NASCAR Information Sunday, June 24, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 5 Kevin Harvick – 5 Wins ties career-high (2006 & ’14)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 9 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 12 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 13 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Best average finish this season: 7.2 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 993 Kevin Harvick (Only 7 to 1000 & 850 Laps led all last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 444 Ryan Blaney (3rd most behind Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch)
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • 6 Different winners in 16 races this season – 10 Races to Playoffs
  • 2 Different winners in 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Kevin Harvick (3) & Kyle Busch (2)
  • Kevin Harvick: 5 Wins this season – 3 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Wins this season – 2 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Winless last 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks – 5 Wins previous 6 races
  • 3 Won last 11 races on 1.5-mile tracks – Martin Truex Jr. (5), Kevin Harvick (4) & Kyle Busch (2)
  • Kevin Harvick won 4 of last 7 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Kyle Busch won 2 of last 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver to finish outside top 10 in Stages this season & win – Sonoma (Finished 11th & 17th)
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 8 Stage wins this season – Drove for the Cycle twice
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 3 Stage wins this season
  • Brad Keselowski: 12 Career Stage wins – Went on to win only once after winning a Stage (Talladega 10/17)
  • 6 Races won Driving for the Cycle – Martin Truex Jr. 3, Kevin Harvick 2 & Kyle Busch 1
  • 2 Won Driving for the Cycle after starting on pole – Martin Truex Jr. (Auto Club 3/18) & Kyle Busch (Charlotte 5/18)
  • 2 Won Stage 1 & 2 this season, but didn’t win race – Brad Keselowski (Bristol April) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 18 Career wins – Never won back-to-back races
  • 3 Win streaks this season – Kevin Harvick 3 straight, Kyle Busch 3 straight & Kevin Harvick 2 straight
  • 4 Winners from pole this season:
  • Martin Truex Jr. Auto Club, Kyle Busch Bristol April, Kevin Harvick Kansas May & Kyle Busch Charlotte May
  • Kevin Harvick started 3rd or better 4 of 5 wins this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 13 of 18 wins starting from first 2 rows
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-long 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 2 of last 3 races – Finished 4th & 2nd
  • Kevin Harvick passed for final lead change last 2 races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson failed to win last 3 races after leading most laps – Twice this season (Bristol April & Kansas May)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • Chase Elliott best Chevrolet finisher 5 races this season including last 2
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher half the races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 3 of last 5 races – Only once in previous 11 races this season
  • Last time Hendrick went this many races into a season without a win: 1992 (Won 23rd race at Dover 9/20/92)
  • Jimmie Johnson first time ever winless this many races since start of season
  • Roush best Ford only once this season
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 26 races – 2018 Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Ford: 8 Wins this season – 10 Wins all of last season
  • Toyota: 7 Wins this season – 2 at this point last season (Finished 2017 with 16 wins)
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500 & Richmond April
  • Youngest winners: Austin Dillon – 27Y, 9M, 22D & Joey Logano – 27Y, 11M, 5D
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .127 Seconds – Talladega April (Joey Logano over Kurt Busch)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 2 races with largest margin-of-victory this season (Both in California) – Sonoma & Auto Club
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 7 of 16 races this season (Season high) – 3 Wins all of last season
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 5 of last 8 races
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 4 races
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher last 4 races
  • No Team Penske driver finished top 10 at Sonoma – 2nd time this season (ISM Raceway)
  • No Hendrick Motorsports driver finished top 10 in 2 races this season (Both 1.5-mile tracks) – Las Vegas March & Kansas May
  • Last 8 Joe Gibbs Racing wins: Kyle Busch 7 & Matt Kenseth 1 (Denny Hamlin 0)
  • Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 seven times – Martin Truex Jr. 4 & Kevin Harvick 3

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 2 Justin Allgaier & Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier & Christopher Bell
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 7 Justin Allgaier (4 Finishes of 31st or worse)
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Elliott Sadler (Winless)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 12 Elliott Sadler
  • Most laps led this season: 458 Justin Allgaier
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 163 Daniel Hemric
  • Most races led this season: 9 Christopher Bell
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 13 Cole Custer
  • Most poles this season: 3 Christopher Bell & Cole Custer
  • 12 Different winners in 14 races this season
  • 4 Different winners in 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 11 Different winners last 11 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Justin Allgaier only repeat winner last 10 races (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 Wins this season – No Stage wins
  • Kyle Busch: 1 Win this season (Pocono) – 5 Stage wins (Leads all drivers)
  • Elliott Sadler: Winless this season – 4 Stage wins
  • 3 Won Stages 1, 2 & race this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta), Joey Logano (Auto Club) & Justin Allgaier (Iowa June)
  • 1 NXS & MENCS weekend sweep this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta)
  • 1 Won first career race this season – Spencer Gallagher (Talladega)
  • 2 Wins from pole this season (#22 Both races) – Ryan Blaney (Texas April) & Brad Keselowski (Charlotte May)
  • Only 1 winner from outside top 12 this season – Austin Dillon started 13th at Michigan
  • Most laps led in a race this season: 182 – Justin Allgaier (Iowa June)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • Justin Allgaier best Chevrolet finisher 5 races this season
  • Cole Custer best Ford finisher 4 of last 8 races
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher half the races this season
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Talladega & Charlotte May
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • 2 Rookie of the Year contenders won this season – Tyler Reddick (Daytona Feb.) & Christopher Bell (Richmond April)
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 races – Penske, Gibbs, Childress & JR Motorsports
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004 (Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler)
  • First career win for 6 of last 9 stand-alone race winners
  • 10 Different winners in last 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series stand-alone races