MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Alex Bowman & Joey Logano
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 13 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season: 6.4 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 10.3 Kurt Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 769 Brad Keselowski – 705 Laps led all of last season (259 Laps led at this point last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 359 Ryan Blaney
  • Most races led this season: 12 Kyle Busch (No laps led Atlanta & Martinsville) – 8 Straight races led (402 Laps led)
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 13 Kyle Busch
  • Most poles this season: 3 William Byron & Kevin Harvick
  • Most front row starts this season: 6 William Byron
  • 4 Speeding penalties by 4 drivers at Pocono
  • Daniel Suarez (Finished 8th), Ryan Preece (23rd), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (32nd), Matt Tifft (33rd)
  • Kyle Busch: 1 Michigan win (8/11) – 32 Wins since (Winless last 14 Michigan races)
  • Kyle Busch: 51 Wins since 2008 (Started with Gibbs in 2008) – Leads all drivers (Jimmie Johnson 50 wins)
  • 4 Won first race of season from this point to Playoffs last year:
  • Erik Jones (Daytona), Chase Elliott (Watkins Glen), Kurt Busch (Bristol) & Brad Keselowski (Darlington)
  • Michigan drivers Brad Keselowski & William Byron finished 2nd & 3rd at Pocono
  • 8/19/00: Jimmie Johnson asked advice from Jeff Gordon before Michigan Xfinity Series race
  • 9/22/00: Hendrick signed Jimmie Johnson to race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
  • 6 Different winners in 14 races this season – 4 Won multiple races (Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Keselowski & Truex Jr.)
  • 8 Different pole winners in 14 races this season
  • 2 Finished outside top 10 in Stage 1 & 2 this season & won race – Brad Keselowski (Atlanta) & Kyle Busch (Pocono)
  • Kyle Larson won Pocono Stage 1 & 2 – Finished 26th
  • Kyle Busch & Joey Logano lead all with 5 Stage wins each this season
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Stage wins this season (All on 1.5-mile tracks) – Winless
  • Kyle Larson: 3 Stage wins this season – Winless
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Win streaks (Consecutive wins) – 1 in 2008 & 5 since 2015 (After return from injury)
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive races this season – Phoenix March & Auto Club
  • Kyle Busch: 1 Win last 6 races – 3 Wins previous 5 races
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Wins in 14 races this season (3 Wins all last season) – Winless first 24 races last season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Wins last 6 races – Winless previous 25 races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Wins this season – Finished 20th, 19th & 35th in races following wins
  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 6 races (3 Wins) – 3 Others 1 win each
  • Pole winless last 31 races (All-time longest streak) – Previous longest streak: 30 Races (7/31/11 Indianapolis to 6/3/12 Dover)
  • Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky
  • No Toyota poles this season – 9 Toyota wins this season
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 6 Poles this season – 1 Win
  • Daniel Hemric passed for final lead change at Pocono – Finished 13th
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie of the Year contender 4 of last 6 races including Pocono
  • Youngest winner: Chase Elliott – 23
  • Oldest winners: Martin Truex Jr. & Denny Hamlin – 38
  • 12 of 14 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older
  • Chase Elliott only under-25 driver to win this season – 23-Years-old
  • 3 Teams won 14 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (9), Team Penske (4) & Hendrick Motorsports (1)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 6 of last 8 races with 3 different drivers – Truex Jr. (3), Kyle Busch (2) & Denny Hamlin (1)
  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – 1 Win last 8 races (Kansas)
  • Kyle Busch-Adam Stevens: 26 Cup wins together (19 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins together)
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 8 Top 5 finishers last 5 races – 2 Top 5 finishers previous 9 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing, Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports finished 1-4 last 2 races
  • 3 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished top 6 at Pocono – Martin Truex Jr. finished 35th
  • 3 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers finished top 10 at Pocono – Kevin Harvick finished 22nd
  • 3 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty this season
  • Kyle Busch (Auto Club), Denny Hamlin (Texas March) & Chase Elliott (Talladega April)
  • 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most wins this season: 3 Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch & Cole Custer
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier & Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 7 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 10 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 11 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 4.2 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led this season: 538 Christopher Bell
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 265 Justin Allgaier (5th most of all drivers)
  • Christopher Bell is only driver to lead laps every race this season
  • Cole Custer: 5 Career wins – 3 This season (3 Wins last 8 races)
  • Tyler Reddick: 9 Straight top 5 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Tyler Reddick: 10 Top 5 finishes in 12 races this season – 7 Top 5 finishes all last season
  • Chase Briscoe: Best finish since 2018 Charlotte Roval win – 3rd (Pocono)
  • Christopher Bell: 3 Wins this season – 1 Win at this point last season (7 Wins last season – Led all drivers)
  • Noah Gragson: 2 Straight top 10 finishes – Only 1 top 10 finish previous 7 races
  • Austin Cindric: Finished 11th or better last 9 races – 8 Top 10 finishes (6 Straight top 10 finishes)
  • Michael Annett: 8 Top 10 finishes this season – 3 Top 10 finishes all of last season (3 Straight top 10 finishes)
  • 5 Different winners in 12 races this season
  • Last 6 races won by 3 of 4 Championship 4 drivers from last season –
  • Bell (Bristol & Dover), Custer (Richmond & Pocono) & Reddick (Talladega & Charlotte)
  • Christopher Bell & Cole Custer leads all with 5 Stage wins each this season
  • Justin Allgaier: 4 Stage wins this season – Winless
  • Stage 1 winner won only 3 races this season – Christopher Bell (Atlanta), Tyler Reddick (Talladega) & Cole Custer (Pocono)
  • Stage 2 winner won only 3 races this season – Christopher Bell (Atlanta), Cole Custer (Richmond April) & Tyler Reddick (Charlotte)
  • Tyler Reddick never won back-to-back races
  • 9 of 12 races this season won by drivers who started first 2 rows – 1 From pole (Cole Custer – Pocono)
  • 1 Winner from pole last 18 races – Cole Custer (Pocono)
  • Christopher Bell: Failed to finish 2 of 3 races after winning pole this season
  • Christopher Bell: Failed to finish 3 of last 4 races after starting on pole – All due to crashes
  • Tyler Reddick passed for final lead change 3 races this season including final lap at Pocono (Finished 2nd)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Pocono) – Cole Custer passed Tyler Reddick
  • Tyler Reddick passed for lead on final lap 3 times – Twice by Cole Custer (Texas 11/18 & 2019 Pocono)
  • Tyler Reddick best Chevrolet finisher 6 of last 8 races
  • Cole Custer best Ford finisher 7 of 12 races this season
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 4 of last 6 races
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Las Vegas & Pocono
  • Chase Briscoe best Rookie finisher 7 of last 9 races
  • Youngest winner: Cole Custer – 21
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 33
  • 8 of 12 races this season won by drivers 21-24 years-old
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .116 Seconds – Daytona Feb. (Michael Annett over Justin Allgaier)