NASCAR ISM Sunday, March 4, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ISM RACEWAY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Phoenix races: 34 Jeff Gordon & Mark Martin
  • Most Phoenix wins: 8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix 2nd-place finishes: 5 Mark Martin
  • Most Phoenix top 3 finishes: 10 Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Phoenix top 5 finishes: 15 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Phoenix top 10 finishes: 24 Jeff Gordon
  • Best Phoenix average finish: 5.2 Alan Kulwicki
  • Most Phoenix laps led: 1484 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track wins: 6 Kevin Harvick (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track 2nd-place finishes: 2 Carl Edwards & Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track top 3 finishes: 8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track top 5 finishes: 10 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 11 Kevin Harvick
  • Best Phoenix reconfigured track average finish: 4.4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix Playoff race wins: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 2 Greg Biffle & Ryan Newman
  • Most Phoenix Playoff race top 3 finishes: 5 Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Phoenix Playoff race top 5 finishes: 8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix Playoff race top 10 finishes: 11 Kevin Harvick
  • Phoenix 3/17: Ryan Newman ended career-longest winless streak (127 Races)
  • Phoenix 11/17: Matt Kenseth only win last season ending 51-race winless streak
  • 24 Different Winners in 43 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Phoenix races
  • 5 Different winners last 5 Phoenix races – Earnhardt Jr., Harvick, Logano, Newman & Kenseth
  • 5 Different teams won last 5 Phoenix races – Hendrick, Stewart-Haas, Penske, Childress & Gibbs
  • 8 Different pole winners last 8 Phoenix races
  • 4 Finished top 10 both Phoenix races last season – Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones & Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 7th or better last 5 Phoenix races – 4 Top 5 finishes
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 6th or better last 9 Phoenix races – 8 Top 5 finishes
  • 8 Different winners in 13 races on reconfigured track – Kevin Harvick only driver to win more than once (6)
  • Earnhardt Jr., Edwards, Harvick, Kenseth & Newman won on previous & reconfigured layouts
  • Kevin Harvick won 6 of last 11 Phoenix races – Won 5 of last 9 races
  • Kevin Harvick won 1 of last 5 Phoenix races – 4 Wins previous 4 races
  • Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix in 2012, ’13, ’14, ’15 & ’16 – Winless in 2017
  • Kevin Harvick only repeat winner last 14 Phoenix races (6 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Kevin Harvick only driver to win 4 straight Phoenix races
  • Ryan Newman won 2nd Phoenix race 14 races after first win (3/17)
  • Matt Kenseth won 2nd Phoenix race 27 races after first win (11/17) – Longest streak between wins
  • Ryan Newman: 2 Phoenix wins – Both first win with each team (Stewart-Haas Racing 4/10 & Richard Childress Racing 3/17)
  • Ryan Newman won both Phoenix races in Overtime – Led only 4 laps including final 2 April 2010 & final 6 March 2017
  • Matt Kenseth: 2 Phoenix wins – 2 Different teams & manufacturers (Roush Fenway Racing Ford & Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)
  • Ryan Newman & Matt Kenseth: Only win last season came at Phoenix
  • 10 of last 18 Phoenix 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 Phoenix
  • Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin & Jimmie Johnson eliminated from Playoff at Phoenix last season
  • Joey Logano won Stage 1 last Phoenix March race – Finished 31st
  • Chase Elliott won Stage 2 last Phoenix March race – Finished 12th
  • Kyle Larson won Stage 1 last Phoenix Playoff race – Finished 40th (Engine)
  • Denny Hamlin won Stage 2 last Phoenix Playoff race – Finished 35th (Crash)
  • Both Stage winners failed to finish last Phoenix Playoff race
  • 10 To go leader failed to win last 3 Phoenix races
  • 8 Phoenix races finished in Overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 6 times
  • 3 of last 4 Phoenix races ended in Overtime
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 1 Win last 13 Phoenix races – 8 Wins previous 12 races with 4 different drivers
  • Jimmie Johnson winless last 16 Phoenix races – Won 4 of previous 5 races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 3 Phoenix races
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 8 times at Phoenix – Led most laps 6 of last 9 races
  • Denny Hamlin led most laps last Phoenix Playoff race (193) – Finished 35th (Crash)
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 Phoenix races – Winless all 3 races
  • 2 Won first career race at Phoenix – Alan Kulwicki 1988 & Bobby Hamilton 1996
  • 2 Rookie of the Year contenders won Phoenix – Tony Stewart 1999 & Kyle Busch 11/05
  • 20 Won first race of the season at Phoenix
  • Kevin Harvick won his first race of the season at Phoenix 4 times
  • Alan Kulwicki & Tony Stewart only drivers to win Phoenix in first try
  • Only 5 Phoenix races won from pole
  • 1 Win from pole last 14 Phoenix races – Kevin Harvick 3/15
  • Worst start position of Phoenix winner: 29th – Ricky Rudd 1995
  • Ryan Newman won Phoenix 3/17 from 22nd starting position
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 169 or after in 4 of last 5 Phoenix races
  • Hottest temperature Phoenix race day: 93 degrees (3/19/17)
  • Chevrolet won 7 of last 9 Phoenix races
  • Ford: 1 Win last 9 Phoenix races
  • 3 Toyota wins at Phoenix – Kahne 11/11, Hamlin 3/12 & Kenseth 11/17
  • Jeff Gordon tied Dale Earnhardt with 76 wins 4/07 & Cale Yarborough with 83 wins 2/11
  • Jeff Gordon won first Phoenix race in 17th try – Most of all drivers
  • 2 Shortened Phoenix races – Rusty Wallace (1998) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (11/15)
  • No rescheduled Phoenix races
  • Most lead changes: 28 (2/11)
  • Most leaders: 15 (3/12)
  • Most cautions: 12 (11/14)
  • Most caution laps: 66 (2003)
  • Closest Phoenix finish: .010 Seconds (3/16) Kevin Harvick over Carl Edwards
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 10 Phoenix wins – Most all-time
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 10 Phoenix races with 6 different drivers
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 7 Phoenix wins
  • Richard Childress Racing: 6 Phoenix wins – 4 Kevin Harvick, 1 Dale Earnhardt & 1 Ryan Newman
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 5 Phoenix wins – 4 Kevin Harvick & 1 Ryan Newman (Most of all tracks)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 3 Phoenix wins – 1999 Tony Stewart, 3/12 Denny Hamlin & 11/17 Matt Kenseth
  • Team Penske: 2 Phoenix wins – 1998 Rusty Wallace & 11/16 Joey Logano

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES PHOENIX STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Phoenix races: 23 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix wins: 10 Kyle Busch
  • Most Phoenix 2nd-place finishes: 6 Kevin Harvick (1 Win)
  • Most Phoenix top 3 finishes: 12 Kyle Busch
  • Most Phoenix top 5 finishes: 17 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix top 10 finishes: 19 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Phoenix laps led: 2001 Kyle Busch (Carl Edwards 2nd with 568)
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track races: 13 Blake Koch & Elliott Sadler
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track wins: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track 2nd-place finishes: 4 Brad Keselowski (1 Win)
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track top 3 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track top 5 finishes: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most Phoenix reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • 17 Different Winners in 32 NASCAR Xfinity Series Phoenix Races
  • Kyle Busch (6) & Joey Logano (2) only drivers to win more than once on reconfigured Phoenix track
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 10 Phoenix races (6 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win 3 straight Phoenix races – Won 3 straight races twice
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive Phoenix races – 3 Different streaks
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 12 Phoenix races – 10 Wins
  • 10 Won first race of the season at Phoenix
  • Phoenix first win of season for Kyle Busch 3 times
  • Only 2 drivers won a Phoenix race & championship in same season – Kevin Harvick (2006) & William Byron (2017)
  • 4 Eligible for championship points won – Hornish Jr. (11/11), Sadler (3/12), Allgaier (3/17) & Byron (11/17)
  • 3 Swept Phoenix NXS & MENCS races same weekend – Burton (2000), Harvick (4/06) & Edwards (11/10)
  • 23 of last 27 Phoenix Xfinity Series winners competed in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race same weekend
  • Both Phoenix NXS winners last season did not compete in MENCS race same weekend – Justin Allgaier & William Byron
  • 10 of 32 won Phoenix from pole – All 10 in last 25 races
  • Worst start position of Phoenix winner: 20th – Greg Biffle 4/05
  • Only 3 of 32 Phoenix races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • Erik Jones passed for final lead change last Phoenix March race – Finished 3rd
  • Ryan Blaney passed for final lead change last Phoenix Nov. race – Finished 2nd
  • Erik Jones won Stage 1 last Phoenix March race – Finished 3rd
  • Ryan Blaney won Stage 2 last Phoenix March race – Finished 2nd
  • Ryan Blaney won both Stages last Phoenix race – Finished 2nd
  • 1 Won first career race at Phoenix – Sam Hornish Jr. 11/11
  • 3 Rookie of the Year candidates won Phoenix – Greg Biffle 2001, Carl Edwards 11/05 & William Byron 11/17
  • 9 Phoenix races finished in Overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 8
  • Brad Keselowski won first Phoenix race in 16th try – Most of all drivers
  • Justin Allgaier won first Phoenix race in 14th try
  • Greg Biffle & Jeff Gordon only drivers to win Phoenix in first try
  • Winner started front row 17 of last 25 Phoenix races – 6 of last 11 won from pole
  • Last 11 Phoenix winners started top 5
  • 2 Straight Chevrolet wins at Phoenix (Both JR Motorsports) – Chevrolet winless previous 9 races
  • Most lead changes: 14 (4/08)
  • Most leaders: 8 (2001)
  • Most cautions: 14 (4/05)
  • Most caution laps: 67 (4/05)