NASCAR Information Sunday, March 18, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kevin Harvick (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 4 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best average finish this season: 6.6 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 433 Kevin Harvick
  • Most races led this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr. (Every race)
  • 3 Different winners in 5 races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 16 Career wins – Never won back-to-back races
  • Austin Dillon & Kevin Harvick winless at this point last season
  • Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson & Ryan Newman had wins at this point last season
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver with a win at this point last season & this season
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 3 Stage wins this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 2 Stage wins this season
  • 4 Races won Driving for the Cycle –
  • 2017 Las Vegas, 2017 Kentucky & 2018 Auto Club (Truex Jr.) & Las Vegas 3/18 (Harvick)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 races
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • William Byron best Rookie of the Year candidate 3 of last 4 races
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last race – Finished 9th
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 3 races
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher last race – Finished 11th
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher 3 of last 4 races

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 4 Elliott Sadler
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 5 Elliott Sadler (Every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 203 Kyle Larson
  • Most race led this season: 4 Christopher Bell (4 Straight)
  • Most poles this season: 3 Christopher Bell (3 in last 4 races)
  • 5 Different winners in 5 races this season
  • 3 of 5 Winners this season from California – Brad Keselowski (MI) won ISM & Joey Logano (CT) won Auto Club
  • 11 Different winners in last 11 races (All-time record 13 different winners in 13 races – 1988 & ’17)
  • 2 Different winners in 2 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 3 Different pole winners in 5 races this season
  • 1 NXS & MENCS weekend sweep this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Kyle Busch (Kentucky 7/8/17 & New Hampshire 7/15/17)
  • Justin Allgaier best NXS regular finisher last 2 races
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 Straight wins (6 Career win streaks – Back-to-back wins 5 times & 4 straight wins once)
  • #22 Best Ford finisher leader 3 races – 2 Straight wins
  • Last Toyota win: Erik Jones – Texas 11/4/17
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender win this season – Tyler Reddick (Daytona Feb.)
  • Tyler Reddick best Rookie of the Year contender last race – Finished 7th
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher last 3 races