Rights & Lefts? Road racing in Sonoma

As I review my pre-race fantasy predictions, I realize I am at my perennial crossroads when it comes to road-racing: do you go with strong road-racing skills or strong equipment or both? Right now, I’m thinking both.

My huge dilemma right now is choosing between two very decent road-racers with almost exact records: Clint Bowyer with an average finish of 11.2 and Juan Pablo Montoya with an impressive 9.0. Normally this would be a non-brainer, you go with Juan, former Indy 500 champion and Formula 1 racer extraordinaire. The man knows how to turn left and right, save fuel and pass in the corners. However, track position is key here and Juan hasn’t had a stellar season. Juan starts in 12 and Clint starts in 6th. Hmm.

I’m thinking Juan is a very low risk. He has to get a win to even be in contention for the Chase, so he edges out Clint in the more motivated category. OK. Juan it is; I think ….

Curious where I started my fantasy pick pondering? Check out this week’s NASCAR Fantasy Fusion column. Click Here.

Enjoy the race, and those rare left and right turn combinations!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Travis Rowe
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 11:36:52

    I’m in the same scenario myself. As it stands Bowyer will make The Chase based on points (9th), but he can’t afford to lose any ground. With that being said, I expect Montoya to be more aggressive today. I won’t be using either driver 9 times in Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing, so that isn’t a factor in my decision making process. All things being equal I like the driver with no reservations. Montoya will also be less expensive in salary cap formats. I’m using Montoya. Good luck at Sonoma!

  2. caroldag1
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:33:07

    Thanks for your comment Travis. I just hope nothing wonky happens like Montoya blowing an engine. Did I just say that? Of course, lots of wonky things will happen, it is a road race after all and tempers will definitely flare and engines will be used up. (Oh no, where does Kurt Busch start? I digress …) Yesterday’s Road America race was telling about the importance of track position, but Juan will surely cut through traffic, right? I’m hoping so. Enjoy the race Travis!

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