NASCAR Information Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson (2 Wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 7 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 11 Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kevin Harvick & Kyle Larson
  • Best average start this season: 7.2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 963 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 746 Kyle Busch (2nd most laps led this season)
  • Kyle Busch: 8 Straight races led – 333 Laps led
  • 11 Different winners in 16 races this season
  • 8 Different winners from 8 different teams in last 8 races this season
  • 8 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • 2 Different winners in 2 restrictor-plate races this season
  • Ford won last 5 restrictor-plate races – 3 Different teams (Penske 3, Roush 1 & Stewart-Haas 1)
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • 3 Won first career race this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega, Austin Dillon Charlotte & Ryan Blaney Pocono
  • 5 Winners this season were winless after 16 races last season –
  • Blaney, A. Dillon, Larson, Newman & Stenhouse Jr.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Hamlin & Kenseth winless this season – Winners after 16 races last season
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 16 races last season (Led all drivers) – Winless this season
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 11 races (3 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • 14 Won since Kyle Busch’s last win (2016 Indianapolis) – 32-Race winless streak
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to sweep every Stage in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race only once – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Wins this season – 1 Stage win (Sonoma Stage 1)
  • Ryan Blaney first to win race without finishing top 10 in Stages during race – Pocono June
  • Kevin Harvick 2nd to win race without finishing top 10 in Stages during race – Sonoma June
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Stage 1 winner 3 of last 4 races – Winless in those races
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Stage wins this season (All Stage 1) – Stage 1 winner in 3 of last 6 races (Winless this season)
  • 5 Won Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Only 1 went on to win race (Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 11 Stage wins (21 Playoff points – Leader) – 2 Race wins (Las Vegas & Kansas May)
  • Jimmie Johnson: Last 5 top 5 finishes were all wins
  • Jimmie Johnson: 5 Wins starting rear of field – 3 of last 4 wins came starting rear of field
  • Jimmie Johnson started rear of field 4 races this season – Most of all drivers
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Kyle Busch winless this season – Led with 10 to go in 3 races (Phoenix March, Talladega May & Pocono June)
  • First career win for 3 of last 7 race winners – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Talladega), Austin Dillon (Charlotte) & Ryan Blaney (Pocono)
  • Last 8 Hendrick Motorsports wins all by Jimmie Johnson
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change at Sonoma – Finished 3rd
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 of last 13 races
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson: In last 6 2nd-place finishes, Jimmie Johnson won 3 times
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 6 races – 1 Win (Kansas May)
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 9 of 16 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 4 of 16 races this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 5 of last 13 races – Winless
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 5 races after he led most laps –
  • Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April, Talladega May & Pocono June
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 74 laps – Newman 37, Stenhouse Jr. 22, A. Dillon 9 & Kurt Busch 6
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 8 races this season – 3 of last 5 times Kyle Busch was leading with 10 to go
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. best Chevrolet finisher only once this season – Finished 6th at Sonoma
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher 2 of last 4 races – Only time best Ford finisher
  • Denny Hamlin best Toyota finisher last 2 races
  • Ford: 7 Wins in 16 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season (Only 3 wins at this point last season)
  • Toyota: Only 2 wins this season – Las Vegas & Kansas May (Martin Truex Jr.) – 8 Wins after 16 races last season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Winless this season – 7 Wins after 16 races last season
  • Roush Fenway Racing ended 101-race winless streak at Talladega May
  • Richard Childress Racing ended 112-race winless streak at Phoenix March
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 16 races this season – Winless first 16 races in 2007
  • Paul Menard best Richard Childress Racing finisher last race – First time best RCR finisher in last 6 races
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 2 races
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 2 of last 5 races
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Stewart-Haas Racing finished top 2 three times including 2017 Sonoma
  • 11 Drivers won Stages this season – 4 Have yet to win a race (Kyle Busch, Elliott, Hamlin & Kenseth)
  • 3 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Michigan June and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega May
  • Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) & Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing) won races from 22nd starting position
  • Ryan Newman ended 127-race winless streak this season (Phoenix March)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended 157-race winless streak this season (Talladega May)
  • Austin Dillon ended 132-race winless streak this season (Charlotte May)
  • Kevin Harvick ended 20-race winless streak at Sonoma
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season:
  • Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April & Dover June) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Last winner in backup car: Kurt Busch – Michigan 6/15
  • Last winner after free-pass: Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Chicagoland
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher 2 of last 4 races
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • Last previous Rookie of the Year contender to win: Joey Logano – New Hampshire 6/09
  • 4 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club, Talladega May & Dover June
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Blaney – 23
  • 10 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson & Elliott Sadler
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 12 Elliott Sadler
  • Best average finish this season: 2.3 Ryan Blaney
  • Most laps led this season: 416 Kyle Larson
  • Most races led this season: 7 Kyle Larson
  • 11 Different winners in 14 races this season
  • 6 Different winners in last 6 races – Almirola, Blaney, Larson, Keselowski, Hamlin & Byron
  • 6 Won first pole this season – Bell, Benjamin, Byron, Hemric, B. Jones, Koch
  • Ford won last 3 restrictor-plate races
  • Biagi-DenBeste Racing won 2 of last 3 restrictor-plate races
  • 15 Won Stages this season – 7 Winless in races
  • Brad Keselowski leads all with 5 Stage wins – 1 Win (Pocono)
  • 4 Won Stage 1 & went on to win race this season – E. Jones Texas, Almirola Talladega, Larson Dover & Keselowski Pocono
  • 2 Won Stage 2 & went on to win race – Blaney Charlotte & Keselowski Pocono
  • Brad Keselowski first driver to sweep every Stage in NASCAR Xfinity Series race – 2017 Pocono
  • Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2017 Auto Club – Kyle Larson
  • William Byron best Xfinity Series regular last 2 races – Finished 2nd at Michigan & Winner at Iowa
  • Pole failed to finish 3 races this season – B. Jones (Daytona Feb.), Logano (Texas April) & Koch (Talladega)
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • Last winner dropping to back of field: Ryan Blaney – Charlotte 5/17
  • Last previous winner after dropping to back of field: Marcos Ambrose – 2011 Montreal
  • Last 2 wins after free-pass: Kyle Busch (2014 & ‘16 Kansas)
  • Last winner after speeding penalty: Erik Jones (Bristol 4/17)
  • First victory of season for 5 of last 6 winners including last 3
  • #22 passed for final lead change 3 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club & Bristol April
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 7 races this season including 5 of last 7
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 5 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Pocono & Michigan
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 9 of 14 races this season
  • Toyota: 1 Win last 7 races – Michigan (Denny Hamlin)
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb. & Richmond April
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender won this season – William Byron at Iowa June
  • Last previous Rookie of the Year contender to win: Erik Jones (Chicagoland 9/17/16)
  • Youngest winner: William Byron – 19
  • Oldest winner: Denny Hamlin – 36
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Michigan .012 seconds (Denny Hamlin over William Byron)