NASCAR ISM Raceway Sunday, November 4, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ISM RACEWAY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

ON THIS DATE!

  • 11/11/07 ISM RACEWAY JIMMIE JOHNSON WON 4TH STRAIGHT RACE
  • 11/11/01 BILL ELLIOTT WON MIAMI
  • 11/9/03: Bill Elliott won for the final time in his career – Rockingham
  • Most ISM Raceway races: 34 Jeff Gordon & Mark Martin
  • Most ISM Raceway wins: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most ISM Raceway 2nd-place finishes: 5 Mark Martin
  • Most ISM Raceway top 3 finishes: 11 Kevin Harvick
  • Most ISM Raceway top 5 finishes: 15 Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most ISM Raceway top 10 finishes: 24 Jeff Gordon
  • Best ISM Raceway average finish: 5.2 Alan Kulwicki
  • Most ISM Raceway laps led: 1522 Kevin Harvick
  • Most ISM Raceway Playoff race wins: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most ISM Raceway Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 2 Greg Biffle & Ryan Newman
  • Most ISM Raceway Playoff race top 3 finishes: 5 Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most ISM Raceway Playoff race top 5 finishes: 8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most ISM Raceway Playoff race top 10 finishes: 11 Kevin Harvick
  • 7 of 8 Playoff drivers finished top 10 at ISM Raceway in March – Joey Logano finished 19th
  • Aric Almirola: 3 ISM Raceway top 10 finishes – 2 Straight top 10 finishes
  • Clint Bowyer: Only 2 top 10 finishes in 12 ISM Raceway Playoff races – Average finish: 20th
  • Kurt Busch: Best ISM Raceway Playoff race finish: 2nd (2008) – 10 Top 10 finishes in 13 Playoff races
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 7th or better last 6 ISM Raceway races – 4th or better 5 times
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 2nd in 2017 ISM Raceway Playoff race – Eliminated from Playoffs (42 To go contact with Denny Hamlin)
  • Passed for final lead change by Matt Kenseth with 10 laps to go
  • Kevin Harvick: 9 ISM Raceway wins (4 ISM Raceway Playoff race wins) – Most all time & most of all tracks
  • Joey Logano: 2016 ISM Raceway Playoff race winner – Advanced to Championship 4 (3rd in Standings +1 into race)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Top 5 finishes in 25 ISM Raceway races – 2 Straight top 5 finishes
  • 24 Different Winners in 44 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM races
  • 8 Different winners in 14 races on reconfigured track – Kevin Harvick only driver to win more than once (7)
  • Earnhardt Jr., Edwards, Harvick, Kenseth & Newman won on previous & reconfigured layouts
  • 8 Different winners 14 ISM Playoff races
  • Kevin Harvick (4), Jimmie Johnson (3) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2) only drivers to win more than one ISM Playoff race
  • Kevin Harvick only repeat winner last 15 ISM races (7 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • First win of season for 4 of last 8 ISM Playoff race winners
  • 9 Different pole winners last 9 ISM races
  • Only 5 ISM races won from pole
  • 1 Win from pole last 15 ISM races – Kevin Harvick 3/15
  • Kevin Harvick: ISM March winner – 3rd straight win (Atlanta, Las Vegas & ISM)
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 2nd at ISM in March – Stage 1 winner & most laps led (128)
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 3rd at ISM in March – First top 5 finish this season
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 4th at ISM in March – Pitted too close to wall
  • Kurt Busch: Finished 10th at ISM in March – Stage 2 winner
  • Kevin Harvick won 7 of last 12 ISM races – Won 6 of last 10 races
  • Kevin Harvick won at ISM in 2012, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16 & ‘18 – Winless in 2017
  • Kevin Harvick: Last win with Childress – ISM 11/10/13 / First win with Stewart-Haas ISM 3/2/14
  • Ryan Newman won 2nd ISM race 14 races after first win (3/17)
  • Ryan Newman: 2 ISM wins – Both first win with each team (Stewart-Haas Racing 4/10 & Richard Childress Racing 3/17)
  • Ryan Newman won both ISM races in Overtime – Led only 4 laps including final 2 April 2010 & final 6 March 2017
  • Ryan Newman & Matt Kenseth: Only win last season came at ISM
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 1 Win last 14 ISM races (Winless last 5) – 8 Wins previous 12 races with 4 different drivers
  • Jimmie Johnson winless last 17 ISM races – Won 4 of previous 5 races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 169 or after in 5 of last 6 ISM races
  • Jeff Gordon tied Dale Earnhardt with 76 wins 4/07 & Cale Yarborough with 83 wins 2/11
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 10 ISM races with 6 different drivers
  • Jeff Gordon won first ISM race in 17th try – Most of all drivers
  • Alan Kulwicki & Tony Stewart only drivers to win ISM in first try
  • Worst start position of ISM winner: 29th – Ricky Rudd 1995
  • Ryan Newman won ISM 3/17 from 22nd starting position
  • Kevin Harvick only driver to win 4 straight ISM races
  • Kevin Harvick 1 of 4 to win 4 straight races at one superspeedway – ISM 11/13, 3/14, 11/14 & 3/15
  • Jimmie Johnson (2008) & Kevin Harvick (2014) only drivers to win both ISM races & win championship in same year
  • Kyle Busch only driver to miss a ISM race & win championship in same year (2015)
  • Jimmie Johnson only driver to finish outside top 10 both ISM races & win championship same year (2016)
  • Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion swept both ISM races once – Jimmie Johnson 2008
  • Jimmie Johnson only driver to finish outside top 10 in ISM Playoff race & win championship in same year (2016)
  • Champion finished top 10 in 13 of 14 ISM Playoff race – 6th or better 12 of last 13 races
  • ISM Playoff race winner went on to win championship 4 times
  • Non-Playoff driver won 2 of last 3 ISM Playoff races – Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2015 & Matt Kenseth 2017
  • Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin & Jimmie Johnson eliminated from Playoffs at ISM last season
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 3 of last 4 ISM races
  • 8 ISM races finished in Overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 6 times
  • 3 of last 5 ISM races ended in Overtime
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 4 ISM races
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 8 times at ISM – Led most laps 6 of last 10 races
  • Denny Hamlin led most laps last ISM Playoff race (193) – Finished 35th (Crash)
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 4 ISM races – Winless all 4 races
  • 20 Won first race of the season at ISM
  • Kevin Harvick won his first race of the season at ISM 4 times
  • 2 Won first career race at ISM – Alan Kulwicki 1988 & Bobby Hamilton 1996
  • 2 Rookie of the Year contenders won ISM – Tony Stewart 1999 & Kyle Busch 11/05
  • 10 of last 19 ISM winners ended winless streaks of 22 races or longer – 9 Ended streaks of 44 races or longer
  • Ryan Newman ended winless streaks of 77-races & 127-races at ISM
  • Kyle Larson won Stage 1 last ISM Playoff race – Finished 40th (Engine)
  • Denny Hamlin won Stage 2 last ISM Playoff race – Finished 35th (Crash)
  • Both Stage winners failed to finish last ISM Playoff race
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 1 last ISM March race – Finished 2nd
  • Kurt Busch won Stage 2 last ISM March race – Finished 10th
  • Chevrolet won 7 of last 10 ISM races
  • Ford: 2 Wins last 4 ISM races
  • 3 Toyota wins at ISM – Kahne 11/11, Hamlin 3/12 & Kenseth 11/17
  • 2 Shortened ISM races – Rusty Wallace (1998) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (11/15)
  • No rescheduled ISM races
  • Hottest temperature ISM race day: 93 degrees (3/19/17)
  • Most lead changes: 28 (2/11)
  • Most leaders: 15 (3/12)
  • Most cautions: 12 (11/14)
  • Most caution laps: 66 (2003)
  • Closest ISM finish: .010 Seconds (3/16) Kevin Harvick over Carl Edwards
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES ISM RACEWAY STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • 17 Different Winners in 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series ISM Races
  • 3 Swept ISM NXS & MENCS races same weekend – Burton (2000), Harvick (4/06) & Edwards (11/10)
  • 24 of last 28 ISM Xfinity Series winners competed in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race same weekend
  • Both ISM NXS winners last season did not compete in MENCS race same weekend – Justin Allgaier & William Byron
  • Mark Martin: 11 Rockingham NXS wins – Most wins at a single track (Kyle Busch: 10 ISM Raceway wins)
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 7 ISM races (3 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win 3 straight ISM races – Won 3 straight races twice
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive ISM races – 3 Different streaks
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 12 ISM races – 10 Wins
  • Kyle Busch ISM March Stage 2 winner – Finished 3rd
  • Justin Allgaier led most laps 2 of last 3 ISM races – 1 Win
  • Justin Allgaier best NXS regular 3 of 4 ISM races
  • Justin Allgaier ISM March Stage 1 winner & led most laps – Finished 2nd
  • 3 Rookie of the Year candidates won ISM – Greg Biffle 2001, Carl Edwards 11/05 & William Byron 11/17
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 9 ISM races including last 2
  • 9 ISM races finished in Overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 8
  • Only 2 drivers won a ISM race & championship in same season – Kevin Harvick (2006) & William Byron (2017)
  • 10 of 33 won ISM from pole
  • Last 12 ISM winners started top 5
  • Worst start position of ISM winner: 20th – Greg Biffle 4/05
  • Only 3 of 33 ISM races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 1 Won first career race at ISM – Sam Hornish Jr. 11/11
  • Brad Keselowski won first ISM race in 16th try – Most of all drivers
  • Justin Allgaier won first ISM race in 14th try
  • Greg Biffle & Jeff Gordon only drivers to win ISM in first try
  • Chevrolet won 2 of last 3 races at ISM (Both JR Motorsports) – Chevrolet winless previous 9 races