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The Drivers who Struggle on Concrete

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Yesterday, we took a look at drivers who race well on the concrete tracks of Bristol, Nashville, and Dover. However, concrete has not been quite as kind to other drivers in the NASCAR garage. Here is a look at five drivers who struggle on concrete.

Ryan Blaney

By the Numbers: 0 Wins; 4 Top-5s; 9 Top 10s; 539 Laps Led; 28 Races

Breakdown: Blaney has struggles overall on concrete race tracks. His average finish on all three of these concrete tracks is no better than 18.2. He has had a few solid runs at Bristol Motor Speedway, but his first race at Nashville was not very kind to him.

AJ Allmendinger

By the Numbers: 0 Wins; 0 Top-5s; 5 Top-10s; 206 Laps Led; 47 Races

Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger had failed to find the top-5 in any of his 47 races on concrete. Being a road course racer, he seems to have had a hard time figuring out some of these race tracks. However, he did have one of the greatest saves in NASCAR history on concrete at Dover in 2011.

Bubba Wallace

By the Numbers: 0 Wins; 0 Top-5s; 1 Top-10; 6 Laps Led; 19 Races

Breakdown: Concrete race tracks have not been kind to Bubba Wallace. He also averages qualifying around 25th at each of these race tracks as well. Nashville has not been awful for Wallace, but he has been mediocre there with a best finish of only 20th.

Chase Briscoe

By the Numbers: 0 Wins; 0 Top-5s; 0 Top-10s; 5 Laps Led; 7 Races

Breakdown: A small sample size in all fairness, but there is still not anything to write home about for Briscoe on concrete tracks. He also is on this list partially because of how much Stewart-Haas Racing is struggling. As far as Briscoe at Nashville, he did not have a good race there last year crashing early with Ty Dillon.

Tyler Reddick

By the Numbers: 0 Wins; 1 Top-5; 3 Top-10s; 0 Laps Led; 11 Races

Breakdown: Reddick is not awful on concrete tracks, but he has never really been in race-winning contention. He has failed to lead a single lap on these concrete race tracks. As far as Nashville goes, Reddick spun out of pit road en route to an 18th place finish.

Nashville is one of the most unique race tracks on the circuit, so the race this weekend should be interesting. if there is a place for these drivers to turn their fortunes around, this is one of the best places to do it.

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