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

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Tony Stewart isn’t the driver he once was and will struggle at Sonoma. Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports /

Tony Stewart Struggles at Sonoma

Tony Stewart had a solid finish at Michigan two weeks ago, ending up in seventh place after starting the race from third.

And now he heads to a track where he usually runs well since it’s a road course, the type of track Stewart excels at. And with an average finish of 12.41 at Sonoma, it would be easy to assume Stewart will run well on Sunday.

However, his last three attempts at the track have led to finishes of 12th, 19th and 28th. Also take in to consideration how poorly Smoke has run over the last two seasons of NASCAR and his chances of running well at Sonoma don’t look as good as they once did.

This is Smoke’s last season in NASCAR and after how poorly he’s run over the last couple of seasons, and all the things he’s dealt with off of the track, it’s hard to see him ever bounce back, even at road course where he’s run so well in the past.

Smoke won’t rise on Sunday as Tony Stewart continues to struggle during his final Sprint Cup season.

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