NASCAR ISM Sunday, March 3, 2019

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ISM RACEWAY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • ”IF YOU EVEN DREAM OF BEATING ME YOU’D BETTER WAKE UP AND APOLOGIZE” MUHAMMAD ALI
  • ON THIS DATE!
  • 3/10/65: Walter Matthau & Art Carney opened in “The Odd Couple” on Broadway
  • 3/10/63: JAYNE MANSFIELD KISSED WINNER JUNIOR JOHNSON AFTER HILLSBORO DIRT TRACK VICTORY
  • 3/10/64: DAVID PEARSON WON ON RICHMOND DIRT ON TUESDAY
  • 3/10/96: DALE EARNHARDT WON ATLANTA (LAST WIN BEFORE 1998 DAYTONA 500 VICTORY)
  • 3/10/02: TONY STEWART WON ATLANTA (FIRST WIN IN CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON)
  • 3/10/13: MATT KENSETH WON LAS VEGAS ON HIS BIRTHDAY
  • Most ISM Raceway wins: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most ISM Raceway Playoff race wins: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most ISM Raceway laps led: 1595 Kevin Harvick
  • 24 Different Winners in 45 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM races
  • 2 Finished top 5 both ISM races last season – Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • 3 Finished top 10 both ISM races last season – Aric Almirola, Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Kevin Harvick finished 6th or better last 11 ISM races – 10 Top 5 finishes
  • All-time longest streak of consecutive ISM top 10 finishes: 12 – Jimmie Johnson
  • Kyle Busch finished 7th or better last 7 ISM races – 4 Top 3 finishes last 5 races
  • Kyle Busch won 2nd ISM race 25 races after first (11/05 20-Years-old & 11/18 33-Years-old)
  • Kyle Busch: 2018 ISM Raceway Playoff race winner – Stage 2 winner & led 117 of final 169 laps
  • 5 Different winners last 5 ISM Raceway races
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 2nd at ISM 3/18 – Stage 1 winner & most laps led (128)
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of last 4 ISM races including both races last season
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 5 ISM races – 1 Win (2018 Playoff race)
  • Only 1 won a Stage & ISM race – Kyle Busch won Stage 2 & race 11/18
  • Kevin Harvick passed Tony Stewart in all-time Stewart-Haas Racing wins at ISM Raceway 3/18
  • Kevin Harvick only repeat winner last 16 ISM races (7 Wins) – 9 Others 1 win each
  • Kevin Harvick: ISM 3/18 winner – 3rd straight win (Atlanta, Las Vegas & ISM)
  • Kevin Harvick won 7 of last 13 ISM races – Won 6 of last 11 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
  • Kevin Harvick hasn’t led most laps last 5 ISM races – led most laps previous 6 races
  • Kevin Harvick won his first race of the season at ISM 4 times
  • Closest ISM finish: .010 Seconds (3/16) Kevin Harvick over Carl Edwards
  • Kevin Harvick:
  • Finished 5th in 2018 ISM Raceway Playoff race – Pole, led first 72 laps, 3 to go Stage 1 flat right front, free pass 2nd caution, 74 to go spun Ragan
  • 10 Pit road speeding penalties by 7 drivers in 2018 ISM Playoff race (New layout) – 3 By 2 drivers in 3/18 race
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 3rd at ISM 3/18 – First top 5 finish last season
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 4th at ISM 3/18 – Pitted too close to wall
  • Kurt Busch: Finished 10th at ISM 3/18 – Stage 2 winner
  • Aric Almirola: 4 ISM top 10 finishes – 3 Straight top 10 finishes
  • Joey Logano: 1 ISM Raceway MENCS win (11/16)
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 1 Win last 15 ISM races (Winless last 6) – 8 Wins previous 12 races with 4 different drivers
  • Jimmie Johnson winless last 18 ISM races – Won 4 of previous 5 races
  • 7 Different pole winners last 7 ISM races
  • Only 5 ISM races won from pole
  • 1 Win from pole last 16 ISM races – Kevin Harvick 3/15
  • Jimmie Johnson (2016) & Joey Logano (2018) only drivers to finish outside top 10 both ISM races & win championship same year
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 4 of last 5 ISM races
  • Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch & Chase Elliott eliminated from Playoffs at ISM last season
  • 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 ended winless streaks of 77-races & 127-races at ISM
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 10 ISM races with 6 different drivers
  • Kevin Harvick only driver to win 4 straight ISM races
  • 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
  • 20 Won first race of the season at ISM
  • 8 ISM races finished in Overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 6 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
  • Chevrolet won 7 of last 11 ISM races
  • Ford: 2 Wins last 5 ISM races
  • 4 Toyota wins at ISM – Kahne 11/11, Hamlin 3/12, Kenseth 11/17 & Kyle Busch 11/18
  • Hottest temperature ISM race day: 93 degrees (3/19/17)
  • Winner took lead for first time lap 144 or later last 4 ISM Raceway races
  • 2 Shortened ISM races – Rusty Wallace (1998) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (11/15)
  • No rescheduled ISM races
  • Jeff Gordon tied Dale Earnhardt with 76 wins 4/07 & Cale Yarborough with 83 wins 2/11
  • MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ISM TEAM WINS
  • Hendrick Motorsports
  • 10
  • 10/94, 11/05, 4/07, 11/07, 4/08, 11/08, 4/09, 11/09, 2/11 & 11/15
  • Roush Fenway Racing
  • 7
  • 10/93, 11/00, 10/01, 11/02, 4/05, 11/10 & 3/13
  • Richard Childress Racing
  • 6
  • 11/90, 4/06, 11/06, 11/12, 11/13 & 3/17
  • Stewart-Haas Racing
  • 6
  • 4/10, 3/14, 11/14, 3/15, 3/16 & 3/18
  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • 4
  • 11/99, 3/12, 11/17 & 11/18
  • Team Penske
  • 2
  • 10/98 & 11/16
  • Chip Ganassi Racing
  • 0

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES ISM RACEWAY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 Different Winners in 34 NASCAR Xfinity Series ISM Races
  • Mark Martin: 11 Rockingham NXS wins – Most wins at a single track (Kyle Busch: 10 ISM wins)
  • Christopher Bell won 2018 ISM Playoff race from 38th starting position – Finished top 10 Stage 1 & 2, 94 laps led (most)
  • Christopher Bell finished 4th or better all 3 ISM races – 2018 Playoff race winner
  • Worst start position of ISM winner: 38th – Christopher Bell 11/18
  • ISM 3/18 started streak of 3 straight wins with 3 different drives in #22 Team Penske Ford – Brad Keselowski (ISM), Joey Logano (Auto Club) & Ryan Blaney (Texas)
  • Justin Allgaier: 7 Top 10 finishes last 8 ISM races – Finished 24th in 2018 Playoff race (Worst Playoff finisher)
  • Tyler Reddick finished top 10 both ISM races last season
  • Cole Custer: 3 Straight ISM Raceway top 10 finishes
  • Michael Annett: 4 Top 10 finishes in 13 ISM races (No laps led) – Finished outside top 15 last 3 races
  • Noah Gragson: Finished 2nd ISM Truck race 11/18 – Started on pole & led 43 laps
  • John Hunter Nemechek: 2 ISM Truck race 2nd-place finishes
  • Chase Briscoe: 1 ISM Truck race – Finished 4th in 2017
  • Justin Haley: Best ISM Truck finish: 7th (2015)
  • Only 4 of 34 ISM races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 3 of last 4 ISM Xfinity Series winners didn’t compete in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race same weekend
  • First ISM win for 3 of last 4 winners
  • Justin Allgaier best NXS regular 3 of last 5 ISM races
  • 4 Rookie of the Year candidates won ISM –
  • Greg Biffle 2001, Carl Edwards 11/05, William Byron 11/17 & Christopher Bell 11/18
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 9 ISM races including 2 of last 3
  • Justin Allgaier led most laps 2 of last 4 ISM races – 1 Win
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 12 ISM races – 10 Wins
  • Kyle Busch led all 200 laps at ISM Raceway 2/11
  • 3 Swept ISM NXS & MENCS races same weekend – Burton (2000), Harvick (4/06) & Edwards (11/10)
  • 10 of 34 won ISM from pole
  • 1 Won first career race at ISM – Sam Hornish Jr. 11/11
  • 11 Won first race of the season at ISM
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 8 ISM races (3 Wins) – 5 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
  • ISM first win of season for Kyle Busch 3 times
  • Only 2 drivers won a ISM race & championship in same season – Kevin Harvick (2006) & William Byron (2017)
  • 9 ISM races finished in Overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 8
  • 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 4 races at ISM (Both JR Motorsports) – Chevrolet winless previous 9 races