NASCAR Daytona NXS Sunday, January 20, 2019

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DAYTONA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2/18: Closest-ever finish with Tyler Reddick edging Elliott Sadler by .0004 seconds. 23 Laps beyond scheduled distance. Daytona record 12 cautions for 49 laps. 9 Cautions for spins or crashes including 1 crash involving 18 drivers.
  • 7/18: Kyle Larson 3rd straight NXS win, Sadler 3rd straight Daytona 2nd-place, Justin Haley passed below yellow line for the win, but was penalized, Austin Cindric flip with 19 to go, Larson won Stage 1, 2 & race
  • 29 Different winners in 54 Daytona NXS races
  • Dale Earnhardt & Tony Stewart tied for most Daytona wins with 7
  • 14 Different winners last 15 Daytona races – Ryan Reed won 2 of last 8 races
  • Ryan Reed only repeat winner last 15 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 13 Others 1 win each
  • 9 of last 10 winners were first-time Daytona winners
  • 5 of last 7 season opener winners did not compete in Daytona 500
  • JR Motorsports won 5 of last 10 Daytona races with 5 different drivers & 3 different crew chiefs
  • Crew chief Dave Elenz won 3 of last 6 Daytona races with 3 different drivers (Chase Elliott, William Byron & Tyler Reddick)
  • JR Motorsports #9 won 2 of last 3 Daytona races – William Byron (6/17) & Tyler Reddick (2/18)
  • Last to win consecutive Daytona races: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2/03, 7/03 & 2/04 (Kyle Larson won last Daytona race)
  • 5 Won first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona – All in February race
  • Worst official start position of Daytona winner: 42nd – Chad Little 1995
  • *Joey Logano started from rear of field 7/11 for unapproved adjustments
  • *William Byron started from rear of field 6/17 for unapproved adjustments
  • 12 Daytona Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • 3 Overtime finishes in season-opener including last 2 races (2014, ’17 & ‘18)
  • Daytona 2/18 went 23 laps past scheduled distance – Kyle Larson led at 120 laps & finished 29th – Tyler Reddick won
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 37 Daytona wins
  • Ford ended 20-race Daytona winless streak in 2015 season opener – Ryan Reed winner
  • Toyota winless last 10 Daytona races
  • Kasey Kahne won first Daytona race in 19th try – Most of all drivers
  • Dale Earnhardt & Darrell Waltrip only drivers to win Daytona in first try
  • 6 Won Daytona for first time in 3rd try including Tyler Reddick 2/18
  • 4 Won a Daytona race & championship in same season –
  • Randy LaJoie 1997, Martin Truex Jr. 7/05, William Byron 6/17 & Tyler Reddick 2/18
  • 2 Won Daytona season-opener & championship in same year: Randy LaJoie (1997) & Tyler Reddick (2018)
  • 4 Drivers won a Daytona NXS race coming off championship season
  • 10 Won pole in their first Daytona race
  • 4 of 54 Daytona NXS races won from pole – Pole winless last 18 races
  • Driver starting first failed to finish 12 Daytona races
  • Leader at mid-race failed to win last 22 Daytona races
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 14 of last 16 Daytona races – Team Penske driver 4 of last 11 races
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last 2 Daytona races – 1 Win (7/18)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 10 of last 12 Daytona races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 5 Daytona races – 1 Win (7/07)
  • Most Daytona cautions: 12 (2/18)
  • Most Daytona caution laps: 49 (2/18)
  • Final green flag run 13 laps or less last 17 Daytona races
  • Final green flag run 2 laps or less last 5 Daytona races
  • Closest ever finish: .0004 seconds – Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler (2/18)
  • 2 Closest finishes of 2018 were at Daytona
  • Drivers eligible for championship points won 5 Daytona races including 3 of last 4
  • Chevrolet won last 4 restrictor-plate races
  • JR Motorsports won 7 of last 17 restrictor-plate races – 5 Different crew chiefs
  • 7 of last 15 restrictor-plate races settled by last-lap pass
  • Aric Almirola only repeat winner last 11 restrictor-plate races (2 Wins) – 9 Others 1 win each
  • Youngest Daytona winner: William Byron (6/17) – 19-Years-old
  • No Daytona wins by Team Penske (Team Penske passed for final lead change 6 of last 11 Daytona races)
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change 3 Daytona races – Winless
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 3 Daytona races – 1 Win (7/11)
  • Fewest laps led by Daytona winner: 1 – Mike Wallace (7/04), Joey Logano (7/11), James Buescher (2/12) & Kasey Kahne (7/14)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. led every lap in Daytona July 2003 race (100 Laps)