2019 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr. 
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Busch & Joey Logano 
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 12 Kyle Busch 
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 14 Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin 
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 22 Kyle Busch 
  • Best average finish this season: 8.3 Kyle Busch 
  • Best average finish this season of winless drivers: 13.5 Ryan Newman 
  • Most laps led this season: 1368 Kyle Busch 
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 385 Ryan Blaney 
  • Most races led this season: 21 Kyle Busch
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 24 Kyle Busch 
  • Most poles this season: 5 Kevin Harvick 
  • Most front row starts this season: 9 William Byron & Kevin Harvick
  • 11 Different winners in 28 races this season – 7 Won multiple races
  • Martin Truex Jr. 2 straight wins – Winless previous 10 races
  • 2 Playoff wins this season – Winless in Playoff races last season (2 Wins in 2016 & 4 in 2017)
  • 3 Straight Playoff race top 2 finishes – 2 Straight wins
  • 8 Playoff race wins – Tied for 6th all-time (Matt Kenseth)
  • Johnson 29, Harvick 13, Stewart 11, Edwards 9, Logano 9, Kenseth 8, Truex Jr. 8
  • Only driver to lead laps each Playoff race this season – 141 Laps led (4 Straight Playoff races led – 169 Laps led – 2018 ISM & Miami and 2019 Las Vegas & Richmond) 
  • Kevin Harvick finished 7th or better last 4 races – 3 Top 5 finishes
  • 6 Straight Playoff race top 10 finishes – 4 Top 5 finishes 
  • Kyle Busch best finish last 9 races: 2nd – Richmond 
  • Denny Hamlin 1 top 5 finish last 4 races – Finished 3rd at Richmond 
  • Brad Keselowski 1 of 2 to finish top 5 both Playoff races this season (Martin Truex Jr.)
  • 4 Straight Playoff race top 5 finishes – Average finish: 3.5 
  • Joey Logano only 1 top 5 finish last 11 races – Finished 2nd at Indianapolis (10 Top 5 finishes this season) 
  • Kyle Larson 26 Playoff race top 10 finishes – Winless 
  • Ryan Newman 3 straight top 10 finishes – Last time with 4 straight top 10 finishes: 2017
  • 1 Top 5 finish last 17 Playoff races – Finished 5th at 2019 Richmond 
  • Ryan Blaney worst finish last 5 races: 17th – Richmond 
  • William Byron worst finish this season: 24th – ISM Raceway March & Richmond Sept.
  • Alex Bowman finished 20th or worse 7 races this season (25%)  
  • Kurt Busch finished 18th or worse last 3 races – Average finish: 29th
  • Erik Jones finished 36th or worse last 3 races – Average finish: 37.7
  • 14th in Playoff standings -3 after 4th-place finish at Richmond – 16th in Playoff standings -45 after penalty
  • Jimmie Johnson 1 top 10 finish last 10 races – Finished 10th at Richmond 
  • Bubba Wallace finished 12th at Richmond – Started rear of field & free pass 3rd caution 
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 25 Career wins – Won back-to-back races once (Las Vegas Sept. & Richmond Sept.) 
  • Kyle Busch (ISM March & Auto Club) & Martin Truex Jr. (Las Vegas Sept. & Richmond Sept.) only drivers to win consecutive races this season 
  • Last to win 3 straight races: Brad Keselowski (2018 Darlington, Indianapolis & Las Vegas Sept.) 
  • 4 Won first 2 Playoff races – Greg Biffle (2008), Tony Stewart (2011), Matt Kenseth (2013) & Martin Truex Jr. (2019)
  • *None went 3 for 3 
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver in elimination era to win first 2 Playoff races 
  • Joey Logano only driver to sweep a round in elimination era – 2015 Charlotte, Kansas & Talladega 
  • Martin Truex Jr.-Cole Pearn: 23 Cup wins together 
  • Martin Truex Jr. & Kyle Busch finished 1-2 in 3 races this season (Truex Jr. won twice) 
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 eight times – Kyle Busch (4) & Martin Truex Jr. (4) 
  • Martin Truex Jr. finished ahead of Kyle Busch in 14 of last 20 races – Only once in first 8 races this season 
  • Kyle Busch finished 2nd in 3 races since last win (Pocono June) – Twice to Martin Truex Jr. 
  • Kyle Busch since last win: 6 Top 5, 9 Top 10 finishes, 605 Laps led 
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 4 races after leading most laps – Kentucky, New Hampshire, Darlington & Richmond Sept. 
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 8 races this season – Failed to win 5 
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 times this season – All by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates (Truex Jr. 2 & Hamlin 1) 
  • Joe Gibbs Racing swept top 3 finishing positions 3 times this season – Daytona 500, Pocono July & Richmond Sept. 
  • Clint Bowyer raced into Round of 12 last season – Before Charlotte Roval 13th (-4) After Charlotte Roval 9th (+7) 
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 5 races this season – Only 1 win (Indianapolis) 
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 6 races this season 
  • Denny Hamlin: 4 Wins this season – Winless last season 
  • Daniel Suarez best non-Playoff finisher at Richmond – Finished 9th 
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 11 Stage wins this season 
  • Kyle Larson: 4 Stage wins this season – Winless 
  • 4 Won last season, but are winless this season: Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, Clint Bowyer & Austin Dillon
  • 2 Won before Playoffs – Clint Bowyer & Austin Dillon 
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 8 of last 9 races including last 4 
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher 4 of last 5 races 
  • Daniel Hemric best finishing Rookie of the Year contender 13 races this season 
  • Matt Tifft best Rookie of the Year contender 4 races this season including Richmond Sept. 
  • 3 Wins from pole last 7 races – Only 1 win from pole previous 21 races this season 
  • 1 Toyota pole this season (Bristol Aug.) – 15 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 
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of last 5 races 
  • Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races this season – 2 Wins last 22 races (Winless last 13 races) 
  • Youngest winner: Justin Haley – 20 
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 43 
  • 21 of 28 races this season won by drivers 33-years-old & older (75%) 
  • 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

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Most wins this season: 7 Christopher Bell

  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 5 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 16 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 20 Tyler Reddick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 23 Tyler Reddick
  • Best average finish this season of drivers competing in every race: 5.9 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led this season: 1687 Christopher Bell (905 More laps led than 2nd-most Cole Custer)
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 455 Justin Allgaier (4th most of all drivers)
  • Most races led this season: 23 Christopher Bell
  • Most poles this season: 6 Cole Custer
  • Most front row starts this season: 11 Christopher Bell 
  • Christopher Bell: 5 Playoff race wins – Most all-time
  • Cole Custer: 4 Straight Playoff race top 10 finishes – 3 Top 3 finishes last 4 races
  • 9/25-9/26/1876 The Battle of Little Bighorn also known as Custer’s Last Stand 
  • Tyler Reddick:
  • Finished 10th at Richmond – Started 3rd, finished outside top 10 in Stage 1 & 2, avg. running pos.: 12th, 27 points scored 
  • Austin Cindric: 4 Straight Playoff race top 5 finishes – Average finish: 3.5 
  • Justin Allgaier: 10 Career wins – Winless in Playoff races 
  • Michael Annett: 3 Playoff race top 10 finishes – 2 Straight Playoff race top 10 finishes 
  • Brandon Jones: Finished 11th or better last 4 Playoff races – 3 Top 10 finishes 
  • John Hunter Nemechek: 5 Top 10 finishes in 6 Playoff races – Finished 15th at Richmond last week  
  • 8 Different winners in 27 races this season 
  • 2 Different winners in 3 road course races this season:
  • Austin Cindric 2 (Bell finished 2nd each race) & Christopher Bell 1 (Cindric finished 2nd) 
  • Christopher Bell led 238 of 250 laps winning Richmond – Career-high 
  • Christopher Bell led 392 of 450 laps last 2 races (87%)  
  • Worst Playoff finisher last race: Justin Haley – Finished 17th 
  • Best non-Playoff finisher last race: Harrison Burton – Finished 6th 
  • Christopher Bell: 24 Stage wins (Most all-time) – 17 Stage wins this season (Leads all drivers) 
  • Justin Allgaier: 5 Stage wins this season – Winless 
  • Christopher Bell: Only 1 win last 4 times after winning Stage 1 & 2 – Richmond Sept. 
  • Christopher Bell won Stage 1, 2 & race 3 times this season – Atlanta, Iowa June & Richmond Sept. 
  • Christopher Bell won back-to-back races once (3 Straight wins) – 2018 Kentucky, 2018 New Hampshire & Iowa 7/18 
  • Only drivers to win back-to-back races this season:
  • Kyle Busch (Las Vegas March & ISM Raceway March) & Austin Cindric (Watkins Glen & Mid-Ohio)  
  • 2 Won first career race this season – Michael Annett (Daytona Feb.) & Austin Cindric (Watkins Glen) 
  • 20 of 27 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 14 races 
  • Austin Cindric passed for final lead change 4 races this season including Richmond Sept. 
  • 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 
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher 11 race this season including last 3 – Winless 
  • Justin Allgaier best Chevrolet finisher 8 races this season – Winless 
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 16 of 27 races this season 
  • Toyota: 11 Wins this season – Christopher Bell 7 & Kyle Busch 4 
  • 1 Race won by a Rookie of the Year contender this season – Chase Briscoe at Iowa July 
  • Chase Briscoe best Rookie finisher 14 of 27 races this season 
  • Youngest winner: Austin Cindric – 2 
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 34 
  • 21 of 27 races this season won by drivers 20-24 years-old 
  • 5 Disqualified this season – AJ Allmendinger twice (Daytona July & Watkins Glen)