NASCAR Information Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • How The West Was Won:
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Wins in 3 races, top 3 all 3 races, 1.7 average finish, 324 of 779 laps led (42%)
  • *Ryan Blaney led 2nd-most laps (96 – 228 Fewer laps led)
  • Kyle Busch: 998 NASCAR National Touring Series races – 2 From 1000
  • 4 Different winners in 5 races this season – Kyle Busch only repeat winner
  • 5 Different pole winners in 5 races this season
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 9 short track races (5 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch: Next Cup win will tie him with Hall of Fame driver Lee Petty – A tie for 10th all-time
  • Kyle Busch: Next Cup win with Gibbs will be win #50
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Wins this season – First of 8 wins came in 7th race last season (Texas)
  • Kyle Busch only driver with multiple wins all 3 NASCAR National Touring Series this season – 2 Wins each
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Wins last 9 NASCAR National Touring Series races – 2 NGOTS, 2 NXS & 2 MENCS
  • Kyle Busch won 6 of 13 NASCAR National Touring Series races this season (Busch competed in 10) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 10 all 5 races this season – Finished 6th or better all 5 races
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Top 5 finishes (All top 3) & 361 laps led this season (28%) – Leads all drivers
  • Kyle Busch: 361 Laps led this season (Most) – 2nd-most: Ryan Blaney with 211 fewer (150)
  • Kyle Busch average finish this season: 2.6 – Best
  • Kevin Harvick: Winless this season – 3 Wins at this point last season
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 9th or better last 4 races – 3 4th-place finishes
  • Joey Logano: 3 Straight top 10 finishes – 2 Top 2 finishes
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Top 3 finishes last 4 races – 1 Win (Atlanta)
  • Kurt Busch: Best finish this season: 3rd (Atlanta) – Best non-Gibbs/Penske finish this season
  • Kurt Busch: Finished 7th or better last 4 races – Avg. finish: 5.3
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 11th or better every race this season – 4 Top 10 finishes
  • Ryan Blaney: 150 Laps led this season (2nd most) – Most of winless drivers
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 8th or better last 4 races – 2 2nd-place finishes
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 4 Laps led this season – 139 Laps led at this point last season
  • Aric Almirola: 4 Straight top 10 finishes – Ties career-long streak (2013)
  • Austin Dillon: 1 Top 15 finish this season – Finished 10th at Auto Club
  • Erik Jones: Only Joe Gibbs Racing driver without a lap led this season
  • Clint Bowyer: Only Stewart-Haas Racing driver without a lap led this season
  • Only 3 completed every lap this season – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Kyle Larson
  • Auto Club laps led – Toyota: 142, Ford: 55, Chevrolet: 3 (William Byron)
  • Brad Keselowski won Atlanta March after receiving free-pass – Kyle Busch won Auto Club March after pit road speeding penalty
  • Kyle Busch (3) & Joey Logano (2) won 5 of last 7 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (4) & Team Penske (3) won last 7 races
  • Last non-Gibbs/Penske win: Stewart-Haas Racing 2018 Texas Playoff race (Kevin Harvick)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: Winless this season – 3 Wins at this point last season (4 Wins in first 6 races)
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 4 Stage wins this season (Only Toyota to win Stage)
  • Ryan Blaney & Kevin Harvick: Winless this season – 2 Stage wins
  • Chevrolet: 1 Stage win this season – Atlanta (Larson)
  • 10 Races won Driving for the Cycle – Kevin Harvick 4, Martin Truex Jr. 4 & Kyle Busch 2
  • 1 Won Driving for the Cycle this season – Kyle Busch (Auto Club)
  • Last to win 3 straight races: Brad Keselowski (2018 Darlington, Indianapolis & Las Vegas Sept.)
  • Kyle Busch won 3 straight races twice – 2015 Kentucky, New Hampshire & Indianapolis and 2018 Texas, Bristol & Richmond
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Win streaks (Consecutive wins) – 1 in 2008 & 5 since 2015
  • Pole winless last 22 races – Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky
  • Last 4 races won by champions – Keselowski (Atlanta), Logano (Las Vegas) & Kyle Busch (ISM & Auto Club)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 3 of 5 races this season – Kyle Busch led most laps & won last 2
  • Team Penske driver passed for final lead change last 4 races – Joey Logano passed for final lead change twice (1 Win)
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher last 3 races
  • Joey Logano best Ford finisher 3 of 5 races this season
  • Kurt Busch is only Chevrolet driver to finish top 5 this season – 3rd at Atlanta & 5th at Las Vegas
  • Kurt Busch best Chevrolet finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Chip Ganassi Racing driver best Chevrolet finisher last 4 races (Ty Dillon best Chevrolet for Germain Racing in Daytona 500)
  • Last time Hendrick Motorsports had top Chevrolet: 2018 Homestead-Miami – Chase Elliott
  • Chevrolet winless last 9 races – Last win: Chase Elliott Kansas 10/18
  • Kyle Busch won 2 races with largest margin-of-victory this season – ISM March & Auto Club
  • 2 Teams won 5 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (3) & Team Penske (2)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing & Team Penske led 774 of 1311 laps this season (59%)
  • Hendrick Motorsports hasn’t had a top 5 finisher in last 9 races – Last: 2018 Kansas Playoff race (Chase Elliott winner)
  • No top 10 finisher for Hendrick Motorsports 2 races this season – Atlanta & Auto Club
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 3 races
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 3 of 5 races this season
  • Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher 3 of 5 races this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing & Team Penske had top 5 finishers every race this season
  • Only 3 teams besides Gibbs & Penske finished top 5 this season (8 Top 5 finishes in 5 races this season): Ganassi (2 Top 5s), Stewart-Haas (5 Top 5s) & Front Row (1 Top 5)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing swept top 3 positions in Daytona 500 & top 2 at ISM – Team Penske swept top 2 at Las Vegas

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cole Custer average finish this season: 6.0 – Best of drivers competing in every race
  • Cole Custer: Finished 9th or better last 4 races – 3 Top 5 finishes
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Top 2 finishes in 3 races this season – 2 Wins (Las Vegas & ISM)
  • Kyle Busch: 312 Laps led this season (Most) – Most laps led last 3 races
  • Christopher Bell: Finished 3rd at Auto Club Speedway – Only 2nd top 5 finish this season
  • Austin Cindric: 7 Top 10 finishes last 8 races – Average finish: 7.5
  • Brandon Jones: 4 Top 10 finishes in 5 races this season
  • Justin Haley: Finished 12th or better last 4 races – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Ryan Sieg: Finished 11th or better every race this season – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Noah Gragson: Finished 12th or better every race this season – Average finish: 9.2
  • Michael Annett: Finished 13th or better every race this season – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Tyler Reddick: 85 Laps led this season – Most of winless drivers
  • 4 Different winners in 5 races this season – Kyle Busch only repeat winner
  • 2 Different winners in 2 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Both JGR drivers (Christopher Bell & Kyle Busch)
  • 6 Different winners in last 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Christopher Bell leads all with 3 Stage wins this season – 1 Race win (Atlanta)
  • 4 of 5 races this season won by drivers who qualified 3rd
  • No winner from pole last 11 races – Last: Christopher Bell at Richmond 9/18
  • Cole Custer best Ford finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford last 4 races
  • Chase Briscoe best Rookie finisher last 2 races – Finished 6th (ISM) & 5th (Auto Club)
  • 4 Finished on lead lap every race this season – Annett, Custer, Gragson & Sieg
  • 1 Weekend sweep this season – Kyle Busch ISM March
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Las Vegas