NASCAR Information Sunday, April 28, 20192019 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 & Joey Logano
  • Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 10 every race this season
  • Best average finish this season: 4.5 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 8.6 Kurt Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 619 Brad Keselowski – 517 on short tracks (139 Laps led at this point last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 357 Ryan Blaney (4th most laps led of all drivers)
  • Most races led this season: 9 Joey Logano – 6 Straight races led (No laps led at ISM)
  • 6 Different winners in 10 races this season – 3 Won multiple races (Kyle Busch, Hamlin & Keselowski)
  • 5 Different winners in last 5 races this season – Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. & Chase Elliott
  • Talladega winner Chase Elliott won most recent races at upcoming tracks – Dover 10/18 & Kansas 10/18
  • Last 4 Hendrick Motorsports & Chevrolet wins: Chase Elliott
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 5 Stage wins this season
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive races this season – ISM March & Auto Club
  • Longest winless streaks ended this season: Denny Hamlin (47 Races) & Martin Truex Jr. (25 Races)
  • Pole winless last 27 races – Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky
  • No Toyota poles this season – 6 Toyota wins this season
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 4 races this season including 2 of last 3
  • Chase Elliott best Chevrolet finisher twice this season – Martinsville March & Talladega April
  • Joey Logano best Ford finisher 6 of 10 races this season including last 3
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher 6 of last 8 races
  • 4 Chevrolet drivers finished in top 5 at Talladega April – Only 5 top 5 finishes previous 9 races this season
  • Ryan Preece best Rookie of the Year contender 5 of last 6 races – Finished career-best 3rd at Talladega
  • Rookie of the Year contenders Ryan Preece (3rd) & Daniel Hemric (5th) finished top 5 at Talladega
  • First time 2 Rookie contenders finished top 5 since Chicagoland 2016 (Chase Elliott & Ryan Blaney)
  • Youngest winner: Chase Elliott – 23
  • Oldest winner: Martin Truex Jr. & Denny Hamlin – 38
  • Chase Elliott first under-25 driver to win this season – 23-Years-old
  • 3 Teams won 10 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (6), Team Penske (3) & Hendrick Motorsports (1)
  • Alan Gustafson: 24 Wins – 4 Wins with Chase Elliott
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 6 of last 8 races
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 4 of last 8 races
  • Aric Almirola best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher twice this season – ISM Raceway March & Talladega April
  • Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher last 4 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
  • Kyle Larson failed to finish 3 of last 4 races
  • Hendrick Motorsports finished 1-2 at Talladega April – Only 2 top 5 finishes previous 9 races this season
  • 3 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty this season
  • Kyle Busch (Auto Club), Denny Hamlin (Texas March) & Chase Elliott (Talladega April)
  • Hendrick Motorsports finished 1-2 at Talladega April – Chase Elliott winner & Alex Bowman 2nd
  • First Hendrick Motorsports 1-2 finish since Atlanta 2/28/16 – Jimmie Johnson winner & Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2nd
  • First Hendrick Motorsports 1-2 finish: 7/31/88 Talladega – Ken Schrader winner & Geoff Bodine 2nd

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 8 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 4.9 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led this season: 454 Christopher Bell
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 237 Justin Allgaier (3rd most of all drivers)
  • Christopher Bell is only driver to lead laps every race this season
  • 16 Lead changes at Talladega – Season-high
  • 12 Failed to finish Talladega – Tied for most this season (Las Vegas)
  • Tyler Reddick: Talladega winner – Stage 1 winner, 10th in Stage 2, lap 27 pit road speeding penalty, lap 46 hit wall, lap 52 removing equipment penalty, lap 85 involved in Gragson crash, led final 11 laps, worst running position 37th, average running position 10.9
  • Tyler Reddick: 6 Straight top 5 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Tyler Reddick: 7 Top 5 finishes in 9 races this season – 7 Top 5 finishes all last season
  • Gray Gaulding: 1 Top 10 finish in 17 career races – Finished 2nd at Talladega
  • Chase Briscoe: 7 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak (4 Top 10 finishes in 17 races last season)
  • Austin Cindric: Finished 11th or better last 6 races – 5 Top 10 finishes
  • John Hunter Nemechek: 4 Straight top 10 finishes – Average finish: 6.8
  • Justin Haley: 7 Career top 10 finishes – 5 Straight top 10 finishes
  • Josh Williams: Finished 8th at Talladega – Failed to qualify for previous race at Richmond
  • Justin Allgaier: 3 Top 5 finishes this season – 3 Finishes of 28th or worse (Failed to finish all 3 races)
  • Michael Annett: Finished 31st at Talladega – Finished 13th or better previous 8 races this season
  • Ross Chastain: Failed to finish 2 of last 3 races
  • Cole Custer: Failed to finish 2 of last 4 races
  • 5 Different winners in 9 races this season
  • Last 3 races won by 2018 Championship 4 drivers – Bell (Bristol), Custer (Richmond) & Reddick (Talladega)
  • Tyler Reddick: 4 Career wins – 3 Different teams (Chip Ganassi Racing, JR Motorsports & Richard Childress Racing)
  • Christopher Bell leads all with 4 Stage wins this season – 2 Race wins (Atlanta & Bristol April)
  • Justin Allgaier: 3 Stage wins this season (2nd most) – No race wins
  • Stage 1 winner won only 2 races this season – Christopher Bell (Atlanta) & Tyler Reddick (Talladega)
  • Stage 2 winner won only 2 races this season – Christopher Bell (Atlanta) & Cole Custer (Richmond)
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season: Christopher Bell (Bristol), Cole Custer (Richmond) & Tyler Reddick (Talladega)
  • Tyler Reddick never won back-to-back races
  • 6 of 9 races this season won by drivers who started first 2 races – None from pole
  • No winner from pole last 15 races – Last: Christopher Bell at Richmond 9/18
  • Christopher Bell passed for final lead change 3 of last 5 races
  • Tyler Reddick best Chevrolet finisher 4 of last 5 races
  • Chase Briscoe best Ford finisher 3 of last 7 races – Finished 4th at Talladega
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford last 8 races – Team Penske only once this season (Daytona Feb.)
  • Chase Briscoe best Rookie finisher 5 of last 6 races
  • Youngest winner: Cole Custer – 21
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 33