MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES BRISTOL STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Kyle Busch:

  • Bristol April winner – Started 17th, lap 2 spin with damage, dropped to 36th, finished top 10 in Stage 1 & 2, first lead on lap 384, final 19 laps led
  • Ryan Blaney led a career-high 158 laps at Bristol April – Led most laps last 2 Bristol races (Winless)
  • Kyle Busch started outside top 10 in 7 of 8 Bristol wins
  • Kyle Busch tied Lee Petty for 10th all-time in wins at Bristol April – 54th career win
  • Kyle Busch: 50th win with Joe Gibbs Racing came at Bristol April
  • Kyle Busch & Kurt Busch finished 1-2 at Bristol April – 2nd 1-2 finish (2015 Sonoma)
  • Kevin Harvick:
  • Finished 13th at Bristol April – Qualified 13th, started rear of field (inspection failure), fell 4 laps down, worst position: 37th,
  • 3+ laps down for 125 laps, free pass final caution, Average running position: 24th
  • Team Penske led 344 of 500 laps at Bristol April (69%) – Joey Logano finished 3rd, Ryan Blaney 4th & Brad Keselowski 18th
  • Last 3 Bristol races started with green-flag runs of 4 laps (4/18), 3 laps (8/18) & 2 laps (4/19)
  • 11 Speeding penalties by 9 drivers at Bristol April – Most this season
  • 4 Drivers with loose wheels at Bristol April – Truex Jr., Keselowski, Buescher & 2 for Jones
  • 4 Uncontrolled tire penalties at Bristol April
  • Denny Hamlin only driver to finish top 5 all 3 short track races this season – Finished 5th all 3 races
  • JGR teammates Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin only drivers to finish top 10 all 3 short track races this season
  • Kyle Busch average short track finish this season: 4.0 – Best
  • Most short track laps led this season: 517 Brad Keselowski (446 Laps led at Martinsville March)
  • Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano only drivers to lead laps all 3 short track races this season
  • Team Penske led 878 of 1400 short track laps this season (63%)
  • Keselowski 517 (1st), Logano 203 (2nd) & Blaney 158 (6th)
  • Kyle Busch & Kurt Busch lead active drivers in Bristol wins – Kyle 8 & Kurt 6
  • Jimmie Johnson leads active drivers with 21 Bristol top 10 finishes
  • Kyle Busch leads active drivers with 2304 Bristol laps led
  • Chase Elliott leads active drivers with 12.4 Bristol average finish
  • Ty Dillon won Stage 1 at Bristol 4/19 – Finished 15th
  • Joey Logano won Stage 2 last 2 Bristol races – Finished 4th & 3rd
  • Ryan Blaney led most laps last 2 Bristol races – 121 (Finished 7th 8/18) & 158 (Finished 4th 4/19)
  • 3 Finished top 10 last 3 Bristol races:
  • Clint Bowyer (8th, 6th & 7th), Jimmie Johnson (3rd, 9th & 10th) & Joey Logano (9th, 4th & 3rd)
  • 42 Different winners in 117 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bristol races
  • 21 Different winners in 54 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bristol concrete races
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 8 wins on Bristol concrete – Passed Rusty Wallace 4/18
  • 20 Different winners in 42 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bristol night races
  • Darrell Waltrip leads all with 8 Bristol night race wins
  • Champion finished 21st or worse 5 of last 9 Bristol night races
  • Last 67 Bristol NASCAR National Touring Series races: Kyle Busch 22 wins & 22 other drivers with 5 or fewer
  • Drivers swept both Bristol races & championship in same season 7 times – Last: Dale Earnhardt 1987
  • *23 Champions won Bristol races – Only 3 champions since 1961 haven’t won (Bobby Isaac, Bobby Labonte & Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Kyle Busch won 3 of last 4 Bristol races (Finished 20th 8/18)
  • Kyle Busch ended 11-race Bristol winless streak by winning 2 straight Bristol races (8/17 & 4/18)
  • Kurt Busch’s 6th Bristol win came 25 races after previous win – Longest stretch between Bristol wins (3/06 & 8/18)
  • Kurt Busch won Bristol at 23-years-old & 40-years-old
  • Kurt Busch: 1 Win last 26 Bristol races – 5 Wins previous 9 races
  • Kyle Busch & Kurt Busch finished 1-2 at Bristol 4/19
  • Kevin Harvick’s second Bristol win came 23 races after first – 4/05-8/16
  • Jimmie Johnson’s second Bristol win came 14 races after first – 3/10-4/17
  • A Busch won last 4 Bristol races – Kyle 3 & Kurt 1
  • Kyle Busch started outside top 10 in 7 of 8 Bristol wins
  • Kurt Busch: 6 Bristol wins (Most of all tracks) – 4 Roush Ford, 1 Penske Dodge & 1 Stewart-Haas Ford
  • Kurt Busch: 1 Win last season – Bristol Aug.
  • Kyle Larson only driver to finish top 5 both Bristol races in 2018 (Only top 5s in 10 races) – Finished 2nd each race
  • Jimmie Johnson best finish last season – 3rd Bristol April (1 of 2 top 5 finishes – Charlotte May)
  • Bristol 4/18 only race last season Hendrick Motorsports had multiple drivers in top 5 – Jimmie Johnson 3rd & Alex Bowman 5th
  • Top 5 Bristol 8/18 finishers from different teams – Stewart-Haas, Ganassi, Hendrick, Penske & Gibbs
  • 15 Pit road speeding penalties total at Bristol last year – 7 by 6 drivers in April & 8 by 7 drivers in August
  • 11 Pit road speeding penalties by 9 drivers at Bristol April
  • Champion drivers won last 6 Bristol races – Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch (3), Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Kyle Busch led 415 consecutive laps 8/08 – Finished 2nd
  • 8 or more cautions last 14 Bristol races
  • 13 Cautions for 114 laps Bristol 4/18 (Most last season) – 8 Due to crashes (4 Red flags)
  • 22 Cautions for 184 laps total in Bristol races last season
  • Each Bristol race had 2018 season-high caution laps – 114 in April & 70 in August
  • 11 Cautions for 77 laps at Bristol April
  • 5 of last 6 Bristol races won from pit stalls on backstretch –
  • Harvick (36), Johnson (27), Kyle Busch (32), Kurt Busch (34) & Kyle Busch (29)
  • Drivers pitting in stall 1 finished 6th or better 8 of last 9 races (3 Wins) – Chase Elliott finished 11th at Bristol April
  • Joe Gibbs Racing & Team Penske lead active teams with 12 Bristol wins
  • Hendrick & Roush 11 Bristol wins each
  • Kyle Larson started 1st in 2 of last 6 Bristol races – 3 Front-row starts last 5 races
  • 3 of last 9 Bristol races won from pole – Pole failed to win previous 12 races
  • Pole won 25 of 117 Bristol races
  • Kyle Busch: 8 Bristol wins – Only 1 win from pole (4/18)
  • Worst start position of Bristol winner: 38th – Elliott Sadler 3/01 (Wood Brothers Racing Ford)
  • Darrell Waltrip (Bristol) & Richard Petty (Richmond) hold record of 7 straight wins at 1 track
  • 15 Bristol wins streaks (Back-to-back wins)
  • 15 Bristol season sweeps – Last: 2009 Kyle Busch (Kyle Busch won in April)
  • Kyle Busch: 8 Bristol wins with 4 crew chiefs (Alan Gustafson, Steve Addington, Dave Rogers & Adam Stevens)
  • Relief drivers involved in 7 Bristol wins – All 500-lap races
  • In 2018, Joey Logano first to finish top 10 in both Bristol races & win championship since Jimmie Johnson in 2009
  • Joey Logano led at mid-race last 2 Bristol races – Finished 4th & 3rd
  • 4 of 117 Bristol Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Races settled by last lap pass
  • Richard Petty led 442 laps 7/26/64 – Most ever by a driver in a MENCS race without winning
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 6 Bristol races
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps only 1 Bristol race – 3/11
  • Cale Yarborough is only driver to lead all 500 laps at Bristol 3/25/73 (Most laps ever led in a MENCS race)
  • 5 Bristol Overtime finishes – Kyle Busch won 2
  • No overtime Bristol night races
  • Longest Bristol race: 4/15 – 511 Laps
  • First win of season for 6 of last 9 Bristol spring winners
  • Kurt Busch: 6 Bristol wins – First win of season 5 times
  • 5 Won first career race at Bristol – Earnhardt, R. Wallace, Irvan, E. Sadler & Kurt Busch
  • Dale Earnhardt only Rookie of the Year contender to win (4/1/79)
  • Dale Earnhardt won in his first 2 races at Bristol (4/1/79 & 3/30/80) – 1st & 3rd career wins
  • Oldest ever pole winner: Harry Gant (54 Years, 7 Months, 17 Days) – Bristol 8/27/94
  • Youngest Bristol pole winner: Joey Logano (19 Years, 9 Months, 25 Days) – 3/21/10
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 11 of last 21 Bristol Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with 4 different drivers
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 1 of last 12 Bristol Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races – Jimmie Johnson 4/17
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 1 Win last 21 Bristol races – 8 Wins previous 14 races
  • Team Penske: 4 Wins last 16 Bristol races
  • Car #2 won 12 Bristol races – Roger Penske owned #2 won 10 times
  • Car #11 won 19 Bristol races – Junior Johnson prepared #11 won 17 Bristol races
  • #11 Won 7 straight 3/81-4/84 with Darrell Waltrip driving
  • Most MENCS laps run under green: 500 – Dover 6/71 & Bristol 7/71
  • Bristol April
  • First 2 Rows
  • Age
  • Starting
  • 9
  • Chase Elliott
  • 23
  • Pole
  • 24
  • William Byron
  • 21
  • 2nd
  • 20
  • Erik Jones
  • 22
  • 3rd
  • 12
  • Ryan Blaney
  • 25
  • 4th
  • Kyle Busch
  • Last 7 Bristol
  • NASCAR National Touring Series Races
  • Date
  • Race
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Laps Led
  • 8/17
  • NGOTS
  • 1st
  • 1st
  • 109
  • 8/17
  • NXS
  • 1st
  • 1st
  • 186
  • 8/17
  • MENCS
  • 18th
  • 1st
  • 156
  • 4/18
  • MENCS
  • 1st
  • 1st
  • 117
  • 8/18
  • NXS
  • 1st
  • 36th
  • 69
  • 8/18
  • MENCS
  • 3rd
  • 20th
  • 0
  • 4/19
  • MENCS
  • 17th
  • 1st
  • 71
  • BRISTOL SPEEDING, UNCONTROLLED TIRE, FREE PASS & LOOSE WHEEL
  • Date
  • Speeding
  • Finish
  • Uncontrolled Tire
  • Finish
  • Free Pass
  • Finish
  • 4/7/19
  • Denny Hamlin
  • 5th
  • Daniel Suarez
  • 8th
  • Daniel Suarez
  • 8th
  • Daniel Suarez
  • 8th
  • Kyle Larson
  • 19th
  • Chase Elliott
  • 11th
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • 10th
  • Matt Tifft
  • 27th
  • Kevin Harvick
  • 13th
  • Ty Dillon
  • 15th
  • Timmy Hill
  • 35th
  • Austin Dillon
  • 14th
  • William Byron
  • 16th
  • William Byron (2)
  • 16th
  • Bubba Wallace (2)
  • 20th
  • Kyle Larson
  • 19th
  • Ryan Preece
  • 25th
  • David Ragan
  • 21st
  • Daniel Hemric (2)
  • 30th
  • Erik Jones
  • 24th
  • Bayley Currey
  • 31st
  • Landon Cassill
  • 26th
  • Loose Wheel 4/7/19
  • Finish
  • Martin Truex Jr.
  • 17th
  • Brad Keselowski
  • 18th
  • Chris Buescher
  • 22nd
  • Erik Jones (2)
  • 24th

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES BRISTOL STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most short track top 3 finishes this season: 3 Christopher Bell & Cole Custer
  • Most short track top 5 finishes this season: 3 Christopher Bell (All top 3), Cole Custer (All top 3) & Tyler Reddick
  • 2 Finished top 10 all 4 short track races this season – Chase Briscoe & John Hunter Nemechek
  • Best short track average finish this season: 5.0 – Christopher Bell & Chase Briscoe
  • Most short track laps led this season: 509 – Christopher Bell
  • Christopher Bell only driver to lead all 4 short track races this season
  • Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick & Cole Custer finished 1-2-3 at Bristol April
  • 47 Different winners in 74 NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol races
  • 33 Different winners in 54 NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol concrete races
  • 3 Won Bristol in first try – Phil Parsons, Darrell Waltrip & Rick Wilson
  • Most tries before first Bristol win: 18 – Jeff Green & Dale Jarrett
  • 8 Won first Bristol race in 1st or 2nd try
  • 24 Won first Bristol race in 5 or fewer tries
  • 7 Won Bristol for first time in 4th try
  • 6 Won first career race at Bristol
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 5 of last 10 Bristol races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 13 Wins last 18 Bristol races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won last 4 Bristol spring races
  • Jason Ratcliff won 4 Bristol Xfinity Series races including April
  • Brandon Jones passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 Bristol races
  • Pole won 11 of 74 Bristol Xfinity Series races
  • Worst start position of Bristol winner: 38th – Kevin Harvick 4/4/05
  • 1 Bristol Xfinity Series race settled by a last lap pass – 4/94 (Mark Martin pitted while leading race)
  • 6 Sweeps of Bristol Xfinity Series race and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on same weekend
  • *Kyle Busch also won Gander Outdoors Truck Series race (8/10 & 8/17)
  • Justin Allgaier won Bristol April Stage 1 & 2 – Finished 30th (Crash)