NASCAR Kansas Sunday, October 15, 2017

NASCAR KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Kansas races: 23 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 1.5-mile track wins this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr. (3 Others 1 win each)
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 8 Martin Truex Jr. (Finished 8th or better every race)
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 3.0 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 856 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 7 Martin Truex Jr. (7 Straight races led)
  • 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: 6 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Kansas reconfigured track top 5 finishes: 6 Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Most Kansas reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 7 Jimmie Johnson
  • Best Kansas reconfigured track average finish: 6.2 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
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: NO LAPS LED first 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – 397 Laps led last 5 races
  • Matt Kenseth: No laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Last 1.5-mile race led: 2016 Kansas Playoff race (116 Laps led – Most)
  • Denny Hamlin: 56 Laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Kansas 5/16 winner: Kyle Busch first driver to win 3 races last season (Adam Stevens suspended after lug nut violation)
  • 2016 Kansas Playoff race winner: Kevin Harvick 4th & final win last season
  • Kansas May winner: Martin Truex Jr. finally won Kansas for the first time in 18th try
  • Kyle Busch (1st & 5th) & Kevin Harvick (2nd & 1st) only drivers to finish top 5 both Kansas races last season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 5 Wins in 8 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season – 3 Straight wins
  • Kyle Busch: 5 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
  • 14 Different winners in 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kansas races
  • 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
  • Kansas 5/17: Best finisher after pit road speeding penalty – Austin Dillon 16th;
  • Best finisher after starting rear of field: Michael McDowell 13th;
  • Best finisher after free pass: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 11th;
  • Stage 1 winner: Kyle Busch (Finished 5th); Stage 2 winner: Ryan Blaney (Finished 4th)
  • Martin Truex Jr. finished 2nd in Stage 1 & 3rd in Stage 2
  • 5 Different winners last 5 Kansas races – Johnson, Logano, Kyle Busch, Harvick & Truex Jr.
  • Ryan Blaney passed for final lead change last Kansas race
  • Chase Elliott pit road contact last 2 Kansas races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 122 or later in 11 Kansas races
  • 5 Different teams won last 5 Kansas races – Hendrick, Penske, Gibbs, Stewart-Haas & Furniture Row
  • Kansas May: Top 6 finishers all from different teams: Furniture Row, Penske, Stewart-Haas, Wood Brothers, Gibbs & Ganassi
  • Kasey Kahne: Best Hendrick Motorsports finisher at Kansas May – Finished 15th
  • Joey Logano only repeat winner last 7 Kansas races (2 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Jeff Gordon only driver to win Kansas in first try
  • Kyle Busch won Kansas in 17th try (5/16) & Martin Truex Jr. in 18th try (5/17) – Most of all drivers
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight Kansas poles (10/13, 5/14 & 10/14) – 1 Win (10/13)
  • 4 of 23 Kansas races won from pole
  • Worst starting position of Kansas winner: 25th – Brad Keselowski 6/11
  • 2 Won back-to-back Kansas MENCS races – Jeff Gordon (2001 & ’02) & Matt Kenseth (10/12 & 4/13)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won last Kansas race
  • 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 race (2015)
  • Kansas mid-race leader won only 4 of 23 Kansas races
  • Kansas mid-race leader failed to win 8 of last 9 Kansas races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 4 of last 5 Kansas races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 5 Kansas races – 1 Win (5/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 4 of last 11 Kansas races – 1 Win (5/17)
  • Matt Kenseth led most laps last 2 Kansas Playoff races (153 & 116) – Finished 14th & 9th
  • Margin of victory less than 1 second 15 Kansas races
  • 2 Kansas overtime finishes – Jimmie Johnson won 10/11 & Joey Logano won 10/15
  • 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
  • Furniture Row Racing: 1 Kansas win – 5/17 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Ricky Hendrick 10/24/04: Inaugural Kansas NCWTS winner (2001)

 

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES KANSAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most Kansas races: 12 Kyle Busch & Mike Wallace
  • Most Kansas wins: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kansas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Matt Kenseth
  • Most Kansas top 3 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kansas top 5 finishes: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kansas top 10 finishes: 10 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kansas laps led: 544 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Ryan Blaney (1 Win) & Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 4 Ryan Blaney
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 5 Austin Dillon
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 6 Cole Custer, Austin Dillon & Elliott Sadler
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 290 Erik Jones
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 5 Ryan Blaney
  • 12 Different winners in 16 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas races
  • Kyle Busch won last 3 Kansas races
  • Kyle Busch (4) & Joey Logano (2) only drivers to win more than 1 Kansas race
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 7 Kansas races (3 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • 3 Different winners in 5 races on reconfigured Kansas track – Kyle Busch won 3
  • Only 1 swept Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in same weekend – Joe Nemechek 2004
  • Kansas NXS winner competed in 12 of last 13 Kansas MENCS races on same weekend
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 7 of last 9 races with 4 different drivers – Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Kenseth & Logano
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 102 or later in 8 Kansas races
  • Kansas winner took lead for final time with 6 or fewer laps to go 6 times
  • Kyle Busch won 4 Kansas races – Passed for final lead change 4 times
  • Kyle Busch won Kansas after free pass in 2014 & ‘16
  • Daniel Suarez passed for final lead change last Kansas race
  • Jeff Green only driver to win Kansas in first try
  • Matt Kenseth won Kansas in 7th try – Most of all drivers
  • Only 2 of 16 Kansas races won from pole – Joey Logano (2010) & Kyle Busch (2016)
  • 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)
  • Kyle Busch won last 3 Kansas races (2014, ’15 & ’16)
  • 2 Won Kansas NXS race & championship in same season – Kevin Harvick 2006 & Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 2012
  • Mid-race leader won only 2 of 16 Kansas races
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 5 of last 14 Kansas races
  • 3 Kansas races settled by last lap pass
  • Leader of most laps won only 3 of 16 Kansas races – Denny Hamlin 2008, Brad Keselowski 2011 & Kyle Busch 2016
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 Kansas races – 1 Win after leading most laps (2016)
  • Toyota leads all manufacturers with 7 Kansas wins including last 4 races
  • Elliott Sadler best Xfinity Series regular last Kansas race – Finished 2nd
  • 3 Kansas overtime finishes