NASCAR Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

JIMMIE JOHNSON CONSECUTIVE WINS

NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Career Wins

  • Most wins this season: 2 Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 5 Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 7 Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 5.5 Kyle Larson
  • Most poles this season: 2 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Best average start this season: 4.4 Brad Keselowski (Started 7th or better every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 433 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Most races led this season: 7 Joey Logano
  • 6 Different winners in 8 races this season
  • Cale Yarborough’s final career win (83) came at Charlotte 10/6/85 – 20 Years after first career win
  • 4 Winners this season were winless at this point last season – Kurt Busch, Larson, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick winless this season – Winners at this point last season
  • Only 2 winners at this point last season & this season – Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Ryan Newman won Phoenix this season – Missed Playoff last season
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to win all 3 segments in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • 7 Drivers won Stages 1 & 2 this season – 5 Have yet to win a race (Blaney, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Harvick & Logano)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 5 wins in Stages 1 & 2 – 1 Win (Las Vegas)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Jimmie Johnson (Texas 4/17 & Bristol 4/17)
  • Last previous driver to win consecutive races: Brad Keselowski (Daytona 7/16 & 2016 Kentucky)
  • Last to win 3 straight races: Joey Logano (Charlotte 10/15, Kansas 10/15 & Talladega 10/15)
  • Jimmie Johnson: 1 Win from tying Cale Yarborough for 6th all-time in victories (2 from tying Bobby Allison & Darrell Waltrip)
  • Jimmie Johnson: Last 7 Hendrick Motorsports wins all by Jimmie Johnson
  • Jimmie Johnson: 5 Wins last 15 races – Winless previous 24 races
  • Jimmie Johnson: 16 Straight multiple-win seasons – 2002-‘17
  • Jimmie Johnson: Winless last 16 Richmond races – Winless previous 13 races at Bristol before win last week
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 9 Total wins on next 2 tracks – 3 at Richmond & 6 at Talladega
  • 1 Win from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • 8 Speeding penalties by 7 drivers at Bristol April
  • 2 with pit road speeding penalties at Bristol led 318 laps total – Larson (202) & Truex Jr. (116)
  • 4 with pit road speeding penalties at Bristol finished top 10 – Clint Bowyer finished 2nd
  • Matt Kenseth: 2 Top 5 finishes this season (Atlanta & Bristol April) – Pit road speeding penalties both races
  • Kevin Harvick passed for final lead change last race – Finished 3rd
  • Kevin Harvick passed for final lead change 15 times since joining Stewart-Haas Racing
  • Final lead change with 7 or fewer laps to go 5 of 8 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 2 of 8 races this season – Winless last 3 races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 2 of last 5 races this season – Failed to win both
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 3 races after he led most laps – Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March & Martinsville April
  • Joey Logano: 6 Straight races led – 199 Laps led
  • Kyle Larson: 202 Laps led last race (All consecutive from start) – Most laps led in a race (Finished 6th)
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 4 races this season
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher last 2 races – Only time best Chevrolet finisher this season
  • Clint Bowyer best Ford finisher last race for first time
  • Matt Kenseth best Toyota finisher last race (Finished 4th) – First time best Toyota finisher last 6 races
  • Hendrick Motorsports best Chevrolet last 3 races – Only time best Chevrolet finisher this season
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford twice this season – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch) & Bristol April (Clint Bowyer)
  • Ford: 3 Wins in 8 races this season – 3 Wins in first 16 races last season
  • Chevrolet: 4 Wins in last 5 races by 3 different teams – Childress, Ganassi & Hendrick
  • Toyota: Only 1 win this season – Las Vegas (Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Ty Dillon best Rookie finisher last 2 races – Only time best Rookie finisher
  • Last 2 races same NXS & MENCS winner (Texas & Bristol) – Erik Jones & Jimmie Johnson
  • Youngest winner: Kyle Larson – 24
  • Oldest winner: Jimmie Johnson – 41
  • 7 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • Kyle Larson finished 2nd to 4 different drivers this season – Johnson, Keselowski, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless this season – 4 Wins at this point last season
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless last 100 races – Last win: 2014 Sonoma (Carl Edwards)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 8 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • Austin Dillon best Richard Childress Racing finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Matt Kenseth best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last race – First time best JGR finisher last 6 races
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 4 of last 6 races
  • Jimmie Johnson won 5 rescheduled races – 2 Richmond, 1 Bristol, 1 Charlotte & 1 Talladega
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • Jimmie Johnson started rear of field in 4 wins including 2 of last 3 – 2016 Homestead-Miami & Texas April
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season: Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April)
  • Last winner in backup car: Kurt Busch – Michigan 6/15
  • Last winner after free-pass: Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Chicagoland
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March & Auto Club
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .228 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch over Blaney)

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 2 Erik Jones
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Ryan Blaney
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 3 Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 4 Erik Jones
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 6 Elliott Sadler (6 Straight)
  • Most laps led this season: 254 Kyle Larson
  • Most races led this season: 4 Kyle Larson
  • Top 6 finishers at Bristol either had best finish of season or tied best finish of season
  • William Byron only driver to finish on lead lap every race this season
  • 6 Different winners in 7 races this season – Erik Jones only repeat winner this season
  • Last to win 3 consecutive NXS races: Kyle Busch Kentucky 7/16, 2016 New Hampshire & 2016 Indianapolis
  • #22 passed for final lead change 3 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club & Bristol April
  • Team Penske #22 winless since Texas 11/15 – Finished 2nd eight times since last win (5 Times this season)
  • Team Penske #22 finished 2nd in last 4 races
  • Team Penske #22 passed for final lead change in 12 races since last win
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie finisher last race – First time best Rookie finisher
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher 2 of last 4 races
  • Elliott Sadler best JR Motorsports finisher last race – First time best JRM finisher in last 5 races
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best Roush Fenway Racing finisher last 6 races
  • Erik Jones only driver to win a stage & race this season – Stage 1 winner at Texas April
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season: Justin Allgaier (Phoenix March) & Daniel Hemric (Bristol April)
  • Elliott Sadler best finisher eligible for championship points last race (4th) – First time best NXS finisher last 5 races
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • Youngest winner: Erik Jones – 20
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 31
  • Last 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)
  • Last 19 winners started 7th or better
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona Feb.
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Auto Club .127 seconds (Kyle Larson over Joey Logano)