NASCAR Information Sunday, September 30, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jimmie Johnson: 13th in Playoff Standings after Charlotte Roval (0) – 9th on final lap (+7)
  • Kyle Larson: 11th in Playoff Standings after Charlotte Roval (0) – 13th on final lap (-1)
  • Seeded 10th into Round of 12
  • Ryan Blaney: 8th in Playoff standings on final lap at Charlotte Roval (+9)
  • Seeded 8th into Round of 12
  • Clint Bowyer: 13th in Playoff Standings before Charlotte Roval (-4) – 9th after Charlotte Roval (+7)
  • Seeded 5th into Round of 12
  • Austin Dillon: 10th in Playoff Standings before Charlotte Roval (+10) – 14th after Charlotte Roval (-26)
  • 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: 24 Kevin Harvick
  • Best average finish this season: 8.2 Kyle Busch
  • Best average finish of winless drivers this season: 12.7 Kyle Larson
  • Most laps led this season: 1274 Kevin Harvick
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 737 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 Kurt Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • 11 Different winners in 29 races this season
  • 3 Different winners in 3 Playoff races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Winless last 10 races – Longest winless streak this season
  • Kyle Larson: 4 Stage wins this season – Winless
  • Ryan Blaney ended 50-race winless streak at Charlotte Roval last week
  • Kyle Larson failed to win last 5 races after leading most laps – 4 Times this season including Charlotte Roval
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of 3 Playoff races this season – Finished 3rd at Las Vegas & Richmond
  • 3 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change last 2 (Daytona July & Charlotte Roval)
  • No Toyota finished top 10 on Charlotte Roval – First time no Toyota in top 10 since 2015 Auto Club
  • Team Penske won 4 of last 5 races
  • Alex Bowman best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 7 races this season including Charlotte Roval
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher on Charlotte Roval (Finished 12th) – First time best JGR finisher last 17 races
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher on Charlotte Roval (Finished 3rd) – First time best SHR finisher last 14 races
  • Ryan Blaney best Team Penske finisher on Charlotte Roval (Winner) – First time best Penske finisher last 7 races
  • Worst Playoff finisher last race: Austin Dillon – Finished 39th
  • Best non-Playoff finisher last race: Jamie McMurray – Finished 2nd
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • 2 Winners started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500) & Kyle Busch (Richmond Sept.)
  • 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
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win in last 28 races – Watkins Glen (Chase Elliott)
  • Ford: 15 Wins this season (10 by Stewart-Haas Racing & 5 by Team Penske) – 10 Wins all of last season
  • Toyota: 1 Win last 8 races – Kyle Busch at Richmond
  • 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 29 races this season (Season high) – 3 Wins all of last season
  • 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: 16 Christopher Bell
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 22 Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • Most laps led this season: 612 Justin Allgaier
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 246 Daniel Hemric
  • Most races led this season: 17 Christopher Bell
  • Most poles this season: 5 Cole Custer
  • Christopher Bell: Only Playoff driver to finish top 5 in both Playoff races
  • 4 Playoff drivers finished top 10 in both Playoff races – Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick & Matt Tifft
  • 2 Playoff drivers didn’t finish top 10 in first 2 Playoff races – Justin Allgaier & Ryan Truex
  • Justin Allgaier: 23.5 Playoff race average this season – Worst of Playoff drivers
  • 14 Different winners in 28 races this season
  • Best Playoff finisher last race: Austin Cindric – Finished 3rd
  • Worst Playoff finisher last race: Brandon Jones – Finished 22nd
  • Daniel Hemric: No career wins – 6 Stage wins this season
  • Daniel Hemric won Stages in 4 of last 6 races – Winless
  • 3 Won first career race this season –
  • Spencer Gallagher (Talladega), Ross Chastain (Las Vegas Sept.) & Chase Briscoe (Charlotte Roval)
  • First-time winners 2 of last 3 races – Ross Chastain Las Vegas & Chase Briscoe Charlotte Roval
  • 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
  • 6 Races won by Rookie of the Year contenders this season – 5 by Christopher Bell
  • Justin Allgaier Dash 4 Cash winner at Dover May
  • #42 best Chevrolet finisher last 3 races
  • #18 best Toyota finisher 11 races this season
  • Ford: 8 Wins this season – #22 Team Penske Ford won 6
  • Toyota: 1 Win last 9 races – Richmond
  • 5 Different teams won last 5 races – Penske, JR Motorsports, Ganassi, Gibbs & Stewart-Haas
  • Tyler Reddick only JR Motorsports finisher in top 10 on Charlotte Roval – Finished 9th
  • Matt Tifft best Richard Childress Racing finisher on Charlotte Roval – Finished 6th
  • 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 Winners started rear of field this season & won – Kyle Larson Chicagoland & Christopher Bell Kentucky
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season (Talladega) – Spencer Gallagher passed Tyler Reddick
  • 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
  • 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