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Fantasy NASCAR Similar Track Guide

Track

Track Type

Primary Similar Tracks

Secondary Similar Tracks

Notes

Atlanta

1.5 Mile Low Wear Intermediate Track / Quasi Superspeedway

Daytona, Las Vegas, Kansas and Charlotte

Michigan, Texas and Talladega

Throw away your old Atlanta notes because it’s essentially a new track. For 2022, Atlanta’s been repaved and reconfigured. 

Auto Club

2.0 Mile High Tire Wear Intermediate Track

Darlington, Homestead and Michigan

Atlanta, 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

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, Atlanta 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

Daytona 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, Indy Road Course, Sonoma and Watkins Glen

Charlotte Roval and Daytona Road Course

Make sure you study drivers overall road course racing prowess. I would lean on that more then what happened in 2021 in the rain.

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

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.

Gateway

Shorter-Flat Track

New Hampshire, Richmond and Phoenix

Pocono

Gateway is new for 2022. I’m going to 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

Watkins Glen, Sonoma, COTA and Road America

Daytona Road Course and the Charlotte Roval

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

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, Atlanta, 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 Low Wear 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

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 and Phoenix

Gateway

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

Gateway and 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 (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 and Phoenix

Nashville and Gateway

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 was 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 Low Wear Intermediate

Charlotte, Kansas, Las Vegas and Atlanta

Michigan, Auto Club and Homestead

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

Watkins Glen

Road Course

COTA, Road America, Indy Road Course and Sonoma

Charlotte Roval and Daytona Road Course.

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