NASCAR Atlanta Monday, February 18, 2019

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ATLANTA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 1.5-mile track wins last season: 4 Kevin Harvick; 3 Kyle Busch; 4 Others 1 win each
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes last season: 3 Martin Truex Jr. (1 Win – Kentucky)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes last season: 7 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes last season: 9 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes last season: 10 Kyle Busch, Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish last season: 5.1 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led last season: 925 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led last season: 9 Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • HISTORY:
  • 2/24/69 Johnny Cash concert at San Quentin
  • 2/24/63 Tiny Lund won Daytona 500
  • 2/24/13 Jimmie Johnson won Daytona 500
  • 2018 Atlanta: Ford swept top 3 – Kevin Harvick (Winner), Brad Keselowski (2nd) & Clint Bowyer (3rd)
  • Laps led – Ford: 272; Toyota: 36; Chevrolet: 17
  • Clint Bowyer: 1 Top 5 finish in 18 Atlanta races – Finished 3rd last year
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Atlanta wins – 1 with Roush (10/02) & 2 with Penske (3/09 & 3/10)
  • Kyle Busch: First win with Joe Gibbs Racing – 3/08 Atlanta (First Cup win for Toyota)
  • Chase Elliott: Finished top 10 all 3 Atlanta races – Only HMS finisher in top 15 last year (Finished 10th)
  • Denny Hamlin: 1 Top 15 finish last 4 Atlanta races – Finished 4th last year (Best Toyota finisher)
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 9th or better last 4 Atlanta races – 2018 Winner
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished 9th or better last 4 Atlanta races – 2 Straight top 2 finishes
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 9th at Atlanta last year – Best Chevrolet finisher
  • Joey Logano: Only 2 top 5 finishes in 12 Atlanta races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 8th or better last 4 Atlanta races – Finished 5th last year
  • 6 Different winners in 11 races on 1.5-mile tracks last season
  • 6 Different winners last 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks –
  • Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Kevin Harvick: 8 Wins last season (Tied for most) – 4 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks (Most)
  • Kyle Busch: 8 Wins last season (Tied for most) – 3 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks (2nd to Kevin Harvick)
  • Joey Logano: 1 Win on 1.5-mile track last season (Homestead-Miami) – First 1.5-mile track win since 2015
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 1 Win on a 1.5-mile track last season (Kentucky) – 7 Wins in 2017 (Record)
  • 1 Chevrolet win in 11 races on 1.5-mile tracks last season – Chase Elliott (Kansas Oct.)
  • 44 Different winners in 111 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta races
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps last 5 Atlanta races – 1 Win (2018)
  • Kevin Harvick led 915 of 1640 laps last 5 Atlanta races (56%)
  • Kevin Harvick 2nd Atlanta win came 17 years after first (3/01 & 2/18) – Most years between wins
  • 5 Won first 2 races to start season – Last: Matt Kenseth 2009
  • 4 Won Daytona 500 & next race of season – Last: Matt Kenseth 2009
  • Jimmie Johnson & Bobby Labonte tied for all-time wins on 1.54-mile Atlanta track (5)
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 10 Atlanta races (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Drivers first win of championship season came at Atlanta 4 times
  • Kevin Harvick: Stage 1 winner 2017 & ’18 and Stage 2 winner 2017
  • Brad Keselowski Stage 2 winner 2018
  • 14 Won back-to-back Atlanta races – Kevin Harvick won last Atlanta race
  • 6 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta including Kevin Harvick
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change by Kevin Harvick in Atlanta NXS & MENCS races last year
  • Only 1 speeding penalty 2018 Atlanta (Alex Bowman) – 13 Speeding penalties by 11 drivers 2017 Atlanta
  • Pole failed to win last 17 Atlanta races
  • Pole won only 1 of last 36 Atlanta races – Kasey Kahne 3/06
  • 9 Won first career pole at Atlanta
  • Worst starting position of Atlanta winner: 39th – Bobby Labonte 11/01
  • 5 Atlanta winners started 31st or worse
  • Chevrolet leads all with 40 Atlanta wins
  • Toyota won 3 Atlanta races
  • Toyota: First MENCS win – 3/9/08 Atlanta Kyle Busch
  • Ford won last 2 Atlanta races – Winless in previous 10 races
  • 6 Atlanta overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 5
  • 5 Atlanta races settled by last lap pass
  • Largest Atlanta margin-of-victory: 2 Laps (1964 & ’73)
  • Longest green-flag run to start Atlanta race: 210 Laps (2016) – First 2 hours run under green conditions
  • Longest green-flag run at Atlanta: 309 Laps (3/90)
  • Most laps led by driver failing to win Atlanta: 292 – Kevin Harvick (2017)
  • Largest Atlanta margin-of-victory: 2 Laps – 4/5/64 Fred Lorenzen & 4/1/73 David Pearson
  • Only 2 swept Atlanta NXS & MENCS races – Carl Edwards 3/05 (First career win both races) & Kevin Harvick 2018
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 3 of last 5 Atlanta races – Team Penske & Stewart-Haas Racing won last 2
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 14 Atlanta races with 6 different drivers
  • 8/1/71 Atlanta win by Richard Petty was 5th consecutive win (Malta, Islip, Trenton, Nashville & Atlanta)
  • 10/28/07 Atlanta win by Jimmie Johnson was 2nd win in 4-straight win streak

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ATLANTA TEAM WINS

Hendrick Motorsports

14

Wood Brothers Racing

12

Joe Gibbs Racing

11

Richard Childress Racing

9

Roush Fenway Racing

6

Team Penske

4

Stewart-Haas Racing

2

Chip Ganassi Racing

0

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES ATLANTA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 1.5-mile track wins last season: 2 Kyle Larson (8 Others 1 win each)
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes last season: 2 Christopher Bell, Cole Custer & Daniel Hemric
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes last season: 5 Christopher Bell & Cole Custer
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes last season: 7 Cole Custer
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes last season: 8 Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric & Elliott Sadler
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led last season: 222 Kyle Larson
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led last season: 7 Christopher Bell
  • 9 Different winners in 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks last season – Kyle Larson 2 wins
  • 8 Different winners last 8 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • #42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet won 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks last season with 3 different drivers
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 4 Wins last season – 2 on 1.5-mile tracks
  • 1 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota win on 1.5-mile track last season – Christopher Bell (Kentucky)
  • 16 Different winners in 27 Atlanta Xfinity Series races
  • Kevin Harvick (4) & Kyle Busch (2) won last 6 Atlanta races
  • 4 Won first career Xfinity Series race at Atlanta including Jeff Gordon in 1992 (20-Years-old)
  • 2017 Atlanta: Brad Keselowski Stage 1 winner (2nd in race) & Kevin Harvick Stage 2 winner (4th in race)
  • 2018: Kevin Harvick Stage 1, Stage 2 & race winner
  • 2 Won Atlanta & championship in same season – Johnny Benson (1995) & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2012)
  • 6 of 27 Atlanta races won from pole including 2 of last 3 by Kyle Busch
  • Kevin Harvick led at mid-race 8 of last 10 Atlanta races – 5 Wins
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change last Atlanta race – Finished 2nd
  • Fewest laps led by Atlanta winner: 1 – Jamie McMurray (2002)
  • Most laps led in Atlanta race: 165 – Mark Martin (2000)
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 7 of last 10 Atlanta races including 6 of last 7 – 5 Wins
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 4 Atlanta races – 1 Win (2016)
  • 2 Atlanta races settled by last lap pass
  • Toyota: 2 Atlanta Xfinity Series wins (2016 & ‘17)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 2 Atlanta Xfinity Series wins (2016 & ‘17)
  • Team Penske: Winless at Atlanta
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Atlanta MENCS wins, 2 NXS wins & 4 NGOTS wins
  • 2 Won Atlanta NGOTS race more than once – Kyle Busch 4 & Ron Hornaday Jr. 2