NASCAR Draft Kit: 2018 Track Specialists
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2018 Track Specialists

This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.

The Monster Energy 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 2018 for fantasy racing success. Here is our breakdown of track specialists to watch closely in the upcoming season. This analysis is particularly helpful for weekly lineup leagues.

SHORT-TRACK SPECIALISTS

These stats are based on three-quarter-mile tracks or shorter, including Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

Kyle Busch

Car: 18


Owner: Joe Gibbs Racing
Manufacturer: Toyota

COURSERACESWINSPOLESTOP 5sTOP 10s
Bristol2561914
Martinsville25211314
Richmond25411518
Career751233746

Busch made another valiant effort at winning the championship last season, and a big key to that push was his short-track success. The Joe Gibbs Racing star raced like a boss on the bull ring circuit with victories at Bristol and Martinsville in the
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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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