NASCAR Information Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Jimmie Johnson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 7 Kyle Larson (2 Wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 9 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 13 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Kyle Larson
  • Most front-row starts this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 17 Jamie McMurray
  • Best average start this season: 7.5 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 1252 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 953 Kyle Busch (2nd most laps led this season)
  • Most races led this season: 14 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. led 496 of 575 laps last 2 races (86%)
  • 12 Different winners in 19 races this season
  • 8 Different winners from 8 different teams in last 8 races this season
  • Denny Hamlin: Last 8 wins came on 8 different tracks
  • (Homestead-Miami, Talladega, Martinsville, Chicagoland, Daytona, Watkins Glen, Richmond & New Hampshire)
  • Denny Hamlin: Back-to-back wins twice in career – Pocono 6/10 & Michigan 6/10 and Bristol 8/12 & Atlanta 9/12
  • Denny Hamlin: 25 Drivers won 30 or more races
  • Denny Hamlin: 12 Straight seasons with a win
  • Denny Hamlin best Toyota finisher 3 of last 5 races
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 4 of last 5 races
  • Last to win consecutive races: Jimmie Johnson (Texas 4/17 & Bristol 4/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. is only repeat winner in last 9 races (2 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver to sweep every Stage in MENCS race – 2017 Las Vegas & 2017 Kentucky
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race 3 times – Martin Truex Jr. (Las Vegas & Kentucky) & Kyle Larson (Auto Club)
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 5 of last 9 races (820 Laps led 8 of last 9 races) – 2 Wins (Kansas May & Kentucky)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Stage 1 winner 5 of last 7 races – 1 Win (Kentucky)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 14 Stage wins (29 Playoff points – Leader) – 3 Race wins
  • 6 Won Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Twice went on to win race (Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky)
  • Blaney, A. Dillon, Larson, Newman & Stenhouse Jr.
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 19 races last season – Winless this season (4th and final win last season came at Indianapolis)
  • 14 Won since Kyle Busch’s last win (2016 Indianapolis) – 35-Race winless streak (Ties career-longest winless streak)
  • *Previous 35-race winless streak ended at Sonoma in 2015
  • Kyle Busch winless this season – Led with 10 to go in 3 races (Phoenix March, Talladega May & Pocono June)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 races this season
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Stage wins this season – Winless this season
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 5 races after he led most laps –
  • Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April, Talladega May & Pocono June
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Wins this season – 1 Stage win (Sonoma Stage 1)
  • Last 8 Hendrick Motorsports wins all by Jimmie Johnson
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • 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
  • 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: Denny Hamlin – New Hampshire 7/17
  • Last previous winner in backup car: Kurt Busch – Michigan 6/15
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 8 races this season including last 2
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change at New Hampshire – Finished 4th
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 10 of 19 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 5 of 19 races this season – Martin Truex Jr. 3 & 2 Kyle Larson 2
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 9 races this season – 3 of last 6 times Kyle Busch was leading with 10 to go
  • Ford: 8 Wins in 19 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season (Only 5 wins at this point last season)
  • Toyota: Only 4 wins this season – 3 by Martin Truex Jr. (9 Wins after 19 races last season)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 1 Win this season – 8 Wins after 19 races last season
  • 3 Won first career race this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega, Austin Dillon Charlotte & Ryan Blaney Pocono
  • 5 Winners this season were winless after 19 races last season –
  • 11 Drivers won Stages this season – 3 Have yet to win a race (Kyle Busch, Elliott & Kenseth)
  • 3 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Michigan June and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega May
  • Last winner after free-pass: Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Chicagoland
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 91 laps – Stenhouse Jr. 39, Newman 37, A. Dillon 9 & Kurt Busch 6
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took lead for last time on final lap at Talladega May & with 2 laps to go at Daytona July
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher 3 races this season – All in last 7 races
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 5 of last 7 races
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher last race – Finished 6th
  • 6 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club, Talladega May, Dover June, Daytona July & Kentucky
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 Overtime races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Blaney – 23
  • 12 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of the 3 closest races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • 9 Different teams won this 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: 1 Win this season (New Hampshire July) – 12 Wins all of last season (Led all teams)

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Kyle Larson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Ryan Blaney & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Ryan Blaney (Every race), Kyle Larson & Elliott Sadler
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 14 Elliott Sadler
  • Most lead lap finishes: 15 William Byron
  • Most laps led this season: 427 Kyle Larson
  • Most races led this season: 8 Justin Allgaier & Kyle Larson
  • Most poles this season: 5 Kyle Busch (6 Races, 5 poles – Won his last 3)
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 15 Daniel Hemric
  • 11 Different winners in 17 races this season
  • Last to win 3 consecutive NXS races: Kyle Busch Kentucky 7/16, 2016 New Hampshire & 2016 Indianapolis
  • Kyle Busch won last 2 Xfinity Series races – Won 3 straight races 7 times
  • 7 Won first pole this season – Bell, Benjamin, Byron, Hemric, B. Jones, Koch & Poole
  • Brad Keselowski leads all with 6 Stage wins – 1 Win (Pocono)
  • Elliott Sadler leads NXS regulars with 4 Stage wins (3 at Daytona) – Winless
  • 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
  • Joey Logano: Last 4 wins came racing Team Penske #12
  • All 4 winners from pole this season named Kyle – Kyle Busch 3 & Kyle Larson 1
  • Kyle Larson won 3 of his last 6 races
  • Brad Keselowski ended 20-race winless streak at 2017 Pocono
  • 2 Winners from rear of field this season: Ryan Blaney (Charlotte May) & William Byron (Daytona June)
  • #22 passed for final lead change 4 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club, Bristol April & Daytona June
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 8 races this season
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 11 of 17 races this season
  • Toyota: 3 Wins last 5 races – Winless previous 5 races
  • William Byron best Rookie of the Year contender last 5 races
  • William Byron best JR Motorsports finisher last 5 races
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender won this season – William Byron at Iowa June & Daytona June
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Michigan .012 seconds (Denny Hamlin over William Byron)
  • 16 Won Stages this season – 8 Winless in races
  • 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
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 6 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Pocono & Michigan
  • Team Penske #12 won 4 of last 6 races competed
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Richmond April & Daytona June
  • Youngest winner: William Byron – 19
  • Oldest winner: Denny Hamlin – 36