NASCAR Information Sunday, July 2, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson (2 Wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 7 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 11 Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kevin Harvick & Kyle Larson
  • Most front-row starts this season: 5 Kyle Larson
  • Best average start this season: 7.8 Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 963 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 746 Kyle Busch (2nd most laps led this season)
  • 11 Different winners in 17 races this season
  • 4 Different winners from 4 different teams & 3 different manufacturers in 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 7 Different winners from 7 different teams in last 7 races this season
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is only repeat winner in last 9 races (2 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Daytona winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 21st in Stage 1 & 12th in Stage 2
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 2 Wins this season – No Stage wins
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 2 Wins last 8 races – Winless previous 157 races
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took lead for last time on final lap at Talladega May & with 2 laps to go at Daytona July
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. best Ford finisher 3 times this season – 2 Wins
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of the 5 Overtime races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of the 3 closest races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Hamlin & Kenseth winless this season – Winners after 17 races last season
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 17 races last season (Tied for most with Keselowski) – Winless this season
  • Kyle Busch winless this season – Led with 10 to go in 3 races (Phoenix March, Talladega May & Pocono June)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 of last 14 races
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 5 races after he led most laps –
  • Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April, Talladega May & Pocono June
  • 14 Drivers won since Kyle Busch’s last win (2016 Indianapolis) – 33-Race winless streak
  • *Career longest winless streak: 35 Races (Ended 2015 Sonoma)
  • 11 Drivers won Stages this season –
  • 4 Have yet to win a race (Kyle Busch, Elliott, Hamlin & Kenseth)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 11 Stage wins (21 Playoff points – Leader) – 2 Race wins (Las Vegas & Kansas May)
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson: In last 6 2nd-place finishes, Jimmie Johnson won 3 times
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 7 races – 1 Win (Kansas May)
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 10 of 17 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 4 of 17 races this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 5 of last 14 races – Winless
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 91 laps – Stenhouse Jr. 39, Newman 37, A. Dillon 9 & Kurt Busch 6
  • Ford: 8 Wins in 17 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season (Only 4 wins at this point last season)
  • Toyota: Only 2 wins this season – Las Vegas & Kansas May (Martin Truex Jr.) – 8 Wins after 17 races last season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Winless this season – 7 Wins after 17 races last season
  • Erik Jones best Rookie finisher 4 of last 6 races
  • 2 Different winners in 3 restrictor-plate races this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won twice
  • Ford won last 6 restrictor-plate races – 3 Different teams (Penske 3, Roush 2 & Stewart-Haas 1)
  • 8 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 17 races this season – 12 Wins all of last season (Led all teams)
  • No Joe Gibbs Racing finisher in top 15 at Daytona July – 2nd time this season (Daytona 500)
  • No Hendrick Motorsports finisher in top 10 at Daytona – 3rd time this season
  • Paul Menard best Richard Childress Racing finisher last 2 races – Finished 11th at Sonoma & 3rd at Daytona
  • Daniel Suarez best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last race (17th) – 3rd time best JGR finisher this season
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last race (12th) – First time best HMS finisher in last 4 races
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher last race (2nd) – First time best SHR finisher in last 9 races
  • 16 Failed to finish at Daytona July – Season high
  • Martin Truex Jr. failed to finish 3 races this season including last 2
  • Clint Bowyer finished 2nd six times since last win including 3 times this season
  • Paul Menard best finish in last 79 races: 3rd – Daytona July
  • Michael McDowell best finish in 230 career races: 4th – Daytona July
  • Ryan Newman: 3 Top 5 finishes this season – 2 Top 5 finishes all of last season
  • David Ragan best finish in last 83 races: 6th – Daytona July
  • AJ Allmendinger: 1 Top 15 finish in last 11 races – Finished 8th at Daytona July
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to sweep every Stage in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Stage 1 winner 3 of last 5 races – Winless in those races
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Stage wins this season (All Stage 1) – Stage 1 winner in 3 of last 7 races (Winless this season)
  • 5 Won Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Only 1 went on to win race (Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas)
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race only once – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Wins this season – 1 Stage win (Sonoma Stage 1)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Jimmie Johnson (Texas 4/17 & Bristol 4/17)
  • Paul Menard best Chevrolet finisher at Daytona (3rd) – First time best Chevrolet finisher since Kansas 10/12
  • Erik Jones best Toyota finisher 2 of last 4 races
  • David Ragan passed for final lead change at Daytona – Finished 6th
  • 5 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club, Talladega May, Dover June & Daytona July
  • 3 Won first career race this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega, Austin Dillon Charlotte & Ryan Blaney Pocono
  • 5 Winners this season were winless after 17 races last season –
  • Blaney, A. Dillon, Larson, Newman & Stenhouse Jr.
  • 3 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Michigan June and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega May
  • Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) & Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing) won races from 22nd starting position
  • Ryan Newman ended 127-race winless streak this season (Phoenix March)
  • Austin Dillon ended 132-race winless streak this season (Charlotte May)
  • Jimmie Johnson: Last 5 top 5 finishes were all wins
  • Jimmie Johnson: 5 Wins starting rear of field – 3 of last 4 wins came starting rear of field
  • Jimmie Johnson started rear of field 4 races this season – Most of all drivers
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season:
  • Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April & Dover June) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Last winner in backup car: Kurt Busch – Michigan 6/15
  • Last winner after free-pass: Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Chicagoland
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Last 8 Hendrick Motorsports wins all by Jimmie Johnson
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 9 races this season – 3 of last 6 times Kyle Busch was leading with 10 to go
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Blaney – 23
  • 10 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • Roush Fenway Racing ended 101-race winless streak at Talladega May
  • Richard Childress Racing ended 112-race winless streak at Phoenix March

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Elliott Sadler
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 13 Elliott Sadler
  • Best average finish this season: 2.3 Ryan Blaney
  • Most laps led this season: 416 Kyle Larson
  • Most races led this season: 7 Justin Allgaier & Kyle Larson
  • 11 Different winners in 15 races this season
  • William Byron best Xfinity Series regular last 3 races – Finished 2nd at Michigan, Winner at Iowa & Daytona
  • William Byron first 2 wins in consecutive races – Last previous driver: Chase Elliott Texas 4/14 & 2014 Darlington
  • Elliott Sadler finished 8th or better last 5 races – 3 Top 5 finishes
  • Dakoda Armstrong: 3 Career top 5 finishes – 2 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Brennan Poole: Finished 6th at Daytona last week – Best finish this season (Only race led this season – 13 Laps)
  • Blake Koch: 29 Laps led this season – 28 Laps led at Daytona last week
  • 3 Won multiple races this season (All 24-years-old or younger) – Kyle Larson (3), William Byron (2) & Erik Jones (2)
  • 4 Different winners in 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – 2 Joe Gibbs Racing & 2 Team Penske
  • 7 Won first pole this season – Bell, Benjamin, Byron, Hemric, B. Jones, Koch & Poole
  • 16 Won Stages this season – 8 Winless in races
  • Brad Keselowski leads all with 5 Stage wins – 1 Win (Pocono)
  • Elliott Sadler leads NXS regulars with 4 Stage wins (3 at Daytona) – Winless
  • 4 Won Stage 1 & went on to win race this season – E. Jones Texas, Almirola Talladega, Larson Dover & Keselowski Pocono
  • 2 Won Stage 2 & went on to win race – Blaney Charlotte & Keselowski Pocono
  • Brad Keselowski first driver to sweep every Stage in NASCAR Xfinity Series race – 2017 Pocono
  • Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2017 Auto Club – Kyle Larson
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • 2 Winner from rear of field this season: Ryan Blaney (Charlotte May) & William Byron (Daytona last week)
  • Last previous winner after dropping to back of field: Marcos Ambrose – 2011 Montreal
  • Last 2 wins after free-pass: Kyle Busch (2014 & ‘16 Kansas)
  • Last winner after speeding penalty: Erik Jones (Bristol 4/17)
  • Last to win back-to-back races: William Byron – Iowa June & Daytona last week
  • Last to win 3 consecutive NXS races: Kyle Busch Kentucky 7/16, 2016 New Hampshire & 2016 Indianapolis
  • #22 passed for final lead change 4 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club, Bristol April & Daytona last week
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 8 races this season including 6 of last 8
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 6 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Pocono & Michigan
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 10 of 15 races this season
  • Toyota: 1 Win last 8 races – Michigan (Denny Hamlin)
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Richmond April & Daytona last week
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender won this season – William Byron at Iowa June & Daytona last week
  • Last previous Rookie of the Year contender to win: Erik Jones (Chicagoland 9/17/16)
  • Youngest winner: William Byron – 19
  • Oldest winner: Denny Hamlin – 36
  • JR Motorsports finished 1-2 at Daytona last week – William Byron (Winner) & Elliott Sadler (2nd)
  • Brendan Gaughan best Richard Childress Racing finisher at Daytona last week – Finished 9th
  • Matt Tifft best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Daytona last week – Finished 19th
  • No Joe Gibbs Racing driver finished top 15 in last 2 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Michigan .012 seconds (Denny Hamlin over William Byron)