NASCAR Information Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 9 Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 5.7 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 540 Kevin Harvick
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 364 Ryan Blaney
  • Most races led this season: 9 Denny Hamlin
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 9 Kyle Busch & Joey Logano
  • Most poles this season: 3 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most front-row starts this season: 4 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 7 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best average start this season: 7.3 Kurt Busch
  • Most lead changes this season: 25 – Talladega April
  • Most leaders this season: 16 – Talladega April
  • Most cautions this season & caution laps: 13 for 114 – Bristol April
  • Longest green-flag run from start: 101 Laps – Richmond April
  • Longest green-flag run: 142 Laps – Richmond April
  • Longest green-flag run to finish: 114 Laps – Phoenix March
  • Shortest race: 2:42:41 – Auto Club
  • Longest race: 3:32:07 – Texas April
  • Most pit road speeding penalties this season: 12 by 9 drivers – Talladega April
  • 5 drivers that committed speeding penalties at Talladega finished top 10
  • 4 Drivers that started rear of field at Talladega finished top 10
  • 6 Different winners in 10 races this season – Kyle Busch (3) & Kevin Harvick (3) only drivers to win more than once
  • Kevin Harvick & Brad Keselowski lead all each with 4 Stage wins this season – Keselowski winless
  • Brad Keselowski: 12 Career Stage wins – Went on to win only once after winning a Stage (Talladega 10/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 2 Stage wins this season (5 at this point last season)
  • Joey Logano: 2 Stage wins this season – Only 1 Stage win all of last season
  • 2 Winners from pole this season: Martin Truex Jr. – Auto Club & Kyle Busch Bristol April
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • Chase Elliott best Chevrolet finisher 3 times this season including last 2 races
  • Joey Logano best Ford finisher 3 races this season including last 2 races
  • Daniel Suarez best Toyota finisher at Talladega (10th) – First time ever top Toyota finisher
  • Last time Hendrick went this many races into a season without a win: 2012 (Won in 11th race at Darlington 5/12/12)
  • Roush best Ford only once this season
  • Furniture Row best Toyota only once this season – Joe Gibbs Racing best Toyota 9 of 10 races
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 20 races – 2018 Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best finishing Rookie of the Year candidate 3 of last 4 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .127 Seconds – Talladega April (Joey Logano over Kurt Busch)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 4 of 10 races this season – 3 Wins all of last season (Season-high: 6 – 2011, ’14 & ’16)
  • 8 of last 10 Joe Gibbs Racing wins by Kyle Busch
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 4 races this season including last 2 races
  • Daniel Suarez best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Talladega (10th) – First time best JGR finisher since Daytona 7/17
  • Kurt Busch best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher at Talladega (2nd) – First time best SHR finisher since Kansas 10/17
  • Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher last 3 races
  • Last 7 Joe Gibbs Racing wins: Kyle Busch 6 & Matt Kenseth 1 (Denny Hamlin 0)
  • 4 Races won Driving for the Cycle –
  • 2017 Las Vegas, 2017 Kentucky & 2018 Auto Club (Truex Jr.) & Las Vegas 3/18 (Harvick)
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500 & Richmond April
  • Youngest winners: Austin Dillon – 27Y, 9M, 22D & Joey Logano – 27Y, 11M, 5D
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier (Winless) – Finished 2nd in 4 races since last win
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Justin Allgaier (Winless)
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Elliott Sadler
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 9 Elliott Sadler (Every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 203 Kyle Larson
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 172 Justin Allgaier
  • Most races led this season: 8 Christopher Bell (8 Straight)
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 8 Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • Most poles this season: 3 Christopher Bell
  • 9 Different winners in 9 races this season
  • 12 Different winners in last 12 races (All-time record 13 different winners in 13 races – 1988 & ’17)
  • Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 14 races (2 Wins) – 12 Others 1 win each
  • Daniel Hemric won Stage 1 last 2 races – Richmond & Talladega
  • Elliott Sadler won Stage 2 last 2 races – Richmond & Talladega
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season:
  • Ryan Preece (Bristol April), Elliott Sadler (Richmond April) & Elliott Sadler (Talladega)
  • 1 NXS & MENCS weekend sweep this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Kyle Busch (Kentucky 7/8/17 & New Hampshire 7/15/17)
  • 1 Win from pole this season – Ryan Blaney at Texas April
  • All winners started 9th or better this season – 5 From front-row
  • 2 Rookie of the Year contenders won this season – Tyler Reddick (Daytona Feb.) & Christopher Bell (Richmond April)
  • Tyler Reddick best Rookie of the Year contender 3 of last 5 races
  • Brandon Jones best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Talladega (2nd) – first time best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher 5 of last 7 races
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004
  • 2nd closest margin-of-victory this season: Talladega .152 seconds (Spencer Gallagher over Brandon Jones)
  • 5 Different pole winners in 9 races this season – Christopher Bell leads all with 3 pole wins
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb. & Talladega
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42