NASCAR makes its first of two stops yearly at a road course. If it is June, then the haulers must be unloading at Sonoma Raceway, in the heart of California’s Wine Country. This storied racing facility has been known by two other names, Infineon Raceway, and Sears Point, named after the long time landowner, Franklin Sears.
Our Sonoma Picks
It appears that one third of the fantasy league are historians. I say that because seven players have chosen, as their pick, the driver who won the race last year- ol Kylie Busch! Those seven players, Karen The Extremely Opinionated Southern Belle, Bobby Blue Crush, Doug The Former Mudslinger and Psychic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude, Kathy The Church Forecloser, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Newlywed, Cole the On Demand Baseball Player, and lastly our resident accountant Dan the Numbers Cruncher.
On first glance it would appear that these seven players must be hard core students of NASCAR. But on second glance it could be that these seven players just took the easy way out and remembered that “The Shrub” pulled out a victory at this road course shortly after returning to the cockpit after his devastating injury at Daytona!
Meanwhile, Carole, aka Rudy, Jim,aka Chiefy, Jeremy The Coach, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit are all in with A.J Allmendinger, a very good road racer in his own right. With his background in road racing the Los Gatos, CA is always a threat to grab the victory at Sonoma, as well as the Glen!
On the other hand, Lonna the Quilt Angel, Skid-Marc, and Captain Dude, aka Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are betting the farm that the driver formally known as “The Outlaw”, but has since revamped his image, did some major house cleaning, and returned his given name of Kurt Busch over the door jam of his race car will drive his No. 41 SHR Chevy into Victory Lane Sunday.
Lastly, Linda The Cookie Mom and A&M Aggie Sue are teaming up to root Carl Edwards to victory Sunday.
That leaves six players this week that are professing their independence, or as I like to term them–they be in bidnez for themselves!
Good luck to all this week!
PS: For those who have never been to Sonoma Raceway it stands on the NW intersection of Highway 37 and Highway 121, right on edge of the North side of San Francisco Bay. When the sun goes down on the bay and lights come on from “The City”, you can see the San Francisco nightline very clearly!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!