MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES INDIANAPOLIS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Indianapolis wins: 5 Jeff Gordon
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  • Most Indianapolis wins active: 4 Jimmie Johnson
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  • Most Indianapolis top 10 finishes active: 12 Kevin Harvick
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  • Best Indianapolis average finish: 9.4 Kevin Harvick
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  • Most Indianapolis laps led active: 324 Kyle Busch (2nd all-time to Jeff Gordon – 528)
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  • 15 Different winners in 25 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Indianapolis races
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  • 2018 Indianapolis finish:
  • Stewart-Haas Racing – Kevin Harvick 4th, Clint Bowyer 5th, Kurt Busch 6th & Aric Almirola 23rd
  • Joe Gibbs Racing – Erik Jones 2nd, Denny Hamlin 3rd, Kyle Busch 8th & Daniel Suarez 18th
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 2019 Daytona 500 (Hamlin), 2019 Coca-Cola 600 (Truex Jr.) & 2019 Southern 500 (Jones)
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  • 5 Won multiple Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Indianapolis races
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  • Indianapolis winner followed with win in next race 4 times including Brad Keselowski in 2018
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  • Jimmie Johnson (2008 & ’09) & Kyle Busch (2015 & ’16) only drivers to win consecutive Indianapolis races
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  • Kasey Kahne only driver not to defend previous Indianapolis win (2017 winner & did not race in 2018)
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  • Clint Bowyer won Stage 1 last Indianapolis race – Finished 5th
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  • Matt Kenseth won Stage 2 last Indianapolis race – Finished 12tth
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  • Stage 1 & 2 winner failed to win 2017 & ’18 Indianapolis
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  • Indianapolis winner went on to win championship 9 of last 21 seasons (43%)
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  • 4 Won Indianapolis from pole – Kevin Harvick (2003), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Ryan Newman (2013) & Kyle Busch (2016)
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  • Most laps led from start of Indianapolis race: 71 – Kyle Busch (2017)
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  • Most laps led by Indianapolis pole: 149 – Kyle Busch (2016)
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  • Kyle Busch started first last 3 Indianapolis races – 2016 Winner
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  • Jeff Gordon leads all with 3 Indianapolis poles
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  • 1 Driver won first career pole at Indianapolis – Reed Sorenson 2007
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  • Worst starting position of Indianapolis winner: 27th – Jeff Gordon (2001)
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  • Drivers starting in top 5 won 12 of 25 Indianapolis races
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  • Latest point winner took lead for first time: Lap 159 – Brad Keselowski (2018)
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  • Denny Hamlin passed for final lead change 2 Indianapolis races including last year
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  • Final lead change with 2 laps to go 3 of last 4 Indianapolis races
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  • Jeff Gordon is only driver to win Indianapolis in first try (1994)
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  • Kasey Kahne won Indianapolis for the first time in 14th try (2017) – Most of all drivers
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  • 5 Won Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600 & Indianapolis – Earnhardt, Gordon, Harvick, Jarrett & Johnson
  • *All champions
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  • Only 3 won Daytona 500 & Indianapolis in same year – Jarrett (1996), Johnson (2006) & McMurray (2010)
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  • Chevrolet leads with 10 Indianapolis poles
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  • Qualifying rained out 2018
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  • Chevrolet won 13 of last 16 Indianapolis races – Toyota won 2 of last 4 races
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  • Ford: 1 Win last 19 Indianapolis races – 2018 Brad Keselowski
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  • 2 Indianapolis wins by Toyota – 2015 & ’16 Kyle Busch
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  • Slowest Indianapolis race: 2017 – 114.384mph
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  • Bobby Labonte won fastest Indianapolis race (2000) – 155.912mph
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  • Kevin Harvick Indianapolis pole record 188.470mph (2014)
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  • Youngest Indianapolis winner: Jeff Gordon 23 (1994)
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  • Oldest Indianapolis winner: Bill Elliott 46 (2002)
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  • Fewest laps led by Indianapolis winner: 9 – Brad Keselowski (2018)
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  • Most laps led by Indianapolis winner: 149 – Kyle Busch (2016)
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  • Leader of most laps failed to win 8 of last 10 Indianapolis races
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  • Most laps led in Indianapolis race: 149 – Kyle Busch (2016)
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  • Most Indianapolis laps led by non-winner: 116 – Juan Pablo Montoya (2009)
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  • 4 Drivers scored first win of season at Indianapolis – Harvick 2003, Menard 2011, Newman 2013 & Kahne 2017
  • *Only win of season for all 4
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  • Paul Menard only driver to win first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis (2011)
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  • 4 Indianapolis Overtime races including 3 of last 4 races
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  • Team Penske: 5 Indianapolis 2nd-place finishes – 2018 Winner (Brad Keselowski)
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  • Roush Fenway Racing winless at Indianapolis – Best finish: 2nd (Four times)
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  • Teammates finished 1-2 at Indianapolis 3 times – Yates 1996, Hendrick 2009 & Gibbs 2016
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  • Chad Knaus leads all with 4 Indianapolis wins as crew chief
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  • 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions won Indianapolis
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  • 8 Won Daytona 500 & Indianapolis
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  • Hottest Indianapolis temperature: 95 (2002)
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  • Coldest Indianapolis temperature: 70 (2018)
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  • 10 Different winners in 15 Regular Season Finales
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  • Only 4 won Regular Season Finale more than once – Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
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  • Denny Hamlin leads all with 3 Regular Season Finale wins
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  • Regular season finale winner also won first Playoff race 3 times – Kevin Harvick 2006 & Brad Keselowski 2014 & ‘18
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES INDIANAPOLIS STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most Indianapolis wins: 3 Kyle Busch
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  • Most Indianapolis top 5 finishes: 4 Kyle Busch
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  • Most Indianapolis top 10 finishes: 6 Paul Menard
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  • Most Indianapolis laps led: 312 Kyle Busch
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  • 5 Different winners in 7 NASCAR Xfinity Series Indianapolis races
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  • William Byron & Brad Keselowski only drivers to win Indianapolis in first try
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  • Justin Allgaier won Indianapolis in 5th try (2018) – Most tries before first Indianapolis win
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  • Kyle Busch won 4 straight Indianapolis poles – 2013, ’14, ’15 & ’16
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  • Best come-from-behind Indianapolis win: Brad Keselowski started 8th (2012)
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  • 5 of 6 Indianapolis winners started 3rd or better
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  • William Byron only driver to win Indianapolis & championship in same season (2017)
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  • Kyle Busch led most laps 5 Indianapolis races – 2013, ’15 & ‘16 Winner
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  • Indianapolis winner led lap 1 in 4 of last 6 races
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  • Youngest Indianapolis winner: William Byron 19 (2017)
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  • Oldest Indianapolis winner: Justin Allgaier 32 (2018)
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  • 2 Indianapolis wins by Rookie contender – Ty Dillon 2014 & William Byron 2017
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  • Kyle Busch swept Indianapolis NXS & MENCS races in 2015 & ‘16
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  • Kyle Busch first to sweep NXS & MENCS poles & races at a track in same weekend (2016)
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  • Most leaders: 9 (2018)
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  • Most lead changes: 16 (2017)
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  • Most cautions: 7 (2018)
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  • Most caution laps: 31 (2018)
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  • Slowest race: 112.038mph (2018)
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  • Longest race: 2:13:53 (2018)
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  • Closest margin-of-victory: .092 (2018) – Justin Allgaier over Tyler Reddick
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of 7 Indianapolis races
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  • Richard Childress Racing won 1 Indianapolis race – 2014 Ty Dillon
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  • JR Motorsports won 2 Indianapolis races – 2017 William Byron & 2018 Justin Allgaier
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  • Team Penske won inaugural Indianapolis race – 2012 Brad Keselowski
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  • 1 Indianapolis race settled by last lap pass (2015) – Kyle Busch passed Ryan Blaney
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  • John Hunter Nemechek won Stage 1 last Indianapolis race – Finished 25th
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  • Daniel Hemric won Stage 2 last Indianapolis race – Finished 5th
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  • Stage 2 winner failed to win 2017 & ’18 Indianapolis