Fantasy NASCAR Rankings For 2013 Toyota/ Save Mart 350
Fantasy Rankings For Toyota/ Save Mart 350
Race: Toyota/ Save Mart 350
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Location: Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, CA
Past Winners: Clint Bowyer (2012), Kurt Busch (2011), Jimmie Johnson (2010), Kasey Kahne (2009), Kyle Busch (2008), Juan Pablo Montoya (2007), Jeff Gordon (2006), Tony Stewart (2005), Jeff Gordon (2004), Robby Gordon (2003), Ricky Rudd (2002), Tony Stewart (2001), Jeff Gordon (2000), Jeff Gordon (1999), Jeff Gordon (1998), Mark Martin (1997), Rusty Wallace (1996), Dale Earnhardt (1995)
2012 Results: 1. Clint Bowyer 2. Tony Stewart 3. Kurt Busch 4. Brian Vickers 5. Jimmie Johnson 6. Jeff Gordon 7. Greg Biffle 8. Marcos Ambrose 9. A.J. Allmendinger 10. Joey Logano 11. Jeff Burton 12. Brad Keselowski 13. Matt Kenseth 14. Kasey Kahne 15. Casey Mears 16. Kevin Harvick 17. Kyle Busch 18. Ryan Newman 19. Jamie McMurray 20. Paul Menard 21. Carl Edwards 22. Martin Truex Jr. 23. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 24. Bobby Labonte 25. Scott Speed 26. David Gilliland 27. David Ragan 28. Aric Almirola 29. Boris Said 30. Josh Wise
The Sonoma Raceway is a brutal 2.52-mile road course and it constantly leaves fantasy NASCAR fans frustrated. The numerous tight turns result in several accidents each year, so fantasy fans should be prepared to have a backup plan.
To help you draft this week, here are the top-20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2013 Toyota/ Save Mart 350.
20. Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne – Kahne has already racked up five top-five finishes this year and is in the middle of a breakout campaign. However, he has never done well at Sonoma and has looked absolutely horrible in practice this week.
19. Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth – Kenseth has three wins this year, but the veteran has never done well at Sonoma. He has only cracked the top-10 once in 13 years and the star has never led a single lap here.
18. Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin – Hamlin has not cracked the top-30 at Sonoma in three straight years.
17. Mark Martin
Mark Martin – Over his last 16 starts at Sonoma, Martin has 15 top-20 finishes. He also won this race in 1997 and cracked the top-five six times. The super veteran may not be a threat to win the race, but he should easily crack the top-20.
16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Junior has not cracked the top-10 at Sonoma in 13 attempts. Now factor in that he will start the road race back in 26th and it may be better to simply avoid Junior this Sunday.
15. Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski – For the 11th time this year, Keselowski finds himself starting outside of the top-10 (18th). He may be the defending Sprint Cup Champion, but he only has one top-9 finish in his last 10 races.
14. Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards – Edwards will start this year in third. However, he only has one top-10 finish in his last four trips to Sonoma, and the last time Edwards started this race in third he finished all the way back in 23rd.
13. Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch – Busch has failed to crack the top-10 at Sonoma in four straight years.
12. Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ is another youngster that loves these types of road courses. He will start this race in 14th and will stay towards the front of the pack all race long.
11. Joey Logano
Joey Logano – Logano will start this race in eighth. He has two top-10 finishes in the last four trips to Sonoma and has previously done quite well on road courses.
10. Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya – JPM has four top-10 finishes at Sonoma and the former Indy car star loves this road course.
9. Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick – Harvick has been the hottest driver this spring. In his last eight races, he has seven top-11 finishes and two wins.
8. Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle – Biffle has finished inside the top-seven at Sonoma in four of the last seven years.
7. Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer – Bowyer won the Save Mart 350 last year after leading 71 laps. He will start this year in fifth, so expect another very strong showing from the #15 car.
6. Jamie McMurray
Jamie McMurray – McMurray will start on the pole in Sonoma and Mr. McDonalds has been driving beautifully all week in practice. A top-10 finish this weekend seems all but guaranteed.
5. Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch – Busch finished third here last year and he won it the year before. He will start seventh this year and will be one of the best sleeper picks this weekend.
4. Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon – JG has won at Sonoma a record five times throughout his illustrious career. This is one weekend to take a shot on the Rainbow Warrior.
3. Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson – Johnson has four consecutive top-five finishes at Sonoma. He may be starting the race back in 19th, but expect him to slowly start making his way to the front of the pack.
2. Marcos Ambrose
Marcos Ambrose – Ambrose was flying in practice with a time of 94.049 MPH. He will start the race in second place and will be a heavy favorite in Sonoma this Sunday.
1. Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart – Stewart has cracked the top-15 in 13 of his 15 career trips to Sonoma. He has won here twice and finished second three times.