Road ringers have always run good in Cup too and if Nascar doesnt literally attempt to fix the race, Ron Fellows has a win. Quite a few years back, Fellows had a huge lead on Jeff Gordon and Nascar called multiple "debris" cautions until Gordon could get by him. They didnt want no outsider coming in and beating their guys. Fellows to this day still jokes that he is still looking for that debris that Nascar called the yellows for.
Pruett always ran good there. Said always ran good when he had a car that was atleast half way decent. Ambrose & JPM, their first years in Cup were instant winning threats on them. JPM won at Sonoma.
Besides all we hear is how great Nascars drivers are and how tough the series are, so I dont wanta hear no BS excuses now. Oh well its just Nationwide. Spare me. Hornish ran good in the Cup road course as well and he wasnt much on them in Indycar.
Im not saying Nascar has no good road course drivers. In both of their primes (Gordon & Smoke) could run with anybody on road courses. Terrific road racers. JJ has gotten better, the Busch brothers are good on them and Keselowski has become rather good on them as well. But the majority of the drivers in the Nascar fields would be destroyed in other series that have more road racing because they dont have road racing skills. (Using your bumper to dump people is not a skill. You and me can get in and do that). Most of these guys came up through dirt & modifieds. Ovals are their specialty.