NASCAR Information Tuesday, April 17, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch (All top 3 finishes)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 7 Kyle Busch & Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 5.4 Kyle Busch (Best ever start to season)
  • Most laps led this season: 520 Kevin Harvick
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 364 Ryan Blaney (3rd most of all drivers)
  • Most races led this season: 7 Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin
  • Most poles this season: 2 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most front-row starts this season: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 6 starts this season: 5 Ryan Blaney & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best average start this season: 5.8 Kyle Busch
  • 5 Different winners in 8 races this season – Kyle Busch (2) & Kevin Harvick (3) only drivers to win more than once
  • Kevin Harvick winless last 4 races – Won previous 3 races
  • Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson & Ryan Newman had wins at this point last season
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Straight top 3 finishes – Career-longest streak
  • Brad Keselowski: Winless this season – Wins at this point previous 4 seasons (2014-’17)
  • Jimmie Johnson: Winless this season – 2 Wins at this point previous 3 seasons (2015-’17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver with a win at this point last season & this season
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 4 Stage wins this season
  • Brad Keselowski 2nd with 3 Stage wins this season – No races wins
  • Brad Keselowski: 11 Stage wins – Went on to win race only once after winning a Stage (Talladega 10/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 2 Stage wins this season (5 at this point last season)
  • Last to win 3 straight races: Kevin Harvick (2018 Atlanta, Las Vegas March, ISM March & Auto Club)
  • Last time 2 drivers won 3 straight races in a season: 2015 – Kyle Busch & Joey Logano
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Career win streaks (Back-to-back wins) – 2 Wins in a row 4 times & 3 in a row once
  • Kyle Larson led most laps at Bristol (200) – Passed for final lead change
  • Kyle Larson best Chevrolet finisher 4 of last 7 races
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. best Ford finisher at Bristol (4th) – First time best Ford finisher since Daytona 7/17 win
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher 5 of last 6 races – All top 2 finishes
  • Hendrick best Chevrolet only twice this season
  • Roush best Ford only once this season
  • Furniture Row best Toyota only once this season – Joe Gibbs Racing best Toyota 7 of 8 races
  • Chevrolet: Only 1 win this season – Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon)
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best finishing Rookie of the Year candidate last 2 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing #18 won Bristol NXS & MENCS races
  • 2 Different winners in 2 races on short tracks this season – Clint Bowyer & Kyle Busch
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins in last 5 short track races – 3 Straight top 2 finishes
  • Kyle Busch: Only repeat winner last 8 short track races – 3 Wins (5 Others 1 win each)
  • Kyle Busch won races with the 2nd & 3rd closest margins-of-victory this season – Texas April & Bristol April
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 4 of 8 races this season – 3 Wins all of last season (Season-high: 6 – 2011, ’14 & ’16)
  • All 16 Adam Stevens wins with Kyle Busch
  • 7 of last 9 Joe Gibbs Racing wins by Kyle Busch
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher at Bristol (3rd) – 3rd time best HMS finisher last 6 races
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 6 races
  • Aric Almirola best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher at Bristol (6th) – First time best SHR finisher since Daytona 500
  • Joey Logano best Team Penske finisher at Bristol (9th) – First time best TPR finisher since Daytona 500
  • Last 6 Joe Gibbs Racing wins: Kyle Busch 5 & Matt Kenseth 1 (Denny Hamlin 0)
  • Kyle Busch: Only Joe Gibbs Racing finisher in top 10 at Bristol
  • 4 Races won Driving for the Cycle –
  • 2017 Las Vegas, 2017 Kentucky & 2018 Auto Club (Truex Jr.) & Las Vegas 3/18 (Harvick)
  • 2 Winners from pole this season: Martin Truex Jr. – Auto Club & Kyle Busch Bristol April
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona 500
  • Youngest winner: Austin Dillon – 27
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .260 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon over Darrell Wallace Jr.)

    2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Justin Allgaier (Winless) – Finished 2nd in 4 races since last win
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 4 Justin Allgaier
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 5 Elliott Sadler
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 7 Elliott Sadler (Every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 203 Kyle Larson
  • Most laps led by non-winner this season: 137 Justin Allgaier
  • Most races led this season: 6 Christopher Bell (6 Straight)
  • Most lead lap finishes this season: 6 Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • Most poles this season: 3 Christopher Bell
  • 7 Different winners in 7 races this season
  • 12 Different winners in last 12 races (All-time record 13 different winners in 13 races – 1988 & ’17)
  • 5 Different pole winners in 7 races this season – Christopher Bell only driver to win more than 1 pole (3)
  • Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell & Brandon Jones NXS regulars that have Stage wins this season, but winless in races
  • Brad Keselowski & Tyler Reddick have wins this season, but winless in Stages
  • 1 Win from pole this season – Ryan Blaney at Texas April
  • All winners started 9th or better this season – 4 From front-row
  • Christopher Bell won 3 of last 6 poles
  • Pole finished 3rd or better 4 of 7 races this season
  • Brandon Jones led most laps at Bristol (106) – Passed for final lead change with 10 to go
  • Justin Allgaier best Chevrolet finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Cole Custer best Ford finisher at Bristol (8th) – First time best Ford finisher this season
  • #18 Best Toyota finisher 4 of 7 races this season – Christopher Bell best in other 3 races
  • Toyota won Bristol – First Toyota win since Erik Jones won Texas 11/17
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona Feb. (Winner Tyler Reddick)
  • *Daytona 2/17/18 – 5 Overtimes
  • 1 Rookie of the Year contender win this season – Tyler Reddick (Daytona Feb.)
  • Tyler Reddick best Rookie of the Year contender 2 of last 3 races
  • Ryan Preece only repeat winner last 7 short track races (2 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • *None of the 6 winners entered at Richmond
  • Ryan Preece won his last 2 short track races – 1 in #20 JGR & 1 in #18 JGR
  • Youngest winner: Tyler Reddick – 22
  • Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 42
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher 4 of last 5 races
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher 5 of last 6 races
  • Daytona 2/17/18 – Closest margin-of-victory ever .0004
  • 14 Failed to finish in each of last 2 races