Fantasy NASCAR Similar Track Guide

Track

Track Type

Primary Similar Tracks

Secondary Similar Tracks

Notes

Atlanta

1.5 Mile High Tire Wear Intermediate Track

Homestead, Darlington and Auto Club

Charlotte, Kansas, Texas, Las Vegas and Michigan

Atlanta is a D-shaped oval where tires wear out extremely quick.

Auto Club

2.0 Mile High Tire Wear Intermediate Track

Darlington, Homestead and Michigan

Atlanta, Charlotte, Texas, Darlington, Homestead, Kansas and Las Vegas

Auto Club is a two-mile oval like Michigan, but the track surface is very different. Tire-wear is a big factor at this venue.

Bristol

Short Track

Unique

Dover

Study Bristol as a unique track.

Bristol Dirt

Short Track

Unique

Bristol (Not Dirt)

This will be the first dirt race by NASCAR’s premiere series since 1970. View it as unique, and don’t count on “Bristol Not-Dirt” to have a lot of correlation. 

Charlotte

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Kansas, Texas and Las Vegas

Auto Club, Homestead, Kansas, Darlington and Michigan.

Charlotte is a D-shaped oval like Atlanta and Texas. At Atlanta tire wear is extreme and at Texas it’s minimal. Charlotte is in the middle of the tire wear spectrum.

Charlotte Roval

Road Course

Daytona Road Course and Indy Road Course

Sonoma, Watkins Glen, COTA and Road America

Among the road courses, focus on studying “Rovals” for fantasy preparation but don’t neglect overall road course racing prowess. 

Circuit Of The Americas (COTA)

Road Course

Road America, Sonoma and Watkins Glen

Charlotte Roval and Daytona Road Course

Circuit Of The Americas is new for the 2021 schedule. Make sure you study drivers overall road course racing prowess. 

Darlington

Skill Intermediate Track

Unique

Homestead, Auto Club and Dover

Study Darlington as a unique track.

Daytona

Plate Track

Talladega

None

Daytona and Talladega are plate tracks but they race differently. Daytona is much more narrow and Talladega is a lot wider.

Daytona Road Course

Road Course

Charlotte Roval and Indy Road Course

Sonoma, Watkins Glen, COTA and Road America

For fantasy preparation for the Daytona Road Course I would focus on Rovals, but make sure you don’t overlook overall road course racing prowess.  

Dover

Skill Intermediate Track

Unique

Darlington and Bristol

Study Dover as a unique track. If you want to make a stretch you can say it’s similar to Darlington and Bristol.

Homestead

1.5 Mile High Tire Wear Intermediate Track

Atlanta, Darlington and Auto Club

Charlotte, Kansas, Texas and Las Vegas

Homestead is the most symmetrical 1.5 mile track on the schedule. What makes it a primary similar track to Atlanta and other venues listed is that tire wear is extreme.

Indianapolis

Big Flat Track

Pocono

Michigan and Auto Club

Pocono and Indy are the two big flat tracks on the schedule. I include Auto Club and Michigan as secondary similar tracks because big horse power is key here, and it’s also extremely important at those two venues.

Indy Road Course

Road Course

Charlotte Roval and Daytona Road Course

COTA, Road America, Watkins Glen and Sonoma

The Indy Road Course is new for NASCAR’s top series in 2021. I think Roval’s in particular will likely have the highest level of correlation among the road courses.  

Kansas

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Michigan and Las Vegas

Atlanta, Auto Club, Charlotte, Homestead and Texas

I view Kansas as sort of a “mini-Michigan.”

Las Vegas

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Kansas

Michigan, Charlotte and Texas

Las Vegas is an intermediate track where historically tire-wear hasn’t proven to be a huge issue. Track position is very important here.

Martinsville

Short Track

Unique

None

Study Martinsville as a unique track. It’s not comparable to any other track on the schedule.

Michigan

2.0 Mile Intermediate Track

Kansas and Auto Club

Las Vegas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Homestead and Texas

To prepare for Michigan study Kansas. It can be viewed as a “Mini-Michigan.”

Nashville

1.33 Mile Concrete Flat Intermediate

Unique

1.5’s and Pocono

Nashville is new for the 2021 schedule. I would say it’s an intermediate track, but it races a lot like a flat track.

New Hampshire

Shorter Flat Track

Richmond and Phoenix

Nashville

For fantasy preparation for New Hampshire, make sure you study how drivers performed at Richmond and Phoenix.

Phoenix

Shorter Flat Track

Richmond and New Hampshire

Nashville

New Hampshire and Richmond are two shorter-flat tracks where the level of correlation should be high. I view Phoenix as sort of a reverse Richmond.

Pocono

Big Flat Track

Indianapolis

Michigan and Auto Club

Pocono and Indy are the two big flat tracks on the schedule. I include Auto Club and Michigan as secondary similar tracks because big horse power is key here, and it’s also extremely important at those two venues.

Richmond

Shorter Flat Track / Short Track

New Hampshire and Phoenix

Nashville

New Hampshire and Phoenix are the two shorter-flat tracks where the level of correlation should be high. I view Richmond as sort of a reverse Phoenix.

Road America

Road Course

COTA, Sonoma and Watkins Glen

Indy Road Course, Charlotte Roval and Daytona Road Course.

Road America will be new for NASCAR’s premiere series in 2021. I would focus on studying non-rovals, but don’t neglect overall road course racing prowess. 

Sonoma

Road Course

Road America and COTA

Watkins Glen, Indy Road Course, Charlotte Roval and Daytona Road Course.

Sonoma is a very technical road course. Don’t neglect studying overall road course racing prowess. 

Talladega

Plate Track

Daytona

None

Daytona and Talladega are plate tracks but they race differently. Daytona is much more narrow and Talladega is a lot wider.

Texas

1.5 Mile Intermediate

Charlotte, Kansas and Las Vegas

Atlanta, Chicagoland, Michigan and Homestead

Texas was newly repaved for 2017. Prior races should no longer be considered relevant.

Watkins Glen

Road Course

COTA, Road America and Sonoma

Charlotte Roval, Indy Road Course and Daytona Road Course.

I view Watkins Glen as largely a unique track. That said, study overall road course racing prowess.