Said will be making his 17th career start at Sonoma Raceway and 53rd career Cup start. His best finish at Sonoma was sixth in 2003 and ’04. Earnhardt has never run in a Cup event at Sonoma or Watkins Glen International, the other road course on the circuit.
Said’s most recent Cup start was last year at Watkins Glen. He started 37th and finished 24th.