NASCAR Information Sunday, May 5, 2019

2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Alex Bowman, Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano
  • Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 10 every race this season –
  • Tied Morgan Shepherd for most consecutive top 10 finishes to start season (11 Straight in 1990)
  • Best average finish this season: 5.0 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 9.0 Kurt Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 677 Brad Keselowski – 517 on short tracks (247 Laps led at this point last season)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 357 Ryan Blaney (4th most laps led of all drivers)
  • Most races led this season: 10 Joey Logano – 7 Straight races led (No laps led at Phoenix)
  • 6 Different winners in 11 races this season – 4 Won multiple races (Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Keselowski & Truex Jr.)
  • 8 Different pole winners in 11 races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins this season (2 Wins last 3 races) – 1 Win in first 13 races last season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Dover wins – Most of all tracks
  • #1 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, #78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota & #19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
  • Martin Truex Jr.:
  • First career win came from 26th starting position at Dover on Monday 6/4/07
  • 21st career win came from rear of field at Dover on Monday 5/6/19
  • Chase Elliott: 145 Laps led at Dover (Led all drivers) – Career-high (Previous career-high: 138 – Dover 10/17)
  • Kevin Harvick: 4 Wins at this point last season (5th win came at Kansas) – Winless this season
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 3rd at Dover – First top 5 finish since Phoenix 11/18
  • Kyle Busch: 13 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Alex Bowman: 5 Career top 5 finishes – 2 Straight 2nd-place finishes
  • Alex Bowman: 2 Straight 2nd-place finishes – Best finish previous 9 races this season: 11th
  • Jimmie Johnson: 70 Races since last win (Dover 6/17)
  • Last 5 winless streaks of 18 races or longer ended on 1.5-mile tracks
  • (Ended 21-race winless streak at Kansas 10/9/11)
  • 3 Different winners in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano
  • Team Penske won 3 of last 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks (2018 Homestead-Miami, Atlanta Feb. & Las Vegas March)
  • Ford won 4 of last 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 6 races (2 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch & Joey Logano lead all with 5 Stage wins this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 30 Stage wins (Most all-time) – 1 This season (Dover May)
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win 7 of last 9 races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 21 Career wins – Never won consecutive races
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive races this season – Phoenix March & Auto Club
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Dover May after starting rear of field – First-ever win from rear of field
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins last 3 races – Winless previous 25 races
  • Longest winless streaks ended this season: Denny Hamlin (47 Races) & Martin Truex Jr. (25 Races)
  • Chase Elliott: 6 Career poles (2 This season) – Winless from pole
  • Pole winless last 28 races – Last win from pole: Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Kentucky
  • No Toyota poles this season – 7 Toyota wins this season
  • Chase Elliott led most laps last 2 races (Talladega winner) – 190 Total laps led (45 Talladega & 145 Dover)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 329 Laps led last 3 races – 14 Laps led previous 8 races this season
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 4 races this season including 2 of last 4
  • Alex Bowman best Chevrolet finisher at Dover May (Finished 2nd) – First time best Chevrolet finisher since Pocono 7/18
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher at Dover May (Finished 4th) – First time best Ford finisher this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 2 of last 3 races – Best Toyota finisher only once in previous 8 races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. only Toyota finisher in top 5 at Dover May
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie of the Year contender 2 of last 3 races
  • Youngest winner: Chase Elliott – 23
  • Oldest winner: Martin Truex Jr. & Denny Hamlin – 38
  • 9 of 11 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older
  • Chase Elliott only under-25 driver to win this season – 23-Years-old
  • Largest margin-of-victory this season: 9.501 Seconds – Dover May (Martin Truex Jr. over Alex Bowman)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won races with the largest margin-of-victory in 2017, ’18 & ‘19
  • 3 Teams won 11 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing (7), Team Penske (3) & Hendrick Motorsports (1)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of last 5 races with 3 different drivers – Truex Jr. (2), Kyle Busch (1) & Denny Hamlin (1)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 3 of 4 finished top 10 at Dover May – Denny Hamlin finished 21st
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 133 Laps led at Dover May – Martin Truex Jr. led 132
  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – Winless last 5 races
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 3 of 4 finished top 10 at Dover May – First time since 2018 Charlotte Roval
  • All 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers led Dover – First time since Daytona 7/18
  • (First time on a track other than Daytona & Talladega since Michigan 8/14)
  • Dover laps led by top teams – Hendrick: 170, Gibbs 133, Penske 74, Stewart-Haas 22
  • Martin Truex Jr.-Cole Pearn: 19 Wins together
  • Alex Bowman best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 2 races this season – Atlanta (15th) & Dover May (2nd)
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 2 of last 3 races – Only once in previous 8 races this season
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher once in last 5 races – Finished 4th at Dover
  • Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher last 5 races
  • Ryan Blaney is only Team Penske driver without a win this season
  • Erik Jones is only Joe Gibbs Racing driver without a win this season
  • 3 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty this season
  • Kyle Busch (Auto Club), Denny Hamlin (Texas March) & Chase Elliott (Talladega April)
  • Brad Keselowski won Atlanta this season after receiving free pass

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Christopher Bell & Kyle Busch
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Justin Allgaier & Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 8 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 9 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 4.7 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led this season: 498 Christopher Bell
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 238 Justin Allgaier (4th most of all drivers)
  • Christopher Bell is only driver to lead laps every race this season
  • Christopher Bell: 3 Wins this season – 1 Win at this point last season (7 Wins last season – Led all drivers)
  • Tyler Reddick: 7 Straight top 5 finishes – Career-long streak
  • Tyler Reddick: 8 Top 5 finishes in 10 races this season – 7 Top 5 finishes all last season
  • Chase Briscoe: 8 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak (4 Top 10 finishes in 17 races last season)
  • Austin Cindric: Finished 11th or better last 7 races – 6 Top 10 finishes (4 Straight top 10 finishes)
  • Brandon Jones: 1 Top 10 finish last 5 races – Finished 7th at Dover
  • Justin Allgaier: 4 Top 5 finishes this season – 3 Finishes of 28th or worse (Failed to finish all 3 races)
  • Justin Allgaier: Best finish last 9 races: 2nd – Dover
  • John Hunter Nemechek: 5 Straight top 10 finishes – Career-long streak: 6 Straight top 10 finishes (2018-’19)
  • Michael Annett: 6 Top 10 finishes this season – 3 Top 10 finishes all of last season
  • 5 Different winners in 10 races this season
  • 2 Different winners in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Both JGR drivers (Christopher Bell & Kyle Busch)
  • Last 4 races won by Championship 4 drivers from last season – Bell (Bristol & Dover), Custer (Richmond) & Reddick (Talladega)
  • Christopher Bell won back-to-back races once (3 Straight wins) – 2018 Kentucky, 2018 New Hampshire & Iowa 7/18
  • Christopher Bell & Cole Custer lead all with 4 Stage wins each this season
  • Cole Custer won Dover Stage 1 & 2 – Finished 4th
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season: Christopher Bell (Bristol & Dover), Cole Custer (Richmond) & Tyler Reddick (Talladega)
  • Tyler Reddick only driver to participate all Dash 4 Cash races this season – Talladega winner
  • 7 of 10 races this season won by drivers who started first 2 rows – None from pole
  • No winner from pole last 16 races – Last: Christopher Bell at Richmond 9/18
  • Chase Briscoe best Rookie finisher 6 of last 7 races
  • Youngest winner: Cole Custer – 21
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 33