NASCAR Bristol Sunday, August 13, 2017

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES BRISTOL STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kurt Busch: 600th career MENCS race – Richard Petty won in his 600th career race (Richmond 2/25/73)
  • Joey Logano: Only driver to finish top 5 all 3 short track races this season – Richmond April winner
  • Joey Logano: Average short track finish this season: 3.3
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 1 of 2 to finish top 10 all 3 short track races this season (Joey Logano)

  • 8/18/91: DALE JARRETT FIRST CAREER WIN – MICHIGAN
  • 42 Different winners in 113 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bristol races
  • 21 Different winners in 50 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bristol concrete races
  • 7 Drivers had pit road speeding penalties at Bristol April – 4 Finished in top 10 including Clint Bowyer in 2nd
  • Kevin Harvick’s second Bristol win came 23 races after first – Longest stretch between Bristol wins (4/05-8/16)
  • Jimmie Johnson’s second Bristol win came 14 races after first (3/10-4/17)
  • Kevin Harvick passed for final lead change last Bristol race – Finished 3rd
  • Kyle Larson won Stage 1 last Bristol race – Finished 6th
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 2 last Bristol race – Finished 8th
  • Last 2 Bristol races won from pit stalls on backstretch – Kevin Harvick (36) & Jimmie Johnson (27)
  • Drivers pitting in stall 1 finished 6th or better last 5 races – 2 Wins
  • 2 of last 5 Bristol races won from pole – Pole failed to win previous 12 races
  • Last to win back-to-back Bristol races: Brad Keselowski 8/11 & 3/12 (Jimmie Johnson won last Bristol race)
  • 15 Bristol season sweeps – Last: 2009 Kyle Busch (Jimmie Johnson won last Bristol race)
  • Joey Logano won 2 of last 3 Bristol August races
  • Last championship leader to win Bristol: Dale Earnhardt 8/87
  • Championship leader hasn’t won Bristol in last 59 races
  • Drivers swept both Bristol races & championship in same season 7 times – Last: Dale Earnhardt 1987
  • Last 57 Bristol NASCAR National Touring Series races: Kyle Busch 17 wins & 21 other drivers with 5 or fewer
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last Bristol race (202 Laps) – Finished 6th
  • Kyle Larson led first 202 laps last Bristol race – Pit road speeding penalty & finished 6th
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last Bristol NXS & MENCS races (382 Laps led) – Finished 7th & 6th
  • Kyle Busch led most laps last 2 Bristol August races – Finished 8th & 39th
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps only 1 Bristol race – 3/11
  • Joe Gibbs Racing #20 (3), #11 (1), #18 (1) & #20 (1) led most laps 6 of last 10 Bristol races – 2 Wins (8/13 & 4/16)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Rusty Wallace leads all with 6 wins on Bristol concrete
  • 20 Different winners in 41 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bristol night races
  • Darrell Waltrip leads all with 8 Bristol night race wins
  • Since track opened in 1961, only 2 champions winless at Bristol – Bobby Isaac & Bobby Labonte
  • Kyle Busch led 415 consecutive laps 8/08 – Finished 2nd
  • 8 or more cautions last 10 Bristol races
  • Pole won 24 of 113 Bristol races
  • Worst start position of Bristol winner: 38th – Elliott Sadler 3/01
  • Darrell Waltrip (Bristol) & Richard Petty (Richmond) hold record of 7 straight wins at 1 track
  • Relief drivers involved in 7 Bristol wins
  • Champion finished 28th or worse 4 of last 7 Bristol night races
  • Mid-race leader won only 6 of last 23 Bristol races
  • Matt Kenseth led at mid-race 3 of last 12 Bristol races – 1 Win (8/13)
  • Kyle Busch led Bristol at mid-race 5 times – 2 Wins
  • Martin Truex Jr. led at mid-race last Bristol race (116 Laps led) – Pit road speeding & finished 8th
  • 4 of 113 Bristol Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Races settled by last lap pass
  • Leader of most laps won only 5 of last 23 Bristol races
  • 5 Bristol overtime finishes – Kyle Busch won 2
  • No overtime Bristol night races
  • Longest Bristol race: 4/15 – 511 Laps
  • Chevrolet won last 2 Bristol races – Winless previous 6 Bristol races
  • Ford won 3 of last 7 Bristol races – Winless previous 10 Bristol races
  • Toyota won 8 of last 17 Bristol races
  • #11 Won 7 straight 3/81-4/84 with Darrell Waltrip driving
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 8 of last 17 Bristol Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with 4 different drivers
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 1 of last 8 Bristol Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races – Jimmie Johnson 4/17
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 1 Win last 17 Bristol races – 8 Wins previous 14 races
  • Team Penske: 4 Wins last 12 Bristol races
  • 8/27/83 & 3/31/96 Rain shortened Bristol races – D. Waltrip (8/83) & Jeff Gordon (3/96)
  • Dale Earnhardt won in his first 2 races at Bristol (4/1/79 & 3/30/80) – 1st & 3rd career wins
  • Cale Yarborough is only driver to lead all 500 laps at Bristol 3/25/73 (Most laps ever led in a MENCS race)
  • Richard Petty led 442 laps 7/26/64 – Most ever by a driver in a MENCS race without winning
  • Most MENCS laps run under green: 500 – Dover 6/71 & Bristol 7/71
  • Team Penske: 12 Bristol wins – Most of all tracks
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 11 Bristol wins – 4 Kurt Busch, 3 Edwards, 2 Kenseth & 2 Martin
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 11 Bristol wins by 6 different drivers – Kyle Busch, J. Gordon, Johnson, Kahne, T. Labonte & D. Waltrip
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 9 Bristol wins by 5 different drivers – Kyle Busch, Edwards, Hamlin, Kenseth & Stewart
  • Richard Childress Racing: 9 Bristol wins – 7 Dale Earnhardt, 1 Jeff Burton & 1 Kevin Harvick
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 1 Bristol win – 8/16 Kevin Harvick
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES BRISTOL STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • 44 Different winners in 70 NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol races
  • 30 Different winners in 50 NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol concrete races
  • Erik Jones only repeat winner last 6 Bristol races (2 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Erik Jones won 2 of last 3 Bristol races – Pit road speeding penalty 4/17
  • Final lead change with 7 or fewer laps to go 4 of last 6 Bristol races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 10 Wins last 14 Bristol races
  • #22 Passed for final lead change last 2 Bristol races – Finished 12th & 2nd
  • Kyle Larson won Stage 1 last Bristol race – Finished 7th
  • Daniel Hemric won Stage 2 last Bristol race – Finished 5th (Dash 4 Cash winner)
  • Kyle Busch won 4 of last 7 Bristol August races
  • Last to win back-to-back August races: Kyle Busch (2010 & ’11) – Austin Dillon won last August race
  • 3 of last 11 Bristol Xfinity Series winners didn’t compete in Bristol MENCS race same weekend
  • 5 Sweeps of Bristol Xfinity Series race and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on same weekend
  • 6 Won first career race at Bristol
  • Worst start position of Bristol winner: 38th – Kevin Harvick 4/4/05
  • Only 2 Bristol winners eligible for championship points – Elliott Sadler (3/12) & Erik Jones (4/16)
  • 1 Bristol Xfinity Series race settled by a last lap pass – 4/94 (Mark Martin pitted while leading race)
  • 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
  • 22 Won first Bristol race in 5 or fewer tries
  • 7 Won Bristol for first time in 4th try
  • Pole won 10 of 70 Bristol Xfinity Series races
  • Pole finished top 5 in 6 of last 8 Bristol races