Ringers will do well, but expect a regular to win at Sonoma

Sonoma brings the first road-course race of the season and with that the ringers who specialize in turning left and right. But expect a regular to win Sunday, especially with drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart around, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: June 27, 2008, 2:46 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

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When the dust cleared at Sonoma in 2007, Juan Pablo Montoya had earned his first Sprint Cup victory.

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