Power Rankings: Michigan/Sonoma

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Chip Ganassi Racing

Kyle Larson has no career top-10 finishes in three tries at Sonoma, but hey -- he’s Kyle Larson. He has a shot every week these days.

-1
Furniture Row Racing

Martin Truex Jr. shocked the world a bit by winning at Sonoma in 2013. Expect him to be in the mix on Sunday, and don't be surprised by it. Truex has been bringing his A-game in 2017.

1
Joe Gibbs Racing

On the road to recovery from his 2015 Daytona wreck, Busch picked up his first win of that season at Sonoma. He's winless again in 2017, but running well. He could be sipping wine Sunday evening.

-1
Stewart-Haas Racing

Harvick has been running at the finish in all 16 of his Sonoma starts, no small feat at the notorious road course.

1
Hendrick Motorsports

Johnson has just a single win at his home state track, but does have more top 10s (nine) than any other active driver.

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Hendrick Motorsports

You'd think another Michigan runner-up for Elliott would be frustrating for the Hendrick Motorsports driver, but he's put together a nice three-race stretch of top-10s. That first win should come soon.

-2
Team Penske

Keselowski has had some really strong road course runs, so it’s somewhat surprising that he has just a single top-10 at Sonoma -- and it came six years ago.

Chip Ganassi Racing

McMurray -- who is among the sport’s better road course racers -- has a bizarre stat line at Sonoma. He has the most poles among active drivers (three), but has only finished in the top 10 twice in 14 starts.  

1
Joe Gibbs Racing

Last year’s runner-up was booted out of the way by Tony Stewart coming around the final turn. Now that ‘Smoke’ has hung it up, look for Hamlin to emerge victorious. Dark horse pick of the week.

3
Team Penske

Logano has a pair of top-five finishes at the California track the past two years, and he’s rolling off one of his best runs of the season. This could be the Team Penske driver's turning point.

1
Joe Gibbs Racing

Remarkably, despite running the most laps at Sonoma among active drivers, Kenseth has only finished in the top 10 once (2008).

-3
Wood Brothers Racing

There isn't much to go on from Blaney’s only career start at Sonoma -- started 26th, finished 23rd -- so he’s a bit of a wildcard for Sunday. That said -- with how he’s been performing in 2017, expect a much better result.

2
Stewart-Haas Racing

Busch has the most top-fives (seven) and most laps led (197) among active drivers at Sonoma. It could be a monster weekend for the Daytona 500 champ.

Roush Fenway Racing

Stenhouse is a lot of things as a driver -- but a road course ringer is not one of them. He’ll be looking to improve upon his average finish of 26.0 at Sonoma on Sunday.

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Stewart-Haas Racing

The No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing car won this race -- albeit with a different driver -- last year, but the current driver (Bowyer) is pretty good at Sonoma, too. The veteran has the second-most top-five finishes (six) and the best average finish (11.5) among actives.

Richard Childress Racing

Despite never winning on a road course in 30 tries, Newman’s 12.3 average finish at Sonoma is good for second in the series.

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Furniture Row Motorsports

Jones is progressing, but Sonoma will be a challenge for him. In three road course starts at the XFINITY Series level (Road America, Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen), he has but one top 10.

2
Roush Fenway Racing

Bayne has never finished in the top 10 at Sonoma and has seen his performance dip slightly over the past month. He could be on a downward swing, with some others hot on his heels.

Joe Gibbs Racing

Keep an eye on Suarez this weekend. While he’s never won on a road course, he showed significant gains on them in the XFINITY Series last year compared to 2015.

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Richard Childress Racing

Dillon likely wouldn’t list road courses among his skills on his resume, but it's OK -- he’s got his sights set on Daytona the following week, where he’ll contend for a win.