NASCAR Kentucky Sunday, July 8, 2018

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: 5 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kentucky top 10 finishes: 6 Kyle Busch & Matt Kenseth
  • Best Kentucky average finish: 5.1 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kentucky laps led: 549 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick (Only winners on 1.5-mile tracks this season)
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Martin Truex Jr. (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 5 Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 6 Kyle Busch (Every race)
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 3.7 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 600 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 5 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 7 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks last season – Winless in 6 races this season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 20 Laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 4 Different winners 7 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kentucky races
  • 3 Drivers finished top 5 in 2017 Stage 1 & 2: Martin Truex Jr. (1st & 1st), Kyle Busch (2nd & 2nd) & Kevin Harvick (4th & 4th)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1, 2, race & led most laps 2017 Kentucky
  • Kyle Larson: 2017 Kentucky penalty after starting 40th (No qualifying run), pit road speeding penalty & finished 2nd
  • Rear brake cooling assembly – 35 Driver points, 35 team points, Chad Johnston suspended 3 races & fined $75,000
  • 2017: Martin Truex Jr. (152) & Kyle Busch (112) led 264 of 274 laps – Only 4 leaders
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Wins, 3 Top 2 finishes, 6 Top 10 finishes, 12th or better all 7 Kentucky races
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 11th or better last 6 Kentucky races – 5 Straight top 10 finishes
  • Jimmie Johnson: 0 for 7 at Kentucky
  • 8 Pit road speeding penalties by 8 drivers last Kentucky race
  • 3 Teams won 7 Kentucky races – Joe Gibbs Racing (3), Team Penske (3) & Furniture Row Racing (1)
  • 3 Won Kentucky & championship in same season – Brad Keselowski 2012, Kyle Busch 2015 & Martin Truex Jr. 2017
  • No driver won consecutive Kentucky races – Martin Truex Jr. won last race
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of 7 Kentucky races – 2 Wins
  • 4 of 7 Kentucky races won by front-row starter
  • Stewart-Haas Racing winless at Kentucky – 1 of 2 tracks (Talladega)
  • Most laps led in a Kentucky race: 199 – Brad Keselowski (2014)
  • Driver starting first won 2 of 7 Kentucky races
  • 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)
  • 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 6 Kentucky races

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES KENTUCKY STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Kentucky wins: 3 Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano
  • Most Kentucky 2nd-place finishes: 3 Greg Biffle
  • Most Kentucky top 3 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kentucky top 5 finishes: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most Kentucky top 10 finishes: 9 Brad Keselowski & Elliott Sadler
  • Most Kentucky laps led: 766 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Kyle Larson
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 4 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 5 Elliott Sadler (Every race)
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 222 Kyle Larson
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 4 Christopher Bell
  • 14 Different winners in 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kentucky races
  • Kyle Busch: Kentucky 7/17 winner – 88th career NXS win (3rd Kentucky win); Final 69 laps from previous pit stop
  • Ryan Blaney: Kentucky 7/17 – 22nd to 2nd after lap 168 uncontrolled tire penalty
  • Kyle Busch won 3 Kentucky races with 2 different teams – Hendrick Motorsports & Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner in last 8 Kentucky Xfinity Series races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won last 5 Kentucky poles with 4 different drivers – Suarez, Kyle Busch, E. Jones & Benjamin
  • 8 of 23 Kentucky races won from pole
  • 2 of last 4 Kentucky races won from pole – Kyle Busch 7/16 & 7/17
  • 22 of 23 Kentucky winners qualified 11th or better – Kyle Busch started rear of field 6/04 after qualifying 2nd
  • Winner led 20 or fewer laps in 7 of 23 Kentucky races
  • 7 Won Kentucky in first try
  • Most tries before first Kentucky win: Elliott Sadler won in 11th try
  • Kevin Harvick only driver to win Kentucky & championship in same season (2001)
  • 11 Won first race of season at Kentucky
  • 6 Won first career race at Kentucky
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 4 of last 8 Kentucky races
  • Final pass for lead took place with 9 or fewer laps to go 5 of last 8 Kentucky races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 Kentucky races
  • Erik Jones passed for final lead change 3 Kentucky races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 6 times at Kentucky – 1 Win in those 6 races (7/16)
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 179 or later in 5 Kentucky races
  • 9 of last 17 Kentucky winners 22 years old or younger
  • 13 of 23 Kentucky winners 25 years old or younger
  • Kyle Busch won Kentucky at 19-years-old & 32-years-old
  • Rookie candidates won 5 of 23 Kentucky races
  • Erik Jones won Stage 1 last Kentucky July race – Finished 3rd
  • Ryan Blaney won Stage 2 last Kentucky July race – Finished 2nd
  • Cole Custer won Stage 1 & 2 last Kentucky race – Finished 5th
  • Most consecutive laps led from start: 81 – Austin Dillon 6/12
  • Worst qualified position of Kentucky winner: 19th – Brad Keselowski (6/13)
  • *Kyle Busch started from rear of field 6/04 after qualifying 2nd (Backup)
  • Mid-race leader won only 8 of 23 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
  • Leader of most laps won 9 of 23 Kentucky races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 7 of last 11 Kentucky races
  • Winner led first lap in 7 of 23 Kentucky races
  • Most consecutive laps led in a Kentucky race: 131 – Kevin Harvick (2001)
  • Best Rookie candidate finished top 10 in 22 of 23 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: 151.728mph (9/17)
  • Closest Kentucky finish: .036 Seconds (2002) – Todd Bodine over Greg Biffle
  • Final green-flag run 9 or fewer laps 7 of last 10 Kentucky races