NASCAR Information Sunday, July 30, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Jimmie Johnson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 7 Kyle Larson (2 Wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 9 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 11 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 14 Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 5 Kyle Busch
  • Most front-row starts this season: 7 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 14 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 19 Jamie McMurray
  • Best average start this season: 7.2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 1291 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 223 Matt Kenseth
  • Most races led this season: 16 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • 15 Races remaining / 5 Regular season races remaining / 10 Playoff races
  • 14 Different winners in 21 races this season (13 Count toward Playoff)
  • Last 3 winners all scored their first win of season – Hamlin (New Hampshire), Kahne (Indianapolis) & Kyle Busch (Pocono)
  • 10 Different winners in last 10 races this season (8 Different teams)
  • Martin Truex Jr. is only repeat winner in last 11 races (2 Wins) – 9 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch: 13th in Playoff standings into Pocono – 140 Ahead of 17th Clint Bowyer
  • Kyle Busch: Pocono July winner ended career-long winless streak of 36 races (2016 Indianapolis)
  • Kyle Busch: 5 of last 7 wins were first wins on those tracks – 0 for 27 at Charlotte
  • Kyle Busch: Last 6 wins came on 6 different tracks
  • Kyle Busch: 13th straight season with a win
  • Kyle Busch: 39 Career wins (Tied with Hall of Fame driver Tim Flock) – Only 17 won 40 or more races
  • Kyle Busch: 9 Wins in July – Most of all months
  • 12 Drivers won Stages this season – 3 Have yet to win a race (Bowyer, Elliott & Kenseth)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 14 Stage wins (29 Playoff points – Leader) – 3 Race wins
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race 4 times – Truex Jr. (Las Vegas & Kentucky), Larson (Auto Club) & Kyle Busch (Pocono July)
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Wins this season – 1 Stage win (Sonoma Stage 1)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Stage 1 winner 5 of last 9 races – 1 Win (Kentucky)
  • Kyle Busch: 8 Stage wins this season (2nd-most) – 1 Win this season (Pocono July)
  • 10 Speeding penalties by 9 drivers at Pocono July
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 5 of last 11 races (859 Laps led 10 of last 11 races) – 2 Wins (Kansas May & Kentucky)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 4 Straight races led – 328 Laps led
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 6 races this season – 1 Win (Pocono July)
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Straight races led – 368 Laps led
  • Kyle Busch failed to win 6 of last 7 races after leading most laps
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. led 696 of 902 laps last 4 races (77%)
  • Best Chevrolet finisher at Pocono: 10th-place Chase Elliott (First time best Chevrolet finisher in last 15 races)
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher at Pocono (2nd) – Best Ford finisher 4 of last 9 races
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher at Pocono (Winner) – First time best Toyota finisher in last 9 races
  • Ford: 8 Wins in 21 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season
  • Toyota: 3 Wins last 4 races – Only 2 wins previous 17 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 2 Wins last 3 races – Winless previous 20 races
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher last 3 races – Finished 6th at New Hampshire, 7th at Indianapolis & 7th at Pocono
  • 5 Winning crew chiefs were suspended this season – Paul Wolfe, Rodney Childers, Todd Gordon, Adam Stevens & Chad Johnston
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 2 Wins this season (New Hampshire July & Pocono July) – 12 Wins all of last season (Led all teams)
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Pocono (Winner) – First time best JGR finisher in last 7 races
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 7 of last 9 races including last 4
  • Jimmie Johnson failed to finish 5 races this season – Failed to finish 3 of last 4 races
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended 157-race winless streak this season (Talladega May)
  • Austin Dillon ended 132-race winless streak this season (Charlotte May)
  • Ryan Newman ended 127-race winless streak this season (Phoenix March)
  • Kasey Kahne ended 102-race winless streak this season (Indianapolis July)
  • Kyle Busch ended 36-race winless streak this season (Pocono July)
  • 7 Won Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Twice went on to win race (Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky)
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver to sweep every Stage in MENCS race – 2017 Las Vegas & 2017 Kentucky
  • 3 Won first career race this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega, Austin Dillon Charlotte & Ryan Blaney Pocono
  • 4 Wins from pole this season – 3 By drivers named Kyle (Kyle Larson 2 & Kyle Busch 1)
  • Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) & Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing) won races from 22nd starting position
  • Jimmie Johnson: Last 5 top 5 finishes were all wins
  • Jimmie Johnson: 5 Wins starting rear of field – 3 of last 4 wins came starting rear of field
  • Jimmie Johnson started rear of field 5 races this season – Most of all drivers
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season:
  • Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April & Dover June) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Last winner in backup car: Denny Hamlin – New Hampshire 7/17
  • Last previous winner in backup car: Kurt Busch – Michigan 6/15
  • Last winner after free-pass: Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Chicagoland
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 races this season
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change 3 races this season
  • Denny Hamlin passed for final lead change 2 race this season including Pocono July
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 11 of 21 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 6 of 21 races this season – Martin Truex Jr. 3, 2 Kyle Larson 2 & Kyle Busch 1
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 135 laps – Stenhouse Jr. 50, Newman 37, Kahne 31, A. Dillon 11 & Kurt Busch 6
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 9 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took lead for last time on final lap at Talladega May & with 2 laps to go at Daytona July
  • 7 Overtime races this season – Leader at scheduled distance won 4
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 Overtime races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Blaney – 23
  • 14 Wins this season by drivers 32-years-old or older
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of the 3 closest races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • 9 Different teams won this season
  • 4 Crew chiefs won first race this season: Justin Alexander, Jeremy Bullins, Luke Lambert & Keith Rodden
  • Roush Fenway Racing ended 101-race winless streak at Talladega May
  • Richard Childress Racing ended 112-race winless streak at Phoenix March
  • WINNERS LAST 11 RACES
  • Martin Truex Jr.
  • 2
  • Ryan Blaney
  • 1
  • Kyle Busch
  • 1
  • Austin Dillon
  • 1
  • Denny Hamlin
  • 1
  • Kevin Harvick
  • 1
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • 1
  • Kasey Kahne
  • 1
  • Kyle Larson
  • 1
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • 1
  • KYLE BUSCH
  • MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES WINS STREAKS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Win Streaks
  • Year
  • Wins
  • Tracks
  • 2008
  • 2
  • Daytona & Chicagoland
  • 2015
  • 3
  • Kentucky, New Hampshire & Indianapolis
  • 2016
  • 2
  • Martinsville & Texas

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch, William Byron & Kyle Larson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Ryan Blaney & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 8 Elliott Sadler (Winless)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 15 Elliott Sadler
  • Most lead lap finishes: 17 William Byron
  • Best average finish this season (Of drivers competing every race): 8.7 Elliott Sadler
  • Most laps led this season: 427 Kyle Larson
  • Most races led this season: 10 Justin Allgaier
  • Most poles this season: 5 Kyle Busch (7 Races, 5 poles – Won 3 of his last 4)
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 10 William Byron & Daniel Hemric
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 16 Daniel Hemric
  • 14 Races remaining / 7 Regular season races remaining / 7 Playoff races
  • 12 Different winners in 19 races this season
  • 8 Won first pole this season – Bell, Benjamin, Byron, Hemric, B. Jones, Koch, Poole & Preece
  • 17 Won Stages this season – 8 Winless in races
  • Brad Keselowski leads all with 6 Stage wins – 1 Win (Pocono)
  • Elliott Sadler leads NXS regulars with 5 Stage wins (3 at Daytona) – Winless
  • 6 Won Stage 1 & went on to win race this season
  • 2 Won Stage 2 & went on to win race – Blaney Charlotte & Keselowski Pocono
  • Brad Keselowski first driver to sweep every Stage in NASCAR Xfinity Series race – 2017 Pocono
  • Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2017 Auto Club – Kyle Larson
  • Joey Logano: Last 4 wins came racing Team Penske #12
  • 5 Winners from pole this season – Kyle Busch 3, Kyle Larson 1 & Ryan Preece 1
  • 3 of last 4 races won from pole – Kentucky, New Hampshire & Iowa
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • 2 Winners from rear of field this season: Ryan Blaney (Charlotte May) & William Byron (Daytona June)
  • Last previous winner after dropping to back of field: Marcos Ambrose – 2011 Montreal
  • Last 2 wins after free-pass: Kyle Busch (2014 & ‘16 Kansas)
  • Last winner after speeding penalty: Erik Jones (Bristol 4/17)
  • #22 passed for final lead change 4 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club, Bristol April & Daytona June
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 8 races this season
  • Justin Allgaier passed for final lead change at Iowa – Finished 20th
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 6 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Pocono & Michigan
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 12 of 19 races this season
  • Team Penske #12 won 4 of last 6 races competed
  • 4 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Richmond April, Daytona June & Iowa July
  • Cole Custer best Rookie of the Year contender at Iowa – Finished 5th
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender won this season – William Byron at Iowa June, Daytona June & Indianapolis
  • Youngest winner: William Byron – 19
  • Oldest winner: Denny Hamlin – 36
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (4) & JR Motorsports (3) won last 7 races
  • 3 Crew chiefs won last 6 races – Dave Elenz (3), Eric Phillips (2) & Chris Gabehart (1)
  • #20 won 4 races this season – Erik Jones (2), Denny Hamlin 1 & Ryan Preece (1)
  • William Byron best JR Motorsports finisher last 7 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Michigan .012 seconds (Denny Hamlin over William Byron)
  • 2nd closest margin-of-victory this season: Iowa July .054 seconds (Ryan Preece over Kyle Benjamin)