NASCAR Information Sunday, May 27, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 5 Kevin Harvick – 5 Wins ties career-high (2006 & ’14)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch (4 Wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 10 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 7.9 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 875 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 418 Ryan Blaney (3rd most behind Kyle Busch 875 & Kevin Harvick 820)
  • Most races led this season: 10 Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 11 Kyle Busch & Joey Logano
  • Most poles this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most front-row starts this season: 5 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 8 Denny Hamlin & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 11 Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Best average start this season: 7.9 Joey Logano
  • Kyle Busch: Only full-time driver to win on every track
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 40th in Coca-Cola 600 – First time in career finishing last (623 Races)
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished 4th in Coca-Cola 600 – Free-pass 6th caution
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 2nd in Coca-Cola 600 – Back-to-back pit road penalties (Speeding & Uncontrolled tire)
  • Truex finished 2nd in last 2 races
  • Ryan Blaney: Failed to finish 3 of last 6 races including last 2
  • Ryan Blaney: 30/1 Odds into Pocono 6/17 – Winner
  • William Byron: Failed to finish 3 of last 4 races including last 2 (All due to crashes)
  • Kyle Larson: Started rear of field 4 races this season (Most) – 2 Top 10 finishes
  • Longest time-of-race this season: 4:23:22 (Coca-Cola 600) – Previous: 3:32:07 (Texas)
  • 6 Different winners in 13 races this season – Kevin Harvick (5) & Kyle Busch (4) only drivers to win more than once
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 6 Stage wins this season – Drove for the Cycle twice
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Stage wins this season – 2 Going into Charlotte
  • 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 (8 at this point last season)
  • Joey Logano: 2 Stage wins this season – Only 1 Stage win all of last season
  • 6 Races won Driving for the Cycle – Martin Truex Jr. 3, Kevin Harvick 2 & Kyle Busch 1
  • 2 Won Driving for the Cycle after starting on pole – Martin Truex Jr. (Auto Club 3/18) & Kyle Busch (Charlotte 5/18)
  • 2 Won Stage 1 & 2 this season, but didn’t win race – Brad Keselowski (Bristol April) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • 3 Win streaks this season – Kevin Harvick 3 straight, Kyle Busch 3 straight & Kevin Harvick 2 straight
  • 4 Winners from pole this season:
  • Martin Truex Jr. Auto Club, Kyle Busch Bristol April, Kevin Harvick Kansas May & Kyle Busch Charlotte 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)
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher 2 of last 3 races – Previous best Chevrolet finisher: Dover 6/17
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher 7 of 13 races this season – Last 4 Toyota wins all by Kyle Busch
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher only 2 races this season
  • Brad Keselowski best Ford finisher at Charlotte (4th) – First time best Ford finisher in last 8 races
  • 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 this many races since start of season
  • Roush best Ford only once this season
  • Furniture Row best Toyota only twice this season – Joe Gibbs Racing best Toyota 11 of 13 races
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 23 races – 2018 Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Ford: 7 Wins this season – 10 Wins all of last season
  • Toyota: 5 Wins this season – 2 at this point last season (Finished 2017 with 16 wins)
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 6 of 13 races this season – 3 Wins all of last season (Ties season-high – 2011, ’14, ’16 & ‘18)
  • 9 of last 11 Joe Gibbs Racing wins by Kyle Busch
  • Last 8 Joe Gibbs Racing wins: Kyle Busch 7 & Matt Kenseth 1 (Denny Hamlin 0)
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 five times – Kyle Busch (3) & Martin Truex Jr. (2)
  • Youngest winners: Austin Dillon – 27Y, 9M, 22D & Joey Logano – 27Y, 11M, 5D
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .127 Seconds – Talladega April (Joey Logano over Kurt Busch)
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500 & Richmond April
  • No Hendrick Motorsports driver finished top 10 in 2 races this season – Las Vegas March & Kansas May
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 2 Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 9 Elliott Sadler (Winless)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 11 Elliott Sadler (Every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 276 Justin Allgaier
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 160 Daniel Hemric
  • Most races led this season: 8 Christopher Bell
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 10 Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • Most poles this season: 3 Christopher Bell
  • 10 Different winners in 11 races this season
  • 7 Different winners in last 7 races
  • Brad Keselowski only repeat winner last 14 races (2 Wins) – 12 Others 1 win each
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 Wins this season – No Stage wins
  • Kyle Busch: Winless this season – 3 Stage wins
  • 2 Won Stages 1, 2 & race this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta) & Joey Logano (Auto Club)
  • 1 NXS & MENCS weekend sweep this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta)
  • 1 Won first career race this season – Spencer Gallagher (Talladega)
  • Cole Custer best full-time NXS finisher at Charlotte (2nd) – First time best finisher since 2017 Homestead-Miami
  • 2 Wins from pole this season (#22 Both races) – Ryan Blaney (Texas April) & Brad Keselowski (Charlotte May)
  • All winners started 9th or better this season – 6 From front-row
  • Brad Keselowski won last 3 races he competed
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 7 of last 9 races
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 6 of last 10 races
  • 2 Rookie of the Year contenders won this season – Tyler Reddick (Daytona Feb.) & Christopher Bell (Richmond April)
  • Christopher Bell best Rookie of the Year contender 7 of last 10 races
  • Christopher Bell best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 6 of last 10 races
  • 7 Different pole winners in 11 races this season – Christopher Bell leads all with 3 pole wins
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Talladega & Charlotte May
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004 (Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler)