2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 4 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Alex Bowman & Joey Logano
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 9 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 10 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 15 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season: 6.0 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 9.9 Kurt Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 775 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: 360 Ryan Blaney
  • Most races led this season: 13 Kyle Busch
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 15 Kyle Busch
  • Most poles this season: 3 William Byron & Kevin Harvick
  • Most front row starts this season: 7 William Byron
  • Last 8 races – Martin Truex Jr. 4 Wins / Kyle Busch 1 Win
  • Previous 5 races – Kyle Busch 3 Wins / Martin Truex Jr. Winless
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 0 for 8 to start season – 4 Wins last 8 races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: At least 4 wins in last 4 seasons
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 4 Wins in 16 races this season – Earliest to 4 wins in a season
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Straight top 5 finishes – Average finish: 2.8
  • Ryan Blaney: 1 Top 5 finish last 8 races – Finished 3rd at Sonoma
  • Matt DiBenedetto: 1 Top 5 finish in 156 races – Finished 4th at Sonoma
  • “I’m so lucky to be doing this. My path to get here has been so out of the ordinary and old school and I’m so thankful.”
  • Denny Hamlin: 6 Top 5 finishes in first 9 races this season – Only 1 top 5 finish last 7 races (Finished 5th at Sonoma)
  • Kevin Harvick best finish last 5 races: 6th – Sonoma
  • Kevin Harvick: 26 Playoff points after 2018 Sonoma – 3 Playoff points after 2019 Sonoma
  • Ryan Newman best finish last 6 races: 7th – Sonoma
  • Chase Elliott: Worst finishes this season in last 2 races – Finished 20th at Michigan & 37th at Sonoma
  • Chase Elliott worst finish in last 68 races: 37th at 2019 Sonoma
  • 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)
  • 6 Different winners in 16 races this season – 5 Won multiple races (Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Keselowski, Logano & Truex Jr.)
  • 6 Different winners after 16 races last season
  • 4 Different winners in 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Brad Keselowski: 2 Wins
  • Team Penske won 4 of last 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks (2018 Homestead-Miami, Atlanta Feb., Las Vegas March & Kansas May)
  • Team Penske (3) & Joe Gibbs Racing (2) won all 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Ford won 5 of last 7 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 4 Wins last 8 races – Winless previous 25 races
  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 8 races (4 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 23 Career wins – Never won consecutive races
  • Martin Truex Jr. followed wins this season with finishes of 20th, 19th & 35th in next race
  • Martin Truex Jr. wins this season on a short track, 1-mile concrete oval, 1.5-mile track & road course
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 5 of last 8 races
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 5 of last 8 races – Best Toyota finisher only once in previous 8 races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. & Kyle Busch finished 1-2 in 2 races this season (Each won once) – Phoenix March & Sonoma
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 seven times – Kyle Busch (4) & Martin Truex Jr. (3)
  • Winless this season with wins at this point last season: Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon & Kevin Harvick
  • Winless after 16 races last season with a win this season: Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin & Brad Keselowski
  • 9 Different pole winners in 16 races this season
  • 7 Drivers won poles this season, but are winless – Almirola, Blaney, Byron, A. Dillon, Harvick, Johnson & Larson
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win only 1 of last 10 races – Joey Logano (Michigan)
  • Stage 2 winner failed to win last 5 races
  • Joey Logano leads all with 6 Stage wins 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 only driver to win consecutive races this season – Phoenix March & Auto Club
  • Longest winless streaks ended this season: Denny Hamlin (47 Races) & Martin Truex Jr. (25 Races)
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Wins in 16 races this season (3 Wins all last season) – Winless first 24 races last season
  • Chase Elliott: 6 Career poles (2 This season) – Winless from pole
  • 1 Win from pole last 33 races: Joey Logano – Michigan June
  • All-time longest streak without winner from pole 31 Races (7/22/18 New Hampshire to 6/2/19 Pocono)
  • No Toyota poles this season – 10 Toyota wins this season
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 6 Poles this season – 1 Win
  • Team Penske: 5 Wins this season – 1 Win in first 24 races last season
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: Winless this season – 7 Wins at this point last season
  • (Deepest SHR has gone into season winless since 2011 – Won 19th race of season at New Hampshire)
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 2 races this season (Las Vegas March & Kansas May) – Failed to win each race
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Ryan Blaney failed to win all 4 races after leading most laps – Texas 4/17, 2018 Daytona 500, Bristol 8/18 & Bristol 4/19
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher only 2 races this season – Phoenix March & Sonoma
  • Ryan Blaney best Ford finisher only 2 races this season – Phoenix March & Sonoma
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500, Kansas May & Michigan June
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie of the Year contender 6 of last 8 races including last 3
  • Youngest winner: Chase Elliott – 23
  • Oldest winners: Martin Truex Jr. & Denny Hamlin – 38
  • 13 of 16 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older
  • Chase Elliott only under-25 driver to win this season – 23-Years-old
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .138 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Denny Hamlin over Kyle Busch)
  • Largest margin-of-victory this season: 9.501 Seconds – Dover May (Martin Truex Jr. over Alex Bowman)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won races with the largest margin-of-victory in 2017, ’18 & ‘19
  • 3 Teams won 16 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (10), Team Penske (5) & Hendrick Motorsports (1)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 7 of last 10 races with 3 different drivers – Truex Jr. (4), Kyle Busch (2) & Denny Hamlin (1)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (4) & Team Penske (2) won last 6 races
  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – 2 Wins last 10 races (Kansas & Michigan)
  • Martin Truex Jr.-Cole Pearn: 21 Cup wins together
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher only 1 of last 7 races
  • Ryan Blaney best Team Penske finisher only 2 races this season – Phoenix March & Sonoma
  • Ryan Blaney only Team Penske driver to finish top 15 at Sonoma – Finished 3rd
  • Erik Jones best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher only 1 race this season – Kansas May
  • All 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished top 10 at Sonoma – First time all 4 in top 10 since Dover 10/18
  • 3 of 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished top 5 at Sonoma – 3rd time this season (Daytona 500 & Phoenix March)
  • 3 of 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers led Sonoma – 66 of 90 laps led (73%)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (66) & Hendrick Motorsports (24) only teams to lead Sonoma
  • Last time Roush Fenway Racing had multiple drivers finish top 10: Martinsville 10/17 (Bayne 6th & Stenhouse Jr. 10th)
  • 3 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty this season
  • Kyle Busch (Auto Club), Denny Hamlin (Texas March) & Chase Elliott (Talladega April)
  • Brad Keselowski won Atlanta this season after receiving free pass
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Dover May from rear of field

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES PLAYOFF STANDINGS

Points

Race Wins

Stage Wins

Playoff Pts

1

Christopher Bell

4

8

28

2

Cole Custer

3

5

20

3

Tyler Reddick

3

3

18

4

Michael Annett

1

0

5

5

Justin Allgaier

+236

0

4

4

6

Austin Cindric

+231

0

1

1

7

Chase Briscoe #

+179

0

0

0

8

John Hunter Nemechek #

+172

0

0

0

9

Noah Gragson #

+170

0

1

1

10

Justin Haley #

+133

0

1

1

11

Ryan Sieg

+96

0

1

1

12

Brandon Jones

+91

0

0

0

13

Gray Gaulding

-91

0

0

0

14

Brandon Brown #

-120

0

0

0

15

Jeremy Clements

-135

0

0

0

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 4 Christopher Bell
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier & Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 8 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 11 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 12 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 4.7 Tyler Reddick
  • Sam Ard: 2.9 Average finish after 14 races in 1984
  • Most laps led this season: 760 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
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 13 Michael Annett & Austin Cindric
  • Most poles this season: 4 Cole Custer
  • Christopher Bell & Cole Custer finished 1-2 in 3 races – Christopher Bell won all 3
  • Christopher Bell: 4 Wins this season – 1 Win at this point last season (7 Wins all last season – Led all drivers)
  • 10 Wins in last 31 races (32%)
  • Christopher Bell finished outside top 10 in next race after previous 5 wins – Average finish after win: 21.6
  • Cole Custer: 3 Wins this season – Winless first 30 races last season
  • Tyler Reddick: Finished 15th at Iowa (Worst finish this season) – Finished 4th or better previous 10 races
  • Tyler Reddick: Finished 15th at Iowa June – First finish outside top 4 since March
  • Justin Allgaier: Winless this season – Finished 2nd three times
  • Noah Gragson: 4 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Noah Gragson average finish last 4 races: 4.5 – Best of drivers competing all 4 races
  • Chase Briscoe: 11 Top 10 finishes last 12 races – Average finish: 6.7
  • John Hunter Nemechek: Finished 12th or better last 9 races – 7 Top 10 finishes
  • John Hunter Nemechek: 2015 Chicagoland NGOTS winner – First career win & only final 2 laps led
  • Michael Annett: 5 Straight top 10 finishes – Longest current streak
  • Michael Annett: 10 Top 10 finishes this season (5 Straight top 10 finishes) – 3 Top 10 finishes all of last season
  • Austin Cindric: 7 Top 10 finishes last 8 races – Average finish: 7.0
  • Christopher Bell: 17 Straight races led – 3rd all-time (Kyle Busch 21 & Sam Ard 19)
  • Richard Childress Racing: 3 Wins this season – 1 Win last season (Michigan) & winless in 2017
  • Team Penske: Winless this season – 4 Wins at this point last season
  • 5 Different winners in 14 races this season
  • Last 8 races won by 3 of 4 Championship 4 drivers from last season –
  • Bell (Bristol, Dover & Iowa), Custer (Richmond & Pocono) & Reddick (Talladega, Charlotte & Michigan)
  • 3 Different winners in 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – JGR drivers won 3 (Christopher Bell & Kyle Busch)
  • Tyler Reddick: 3 of 6 career wins came on 1.5-mile tracks with 3 different teams – Ganassi, JR Motorsports & Childress
  • Christopher Bell: 15 Stage wins – Most all-time
  • Christopher Bell leads all with 8 Stage wins this season
  • Justin Allgaier: 4 Stage wins this season – Winless
  • Christopher Bell won Stage 1, 2 & race at Atlanta & Iowa June
  • Christopher Bell won back-to-back races once (3 Straight wins) – 2018 Kentucky, 2018 New Hampshire & Iowa 7/18
  • 1 Weekend sweep this season – Kyle Busch ISM March
  • Michael Annett won for first time in 230th career race (Daytona Feb.) – 2nd to Jeremy Clements who won in 256th career race
  • 10 of 14 races this season won by drivers who started first 2 rows – Only 1 from pole (Cole Custer – Pocono)
  • Worst start position of winner this season: 10th – Tyler Reddick (Michigan)
  • 1 Winner from pole last 20 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
  • Ford won last 3 poles
  • Tyler Reddick passed for final lead change 3 races this season including final lap at Pocono (Finished 2nd)
  • Cole Custer passed for final lead change 4 races this season – Passed for final lead change 3 of last 4 races
  • 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)
  • Cole Custer best Ford finisher 8 races this season
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 5 of last 8 races
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Las Vegas & Pocono
  • Noah Gragson best Rookie finisher 3 of last 4 races – Only races best Rookie finisher this season
  • Best finish by Rookie this season: 2nd – John Hunter Nemechek (Las Vegas) & Noah Gragson (Michigan)
  • Youngest winner: Cole Custer – 21
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 33
  • 10 of 14 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)