David Gilliland – Gilliland races every week but I think he should be classified as a road course ringer. One advantage he has over the other road course ringers in this post is that he races every week. That’s a big advantage because not all of these road course ringers will be comfortable in their equipment. Infineon is David Gilliland’s home track and he’s raced here quite a bit in other lower forms of racing. In the Sprint Cup series he’s had some success at Sonoma. In 2008 he finished 2nd and last season he finished 12th.
Robby Gordon – At Infineon we’ll have our first Robby Gordon sighting at a Sprint Cup event since Phoenix. The #1 worry regarding Robby Gordon has to be how good is his equipment. He’s DNF’ed in his two races this year. One DNF was engine related and the other was brakes related. Throughout his career he’s had some success at Infineon. In 2003 he won in RCR equipment and in 2010 he finished 2nd in his own ride. Last season Gordon started in 28th and finished 18th. One weakness every time Gordon races here is that he gets poor fuel mileage.