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Boris Said to race at Sonoma for Jeffrey Earnhardt

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LEXINGTON, OH - AUGUST 15: Boris Said, driver of the Monster Energy Toyota, talks to his crew before qualifying at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15, 2015 in Lexington, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Circle Sport with The Motorsports Group announced Tuesday that road racer Boris Said will drive the team’s No. 33 car this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in place of Jeffrey Earnhardt.

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.

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