NASCAR Charlotte Sunday, May 12, 2019

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHARLOTTE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 races: 31 Bill Elliott (Winless) & Richard Petty (2 Wins)
  • Most Coca-Cola 600 wins: 5 Darrell Waltrip (Jimmie Johnson 2nd all-time with 4)
  • Most Coca-Cola 600 2nd-place finishes: 5 Richard Petty
  • Most Coca-Cola 600 top 3 finishes: 10 Bobby Allison
  • Most Coca-Cola 600 top 5 finishes: 12 Richard Petty
  • Most Coca-Cola 600 top 10 finishes: 15 David Pearson, Ricky Rudd & Darrell Waltrip
  • Most Charlotte wins: 8 Jimmie Johnson
  • Kyle Larson: 2019 All-Star Race winner – Last to win All-Star Race & Coca-Cola 600 in same year: Kurt Busch 2010
  • 14 Won All-Star Race after going winless in previous races to start season including
  • Joey Logano 2016, Kyle Busch 2017 & Kyle Larson 2019
  • Logano ended 2016 with 3 wins & Kyle Busch with 5 wins
  • Jimmie Johnson: 7-time champion & 4-time Coca-Cola 600 winner, but never won 600 & championship in same year
  • Kyle Busch: 2018 Coca-Cola 600 winner – First Charlotte win in 29th try
  • Last to win back-to-back Coca-Cola 600s: Jimmie Johnson 2003, ’04 & ‘05
  • Kevin Harvick: Winless this season – First win of season for 4 of last 5 Coca-Cola 600 winners
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins last 5 Charlotte races – 5 Top 3 finishes last 6 Charlotte races
  • 3 Straight Charlotte top 3 finishes – 1 Win (10/17)
  • Truex pit road speeding penalty (Lap 203) & uncontrolled tire penalty (Lap 227) in 2018 Coca-Cola 600 – Finished 2nd
  • Denny Hamlin: 0 for 26 at Charlotte – 3 Straight top 5 finishes (4 Straight Charlotte races led)
  • 6 Won Daytona 500 & Coca-Cola 600 in same year – Last: Jeff Gordon 1997
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished last in 2018 Coca-Cola 600 (Lap 84 crash) – 7 Top 10 finishes in previous 7 Coca-Cola 600s
  • Alex Bowman: 12th in Playoff standings +45 – 21st in Playoff standings -27 after Richmond
  • 2018 Coca-Cola 600 laps led – Toyota: 386, Ford: 14, Chevrolet: 0
  • 2018 Coca-Cola 600: 4 Pit road speeding by 3 drivers – Martin Truex Jr. 2nd, Austin Dillon 34th & J.J. Yeley 38th
  • 5 Uncontrolled tire penalties: Landon Cassill, Erik Jones, Michael McDowell, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Appropriately 28 years ago (5/26/91) Davey Allison won Coca-Cola 600 with Larry McReynolds as crew chief
  • Darrell Waltrip won Coca-Cola 600 34 years ago (5/26/85) the day after winning the first All-Star Race
  • David Pearson came into 1973 World 600 on a 5-race win streak. He finished 2nd to Buddy Baker.
  • Pearson then went on to win the next 4 races.
  • Richard Petty came to Charlotte in the fall of 1967 with all-time record 10-race win streak.
  • Buddy Baker won the National 500 ending the streak.
  • 51 Different winners in 119 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Charlotte Motor Speedway races
  • 34 Different winners in 59 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Coca-Cola 600 races
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 1, 2, 3 & Coca-Cola 600 last season
  • Kyle Busch 377 of 400 laps led 2018 Coca-Cola 600 (565.5 Miles)
  • Brad Keselowski finished 4th in 2018 Coca-Cola 600 – Received free pass 6th caution
  • Fewest lead lap finishers last season: 9 Las Vegas March & Coca-Cola 600
  • 2018 Coca-Cola 600: Most laps led in a race last season – 377 Kyle Busch
  • 2018 Coca-Cola 600: Longest race time last season – 4:23:22
  • 2018 Coca-Cola 600: 11 Cautions for 54 Laps – 7 Cautions for spins & crashes involving 10 drivers
  • Involved: Chris Buescher, William Byron, Austin Dillon, Gray Gaulding,
  • Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson & Joey Logano
  • 7 Different winners in last 7 Coca-Cola 600 races –
  • Kahne, Harvick, Johnson, Edwards, Truex Jr., A. Dillon & Kyle Busch
  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 8 Charlotte races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Jimmie Johnson won 3 straight Coca-Cola 600s (2003-’05) – Took 9 races to win 4th
  • Jimmie Johnson only driver to win 3 straight Coca-Cola 600s – 2003, ’04 & ’05 (Last to win 600 back-to-back)
  • Jimmie Johnson tied record for consecutive superspeedway wins at 1 track with 4 (5/04, 10/04, 5/05 & 10/05)
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 4 Coca-Cola 600s (131, 392 & 233) – 1 Win (2016)
  • Martin Truex Jr. all-time record most miles led in a race (588) – 2016 Coca-Cola 600 (392 of 400 laps led)
  • Most Coca-Cola 600 laps led: 392 – Martin Truex Jr. 2016 (Winner)
  • 2nd most Coca-Cola 600 laps led: 377 – Kyle Busch 2018 (Winner)
  • Fewest laps led by winner: 2 – Kevin Harvick 2011 & Austin Dillon 2017
  • Coca-Cola 600 winner led 28 or less laps 7 of last 14 races
  • Latest point winner took lead for first time in Coca-Cola 600: Lap 399 – Austin Dillon 2017
  • Martin Truex Jr. finished 2nd in 2018 Coca-Cola 600 – Lap 203 pit road speeding penalty
  • Most laps led from start of Coca-Cola 600: 77 – Martin Truex Jr. (2016)
  • Most consecutive laps led to finish of Coca-Cola 600: 240 – Jim Paschal (1967)
  • Coca-Cola 600 winner took lead for first time after 500 miles (334 Laps) 5 times
  • Final lead change came with 10 or fewer laps to go 14 times in Coca-Cola 600
  • Jimmie Johnson passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 Coca-Cola 600s
  • 5 Shortened Coca-Cola 600 races
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 6 of last 11 Coca-Cola 600s
  • Only 1 Overtime finish in Coca-Cola 600 – 2011
  • 2 Charlotte races settled by last lap pass – 2005 & ’11 Coca-Cola 600s
  • Drivers won first race of season 31 times at Coca-Cola 600 including 5 of last 7 years
  • First win of season for 4 of last 5 Coca-Cola 600 winners
  • 12 Scored their only win of season at Coca-Cola 600
  • 7 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Coca-Cola 600 – 4 Became champion drivers
  • 6 Won Coca-Cola 600 & championship in same year – Last 2 by Jeff Gordon (1997 & ’98)
  • 6 Won Daytona 500 & Coca-Cola 600 in same year – Last: Jeff Gordon 1997
  • 7 Won All-Star race & Coca-Cola 600 in same year – Last: Kurt Busch 2010
  • 2 Won Coca-Cola 600 in first try – Joe Lee Johnson & Matt Kenseth
  • Mark Martin won Coca-Cola 600 in 19th try (2002) – Most of all drivers
  • Kyle Busch won Coca-Cola in 15th try (2018) – 2nd most before first win
  • Martin Truex Jr. led at mid-race 3 of last 4 Coca-Cola 600s – 1 Win (2016)
  • 3 Scored their first win with Hendrick Motorsports in Coca-Cola 600 – Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears & Kasey Kahne
  • 11 Won Coca-Cola 600 from pole including Jimmie Johnson 2014, Martin Truex Jr. 2016 & Kyle Busch 2018
  • David Pearson: 15 Straight Charlotte front row starts 1972-’80 (14 with Wood Brothers) – 12 Poles including 11-in-a-row
  • Coca-Cola 600 won from pole 3 of last 5 races – Winless previous 9 races
  • 5 Straight Coca-Cola 600 poles: Jeff Gordon (1994-’98) & David Pearson (1974-’78)
  • Coca-Cola 600 leader at 500-miles failed to win 25 times
  • Worst official starting position of 600 winner: 37th – Jimmie Johnson 2003 (Started from rear – Engine change)
  • 6 Coca-Cola 600 wins by car #3 – Dale Earnhardt (3), Buddy Baker (1), Austin Dillon (1) & David Pearson (1)
  • Coca-Cola 600 largest margin-of-victory: 4 Laps – 1960 Joe Lee Johnson & 1964 Jim Paschal
  • Last time only winner finished on lead lap in Coca-Cola 600: 1987 Kyle Petty
  • Most finishing on lead lap in Coca-Cola 600: 26 (2009)
  • Oldest Coca-Cola 600 winner: 46 – Bobby Allison 1984
  • Youngest Coca-Cola 600 winner: 22 – Jeff Gordon 1994
  • Chevrolet leads all with 24 Coca-Cola 600 wins including 5 of last 8
  • Ford: 12 Coca-Cola 600 wins – Winless last 16 races (2002 Mark Martin)
  • Toyota won Coca-Cola 600 four times including 3 of last 4 years – 2009, ’15, ’16 & ‘18
  • 19 Charlotte wins by Hendrick Motorsports – Most of all teams at Charlotte
  • 8 Charlotte wins by Richard Childress Racing – Dale Earnhardt 4, Kevin Harvick 2, Jeff Burton 1 & Austin Dillon 1
  • 8 Charlotte wins by Roush by 3 drivers – Mark Martin 4, Jeff Burton 2 & Matt Kenseth 2
  • 6 Charlotte wins by Joe Gibbs Racing by 5 drivers –
  • Bobby Labonte 2, Kyle Busch 1, Carl Edwards 1, Dale Jarrett 1 & Tony Stewart 1
  • 3 Charlotte wins by Team Penske: Kurt Busch 5/10, Brad Keselowski 10/13 & Joey Logano 10/15
  • Team Penske won 2018 Charlotte Roval (Ryan Blaney)
  • Roger Penske won 17 Indianapolis 500s as car owner (1972, ’79, ’81, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, ’91, ’93, ’94, ’01, 02, ’03, ’06, ’09, ’15 & ‘18)
  • 3 Charlotte wins by Chip Ganassi Racing: Sterling Marlin 10/01, Jamie McMurray 10/02 & 10/10
  • Chip Ganassi won 4 Indianapolis 500s as car owner (2000, ’08, ’10 & ’12)
  • 1 Charlotte win by Stewart-Haas Racing: Kevin Harvick 10/14
  • Wood Brothers: 20 Charlotte poles & 6 Charlotte wins (David Pearson 3, Neil Bonnett 1, Kyle Petty 1 & Speedy Thompson 1)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHARLOTTE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Christopher Bell: 11 Wins in 51 races – Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram scored 11th win in his 51st race
  • Cole Custer: Average Charlotte finish: 4.8 – Best track (Finished 7th or better all 4 races)
  • Justin Allgaier: Winless last 18 races – 5 Wins previous 16 races
  • Tyler Reddick: 8 Top 5 finishes in 10 races this season – 7 Top 5 finishes all of championship season last year
  • Chase Briscoe: 2018 Charlotte Roval winner
  • 35 Different winners in 73 Charlotte Xfinity Series races
  • Last to win back-to-back spring races – Kyle Busch 2004 & ’05 (Brad Keselowski won last spring)
  • 3 Charlotte NXS & MENCS weekend sweeps – Last: 10/95 (Mark Martin)
  • *Darrell Waltrip won 1979 Spring Late Model Sportsman & MENCS races
  • 9 Won first career race at Charlotte including Darrell Waltrip (10/82) in 2nd NXS race
  • 5 Charlotte races settled by last lap pass
  • 2 Won Charlotte in first try – Harry Gant & Terry Labonte
  • Jeff Burton won first race in 18th try – Most of all drivers
  • Final lead change within 10 to go in 6 of last 15 Charlotte races
  • Final lead change with 12 or fewer laps to go 3 of last 5 Charlotte races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 1 Win in last 9 Charlotte races – 5 Wins previous 9 races
  • Team Penske #12 won 2 of last 4 Charlotte races with 2 different drivers (Joey Logano & Ryan Blaney)
  • Team Penske won 3 of last 4 Charlotte races
  • Team Penske crew chief Brian Wilson won 3 of last 4 Charlotte races with 3 different drivers (Logano, Blaney & Keselowski)
  • Ryan Blaney started rear of field for unapproved adjustments & won 5/17
  • Fewest laps led by Charlotte winner: 1 – Dale Jarrett (5/90)
  • 12 Charlotte races won from pole
  • Worst starting position of Charlotte winner: 33rd – Harry Gant 10/91
  • 5 Charlotte Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 4
  • JR Motorsports: Winless at Charlotte