Sunday, June 26, 2016

2016 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Betting Notes

A.J. Allmendinger is trying to make 2016 Chase, road course is it.
Two weeks ago at Michigan, AJ Allmendinger was listed at 500-1 odds at the Westgate Las Vegas to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. This week he’s 7-1.

Why such a disparity? It all rests with his skills on the road courses, and the series races in Northern California on Sunday with the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on Sonoma Raceway’s 1.99-mile, 12-turn layout.

Allmendinger’s 2014 win at Watkins Glen International, the other road course on the schedule, propelled him as an automatic qualifier into his first Chase. That victory is the only one of his career.

The road courses are all about the driver — who can enter and exit the turns fastest. And it can be argued that he’s the best, especially now that Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose and Juan Pablo Montoya are no longer in the series.

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