2019 NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Most wins: 7 Martin Truex Jr.

Most 2nd-place finishes: 5 Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr.

Most top 3 finishes: 15 Kyle Busch

Most top 5 finishes: 19 Denny Hamlin

Most top 10 finishes: 27 Kyle Busch

Best average finish: 8.9 Kyle Busch

Most laps led: 1582 Kyle Busch

Most races led: 25 Kyle Busch

Most poles: 6 Kevin Harvick

Most front row starts: 11 Kevin Harvick

Best average start: 8.5 Kevin Harvick

Most Playoff race wins: 3 Martin Truex Jr.

Most Playoff race top 5 finishes: 6 Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick

Most Playoff race top 10 finishes: 9 Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.

Best Playoff race average finish: 5.8 Martin Truex Jr.

Most Playoff laps led: 757 Martin Truex Jr.

1-Kurt Busch: 2019 Kentucky winner by .076 seconds over Kyle Busch – 2nd closest finish in 2019

2-Brad Keselowski: 3 Wins first 12 races in 2019 – Winless final 24 races

4-Kevin Harvick: 4 Wins in 2019 – Winless first 19 races

4-Kevin Harvick: 4 Wins in 2019 – 2 Wins from pole (3 Wins from front-row)

4-Kevin Harvick: 6 Stage wins in 2019 – 5 Stage wins on 1.5-mile tracks

4-Kevin Harvick led most laps 6 races in 2019 – 2 Wins (Indianapolis & Texas Nov.)

4-Kevin Harvick best Ford finisher 10 of last 17 races – Only once in first 19 races in 2019

4-Kevin Harvick: Only 1 win on a 1.5-mile track in 2019 (Texas Nov.) – 4 Wins in 2018 (Led all drivers)

4-Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 8 of 10 Playoff races in 2019

9-Chase Elliott raced into Round of 8 at Kansas – 10th (-22) pre-race & 8th (+3) post-race

9-Chase Elliott eliminated Round of 8 last 3 seasons

9-Chase Elliott: 6 Career wins – Never won consecutive races

11-Denny Hamlin: 6 Wins in 2019 (2nd most in a season) – Most since 2010 (8 Wins)

11-Denny Hamlin: 6 Wins in 2019 (Ended 47-race winless streak with 2019 Daytona 500 win) – Winless in 2018

11-Denny Hamlin won cut-off races at Kansas & Phoenix in 2019

11-Denny Hamlin raced into Championship 4 at Phoenix – 5th (-20) pre-race & won

11-Denny Hamlin: 6 Stage wins in 2019 – 3 Stage wins in Playoff races

11-Denny Hamlin: Led most laps 3 of last 7 races – Only races led most laps in 2019

11-Denny Hamlin: 549 Playoff race laps led in 2019 – 373 Regular season laps led

11-Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing & Toyota finisher 3 of last 6 races

12-Ryan Blaney: Only 1 win in 5 races after leading most laps – Talladega Oct.

14-Clint Bowyer raced into Round of 12 on Charlotte Roval – 14th (-4) pre-race & 9th (+17) post-race

18-Kyle Busch: 12 Stage wins in 2019 (Most) – 2 Stage wins in Playoffs (Richmond & Homestead-Miami)

18-Kyle Busch: 5 Wins in 2019 – 4 Wins first 14 races & 1 win final 22 races

18-Kyle Busch: 6 Win streaks – 1 in 2008 & 5 since 2015 (After return from injury)

18-Kyle Busch led most laps 9 races in 2019 – Failed to win 5

18-Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times in 2019 – 3 Times in Playoff races

18-Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing & Toyota finisher once in last 17 races – Homestead-Miami winner

18-Kyle Busch: Only 1 win on a 1.5-mile track in 2019 (Homestead-Miami) – 3 Wins last season (2nd to Kevin Harvick)

18-Kyle Busch: 6 Wins in last 15 short track races

19-Martin Truex Jr.: 7 Wins in 2019 (Most) – 3 Playoff race wins (Most)

19-Martin Truex Jr.: 9 Stage wins in 2019 – 6 Stage wins in Playoff races

19-Martin Truex Jr.: 26 Career wins – Won back-to-back races once (Las Vegas Sept. & Richmond Sept.)

19-Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 4 races in 2019 – 464 Laps led in Martinsville Playoff race

19-Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 6 of 10 Playoff races in 2019

19-Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Wins last 4 short track races – Richmond April, Richmond Sept. & Martinsville Oct.

19-Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 7 short track races (3 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each

19-Martin Truex Jr. won races with the largest margin-of-victory in 2017, ’18 & ‘19

19-Martin Truex Jr. best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 6 of 10 Playoff races in 2019

20-Erik Jones best non-Playoff finisher last 2 races – Finished 7th at Phoenix & 3rd at Homestead-Miami

22-Joey Logano: 2 Wins first 15 races in 2019 – Winless final 21 races

22-Joey Logano passed for final lead change 6 races in 2019

24-William Byron: 5 Career poles (All in 2019) – Winless from pole

42-Kyle Larson: 6 Career wins – Never won consecutive races

88-Alex Bowman raced into Round of 12 on Charlotte Roval – 13th (-2) pre-race & 12th (+5) post-race

13 Different winners in 36 races in 2019 – 7 Won multiple races

Most wins in 2019 (All Championship 4 drivers): Martin Truex Jr. 7, Denny Hamlin 6, Kyle Busch 5 & Kevin Harvick 4

7 Different winners in 10 Playoff races in 2019 – Truex Jr. 3, Hamlin 2, Blaney 1, Kyle Busch 1, Elliott 1, Harvick 1 & Larson 1

8 Different winners in 11 races on 1.5-mile tracks in 2019 – Hamlin, Keselowski & Truex Jr.: 2 Wins each

6 Different winners last 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks – Bowman, Kurt Busch, Truex Jr., Hamlin, Harvick & Kyle Busch

4 Different winners in 6 races on short tracks in 2019 – Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Wins (Only driver to win more than once)

Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. finished 1-2 nine times in career – Kyle Busch (5) & Martin Truex Jr. (4)

Joe Gibbs Racing swept top 3 finishing positions 4 times in 2019:

Daytona 500, Pocono July, Richmond Sept. & Homestead-Miami

Joe Gibbs Racing won 2019 Daytona 500 (Hamlin), 2019 Coca-Cola 600 (Truex Jr.) & 2019 Southern 500 (Jones)

Drivers swept Stage 1, Stage 2 & race 4 times in 2019 –

Kyle Busch (Auto Club), Brad Keselowski (Martinsville March), Chase Elliott (Watkins Glen) & Martin Truex Jr. (Martinsville Oct.)

Last non-Playoff driver to win Playoff race: Matt Kenseth – 2017 Phoenix

2019 Championship 4 drivers won last 5 races:

Hamlin (Kansas & Phoenix), Truex Jr. (Martinsville), Harvick (Texas), Kyle Busch (Homestead-Miami)

Joe Gibbs Racing won 6 of 10 Playoff races in 2019

4 Won first 2 Playoff races – Greg Biffle (2008), Tony Stewart (2011), Matt Kenseth (2013) & Martin Truex Jr. (2019)

13 Races won by driver winning Stage 1, Stage 2 & race –

Martin Truex Jr. 5, Kevin Harvick 4, Kyle Busch 2, Chase Elliott 1 & Brad Keselowski 1

4 Races won by 3 drivers winning Stage 1, Stage 2 & race after starting on pole –

Martin Truex Jr. (2018 Auto Club & 2018 Kentucky), Kyle Busch (Charlotte 5/18) & Chase Elliott (2019 Watkins Glen)

Kyle Busch (Phoenix March & Auto Club) & Martin Truex Jr. (Las Vegas Sept. & Richmond Sept.) only drivers to win consecutive races in 2019

2 Won first career race in 2019 – Alex Bowman (Chicagoland) & Justin Haley (Daytona July)

Longest winless streaks ended in 2019:

Alex Bowman (133 Races), Kyle Larson (75 Races), Denny Hamlin (47 Races) & Erik Jones (42 Races)

3 Won in 2018, but were winless in 2019: Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer & Austin Dillon

All-time longest streak without winner from pole 31 races (7/22/18 New Hampshire to 6/2/19 Pocono)

4 Toyota pole wins in 2019 – 19 Toyota wins in 2019

Hendrick Motorsports: 10 Poles in 2019 – 4 Wins

Hendrick Motorsports: 4 Wins in 2019 – 3 Wins all of 2018

6 of last 7 Hendrick Motorsports wins by Chase Elliott

6 Overtime races in 2019 – Denny Hamlin won 3 Overtime races in 2019

Daniel Hemric best Rookie finisher final 4 races in 2019 – 2019 Rookie of the Year

Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Chris Buescher – Pocono 8/16

Joe Gibbs Racing won 5 of 6 short track races in 2019 (Last 5 short track races)

Joe Gibbs Racing (6) & Team Penske (2) won last 8 short track races

2 Different winners in 3 road course races in 2019 – Chase Elliott 2 & Martin Truex Jr. 1

Youngest winner: Justin Haley – 20

Oldest winner: Kevin Harvick – 43

26 of 36 races in 2019 won by drivers 33-years-old & older (72%)

Martin Truex Jr. & Kyle Busch finished 1-2 in 4 races in 2019 (Each won twice)

Closest margin-of-victory in 2019: .007 Seconds – Talladega Oct. (Ryan Blaney over Ryan Newman)

Largest margin-of-victory in 2019: 9.501 Seconds – Dover May (Martin Truex Jr. over Alex Bowman)

Kurt Busch & Kyle Busch finished 1-2 at Bristol April (Kyle/Kurt) & Kentucky (Kurt/Kyle) – 3 1-2 finishes (2015 Sonoma)

Team Penske won 3 of first 6 races in 2019 – 3 Wins last 30 races (1 Win last 21 races)

Brad Keselowski-Paul Wolfe: 29 Wins together

Kyle Busch-Adam Stevens: 27 Cup wins together (19 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins together)

Denny Hamlin-Chris Gabehart: 6 Cup wins together (All in 2019)

Kevin Harvick-Rodney Childers: 26 Cup wins together

Martin Truex Jr.-Cole Pearn: 24 Cup wins together

Joey Logano-Todd Gordon: 21 Cup wins together

Joe Gibbs Racing won 6 of 10 Playoff races in 2019 – Martin Truex Jr. 3, Denny Hamlin 2 & Kyle Busch 1

4 Winners after receiving pit road speeding penalty in 2019

Kyle Busch (Auto Club), Denny Hamlin (Texas March), Chase Elliott (Talladega April) & Ryan Blaney (Talladega Oct.)

Brad Keselowski won Atlanta, Justin Haley won Daytona July & Denny Hamlin won Bristol Aug. after receiving free pass

Martin Truex Jr. won Dover May & Justin Haley won Daytona July from rear of field

7 Drivers won poles in 2019, but were winless – Almirola, Bowyer, Byron, A. Dillon, Hemric, Johnson & Suarez

Most races receiving speeding penalties in 2019: 8 Corey LaJoie, Michael McDowell & Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Most races receiving free-pass in 2019: 9 David Ragan & Matt Tifft

Most lead changes in 2019: 47 Talladega Oct.

Most leaders in 2019: 15 Talladega April

Fewest cautions in 2019: 2 Las Vegas March & Sonoma

Most cautions in 2019: 16 Charlotte May

Fewest caution laps in 2019: 6 Sonoma

Most caution laps in 2019: 80 Charlotte May

Most lead lap finishers in 2019: 33 Charlotte Roval

Fewest lead lap finishers in 2019: 7 Bristol Aug.

Richmond Sept.: Longest green run from start – 101 laps

Dover Oct.: Longest green flag run – 152 laps

Dover Oct.: Longest green flag run to finish – 152 laps

Martinsville Oct.: Most laps led to end of race – 241 Martin Truex Jr.

Bristol April, Bristol Aug., Dover Oct. & Talladega Oct.: Most speeding penalties – 12

Dover Oct.: Most drivers receiving speeding penalties – 10

Martinsville Oct.: Most laps led in a race – 454 Martin Truex Jr.

Charlotte May: Longest race time – 4:50:09

Watkins Glen: Shortest race time – 2:14:17

Daytona 500: Fastest pole – 194.305mph William Byron

2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Most wins: 8 Christopher Bell

Most 2nd-place finishes: 6 Tyler Reddick

Most top 3 finishes: 17 Christopher Bell & Tyler Reddick

Most top 5 finishes: 24 Tyler Reddick

Most top 10 finishes: 27 Tyler Reddick

Best average finish of drivers competing in every race: 6.3 Tyler Reddick

Most laps led: 2005 Christopher Bell (1083 More laps led than 2nd-most Cole Custer)

Most races led: 28 Christopher Bell

Most poles: 6 Christopher Bell & Cole Custer

Most front row starts: 13 Christopher Bell

Most Playoff race wins: 2 Christopher Bell

Most Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 2 Cole Custer & Tyler Reddick

Most Playoff race top 3 finishes: 4 Austin Cindric, Cole Custer & Tyler Reddick

Most Playoff race top 5 finishes: 5 Justin Allgaier

Most Playoff race top 10 finishes: 6

Justin Allgaier, Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Cole Custer & John Hunter Nemechek

11 Different winners in 33 races

2019 Wins: Christopher Bell 8 (1st), Cole Custer 7 (2nd), Tyler Reddick 6 (3rd) & Justin Allgaier 1

2019 Championship 4 finished 1-2-3-4 twice – Dover May & New Hampshire (Bell won both races)

6 Winners in 7 Playoff races – Christopher Bell only driver to win more than once (2 Wins)

5 Different winners in 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks

Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 14 short track races (6 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each

3 Different winners in 4 road course races – Austin Cindric 2, AJ Allmendinger 1 & Christopher Bell 1

Christopher Bell only repeat winner last 7 races (2 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each

Justin Allgaier: 11 Career wins – 1 Win in 28 Playoff races (2019 Phoenix)

Christopher Bell: 6 Playoff race wins – Most all-time

Cole Custer: 3 Playoff race wins – 2nd all-time

Best non-Playoff finisher 2019 Homestead-Miami: Chase Briscoe – Finished 3rd

Worst Playoff finisher 2019 Homestead-Miami: Justin Allgaier – Finished 14th

Justin Haley, Brandon Jones, John Hunter Nemechek & Ryan Sieg eliminated Round of 12 in 2019

Michael Annett, Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric & Noah Gragson eliminated Round of 8 in 2019

Christopher Bell: 29 Stage wins (Most all-time) – 22 Stage wins in 2019 (Most)

Justin Allgaier: 7 Stage wins in 2019 – 1 Win (Phoenix Raceway Nov.)

Christopher Bell won Stage 1, 2 & race 4 times in 2019 – Atlanta, Iowa June, Richmond Sept. & Texas Nov.

Tyler Reddick only Championship 4 driver without a Stage win in Playoff races in 2019

2019 Dash 4 Cash winners: Christopher Bell (Bristol & Dover), Cole Custer (Richmond) & Tyler Reddick (Talladega)

Tyler Reddick only driver to participate all Dash 4 Cash races in 2019 – Talladega winner

1 Weekend sweep in 2019 – Kyle Busch Phoenix March

Justin Allgaier never won back-to-back races

Christopher Bell won back-to-back races once (3 Straight wins) – 2018 Kentucky, 2018 New Hampshire & Iowa 7/18

Cole Custer never won back-to-back races

Tyler Reddick never won back-to-back races

Only drivers to win back-to-back races in 2019:

Kyle Busch (Las Vegas March & Phoenix March) & Austin Cindric (Watkins Glen & Mid-Ohio)

Last to win 3 straight races: Christopher Bell – 2018 Kentucky, New Hampshire & Iowa

Michael Annett won for first time in 230th career race (Daytona Feb.) – 2nd to Jeremy Clements who won in 256th career race

3 Won first career race in 2019 – Michael Annett (Daytona Feb.), Austin Cindric (Watkins Glen) & Brandon Jones (Kansas)

24 of 33 races in 2019 won by drivers starting from first 2 rows – Only 4 from pole

Only 2 races won by drivers starting outside top 10 in 2019 (Bristol Aug. & Road America)

Justin Allgaier: 6 Career poles – Winless from pole

Christopher Bell: 12 Career poles including 6 in 2019 – Only 1 win from pole (Richmond 9/18)

Cole Custer: 12 Career poles including 6 in 2019 – Only 1 win from pole (Pocono June)

Tyler Reddick: 7 Career poles including 5 in 2019 – Only 1 win from pole (2019 Homestead-Miami)

Justin Allgaier passed for final lead change 2 races in 2019 – Dover May by Bell & Bristol Aug. by Reddick

Christopher Bell passed for final lead change 6 races in 2019

Christopher Bell led most laps 3 of 7 Playoff races in 2019

Cole Custer passed for final lead change 6 races in 2019 – 3 Times by Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick passed for final lead change 4 races in 2019 – All 4 with 8 or fewer laps to go

1 Race settled by last lap pass in 2019 (Pocono) – Cole Custer passed Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick passed for lead on final lap 3 times – Twice by Cole Custer (Texas 11/18 & 2019 Pocono)

Justin Allgaier best Chevrolet finisher 10 races in 2019 including 3 Playoff races

Christopher Bell best Toyota finisher 19 races in 2019 including 4 Playoff races

Cole Custer best Ford finisher 17 races in 2019 including 3 Playoff races

Tyler Reddick best Chevrolet finisher 14 races in 2019 including 2 Playoff races

2 Overtime races in 2019 – Las Vegas March & Pocono

1 Race won by a Rookie of the Year contender in 2019 – Chase Briscoe at Iowa July

Joe Gibbs Racing won 5 of 10 races on 1.5-mile tracks in 2019 with 3 different drivers

Championship 4 drivers 1.5-mile track wins in 2019: Reddick 3, Bell 2, Custer 2 & Allgaier 0

Youngest winner: Austin Cindric – 20

Oldest winner: AJ Allmendinger – 37

25 of 33 races in 2019 won by drivers 20-24 years-old

5 Disqualified in 2019 – AJ Allmendinger twice (Daytona July & Watkins Glen)

Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher 5 of 7 Playoff races in 2019

Christopher Bell best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 5 of 7 Playoff races in 2019

Closest margin-of-victory in 2019: .109 Seconds – Daytona July (Ross Chastain over Justin Haley)

Largest margin-of-victory in 2019: 5.561 Seconds – Texas Nov. (Christopher Bell over Ross Chastain)

Christopher Bell & Cole Custer finished 1-2 five times (4 in 2019) – Christopher Bell won 4

Christopher Bell, Cole Custer & Tyler Reddick finished 1, 2, 3 in 2 races in 2019 – Bristol April & Kentucky