2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Average Finish

Playoffs

Regular Season

Kevin Harvick

6.6

11.6

Martin Truex Jr.

7.4

11.3

Brad Keselowski

9.6

12.5

Joey Logano

15.0

10.3

Kyle Busch

16.6

8.2

  • Most wins this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 12 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 16 Denny Hamlin (Career-high)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 23 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish this season: 9.5 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 1375 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 224 William Byron
  • Most races led this season: 22 Kyle Busch
  • Most poles this season: 5 William Byron & Kevin Harvick
  • Most front row starts this season: 10 William Byron
  • Best average start this season: 7.5 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Playoff race wins this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most Playoff race top 2 finishes this season: 3 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most Playoff race top 5 finishes this season: 3 Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most Playoff race top 10 finishes this season: 4 Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best Playoff race average finish this season: 6.6 Kevin Harvick
  • Worst Playoff race average finish this season by Playoff driver: 16.6 Kyle Busch & William Byron
  • Best Playoff race average finish this season by non-Playoff driver: 12.8 Aric Almirola
  • Most Playoff laps led this season: 221 Denny Hamlin
  • Most Playoff races led this season: 4 William Byron & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Alex Bowman only Playoff driver with no laps led in Playoff races this season
  • 6 of 12 Playoff driver suffered worst Playoff finish of season at Talladega
  • Worst finish of season for Bowman & Byron (Tied worst finish of season for Larson – Texas March)
  • 5 of top 6 Talladega finishers tied or scored best finish of season
  • Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano only drivers to finish top 5 in Stage 1 & 2 at Talladega
  • Joey Logano: Finished 11th at Talladega – 44 Points scored (2nd most)
  • Clint Bowyer: 1 Stage win this season – Talladega Oct.
  • Kyle Larson: 7 DNFs this season
  • Alex Bowman: Failed to finish Talladega (Crash) – Only 2nd DNF this season (ISM Raceway March)
  • Erik Jones: Failed to finish 3 of last 6 races
  • William Byron: Failed to finish only 2 races this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega Oct.
  • Kurt Busch: Failed to finish Talladega (Crash) – Only 2nd DNF this season (Each in last 5 races)
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 8th at Talladega – Only Hendrick Motorsports driver in top 30 (Only HMS driver running at finish
  • Denny Hamlin:
  • Finished 3rd at Talladega – Started rear of field (Engine), lap 91 pit road speeding penalty, 5th caution free pass, avg. running position: 19th
  • Only Joe Gibbs Racing driver in top 15
  • Aric Almirola: Finished 4th at Talladega – Only Stewart-Haas Racing driver in top 15
  • Only 2nd top 5 finish this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 8 of 188 laps led at Talladega
  • Team Penske: 73 of 188 laps led at Talladega
  • Top 8 Talladega finishers all from different teams
  • Penske, Roush, Gibbs, Stewart-Haas, Front Row, Childress, Go Fas & Hendrick
  • (Only team with multiple top 10 finishers: Roush Fenway Racing)
  • Roush Fenway Racing: Both drivers finished top 10 at Talladega – First time multiple top 10 finishers since Martinsville 10/17
  • 13 Different winners in 31 races this season – 7 Won multiple races
  • 6 Different winners in 8 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins
  • 4 Different winners in 5 Playoff races this season – Martin Truex Jr. 2, Ryan Blaney 1, Chase Elliott 1 & Kyle Larson 1
  • Ryan Newman best non-Playoff finisher last race – Finished 2nd
  • Kyle Larson worst Playoff finisher last race – Finished 39th (Won previous race at Dover)
  • Clint Bowyer raced into Round of 12 on Charlotte Roval – 14th (-4) pre-race & 9th (+17) post-race
  • Alex Bowman raced into Round of 12 on Charlotte Roval – 13th (-2) pre-race & 12th (+5) post-race
  • Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson eliminated Round of 12 last season
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 11 Stage wins this season (Only 1 Playoff Stage won – Richmond)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 6 Stage wins this season – 3 Stage wins in Playoff races
  • Kyle Busch(ISM March & Auto Club)& Martin Truex Jr.(Las Vegas Sept. & Richmond Sept.)only drivers to win consecutive races this season
  • First win of season for last 2 winners: Kyle Larson (Dover) & Ryan Blaney (Talladega)
  • 3 Won last season, but are winless this season: Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer & Austin Dillon
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 races – Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Chip Ganassi Racing & Team Penske
  • 2 Toyota poles this season (Denny Hamlin – Bristol Aug. & Dover Oct.) – 15 Toyota wins this season
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 10 Poles this season – 4 Wins
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 4 Wins this season – 3 Wins all of last season
  • 6 of last 7 Hendrick Motorsports wins by Chase Elliott
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 4 times this season including 2 of last 4 races
  • Ryan Blaney: Only 1 win in 5 races after leading most laps – Talladega Oct.
  • Ryan Blaney best Ford finisher only 4 races this season
  • Austin Dillon best Chevrolet finisher 2 races this season – Richmond April & Talladega Oct.
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .007 Seconds – Talladega Oct. (Ryan Blaney over Ryan Newma
  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – 3 Wins last 25 races (1 Win last 16 races)
  • Ryan Blaney best Team Penske finisher 5 races this season
  • Aric Almirola best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 4 races this season including both Talladega races & Daytona July
  • 4 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty this season
  • Kyle Busch (Auto Club), Denny Hamlin (Texas March), Chase Elliott (Talladega April) & Ryan Blaney (Talladega Oct.)
  • Matt Tifft best Rookie finisher at Talladega – Finished 13th
  • Youngest winner: Justin Haley – 20
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 43
  • 21 of 31 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older (68%)
  • William Byron: 5 Career poles (All this season) – Winless from pole
  • 6 Drivers won poles this season, but are winlessAlmirola, Bowyer, Byron, A. Dillon, Johnson & Suarez