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This will be Ambrose’s first real chance at making the Chase. Though he has proven himself as a consistent driver on the 1.5 mile tracks, he excels on the road courses. It’s the type of track he raced on while in Australia, and his only two career victories have been on the road course at Watkins Glen. With a win this weekend, Ambrose could give himself his first berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
The road course races are notorious for having what are known as “road course specialists.” These are the drivers who don’t normally race in the Sprint Cup Series on a regular basis, but are sometimes put into a car to test out a certain team’s road course program, or just try to steal the win. This weekend, Boris Said will take to the track and try to steal the victory.
This season’s rookie class has been incredible, with the top two rookies of Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson racing hard for the Rookie of the Year. This weekend, we’ll get to see what they’re really made of. Not many drivers can master the art of road course racing in an entire career, let alone one race. It will be interesting to see how these two drivers fare at one of NASCAR’s toughest tracks.
The Toyota/Save Mart 350 is this Sunday. If you aren’t going to the race, it can be seen at 3:00 p.m. EST on TNT.