The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the road-course in Sonoma, California this weekend, which can mean only two things.
We get to see something other than left turns, and the return of our beloved road-course ringers.
Among these “Ringers” includes Boris Said, who is always a threat when the circuit hits Infineon Raceway. He will be piloting the #08 No Fear Energy Drink Ford Fusion for the small team owned by John Carter of North Georgia. These guys are not just a favorite; They are a sentimental favorite.
Another “Ringer” in the field will be Ron Fellows. Fellows’ multi-turn skills make him a threat at all road-courses, but the car he is driving will make him downright scary. Fellows will be driving the #09 Miccosukee Dodge owned by James Finch. This team has already seen Victory Lane once in 2009 at Talladega. They will be out to prove that the ‘Dega win was no fluke.
Sonoma also marks the return of the beloved Canadian, Patrick Carpentier. The driver who once pledged to streak down pit road if he was voted into the All Star race will be substituting for Michael Waltrip in the #55 Napa Toyota. Driving Michael Waltrip Racing equipment should give Carpentier a good shot at a win.
Other “Ringers” racing at Infineon include PJ Jones, Brian Simo, Chris Cook, Brandon Ash, Tom Hubert and Max Papis.
Scott Pruitt is among popular “Ringers” not participating in Sunday’s race.