Toyota/Save Mart 350 Picks
SONOMA, CA (ATS CONSULTANTS) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its first of two trips to a road course today for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. Here are some drivers to consider in this race.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kevin Harvick is the favorite to win, as he has 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (5/1), Kurt Busch (6/1) and Marcose Ambrose (13/2).
Here are the drivers we like:
Busch has no problem contending on the road courses. He is a previous winner at Sonoma and he comes to this track with a driver rating of 107.8, which ranks second amongst today’s drivers. His average finish at Sonoma is only 16th, but with a good starting spot of fifth today, Busch should be near the front all race.
Not one that typically has short odds to win in NASCAR, Allmendinger is known for being a top driver on road courses. He has yet to win at Sonoma, but has a pair of top 10s at the track and he has also fared well at Watkins Glen, another road course. Allmendinger will start second, which is big, as it becomes hard to pass on road courses. Look for him to possibly earn his first Sprint Cup win today.
Stewart is also a driver that perennially competes in road races. He is a two-time winner at Sonoma and has an impressive average finish of 12.0 at the track. His driver rating there is 102.4, which ranks third behind Kurt Busch and Marcose Ambrose. Stewart will start 21st, which leaves him some work, but he knows where to pick his spots on this track.