MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Career

Wins

Kansas

Wins

Kansas Playoff Race

Wins

1.5-Mile

Wins

KYLE BUSCH

55

1

0

13

KEVIN HARVICK

48

3

2

15

DENNY HAMLIN

35

1

0

8

BRAD KESELOWSKI

30

2

0

13

MARTIN TRUEX JR.

25

2

1

12

JOEY LOGANO

23

2

2

6

CLINT BOWYER

10

0

0

1

CHASE ELLIOTT

6

1

1

1

KYLE LARSON

6

0

0

0

RYAN BLANEY

3

0

0

0

ALEX BOWMAN

1

0

0

1

WILLIAM BYRON

0

0

0

0

  • Most Kansas wins: 3 Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Kansas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most Kansas top 3 finishes: 8 Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Kansas top 5 finishes: 11 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Kansas top 10 finishes: 18 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Kansas laps led: 855 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Kansas races running at finish: 26 of 27 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Kansas lead lap finishes: 22 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Kansas poles: 5 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 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
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  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 4 Brad Keselowski
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 5 Brad Keselowski
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 8.9 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 430 Kevin Harvick
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  • Kyle Larson spun in practice at Kansas May – Close call for Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Stewart-Haas Racing swept top 4 in qualifying at Kansas May – 2 Failed inspection (Aric Almirola & Daniel Suarez)
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  • 11 Failed inspection after qualifying in May: Aric Almirola, Daniel Suarez, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson,
  • Ty Dillon, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Landon Cassill, Joey Gase & Timmy Hill
  • Elliott, Larson & Logano failed more than once & had to perform pass through
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  • Brad Keselowski: Kansas May winner – 12 Laps led including final 11
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  • Alex Bowman: Finished 2nd at Kansas May – 3rd straight 2nd-place finish
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  • Kevin Harvick: Led most laps at Kansas May (104) & won Stage 1 – Finished 13th
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  • Chase Elliott: Kansas May finished 2nd in Stage 1 & Stage 2 winner – Qualified 5th, started 32nd
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  • Kyle Busch: Finished 30th at Kansas May – First finish outside top 10 this season
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  • Erik Jones: Finished 3rd at Kansas May – First time best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher this season
  • Only JGR driver in top 15
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  • Clint Bowyer: Finished 5th at Kansas May – Best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher
  • Only SHR driver in top 10
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing: Only 1 lap led at Kansas May – Kyle Busch
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  • Hendrick Motorsports: 3 of 4 drivers finished 6th or better at Kansas May – 3 Led race (112 Laps led)
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Kansas

Kyle Busch & Adam Stevens

10/15

5/16

10/16

5/17

10/17

5/18

10/18

5/19

5th

1st

5th

5th

10th

10th

2nd

30th

 

  • 15 Different winners in 27 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kansas races
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  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 3 wins on Kansas reconfigured track (14 Races)
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  • 10 Different winners 15 Kansas Playoff races
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  • 2 Won Kansas Playoff race & championship in same season – Jimmie Johnson (2008) & Martin Truex Jr. (2017)
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  • Non-Playoff driver won 3 of 15 Kansas Playoff races
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  • Erik Jones best non-Playoff finisher last Kansas Playoff race – Finished 4th
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  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Kansas wins – 1 Childress Chevrolet, 1 Stewart-Haas Chevrolet & 1 Stewart-Haas Ford
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  • Brad Keselowski: 2 Kansas wins & passed for final lead change 3 Kansas races including 2018 Playoff race
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  • No Stage 1 or 2 winner went on to win Kansas race
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  • Jeff Gordon only driver to win Kansas in first try
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  • Martin Truex Jr. won Kansas for first time in 18th try (5/17) – Most of all drivers
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  • Kevin Harvick won Kansas for first time in 16th try (10/13) – 3 Wins in last 12 races
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  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 5 Kansas poles – 2 Wins from pole (10/13 & 5/18)
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  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight Kansas poles (10/13, 5/14 & 10/14)
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  • 6 of 27 Kansas races won from pole including 2 of last 4
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  • Worst starting position of Kansas winner: 25th – Brad Keselowski 6/11
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  • 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)
  • *Brad Keselowski won Kansas May
  • 3 Won Kansas race & championship in same season – Jeff Gordon 2001, Jimmie Johnson 2008 & Martin Truex Jr. 5/17 & 10/17
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  • 3 Kansas Overtime finishes – Jimmie Johnson won 10/11, Joey Logano won 10/15 & Brad Keselowski won 5/19
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  • Leader of most laps failed to win 8 of last 9 Kansas races
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  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 9 Kansas races – 1 Win (5/17)
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  • Kevin Harvick led most laps at Kansas May (104) – Finished 9th
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  • Joey Logano led most laps last Kansas Playoff race (100) – Finished 8th
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  • Only 1 swept Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in same weekend – Joe Nemechek 2004
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  • Margin of victory less than 1 second 18 Kansas races
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads with 7 Kansas wins
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  • Team Penske: 5 Kansas wins
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 4 Kansas wins
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  • Roush Fenway Racing: 4 Kansas wins
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  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 3 Kansas wins
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  • Furniture Row Racing: 2 Kansas wins
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  • Richard Childress Racing: 1 Kansas win (10/13)
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2018

    Kansas

    Finish

    Tyler Reddick

    5th

    Cole Custer

    26th

    Chase Briscoe

    30th

    Christopher Bell

    37th

    Justin Allgaier

    38th

    Austin Cindric

    39th

    Michael Annett

    40th

    Noah Gragson

  • Christopher Bell

    2018 Last 4 Races

    Started

    Finish

    Laps Led

    Status

    Kansas

    2nd

    37th

    0

    Crash
    Texas

    1st

    32nd

    35

    Crash
    ISM

    38th

    1st

    94

    Winner
    Miami

    2nd

    11th

    9

    Running
  • Cole Custer

    Kansas

    Started

    Finish

    Laps Led

    2016

    19th

    35th

    0

    2017

    7th

    19th

    0

    2018

    10th

    26th

    0

    Avg. finish: 26.7 – Worst track

  • Tyler Reddick

    2018 Last 4 Races

    Started

    Finish

    Laps Led

    Status

    Kansas

    6th

    5th

    2

    Running
    Texas

    4th

    2nd

    54

    Running
    ISM

    14th

    6th

    0

    Running
    Miami

    4th

    1st

    44

    Winner

    Best 4-race average last season

  • Most top 3 finishes on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 4 Christopher Bell & Tyler Reddick
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  • Most top 5 finishes on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 5 Tyler Reddick
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  • Best average finish of drivers competing in every race on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 5.0 Tyler Reddick
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  • Cole Custer: 2 Wins last 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks – 3 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Worst track: Kansas 26.7 average finish
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  • Tyler Reddick: Finished 9th or better last 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks – 2 Wins & 4 Top 3 finishes
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  • Justin Allgaier: Worst finish last 116 races: 38th – 2018 Kansas
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  • Christopher Bell: Average finish final 4 races last season: 20.3 – Worst 4-race average last season
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  • Cole Custer: Average Kansas finish: 26.7 – Worst track
  • Worst Playoff race finishes: 19th (2017 Kansas), 28th (2018 Kansas) & 35th (2016 Kansas)
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  • Tyler Reddick: Average finish final 4 races last season: 3.5 – Best 4-race average last season
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  • 14 Different winners in 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas races
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  • Kyle Busch (4) & Joey Logano (2) only drivers to win more than 1 Kansas race
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  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 9 Kansas races (3 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
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  • 5 Different winners in 7 races on reconfigured Kansas track – Kyle Busch won 3
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 8 of last 11 races with 5 different drivers – Bell, Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Kenseth & Logano
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  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 102 or later in 9 Kansas races
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  • Kansas winner took lead for final time with 6 or fewer laps to go 7 times
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  • Kyle Busch won 4 Kansas races – Passed for final lead change 4 times
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  • Kyle Busch won Kansas after free pass in 2014 & ‘16
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  • Daniel Hemric passed for final lead change last Kansas race
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  • Christopher Bell, Jeff Green & John Hunter Nemechek only drivers to win Kansas in first try
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  • Only 2 of 18 Kansas races won from pole – Joey Logano (2010) & Kyle Busch (2016)
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  • Last 4 pole winners finished top 2
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  • Worst starting position of Kansas winner: 19th – Denny Hamlin 2008 & Joe Nemechek 2004
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  • 2 Won back-to-back Kansas NXS races – Joey Logano (2009 & ’10) & Kyle Busch (2014, ’15 & ‘16)
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  • 2 Won Kansas NXS race & championship in same season – Kevin Harvick 2006 & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2012
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  • Mid-race leader won only 2 of 18 Kansas races
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  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 6 of last 16 Kansas races
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  • 3 Kansas races settled by last lap pass
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  • Leader of most laps won only 3 of 18 Kansas races – Denny Hamlin 2008, Brad Keselowski 2011 & Kyle Busch 2016
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  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 Kansas races – 1 Win after leading most laps (2016)
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  • Toyota leads all manufacturers with 8 Kansas wins
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  • 3 Kansas Overtime finishes