NASCAR Information Sunday, May 6, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 4 Kevin Harvick (Earliest in career to 4 wins / Career-high: 5 wins – 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: 8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 9 Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 7.3 Joey Logano
  • Most laps led this season: 741 Kevin Harvick (6th most laps led in a season – More laps led than in 12 full seasons)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 364 Ryan Blaney
  • Most races led this season: 9 Denny Hamlin
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 10 Joey Logano
  • Most poles this season: 3 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most front-row starts this season: 4 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 8 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 10 Kurt Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best average start this season: 7.5 Kurt Busch
  • 6 Different winners in 11 races this season – Kevin Harvick (4) & Kyle Busch (3) only drivers to win more than once
  • 2 Different winners in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Kevin Harvick & Kyle Busch
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 6 Stage wins this season – Drove for the Cycle twice
  • 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 (5 at this point last season)
  • Joey Logano: 2 Stage wins this season – Only 1 Stage win all of last season
  • 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)
  • Kevin Harvick started 3rd or better 3 of 4 wins this season
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher at Dover (Finished 9th) – First time best Chevrolet finisher since Dover 6/17
  • Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher 5 of 11 races this season
  • Daniel Suarez best Toyota finisher last 2 races – First time ever top Toyota finisher
  • Last time Hendrick went this many races into a season without a win: 1993 (Won in 14th race at Michigan 6/20/93)
  • Latest point Jimmie Johnson won first race of season: 12th race (2003 & ’14)
  • Roush best Ford only once this season
  • Furniture Row best Toyota only once this season – Joe Gibbs Racing best Toyota 10 of 11 races
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 21 races – 2018 Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Ford: 6 Wins this season – 10 Wins all of last season
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 5 of 11 races this season – 3 Wins all of last season (Season-high: 6 – 2011, ’14 & ’16)
  • 8 of last 10 Joe Gibbs Racing wins by Kyle Busch
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 4 of last 9 races
  • Daniel Suarez best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 2 races
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher at Dover (6th) – First time best TPR finisher last 6 races
  • Last 7 Joe Gibbs Racing wins: Kyle Busch 6 & Matt Kenseth 1 (Denny Hamlin 0)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 3 Finished top 5 at Dover – First time in team history
  • 2 Winners from pole this season: Martin Truex Jr. Auto Club & Kyle Busch Bristol April
  • 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)
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March
  • Youngest winners: Austin Dillon – 27Y, 9M, 22D & Joey Logano – 27Y, 11M, 5D
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 8 Elliott Sadler (Winless)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 10 Elliott Sadler (Every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 276 Justin Allgaier
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 157 Daniel Hemric
  • Most races led this season: 8 Christopher Bell
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 9 Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • Most poles this season: 3 Christopher Bell
  • 10 Different winners in 10 races this season
  • 13 Different winners in last 13 races – Ties all-time record (1988 & ’17)
  • Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 15 races (2 Wins) – 13 Others 1 win each
  • 3 Different winners from 3 different teams in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 10 Different winners last 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Elliott Sadler: 3 Stage wins this season (3 Stage wins last 3 races) – Leads all drivers (Winless this season)
  • Justin Allgaier best Chevrolet finisher 4 of last 7 races
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 6 of last 8 races
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 5 of last 9 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 6 of last 9 races
  • Christopher Bell best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 5 of last 9 races
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher 6 of last 8 races
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher 6 of last 9 races
  • 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)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Kyle Busch (Kentucky 7/8/17 & New Hampshire 7/15/17)
  • 1 Won first career race this season – Spencer Gallagher (Talladega)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb. & Talladega
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004 (Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler)
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season:
  • Ryan Preece (Bristol April), Elliott Sadler (Richmond April), Elliott Sadler (Talladega) & Justin Allgaier (Dover May)
  • 6 Different pole winners in 10 races this season – Christopher Bell leads all with 3 pole wins
  • 1 Win from pole this season – Ryan Blaney at Texas April
  • All winners started 9th or better this season – 5 From front-row