NASCAR Daytona Sunday, July 1, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DAYTONA

  • 63 Different winners in 142 Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 37 Different winners in 59 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 races
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Coke Zero Sugar 400s
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. only repeat winner last 10 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 20th or worse last 3 Daytona races
  • Kevin Harvick: Crashed out 3 of last 4 restrictor-plate races
  • Kyle Larson: No top 5 finishes in 18 restrictor-plate races (Outside top 10 last 6)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 18 Career wins – No restrictor-plate race wins
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of last 5 restrictor-plate races
  • Brad Keselowski won 4 of last 15 restrictor-plate races (3 Wins last 9 restrictor-plate races)
  • Brad Keselowski: Since 2016 Coke Zero Sugar Sugar 400 win failed to finish last 3 Daytona races all due to crashes
  • Joey Logano: 4 Wins last 14 restrictor-plate races
  • Ford won 8 of last 9 restrictor-plate races – Austin Dillon won 2018 Daytona 500 in Chevrolet
  • Roush Fenway Racing won 2 of last 5 restrictor-plate races – Winless previous 17 races
  • 5 Won Daytona 500 & Coke Zero Sugar 400 in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2013
  • 1 Toyota win in Coke Zero Sugar 400 – Kyle Busch 2008
  • 8 Scored first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • 8 Coke Zero Sugar 400s settled by last lap pass
  • Kyle Busch lost 2 Coke Zero Sugar 400s by last lap pass
  • Slowest race: 2017 – 123.986mph (Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. winner)
  • Leader of most laps failed to finish 5 Coke Zero Sugar 400 races including Brad Keselowski in 2017
  • Richard Petty leads all with 10 Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins
  • Cale Yarborough only driver to win 3 straight Daytona races
  • Last to win back-to-back Daytona races: Jimmie Johnson 2/13 & 7/13 (Austin Dillon won last Daytona race)
  • Team Penske won 8 of last 15 restrictor-plate races including 5 of last 9 – Brad Keselowski 4 & Joey Logano 4
  • Tony Stewart only repeat winner last 16 Coke Zero Sugar 400 races (4 Wins) – 12 Others 1 win each
  • David Pearson only driver to win 3 straight Coke Zero Sugar 400s (1972, ’73 & ’74)
  • Last to win consecutive Coke Zero Sugar 400s: Tony Stewart 2005 & ‘06
  • 10 Won Coke Zero Sugar 400 & championship in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2013
  • 9 Won Coke Zero Sugar 400 from first starting position – Qualifying cancelled for last 3 that won from first starting position
  • Worst start position of Coke Zero Sugar 400 winner: 42nd – Tony Stewart (2012)
  • Ford leads with 20 Coke Zero Sugar 400 wins – Chevrolet 2nd with 19 wins
  • 2 Coke Zero Sugar 400s didn’t run to scheduled distance – 1996 & ‘14
  • 7 Coke Zero Sugar 400s finished in overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 4 times
  • Cale Yarborough leads all with 13 Coke Zero Sugar 400 front row starts
  • Coke Zero Sugar 400 pole failed to finish 16 of 59 races
  • Driver starting first won only 9 of 59 Coke Zero Sugar 400s
  • Fastest race: 1980 – 173.473mph (Bobby Allison winner)
  • David Pearson (1972) & Jimmie Johnson (2013) were 37 years old when scoring their 64th career win in Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • Leader of most laps won 33 Coke Zero Sugar 400 races
  • Most consecutive laps led in Coke Zero Sugar 400: 118 – Cale Yarborough (1968)
  • 2 Won Coke Zero Sugar 400 in first try – Fireball Roberts (1959) & Greg Biffle (2003)
  • 7 Won first Coke Zero Sugar in 3rd try including Aric Almirola in 2014
  • Most tries before first Coke Zero Sugar 400 win: 21 – Buddy Baker (1983)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DAYTONA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 28 Different winners in 53 Daytona NXS races
  • Dale Earnhardt & Tony Stewart tied for most wins with 7
  • 8 of last 9 winners were first-time Daytona winners
  • Youngest Daytona winner: William Byron (6/17) – 19-Years-old
  • 2 Daytona wins by Roush Fenway Racing – Ryan Reed (2/15 & 2/17)
  • No Daytona wins by Team Penske (Team Penske passed for final lead change 6 of last 10 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 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 July 2003 race (100 Laps)
  • JR Motorsports #9 won last 2 Daytona races – William Byron (6/17) & Tyler Reddick (2/18)
  • Ryan Reed only repeat winner last 14 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 12 Others 1 win each
  • 13 Different winners last 14 Daytona races – Ryan Reed won 2 of last 7 races
  • JR Motorsports won 5 of last 9 Daytona races with 5 different drivers & 3 different crew chiefs
  • Crew chief Dave Elenz won 3 of last 5 Daytona races with 3 different drivers (Chase Elliott, William Byron & Tyler Reddick)
  • Last to win consecutive Daytona races: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2/03, 7/03 & 2/04 (Tyler Reddick 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
  • 12 of last 13 Daytona Xfinity Series summer races ended in Overtime
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 36 Daytona wins
  • Ford ended 20-race Daytona winless streak in 2015 season opener – Ryan Reed winner
  • Ford won 3 of last 7 Daytona races
  • Toyota winless last 9 Daytona races
  • No Dodge wins at Daytona
  • 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
  • Only 3 won a Daytona race & championship in same season – Randy LaJoie 1997, Martin Truex Jr. 7/05 & William Byron 6/17
  • 1 Driver won season-opener & championship in same year: Randy LaJoie (1997)
  • 10 Drivers failed to finish season-opener & won championship in same year
  • 4 of 53 Daytona NXS races won from pole – Pole winless last 17 races
  • 10 Won pole in their first Daytona race
  • Slowest Daytona race: 116.476 mph (6/17)
  • Most Daytona cautions: 12 (2/18)
  • Most Daytona caution laps: 49 (2/18)
  • Kyle Larson led most laps Daytona 2/18 (61) – Finished 29th (Crash)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 10 of last 11 Daytona races – William Byron led most laps & won 6/17
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 5 Daytona races – 1 Win (7/07)
  • Leader of most laps failed to finish 7 Daytona races including 2 of last 3
  • Closest ever NASCAR finish: .0004 seconds – Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler (2/18)
  • Final green flag run 13 laps or less last 16 Daytona races
  • JR Motorsports finished 1-2 last Daytona 2 races – Elliott Sadler finished 2nd to #9 both races
  • Pole failed to finish 11 Daytona races
  • Drivers eligible for championship points won 5 Daytona races including last 3 races
  • Chevrolet won last 3 restrictor-plate races
  • JR Motorsports won 7 of last 16 restrictor-plate races – 5 Different crew chiefs
  • 7 of last 14 restrictor-plate races settled by last-lap pass
  • Aric Almirola only repeat winner last 10 restrictor-plate races (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Elliott Sadler won Stage 1 & 2 Feb. 2017 & Stage 2 June 2017
  • Blake Koch won Stage 1 June 2017
  • 2/18: Kyle Larson won Stage 1 (Finished 29th) & Chase Elliott won Stage 2 (Finished 12th)