NASCAR Information Sunday, August 12, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 7 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 14 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 17 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 19 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Best average finish this season: 7.0 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish of winless drivers this season: 12.5 Kurt Busch & Denny Hamlin
  • Most laps led this season: 1190 Kevin Harvick
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 464 Ryan Blaney (4th most behind Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Most races led this season: 16 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most poles this season: 4 Martin Truex Jr.
  • 8 Different winners in 23 races this season – 3 Races to Playoffs
  • Fewest number of winners after 26 races in Playoff era: 10 (2008)
  • 2 Different winners in 3 races on short tracks this season – Kyle Busch (2) & Clint Bowyer (1)
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Wins in last 6 short track races – 4 Straight top 2 finishes
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 9 short track races (4 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 12 Stage wins this season – Drove for the Cycle three times
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 7 Stage wins this season (Drove for the Cycle twice)
  • Brad Keselowski 12 Career Stage wins – Went on to win only once after winning a Stage (Talladega 10/17)
  • Ryan Blaney & Brad Keselowski: 4 Stage wins each this season – Both winless
  • 8 Races won Driving for the Cycle – Martin Truex Jr. 4, Kevin Harvick 3 & Kyle Busch 1
  • 3 Won Stage 1 & 2 this season, but didn’t win race –
  • Brad Keselowski (Bristol April), Joey Logano (Richmond April) & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Daytona July)
  • Kevin Harvick: 6 Career wins streaks (Consecutive wins) – 2 This season
  • 3 Win streaks this season – Kevin Harvick 3 straight, Kyle Busch 3 straight & Kevin Harvick 2 straight
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 6 times this season – Twice by Kevin Harvick
  • Kyle Larson failed to win last 3 races after leading most laps – Twice this season (Bristol April & Kansas May)
  • Austin Dillon best Chevrolet finisher at Michigan (Finished 4th) – 1st time best Chevy finisher since ‘18 Daytona 500 win
  • Roush best Ford only once this season – Bristol April
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 22 races – Watkins Glen (Chase Elliott)
  • Ford: 10 Wins this season – 10 Wins all of last season
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Kyle Busch finished 2nd in 4 races this season – All to Stewart-Haas Racing drivers (3 To Kevin Harvick)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 9 of 23 races this season (Season high) – 3 Wins all of last season
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 11 races this season including 4 of last 5 races
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 17 races this season including 10 of last 11 races
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 7 of last 8 races
  • All 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished 13th or better at Michigan – 2 in top 10
  • All 3 Team Penske drivers finished top 10 at Michigan
  • All 4 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers finished 12th or better at Michigan – 3 Finished 7th or better
  • Only 2 top 5 finishes for Richard Childress Racing this season – Daytona 500 & Michigan Aug.
  • Only 2 top 5 finishes for Roush Fenway Racing this season – Bristol April & Talladega April
  • 3 Won Driving for the Cycle after starting on pole – Martin Truex Jr. (2018 Auto Club & 2018 Kentucky) & Kyle Busch (Charlotte 5/18)
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Career win streaks (Consecutive wins) – 1 This season (Texas April, Bristol April & Richmond April)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Never won back-to-back races
  • 2 Won first career race this season – Erik Jones (Daytona July) & Chase Elliott (Watkins Glen)
  • 5 Winners from pole this season:
  • Martin Truex Jr. Auto Club, Kyle Busch Bristol April, Kevin Harvick Kansas May, Kyle Busch Charlotte May & Martin Truex Jr. Kentucky
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 14 of 19 wins starting from first 2 rows
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Daytona July
  • 4 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500, Richmond April, Daytona July & Pocono July (Kyle Busch won 2)
  • Youngest winners: Erik Jones 22Y, 1M, 7D & Chase Elliott 22Y, 8M, 8D
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .125 Seconds – Daytona July (Erik Jones over Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 2 races with largest margin-of-victory this season (Both in California) – Sonoma & Auto Club
  • No Hendrick Motorsports driver finished top 10 in 3 races this season (All 1.5-mile tracks) – Las Vegas March, Kansas May & Kentucky

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 4 Christopher Bell
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 10 Justin Allgaier & Christopher Bell
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 12 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 17 Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • Most laps led this season: 504 Justin Allgaier
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 232 Cole Custer
  • Most races led this season: 14 Christopher Bell
  • Most poles this season: 4 Cole Custer
  • 12 Different winners in 21 races this season
  • 3 Different winners in 4 races on short tracks this season – Christopher Bell 2 wins in 4 races
  • Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 6 short track races (2 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Justin Allgaier best NXS regular last 2 races – Finished 3rd at Watkins Glen & Mid-Ohio winner
  • 4 Won Stages 1, 2 & race this season –
  • Kevin Harvick (Atlanta), Joey Logano (Auto Club), Justin Allgaier (Iowa June) & Kyle Larson (Daytona July)
  • Elliott Sadler: Winless this season – 4 Stage wins
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season:
  • Ryan Preece (Bristol April), Elliott Sadler (Richmond April), Elliott Sadler (Talladega) & Justin Allgaier (Dover May)
  • #22 best Ford finisher 11 of 21 races this season
  • Justin Allgaier best Chevrolet finisher 7 races this season
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 6 of last 8 races
  • No Toyota finished top 10 at Mid-Ohio – First time no Toyota finished top 10 since 2017 Indianapolis
  • 5 Races won by Rookie of the Year contenders this season – 4 by Christopher Bell
  • Christopher Bell best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 5 of last 6 races
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher last 5 races
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher last 3 races
  • 1 NXS & MENCS weekend sweep this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta)
  • 2 Won consecutive NXS races this season – Christopher Bell (3 Straight) & Kyle Larson (2 Straight)
  • Christopher Bell: 5 Career wins – 3 Wins last 5 races
  • Joey Logano won last 2 races he competed
  • Brad Keselowski won 3 of last 5 races he competed
  • Kyle Larson won 3 of last 4 races he competed
  • Elliott Sadler finished 2nd in 2 closest finishes this season – Daytona Feb. & Daytona July
  • 1 Won first career race this season – Spencer Gallagher (Talladega)
  • 2 Winners started rear of field this season & won – Kyle Larson Chicagoland & Christopher Bell Kentucky
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004 (Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler)
  • Daytona July – 2nd closest margin-of-victory this season .005 (Kyle Larson over Elliott Sadler)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • 5 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Talladega, Charlotte May, Daytona July & Iowa July
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42