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Fantasy NASCAR Similar Track Guide

Track

Track Type

Primary Similar Tracks

Secondary Similar Tracks

Notes

Atlanta

1.5 Mile Quasi Superspeedway

Daytona

Talladega, Las Vegas, Kansas and Charlotte

Throw away your old Atlanta notes because it’s a new track following the repave/reconfigure. 

Auto Club

2.0 Mile High Tire Wear Intermediate Track

Darlington, Homestead and Michigan

Charlotte, Texas, 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

Dirt Short Track

Unique

Bristol (Not Dirt)

Study “Bristol Dirt” as a unique track. The dirt surface is a game changer.

Charlotte

1.5 Mile Low Wear Intermediate Track

Kansas, Texas and Las Vegas

Auto Club, Homestead, and Michigan.

Charlotte is a D-shaped oval, but it’s starting to become more of a unique track with others reconfiguring over the years. Put emphasis on studying low-wear 1.5 mile tracks.

Charlotte Roval

Road Course

Indy RC

Sonoma, Watkins Glen, COTA and the Chicago Street Course

“Rovals” are generally unique tracks. I would focus on studying overall track history first and then overall recent road course racing prowess. 

Chicago Street Course

2.1 Mile Street Course

Unique

Sonoma, Charlotte Roval, COTA, Indy RC and Watkins Glen

To approach the Chicago Street Course, I would view it as a unique track but focus on overall road course racing prowess.

Circuit Of The Americas (COTA)

Road Course

Sonoma and Watkins Glen

Charlotte Roval, Indy Road Course and Chicago Street Course

Make sure you study drivers overall road course racing prowess.

Darlington

High Tire Wear Skill Intermediate Track

Unique

Homestead, Auto Club and Dover

Study Darlington as a unique track, but also study how driver have performed at high-tire wear tracks.

Daytona

Superspeedway

Talladega

None

Daytona and Talladega are the two big superspeedways 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.

Gateway

Shorter-Flat Track

New Hampshire, Richmond and Phoenix

None

Gateway was new for 2022. I view it as a “Big” shorter-flat track. It’s 1.25-miles and the other shorter-flat tracks are 1.0 miles or less. 

Homestead

1.5 Mile High Tire Wear Intermediate Track

Darlington and Auto Club

Charlotte, Kansas, Texas and Las Vegas

Homestead is the most symmetrical 1.5 mile track on the schedule. Tire wear is extreme at this south Florida track.

Indy Road Course

Road Course

Unique

Watkins Glen, Sonoma, Charlotte Roval, COTA and the Chicago Steet Course

The Indy Road Course was new for NASCAR’s top series in 2021. Although it is “Roval” like, I think traditional road courses have higher correlation. 

Kansas

1.5 Mile Low Wear Intermediate Track

Michigan and Las Vegas

Auto Club, Charlotte, Homestead and Texas

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

Los Angeles Coliseum 

.25 Mile Short Track

Unique

Martinsville

The Coliseum is a unique short track that is half the size of Martinsville with even less banking. 

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

New Hampshire and North Wilkesboro

Study Martinsville as a unique track. It’s not comparable to any other track on the schedule. New Hampshire can be comparable, but only loosely.

Michigan

2.0 Mile Low Wear Intermediate Track

Kansas and Auto Club

Las Vegas, 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

Dover, Richmond and Phoenix

Nashville is a unique track. It’s 1.33 miles and concrete. It’s almost a mix between Dover and some shorter-flat tracks.

New Hampshire

Shorter Flat Track

Richmond, Gateway and Phoenix

North Wilkesboro and Martinsville

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

North Wilkesboro

.625 Mile Short Track

Unique

Martinsville, New Hampshire and Richmond

I view North Wilkesboro as sort of a bigger Martinsville with slightly more banking. It has a unique uphill backstretch and downhill front stretch. The banking is 14 degrees in the turns and 3 degrees in the straightaways. 

Phoenix

Shorter Flat Track

Richmond, Gateway and New Hampshire

Nashville and North Wilkesboro

Gateway, New Hampshire and Richmond are three shorter-flat tracks where the level of correlation should be high.

Pocono

Big Flat Track

Indianapolis (RIP)

Michigan and Auto Club

I include Auto Club and Michigan as secondary similar tracks because big horse power (making speed down straightaways) is key here.

Richmond

Shorter Flat Track / Short Track

New Hampshire, Gateway and Phoenix

Nashville and Gateway

Tire wear is higher at Richmond than it is at other shorter-flat tracks. Make sure you study how drivers ran at Phoenix, New Hampshire and Gateway.

Sonoma

Road Course

Watkins Glen and COTA

Indy Road Course, Charlotte Roval and the Chicago Street Course

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

Talladega

Superspeedway

Daytona

Atlanta

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

Texas

1.5 Mile Low Wear Intermediate

Charlotte, Kansas and Las Vegas 

Michigan, Auto Club and Homestead

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

Watkins Glen

Road Course

COTA and Sonoma

Charlotte Roval, Indy RC and the Chicago Street Course

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