NASCAR Kansas Sunday, October 14, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • KYLE BUSCH (1), KEVIN HARVICK (2) & MARTIN TRUEX JR. (2) WON LAST 5 KANSAS RACES
  • 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
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 7 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 10 every race on 1.5-mile track this season
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 4.1 Kyle Busch
  • Most laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 614 Kevin Harvick
  • Most races led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 6 Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • ON THIS DATE!
  • 10/21/01 DALE EARNHARDT JR. FIRST OF 4 STRAIGHT TALLADEGA WINS
  • 10/21/07 MARTINSVILLE FIRST OF 4 STRAIGHT JIMMIE JOHNSON WINS
  • (Martinsville, Atlanta, Texas & ISM Raceway)
  • Most Kansas wins: 3 Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 8th or better last 5 Kansas races (4 Top 3 finishes) – 2 Wins (10/16 & 5/18)
  • Kansas May: 6th on final restart with 9 to go & made pass for win with 2 laps to go
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Straight Kansas top 2 finishes – 2 Wins (5/17 & 10/17)
  • Kyle Larson: 1 Top 5 finish last 7 Kansas races – Finished 4th in May
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 5th last 2 Kansas races
  • Paul Menard: 1 Top 10 finish last 7 Kansas races – Finished 6th in May
  • Erik Jones: 1 Top 20 finish in 4 Kansas races – Finished 7th in May
  • Kyle Busch: 7 Straight Kansas top 10 finishes – Only 2 top 10 finishes previous 14 races
  • Kyle Larson: Started rear of field at Kansas May changing tires after practice spin, top 10 by lap 19, Stage 2 winner, most laps led (101), lap 248 incident with Ryan Blaney & post-race penalty (rear window) dropped from 10th to 11th in points
  • Only 4 didn’t go a lap down during Kansas May race – Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson & Joey Logano
  • Big crashes last 3 Kansas races:
  • 5/13/17: Lap 200 – Aric Almirola
  • 10/22/17: Lap 198 – Erik Jones
  • 5/12/18: Lap 253 – William Byron (Great miss by winner Kevin Harvick)
  • Ryan Blaney: Kansas May Stage 1 winner – Finished 37th (Lap 248 crash)
  • Kansas May post-race fireworks: Chase Elliott & Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • Kansas May 11 involved in crashes final 31 laps:
  • Blaney, Bowman, Bowyer, Buescher, Byron, Ty Dillon, Kenseth, Larson, McMurray, Newman & Suarez
  • Red flags 3 straight Kansas races
  • Ryan Newman had car crash on top of his car twice in 3 weekends – Talladega April practice & Kansas May race
  • 14 Different winners in 25 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kansas races
  • 9 Different winners 14 Kansas Playoff races
  • Only 1 won Kansas Playoff race & championship in same season – Jimmie Johnson (2008)
  • Non-Playoff driver won 3 of 14 Kansas Playoff races
  • Kurt Busch best non-Playoff finisher last Kansas Playoff race – Finished 2nd
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Kansas wins – 1 Childress Chevrolet, 1 Stewart-Haas Chevrolet & 1 Stewart-Haas Ford
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change with 2 laps to go by Kevin Harvick last Kansas race
  • 2 Winners last 4 Kansas races – Kevin Harvick 2 & Martin Truex Jr. 2
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 3 wins on Kansas reconfigured track (12 Races)
  • Jeff Gordon only driver to win Kansas in first try
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Kansas for first time in 18th try (5/17) – Most of all drivers
  • Kevin Harvick won Kansas for first time in 16th try (10/13) – 3 Wins in last 10 races
  • Kevin Harvick leads all with 4 Kansas poles – 2 Wins from pole (10/13 & 5/18)
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight Kansas poles (10/13, 5/14 & 10/14)
  • No Stage winner went on to win Kansas race
  • Ryan Blaney Stage 1 winner last Kansas race – Finished 37th (Crash)
  • Kyle Larson Stage 2 winner last Kansas race – Finished 4th
  • Kyle Busch Stage 1 winner last Kansas Playoff race – Finished 10th
  • Denny Hamlin Stage 2 winner last Kansas Playoff race – Finished 5th
  • Leader of most laps won only 9 of 25 Kansas races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 6 of last 7 Kansas races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 7 Kansas races – 1 Win (5/17)
  • Kyle Busch led most laps last Kansas Playoff race (112) – Finished 10th
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last Kansas race (101) – Finished 4th
  • 6 of 25 Kansas races won from pole including last 2
  • Worst starting position of Kansas winner: 25th – Brad Keselowski 6/11
  • 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)
  • 3 Won Kansas race & championship in same season – Jeff Gordon 2001, Jimmie Johnson 2008 & Martin Truex Jr. 5/17 & 10/17
  • Kyle Busch only champion to miss Kansas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race (2015)
  • Margin of victory less than 1 second 16 Kansas races
  • 2 Kansas Overtime finishes – Jimmie Johnson won 10/11 & Joey Logano won 10/15
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads with 6 Kansas wins
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 4 Kansas wins
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 4 Kansas wins
  • Team Penske: 4 Kansas wins
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 3 Kansas wins
  • Furniture Row Racing: 2 Kansas wins
  • Richard Childress Racing: 1 Kansas win (10/13)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 5 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 6 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 6 Christopher Bell, Cole Custer & Elliott Sadler
  • 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