NASCAR Information Sunday, March 31, 2019

2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 2 Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr. (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Busch
  • Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 10 every race this season
  • Best average finish this season: 3.7 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 538 Brad Keselowski (51 Laps led at this point last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 195 Ryan Blaney (3rd most laps led of all drivers)
  • Most races led this season: 6 Joey Logano (No laps led at ISM)
  • Most lead changes in a race this season: 26 – Atlanta & Texas
  • Denny Hamlin: 2 Wins this season – Winless all last season (2 Wins last 7 races – Winless previous 47 races)
  • Kyle Busch: 9 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Jimmie Johnson: Finished 5th at Texas – First top 5 finish since 2018 Coca-Cola 600 (308 Days between top 5s)
  • Jimmie Johnson: 64 Laps led this season – 40 Laps led all last season
  • Kevin Harvick: Winless & 133 laps led this season – 3 Wins & 520 laps led at this point last season
  • 4 Different winners in 7 races this season
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 10 short track races (5 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • 4 Different winners last 4 short track races – Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano & Brad Keselowski
  • 7 Different pole winners in 7 races this season
  • In last 22 races, Brad Keselowski won more than any other driver – 5 Wins
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (5) & Team Penske (4) won last 9 races
  • Last non-Gibb/Penske win: Stewart-Haas Racing 2018 Texas Playoff race (Kevin Harvick)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: Winless this season – 4 Wins in first 7 races last season
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win last 5 races
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 4 Stage wins this season
  • Ryan Blaney & Kevin Harvick: Winless this season – 2 Stage wins
  • Chevrolet: 1 Stage win this season – Atlanta (Larson)
  • Brad Keselowski only winner starting outside top 10 this season – Started 19th at Atlanta
  • Pole winless last 24 races – Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky
  • No Toyota poles this season
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of last 4 races – 2 Wins
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher at Texas – First time best Chevrolet finisher since Charlotte 5/18
  • Clint Bowyer best Ford finisher at Texas – First time best Ford finisher since Michigan 6/18
  • At Texas, Stewart-Haas Racing had best Ford finisher for first time this season – Clint Bowyer finished 2nd
  • (Team Penske had best Ford previous 6 races this season)
  • Chevrolet winless last 11 races – Last win: Chase Elliott Kansas 10/18
  • Ryan Preece best Rookie of the Year contender last 3 races
  • Youngest winner: Joey Logano – 28
  • Oldest winner: Denny Hamlin – 38
  • Denny Hamlin won race with closest & largest margin-of-victory this season (Daytona 500 & Texas March)
  • 2 Teams won 7 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (4) & Team Penske (3)
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher in 3 races this season – Daytona 500, ISM March & Texas March
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 2 races this season – 2 Wins (Daytona 500 & Texas March)
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 2 races this season – Daytona 500 & Texas March
  • All 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished 12th or better at Texas – 3 Top 10 finishers
  • All 4 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers finished top 10 in 3 races this season – Atlanta, Martinsville & Texas
  • All 3 Team Penske drivers finished 17th or worse at Texas – Worst performance since finishing 36th or worse at Daytona 7/18
  • Hendrick Motorsports had top 5 finishers last 2 races – No top 5 finishers previous 5 races this season
  • 2 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty this season – Kyle Busch (Auto Club) & Denny Hamlin (Texas March)
  • Brad Keselowski won Atlanta after receiving free pass
  • Erik Jones received free pass in 2 races this season – Finished 3rd in Daytona 500 & 4th at Texas March
  • Daniel Suarez: Finished 3rd at Texas – First top 5 finish with Stewart-Haas Racing
  • Erik Jones: 2 Top 5 finishes this season (Daytona 500 & Texas) – 2 Free passes at Daytona & 1 at Texas
  • William Byron: Finished 6th at Texas – Tied best career-finish (Pocono 7/18)
  • Aric Almirola: 6 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Kurt Busch: Finished 12th or better last 6 races – 5 Top 10 finishes
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 12th or better last 6 races – 5 Top 10 finishes
  • Ryan Blaney: 3 Top 5 finishes this season – 4 Finishes of 22nd or worse
  • Martin Truex Jr.
  • 2018 – An April to Forget
  • Date
  • Track
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Result
  • 4/8
  • Texas
  • 6th
  • 37th
  • Crash
  • 4/15
  • Bristol
  • 26th
  • 30th
  • Crash
  • 4/21
  • Richmond
  • 1st
  • 14th
  • Running
  • 4/29
  • Talladega
  • 3rd
  • 26th
  • Crash
  • 2019 NASCAR Winners
  • Date
  • Track
  • Series
  • Winner
  • Manufacturer
  • 2/15
  • Daytona
  • NGOTS
  • Austin Hill
  • Toyota
  • 2/16
  • Daytona
  • NXS
  • Michael Annett
  • Chevrolet
  • 2/17
  • Daytona
  • MENCS
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Toyota
  • 2/23
  • Atlanta
  • NXS
  • Christopher Bell
  • Toyota
  • 2/23
  • Atlanta
  • NGOTS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 2/24
  • Atlanta
  • MENCS
  • Brad Keselowski
  • Ford
  • 3/1
  • Las Vegas
  • NGOTS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/2
  • Las Vegas
  • NXS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/3
  • Las Vegas
  • MENCS
  • Joey Logano
  • Ford
  • 3/9
  • ISM
  • NXS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/10
  • ISM
  • MENCS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/16
  • Auto Club
  • NXS
  • Cole Custer
  • Ford
  • 3/17
  • Auto Club
  • MENCS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/23
  • Martinsville
  • NGOTS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/24
  • Martinsville
  • MENCS
  • Brad Keselowski
  • Ford
  • 3/29
  • Texas
  • MGOTS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/30
  • Texas
  • NXS
  • Kyle Busch
  • Toyota
  • 3/31
  • Texas
  • MENCS
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Toyota
  • 2019 NASCAR
  • Winners
  • Kyle Busch
  • 9
  • Denny Hamlin
  • 2
  • Brad Keselowski
  • 2
  • Michael Annett
  • 1
  • Christopher Bell
  • 1
  • Cole Custer
  • 1
  • Austin Hill
  • 1
  • Joey Logano
  • 1
  • 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch (Only driver with multiple wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Busch (3 Wins)
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Busch & Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 5 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 6.2 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led this season: 349 Christopher Bell
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 104 Tyler Reddick
  • Christopher Bell is only driver to lead laps every race this season
  • Season-high 9 cautions at Texas March – 6 For spins & crashes
  • *Bristol 4/18: 12 Cautions – 8 For spins & crashes including 9 drivers on lap 5 & 7 drivers on lap 101
  • Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 8 short track races (3 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Tyler Reddick: 3 Straight top 5 finishes – Ties career-long streak (2017-’18)
  • Tyler Reddick: 4 Top 5 finishes in 6 races this season – 4th top 5 finish last season came in 25th race
  • Christopher Bell: 3 Top 5 finishes this season – 2 Straight top 5 finishes (Lap 48 pit road speeding at Texas)
  • Chase Briscoe: 4 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak (4 Top 10 finishes in 17 races last season)
  • Michael Annett: Finished 13th or better every race this season – 4 Top 10 finishes in 6 races
  • Justin Haley: Finished 12th or better last 5 races – 4 Top 10 finishes
  • Ryan Sieg: Finished 11th or better every race this season – 4 Top 10 finishes in 6 races
  • Ryan Sieg: Tied or had best-ever finish at last 5 tracks – Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Auto Club & *Texas (Tied)
  • Cole Custer: Worst finish last 37 races: 34th – Texas March (Crash)
  • 4 Different winners in 6 races this season – Kyle Busch only repeat winner
  • Christopher Bell won 2 of last 3 poles
  • Tyler Reddick started top 3 all 4 races with qualifying – 2 Poles
  • Christopher Bell leads all with 4 Stage wins this season – 1 Race win (Atlanta)
  • Christopher Bell only driver to win race after winning Stage this season – Atlanta Stage 1 & 2 winner
  • Christopher Bell passed for final lead change last 2 races
  • 4 of 6 races this season won by drivers who qualified 3rd
  • No winner from pole last 12 races – Last: Christopher Bell at Richmond 9/18
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford last 5 races
  • Chase Briscoe best Rookie finisher last 3 races – Finished 6th (ISM), 5th (Auto Club) & 4th (Texas)
  • Best JR Motorsports team last 3 races: #8 – Truex (2nd at ISM), Preece (8th at Auto Club) & Burton (5th at Texas)