NASCAR Information Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2018 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 3 Kevin Harvick (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr. (5 Straight – Ties career-longest streak)
  • Best average finish this season: 6.2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 433 Kevin Harvick
  • Most races led this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr. (Every race)
  • Most poles this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most top 12 starts this season: 6 Kevin Harvick (Started top 10 every race)
  • Best average start this season: 6.2 Kyle Busch
  • Longest streak between wins:
  • 226 Bill Elliott (2001 Homestead-Miami); 218 Martin Truex Jr. (2013 Sonoma); 190 Clint Bowyer (Martinsville 3/18)
  • Clint Bowyer never won back-to-back races – Best Texas finish: 2nd (4/11)
  • 4 Different winners in 6 races this season – Kevin Harvick only driver to win more than once (3 Wins)
  • Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon & Kevin Harvick winless at this point last season
  • Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson & Ryan Newman had wins at this point last season
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver with a win at this point last season & this season
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 3 Stage wins this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. 19 Stage wins last season (Most) – 2 Stage wins this season
  • 4 Races won Driving for the Cycle –
  • Truex Jr.: 2017 Las Vegas, 2017 Kentucky & 2018 Auto Club (Truex Jr.) & Harvick: Las Vegas 3/18
  • 1 Winner from pole this season: Martin Truex Jr. – Auto Club
  • 1 Winner started rear of field this season – Austin Dillon (Daytona 500)
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 of last 4 races
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • Alex Bowman best Chevrolet finisher at Martinsville – Finished 7th
  • Clint Bowyer won in Chevrolet (5), Ford (1) & Toyota (3)
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher 3 of last 4 races – All 2nd-place finishes
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona 500
  • William Byron best Rookie of the Year candidate 4 of last 5 races
  • Kevin Harvick won 3 of last 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Martin Truex Jr. (5) & Kevin Harvick (3) won last 8 races on 1.5-mile tracks
  • 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.)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 4 of 6 races this season – 3 Wins all of last season (Season-high: 6 – 2011, ’14 & ’16)
  • Alex Bowman best Hendrick Motorsports finisher at Martinsville – Finished 7th
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last 4 races
  • Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher last 2 races – Martinsville winner
  • Ryan Blaney best Team Penske finisher 2 of last 4 races