NASCAR Information Sunday, September 23, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 7 Kyle Busch (Career high: 8 2008) & Kevin Harvick (Career high)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 6 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 15 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 20 Kevin Harvick
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 23 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Best average finish this season: 7.3 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish of winless drivers this season: 12.3 Kyle Larson
  • Most laps led this season: 1274 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: 20 Kevin Harvick
  • Most poles this season: 4 Martin Truex Jr.
  • 10 Different winners in 28 races this season
  • Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick finished 1-2 ten times (5 Times this season) – Wins: Kyle Busch 5 & Kevin Harvick 5
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Winless last 9 races – Longest winless streak this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 7 Straight Playoff race top 3 finishes – 2 Wins
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Playoff race wins – 4 Wins last 11 races (Winless previous 11 races – 1 Win previous 111 races – 2 Wins previous 123 races)
  • Kyle Busch finished 7th or better last 4 Playoff races – 2 Top 2 finishes
  • Aric Almirola: 5 Top 10 finishes last 8 Playoff races – 2 Straight top 10 finishes
  • Austin Dillon: 1 Top 10 finish last 16 Playoff races – Finished 6th at Richmond last week
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 8th or better 4 of last 5 Playoff races – 3 Top 5 finishes
  • Kevin Harvick: 5 Top 5 finishes last 6 Playoff races – 2 Top 2 finishes
  • Jimmie Johnson: 1 Top 10 finish last 8 Playoff races – Finished 8th at Richmond
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished 9th or better last 3 Playoff races – 1 win (Las Vegas Sept.)
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 7th or better last 3 Playoff races – 2 Top 3 finishes
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 in first 2 Playoff races this season – Stage 2 winner at Richmond last week
  • Kyle Busch finished outside top 10 Stage 1 & 2 and won twice this season – Chicagoland & Richmond Sept.
  • Worst Playoff finisher last race: Ryan Blaney – Finished 19th
  • Best non-Playoff finisher last race: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Finished 13th
  • 3 Straight wins 5 times since 2007 – Driver finished 9th or worse in 4th race each time
  • (2007 Last time driver won 4 straight races)
  • 2 Winners started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500) & Kyle Busch (Richmond Sept.)
  • Kyle Busch won 2 races after starting rear of field – 2009 Las Vegas (Won pole) & Richmond Sept. (Qualified 11th)
  • Kyle Busch: 50 Career wins – Tied with Hall of Fame drivers Ned Jarrett & Junior Johnson
  • Kyle Busch: 33-Years-old at 50th career win – Ned Jarrett 33-Years-old & Junior Johnson 34-Years-old
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps both Playoff races this season – Finished 3rd each race
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Wins last 4 races – Passed for final lead change at Richmond last week
  • 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) – 10 Stage wins this season (Drove for the Cycle twice)
  • Brad Keselowski 13 Career Stage wins – Went on to win only twice after winning a Stage (Talladega 10/17 & Las Vegas Sept.)
  • 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)
  • 5 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) & Martin Truex Jr. (Richmond Sept.)
  • 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
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Career win streaks – Won 3 straight races once (2018 Darlington, Indianapolis & Las Vegas Sept.)
  • 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
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 of 3 wins this season from 13th starting position
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 14 of 19 wins starting from first 2 rows
  • 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
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 27 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
  • Toyota: 1 Win last 7 races – Kyle Busch at Richmond last week
  • 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 28 races this season (Season high) – 3 Wins all of last season
  • Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 8 of last 10 races
  • Brad Keselowski best Team Penske finisher 5 of last 6 races including last 4
  • 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

2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 5 Justin Allgaier & Christopher Bell
  • 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 & Christopher Bell
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 22 Elliott Sadler
  • Most laps led this season: 612 Justin Allgaier
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 242 Daniel Hemric
  • Most races led this season: 16 Christopher Bell
  • Most poles this season: 5 Cole Custer
  • 13 Different winners in 27 races this season
  • 2 Different winners in 3 races on road courses this season – Justin Allgaier won last 2 road course races
  • 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: 1 Win last 8 races – 3 Wins previous 3 races
  • Matt Tifft passed for final lead change at Richmond last week – Finished 5th
  • 6 Races won by Rookie of the Year contenders this season – 5 by Christopher Bell
  • Elliott Sadler: Winless this season – 4 Stage wins
  • Daniel Hemric: No career wins – 5 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Christopher Bell best NXS regular 1 of last 5 races – Richmond winner last week
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • Ross Chastain best Chevrolet finisher last 2 races
  • Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher last 3 races
  • #22 best Ford finisher 13 of 27 races this season (48%)
  • Chevrolet won 5 of last 7 races
  • Ford: 7 Wins this season – #22 Team Penske Ford won 6
  • Toyota: 1 Win last 8 races – Richmond last week
  • 6 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb., Talladega, Charlotte May, Daytona July, Iowa July & Bristol Aug.
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Christopher Bell best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 3 races
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher last 3 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