2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

2019 Average Finish

 

Playoffs

Regular Season

Kevin Harvick

7.0

11.6

Martin Truex Jr.

7.2

11.3

Denny Hamlin

7.7

9.7

Kyle Busch

14.3

8.2

Joey Logano

15.5

10.3

  • Most wins this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 13 Kyle Busch
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  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 17 Denny Hamlin (Career-high)
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  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 24 Kyle Busch
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  • Best average finish this season: 9.3 Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin
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  • Most laps led this season: 1375 Kyle Busch
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  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 225 William Byron
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  • Most races led this season: 22 Kyle Busch
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  • Most poles this season: 5 William Byron & Kevin Harvick
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  • Most front row starts this season: 10 William Byron
  • Best average start this season: 8.6 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Playoff race wins this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Most Playoff race top 2 finishes this season: 3 Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Most Playoff race top 5 finishes this season: 4 Denny Hamlin
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  • Most Playoff race top 10 finishes this season: 5 Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Best Playoff race average finish this season: 7.0 Kevin Harvick
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  • Worst Playoff race average finish this season by Playoff driver: 15.3 Joey Logano
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  • Best Playoff race average finish this season by non-Playoff driver: 11.0 Brad Keselowski
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  • Most Playoff laps led this season: 374 Denny Hamlin
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  • Most Playoff races led this season: 5 William Byron & Martin Truex Jr.
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  • 13 Different winners in 32 races this season – 7 Won multiple races
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  • 4 Different winners in 5 races on short tracks this season – Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins (Richmond April & Sept.)
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of 5 short track races this season (Last 4 short track races)
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing (5) & Team Penske (2) won last 7 short track races
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  • Kyle Busch: 6 Wins in last 14 short track races
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  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins last 3 short track races – Richmond April & Sept.
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  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 6 short track races – 4 Others 1 win each
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  • 5 Different winners in 6 Playoff races this season –Truex Jr. 2, Blaney 1, Elliott 1, Hamlin 1 & Larson 1
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  • 5 Different winners last 5 races – Truex Jr., Elliott, Larson, Blaney & Hamlin
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  • Denny Hamlin: Won back-to-back wins twice in career – Pocono 6/10 & Michigan 6/10 and Bristol 8/12 & 2012 Atlanta
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  • Denny Hamlin: 5 Wins this season – Winless last season
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  • 6 Overtime races this season – Denny Hamlin won 3 Overtime races this season
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  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .007 Seconds – Talladega Oct. (Ryan Blaney over Ryan Newman)
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  • 3rd closest margin-of-victory this season: .128 Seconds – Kansas Oct. (Denny Hamlin over Chase Elliott)
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  • Kurt Busch best non-Playoff finisher last race – Finished 4th
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  • Ryan Blaney worst Playoff finisher last race – Finished 21st
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  • Chase Elliott raced into Round of 8 at Kansas – 10th (-22) pre-race & 8th (+3) post-race
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  • Chase Elliott eliminated Round of 8 last 2 seasons
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  • Alex Bowman, Clint Bowyer, William Byron & Brad Keselowski eliminated Round of 12
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  • Kyle Busch leads all with 11 Stage wins this season – Only 1 Stage win in Playoffs (Richmond)
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  • Joey Logano: 10 Stage wins this season – Only 2 race wins
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  • Martin Truex Jr.: 6 Stage wins this season – 3 Stage wins in Playoff races
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  • Stage 1 winner failed to win last 4 races
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  • Kyle Busch: 4 Wins this season – Winless in Playoff races
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  • 3 of 6 Playoff races won by drivers starting 19th or worse this season
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  • All 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished 11th or better at Kansas – 3 Finished top 10 & 3 led laps
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  • All 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished 7th or better at Kansas – 186 of 277 Laps led (67%)
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  • Daniel Suarez only Stewart-Haas Racing driver to lead Kansas – 6 Laps led
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  • All 3 Team Penske drivers finished 17th or worse at Kansas
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  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports driver in 4 of 6 Playoff races this season
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  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher at Kansas (8th) – First time best SHR finisher in last 8 races
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  • Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher at Kansas (17th) – First time best Team Penske finisher in 2019 Playoffs
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  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – 3 Wins last 26 races (1 Win last 17 races)
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  • 3 Won last season, but are winless this season: Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer & Austin Dillon
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  • 4 Different teams won last 4 races – Hendrick Motorsports, Chip Ganassi Racing, Team Penske & Joe Gibbs Racing
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  • 2 Toyota poles this season (Denny Hamlin – Bristol Aug. & Dover Oct.) – 16 Toyota wins this season
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  • Hendrick Motorsports: 10 Poles this season – 4 Wins
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  • Hendrick Motorsports: 4 Wins this season – 3 Wins all of last season
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  • 6 of last 7 Hendrick Motorsports wins by Chase Elliott
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  • Ryan Preece best Rookie finisher 3 of last 4 races
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  • Youngest winner: Justin Haley – 20
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  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 43
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  • 22 of 32 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older (69%)
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  • William Byron: 5 Career poles (All this season) – Winless from pole
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  • 7 Drivers won poles this season, but are winless Almirola, Bowyer, Byron, A. Dillon, Hemric, Johnson & Suarez
  • 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most wins this season: 7 Christopher Bell & Cole Custer
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 6 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 16 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 22 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 25 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 5.8 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led this season: 1775 Christopher Bell (872 More laps led than 2nd-most Cole Custer)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 522 Justin Allgaier (4th most of all drivers)
  • Most races led this season: 25 Christopher Bell
  • Most poles this season: 6 Cole Custer
  • Most front row starts this season: 12 Christopher Bell
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  • Tyler Reddick: Finished 2nd in 2 of 4 Playoff races this season
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  • Austin Cindric: 3 Top 3 finishes in 4 Playoff races this season
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  • Justin Allgaier: Only driver to finish top 5 all 4 Playoff races this season
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  • 2 Finished top 10 all 4 Playoff races this season – Justin Allgaier & Chase Briscoe
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  • Most Playoff laps led this season: 326 – Christopher Bell (201 More than 2nd-most Chase Briscoe)
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  • Tyler Reddick: 449 Laps led this season – 1 Playoff lap led (Charlotte Roval)
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  • 10 Different winners in 30 races this season
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  • 6 Different winners in last 6 races – Busch, Reddick, Bell, Allmendinger, Custer & Jones
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  • 4 Winners in 4 Playoff races this season – AJ Allmendinger, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer & Brandon Jones
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  • 5 Different winners in 8 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Kyle Busch, Cole Custer & Tyler Reddick 2 wins each
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of 8 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season with 3 different drivers
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  • Christopher Bell: 5 Playoff race wins – Most all-time
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  • Cole Custer: 3 Playoff race wins – 1 Each of last 3 years
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  • Tyler Reddick best Playoff finisher 2 of last 3 Playoff races – Finished 2nd on Charlotte Roval & 2nd at Kansas
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  • Worst Playoff finisher last race: Austin Cindric – Finished 25th
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  • Christopher Bell: 25 Stage wins (Most all-time) – 18 Stage wins this season (Leads all drivers)
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  • Justin Allgaier: 7 Stage wins this season – Winless
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  • Christopher Bell: Only 1 win last 4 times winning Stage 1 & 2 – Richmond Sept.
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  • Christopher Bell won Stage 1, 2 & race 3 times this season – Atlanta, Iowa June & Richmond Sept.
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  • Stage 1 & 2 winner failed to win last 3 races
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  • 3 Won first career race this season – Michael Annett (Daytona Feb.), Austin Cindric (Watkins Glen) & Brandon Jones (Kansas)
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  • 22 of 30 races this season won by drivers starting from first 2 rows – Only 3 from pole
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  • Only 2 races won by drivers starting outside top 10 this season (Bristol Aug. & Road America)
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  • Christopher Bell: 11 Career poles including 5 this season – Only 1 win from pole (Richmond 9/18)
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  • Cole Custer: 12 Career poles including 6 this season – Only 1 win from pole (Pocono June)
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  • Tyler Reddick: 5 Career poles including 3 this season – Winless from pole
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  • Tyler Reddick this season: Winless first 8 races, 3 wins next 5 races, 2 Wins last 17 races
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  • Christopher Bell passed for final lead change 6 races this season
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  • Cole Custer passed for final lead change 5 races this season including Kansas
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  • Tyler Reddick passed for final lead change 4 races this season – All 4 with 8 or fewer laps to go
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  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 3 races
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  • Tyler Reddick passed for lead on final lap 3 times – Twice by Cole Custer (Texas 11/18 & 2019 Pocono)
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  • Chase Briscoe best Ford finisher at Kansas (3rd) – First time best Ford finisher in last 8 races
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  • Brandon Jones best Toyota finisher 4 of 30 races this season
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  • Toyota: 12 Wins this season – Christopher Bell 7, Kyle Busch 4 & Brandon Jones 1
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  • 1 Race won by a Rookie of the Year contender this season – Chase Briscoe at Iowa July
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  • Youngest winner: Austin Cindric – 20
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  • Oldest winner: AJ Allmendinger – 37
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  • 23 of 30 races this season won by drivers 20-24 years-old
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  • Michael Annett best JR Motorsports finisher 5 races this season including Kansas
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  • Brandon Jones best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 4 races this season including Kansas