NASCAR Kansas Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most wins this season: 2 Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 7 Brad Keselowski
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • Best average finish this season: 6.9 Kyle Larson
  • Most poles this season: 2 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Best average start this season: 6.4 Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 536 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led by winless drivers this season: 521 Kyle Busch (2nd most laps led), 469 Kevin Harvick (3rd most laps led)
  • Most races led this season: 9 Joey Logano – No laps led at Atlanta & Kansas
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Larson (4 Races)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 3 Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson
  • Top 10 every race on 1.5-mile tracks this season (4 Races): Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 379 Kevin Harvick (292 at Atlanta)
  • Martin Truex Jr. 3 Straight races led on 1.5-mile tracks – 303 Laps led
  • Danica Patrick: Failed to finish 5 races this season including 3 of last 4
  • Joey Logano: Failed to finish 3 races this season including last 2
  • Ryan Newman: Failed to finish last 2 races
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Speeding penalties in 4 races this season – Tied for most (Sorenson)
  • Most cautions this season: 15 Kansas
  • 8 Different winners in 11 races this season
  • 3 Different winners from 3 different teams & manufacturers in 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 6 Winners this season were winless after 11 races last season –
  • Kurt Busch, Larson, Logano, Newman, Stenhouse Jr. & Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick winless this season – Winners after 11 races last season
  • Only 2 winners after 11 races last season & this season – Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Wins after 11 races last season – Winless this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. only driver to win all 3 Stages in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race only once – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas
  • 10 Drivers won Stages 1 & 2 this season –
  • 6 Have yet to win a race (Blaney, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Hamlin, Harvick & Kenseth)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 5 wins in Stages 1 & 2 – 2 Race wins (Las Vegas & Kansas May)
  • Non-points race winners this season: Logano (Clash), Elliott (Duel 1) & Hamlin (Duel 2)
  • 2 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega May
  • Ryan Newman ended 127-race winless streak this season (Phoenix March)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended 157-race winless streak this season (Talladega May)
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season: Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. best free-pass finisher at Kansas – Finished 11th
  • Kyle Larson is only driver to finish on lead lap every race this season (14 Straight lead lap finishes dating back to 2016)
  • Kyle Larson running at finish last 36 races – Longest current streak
  • Corey LaJoie best non-Charter finisher 5 of last 7 races
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Matt Kenseth: 2 Top 5 finishes this season (Atlanta & Bristol April) – Pit road speeding penalties both races
  • Kyle Busch winless this season – Led with 10 to go in 2 races (Phoenix March & Talladega May)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 of last 8 races
  • Ryan Blaney passed for final lead change at Kansas – Finished 4th
  • Final lead change with 7 or fewer laps to go 6 of 11 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 3 of 11 races this season – 1 Win last 6 races
  • A Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 4 of last 8 races – Winless
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 4 races after he led most laps – Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April & Talladega May
  • Chevrolet led only 2 laps at Kansas (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 185 laps – Johnson 130, Newman 36, Stenhouse Jr. 14 & Kurt Busch 5
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 5 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Teammates Kyle Larson & Jamie McMurray only Chevrolet drivers in top 10 at Kansas
  • Chip Ganassi Racing best Chevrolet finisher last 3 races
  • Brad Keselowski best Ford finisher last race – First time best Ford finisher in last 5 races
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 4 of last 9 races (2 Wins)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford twice this season – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch) & Bristol April (Clint Bowyer)
  • Ford: 5 Wins in 11 races this season – 8 Wins all of last season
  • Chevrolet: 4 Wins in last 8 races by 3 different teams – Childress, Ganassi & Hendrick
  • Toyota: Only 2 wins this season – Las Vegas & Kansas May (Martin Truex Jr.) – 6 Wins after 11 races last season
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher 2 of last 3 races
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club & Talladega May
  • Youngest winner: Kyle Larson – 24
  • Oldest winner: Jimmie Johnson – 41
  • 8 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • Kyle Larson finished 2nd to 4 different drivers this season – Johnson, Keselowski, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless this season – 6 Wins at this point last season
  • 7 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • Roush Fenway Racing ended 101-race winless streak at Talladega May
  • Richard Childress Racing ended 112-race winless streak at Phoenix March
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 11 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • No Richard Childress Racing finished in top 10 in 6 of 11 races this season
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher in 5 of last 8 races
  • Kasey Kahne best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 4 races this season – Best HMS driver 5 races all of last season
  • No Hendrick Motorsports finisher in top 10 in 2 of last 3 races – Richmond & Kansas
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 3 of last 5 races
  • Top 6 finishers at Kansas all from different teams – Furniture Row, Penske, Stewart-Haas, Wood Brothers, Gibbs & Ganassi