NASCAR Information Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Jimmie Johnson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 6 Kyle Larson (2 Wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 8 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 12 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Kyle Larson
  • Most front-row starts this season: 5 Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 16 Jamie McMurray
  • Best average start this season: 7.9 Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 1115 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by a winless driver this season: 858 Kyle Busch (2nd most laps led this season)
  • Most races led this season: 13 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Kurt Busch failed to finish 3 of last 6 races
  • Kasey Kahne failed to finish 5 of last 7 races – All due to crashes
  • Brad Keselowski failed to finish 4 of last 7 races – All due to crashes
  • 11 Different winners in 18 races this season
  • 7 Different winners from 7 different teams in last 7 races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. is only repeat winner in last 8 races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Last 4 wins came from top 3 starting position
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 10 Career wins – 9 Different tracks (Dover only multiple-win track – 2 Wins)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 10 Career wins – 8 Wins last 3 seasons (2 Wins previous 9 full-time seasons)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Last 9 wins all on different tracks
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Only Toyota winner this season – 3 Wins
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 13 Stage wins (28 Playoff points – Leader) – 3 Race wins
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver to sweep every Stage in MENCS race – 2017 Las Vegas & 2017 Kentucky
  • Last to win consecutive races: Jimmie Johnson (Texas 4/17 & Bristol 4/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. never won back-to-back races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 4 of last 8 races (683 Laps led in 7 of last 8 races) – 2 Wins (Kansas May & Kentucky)
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed 1000 laps led this season at Kentucky – 2nd straight season with 1000+ laps led
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 6 races this season – 3 Wins
  • Furniture Row Racing: 9 Wins – 8 By Martin Truex Jr.
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race 3 times – Martin Truex Jr. (Las Vegas & Kentucky) & Kyle Larson (Auto Club)
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Stage 1 winner 4 of last 6 races – 1 Win (Kentucky)
  • 6 Won Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Twice went on to win race (Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky)
  • 14 Drivers won since Kyle Busch’s last win (2016 Indianapolis) – 34-Race winless streak
  • *Career longest winless streak: 35 Races (Ended 2015 Sonoma)
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 18 races last season – Winless this season
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Stage wins this season (All Stage 1) – Stage 1 winner in 3 of last 8 races (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 races this season
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 5 races after he led most laps –
  • Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April, Talladega May & Pocono June
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 7 races this season including Kentucky
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Wins this season – 1 Stage win (Sonoma Stage 1)
  • 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
  • Last 8 Hendrick Motorsports wins all by Jimmie Johnson
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season:
  • Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April & Dover June) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • 11 Drivers won Stages this season –
  • 4 Have yet to win a race (Kyle Busch, Elliott, Hamlin & Kenseth)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Hamlin & Kenseth winless this season – Winners after 18 races last season
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 10 of 18 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 5 of 18 races this season – Martin Truex Jr. 3 & 2 Kyle Larson 2
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 5 of last 15 races – Winless
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 91 laps – Stenhouse Jr. 39, Newman 37, A. Dillon 9 & Kurt Busch 6
  • 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
  • Joey Logano best Ford finisher 5 races this season including Kentucky
  • Ford: 8 Wins in 18 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season (Only 5 wins at this point last season)
  • Toyota: Only 3 wins this season – All by Martin Truex Jr. (8 Wins after 18 races last season)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Winless this season – 7 Wins after 18 races last season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing previous longest winless streak from start of season: Won 1997 season-finale at Atlanta – Bobby Labonte
  • Erik Jones best Rookie finisher 5 of last 7 races
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • 6 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club, Talladega May, Dover June, Daytona July & Kentucky
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Blaney – 23
  • 11 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • 4 Different winners from 4 different teams & 3 different manufacturers in 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 3 of 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Finished 8th or better all 6
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • 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. won 2 Overtime races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of the 3 closest races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • 8 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 18 races this season – 12 Wins all of last season (Led all teams)
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 3 of last 5 races
  • 3 Won first career race this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega, Austin Dillon Charlotte & Ryan Blaney Pocono
  • 5 Winners this season were winless after 18 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)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended 157-race winless streak this season (Talladega May)
  • Austin Dillon ended 132-race winless streak this season (Charlotte May)
  • 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
  • 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: 5 Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Ryan Blaney & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Ryan Blaney (Every race) & 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 16 races this season
  • William Byron best Xfinity Series regular last 4 races – Longest streak this season
  • William Byron best Rookie of the Year contender last 4 races
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender won this season – William Byron at Iowa June & Daytona June
  • William Byron best JR Motorsports finisher last 4 races
  • 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
  • Pole failed to finish 3 races this season – B. Jones (Daytona Feb.), Logano (Texas April) & Koch (Talladega)
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • Kyle Larson won 3 of his last 5 races
  • Brad Keselowski ended 20-race winless streak at 2017 Pocono
  • 2 Winners from rear of field this season: Ryan Blaney (Charlotte May) & William Byron (Daytona June)
  • Erik Jones passed for final lead change 3 times this season including Kentucky July
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change twice this season – Atlanta & Pocono
  • #22 passed for final lead change 4 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club, Bristol April & Daytona June
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 8 races this season including 6 of last 9
  • 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 16 races this season
  • Team Penske #12 won 4 of last 6 races competed
  • Toyota: 2 Wins last 4 races – Winless previous 5 races
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Richmond April & Daytona June
  • Youngest winner: William Byron – 19
  • Oldest winner: Denny Hamlin – 36
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Michigan .012 seconds (Denny Hamlin over William Byron)