NASCAR Kansas Sunday, May 21, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHARLOTTE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 races: 31 Bill Elliott (Winless) & Richard Petty (2 Wins)

     

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 wins: 5 Darrell Waltrip (Jimmie Johnson 2nd all-time with 4)

     

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 2nd-place finishes: 5 Richard Petty

     

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 top 3 finishes: 10 Bobby Allison

     

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 top 5 finishes: 12 Richard Petty

     

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 top 10 finishes: 15 David Pearson, Ricky Rudd & Darrell Waltrip

     

  • Most Charlotte races: 64 Richard Petty

     

  • Most Charlotte wins: 8 Jimmie Johnson

     

  • Most Charlotte top 5 finishes: 23 Bobby Allison & Richard Petty

     

  • Most Charlotte top 10 finishes: 31 Richard Petty

     

  • Most Charlotte Playoff race wins: 4 Jimmie Johnson (Only driver to win more than once)

     

  • Most Charlotte Playoff race top 3 finishes: 7 Jimmie Johnson

     

  • Most Charlotte Playoff race top 5 finishes: 8 Jimmie Johnson

     

  • Most Charlotte Playoff race top 10 finishes: 10 Kyle Busch
  • Best Charlotte Playoff race average finish: 9.7 Jimmie Johnson

     

  • 49 Different winners in 116 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Charlotte Motor Speedway races

     

  • 32 Different winners in 57 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 races

     

  • 5/28/00 Coca-Cola 600 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. first career pole & Matt Kenseth first career win

     

  • First win of season for last 3 Coca-Cola 600 winners – Jimmie Johnson (2014), Carl Edwards (2015) & Martin Truex Jr. (2016)

     

  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Winless in 11 points races this season – 3 non-points event wins

     

  • Daytona Duel Race 2 winner (Hamlin), Open Stage 3 winner (Suarez) & All-Star Race winner (Kyle Busch)

     

  • Jimmie Johnson ended career-longest 24-race winless streak at Charlotte 10/16 – 5 Wins in 18 races since

     

  • Jimmie Johnson won 3 straight Coca-Cola 600s (2003-’05) – Took 9 races to win 4th

     

  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 7 Charlotte races (2 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each

     

  • Jimmie Johnson tied record for consecutive superspeedway wins at 1 track with 4 (5/04, 10/04, 5/05 & 10/05)

     

  • Jimmie Johnson is a 7-time champion & a 4-time Coca-Cola 600 winner, but never won 600 & championship in same year

     

  • Jimmie Johnson: Only driver to finish top 5 both Charlotte races last season – Finished 3rd & 1st

     

  • Kevin Harvick: 0 for 11 this season – At least 1 win at this point previous 4 seasons (3 Wins last 12 Charlotte races)

     

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 19th Coca-Cola 600 (Best finish: 3rd – 2015) – Passed for win by Harvick out of turn 4 in 2011

     

  • Clint Bowyer: 160 Races since last win – Charlotte 10/12

     

  • 2016 Leader at 100 laps: Martin Truex Jr.; 200: Martin Truex Jr.; 300: Paul Menard; 400 Martin Truex Jr.

     

  • 5 Finished top 10 both Charlotte races last season – Kurt Busch, Johnson, Kenseth, Keselowski & Newman

     

    (All from different teams)

     

  • Most laps led in a race last season: 392 – Martin Truex Jr. (Coca-Cola 600)

     

  • Most Coca-Cola 600 laps led: 392 – Martin Truex Jr. 2016 (Winner)

     

  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps last 2 Coca-Cola 600s (131 & 392) – 1 Win (2016)

     

  • Martin Truex Jr. all-time record most miles led in a race (588) – 2016 Coca-Cola 600

     

  • Most laps led from start of Coca-Cola 600: 77 – Martin Truex Jr. (2016)

     

  • Martin Truex Jr. 1 of 3 to win a race last season after being fastest in final practice

     

  • Longest race this season: 3:44:59 – Martinsville

     

  • 5 Different teams won last 5 Charlotte races – Stewart-Haas, Gibbs, Penske, Furniture Row & Hendrick

     

  • 10 Won Coca-Cola 600 from pole

     

  • Coca-Cola 600 pole won 2 of last 3 races – Winless previous 9 races

     

  • 5 Straight Coca-Cola 600 poles: Jeff Gordon (1994-’98) & David Pearson (1974-’78)

     

  • Coca-Cola 600 leader at 500-miles failed to win 24 times

     

  • Worst official starting position of 600 winner: 37th – Jimmie Johnson 2003 (Started from rear – Engine change)

     

  • Oldest Coca-Cola 600 winner: 46 – Bobby Allison 1984

     

  • Youngest Coca-Cola 600 winner: 22 – Jeff Gordon 1994

     

  • Leader of most laps failed to win 4 of last 6 Coca-Cola 600s

     

  • Fewest laps led by winner: 2 – Kevin Harvick 2011

     

  • Coca-Cola 600 winner led 28 or less laps 6 of last 11 races

     

  • Latest point winner took lead for first time: Lap 395 – Casey Mears 2007

     

  • Coca-Cola 600 winner led lap 1 nine times including last 2 races

     

  • Most consecutive laps led to finish of Coca-Cola 600: 240 – Jim Paschal (1967)

     

  • Coca-Cola 600 winner took lead for first time after 500 miles (334 Laps) 4 times

     

  • Final lead change came with 10 or fewer laps to go 13 times in Coca-Cola 600

     

  • Jimmie Johnson passed for final lead change last Coca-Cola 600

     

  • 6 Won Coca-Cola 600 & championship in same year – Last 2 by Jeff Gordon (1997 & ’98)

     

  • 6 Won Daytona 500 & Coca-Cola 600 in same year – Last: Jeff Gordon 1997

     

  • 7 Won All-Star race & Coca-Cola 600 in same year – Last: Kurt Busch 2010

     

  • Jimmie Johnson only driver to win 3 straight Coca-Cola 600s – 2003, ’04 & ‘05

     

  • 6 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Coca-Cola 600 – 4 Went on to win championships

     

  • 5 Shortened Coca-Cola 600 races

     

  • Only 1 overtime finish in Coca-Cola 600 – 2011

     

  • 2 Charlotte races settled by last lap pass – 2005 & ’11 Coca-Cola 600s

     

  • Drivers won first race of season 30 times at Coca-Cola 600 including 4 of last 5 years

     

  • 11 Scored their only win of season at Coca-Cola 600

     

  • Chevrolet leads all with 23 Coca-Cola 600 wins including 4 of last 6

     

  • Ford: 12 Coca-Cola 600 wins – Winless last 14 races

     

  • Toyota won Coca-Cola 600 three times including last 2 years – 2009, ’15 & ‘16

     

  • 2 Won Coca-Cola 600 in first try – Joe Lee Johnson & Matt Kenseth

     

  • Mark Martin won Coca-Cola 600 in 19th try (2002) – Most of all drivers

     

  • Martin Truex Jr. won Coca-Cola 600 in 12th try (2016) – 3rd most races before first win

     

  • Mid-race leader failed to win 5 of last 6 Coca-Cola 600s

     

  • 10 To go leader failed to win 5 of last 9 Coca-Cola 600s

     

  • 3 Scored their first win with Hendrick Motorsports in Coca-Cola 600 – Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears & Kasey Kahne

     

  • Chase Elliott competing in 53rd career race (Bill Elliott was winless in 31 Coca-Cola 600s)

     

  • 19 Charlotte wins by Hendrick Motorsports – 2nd-most of all tracks behind Martinsville (24 Wins)

     

  • 19 Charlotte wins by Hendrick Motorsports – Most of all teams at Charlotte

     

  • 8 Charlotte wins by Roush by 4 drivers – Mark Martin 4, Jeff Burton 2 & Matt Kenseth 2

     

  • 7 Charlotte wins by Richard Childress Racing – Dale Earnhardt 4, Kevin Harvick 2 & Jeff Burton 1

     

  • 5 Charlotte wins by Joe Gibbs Racing by 4 drivers – Bobby Labonte 2, Carl Edwards 1, Dale Jarrett 1 & Tony Stewart 1

     

  • 3 Charlotte wins by Team Penske: Kurt Busch 5/10, Brad Keselowski 10/13 & Joey Logano 10/15

     

  • Roger Penske won 16 Indianapolis 500s as car owner (1972, ’79, ’81, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, ’91, ’93, ’94, ’01, 02, ’03, ’06, ’09 & ‘15)

     

  • 3 Charlotte wins by Chip Ganassi Racing: Sterling Marlin 10/01, Jamie McMurray 10/02 & 10/10

     

  • Chip Ganassi won 4 Indianapolis 500s as car owner (2000, ’08, ’10 & ’12)

     

  • 1 Charlotte win by Stewart-Haas Racing: Kevin Harvick 10/14

     

  • 1 Charlotte win by Furniture Row Racing: Martin Truex Jr. 5/16

     

  • Wood Brothers: 20 Charlotte poles & 6 Charlotte wins (David Pearson 3, Neil Bonnett 1, Kyle Petty 1 & Speedy Thompson 1)

     

    NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHARLOTTE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

     

  • Most Charlotte races: 35 Joe Nemechek, Morgan Shepherd & Kenny Wallace
  • Most Charlotte wins: 8 Kyle Busch

     

  • Most Charlotte top 5 finishes: 18 Kyle Busch

     

  • Most Charlotte top 10 finishes: 20 Kyle Busch

     

  • Most Charlotte laps led: 1288 Kyle Busch

     

  • Most Charlotte lead lap finishes: 20 Kyle Busch

     

  • 33 Different winners in 70 Charlotte Xfinity Series races

     

  • 5 Charlotte races settled by last lap pass including 5/16 – Denny Hamlin passed Joey Logano

     

  • Justin Allgaier best finisher eligible for championship points last Charlotte spring race – Finished 5th

     

  • Elliott Sadler best finisher eligible for championship points last Charlotte race – Finished 2nd

     

  • Longest Charlotte NXS race: 206 Laps 5/16 – Denny Hamlin winner (Kyle Larson led at scheduled distance)

     

  • Kyle Larson led most laps last Charlotte race (165) – Finished 4th

     

  • Drivers starting top 3 won 10 of last 13 Charlotte races

     

  • Drivers starting top 10 won last 16 Charlotte races

     

  • Final lead change within 10 to go in 5 of last 12 Charlotte races – 3 Times in last 6 fall races

     

  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 1 Win in last 6 Charlotte races – 3 Wins previous 3 races

     

  • Last to win 3 straight Charlotte races: Mark Martin 10/95, 5/96 & 10/96

     

  • Last to win back-to-back Charlotte races: Austin Dillon 5/15 & 10/15

     

  • Last to win back-to-back spring races – Kyle Busch 2004 & ’05 (Denny Hamlin won last spring)

     

  • 7 Charlotte season sweeps

     

  • 3 Charlotte NXS & MENCS weekend sweeps – Last: 10/95 (Mark Martin)

     

  • *Darrell Waltrip won 1979 Spring Late Model Sportsman & MENCS races

     

  • 8 Won first career race at Charlotte

     

  • 11 Charlotte races won from pole

     

  • Worst starting position of Charlotte winner: 33rd – Harry Gant 10/91

     

  • 4 Charlotte overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 3

     

  • Leader of most laps failed to win 10 of last 16 Charlotte races

     

  • 2 Won Charlotte in first try – Harry Gant & Terry Labonte

     

  • Jeff Burton won first race in 18th try – Most of all drivers

     

  • Fewest laps led by Charlotte winner: 1 – Dale Jarrett (5/90)

     

  • Roush won 12 Charlotte Xfinity Series races with 5 different drivers