NASCAR Information Sunday, March 11, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

REPEAT WINNERS IN FIRST 4 RACES

  • 3 Won 3 of first 4 races to start season – Herb Thomas (1954), Bill Elliott (1992) & Kevin Harvick (2018)

 

  • Darrell Waltrip won 4 straight in 1981 & Jeff Gordon won 4 straight in 1998 (Each won championship in same season)
  • Kevin Harvick:
  • Kevin Harvick-Rodney Childers: 17 career wins together
  • 11 Playoff points this season – 15 Playoff points at end of regular season last year
  • 101 NASCAR National Touring Series wins – Richard Petty, David Pearson & Kyle Busch also reached 100
  • 40 Career wins – 19 Drivers won 40 races (Tied with Hall of Fame driver Mark Martin)
  • 40 Career wins – 8 in March (Most of all months)
  • 40 Career wins – 21 Different tracks (Winless Kentucky & Pocono)
  • 40 Career wins – 29 in last 9 seasons (2010-‘18)
  • 40 Career wins – 23 with Childress & 17 with Stewart-Haas (Passed Tony Stewart for most all-time with ISM March win)
  • 40 Career wins – 9 After turning 40-years-old
  • 3 Wins this season – Most wins in a season: 5 (2006 & ’14)
  • 5 West Coast Swing wins since 2015 – Leads all drivers (Brad Keselowski 2 wins – Only other driver with multiple wins)
  • 3 Wins in 4 races this season – 2 Wins all of last season
  • 4 Wins last 7 races – Winless previous 17 races (1 Win previous 38 races)
  • 9th straight season with a win (2010-’18) – Previous longest streak: 3
  • 6th straight multiple-win season (2013-’18) – Career-longest streak
  • 5 Career win streaks – First time with 3 straight wins (Last to win 4 straight: Joey Logano 2015)
  • Last to win 4 straight races: Jimmie Johnson (2007 Martinsville Oct., Atlanta Oct., Texas Nov. & ISM Nov.)
  • 433 Laps led last 3 races – More laps led than in 11 seasons
  • 433 Laps led this season – Only 7 led that many laps all of last season
  • 7098 Laps led since joining Stewart-Haas Racing (2014) – 4426 Laps led previous 13 seasons
  • 2011 Auto Club Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner – Led only final lap
  • Finished 13th in 2017 Auto Club race – Finished 2nd in previous 2 races
  • 2011 Auto Club Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner – Closest finish (.144 over Jimmie Johnson)
  • 2011 Auto Club Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner – 3 2nd-place finishes including 2 of last 3 races
  • 2011 Auto Club Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner – Followed with win at Martinsville next race
  • 2 Auto Club wins by Stewart-Haas Racing – Tony Stewart (10/10 & 2012)
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight wins – First time in career
  • Last previous driver to win 3 straight races: Joey Logano (2015 Charlotte Oct., Kansas Oct. & Talladega Oct.)
  • Last to win 4 straight races: Jimmie Johnson (2007 Martinsville Oct., Atlanta Oct., Texas Nov. & ISM Nov.)
  • 4 Different pole winners in 4 races this season with 4 different teams & manufacturers
  • Most laps led this season:
  • 433 – Kevin Harvick (More than next 4 drivers combined) – More laps led than in 11 full seasons
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 3 Stage wins this season – Kurt Busch is only other driver with multiple Stage wins (2)
  • Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick finished 1-2 seven times – Kevin Harvick 4 & Kyle Busch 3
  • 3 Races won after Driving for the Cycle – 2017 Las Vegas, 2017 Kentucky (Truex Jr.) & Las Vegas March (Harvick)
  • Chase Elliott best Chevrolet finisher last race – First time best Chevrolet finisher this season
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 2 of last 3 races
  • William Byron best Rookie of the Year candidate 2 of last 3 races
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers best Toyota finishers first 4 races this season – Kyle Busch 2 & Denny Hamlin 2
  • Toyota winless in 4 races this season – Last win: 2017 Homestead-Miami (Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Pole failed to lead first lap in 4 of last 5 races
  • 114 Lap green-flag run to end ISM Raceway race last week – Longest since 152 consecutive green-flag laps to end Dover last fall
  • Kevin Harvick first driver fastest in final practice to win this season – ISM Raceway
  • Auto Club: First of 6 races won from pole last season – Kyle Larson
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona 500

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 Different winners from 4 different teams in 4 races this season
  • 3 of 4 Winners this season from California – Brad Keselowski (Michigan) won ISM
  • 10 Different winners in last 10 races (All-time record 13 different winners in 13 races – 1988 & ’17)
  • 3 Different pole winners in 4 races this season
  • Christopher Bell won 2 of last 3 poles
  • Pole finished top 3 last 3 races – 2 Straight 2nd-place finishes
  • 1 NXS & MENCS weekend sweep this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta)
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 Straight wins (6 Career win streaks – Back-to-back wins 5 times & 4 straight wins once)
  • Justin Allgaier won Stage 1 & led most laps at ISM (76) – Finished 2nd
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher last 2 races
  • Elliott Sadler: Only driver to finish top 10 all 4 races this season
  • Most laps led this season: Kyle Larson 203
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher last 3 races
  • Last Toyota win: Erik Jones – Texas 11/4/17
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender win this season – Tyler Reddick (Daytona Feb.)
  • Christopher Bell best Rookie of the Year contender finisher last 3 races – Finished 3rd, 2nd & 4th
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42