NASCAR Information Sunday, June 10, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 5 Kevin Harvick – 5 Wins ties career-high (2006 & ’14)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 9 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 11 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 12 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 7.3 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 958 Kevin Harvick (850 Laps led all last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 444 Ryan Blaney (3rd most behind Kevin Harvick 958 & Kyle Busch 888)
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 13 Kyle Busch & Joey Logano
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most front-row starts this season: 6 Kevin Harvick
  • Best average start this season: 7.5 Kurt Busch & Kyle Busch
  • 6 Different winners in 15 races this season – 11 Races to Playoffs
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 8 Stage wins this season – Drove for the Cycle twice
  • Clint Bowyer: 2 Wins this season – No Stage wins
  • 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) – 3 Stage wins this season
  • Joey Logano: 2 Stage wins this season – Only 1 Stage win all of last season
  • 6 Races won Driving for the Cycle – Martin Truex Jr. 3, Kevin Harvick 2 & Kyle Busch 1
  • 2 Won Driving for the Cycle after starting on pole – Martin Truex Jr. (Auto Club 3/18) & Kyle Busch (Charlotte 5/18)
  • 2 Won Stage 1 & 2 this season, but didn’t win race – Brad Keselowski (Bristol April) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • 4 Winners from pole this season:
  • Martin Truex Jr. Auto Club, Kyle Busch Bristol April, Kevin Harvick Kansas May & Kyle Busch Charlotte May
  • Kevin Harvick started 3rd or better 4 of 5 wins this season
  • 3 Win streaks this season – Kevin Harvick 3 straight, Kyle Busch 3 straight & Kevin Harvick 2 straight
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps last 2 races – Finished 4th & 2nd
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson failed to win last 3 races after leading most laps – Twice this season (Bristol April & Kansas May)
  • Clint Bowyer best Ford finisher 2 races this season – Both wins
  • Furniture Row best Toyota only 3 times this season – Joe Gibbs Racing best Toyota 11 of 14 races
  • Last time Hendrick went this many races into a season without a win: 1992 (Won 23rd race at Dover 9/20/92)
  • Jimmie Johnson first time ever winless this many races since start of season
  • Roush best Ford only once this season
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 25 races – 2018 Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Ford: 8 Wins this season – 10 Wins all of last season
  • Toyota: 6 Wins this season – 2 at this point last season (Finished 2017 with 16 wins)
  • Mike Bugarewicz: 3 Wins as crew chief – First win: 2016 Sonoma (Tony Stewart)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 7 of 15 races this season (Season high) – 3 Wins all of last season
  • 9 of last 11 Joe Gibbs Racing wins by Kyle Busch
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 4 of last 7 races
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 3 races
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 3 races this season – 2 Wins
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher 4 of last 5 races
  • Last 8 Joe Gibbs Racing wins: Kyle Busch 7 & Matt Kenseth 1 (Denny Hamlin 0)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing finished 1, 2, 3 at Michigan June – First time SHR swept top 3 finishing positions in a race
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • 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
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .127 Seconds – Talladega April (Joey Logano over Kurt Busch)
  • No Hendrick Motorsports driver finished top 10 in 2 races this season – Las Vegas March & Kansas May