NASCAR: 6 drivers to buy into for the 2021 season

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All this talk about the stock market leads me to one question: if today’s NASCAR drivers were on the stock market, who would be a 100% buy?

Unlike GameStop, these are the stocks that are downright a buy. Which NASCAR drivers should you be investing your time — and perhaps actual money on merchandise — into this year?

For this list, I am including drivers from all three national series: one from the Truck Series, two from the Xfinity Series and three from the Cup Series.

These are the drivers who either have momentum coming off of last season, are coming to a new team that could be considered an upgrade from their previous team, or simply have all the attention on them, so they’re piping hot with all of the hype.

NASCAR Truck Series buy: John Hunter Nemechek

Kicking off with the Camping World Truck Series, we have John Hunter Nemechek.

After coming off of a fairly average 2020 season with Front Row Motorsports in which he recorded three top 10 finishes, eight top 15 finishes and four DNFs, Nemechek was looking like another driver who was rushed to the Cup Series.

Since there were no job offers coming his way from the teams with open Cup Series rides, Nemechek took the high road and looked in the lower series, and he got himself in the best equipment with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) in the #4 Toyota Tundra.

Signing with KBM has already put Nemechek in the championship conversation for 2021, and that’s not even considering the one year of experience he now has in the Cup Series.

It’s the experience that puts me over the edge with Nemechek. He already has six career wins in the Truck Series, but only a career-best points finish of eighth place, thanks to the devil known as inconsistency.

If KBM can give Nemechek some consistent equipment, which I know they can, then he is definitely one to watch in 2021.