The Average Starting Position of the race winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the last 7 races run here is 8th.
What percent of ALL NASCAR RACES at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been won from a starting position of 5th PLACE OR BETTER?
What percent of ALL NASCAR RACES at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been won from a starting position of 15th PLACE OR BETTER?
What percent of ALL NASCAR RACES at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been won from a starting position OUTSIDE OF THE TOP-20?
Compare NASCAR Cup Series drivers and their starting positions for each race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since the 2011 NASCAR season.
Look for trends that may reveal that a driver is consistent in performance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway or whether hit-or-miss.
Using a driver's start position history or even going with the driver(s) starting up front on a per-race basis can help you gain some points in fantasy NASCAR.
First, it could be a way to take advantage of earning a few extra bonus points each race if your league awards extra points for the first few starting positions. Those extra points can add up through the season and be what separates you from the other players.
Also, some track it is just harder to pass than others. A driver starting up front not only gets the benefit of starting the race up front but also was able to pick the best pit stall to give that extra benefit of a fast pit road exit.
Another consideration is that if the driver was fast enough to qualify up front chances are the car is good and they could continue that domination through the race.
These are just a few things to consider and reason enough to at least look at when selecting drivers for your fantasy NASCAR team.