2013 Fantasy NASCAR: Brad Keselowski Won’t Repeat Performance

By Adam McGill
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Last season was one of the most competitive NASCAR Sprint Cup finishes in recent years. Veteran Jimmie Johnson and youngster Brad Keselowski were neck-and-neck down the stretch, but Keselowski eventually won out in thrilling fashion.

In 2011, Keselowski won three races, along with 10 top-five finishes and 14 top-10 finishes. It was just his second full NASCAR season, but the youngster still managed to finish fifth in points. His 2011 season would be a foreshadowing to his amazing 2012 season.

Keselowski’s championship 2012 season was much more impressive. He finished with five victories, and also racked up 13 top-five finishes and 23 top-10 finishes in 36 races. That means in practically every single race last year, Keselowski was making fantasy NASCAR owners grin.

BK has become hands down the most consistent fantasy driver over the last two seasons. In 2011, his average finish was 15th place and last year, his average finish was 10th. These numbers are as reliable as they come, because all a fantasy owner can really ask for is a top-ten finish.

Regardless of his phenomenal 2012 fantasy season, Keselowski has to come back down to earth a little this year. Not many NASCAR drivers, outside of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, have won back-to-back titles in recent seasons, so expect someone else to be the number one fantasy driver this NASCAR in 2013.


Adam McGill is the Fantasy Sports Network Manager at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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