NASCAR Information Sunday, September 16, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 7 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 6 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 14 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 19 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 22 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Best average finish this season: 7.6 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish of winless drivers this season: 12.4 Kyle Larson
  • Most laps led this season: 1234 Kevin Harvick
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 690 Kyle Larson (4th most behind Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Most races led this season: 19 Kevin Harvick
  • Most poles this season: 4 Martin Truex Jr.
  • 10 Different winners in 27 races this season
  • 3 Different winners in 4 races on short tracks this season – Kyle Busch (2), Clint Bowyer (1) & Kurt Busch (1)
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Wins in last 7 short track races
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 10 short track races (4 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Career win streaks – Won 3 straight races once (2018 Darlington, Indianapolis & Las Vegas Sept.)
  • Last to win 4 straight races: Jimmie Johnson (2007 Martinsville Oct., Atlanta Oct., Texas Nov. & ISM Nov.)
  • Brad Keselowski 13 Career Stage wins – Went on to win only twice after winning a Stage (Talladega 10/17 & Las Vegas Sept.)
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 of 3 wins this season from 13th starting position
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Straight wins – Winless previous 29 races (3 Wins previous 78 races)
  • Brad Keselowski best Ford finisher only 5 races this season including last 3 races
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher 4 of last 5 races – 3 Straight wins
  • Team Penske: 4 Wins this season including last 3 races
  • All 3 Team Penske drivers finished top 5 at Las Vegas last week – First time all 3 finished top 5 in same race this season
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 3 races this season including 2 of last 3 races by Brad Keselowski
  • Ford: 5 Straight wins – First time since 1998 (Last time with 6 straight or longer: 1994 – 7 Straight)
  • Best non-Playoff finisher last race: Daniel Suarez – Finished 8th
  • Alex Bowman best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 6 races this season including Las Vegas last week
  • Aric Almirola best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 3 races this season including Las Vegas last week
  • Only 2 top 5 finishes for Richard Childress Racing this season – Daytona 500 & Michigan Aug.
  • Only 2 top 5 finishes for Roush Fenway Racing this season – Bristol April & Talladega April
  • No Hendrick Motorsports driver finished top 10 in 6 races this season
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 12 Stage wins this season – Drove for the Cycle three times
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 8 Stage wins this season (Drove for the Cycle twice)
  • Ryan Blaney: 5 Stage wins this season – Winless
  • 8 Races won Driving for the Cycle – Martin Truex Jr. 4, Kevin Harvick 3 & Kyle Busch 1
  • 3 Won Driving for the Cycle after starting on pole – Martin Truex Jr. (2018 Auto Club & 2018 Kentucky) & Kyle Busch (Charlotte 5/18)
  • 4 Won Stage 1 & 2 this season, but didn’t win race –
  • Brad Keselowski (Bristol April), Joey Logano (Richmond April), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Daytona July) & Kyle Larson (Darlington)
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Career win streaks – 1 This season (Texas April, Bristol April & Richmond April)
  • Kevin Harvick: 6 Career wins streaks (Consecutive wins) – 2 This season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Never won back-to-back races
  • 2 Won first career race this season – Erik Jones (Daytona July) & Chase Elliott (Watkins Glen)
  • 5 Winners from pole this season:
  • Martin Truex Jr. Auto Club, Kyle Busch Bristol April, Kevin Harvick Kansas May, Kyle Busch Charlotte May & Martin Truex Jr. Kentucky
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 14 of 19 wins starting from first 2 rows
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville March
  • Kurt Busch ended career-longest Stewart-Haas Racing 58-race winless streak at Bristol Aug.
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 6 times this season – Twice by Kevin Harvick
  • Kyle Larson failed to win last 4 races after leading most laps – 3 Times this season (Bristol April, Kansas May & Darlington)
  • Ryan Blaney led most laps in 3 career races (2 This season) – Winless all 3 races
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Daytona July
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 11 of 27 races this season including last 3 races
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 7 of 27 races this season
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 26 races – Watkins Glen (Chase Elliott)
  • Ford: 14 Wins this season (10 by Stewart-Haas Racing & 4 by Team Penske) – 10 Wins all of last season
  • 5 Overtime races this season – Daytona 500, Richmond April, Daytona July, Pocono July & Las Vegas Sept.
  • Youngest winners: Erik Jones 22Y, 1M, 7D & Chase Elliott 22Y, 8M, 8D
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .125 Seconds – Daytona July (Erik Jones over Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 2 races with largest margin-of-victory this season (Both in California) – Sonoma & Auto Club
  • Kyle Busch finished 2nd in 4 races this season – All to Stewart-Haas Racing drivers (3 To Kevin Harvick)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 10 of 27 races this season (Season high) – 3 Wins all of last season

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 5 Justin Allgaier (3 Wins last 6 races)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 14 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 15 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 21 Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • Most laps led this season: 575 Justin Allgaier
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 240 Cole Custer
  • Most races led this season: 15 Christopher Bell
  • Most poles this season: 5 Cole Custer
  • 13 Different winners in 26 races this season
  • 4 Different winners in 5 races on short tracks this season – Christopher Bell 2 wins in 5 races
  • Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 7 short track races (2 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Elliott Sadler: Winless this season – 4 Stage wins
  • Daniel Hemric: No career wins – 4 Stage wins this season
  • Stages 1, 2 & race won 6 times this season –
  • Kevin Harvick (Atlanta), Joey Logano (Auto Club), Justin Allgaier (Iowa June),
  • Kyle Larson (Daytona July), Kyle Larson (Bristol Aug.) & Ross Chastain (Las Vegas Sept.)
  • Dash 4 Cash winners this season:
  • Ryan Preece (Bristol April), Elliott Sadler (Richmond April), Elliott Sadler (Talladega) & Justin Allgaier (Dover May)
  • 2 NXS & MENCS weekend sweeps this season – Kevin Harvick (Atlanta) & Brad Keselowski (Darlington)
  • Justin Allgaier: 10 Career wins – Never won back-to-back races
  • 2 Won consecutive NXS races this season – Christopher Bell (3 Straight) & Kyle Larson (2 Straight)
  • 2 Won first career race this season – Spencer Gallagher (Talladega) & Ross Chastain (Las Vegas Sept.)
  • Justin Allgaier best NXS regular 4 of last 7 races – 3 Wins
  • 2 Winners started rear of field this season & won – Kyle Larson Chicagoland & Christopher Bell Kentucky
  • Justin Allgaier: 10 Career wins – 5 Wins this season (Only 2nd multiple-win season – 2 Wins last year)
  • Justin Allgaier: 7 Wins last 2 seasons – 3 Wins previous 6 full-time seasons
  • Christopher Bell: Winless last 7 races – 3 Wins previous 3 races
  • Justin Allgaier passed for final lead change 3 of last 10 races
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • Justin Allgaier best Chevrolet 4 of last 8 races – 3 Wins
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 15 of 26 races this season (58%)
  • #22 best Ford finisher 13 of 26 races this season (50%)
  • #18 Best Toyota finisher 10 of 26 races this season
  • Chevrolet won 5 of last 6 races
  • Ford: 7 Wins this season – #22 Team Penske Ford won 6
  • Toyota: Winless last 7 races
  • 6 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Talladega, Charlotte May, Daytona July, Iowa July & Bristol Aug.
  • 5 Races won by Rookie of the Year contenders this season – 4 by Christopher Bell
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Christopher Bell best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 15 races this season
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher 9 of last 10 races
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004 (Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler)
  • Daytona July – 2nd closest margin-of-victory this season .005 (Kyle Larson over Elliott Sadler)
  • Elliott Sadler 2nd in 2 closest finishes this season – Daytona Feb. & Daytona July