NASCAR Chicagoland Sunday, June 24, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHICAGOLAND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Chicagoland races: 17 Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick & Matt Kenseth
  • Most Chicagoland wins: 3 Tony Stewart
  • Most Chicagoland 2nd-place finishes: 3 Jeff Gordon & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Chicagoland top 3 finishes: 6 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Chicagoland top 5 finishes: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Chicagoland top 10 finishes: 11 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Chicagoland laps led: 695 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 3 Kevin Harvick (Kyle Busch won other 2)
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr. (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Busch (Every race)
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 4.2 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 561 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 4 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 7 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks last season – Winless in 5 races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 20 Laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 12 Different winners in 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland races
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 2017 Chicagoland race after receiving pit road speeding penalty
  • Brad Keselowski (2) & Martin Truex Jr. (2) won 4 of last 6 Chicagoland races
  • Stewart (2011), Keselowski (2012) & Truex Jr. (2017) only drivers to win Chicagoland & championship in same season
  • Jimmie Johnson: 0 for 16 at Chicagoland
  • 2 Won consecutive Chicagoland races – Kevin Harvick (2001 & ’02) & Martin Truex Jr. (2016 & ’17)
  • 3 of last 7 Chicagoland winners went on to win championship
  • Every driver running at finish last 3 Chicagoland races – 2015, ’16 & ‘17
  • Chase Elliott finished 2nd last Chicagoland race – Post-race penalty dropped from 6th to 8th in points
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 7 of last 8 Chicagoland races – Jimmie Johnson three times
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 2 of last 3 Chicagoland races – Finished 9th in 2015 & 15th in 2017
  • 6 Won first race of season at Chicagoland
  • Toyota: 6 Chicagoland wins – 4 Wins last 5 races including 3 straight
  • Chevrolet: Winless last 6 Chicagoland races
  • Ford: 1 Chicagoland win – 2014 Brad Keselowski
  • No Chicagoland MENCS wins for Roush Fenway Racing
  • Only 1 Chicagoland race won from first starting position – Kyle Busch 2008
  • Kyle Busch started first in 4 Chicagoland races – Only 1 pole win (2017)
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 110 or later in 7 Chicagoland races
  • Tony Stewart: 3 Chicagoland wins – All were first wins of season
  • Tony Stewart won both rescheduled Chicagoland races (2007 & ’11)
  • Kevin Harvick only Chicagoland winner in first try
  • 4 Won Chicagoland for first time in 4th try
  • Matt Kenseth won Chicagoland in 13th try – Most of all drivers
  • Drivers starting first finished 8th or better 12 of last 16 Chicagoland races
  • Worst start position of Chicagoland winner: 32nd – Kevin Harvick 2002
  • 5 Joe Gibbs Racing Chicagoland wins (Most all-time) by 4 drivers – Stewart 2, Kyle Busch 1, Hamlin 1 & Kenseth 1
  • 3 Team Penske Chicagoland wins – Ryan Newman 2003, Brad Keselowski 2012 & ‘14
  • 2 Furniture Row Racing Chicagoland wins – Martin Truex Jr. 2016 & ‘17
  • 2 Hendrick Motorsports Chicagoland wins – Jeff Gordon 2006 & Mark Martin 2009
  • 2 Richard Childress Racing Chicagoland wins – Kevin Harvick 2001 & ‘02
  • 1 Stewart-Haas Racing Chicagoland win – Tony Stewart 2011
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless at Chicagoland

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHICAGOLAND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Chicagoland races: 15 Elliott Sadler
  • Most Chicagoland wins: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Chicagoland 2nd-place finishes: 3 Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth & Kyle Larson
  • Most Chicagoland top 3 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most Chicagoland top 5 finishes: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most Chicagoland top 10 finishes: 9 Elliott Sadler
  • Most Chicagoland laps led: 1039 Kyle Busch (Carl Edwards 2nd with 276)
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 4 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 4 Christopher Bell & Elliott Sadler
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 165 Ryan Blaney
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 3 Christopher Bell
  • 14 Different winners in 22 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chicagoland races
  • Erik Jones won 2 of last 4 Chicagoland races
  • Only 1 swept Chicagoland Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in same weekend – Kyle Busch 2008
  • Last 2 Chicagoland NXS winners were full-time NXS drivers – Erik Jones (9/16) & Justin Allgaier (9/17)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of last 4 Chicagoland races – JR Motorsports won last Chicagoland race
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 130 or later in 9 Chicagoland races
  • Winner led lap 1 only twice at Chicagoland – Kyle Busch 9/13 & 9/15
  • 5 Won Chicagoland in first try
  • Brad Keselowski & Elliott Sadler won Chicagoland for first time in 6th try – Most of all drivers
  • 2 Chicagoland races won from pole – Kyle Busch 9/13 & 9/15
  • Worst starting position of Chicagoland winner: 34th – Justin Labonte 2004
  • 2 Won a Chicagoland race & championship in same season – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 9/12 & Chase Elliott 7/14
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 6 of last 10 Chicagoland races
  • Most laps led by winner: 195 – Kyle Busch 9/13
  • Most laps led by non-winner: 154 – Kyle Busch 9/16
  • Kyle Busch led final 170 laps 9/13
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change by Kyle Busch twice
  • Erik Jones passed for final lead change last Chicagoland race – Finished 18th
  • 2 Chicagoland races settled by last lap pass
  • 5 Won first race of season at Chicagoland
  • 4 Won first career race at Chicagoland – Last: 2006 Casey Mears