NASCAR Information Sunday, September 10, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 4 Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 7 Kyle Larson (4 Wins)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 11 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 11 Denny Hamlin (12 All of last season), Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson (Career-high)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 17 Martin Truex Jr. (17 All of last season)
  • Most poles this season: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most front-row starts this season: 8 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 18 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 24 Jamie McMurray
  • Best average start this season: 6.9 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 1646 Martin Truex Jr. (163 From career-high of 1809 in 2016)
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 310 Erik Jones
  • Most races led this season: 21 Kyle Busch
  • 14 Different winners in 26 races this season
  • 4 Different winners from 4 different teams & 3 different manufacturers in 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 3 of 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Finished 8th or better all 6 (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 4 Wins this season – 3 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr. lead all with 4 wins each – Neither have won championship
  • Kyle Larson: 3 Wins last 15 races – Leads all drivers (2 Wins last 4 races)
  • Kyle Larson: 5 Career wins – 4 This season
  • Kyle Larson: 971 Laps led this season (Career-high) – 29 From 1000
  • Kyle Larson passed Martin Truex Jr. for final lead change last 2 wins – Michigan Aug. & Richmond Sept.
  • Kyle Larson took lead for final time with 6 or fewer laps to go in 3 of 4 wins this season – 5 of fewer last 2 wins
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 10 races this season
  • Kyle Larson: 4 Wins this season – 3 Overtime wins (Auto Club, Michigan Aug. & Richmond Sept.)
  • 3 of last 4 Chevrolet wins by Kyle Larson
  • Martin Truex Jr. failed to win 3 of last 4 races after leading with 10 to go (Michigan, Darlington & Richmond)
  • Martin Truex Jr. led at mid-race 8 times this season – Failed to win 5 including last 2 (Darlington & Richmond)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 18 Stage wins – 4 Race wins
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 & 2 in same race five times
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver to sweep every Stage in MENCS race – 2017 Las Vegas & 2017 Kentucky
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Stage 2 wins last 4 races (Winless in those races)
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change 3 of last 4 races – 2 To go at Michigan, 3 to go at Darlington & 5 to go at Richmond
  • Last winner after free-pass: Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Chicagoland
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 13 races this season – Martin Truex Jr. leading with 10 to go last 3 times it happened
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Straight top 10 finishes (Longest streak this season) – 3 Top 2 finishes last 6 races
  • Kyle Busch: 9 Straight races led (603 Laps led) – Career-long streak: 10 Straight (2015)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 races this season
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Stage 1 wins last 7 races
  • Kyle Busch: 11 Stage wins this season (2nd-most) – 2 Wins this season (Pocono July & Bristol Aug.)
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 6 races this season – 1 Win in those races (Pocono July)
  • Kyle Busch failed to win 6 of last 7 races after leading most laps
  • Joey Logano: Best finish last 17 races: 2nd – Richmond Sept.
  • Joey Logano best Ford finisher 6 races this season – Best Ford finisher at Richmond Sept. (First time in last 8 races)
  • Ryan Newman: 4 Straight top 10 finishes – Longest streak since 2015 (Last time with 5 straight: 2014)
  • Kurt Busch: 5 Top 5 finishes this season – 3 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Kurt Busch best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher last 4 races
  • Denny Hamlin: 3 Straight top 5 finishes – Longest streak since 2015 (Career-long streak: 4 Straight in 2008)
  • Denny Hamlin best Toyota finisher 5 of last 12 races including last 2
  • Erik Jones: 11 Career top 10 finishes – 6 Straight top 10 finishes
  • Erik Jones best Rookie finisher last 4 races – Finished 6th or better all 4 races
  • Jimmie Johnson: No top 5 finishes last 13 races – Career-longest streak
  • Jimmie Johnson: Best finish last 13 races: 8th – Richmond
  • Jimmie Johnson led 18 or fewer laps 3 of last 4 wins
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 7 Pit road speeding penalties this season – Most
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Most laps led in a race this season – 13 (Richmond Sept.)
  • Ryan Newman: 3 Pit road speeding penalties this season including 2 of last 3 races – Finished 6th at Bristol & 3rd at Richmond
  • Ryan Newman best Richard Childress Racing finisher 5 of last 7 races
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change 3 races this season
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took lead for last time on final lap at Talladega May & with 2 laps to go at Daytona July
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of the 3 closest races this season – Talladega May & Daytona July
  • Chad Johnston: 6 Career wins (1 Martin Truex Jr. & 5 Kyle Larson)
  • Final lead change with 5 or fewer laps to go 4 of last 5 races
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 15 of 26 races this season
  • Ford: 8 Wins in 26 races this season (Winless last 9 races) – 8 Wins all of last season
  • Toyota: 6 Wins last 9 races – Only 2 wins previous 17 races this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 4 Wins last 8 races – Winless previous 20 races
  • 6 Winning crew chiefs were suspended this season –
  • Paul Wolfe, Rodney Childers, Todd Gordon, Adam Stevens, Chad Johnston & Mike Wheeler
  • No Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished top 5 in last 6 races
  • Top 6 Richmond finishers all from different teams – Ganassi, Penske, Childress, Stewart-Haas, Gibbs & Furniture Row
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race 5 times
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky
  • 8 Won Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Twice went on to win race (Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kentucky)
  • 13 Drivers won Stages this season – 4 Have yet to win a race (Bowyer, Elliott, Kenseth & Suarez)
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Wins this season – 1 Stage win (Sonoma Stage 1)
  • Last to win consecutive races: Jimmie Johnson (Texas 4/17 & Bristol 4/17)
  • 3 Won first career race this season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega, Austin Dillon Charlotte & Ryan Blaney Pocono
  • 4 Wins from pole this season – 3 By drivers named Kyle (Kyle Larson 2 & Kyle Busch 1)
  • Jimmie Johnson: Last 5 top 5 finishes were all wins
  • Jimmie Johnson: 5 Wins starting rear of field – 3 of last 4 wins came starting rear of field
  • Jimmie Johnson started rear of field 6 races this season – Most of all drivers
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season:
  • Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April & Dover June) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Last winner in backup car: Denny Hamlin – New Hampshire 7/17
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Leader of most laps won only 8 of 26 races this season – Truex Jr. 4, Larson 2, Kyle Busch 1 & Hamlin 1
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16
  • 9 Overtime races this season – Leader at scheduled distance won 5
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Blaney – 23
  • 17 Wins this season by drivers 32-years-old or older
  • 5 Different winners in 5 short track races this season – 4 Different teams (Ganassi, Gibbs, Hendrick & Penske)
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • 5 of last 14 races ended under caution this season
  • 9 Different teams won this season
  • 4 Crew chiefs won first race this season: Justin Alexander, Jeremy Bullins, Luke Lambert & Keith Rodden
  • Roush Fenway Racing ended 101-race winless streak at Talladega May
  • Richard Childress Racing ended 112-race winless streak at Phoenix March
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 4 Wins this season – 12 Wins all of last season (Led all teams)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended 157-race winless streak this season (Talladega May)
  • Austin Dillon ended 132-race winless streak this season (Charlotte May)
  • Ryan Newman ended 127-race winless streak this season (Phoenix March)
  • Kasey Kahne ended 102-race winless streak this season (Indianapolis July)
  • Kyle Busch ended 36-race winless streak this season (Pocono July)

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 5 Kyle Busch
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 10 Elliott Sadler (Winless)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 18 Elliott Sadler
  • Best average finish this season (Drivers competing every race): 9.8 Elliott Sadler
  • Most laps led this season: 731 Kyle Busch
  • Most races led this season: 11 Justin Allgaier
  • Most poles this season: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 13 William Byron
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 21 Daniel Hemric
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 21 William Byron
  • 8 Races remaining / 1 Regular season race remaining / 7 Playoff races
  • 14 Different winners in 25 races this season
  • 4 Different winners in 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – 3 Joe Gibbs Racing & 2 Team Penske
  • 8 Won first pole this season – Bell, Benjamin, Byron, Hemric, B. Jones, Koch, Poole & Preece
  • 21 Won Stages this season – 11 Winless in races
  • Brad Keselowski leads all with 8 Stage wins – 2 Wins (Pocono & Richmond Sept.)
  • Elliott Sadler leads NXS regulars with 5 Stage wins (3 at Daytona) – Winless
  • 7 Won Stage 1 & went on to win race this season
  • 5 Won Stage 2 & went on to win race
  • Brad Keselowski (Pocono June) & Kyle Busch (Bristol Aug.) only drivers to win both Stages & race
  • 2 NXS & MENCS weekend sweeps this season – Kyle Larson (Auto Club) & Kyle Busch (Bristol Aug.)
  • Daniel Hemric best NXS regular at Richmond (Finished 4th) – First time best NXS regular
  • 8 Winners from pole this season – Kyle Busch 4, Denny Hamlin 1, Sam Hornish Jr. 1, Kyle Larson 1 & Ryan Preece 1
  • 6 of last 10 races won from pole – Kentucky, New Hampshire, Iowa, Mid-Ohio, Bristol Aug. & Darlington
  • 2 Winners from rear of field this season: Ryan Blaney (Charlotte May) & William Byron (Daytona June)
  • #22 passed for final lead change 5 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club, Bristol April, Daytona June & Darlington
  • Final lead change with 10 or fewer laps to go 10 races this season
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 6 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Pocono & Michigan
  • #22 Best Ford finisher 16 of 25 races this season – 3 Wins (Pocono, Mid-Ohio & Richmond Sept.)
  • #18 Best Toyota finisher 11 of 25 races this season – 6 Wins
  • Team Penske #12 won 4 of last 6 races competed
  • Chevrolet won only 4 of last 14 races – 3 Won by William Byron
  • 5 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Richmond April, Daytona June, Iowa July & Darlington
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie of the Year contender 3 of last 5 races
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender won this season – William Byron at Iowa June, Daytona June & Indianapolis
  • Youngest winner: William Byron – 19
  • Oldest winner: Sam Hornish Jr. – 38
  • #18 won 6 races this season – Kyle Busch (5) & Denny Hamlin (1)
  • #20 won 4 races this season – Erik Jones (2), Denny Hamlin 1 & Ryan Preece (1)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 6 of last 10 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Michigan .012 seconds (Denny Hamlin over William Byron)