NASCAR Information Monday, June 5, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POCONO STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • JEFF GORDON: 84TH CAREER WIN CAME AT POCONO 6/12/11 TYING BOBBY ALLISON & DARRELL WALTRIP
  • Darrell Waltrip: 82nd career win came at Pocono 7/19/92 (83rd & 84th wins came in 1992 at Bristol & Darlington)
  • Most wins this season: 3 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 9 Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kevin Harvick (Winless) – Failed to win last 10 races after starting first
  • Best average start this season: 6.8 Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 871 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 603 Kyle Busch
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Straight races led – 190 Laps led
  • 9 Different winners in 13 races this season
  • 6 Winners this season were winless after 13 races last season –
  • Kurt Busch, A. Dillon, Larson, Logano, Newman & Stenhouse Jr.
  • Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Harvick & Kenseth winless this season – Winners after 13 races last season
  • Only 3 winners after 13 races last season & this season – Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 13 races last season (Led all drivers) – Winless this season
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Wins this season – No in-race Stage wins (15 Playoff points – 2nd)
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race only once – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas
  • 10 Drivers won Stages this season –
  • 6 Have yet to win a race (Blaney, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Hamlin, Harvick & Kenseth)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 8 Stage wins (18 Playoff points – Leader) – 2 Race wins (Las Vegas & Kansas May)
  • 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
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season:
  • Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April & Dover June) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Last 8 Hendrick Motorsports wins all by Jimmie Johnson
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Kyle Larson: 241 Laps led at Dover – Career-high
  • Kyle Larson: Passed 1000 career laps led at Dover
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson: In last 6 2nd-place finishes, Jimmie Johnson won 3 times
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 100+ laps led last 3 races (Career-longest streak) – 439 of 1073 (41%)
  • Final lead change with 7 or fewer laps to go 8 of 13 races this season
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 7 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 3 of 13 races this season – 1 Win last 8 races
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher only 3 times this season – All 3 wins
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher at Dover (9th) – First time best Ford finisher
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 5 of last 11 races
  • No Ford in top 5 last 2 races – Only races this season no Ford in top 5
  • *First time no Ford in back-to-back races since 2016 Daytona 500 & 2016 Atlanta
  • Toyota: Only 2 wins this season – Las Vegas & Kansas May (Martin Truex Jr.) – 8 Wins after 13 races last season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Winless this season – 7 Wins after 13 races last season
  • 7 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 13 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • Team Penske & alliance finished 21st or worse at Charlotte
  • Team Penske & alliance finished 25th or worse at Dover
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to sweep every Stage in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 4 of last 10 races – Winless
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 4 races after he led most laps – Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April & Talladega May
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 71 laps – Newman 37, Stenhouse Jr. 19, A. Dillon 9 & Kurt Busch 6
  • Daniel Suarez best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Dover – 2nd time best JGR finisher
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher 3 of last 5 races – Best career finish at Dover (6th)
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • 3 of last 5 wins by Rookie of the Year contenders came at Pocono
  • Ford: 5 Wins in 13 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season
  • 2 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega May
  • Ryan Newman ended 127-race winless streak this season (Phoenix March)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended 157-race winless streak this season (Talladega May)
  • Austin Dillon ended 132-race winless streak this season (Charlotte May)
  • Kyle Busch winless this season – Led with 10 to go in 2 races (Phoenix March & Talladega May)
  • First career win for 2 of last 4 race winners – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Talladega) & Austin Dillon (Charlotte)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Jimmie Johnson (Texas 4/17 & Bristol 4/17)
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • 4 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club, Talladega May & Dover June
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • Youngest winner: Kyle Larson – 24
  • Oldest winner: Jimmie Johnson – 41
  • 9 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • Roush Fenway Racing ended 101-race winless streak at Talladega May
  • Richard Childress Racing ended 112-race winless streak at Phoenix March

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Ryan Blaney & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Ryan Blaney
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 9 Elliott Sadler
  • Best average finish this season: 2.3 Ryan Blaney
  • Most laps led this season: 401 Kyle Larson
  • Most races led this season: 6 Austin Dillon & Kyle Larson
  • 8 Different winners in 11 races this season
  • 4 Won first pole this season – Byron, Hemric, B. Jones & Koch
  • 13 Won Stages this season – 7 Winless in races
  • 4 Won a Stage & went on to win race this season – 3 In last 3 races
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season:
  • Justin Allgaier (Phoenix March), Daniel Hemric (Bristol April), Justin Allgaier (Richmond April) & William Byron (Dover June)
  • Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2017 Auto Club – Kyle Larson
  • Cole Custer best finisher eligible for championship points last 2 races – Finished 7th Charlotte & 4th Dover
  • Brad Keselowski finished 2nd in three races since last win – Texas 11/15
  • Pole failed to finish 3 races this season – B. Jones (Daytona Feb.), Logano (Texas April) & Koch (Talladega)
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • Kyle Larson won 3 of his last 4 races
  • Last winner dropping to back of field: Ryan Blaney – Charlotte 5/17
  • 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 3 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club & Bristol April
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 5 races this season including 3 of last 4
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 4 races this season – Daytona Feb., Richmond April, Talladega & Charlotte May
  • Team Penske #22 winless since Texas 11/15 – Finished 2nd nine times since last win (6 Times this season)
  • Team Penske #22 best Ford finisher 7 races this season
  • Team Penske #22 passed for final lead change in 12 races since last win
  • Team Penske #12 won 4 of last 5 races competed –
  • 2016 Watkins Glen (Logano), Charlotte 10/16 (Logano), 2017 Las Vegas (Logano) & Charlotte 5/17 (Blaney)
  • Last 3 Chevrolet wins came with Kyle Larson driving
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb. & Richmond April
  • Cole Custer best Rookie finisher last 2 races – Finished 7th Charlotte & 4th Dover
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Erik Jones (Chicagoland 9/17/16)
  • Youngest winner: Erik Jones – 20
  • Oldest winner: Aric Almirola – 33
  • Top 6 Dover finishers all from different teams – Ganassi, Penske, Gibbs, Stewart-Haas, Roush & JR Motorsports
  • Ty Dillon best Childress finisher at Dover (10th) – 2nd time best Childress finisher this season