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Go or Go Home Drivers: Who Will Make it at Infineon

Mike DiMauroSenior Writer IJune 19, 2008

When you look at the list of drivers this weekend, you see some road course "ringers" replacing some of the regulars. Here's how they will fair during qualifying this weekend:

Ron Fellows (#01): He'll be in because he is replacing Regan Smith this weekend.

Brandon Ash (#02): He'll not make it because he barely has the equipment to make it, but expect him not to make the show.

Patrick Carpentier (#10): His experience in the Indy Cars at this track will help him make the field.

Marcus Ambrose (#21): After the performance of Montréal last season and during the Nationwide Series this season, expect Ambrose to make his Sprint Cup debut at Infineon.

Brian Simo (#34): Like Ash before, he'll have the equipment that will barely make it. Expect him not to make the show.

Dario Franchitti (#40): After his racing career of Indy and F1, expect him to do well at the track.

Scott Pruett (#41): Like Fellows before, Pruett will be in because he is replacing Sorenson this weekend.

Terry Labonte (#45): 1996 Cup Champion, he's in. He's also replacing Kyle Petty this weekend, as he is in the TNT booth.

Boris Said (#60): Put Said in any type of racing car and he will do well. He'll be in on Sunday, barring any rain.

Max Papis (#66): Papis has been racing in a few other series and expect him in the race.

Scott Riggs (#70): This car is a toss up because Riggs could do well to be in the race. Luck will need to be on his side, though.

Joe Nemechek (#78): You could probably expect to see Joe Nemechek not racing on Sunday. Just too many great road course ringers qualifying this weekend.

A.J. Allmindinger (#84): He has been an improving driver this season, along with teammate Brian Vickers. Expect Allmindinger to make the race on Sunday.

J.J. Yeley (#96): Though Yeley has been struggling this season, you can expect him to make the show on Sunday.

Overall, the four cars that will not make the show would be #02, #34, #70 & #78. The #78 will make it and the #60 will not from that list if qualifying is cancelled. Owner points would determine starting order.

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