NASCAR Information Sunday, July 2, 2017

  • NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES KENTUCKY STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most Kentucky wins: 3 Brad Keselowski
  • Most Kentucky top 3 finishes: 3 Kyle Busch & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Kentucky top 5 finishes: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kentucky top 10 finishes: 6 Matt Kenseth (Every race)
  • Best Kentucky average finish: 5.2 Kyle Busch & Matt Kenseth
  • Most Kentucky laps led: 483 Brad Keselowski
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 3 Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 3 Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 5 Martin Truex Jr. (Finished 8th or better all 5 races)
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 536 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 4 Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • 3 Different winners 6 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kentucky races
  • 2 Won Kentucky & championship in same season – Brad Keselowski 2012 & Kyle Busch 2015
  • Leader of most laps won 3 of 6 Kentucky races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of 6 Kentucky races – 2 Wins
  • Latest point Kentucky winner took lead for first time: Lap 95 (Matt Kenseth 2013)
  • Only 1 led first lap & won Kentucky – Brad Keselowski (2014)
  • Most consecutive laps led in a Kentucky race: 89 (Jimmie Johnson 2013)
  • Youngest Kentucky winner: 26 – Kyle Busch (2011)
  • Oldest Kentucky winner: 41 – Matt Kenseth (2013)
  • Driver starting first won 2 of 6 Kentucky races
  • Driver starting first failed to lead first lap 4 of 6 Kentucky races
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change last Kentucky race
  • 2 Teams won 6 Kentucky races – Joe Gibbs Racing (3) & Team Penske (3)
  • Most leaders: 12 (2011)
  • Most lead changes: 20 (2011)
  • Most cautions: 11 (2015 & ‘16)
  • Most caution laps: 53 (2016)
  • Fastest race: 145.607mph (2012)
  • Closest Kentucky finish: .175 (2016) – Brad Keselowski over Carl Edwards
  • Final green-flag run 43 laps or longer 4 of last 5 Kentucky races

 

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES KENTUCKY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most Kentucky wins: 3 Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano
  • Most Kentucky 2nd-place finishes: 3 Greg Biffle
  • Most Kentucky top 3 finishes: 6 Kyle Busch & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Kentucky top 5 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Kentucky top 10 finishes: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • Most Kentucky laps led: 696 Kyle Busch
  • Austin Dillon: Only driver to finish top 10 all 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Ryan Blaney: 150 Laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season – Leads all drivers
  • 13 Different winners in 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kentucky races
  • 6 Different winners in last 6 NACAR Xfinity Series Kentucky races
  • 10 Won first race of season at Kentucky
  • 5 Won first career race at Kentucky
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 4 of last 6 Kentucky races
  • Final pass for lead took place with 9 or fewer laps to go 5 of last 6 Kentucky races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 Kentucky races
  • 1 Kentucky race settled by last lap pass – Todd Bodine passed Greg Biffle (2002)
  • Joey Logano only driver to win 3 straight Kentucky races (2008, ’09 & ‘10)
  • Most laps led in a Kentucky race: 192 – Austin Dillon 6/12
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 6 times – 1 Win in those 6 races (7/16)
  • Leader of most laps won 8 of 21 Kentucky races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 6 of last 9 Kentucky races
  • Winner led first lap in 6 of 21 Kentucky races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 179 or later in 5 Kentucky races
  • Most consecutive laps led in a Kentucky race: 131 – Kevin Harvick (2001)
  • 8 of last 15 Kentucky winners 22 years old or younger
  • 12 of 21 Kentucky winners 25 years old or younger
  • Kyle Busch won Kentucky at 19-years-old & 31-years-old
  • Kyle Busch won 2 Kentucky races with 2 different teams – Hendrick Motorsports & Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Rookie candidates won 5 of 21 Kentucky races
  • Best Rookie candidate finished top 10 in 20 of 21 Kentucky races
  • 7 of 13 won Kentucky in first try
  • Most tries before first Kentucky win: Elliott Sadler won in 11th try
  • Worst qualified position of Kentucky winner: 19th – Brad Keselowski (6/13)
  • *Kyle Busch started from rear of field 6/04 after qualifying 2nd (Backup)
  • Kevin Harvick only driver to win Kentucky & championship in same season (2001)
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 7 of last 9 Kentucky races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won last 3 Kentucky poles with 3 different drivers – Daniel Suarez, Kyle Busch & Erik Jones
  • 7 of 21 Kentucky races won from pole
  • 1 of last 8 Kentucky races won from pole – Kyle Busch 7/16
  • Most consecutive laps led from start: 81 – Austin Dillon 6/12
  • 20 of 21 Kentucky winners started 11th or better
  • Winner led 20 or fewer laps in 7 of 21 Kentucky races
  • Most leaders: 9 (2002)
  • Most lead changes: 17 (9/15)
  • Most cautions: 12 (9/16)
  • Most caution laps: 64 (9/16)
  • Fastest race: 151.643mph (6/12)
  • Closest Kentucky finish: .036 Seconds (2002) – Todd Bodine over Greg Biffle
  • Final green-flag run 9 or fewer laps 7 of last 8 Kentucky races