NASCAR Chicagoland Sunday, September 10, 2017

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHICAGOLAND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Chicagoland races: 16 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: 5 Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson & Tony Stewart
  • Most Chicagoland top 5 finishes: 8 Kevin Harvick & Tony Stewart
  • Most Chicagoland top 10 finishes: 10 Jimmie Johnson & Tony Stewart
  • Most Chicagoland laps led: 695 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Chicagoland Playoff race wins: 2 Brad Keselowski
  • Most Chicagoland Playoff race top 3 finishes: 2 Kevin Harvick & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Chicagoland Playoff race top 5 finishes: 4 Brad Keselowski
  • Most Chicagoland Playoff race top 10 finishes: 6 Brad Keselowski (Every race)
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 3 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: 4 Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr. (Finished 8th or better all 6 races)
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 3.7 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 688 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr.
  • 12 Different winners in 16 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland races
  • 5 Winners in 6 Chicagoland Playoff races – Brad Keselowski only driver to win more than once (2)
  • LATE RACE LEAD CHANGE at CHICAGOLAND:
  • Denny Hamlin took lead for final time with 5 to go in 2015 – Only 9 total laps led
  • Martin Truex Jr. took lead for final time with 2 to go in 2016
  • Martin Truex Jr. started 2016 Playoff with Chicagoland win – 2nd of 3 wins in 5-race span
  • Martin Truex Jr.:
  • 2016 Chicagoland winner – Free pass 2nd caution & took lead for final time with 2 to go after restarting 4th with new tires
  • Brad Keselowski only repeat winner last 9 Chicagoland races (2 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Chase Elliott led 75 laps at 2016 Chicagoland (Includes 57 straight) – Lost lead for final time with 5 to go (Overtime race)
  • LATE RACE CAUTIONS: Final green run 6 laps or shorter last 3 Chicagoland races
  • Kyle Busch started first 2016 Chicagoland – Led only first 21 laps
  • Kevin Harvick:
  • Finished 20th at 2016 Chicagoland – Qualified 4th & started rear of field (Unapproved adjustments)
  • Kyle Larson:
  • Started rear of field 2016 Chicagoland (Transmission) – Finished 18th (First driver 1 lap down)
  • Matt Kenseth:
  • Finished 9th at Chicagoland last season – Lap 121 pit road speeding penalty
  • Kyle Busch:
  • Finished 8th at Chicagoland last season – Started 1st, 21 laps led & lap 172 pit road speeding penalty
  • Jimmie Johnson 42-years-old race day
  • Jimmie Johnson:
  • Led most laps last Chicagoland race (118) – Finished 12th (Lap 234 pit road speeding penalty)
  • Tony Stewart (3), Kevin Harvick (2) & Brad Keselowski (2) only drivers to win Chicagoland more than once
  • First Chicagoland win for 4 of last 5 winners
  • 11 Speeding penalties by 9 drivers at Chicagoland in 2016
  • All 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished 12th or better last Chicagoland race – 3 Top 10 finishers
  • Richmond Race to Playoff winner finished 11th or better in first Playoff race last 11 seasons – Top 2 six times
  • Brad Keselowski won 2 of last 5 Chicagoland races
  • Every driver running at finish last 2 Chicagoland races
  • Chase Elliott finished 3rd at Chicagoland after leading with 10 to go last season
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 6 of last 7 Chicagoland races – Jimmie Johnson three times
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps last Chicagoland race (118) – Finished 12th (Pit road speeding penalty)
  • Jimmie Johnson: No Chicagoland wins – Only Playoff track without a win
  • 6 Won first race of season at Chicagoland
  • 1 Chicagoland win by Ford: 2014 (Brad Keselowski)
  • No Chicagoland MENCS wins for Roush Fenway Racing
  • Team Penske (2) & Joe Gibbs Racing (2) won 4 of last 5 Chicagoland Playoff races
  • Ryan Blaney best non-Playoff finisher last Chicagoland race – Finished 4th
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 110 or later in 6 Chicagoland races
  • 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
  • Only 1 Chicagoland race won from first starting position – Kyle Busch 2008
  • Drivers starting first finished 8th or better 12 of last 15 Chicagoland races
  • Worst start position of Chicagoland winner: 32nd – Kevin Harvick 2002
  • Kevin Harvick only winner of consecutive Chicagoland races 2001 & ’02 (Martin Truex Jr. won last season)
  • Stewart (2011) & Keselowski (2012) only drivers to win Chicagoland & championship in same season
  • 2 of last 6 Chicagoland winners went on to win championship
  • 3 Won first Playoff race & championship in same season including 2 of last 6 champions
  • 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 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
  • 1 Furniture Row Racing Chicagoland win – Martin Truex Jr. 2016
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless at Chicagoland
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHICAGOLAND STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most Chicagoland races: 14 Eric McClure, Elliott Sadler & Mike Wallace
  • Most Chicagoland wins: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Chicagoland 2nd-place finishes: 3 Carl Edwards & Matt Kenseth
  • Most Chicagoland top 3 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most Chicagoland top 5 finishes: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most Chicagoland top 10 finishes: 8 Kyle Busch & Elliott Sadler
  • Most Chicagoland laps led: 1039 Kyle Busch (Carl Edwards 2nd with 276)
  • 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)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 4 Austin Dillon & Kevin Harvick
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 1.7 Ryan Blaney
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 202 Ryan Blaney
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 3 Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch & Joey Logano
  • 14 Different winners in 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chicagoland races
  • Kyle Busch (4), Kevin Harvick (3), Erik Jones (2) & Joey Logano (2) only drivers to win more than once
  • Erik Jones won 2 of last 3 Chicagoland races
  • Only 1 swept Chicagoland Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in same weekend – Kyle Busch 2008
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won last 3 Chicagoland races
  • 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
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 9 of last 11 Chicagoland races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 5 of last 9 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
  • 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
  • 5 Won Chicagoland in first try
  • Brad Keselowski & Elliott Sadler won Chicagoland for first time in 6th try – Most of all drivers
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 130 or later in 8 Chicagoland races
  • Winner led lap 1 only twice at Chicagoland – Kyle Busch 9/13 & 9/15