NASCAR Draft Kit: 2021 Driver Rankings

NASCAR Draft Kit: 2021 Driver Rankings

This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.

Below are our driver rankings and outlooks for the 2021 NASCAR season.

1. Kevin Harvick He may have come up short in the title chase last season, but Harvick's dominance is undeniable.  The Stewart Haas Racing star hung nine victories on the wall and 20 Top-5 finishes last season.  His past three seasons have seen the driver of the No. 4 Ford average seven wins and 27 Top 10s for those campaigns.  Harvick is without question the most dominant and most productive driver in NASCAR's top division.  While it may not equal championships due to NASCAR's playoff format, it does equal dominating production that can be relied on in fantasy racing leagues.  Rodney Childers will continue to call the shots from the crew chief position and he will guide Harvick to another multi-win, championship-contending campaign in 2021.

2. Chase Elliott The 25-year-old driver pulled the clutch performance of last season, winning three of the last five races during the playoffs and captured the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship.  Elliott will have a tall task for an encore performance in 2021.  However, we believe we've yet to see the best from this growing driver.  The Hendrick Motorsports star posted five wins and 22 Top-10 finishes last season, which were career-best marks.  Now we'll get to see if Elliott and crew chief, Alan Gustafson, can build on that performance.  Considering that the youngster is currently the most dominant driver in NASCAR on the road circuits, you have to like his

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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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