NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES KENTUCKY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • On this date: July 13, 1985 Live Aid concert
  • On this date: July 13, 1997 Jeff Burton first of four wins at New Hampshire
  • Most Kentucky wins: 3 Brad Keselowski
  • Most Kentucky top 3 finishes: 4 Brad Keselowski
  • Most Kentucky top 5 finishes: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kentucky top 10 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Best Kentucky average finish: 5.0 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kentucky laps led: 549 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Brad Keselowski
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 3 Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano (Team Penske)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Brad Keselowski
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 8.5 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 383 Kevin Harvick
  • Most races led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 5 William Byron & Kevin Harvick
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2018 Kentucky winner – 3rd win in 6-race stretch (Winless final 17 races last season)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2017 & ’18 Kentucky winner – Only Kentucky top 5 finishes in 8 races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2017 & ’18 Kentucky Stage 1, 2 & race winner – 326 of 541 Laps led last 2 Kentucky races (60%)
  • 372 Laps led last 3 Kentucky races – 1 Lap led previous 5 Kentucky races
  • 4 Drivers finished top 5 in 2018 Stage 1 & 2:
  • Martin Truex Jr. (1st & 1st), Ryan Blaney (4th & 3rd), Kyle Busch (3rd & 2nd) & Kevin Harvick (2nd & 4th)
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 12th or better all 8 Kentucky races – 6 Top 5 finishes including 2 straight
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 4th at 2018 Kentucky – First of 5 straight top 5 finishes (Only 5 top 5 finishes final 13 races last season)
  • Kevin Harvick: 0 for 8 at Kentucky – Best finish: 5th (Last year)
  • Kevin Harvick: 6 Straight Kentucky top 10 finishes – Only 1 top 5 finish in 8 Kentucky races (Finished 5th last year)
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 5th at 2018 Kentucky – First of 8 Straight top 10 finishes last season
  • Kyle Larson: Started rear of field 2018 Kentucky – Finished 9th
  • 2018 Kentucky: Only 2 pit road speeding penalties – Brad Keselowski finished 3rd after lap 39 pit road speeding penalty
  • All 3 Team Penske drivers finished top 10 at 2018 Kentucky – Ryan Blaney 2nd, Brad Keselowski 3rd & Joey Logano 10th
  • Kyle Busch only Joe Gibbs Racing finisher in top 10 at 2018 Kentucky – Finished 4th
  • Kurt Busch will be racing for his 6th different team in 9th race at Kentucky
  • Kurt Busch: Finished 6th at 2018 Kentucky – First of 8 Straight top 10 finishes last season
  • Only 1 Chevrolet finished top 10 at 2018 Kentucky – Kyle Larson finished 9th
  • 4 Different winners 8 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kentucky races
  • 1 Driver won consecutive Kentucky races – Martin Truex Jr. 2017 & ‘18
  • 3 Teams won 8 Kentucky races – Joe Gibbs Racing (3), Team Penske (3) & Furniture Row Racing (2)
  • Driver starting first won 3 of 8 Kentucky races
  • 5 of 8 Kentucky races won by front-row starter
  • 3 Won Kentucky & championship in same season – Brad Keselowski 2012, Kyle Busch 2015 & Martin Truex Jr. 2017
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of 8 Kentucky races – 2 Wins
  • Most laps led in a Kentucky race: 199 – Brad Keselowski (2014)
  • Latest point Kentucky winner took lead for first time: Lap 95 (Matt Kenseth 2013)
  • Only 2 led first lap & won Kentucky – Brad Keselowski (2014) & Martin Truex Jr. (2018)
  • 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)
  • Fastest Kentucky race: 150.454mph (2018)
  • Closest Kentucky finish: .175 (2016) – Brad Keselowski over Carl Edwards
  • Final green-flag run 43 laps or longer 5 of last 7 Kentucky races

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES KENTUCKY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 3 Tyler Reddick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 5 Justin Haley (Every race)
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 6.2 Tyler Reddick
  • Most laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 305 Christopher Bell
  • Christopher Bell:
  • 2018 Kentucky winner – Qualifying spin, rolled off 12th, started rear of field, finished 14th in Stage 1, 7th in Stage 2 & led final 17 laps
  • 15 Different winners in 24 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kentucky races
  • A remarkable 8 won Kentucky in first try including Christopher Bell in 2018
  • 6 Won first career race at Kentucky
  • 11 Won first race of season at Kentucky
  • Kevin Harvick only driver to win Kentucky & championship in same season (2001)
  • Most tries before first Kentucky win: Elliott Sadler won in 11th try
  • 1 Kentucky race settled by last lap pass – Todd Bodine passed Greg Biffle (2002)
  • Most laps led in a Kentucky race: 192 – Austin Dillon 6/12
  • Leader of most laps won 9 of 24 Kentucky races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 8 of last 12 Kentucky races
  • Winner led first lap in 7 of 24 Kentucky races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 179 or later in 6 Kentucky races
  • Most consecutive laps led in a Kentucky race: 131 – Kevin Harvick (2001)
  • 10 of last 18 Kentucky winners 23 years old or younger
  • 14 of 24 Kentucky winners 25 years old or younger
  • Kyle Busch won Kentucky at 19-years-old & 32-years-old
  • Rookie candidates won 6 of 24 Kentucky races
  • Best Rookie candidate finished top 10 in 23 of 24 Kentucky races
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 1 last Kentucky race – Finished 3rd
  • John Hunter Nemechek won Stage 2 last Kentucky race – Finished 7th
  • Closest Kentucky finish: .036 Seconds (2002) – Todd Bodine over Greg Biffle
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner in last 9 Kentucky Xfinity Series races (2 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch won 3 Kentucky races with 2 different teams – Hendrick Motorsports & Joe Gibbs Racing
  • 23 of 24 Kentucky winners qualified 12th or better – 2 Started rear of field
  • 2 Kentucky winners started rear of field – Kyle Busch (2004) & Christopher Bell (2018)
  • Worst qualified position of Kentucky winner (2 Started rear of field): 19th – Brad Keselowski (6/13)
  • *Kyle Busch started from rear of field 2004 after qualifying 2nd (Backup)
  • *Christopher Bell started rear of field 2018 after qualifying 12th (Tire change)
  • Winner led 20 or fewer laps in 8 of 24 Kentucky races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won 5 of last 6 Kentucky poles with 4 different drivers – Suarez, Kyle Busch, E. Jones & Benjamin
  • 8 of 24 Kentucky races won from pole
  • Most consecutive laps led from start: 81 – Austin Dillon 6/12
  • Joey Logano: Youngest to win Xfinity Series race (18 Years, 21 Days old) – 2008 Kentucky