NASCAR Information Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

PERFORMANCE LAST 10 RACES ON 1.5-MILE TRACKS

  • Most wins this season: 5 Kevin Harvick – 5 Wins ties career-high (2006 & ’14)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 10 Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 6.9 Joey Logano
  • Most laps led this season: 820 Kevin Harvick (850 Laps led all of last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 418 Ryan Blaney
  • Most races led this season: 9 Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 11 Joey Logano
  • Most poles this season: 3 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most front-row starts this season: 5 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 8 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 11 Kurt Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Best average start this season: 7.5 Kurt Busch
  • 6 Different winners in 12 races this season – Kevin Harvick (5) & Kyle Busch (3) only drivers to win more than once
  • 2 Win streaks of 3 straight victories this season – Kevin Harvick won last 2 races
  • Last time 3 win streaks of 3 or more victories in a season: 1971
  • Kevin Harvick: 5 Wins in first 12 races – First since Jeff Gordon 1997 (5 Wins in first 11 races)
  • *Last to win 6 of first 13 races: Jeff Gordon 1997 – Previous: Dale Earnhardt 1987 (6 Wins in first 8 races)
  • Champion had 5 or more wins last 13 seasons (Every season of Playoff except 2004 – Kurt Busch 3 wins)
  • Kevin Harvick never led in most wins in a season (18th season)
  • Kevin Harvick: 5 of last 8 wins came on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Ford: 7 Wins & 2296 laps led this season – 10 Wins & 2147 laps led all of last season
  • 2 Different winners in 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Kevin Harvick (3) & Kyle Busch (1)
  • Kevin Harvick: 5 Wins this season – 3 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Kevin Harvick: 11,911 Career laps led – 89 To 12,000
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Winless last 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks – 5 Wins previous 6 races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins in first 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks last year (303 Laps led) – Winless this season (20 Laps led)
  • 3 Won last 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks – Martin Truex Jr. (5), Kevin Harvick (4) & Kyle Busch (1)
  • Kevin Harvick won 4 of last 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • 3 Win streaks this season – Kevin Harvick 3 straight, Kyle Busch 3 straight & Kevin Harvick 2 straight
  • Kevin Harvick: 6 Career win streaks (Back-to-back wins) – First time with 2 win streaks in same season
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 6 Stage wins this season – Drove for the Cycle twice
  • Ryan Blaney: 3 Stage wins this season (Winless) – 4 Stage wins all of last season
  • Brad Keselowski: 12 Career Stage wins – Went on to win only once after winning a Stage (Talladega 10/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 2 Stage wins this season (6 at this point last season)
  • Joey Logano: 2 Stage wins this season – Only 1 Stage win all of last season
  • 3 Winners from pole this season: Martin Truex Jr. Auto Club, Kyle Busch Bristol April & Kevin Harvick Kansas May
  • Kevin Harvick started 3rd or better 4 of 5 wins this season
  • Kyle Larson failed to win last 3 races after leading most laps – Twice this season (Bristol April & Kansas May)
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change 2 of last 4 races
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 5 races this season – Most
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher half the races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher only 2 races this season
  • Last time Hendrick went this many races into a season without a win: 1993 (Won 14th race at Michigan 6/20/93)
  • Jimmie Johnson first time ever winless in first 12 races of a season
  • Roush best Ford only once this season
  • Furniture Row best Toyota only twice this season – Joe Gibbs Racing best Toyota 10 of 12 races
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 22 races – 2018 Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Ford: 7 Wins this season (3 Straight) – 10 Wins all of last season
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 6 of 12 races this season – 3 Wins all of last season (Ties season-high – 2011, ’14 & ’16)
  • 8 of last 10 Joe Gibbs Racing wins by Kyle Busch
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher at Kansas (5th) – First time best JGR finisher in last 10 races
  • Last 7 Joe Gibbs Racing wins: Kyle Busch 6 & Matt Kenseth 1 (Denny Hamlin 0)
  • Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher 4 of last 5 races
  • No Hendrick Motorsports driver finished top 10 in 2 races this season – Las Vegas March & Kansas May
  • 6 Different teams finished top 6 at Kansas – Stewart-Haas, Furniture Row, Penske, Ganassi, Gibbs & Wood Brothers
  • Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 six times (4 on 1.5-mile tracks) – Kevin Harvick 3 & Martin Truex Jr. 3
  • 5 Races won Driving for the Cycle – Martin Truex Jr. 3 & Kevin Harvick 2
  • 2 Won Stage 1 & 2 this season, but didn’t win race – Brad Keselowski (Bristol April) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500 & Richmond April
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .127 Seconds – Talladega April (Joey Logano over Kurt Busch)
  • Youngest winners: Austin Dillon – 27Y, 9M, 22D & Joey Logano – 27Y, 11M, 5D
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March