NASCAR Information Sunday, April 8, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kevin Harvick (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch & Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 6.0 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 520 Kevin Harvick
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 264 Ryan Blaney
  • Most races led this season: 6 Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most front-row starts this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 7 Kevin Harvick (Started top 10 every race)
  • Best average start this season: 5.9 Kevin Harvick
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 7th or better last 6 races – 5 Straight top 3 finishes
  • Kevin Harvick: 4 Top 3 finishes last 6 races – 3 Wins
  • Jamie McMurray: 1 Top 15 finish this season – Finished 3rd at Texas (Free pass final caution)
  • Erik Jones: 1 Top 5 finish this season – Finished 4th at Texas (64 Laps led)
  • Ryan Blaney: Finished 8th or better last 3 races – 2 Straight top 5 finishes (Free pass 5th caution)
  • Joey Logano: 6 Top 10 finishes 7 races this season – Finished 19th at ISM Raceway
  • Kurt Busch: Best finish this season: 7th – Texas (Started on pole & led 3 times for 40 laps)
  • Darrell Wallace Jr.: Finished 8th at Texas – Best finish since 2nd-place in 2018 Daytona 500 (Free pass 6th caution)
  • Clint Bowyer: Finished 11th or better last 4 races – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • William Byron: Best career finish: 10th – Texas (Started rear of field & free pass 3rd caution)
  • 5 Different winners in 7 races this season – Kevin Harvick only driver to win more than once (3 Wins)
  • 3 Different winners last 3 races – Kevin Harvick won previous 3 races
  • Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon & Kevin Harvick winless at this point last season
  • Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson & Ryan Newman had wins at this point last season
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver with a win at this point last season & this season
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Career win streaks (Back-to-back wins) – 2 Wins in a row 3 times & 3 in a row once
  • Jamie McMurray best Chevrolet finisher at Texas (Finished 3rd) – First time best Chevy finisher since Talladega 5/17
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher 4 of last 6 races
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher 4 of last 5 races – All top 2 finishes
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win this season – Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best finishing Rookie of the Year candidate at Texas – Finished 8th
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .260 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon over Darrell Wallace Jr.)
  • 2nd closest margin-of-victory this season: .300 Seconds – Texas April (Kyle Busch over Kevin Harvick)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 4 of 7 races this season – 3 Wins all of last season (Season-high: 6 – 2011, ’14 & ’16)
  • All 15 Adam Stevens wins with Kyle Busch
  • William Byron best Hendrick Motorsports finisher at Texas (Finished 10th) – First time best HMS finisher
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 5 races
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 4 of last 6 races
  • Ryan Blaney best Team Penske finisher 3 of last 5 races
  • Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick finished 1-2 eight times – Kyle Busch 4 & Kevin Harvick 4
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 4 Stage wins this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 2 Stage wins this season
  • 4 Races won Driving for the Cycle –
  • 2017 Las Vegas, 2017 Kentucky & 2018 Auto Club (Truex Jr.) & Las Vegas 3/18 (Harvick)
  • 1 Winner from pole this season: Martin Truex Jr. – Auto Club
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona 500
  • Youngest winner: Austin Dillon – 27
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 4 Christopher Bell & Elliott Sadler
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 6 Elliott Sadler (Every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 203 Kyle Larson
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 90 Justin Allgaier
  • Most races led this season: 5 Christopher Bell (5 Straight)
  • Most poles this season: 3 Christopher Bell
  • 6 Different winners in 6 races this season
  • 11 Different winners in last 11 races (All-time record 13 different winners in 13 races – 1988 & ’17)
  • 4 Different pole winners in 6 races this season – Christopher Bell only driver with more than one pole win (3)
  • Justin Allgaier & Christopher Bell have Stage wins this season, but winless in races
  • Brad Keselowski & Tyler Reddick have wins this season, but winless in Stages
  • Brandon Jones Stage 2 winner at Texas – Finished 33rd (Crash)
  • 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)
  • Christopher Bell best NXS regular finisher 3 of 6 races this season
  • 1 Win from pole this season – Ryan Blaney at Texas April
  • Last 3 winners started on front row
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 Straight wins (6 Career win streaks – Back-to-back wins 5 times & 4 straight wins once)
  • Ryan Blaney: Finished 4th or better last 7 races – 2 Wins
  • Christopher Bell won 3 of last 5 poles
  • Pole finished 3rd or better 4 of 6 races this season
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 3 of 6 races this season
  • #22 Best Ford finisher last 4 races – 3 Straight wins with 3 different drivers
  • Last Toyota win: Erik Jones – Texas 11/4/17
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona Feb. (Winner Tyler Reddick)
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender win this season – Tyler Reddick (Daytona Feb.)
  • Christopher Bell best Rookie of the Year contender 4 of last 5 races
  • 10 Different winners last 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • 3 of 6 winners 25-years-old or younger this season
  • Brian Wilson winning crew chief for 3 different drivers last 3 races
  • Christopher Bell best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 3 of 6 races this season
  • Elliott Sadler best JR Motorsports finisher at Texas – Finished 8th
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher 4 of last 5 races
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004