Fantasy NASCAR Similar Track Guide

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Track

Track Type

Primary Similar Tracks

Secondary Similar Tracks

Notes

Atlanta

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Charlotte, Chicagoland, Homestead and Auto Club

Darlington, Kansas, Kentucky, Las Vegas and Michigan

Atlanta is a D-shaped oval where tires wear out extremely quick. That mean’s studying speed over long runs is of utmost importance.

Auto Club

2.0 Mile Intermediate Track

Chicagoland and Michigan

Atlanta, Charlotte, Texas, Darlington, Homestead, Kansas, Kentucky, 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.

Charlotte

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Atlanta and Texas

Auto Club, Chicagoland, Homestead, Kansas, Kentucky, Las Vegas and Michigan.

Charlotte is a D-shaped oval like Atlanta and Texas but between the three tire-wear isn’t as big of an issue here.

Chicagoland

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Atlanta, Homestead and Auto Club Speedway

Charlotte, Kansas, Kentucky, Las Vegas and Michigan.

Chicagoland is an intermediate track where studying speed over long runs is key to making a good fantasy NASCAR pick. Tire-wear is a big factor at this venue.

Darlington

Skill Intermediate Track

Unique

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.

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 Intermediate Track

Atlanta and Chicagoland

Auto Club, Charlotte, Kansas, Kentucky, Las Vegas and Michigan

Homestead is the most symmetrical 1.5 mile track on the schedule. What makes it a primary similar track to Atlanta, Chicagoland and Texas is tire-wear.

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.

Kansas

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Michigan and Las Vegas

Atlanta, Auto Club, Charlotte, Chicagoland, Homestead, Kentucky and Texas

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

Kentucky

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Las Vegas and Kansas

Atlanta, Auto Club, Chicagoland, Charlotte, Homestead, Michigan and Texas

Kentucky is being changed in 2016. The track is getting repaved and turns 1 and 2 are getting more banking.

Las Vegas

1.5 Mile Intermediate Track

Kansas

Michigan, Atlanta, Charlotte, Auto Club, Homestead, Kentucky 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, Chicagoland, Homestead, Kentucky and Texas

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

New Hampshire

Shorter Flat Track

Richmond and Phoenix

None

For fantasy preparation make sure you study how drivers performed at Richmond and Phoenix, the other two shorter flat tracks on the schedule.

Phoenix

Shorter Flat Track

Richmond and New Hampshire

None

New Hampshire and Richmond are the other two shorter-flat tracks. 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

None

New Hampshire and Phoenix are the other two shorter-flat tracks. I view Richmond as sort of a reverse Phoenix.

Sonoma

Road Course

Unique

Watkins Glen

I would urge you to study Sonoma as a unique track. Between the two road courses it’s a more technical track.

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

Kentucky

Las Vegas, Kansas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicagoland, Michigan and Homestead

This season Texas should be viewed as an entirely new track. It’s being repaved and reconfigured.

Watkins Glen

Road Course

Unique

Sonoma

I view Watkins Glen as largely a unique track. The two road courses race differently. Watkins Glen is more of a high-speed venue and in my opinion it’s easier to navigate which brings more drivers into play.