NASCAR Kansas Sunday, May 6, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Kansas races: 24 Kurt Busch, Harvick, Kenseth & Newman (Every race)
  • Most Kansas wins: 3 Jeff Gordon & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Kansas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Kansas top 3 finishes: 8 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Kansas top 5 finishes: 11 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Kansas top 10 finishes: 17 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Kansas laps led: 774 Matt Kenseth (Martin Truex Jr. 2nd with 713)
  • Most Kansas Playoff race wins: 2 Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano & Tony Stewart
  • Most Kansas Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 2 Kurt Busch & Carl Edwards
  • Most Kansas Playoff race top 3 finishes: 6 Greg Biffle
  • Most Kansas Playoff race top 5 finishes: 6 Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Kansas Playoff race top 10 finishes: 10 Carl Edwards & Jimmie Johnson
  • Matt Kenseth: Last win with Roush – Kansas 10/12
  • Finishes last 1.5-mile race (Texas April) –
  • Truex 37th, Larson 36th, Johnson 35th, Hamlin 34th, Keselowski 33rd, Almirola 32nd
  • Kevin Harvick: 2 Wins in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Finished top 2 all 3 races
  • Kevin Harvick: 99 Top 10 finishes on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Kevin Harvick: 3907 Laps led on 1.5-mile tracks – 93 From 4000
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 7th or better all 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Texas winner
  • Joey Logano: Finished 7th or better all 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Top 5 finishes in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Finished 37th at Texas
  • Martin Truex Jr. swept Kansas last season on way to championship
  • 14 Different winners in 24 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kansas races
  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 6 Kansas races (2 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • 3 Won Kansas race & championship in same season – Jeff Gordon 2001, Jimmie Johnson 2008 & Martin Truex Jr. 5/17 & 10/17
  • 3 Won back-to-back Kansas MENCS races – Jeff Gordon (2001 & ’02), Matt Kenseth (10/12 & 4/13) & Martin Truex Jr. (5/17 & 10/17)
  • No driver won 3 straight Kansas races
  • Kyle Busch won Kansas for first time in 17th try (5/16) & Martin Truex Jr. in 18th try (5/17) – Most of all drivers
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 5 of last 6 Kansas races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 6 Kansas races – 1 Win (5/17)
  • Alex Bowman: 2 Kansas ARCA wins (2011 & ’12)
  • 2 Finished top 5 both Kansas races last season – Martin Truex Jr. & Ryan Blaney
  • 4 Finished top 10 both Kansas races last season – Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Straight Kansas top 10 finishes – 5 Top 5 finishes last 6 races
  • Kevin Harvick finished 8th or better last 4 Kansas races – 3 Top 3 finishes
  • Jeff Gordon only driver to win Kansas in first try
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Kansas race
  • Kyle Busch led most laps last Kansas race (112) – Finished 10th
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 122 or later in 11 Kansas races
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight Kansas poles (10/13, 5/14 & 10/14) – 1 Win (10/13)
  • 5 of 24 Kansas races won from pole
  • Worst starting position of Kansas winner: 25th – Brad Keselowski 6/11
  • First win with Team Penske & ended career-longest 60-race winless streak
  • Margin of victory less than 1 second 15 Kansas races
  • 2 Kansas Overtime finishes – Jimmie Johnson won 10/11 & Joey Logano won 10/15
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 1 both Kansas races last season – Finished 5th in May & 10th in Oct.
  • Ryan Blaney won Stage 2 Kansas 5/17 – Finished 4th
  • Denny Hamlin won Stage 2 Kansas 10/17 – Finished 5th
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 6 Kansas wins – Most all-time
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 4 Kansas wins
  • Team Penske: 4 Kansas wins
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 4 Kansas wins
  • Furniture Row Racing: 2 Kansas wins – 5/17 & 10/17 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 2 Kansas wins
  • Richard Childress Racing: 1 Kansas win – 10/13 Kevin Harvick
  • Ricky Hendrick – 2001 Kansas Camping World Truck Series winner

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13 Different winners in 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas races
  • 4 Different winners in 6 races on reconfigured Kansas track – Kyle Busch won 3
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 8 Kansas races (3 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch (4) & Joey Logano (2) only drivers to win more than 1 Kansas race
  • Only 1 swept Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in same weekend – Joe Nemechek 2004
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 8 of last 10 races with 5 different drivers (5 Straight) – Bell, Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Kenseth & Logano
  • Kyle Busch won 4 Kansas races – Passed for final lead change 4 times
  • Kyle Busch won Kansas after free pass in 2014 & ‘16
  • Only 2 of 17 Kansas races won from pole – Joey Logano (2010) & Kyle Busch (2016)
  • Mid-race leader won only 2 of 17 Kansas races
  • Leader of most laps won only 3 of 17 Kansas races – Denny Hamlin 2008, Brad Keselowski 2011 & Kyle Busch 2016
  • Toyota leads all manufacturers with 8 Kansas wins including last 5 races
  • Kansas NXS winner competed in 12 of last 14 Kansas MENCS races on same weekend
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 102 or later in 9 Kansas races
  • Kansas winner took lead for final time with 6 or fewer laps to go 7 times
  • Erik Jones passed for final lead change last Kansas race
  • Christopher Bell & Jeff Green only drivers to win Kansas in first try
  • Matt Kenseth won Kansas in 7th try – Most of all drivers
  • Worst starting position of Kansas winner: 19th – Denny Hamlin 2008 & Joe Nemechek 2004
  • 2 Won back-to-back Kansas NXS races – Joey Logano (2009 & ’10) & Kyle Busch (2014, ’15 & ‘16)
  • 2 Won Kansas NXS race & championship in same season – Kevin Harvick 2006 & Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 2012
  • 3 Kansas races settled by last lap pass
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 Kansas races – 1 Win after leading most laps (2016)
  • 3 Kansas Overtime finishes