NASCAR Information Sunday, May 12, 2019

2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Alex Bowman (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano (None finished top 5 at Kansas)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 11 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season: 7.1 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 8.8 Kurt Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 689 Brad Keselowski – 705 Laps led all of last season (247 Laps led at this point last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 357 Ryan Blaney
  • Most races led this season: 10 Kyle Busch (No laps led Atlanta & Martinsville) & Joey Logano (No laps led Phoenix & Kansas)
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kevin Harvick
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Top 2 finishes in 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – 2 Wins (Only driver with multiple wins)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 3 Clint Bowyer & Brad Keselowski
  • Kurt Busch: Only driver to finish top 10 all 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 6.0 Kurt Busch
  • Most laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 237 Kevin Harvick (Winless) – Led most laps at Las Vegas & Kansas
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 343 Laps led this season – 14 Laps led on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Wins Last 27 Races
  • Brad Keselowski
  • 6
  • Kyle Busch
  • 5
  • Chase Elliott
  • 4
  • Joey Logano
  • 3
  • Denny Hamlin
  • 2
  • Kevin Harvick
  • 2
  • Martin Truex Jr.
  • 2
  • Aric Almirola
  • 1
  • Ryan Blaney
  • 1
  • Kurt Busch
  • 1
  • Brad Keselowski
  • Season
  • First 6 Races
  • Last 6 Races
  • Wins
  • 2
  • 1
  • Top 3
  • 4
  • 1
  • Top 10
  • 4
  • 2
  • Avg. Finish
  • 6.3
  • 14.5
  • Laps Led
  • 538
  • 151
  • Chase Elliott
  • Season
  • First 5 Races
  • Last 7 Races
  • Wins
  • 0
  • 1
  • Top 5
  • 0
  • 4
  • Top 10
  • 1
  • 4
  • Avg. Finish
  • 14.0 (11th)
  • 7.3 (1st)
  • Races Led
  • 0
  • 6
  • Laps Led
  • 0
  • 357
  • 7.3 Average finish last 7 races leads all drivers
  • 6 Different winners in 12 races this season – 4 Won multiple races (Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Keselowski & Truex Jr.)
  • 8 Different pole winners in 12 races this season
  • 3 Different winners in 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Brad Keselowski: 2 Wins
  • Team Penske won 4 of last 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks (2018 Homestead-Miami, Atlanta Feb., Las Vegas March & Kansas May)
  • Ford won 5 of last 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Brad Keselowski: 6 Wins last 24 races (25%)
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Wins this season (Tied for most – Kyle Busch) – 2 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Brad Keselowski won more than any other driver in last 27 races – 6 Wins
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Career win streaks including 3 straight wins once (2018 Darlington, Indianapolis & Las Vegas)
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive races this season – Phoenix March & Auto Club
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Wins in 12 races this season (3 Wins all last season) – Winless first 24 races last season
  • Brad Keselowski led only 12 laps winning Kansas including final 11 – Passed 7000 career laps led (7005)
  • Brad Keselowski best Ford finisher 3 races this season – All 3 wins
  • Brad Keselowski won races with 3rd & 4th closest margin-of-victory this season – Kansas May & Atlanta
  • Brad Keselowski-Paul Wolfe: 29 Wins together
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher 3 races this season – All 3 wins
  • Brad Keselowski only Team Penske driver in top 10 at Kansas – Winner
  • 2019 Most lead changes: 38 Talladega, 26 Atlanta, 26 Texas & 23 Kansas (3 of 4 races with most lead changes 1.5-mile tracks)
  • Kansas laps led – Stewart-Haas Racing: 116, Hendrick Motorsports: 112, Team Penske: 12 & Joe Gibbs Racing: 1
  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 6 races (2 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Alex Bowman first to finish 2nd in 3 straight races since Kyle Larson 2017 – First to finish 2nd in 3 straight races before first win
  • Alex Bowman: 6 Career top 5 finishes – 3 Straight 2nd-place finishes
  • Alex Bowman: 3 Straight 2nd-place finishes – 3 Top 5 finishes previous 126 races
  • Alex Bowman passed for final lead change at Kansas – Finished 2nd
  • Alex Bowman: 3 Straight races led (Career-long streak) – 86 Laps led (71 Laps led previous 46 races)
  • Alex Bowman: 86 Laps led this season (All in last 3 races) – 71 Laps led all of last season
  • Alex Bowman: 63 Laps led at Kansas – 2nd most laps led in a race (194 – Phoenix 11/16)
  • Alex Bowman best Chevrolet finisher last 2 races – Previous time best Chevrolet finisher: Pocono 7/18
  • Alex Bowman best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 3 races this season including last 2
  • Chase Elliott: 3 Straight top 5 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Chase Elliott season –
  • Last 7 races: 1 Win, 4 Top 5 finishes, 6 races led for 357 laps – Previous 5 races: No top 5 finishes & no laps led
  • Chase Elliott: 235 Laps led last 3 races – Most
  • Chase Elliott: Qualified 5th at Kansas, started 32nd, finished 5th (Best of drivers failing inspection)
  • Kyle Busch & Joey Logano lead all with 5 Stage wins each this season
  • Kevin Harvick: Winless this season – 5 Wins at this point last season
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Stage wins this season (All on 1.5-mile tracks) – Winless
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 2 races this season (Las Vegas March & Kansas May) – Failed to win each race
  • Erik Jones best Toyota finisher at Kansas (Finished 3rd) – First time best Toyota finisher since Texas 11/18 (Finished 4th)
  • Erik Jones best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Kansas (Finished 3rd) – First time best JGR finisher since Texas 11/18
  • Erik Jones only Joe Gibbs Racing finisher in top 15 at Kansas – Finished 3rd
  • Erik Jones is only Joe Gibbs Racing driver without a win this season
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 4 of last 6 races
  • Clint Bowyer only Stewart-Haas Racing driver to finish top 10 at Kansas – Finished 5th
  • Ryan Blaney is only Team Penske driver without a win this season
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie of the Year contender 3 of last 4 races
  • Kyle Busch: Winless last 4 NASCAR races – Longest previous winless streak this season: 1 Race
  • Kyle Busch: 11 Top 10 finishes 12 races this season – 30th-place at Kansas ended career-long top 10 streak at 13
  • 3 Teams won 12 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (7), Team Penske (4) & Hendrick Motorsports (1)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of last 6 races with 3 different drivers – Truex Jr. (2), Kyle Busch (1) & Denny Hamlin (1)
  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – 1 Wins last 6 races (Kansas)
  • 3 of 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished 6th or better at Kansas – William Byron finished 20th
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 6 Top 5 finishers last 3 races (2 Each race) – Only 2 top 5 finishers previous 9 races this season
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 8 Top 10 finishes last 3 races – 7 Top 10 finishes previous 9 races this season
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 334 Laps led last 3 races – 269 Laps led first 9 races this season
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 243 Laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season – 6 Laps led after 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks last season
  • Kyle Busch only Joe Gibbs Racing driver to lead Kansas – 1 Lap led
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win 7 of last 10 races
  • Pole winless last 29 races – Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky
  • No Toyota poles this season – 7 Toyota wins this season
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500 & Kansas May
  • Youngest winner: Chase Elliott – 23
  • Oldest winners: Martin Truex Jr. & Denny Hamlin – 38
  • 10 of 12 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older
  • Chase Elliott only under-25 driver to win this season – 23-Years-old
  • 4 Races had only 1 DNF this season – Atlanta, Las Vegas, Auto Club & Kansas
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 9 Wins last season – 7 Wins this season