NASCAR Draft Kit: 2020 Sleepers & Busts
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2020 Sleepers & Busts

This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.

Of the articles that make up the NASCAR draft kit, this is probably the most important. Surprise drivers in both the positive and negative sense can make or break fantasy racing seasons. We all know what Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. can do, so there's little risk associated with those drivers, but it is the drivers who come out of nowhere to have huge seasons can take you to fantasy racing glory.  Denny Hamlin, William Byron and Ryan Blaney likely helped many to win their leagues last season.  While drivers like Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon and Daniel Suarez most likely ended your fantasy racing championship hopes by midseason. Identifying those drivers who will break-out and have career seasons, and those who are headed in the other direction for whatever reason is the key in fantasy racing success. Let's look at some of the drivers in 2020 you should make every effort to get, and those you should avoid at all costs.


Cole Custer
Car: No. 41
Team: Stewart Haas Racing
Manufacturer: Ford

2018 NASCAR Cup Series   3   0   0   0   0 N/A
Total   3   0   0   0   0 

The 2020 season promises to be the biggest season in years in terms of high-profile rookies.  Custer's star may be the brightest of the bunch.  Certainly, he will be inheriting the best team situation of

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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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