NASCAR: Four Predictions For The Toyota – Save Mart 350 At Sonoma

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Jun 28, 2015; Sonoma, CA, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (42) leads driver Kyle Busch (18) during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Cautions can be a common occurance at a track like Sonoma and can make for some of the best racing seen all season. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports /

Sonoma Will Be The Best Race of The Season so Far

Over the last month in NASCAR the biggest key to victory has been around fuel. We saw it at Pocono when Kurt Busch was trying to save as much as he could while holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and it was even talked about during Michigan before a late race caution erased any fuel saving strategy.

The idea of drivers saving fuel usually leads to a boring race; it comes down to there being too many green flag laps and not enough passing going on in the front of the field.

A track like Sonoma though doesn’t have the same issues that the cookie cutter tracks have, which can lead to exciting moments as drivers battle around the track.

In fact road course races like Sonoma or Watkins Glen can be filled with cautions and even end with a Green-White-Checkered finish. Drivers usually end up dueling it out for the lead as the final flag waves in the air, leading to some of the best racing NASCAR fans will see all year.

The Toyota – Save Mart 350 will be filled with high speeds, drivers bumping into each other and short tempers.

You’ll see a lot of cautions on Sunday and maybe even a Green-White-Checkered finish as drivers fight to win what will be the best race of the season so far.

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