NASCAR Kansas Sunday, May 7, 2017

NASCAR KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Kansas races: 22 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

 

  • Most Kansas reconfigured track wins: 2 Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth & Joey Logano
  • Most Kansas reconfigured track 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Kansas reconfigured track top 3 finishes: 5 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Kansas reconfigured track top 5 finishes: 6 Joey Logano
  • Most Kansas reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 7 Jimmie Johnson
  • Best Kansas reconfigured track average finish: 6.6 Kevin Harvick

 

  • Most Kansas Playoff race wins: 2 Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano & Tony Stewart
  • Most Kansas Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 2 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

 

13 Different winners in 22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kansas races

 

  • Kansas 5/16 winner: Kyle Busch first driver to win 3 races last season (Adam Stevens suspended after lug nut violation)
  • Kansas 10/16 winner: Kevin Harvick 4th & final win last season
  • Kyle Busch (1st & 5th) & Kevin Harvick (2nd & 1st) only drivers to finish top 5 both Kansas races last season
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Straight Kansas top 5 finishes – No top 5 finishes previous 14 races
  • Allmendinger, Kyle Busch, A. Dillon, Harvick & Kenseth only drivers to finish top 10 both Kansas races last season
  • Kyle Larson only driver to finish top 5 all 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Finished 2nd all 3 races
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 369 laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Kevin Harvick: 5 Top 2 finishes last 7 Kansas races – 2 Wins
  • Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski only drivers to lead laps all 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Top 5 finishes last 4 Kansas races – Finished 17th 5/16
  • Joey Logano only repeat winner last 6 Kansas races (2 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Joey Logano won 2 of last 5 Kansas races
  • Joey Logano: 6 Top 5 finishes last 7 races – Finished 38th 5/16 (Crash)
  • Kurt Busch finished 13th after starting rear of field in backup car last Kansas race
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Top 10 finishes last 4 Kansas races – Finished 13th last race
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Top 10 finishes last 4 Kansas races – Finished 38th last race (Crash)
  • 6 Drivers received speeding penalties Kansas 5/16 including Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin & Johnson
  • 5 Drivers received speeding penalties Kansas 10/16 including Allmendinger, Bowyer & McMurray
  • Denny Hamlin uncontrolled tire penalty last Kansas race
  • Austin Dillon best finishing Richard Childress Racing driver both Kansas races last season – Finished 6th in both
  • Kevin Harvick best finishing Stewart-Haas Racing driver both Kansas races last season – Finished 2nd & 1st
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 Kansas races – Hendrick, Penske, Gibbs & Stewart-Haas
  • Carl Edwards passed for final lead change last Kansas race
  • Jeff Gordon only driver to win Kansas in first try
  • Kyle Busch won Kansas in 17th try (5/16) – Most of all drivers
  • Worst starting position of Kansas winner: 25th – Brad Keselowski 6/11
  • 2 Won back-to-back Kansas races – Jeff Gordon (2001 & ’02) & Matt Kenseth (10/12 & 4/13)
  • Leader of most laps won only 8 of 22 Kansas races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 5 of last 6 Kansas races including last 4
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 4 Kansas races – Winless
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 10 Kansas races – Winless
  • Matt Kenseth led most laps last 2 Kansas Playoff races (153 & 116) – Finished 14th & 9th
  • Kansas leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 3 of last 6 Kansas races
  • Winner started outside top 10 in 4 of last 6 Kansas races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 122 or later in 11 Kansas races
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight poles (10/13, 5/14 & 10/14) – 1 Win (10/13)
  • 4 of 22 won from pole including 2 of last 8 races
  • Pole finished top 2 in 3 of last 8 races – 2 Wins
  • Kansas mid-race leader won only 4 of 22 Kansas races
  • Kansas mid-race leader failed to win 7 of last 8 Kansas races
  • Margin of victory less than 1 second 15 Kansas races
  • 2 Kansas overtime finishes – Jimmie Johnson won 10/11 & Joey Logano won 10/15
  • 2 Won Kansas race & championship in same season – Jeff Gordon 2001 & Jimmie Johnson 2008
  • Kyle Busch only champion to miss Kansas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Series race (2015)
  • 8 Different winners 13 Kansas Playoff races
  • Joey Logano won 2 of last 3 Kansas Playoff races
  • Only 1 won Kansas Playoff race & championship in same season – Jimmie Johnson (2008)
  • Non-Playoff driver won 3 of 13 Kansas Playoff races
  • Paul Menard best non-Playoff finisher 3 of last 7 Kansas Playoff races
  • Alex Bowman best non-Playoff finisher last Kansas Playoff race – Finished 7th
  • 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
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 2 Kansas wins
  • Richard Childress Racing: 1 Kansas win – 10/13 Kevin Harvick