NASCAR Information Sunday, March 10, 2019

2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 Different winners in 4 races this season
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Wins last 7 NASCAR races – 2 NGOTS, 2 NXS & 1 MENCS
  • Kyle Busch: First career Cup win – Auto Club Speedway 9/4/05 (Youngest-ever Cup winner at the time – 20 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days old)
  • Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 10 all 4 races this season – Finished 6th or better all 4 races
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Top 5 finishes (All top 3) & 227 laps led this season (20%) – Leads all drivers
  • Kyle Busch average finish this season: 3.0 – Best
  • Kevin Harvick: Winless this season – 3 Wins at this point last season
  • Ryan Blaney & Kevin Harvick: 2 Stage wins this season – No race wins
  • Ryan Blaney: Finished 3rd at ISM Raceway – Finished 22nd or worse previous 3 races this season (Avg. finish: 25th)
  • Ryan Blaney: 148 Laps led this season – Most of winless drivers
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 2nd in 2 of 4 races this season – Finished 2nd in 3 of last 5 races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 2nd in 4 races since last win – 2018 Kentucky
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 2nd at ISM Raceway – Lap 41 pit road speeding penalty
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Pit road speeding penalties 2 races this season – Pit road speeding penalties 3 races all of last season
  • Aric Almirola: Finished 8th or better last 3 races – 3rd top 10 finish last season came in 8th race
  • Aric Almirola: 3 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak: 4 Straight (2013)
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 11th or better all 4 races this season – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 12th or better all 4 races this season – 2 Top 10 finishes
  • Kurt Busch: Finished 7th or better last 3 races – 2 Top 5 finishes
  • Jimmie Johnson: Best finish last 9 races: 8th – ISM Raceway March
  • Jimmie Johnson: 4 Laps led at ISM Raceway (First race led this season) – No laps led first 13 races last season (2 Laps led first 17 races)
  • Brad Keselowski: Free-pass in 3 of 4 races this season – Atlanta winner
  • Lead changes last 3 races: Atlanta 2018: 24 / 2019: 26 – Las Vegas 2018: 11 / 2019: 19 – ISM 2018: 15 / 2019: 17
  • Only 3 completed every lap this season – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Kyle Larson
  • 4 Different pole winners in 4 races this season
  • Kyle Busch (2) & Joey Logano (2) won 4 of last 6 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (3) & Team Penske (3) won last 6 races
  • 2 Teams won 4 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (2) & Team Penske (2)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: Winless this season – 3 Wins at this point last season (4 Wins in first 6 races)
  • Ford: 5 Stage wins this season / Toyota: 2 / Chevrolet: 1 (Atlanta)
  • 3 Won Driving for the Cycle after starting on pole – Martin Truex Jr. (2018 Auto Club & 2018 Kentucky) & Kyle Busch (Charlotte 5/18)
  • Pole winless last 21 races – Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky
  • Last 3 races won by champions – Keselowski (Atlanta), Logano (Las Vegas) & Kyle Busch (ISM)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 3 of 4 races this season
  • Team Penske driver passed for final lead change last 3 races – Logano (Atlanta), Keselowski (Las Vegas) & Blaney (ISM)
  • Chevrolet winless last 8 races – Last win: Chase Elliott Kansas 10/18
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie of the Year contender last 3 races
  • Hendrick Motorsports hasn’t had a top 5 finisher in last 8 races
  • Jimmie Johnson only Hendrick Motorsports finisher in top 10 at ISM Raceway – Finished 8th
  • Aric Almirola best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher at ISM Raceway – Finished 4th
  • Joe Gibbs Racing & Team Penske had top 5 finishers all 4 races this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing swept top 3 positions in Daytona 500 & top 2 at ISM – Team Penske swept top 2 at Las Vegas
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 six times – Kyle Busch (4) & Martin Truex Jr. (2)
  • Wins
  • NGOTS
  • NXS
  • MENCS
  • Total
  • 53
  • 94
  • 52
  • 199
  • 2019
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
  • Kyle Busch
  • 5 Wins Last 7 NASCAR Races
  • 2/23/19
  • Atlanta
  • NGOTS
  • Winner
  • 2/24/19
  • Atlanta
  • MENCS
  • 6th
  • 3/1/19
  • Las Vegas
  • NGOTS
  • Winner
  • 3/2/19
  • Las Vegas
  • NXS
  • Winner
  • 3/3/19
  • Las Vegas
  • MENCS
  • 3rd
  • 3/9/19
  • ISM
  • NXS
  • Winner
  • 3/10/19
  • ISM
  • MENCS
  • Winner
  • NASCAR GOES WEST WINNERS
  • KEVIN HARVICK
  • 5
  • 2015 LAS VEGAS, 2015 ISM, 2016 ISM, 2018 LAS VEGAS & 2018 ISM
  • BRAD KESELOWSKI
  • 2
  • 2015 AUTO CLUB & 2016 LAS VEGAS
  • MARTIN TRUEX JR.
  • 2
  • 2017 LAS VEGAS & 2018 AUTO CLUB
  • KYLE BUSCH
  • 1
  • 2019 ISM
  • JIMMIE JOHNSON
  • 1
  • 2016 AUTO CLUB
  • KYLE LARSON
  • 1
  • 2017 AUTO CLUB
  • JOEY LOGANO
  • 1
  • 2019 LAS VEGAS
  • RYAN NEWMAN
  • 1
  • 2017 ISM
  • KEVIN HARVICK: 5 WINS ON WEST COAST SWING SINCE 2015 – LEADS ALL DRIVERS
  • ISM RACEWAY FINISHES
  • Pit Road Speeding
  • Rear of Field
  • Free Pass
  • Martin Truex Jr.
  • 2nd
  • Chris Buescher
  • 16th
  • Ryan Newman
  • 12th
  • Brad Keselowski
  • 19th
  • Austin Dillon
  • 21st
  • Matt Tifft
  • 20th
  • Bubba Wallace
  • 22nd
  • William Byron
  • 24th
  • Bayley Currey
  • 31st

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 Different winners in 4 races this season – Kyle Busch only repeat winner
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Wins in 2 races this season – 1 Win in 7 races last season
  • Michael Annett: Best average finish of drivers competing every race this season – 6.5
  • Most laps led this season: 217 Christopher Bell
  • Christopher Bell only driver to lead laps all 4 races this season
  • Only 4 finished on lead lap every race this season – Annett, Custer, Gragson & Sieg
  • 3 Different winners in 4 races this season
  • 1 Weekend sweep this season – Kyle Busch ISM March
  • Michael Annett: 2 Top 5 finishes this season – No top 5 finishes all of 2018
  • Michael Annett: 3 Top 10 finishes this season – 3 Top 10 finishes all of 2018
  • Michael Annett: Finished 12th or better all 4 races this season – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Christopher Bell: Failed to finish ISM (Crash) – Failed to finish 6 races last season (All due to crashes)
  • *Last 7 DNFs all due to crashes
  • Cole Custer: 6 Top 10 finishes last 7 races – 3 Straight top 10 finishes
  • Noah Gragson finished 11th or better all 4 races this season – 2 Top 10 finishes
  • Justin Haley: Finished 12th or better last 3 races – 2 Top 10 finishes
  • Brandon Jones: 2 Top 5 finishes in 4 races this season – 2 Top 5 finishes all of last season
  • Tyler Reddick: 7 Top 10 finishes last 8 races – Average finish: 5.6
  • Ryan Sieg: Finished 11th or better all 4 races this season – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Ryan Sieg: 3 Top 10 finishes this season (Ties career-high – 2016) – 2 Top 10 finishes all of last season
  • Christopher Bell only driver to win more than 1 Stage this season – 3 Stage wins (1 Race win – Atlanta)
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Wins this season – No Stage wins
  • 3 of 4 winners this season started 3rd
  • No winner from pole last 10 races – Last: Christopher Bell at Richmond 9/18
  • Ford winless last 6 races – Last: Cole Custer at Texas 11/18
  • Chase Briscoe best Rookie finisher at ISM Raceway (First time this season) – Finished 6th
  • Top 5 ISM Raceway finishers all from different teams – Gibbs, JR Motorsports, Childress, Stewart-Haas & Penske
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 3 Straight wins – Christopher Bell (Atlanta), Kyle Busch (Las Vegas & ISM)