NASCAR Information Sunday, June 18, 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: 8 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 11 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best average finish: 7.9 Kyle Larson
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kevin Harvick (Winless) – Failed to win last 10 races after starting first
  • Best average start this season: 7.1 Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 938 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 743 Kyle Busch (2nd most laps led this season)
  • Kyle Busch: 7 Straight races led – 330 Laps led
  • 10 Different winners in 15 races this season
  • Playoff era record for different winners before start of Playoff: 15 (2011)
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 7th or better last 3 races – 2 Top 2 finishes
  • Chase Elliott: 3 Straight top 10 finishes – 2 Top 5 finishes last 3 races
  • Joey Logano: 1 Top 20 finish last 6 races – Finished 3rd at Michigan
  • Denny Hamlin: Best finish last 6 races: 4th – Michigan
  • Jamie McMurray: 2 Top 5 finishes last 6 races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 6th or better last 5 races – 3 Top 3 finishes
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Top 10 finishes last 6 races
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 1 Top 10 finish last 5 races – Finished 8th at Michigan
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Best finish last 8 races: 9th – Michigan
  • 7 Different winners from 7 different teams in last 7 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
  • 5 Winners this season were winless after 15 races last season –
  • Blaney, A. Dillon, Larson, Newman & Stenhouse Jr.
  • Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Harvick & Kenseth winless this season – Winners after 15 races last season
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 15 races last season (Led all drivers) – Winless this season
  • 14 Won since Kyle Busch’s last win (2016 Indianapolis) – 31-Race winless streak
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 10 races (3 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to sweep every Stage in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 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 – No in-race Stage wins (15 Playoff points – 2nd)
  • Ryan Blaney first to win race without finishing top 10 in Stages during race – Pocono June
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Stage wins this season (All Stage 1) – Won Stage 1 in 3 of last 5 races (Winless this season)
  • 5 Won Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Only 1 went on to win race (Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas)
  • 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 10 Stage wins (20 Playoff points – Leader) –
  • 2 Race wins (Las Vegas & Kansas May)
  • 3 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Michigan June and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega 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)
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • 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 6 race winners – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Talladega), Austin Dillon (Charlotte) & Ryan Blaney (Pocono)
  • Last 8 Hendrick Motorsports wins all by Jimmie Johnson
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 of last 12 races including last 2
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Kyle Larson led most laps 2 of last 3 races – 1 Win (Michigan June)
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 9 of 15 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 4 of 15 races this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 5 of last 12 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
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 6 times this season
  • Joey Logano best Ford finisher at Michigan (3rd) – First time best Ford finisher since Richmond April win
  • Denny Hamlin best Toyota finisher at Michigan (4th) – Best Toyota finisher only 2nd time this season
  • Ford: 6 Wins in 15 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season (Only 3 wins at this point last season)
  • Toyota: Only 2 wins this season – Las Vegas & Kansas May (Martin Truex Jr.) – 8 Wins after 15 races last season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Winless this season – 7 Wins after 15 races last season
  • Erik Jones best Rookie finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • 8 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 15 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Jimmie Johnson (Texas 4/17 & Bristol 4/17)
  • Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) & Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing) won races from 22nd starting position
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson: In last 6 2nd-place finishes, Jimmie Johnson won 3 times
  • Ryan Newman best Richard Childress Racing finisher 2 of last 3 races
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Michigan – First time best JGR finisher last 6 races
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last 2 races
  • No Stewart-Haas Racing finisher in top 10 at Michigan – Only time this season (Last time: Martinsville 10/16)
  • 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 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher only 3 times this season – All 3 wins
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • 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