NASCAR fantasy preview: The Wonder from Down Under ready to shine

: Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 15, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for NASCAR)

 

: Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 15, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for NASCAR)

For the first time this season the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will be turning left and right as the series heads to Sonoma for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, the first road course race of the year.

One driver has been competitive almost everywhere this season and Sunday Marcos Ambrose could be poised to go all the way to victory lane. Ambrose won last year’s race at Watkins Glen and was fifth here last season. With the way Ambrose has been running this season he is the favorite to add another road course win to his resume this Sunday.

The three time Australian Super Car champion is constantly a force to be reckoned on the road courses and is always expected to shine. For Ambrose though the pressure to perform is the same on ovals and road courses. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.