NASCAR Draft Kit: 2021 Track Specialists

NASCAR Draft Kit: 2021 Track Specialists

This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.

The NASCAR Cup Series presents as diverse a set of tracks as any racing series in the world.  From intermediate ovals to winding road courses, each track has its own special configuration and special set of characteristics.  This lineup of tracks is designed to test the NASCAR driver's ability in virtually every racing condition.  From the fantasy racing standpoint, it helps to know which drivers succeed at certain facilities.  Recent historical information gives us an edge, but we also need to be mindful of current trends and past statistical information in context.  We've taken a long look at both and come up with the drivers you need to have at certain style tracks in 2021 for fantasy racing success.  Here is our breakdown of track specialists to watch closely in this season.  This analysis is particularly helpful for weekly lineup leagues and daily fantasy racing.

Short Track Specialists

These stats are based on tracks three-quarters of a mile or shorter and include: Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

Brad Keselowski
Car: No. 2
Team: Penske Racing
Manufacturer: Ford

NASCAR Short Track StatsRacesWinsPolesTop 5Top 10
Bristol223067
Martinsville22201116
Richmond2222612
Career Totals66722335

Keselowski finished runner-up in the championship last season, and a big reason why was his performance on the small oval circuit.  The Penske Racing star grabbed Bristol and Richmond victories early last season

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Mark Taylor
Taylor is RotoWire's senior NASCAR writer. A nine-time FSWA finalist, Taylor was named the Racing Writer of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016 and 2017. He is also a military historian, focused specifically on World War II and the U.S. Navy's efforts in the Pacific.
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