2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Joey Logano
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 11 Kyle Busch 
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 13 Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin 
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 21 Kyle Busch 
  • Best average finish this season: 8.6 Kyle Busch 
  • Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 13.8 Ryan Newman 
  • Most laps led this season: 1166 Kyle Busch 
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 385 Ryan Blaney 
  • Most races led this season: 20 Kyle Busch
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 23 Kyle Busch 
  • Most poles this season: 5 Kevin Harvick 
  • Most front row starts this season: 9 William Byron 
  • 11 Different winners in 27 races this season – 7 Won multiple races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Winless in 2018 Playoff races – Best finish: 2nd (Miami)
  • Aric Almirola: Finished 13th or better last 8 Playoff races – 5 Top 10 finishes
  • Alex Bowman: Best finish last 8 Playoff races: 6th – Las Vegas
  • Kurt Busch: Failed to finish 1 race this season – Las Vegas Sept. (Crash) 
  • William Byron: Best Playoff race finish: 7th – 2019 Las Vegas 
  • Chase Elliott: 1 Top 5 finish last 5 Playoff races – Finished 4th at Las Vegas
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished outside top 10 last 4 Playoff races 
  • Kevin Harvick: 5 Straight Playoff race top 10 finishes – 4 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Erik Jones: Finished 17th or worse last 3 Playoff races – Average finish: 26.7
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished 12th or better last 6 Playoff races – 3 Straight top 5 finishes 
  • Ryan Newman: 2 Playoff race wins – 140 Races since last win (2005 New Hampshire)
  • 4 Different winners in 4 races on short tracks this season – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr. 
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of 4 short track races this season (Last 3 short track races) 
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 13 short track races (6 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each 
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Wins in last 13 short track races 
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (4) & Team Penske (2) won last 6 short track races 
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 24 Career wins – Never won consecutive races 
  • Martin Truex Jr. won first Playoff race 3 of last 4 years – 2016, ’17 & ‘19 
  • 4 Won first Playoff race & championship –
  • Kurt Busch (2004), Tony Stewart (2011), Brad Keselowski (2012) & Martin Truex Jr. (2017) 
  • 3 Won first 2 Playoff races – Greg Biffle (2008), Tony Stewart (2011) & Matt Kenseth (2013) 
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 1 Win last 11 races – 4 Wins previous 8 races 
  • Martin Truex Jr.-Cole Pearn: 22 Cup wins together 
  • Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 eight times – Martin Truex Jr. 5 & Kevin Harvick 3 
  • Jimmie Johnson best non-Playoff finisher at Las Vegas – Finished 11th 
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 10 Stage wins this season 
  • Kyle Larson: 4 Stage wins this season – Winless
  • Joey Logano Stage 1 winner 6 times this season including last 2 races – Only 1 win (Michigan June) 
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive races this season – ISM Raceway March & Auto Club 
  • Denny Hamlin: 4 Wins this season – Winless last season 
  • 4 Won last season, but are winless this season: Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, Clint Bowyer & Austin Dillon
  • 2 had wins before Playoffs – Clint Bowyer & Austin Dillon 
  • 3 Wins from pole last 6 races – Only 1 win from pole previous 21 races this season 
  • 1 Toyota pole this season (Bristol Aug.) – 14 Toyota wins this season 
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 8 Poles this season – 3 Wins 
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 3 Wins this season – 3 Wins all of last season 
  • 5 of last 6 Hendrick Motorsports wins by Chase Elliott 
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 7 races this season – Failed to win 4 
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 5 races this season – Only 1 win (Indianapolis) 
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 6 races this season 
  • Ryan Blaney failed to win all 4 races after leading most laps – Texas 4/17, 2018 Daytona 500, Bristol 8/18 & Bristol 4/19 
  • William Byron: 4 Career poles (All this season) – Winless from pole
  • 8 Drivers won poles this season, but are winless Almirola, Blaney, Bowyer, Byron, A. Dillon, Johnson, Larson & Suarez 
  • Daniel Hemric best finishing Rookie of the Year contender 13 races this season 
  • Youngest winner: Justin Haley – 20 
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 43 
  • 20 of 27 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older (74%) 
  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – 2 Wins last 21 races (Winless last 12 races) 
  • All 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished 11th or better at Las Vegas 
  • Martin Truex Jr. only Joe Gibbs Racing driver to finish top 10 at Las Vegas 
  • Kevin Harvick only Stewart-Haas Racing driver to finish top 10 at Las Vegas 
  • All 4 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers led Las Vegas – 80 Total laps led 
  • All 3 Team Penske drivers finished 9th or better at Las Vegas

 

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 6 Christopher Bell & Cole Custer
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 15 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 20 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 22 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 5.7 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led this season: 1449 Christopher Bell
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 455 Justin Allgaier (4th most of all drivers)
  • Most races led this season: 22 Christopher Bell
  • Most poles this season: 6 Cole Custer
  • Most front row starts this season: 11 Christopher Bell
  •  8 Different winners in 26 races this season 
  • Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 13 short track races (5 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each 
  • Christopher Bell: 22 Stage wins (Most all-time) – 15 Stage wins this season (Leads all drivers) 
  • Justin Allgaier: 5 Stage wins this season – Winless
  • Stage 1 winner failed to win last 10 races
  • Stage 2 winner failed to win last 8 races 
  • Last 3 times Christopher Bell won Stage 1 & 2 he failed to win race – Kentucky July, Iowa July & Las Vegas Sept. 
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season: Christopher Bell (Bristol & Dover), Cole Custer (Richmond) & Tyler Reddick (Talladega)
  • Tyler Reddick never won back-to-back races 
  • Only drivers to win back-to-back races this season:
  • Kyle Busch (Las Vegas March & ISM Raceway March) & Austin Cindric (Watkins Glen & Mid-Ohio)  
  • 19 of 26 races this season won by drivers starting from first 2 rows – Only 3 from pole 
  • Only 2 races won by drivers starting outside top 10 this season (Bristol Aug. & Road America) 
  • Christopher Bell: 10 Career poles including 4 this season – Only 1 win from pole (Richmond 9/18) 
  • Cole Custer: 12 Career poles including 6 this season – Only 1 win from pole (Pocono June) 
  • Tyler Reddick: 5 Career poles including 3 this season – Winless from pole 
  • Tyler Reddick this season: Winless first 8 races, 3 wins next 5 races, 2 Wins last 13 races 
  • Tyler Reddick: 2 Wins last 5 races – Winless previous 8 races 
  • Austin Cindric passed for final lead change 3 races this season including Richmond April 
  • Christopher Bell passed for final lead change 5 races this season 
  • Tyler Reddick passed for final lead change 4 races this season – All 4 with 8 or fewer laps to go 
  • Cole Custer passed for final lead change 4 races this season
  • Tyler Reddick best Chevrolet finisher 4 of last 5 races 
  • Cole Custer best Ford finisher last 3 races 
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 15 races this season 
  • 1 Race won by a Rookie of the Year contender this season – Chase Briscoe at Iowa July 
  • Noah Gragson best Rookie finisher 4 of last 6 races 
  • Youngest winner: Austin Cindric – 20 
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 34 
  • 20 of 26 races this season won by drivers 20-24 years-old