The start of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is a little over a week away. As the teams prepare for the 56th running of the Daytona 500, fantasy NASCAR players prepare their teams for the upcoming season.
Drivers who are good in fantasy NASCAR are not necessarily the drivers who finish at the top of the NASCAR point standings. To win, the championship drivers must perform well during the last 10 races of the season. In order to be the best in fantasy NASCAR, the driver must perform well throughout the season.
The usual drivers will be at the top of every fantasy NASCAR list, but finding the breakthrough drivers for the 2014 season will be the key to winning your league.
Matt Kenseth was expected to be a top-10 fantasy driver in 2013, but no one expected him to be the best driver in fantasy NASCAR. In 2012, Brad Keselowski came out of nowhere to be one of the most valuable fantasy drivers. Each season, a driver exceeds expectations and finishes up front in the standings.
The 2014 season will be exciting because of the new Chase for the Championship format. Drivers will have to take more risks, because they will be rewarded for winning races.
Here are the top 20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2014 season.