NASCAR Draft Kit: 2022 Track Specialists

NASCAR Draft Kit: 2022 Track Specialists

This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.

The NASCAR 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 2022 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 and daily fantasy racing.

Short Track Specialists

These stats are based on tracks three-quarters of a mile or shorter and include: Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

1. Martin Truex Jr.
Car: 19                  
Owner: Joe Gibbs Racing                   
 Manufacturer: Toyota

NASCAR Short Track StatsRacesWinsPolesTop 5sTop 10s
Bristol310024
Martinsville3231915
Richmond3131814
Career94621933

Truex was on point with his short track performance in 2021.  The driver of the No. 19 Toyota racked up two victories (Martinsville and Richmond) and nabbed four Top-5 finishes at

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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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