Kansas Speedway is a high-speed 1.5-mile track but it is a lot different from the other tracks on the schedule. The track that was most similar to Kansas was Chicago Speedway but the Cup Series no longer competes in the Windy City. This week we need to focus on the driver’s performances at Kansas in the current aero package when we look at the stats.
Brad Keselowski said after last year’s race at Kansas, “This is a very frustrating track. Most drivers can run wide open for 25-30 laps before the tires begin to wear and force the drive to back out of the throttle a bit. It is tough to make a pass when both cars are running wide-open. You almost have to run the race like a Superspeedway and take advantage of runs when you get them.” Drivers who have been good in the draft have run well at Kansas in the current aero package.
Kansas Speedway is starting to age and wear out tires fastest than it has in the past. It was a rough winter in the Midwest this year. I know because I live 3 hours from the track. I expect the race to be even more abrasive this year and wear out the Goodyear’s faster. So Brad Keselowski said it takes 25-30 laps for the tires to wear down. It may take 20-25 laps this year.
Here are the stats you need to know for the Buschy McBusch Race 400…
Driver Rating at Kansas (2019 -2020)
Driver Rating is always a good statistic to use because it incorporates a little bit of everything throughout the race and paints a picture of which drivers had the fast cars. There is an art to running fast at Kansas. Drivers need to keep their momentum going and weave in out of traffic when they have a run. The Driver Rating shows the drivers who are the best at Kansas.
Fastest Late in a Run at Kansas (2019 – 2020)
This will be the most important stat to use Sunday. The tires will eventually wear down over a long run. The racing groove at Kansas typically moves around too. The drivers who are the best at managing their tires and searching for grip on the track will be up front Sunday. The Fastest Late in a Run chart shows the drivers who are the best at maintaining their speed over a long run.
Laps Led at Kansas (2019 – 2020)
This is good information for your DFS Contests. It shows which drivers have led the most laps at Kansas over the last two seasons. These drivers will likely be the dominators for your DFS Lineups.
Fastest Laps at Kansas (2019 – 2020)
This is good information for your DFS Contests. It shows which drivers have led the most fastest laps scored at Kansas over the last two seasons. These drivers will score a lot of dominator points for your DFS lineups this week.
*Stats from NASCAR Media Website
** Photos from NASCAR Media Website
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