NASCAR Charlotte Sunday, October 1, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHARLOTTE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kyle Busch: Charlotte only track without a win – 0 for 27
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 6 Wins last 14 races on 1.5-mile tracks – Winless previous 114 races
  • Kyle Larson: 6 2nd-place finishes on 1.5-mile tracks – Winless
  • 3 Won their first race with Hendrick Motorsports at Charlotte – Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne & Casey Mears
  • First win for car #24: 1994 Coca-Cola 600 (5/29/94) – Jeff Gordon (First win for Gordon in 42nd race)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless in Charlotte Playoff races
  • Jimmie Johnson led 30 of final 32 laps at Charlotte May – Finished 17th
  • Austin Dillon led only final 2 laps winning Charlotte May
  • Martin Truex Jr. led 233 of 400 laps at Charlotte May – Finished 3rd
  • Chase Elliott & Brad Keselowski vicious lap 20 crash Charlotte May
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 6th in 2016 Charlotte Playoff race – Lap 89 right front tire coming apart (Fell 1 lap down to 31st),
  • lap 156 free pass, lap 159 crew members over wall too soon & uncontrolled tire, led lap 215 & lap 251 wall contact
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Best Hendrick Motorsports finisher at Charlotte May – Finished 10th
  • Most Charlotte Playoff race wins: 4 Jimmie Johnson (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most Charlotte Playoff race top 3 finishes: 7 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Charlotte Playoff race top 5 finishes: 8 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Charlotte Playoff race top 10 finishes: 10 Kyle Busch
  • Best Charlotte Playoff race average finish: 9.7 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 4 Martin Truex Jr. (3 Others 1 win each)
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 7 Martin Truex Jr. (Finished 8th or better every race)
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 3.3 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 765 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr. (6 Straight races led)
  • 50 Different winners in 117 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Charlotte races
  • 38 Different winners in 57 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 races
  • 10 Different winners in 13 Charlotte Playoff races
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished 6th or better 5 of last 7 races on 1.5-mile tracks – Finished 39th at Charlotte May & Kentucky July
  • First Charlotte Playoff race win for 6 of last 7 winners
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Charlotte Playoff races
  • Jimmie Johnson only driver to win consecutive Charlotte Playoff races (2004 & ’05) – Winner last season
  • 3 Won Charlotte Playoff race & championship in same year – Jimmie Johnson 2009 & ’16 and Kevin Harvick 2014
  • 2 Non-Playoff drivers won Charlotte Playoff races – Jamie McMurray 2010 & Brad Keselowski 2013
  • Best non-Playoff finisher in last Charlotte Playoff race: Kasey Kahne – Finished 3rd
  • 8 of last 12 Charlotte Playoff race winners started from first 2 rows
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change last Charlotte Playoff race – Finished 2nd
  • Driver leading most laps failed to win 4 of last 7 Charlotte Playoff races
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps 4 of last 10 Charlotte Playoff races – 2 Wins (2009 & ‘16)
  • Charlotte Playoff race pole failed to finish last 2 years – Matt Kenseth 2015 (Crash) & Kevin Harvick 2016 (Engine)
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 8 Charlotte races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • 6 Different teams won last 6 Charlotte races
  • All 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished 11th or better last Charlotte race – 3 Finished top 5
  • 6 Won Daytona 500 & Bank of America 500 in same year – Last: 2015 Joey Logano (Kurt Busch won 2017 Daytona 500)
  • 1 Toyota win in Bank of America 500 – 2012 (Clint Bowyer)
  • 6 Won Bank of America 500 from pole – Only once in last 34 races (2009 Jimmie Johnson)
  • David Pearson: 15 Straight Charlotte front row starts 1972-’80 (14 with Wood Brothers) – 12 Poles including 11-in-a-row
  • 2005: Jimmie Johnson won from the back after engine change
  • 3 Won first career race in Bank of America 500 including Jamie McMurray in 2002
  • Only 2 overtime finishes in Bank of America 500 – 2005 & ‘07
  • Most Bank of America 500 races before first win: 22 – Sterling Marlin (2001)
  • 2 Won in first try: Speedy Thompson 1960 & Jamie McMurray 2002
  • 2 Charlotte races settled by last lap pass – 2005 & ’11 Coca-Cola 600s
  • 19 Charlotte wins by Hendrick Motorsports – Most of all teams at Charlotte
  • 8 Charlotte wins by Roush by 3 drivers – Mark Martin 4, Jeff Burton 2 & Matt Kenseth 2
  • 8 Charlotte wins by Richard Childress Racing – Dale Earnhardt 4, Kevin Harvick 2, Jeff Burton 1 & Austin Dillon 1
  • 5 Charlotte wins by Joe Gibbs Racing by 4 drivers – Bobby Labonte 2, 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
  • 3 Charlotte wins by Chip Ganassi Racing: Sterling Marlin 10/01, Jamie McMurray 10/02 & 10/10
  • 1 Charlotte win by Stewart-Haas Racing: Kevin Harvick 10/14
  • 1 Charlotte win by Furniture Row Racing: Martin Truex Jr. 5/16
  • 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

  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Ryan Blaney (1 Win) & Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Austin Dillon & Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 5 Cole Custer, Austin Dillon & Elliott Sadler
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 2.3 Kyle Larson
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 283 Erik Jones
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 4 Ryan Blaney
  • 34 Different winners in 71 Charlotte Xfinity Series races
  • 3 Won back-to-back Charlotte fall races – Last: Kyle Busch 2008 & ’09 – Joey Logano won last fall
  • 7 Charlotte season sweeps – Ryan Blaney won in May
  • 3 Charlotte NXS & MENCS weekend sweeps – Last: 10/95 (Mark Martin)
  • 8 Won first career race at Charlotte
  • 11 Charlotte races won from pole
  • Worst starting position of Charlotte winner: 33rd – Harry Gant 10/91
  • Elliott Sadler best Xfinity Series regular last Charlotte fall race – Finished 2nd
  • Cole Custer best Xfinity Series regular last Charlotte race – Finished 7th
  • 4 Charlotte overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 3
  • Longest Charlotte NXS race: 206 Laps 5/16 – Denny Hamlin winner (Kyle Larson led at scheduled distance)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 10 of last 17 Charlotte races
  • Kyle Larson led most laps 2016 Charlotte Playoff race (165) – Finished 4th
  • Ryan Blaney led most laps last Charlotte race (107) – Winner
  • 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 13 Charlotte races – 3 Times in last 6 fall races
  • Final lead change with 12 or fewer laps to go last 3 Charlotte races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 1 Win in last 7 Charlotte races – 3 Wins previous 3 races
  • Team Penske #12 won last 2 Charlotte races with Brian Wilson as crew chief & 2 different drivers (Logano & Blaney)
  • Ryan Blaney started rear of field for unapproved adjustments & won 5/17
  • Fewest laps led by Charlotte winner: 1 – Dale Jarrett (5/90)
  • Most Charlotte lead lap finishers: 30 (5/17)
  • Roush won 12 Charlotte Xfinity Series races with 5 different drivers