Bring out the "Said Heads" as Boris Said is back in Sonoma

By Chris Creighton

Well once again Boris Said has been called to NASCAR’s premier division, The Sprint Cup Series as he heads off to tame the winding Road Courses in Wine Country, Sonoma California.

Talent is put to true test with patience and delicacy. Equipment has to show its durability to flex with the “Chrome Horn”, and versatility to move left and right in a seemingly left turn series. Combined with it all leads to great diversity for drivers that duke it out to see who will be the best race car driver in the world.

“Road Ringers”(road course specialist), a term we use to describe the drivers from other series of cars that mainly race on road courses, have become popular in our sport on the weekends that we show up on these tracks. Teams that are fighting for point’s, or drivers that have special sponsors that are willing to pick up race tab combine together for a weekend with the Cup garage.

13 years ago a “Road Ringer” by the name of Boris Said, entered our sport. From that point on Boris has integrated his fans from his road course racing to the beloved NASCAR series. Every single time our series shows up at one of our sanctioned road courses, you are almost guaranteed to run into “A Said Head”.

Normally it would not be cool for someone to make fun of someone else, but in this case it is respected and very funny. Grown guys and gals infiltrate through the stands and breeze ways displaying their own version of a 1970’s looking perm wig. Sometimes the wig is colored and dyed, other times just very…. Well PERMY!

Boris Said may just have the best hair in NASCAR, whether it is your style or not, the guy brings attention to the race track. His ability to drive is unquestioned, but Boris has yet to secure that 1st win in his 13 years of showing up at the race track in the Sprint Cup Series.

This weekend, Boris will be climbing into the #32 FAS Lane Ford, owned by former Sprint Cup crew chief Frankie Stoddard. He will be making his 44 career start in Sprint Cup and his 13th start at Sonoma , where he has 5 top 10 finishes, 3 DNF’s and a pole. Boris’s best finish at Sonoma is 6th twice (2006; 2007).

Chris Creighton is a NASCAR writer for You can also follow him on Twitter at @nascar28_chris.

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