NASCAR Daytona NXS Sunday, January 21, 2018

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DAYTONA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 27 Different winners in 52 Daytona NXS races
  • 4 of last 6 season opener winners did not compete in Daytona 500
  • Dale Earnhardt & Tony Stewart tied for most wins with 7
  • 7 of last 8 winners were first-time Daytona winners
  • 12 Different winners last 13 Daytona races – Ryan Reed won 2 of last 6 races
  • 5 Won first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona – All in February race
  • Drivers eligible for championship points won 4 Daytona races including both races last season
  • JR Motorsports finished 1-2 last Daytona race – William Byron (Winner) & Elliott Sadler (2nd)
  • JR Motorsports won 4 of last 8 Daytona races with 4 different drivers & 3 different crew chiefs
  • Youngest Daytona winner: William Byron (6/17) – 19-Years-old
  • Last to win consecutive Daytona races: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2/03, 7/03 & 2/04 (William Byron won last Daytona race)
  • 4 Drivers won a Daytona NXS race coming off championship season
  • 2 Daytona wins by Roush Fenway Racing – Ryan Reed (2/15 & 2/17)
  • Ryan Reed only repeat winner last 13 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 11 Others 1 win each
  • No Daytona wins by Team Penske (Team Penske passed for final lead change 6 of last 9 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)
  • 4 of 52 Daytona NXS races won from pole – Pole winless last 16 races
  • 10 Won pole in their first Daytona race
  • 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)
  • Elliott Sadler won Stage 1 & 2 Feb. 2017 & Stage 2 June 2017
  • Blake Koch won Stage 1 June 2017
  • Elliott Sadler led most laps Daytona 2/17 (40) – Finished 24th (Crash)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 9 of last 10 Daytona races – William Byron led most laps & won last Daytona race
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 13 of last 14 Daytona races – Team Penske driver 4 of last 9 races
  • 12 Daytona Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • 8 of last 14 Daytona Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • Only 2 Overtime finishes in season-opener (2014 & ‘17)
  • Closest Daytona finish: .007 seconds – Tony Stewart over Clint Bowyer (2/11)
  • Final green flag run 13 laps or less last 15 Daytona races
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Aric Almirola only repeat winner last 8 restrictor-plate races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Aric Almirola won 2 of last 4 restrictor-plate races
  • Ford won 3 of last 4 restrictor-plate races
  • JR Motorsports won 6 of last 14 restrictor-plate races – 5 Different crew chiefs
  • 6 of last 12 restrictor-plate races settled by last-lap pass
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 35 Daytona wins
  • Ford ended 20-race Daytona winless streak in 2015 season opener – Ryan Reed winner
  • Ford won 3 of last 6 Daytona races
  • Toyota winless last 8 Daytona races
  • No Dodge wins at Daytona
  • Brian Scott most laps led by a non-winner in a Daytona race (7/15) – 84 Laps led (Finished 23rd)
  • Slowest Daytona race: 116.476 mph (6/17)
  • Most Daytona caution laps: 42 (2/17)