NASCAR Information Sunday, April 14, 2019

2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch

Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr.

Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch

Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin

Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 10 every race this season

Most top 10 finishes this season of winless drivers: 7 Kevin Harvick

Best average finish this season: 3.9 Kyle Busch

Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 8.7 Kevin Harvick

Most laps led this season: 609 Brad Keselowski – 517 on short tracks (118 Laps led at this point last season)

Most laps led by non-winner this season: 353 Ryan Blaney (3rd most laps led of all drivers)

Most races led this season: 8 Joey Logano – 5 Straight races led (No laps led at ISM)

5 Different winners in 9 races this season – 3 Won multiple races (Kyle Busch, Hamlin & Keselowski)

Martin Truex Jr.: 20 Career wins – Never won consecutive races

Martin Truex Jr.: 20 Wins with 4 different teams (Dale Earnhardt Inc., Michael Waltrip Racing, Furniture Row Racing & Joe Gibbs Racing)

Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Top 2 finishes this season – 1 Win & 2 2nd-place finishes

Martin Truex Jr. led 186 laps at Richmond April (Winner) – 14 Laps led previous 8 races this season

Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 2 races this season – Finished 2nd at Atlanta & Winner at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr. best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher twice – Atlanta Feb. (2nd) & Richmond April (Winner)

Martin Truex Jr.-Cole Pearn: 18 Wins together

Martin Truex Jr. & Joey Logano finished 1-2 three times – Martin Truex Jr. won 2 & Joey Logano won 1

Denny Hamlin only driver without championship to win this season

8 Different pole winners in 9 races this season

Pole winless last 26 races – Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky

In last 20 races, Kyle Busch won more than any other driver – 5 Wins

Joe Gibbs Racing (7) & Team Penske (4) won last 11 races – 12 of last 13 (Gibbs 7 & Penske 5)

Team Penske: 3 Wins this season – First win last season: Talladega April (Joey Logano)

Last non-Gibb/Penske win: Stewart-Haas Racing 2018 Texas Playoff race (Kevin Harvick)

Stewart-Haas Racing: Winless this season – 4 Wins at this point last season

Kyle Busch leads all with 5 Stage wins this season

Joey Logano won Stage 2 last 2 races – Finished 3rd & 2nd

Ryan Blaney & Kevin Harvick: Winless this season – 2 Stage wins

Chevrolet: 2 Stage wins this season – Atlanta (Larson) & Bristol (Ty Dillon)

Brad Keselowski (Started 19th at Atlanta) & Kyle Busch (Started 17th at Bristol) only drivers to win after starting outside top 10 this season

Longest winless streaks ended this season: Denny Hamlin (47 Races) & Martin Truex Jr. (25 Races)

No Toyota poles this season – 6 Toyota wins this season

Joe Gibbs Racing won last 3 races with 3 different drivers – Denny Hamlin (Texas), Kyle Busch (Bristol) & Truex Jr. (Richmond)

Austin Dillon best Chevrolet finisher at Richmond – Finished 6th

Joey Logano best Ford finisher 5 of 9 races this season including last 2

Chevrolet winless last 13 races – Last win: Chase Elliott Kansas 10/18 (Last 3 Chevrolet wins by Chase Elliott)

Closest margin-of-victory this season: .138 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Denny Hamlin over Kyle Busch)

Largest margin-of-victory this season: 2.743 Seconds – Texas March (Denny Hamlin over Clint Bowyer)

Denny Hamlin won race with closest & largest margin-of-victory this season (Daytona 500 & Texas March)

2nd closest margin-of-victory this season: .178 Seconds – Richmond April (Martin Truex Jr. over Joey Logano)

2 Teams won 9 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (6) & Team Penske (3)

Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last 3 races

Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher last 3 races

Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher last 3 races

Ryan Blaney is only Team Penske driver without a win this season

Erik Jones is only Joe Gibbs Racing driver without a win this season

2 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty this season – Kyle Busch (Auto Club) & Denny Hamlin (Texas March)

Brad Keselowski won Atlanta after receiving free pass

Martin Truex Jr.: 1 Top 5 finish last 5 races – Richmond winner

Kyle Busch: Pit road speeding penalties 3 races this season – 3rd at Las Vegas, Auto Club winner & 8th at Richmond

Kyle Larson finished last in 2 of last 3 races

Joey Logano: 4 Top 3 finishes last 7 races

Clint Bowyer finished 7th or better last 4 races – Last time with 5 straight top 10 finishes: 2011

*Career-long top 10 streak: 7 Races (2008)

Denny Hamlin: 7 Straight top 10 finishes (Avg. finish: 5.4) – Career-long streak: 9 Straight top 10 finishes (2016)

Denny Hamlin: 4 Straight top 5 finishes – Longest current streak & ties career-long streak (2008 & ’17)

Daniel Suarez: Pit road speeding penalties last 2 races – 8th at Bristol & 18th at Richmond

Paul Menard & Ryan Newman finished top 10 last 2 races – Only top 10 finishes this season

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch

Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Tyler Reddick (Winless)

Most top 3 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell & Cole Custer

Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Tyler Reddick

Most top 10 finishes this season: 7 Tyler Reddick

Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 5.4 Tyler Reddick

Most laps led this season: 438 Christopher Bell

Most laps led by non-winner this season: 224 Justin Allgaier (4th most of all drivers)

Christopher Bell is only driver to lead laps every race this season

Cole Custer: 4 Career wins – 3 Wins last 11 races

Cole Custer: 2 Wins this season – First multiple win season

Cole Custer: 4 Top 3 finishes last 7 races – 2 Wins

Austin Cindric: Finished 11th or better last 5 races – 4 Top 10 finishes

Justin Allgaier: 1 Top 5 finish last 6 races – Finished 3rd at Richmond

Tyler Reddick: 5 Straight top 5 finishes – Career-long streak

Tyler Reddick: 6 Top 5 finishes in 8 races this season – 6th top 5 finish last season came in 31st race

Ryan Sieg: Finished 12th or better every race this season – 5 Top 10 finishes in 8 races

Ryan Sieg: Tied or had best-ever finish at 6 of last 7 tracks –

Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Auto Club, *Texas (Tied) & Richmond

John Hunter Nemechek: 3 Straight top 10 finishes – Average finish: 7.0

Chase Briscoe: 6 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak (4 Top 10 finishes in 17 races last season)

Justin Haley: 6 Career top 10 finishes – 4 Straight top 10 finishes

Ross Chastain: 1 Top 15 finish last 5 races – Finished 11th at Richmond

Michael Annett: Finished 13th or better every race this season – 5 Top 10 finishes in 8 races

Christopher Bell: 5 Wins last 15 races (33%) & 8 Wins last 25 races (32%)

4 Different winners in 8 races this season

Cole Custer never won back-to-back races

Tyler Reddick: Started 3rd or better 6 of 8 races this season

Christopher Bell leads all with 4 Stage wins this season – 2 Race wins (Atlanta & Bristol April)

Justin Allgaier won Stages last 2 races – Bristol Stage 1 & 2 and Richmond Stage 1 (Winless this season)

Stage 1 winner winless last 6 races – Only 1 win this season (Christopher Bell – Atlanta)

Stage 2 winner won only 2 races this season – Christopher Bell Atlanta & Cole Custer Richmond

Dash 4 Cash winners this season: Christopher Bell (Bristol April) & Cole Custer (Richmond April)

Dash 4 Cash winners this season: Christopher Bell (Bristol April) & Cole Custer (Richmond April)

4 of 8 races this season won by drivers who started 3rd

No winner from pole last 14 races – Last: Christopher Bell at Richmond 9/18

Cole Custer led 122 laps at Richmond – 2nd most laps led in a race (182 at Homestead-Miami 2017)

Cole Custer best Ford finisher 5 of 8 races this season

#18 Joe Gibbs Racing best Toyota finisher 5 of last 6 races

Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford last 7 races

John Hunter Nemechek best Rookie finisher last 3 races this season – Daytona, Las Vegas & Richmond

Youngest winner: Cole Custer – 21

Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 33

Closest margin-of-victory this season: .116 Seconds – Daytona Feb. (Michael Annett over Justin Allgaier)