NASCAR Information Sunday, June 11, 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 (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 8 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 10 Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kevin Harvick (Winless) – Failed to win last 10 races after starting first
  • Best average start this season: 6.7 Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 876 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 703 Kyle Busch (2nd most laps led this season)
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Straight races led – 290 Laps led
  • Kasey Kahne: Failed to finish last 3 races – All due to crashes
  • 10 Different winners in 14 races this season
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 11 races (3 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • 14 Won since Kyle Busch’s last win (2016 Indianapolis) – 30-Race winless streak
  • 6 Different winners from 6 different teams in last 6 races this season – Longest streak of different winners this season
  • 3 Won first career race this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega, Austin Dillon Charlotte & Ryan Blaney Pocono
  • 6 Winners this season were winless after 14 races last season –
  • Blaney, A. Dillon, Larson, Logano, Newman & Stenhouse Jr.
  • Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Harvick & Kenseth winless this season – Winners after 14 races last season
  • Only 4 winners after 14 races last season & this season – Kurt Busch, Johnson, Keselowski & Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 14 races last season (Led all drivers) – Winless this season
  • 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 – No in-race Stage wins (15 Playoff points – 2nd)
  • Ryan Blaney first to win race without finishing top 10 in Stages during race
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Stage wins this season (All Stage 1) – Won Stage 1 in 3 of last 4 races (Winless this season)
  • 10 Drivers won Stages this season –
  • 5 Have yet to win a race (Kyle Busch, Elliott, Hamlin, Harvick & Kenseth)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 8 Stage wins (18 Playoff points – Leader) – 2 Race wins (Las Vegas & Kansas May)
  • Last winner in backup car: Kurt Busch – Michigan 6/15
  • Kyle Busch winless this season – Led with 10 to go in 3 races (Phoenix March, Talladega May & Pocono June)
  • First career win for 3 of last 5 race winners – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Talladega), Austin Dillon (Charlotte) & Ryan Blaney (Pocono)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 4 of last 11 races
  • Kyle Busch: Passed 13,000 career laps led at Pocono
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson: In last 6 2nd-place finishes, Jimmie Johnson won 3 times
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 9 of 14 races this season including last 3
  • Leader of most laps won only 3 of 14 races this season – 1 Win last 9 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 5 of last 11 races – Winless
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 5 races after he led most laps –
  • Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April, Talladega May & Pocono June
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 74 laps – Newman 37, Stenhouse Jr. 22, A. Dillon 9 & Kurt Busch 6
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 8 races this season – 3 of last 5 times Kyle Busch was leading with 10 to go
  • Ford: 6 Wins in 14 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season (Only 2 wins at this point last season)
  • Toyota: Only 2 wins this season – Las Vegas & Kansas May (Martin Truex Jr.) – 8 Wins after 14 races last season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Winless this season – 7 Wins after 14 races last season
  • Michigan’s Erik Jones best Rookie finisher 2 of last 3 races – Best career finish at Pocono (3rd)
  • 2nd closest margin-of-victory this season: .139 Seconds – Pocono June (Ryan Blaney over Kevin Harvick)
  • 8 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 14 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • 3 of 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers failed to finish Pocono
  • 15 First-time winners since 2009 – 6 Crew chiefs also won their first race
  • 5 Won first career race in 2011
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to sweep every Stage in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • 2 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega May
  • Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) & Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing) won races from 22nd starting position
  • 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
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season:
  • Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April & Dover June) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • 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
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher only 3 times this season – All 3 wins
  • Ryan Blaney best Ford finisher at Pocono (Winner) – First time best Ford finisher since Kansas 5/16
  • Erik Jones best Toyota finisher at Pocono (3rd) – First time best Toyota finisher
  • Austin Dillon best Richard Childress Racing finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 4 of last 5 races
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last race (8th) – First time best HMS finisher last 8 races
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 5 of last 8 races
  • 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 after free-pass: Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Chicagoland
  • 13 Speeding penalties by 11 drivers at Atlanta – Matt Kenseth best finisher in 3rd (2 Penalties)
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • 4 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club, Talladega May & Dover June
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Blaney – 23
  • Oldest winner: Jimmie Johnson – 41
  • 9 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: 6 Ryan Blaney & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 10 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 Kyle Larson
  • 9 Different winners in 12 races this season
  • 5 Won first pole this season – Benjamin, Byron, Hemric, B. Jones & Koch
  • 13 Won Stages this season – 6 Winless in races
  • Brad Keselowski leads all with 4 Stage wins – 1 Win (Pocono)
  • 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
  • Last 4 races won by drivers that won Stage during race
  • Brad Keselowski first driver to sweep every Stage in NASCAR Xfinity Series race – 2017 Pocono
  • Justin Allgaier best Xfinity Series regular last race – 4th time best NXS regular this season
  • Joey Logano: Last 4 wins came racing Team Penske #12
  • Kyle Larson won 3 of his last 5 races
  • Brad Keselowski ended 20-race winless streak at 2017 Pocono
  • First victory of season for 3 of last 4 winners – Almirola (Talladega), Blaney (Charlotte) & Keselowski (Pocono)
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change this season twice – Atlanta & Pocono
  • #22 passed for final lead change 3 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club & Bristol April
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 6 races this season including 4 of last 5
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 5 races this season
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Pocono) – Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Larson
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 8 of 12 races this season
  • Last 3 Chevrolet wins came with Kyle Larson driving
  • Cole Custer best Rookie finisher last 3 races – Finished 7th Charlotte, 4th Dover & 7th Pocono
  • Brendan Gaughan best Childress finisher last race (6th) – First time best Childress finisher this season
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher 3 of last 5 races
  • Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2017 Auto Club – Kyle Larson
  • Last winner dropping to back of field: Ryan Blaney – Charlotte 5/17
  • Last previous winner after dropping to back of field: Marcos Ambrose – 2011 Montreal
  • 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
  • Youngest winner: Erik Jones – 20
  • Oldest winner: Aric Almirola & Brad Keselowski – 33
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Auto Club .127 seconds (Kyle Larson over Joey Logano)
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Erik Jones (Chicagoland 9/17/16)
  • Team Penske #12 won 4 of last 5 races competed
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb. & Richmond April
  • Last 2 wins after free-pass: Kyle Busch (2014 & ‘16 Kansas)
  • Last winner after speeding penalty: Erik Jones (Bristol 4/17)