in the race.
Scott Riggs (#70): This car is a toss up because Riggs could do well to be in the race. Luck will need to be on his side, though.
Joe Nemechek (#78): You could probably expect to see Joe Nemechek not racing on Sunday. Just too many great road course ringers qualifying this weekend.
A.J. Allmindinger (#84): He has been an improving driver this season, along with teammate Brian Vickers. Expect Allmindinger to make the race on Sunday.
J.J. Yeley (#96): Though Yeley has been struggling this season, you can expect him to make the show on Sunday.
Overall, the four cars that will not make the show would be #02, #34, #70 & #78. The #78 will make it and the #60 will not from that list if qualifying is cancelled. Owner points would determine starting order.
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