NASCAR Indianapolis Sunday, July 16, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES INDIANAPOLIS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Indianapolis races: 23 Jeff Gordon (Every race)
  • Most Indianapolis wins: 5 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Indianapolis 2nd-place finishes: 3 Matt Kenseth & Rusty Wallace (Both winless)
  • Most Indianapolis top 3 finishes: 8 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Indianapolis top 5 finishes: 12 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Indianapolis top 10 finishes: 17 Jeff Gordon
  • Best Indianapolis average finish: 7.0 Kyle Larson
  • Most Indianapolis laps led: 528 Jeff Gordon (Jimmie Johnson 2nd with 302)
  • Kyle Busch: 2016 Indianapolis winner – 4th & final win last season
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Straight Indianapolis top 2 finishes – 2 Straight wins
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Top 2 finishes last 5 Indianapolis races – 2 Straight wins
  • Kyle Busch: 7 Straight Indianapolis top 10 finishes – All-time longest streak
  • Denny Hamlin: 4 Indianapolis top 5 finishes – 3 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Kevin Harvick: 2003 Indianapolis winner – Winless last 13 races
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 8th or better last 3 Indianapolis races
  • Jimmie Johnson: 4 Wins last 11 Indianapolis races – 6 Top 3 finishes
  • Matt Kenseth: Finished 7th or better last 4 Indianapolis races – 3 Top 5 finishes
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 9th or better all 3 Indianapolis races
  • Kyle Larson: Average Indianapolis finish: 7.0 – Best all-time
  • Kyle Larson: Average Indianapolis finish: 7.0 – Tied for best track (Darlington)
  • Joey Logano: Finished 8th or better last 4 Indianapolis races – 2 Top 5 finishes
  • 13 Different winners in 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Indianapolis races
  • Indianapolis winner went on to win championship 9 of last 19 seasons (47%)
  • 9 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions won Indianapolis
  • Only 3 won Daytona 500 & Indianapolis in same year – Jarrett (1996), Johnson (2006) & McMurray (2010)
  • No driver won 3 straight Indianapolis races – Kyle Busch won last 2
  • Joe Gibbs Racing finished 1-2-4 in 2016
  • Hendrick Motorsports: No laps led last 2 Indianapolis races
  • Team Penske winless at Indianapolis – Best finish: 2nd – Four times
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless at Indianapolis – Best finish: 2nd – Four times
  • Adam Stevens turns 39 Sunday at Indianapolis
  • 5 Won Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600 & Indianapolis – Earnhardt, Gordon, Harvick, Jarrett & Johnson
  • *All Champions
  • Teammates finished 1-2 at Indianapolis 3 times – Yates 1996, Hendrick 2009 & Gibbs 2016
  • 13 Different pole winners last 13 Indianapolis races
  • Ernie Irvan last to win consecutive poles (1997 & ’98) – Kyle Busch won last season
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change last 2 Indianapolis races – Kyle Busch won both
  • Chevrolet won 12 of last 14 Indianapolis races – Toyota won last 2 races
  • Last Ford win at Indianapolis: 1999 – Winless last 17 races
  • 2 Indianapolis wins by Toyota – 2015 & ‘16
  • Most laps led in Indianapolis race: 149 – Kyle Busch (2016)
  • *Led final 109 laps
  • 3 Drivers scored first win of season at Indianapolis – Harvick 2003, Menard 2011 & Newman 2013
  • *Only win of season for all 3
  • 2016 Indianapolis pit road speeding:
  • Johnson (Finished 3rd), Hamlin (Finished 4th), Stewart (Finished 11th) & McMurray (Finished 19th)
  • Rodney Childers suspended after 2016 Indianapolis for post-race lug nut violation
  • 8 Won Daytona 500 & Indianapolis
  • Jimmie Johnson (2008 & ’09) & Kyle Busch (2015 & ’16) only drivers to win consecutive Indianapolis races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing finished 2-3-4 in 2014 – #11 penalized
  • 5 Won multiple Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Indianapolis races
  • Indianapolis winner followed with win in next race 3 times – Twice by Jeff Gordon
  • 4 Won Indianapolis from pole – Kevin Harvick (2003), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Ryan Newman (2013) & Kyle Busch (2016)
  • Most laps led from start of race: 39 – Ernie Irvan (1997)
  • Most laps led by pole: 149 – Kyle Busch (2016)
  • Pole failed to finish 2 Indianapolis races
  • Pole finished top 5 in 7 of 23 Indianapolis races – 4 Wins
  • Jeff Gordon leads all with 3 Indianapolis poles
  • 1 Driver won first career pole at Indianapolis – Reed Sorenson 2007
  • Worst starting position of winner: 27th – Jeff Gordon (2001)
  • Drivers starting in top 5 won 12 of 23 Indianapolis races
  • Latest point winner took lead for first time: Lap 140 – Jamie McMurray (2010)
  • Jeff Gordon is only driver to win Indianapolis in first try (1994)
  • Ryan Newman won Indianapolis for the first time in 13th try (2013) – Most of all drivers
  • Leader at mid-race failed to win 7 of last 8 Indianapolis races
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 5 of 23 Indianapolis races
  • Chevrolet won 5 of last 9 poles – Ford won 2011, Toyota won 2012, ’15 & ‘16
  • Bobby Labonte won fastest Indianapolis race (2000) – 155.912mph
  • Kevin Harvick pole record 188.470mph (2014)
  • Youngest Indianapolis winner: Jeff Gordon 23 (1994)
  • Oldest Indianapolis winner: Bill Elliott 46 (2002)
  • Fewest laps led by Indianapolis winner: 11 – Dale Jarrett (1996)
  • Most laps led by Indianapolis winner: 149 – Kyle Busch (2016)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 6 of last 8 Indianapolis races
  • Most laps led by non-winner: 116 – Juan Pablo Montoya (2009)
  • Paul Menard only driver to win first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis (2011)
  • No Indianapolis race shorter than 160 laps
  • 3 Indianapolis overtime races including last 2 races – Kyle Busch won both
  • Chad Knaus leads all with 4 Indianapolis wins as crew chief
  • 9 Hendrick Motorsports Indianapolis wins (Most all-time) – Jeff Gordon 5 & Jimmie Johnson 4
  • 5 Joe Gibbs Racing Indianapolis wins – Kyle Busch 2, Tony Stewart 2 & Bobby Labonte 1
  • 3 Richard Childress Racing Indianapolis wins – Dale Earnhardt 1, Kevin Harvick 1 & Paul Menard 1
  • 1 Stewart-Haas Racing Indianapolis win – Ryan Newman 2013
  • 3 Won Indianapolis 500 four times – A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears & Al Unser
  • Hottest Indianapolis temperature: 95 (2002)
  • 93 Degrees 2016 Indianapolis

 

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES INDIANAPOLIS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most Indianapolis races: 5 Kyle Busch, Jeremy Clements, Paul Menard & Elliott Sadler
  • Most Indianapolis wins: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most Indianapolis top 3 finishes: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Indianapolis top 5 finishes: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Indianapolis top 10 finishes: 5 Paul Menard (Every race)
  • Most Indianapolis laps led: 268 Kyle Busch (Kevin Harvick & Brad Keselowski 2nd with 33 each)
  • 3 Different winners in 5 NASCAR Xfinity Series Indianapolis races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of 5 Indianapolis races
  • Kyle Busch swept Indianapolis NXS & MENCS races in 2015 & ‘16
  • Kyle Busch first to sweep NXS & MENCS poles & races at a track in same weekend (2016)
  • Kyle Busch won 4 straight Indianapolis poles – 2013, ’14, ’15 & ‘16
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 4 of 5 Indianapolis races – 2013, ’15 & ‘16 Winner
  • Ty Dillon only Indianapolis winner eligible for championship points – 2014
  • Justin Allgaier best Xfinity Series regular last Indianapolis race – Finished 5th
  • Youngest Indianapolis winner: Ty Dillon 22 (2014)
  • Oldest Indianapolis winner: Kyle Busch 31 (2016)
  • 1 Indianapolis win by Rookie contender – Ty Dillon 2014
  • 1 Indianapolis race settled by last lap pass (2015) – Kyle Busch passed Ryan Blaney