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Which Would I Use for Watkins Glen or Infineon: A "Ringer" or Normal Driver?

Jeremy TurnerSenior Analyst IJune 25, 2008

There isn't going to be a long, detailed article here. I want people to post their comments on a simple question...

If you were a team owner (such as Jack Roush, Richard Childress, etc.), would you unseat one of your lower drivers and put in a "road course only" driver...or would you stick with your normal driver and let him try his luck?

I will answer my own question to get things rolling.

I would keep my normal driver.

Kyle Busch or David Gilliland would not be called road course drivers, but yet they finished 1-2 respectively on Sunday. Pit strategy did have a hand to play in it...but look at Jeff Gordon, who finished 3rd.

He has gained experience racing on these road courses and has earned his claim as a great road course driver.

But yet pulling a young driver to put in a "road course only" driver can help if that driver does prove his ability in the race...but as we have seen...these "ringer" drivers have not exactly shown they are the choice when it comes to Infineon or Watkins Glen.

Anyways, just post your answer below. And if anyone wants, in their post, keep a tally of who answers regular driver and who answers "ringer".

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