NASCAR Las Vegas Sunday, February 25, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES LAS VEGAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Las Vegas races: 18 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon & Matt Kenseth
  • Most Las Vegas wins: 4 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Winless)
  • Most Las Vegas top 3 finishes: 6 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas top 10 finishes: 10 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth & Mark Martin
  • Best Las Vegas average finish: 7.7 Dale Earnhardt
  • Most Las Vegas laps led: 595 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track wins: 2 Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track 2nd-place finishes: 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 3 finishes: 4 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 5 finishes: 5 Carl Edwards
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Best Las Vegas reconfigured track average finish: 8.5 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • 2017 Las Vegas: Martin Truex Jr. first win of championship season passing Keselowski with 2 to go (Drove for the cycle)
  • Kyle Busch & Joey Logano post-race fight
  • 12 Different winners in 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas races (8 are champions)
  • 8 Different winners in 11 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas races on reconfigured track
  • Las Vegas winner went on to win championship in same season 6 times including Martin Truex Jr. in 2017
  • Last 6 Las Vegas races won by champion drivers (Keselowski 2, Harvick, Kenseth, Stewart & Truex Jr.)
  • Brad Keselowski won 2 of last 4 Las Vegas races
  • Brad Keselowski: 5 Straight Las Vegas top 10 finishes – All-time longest streak: 6 Straight (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)
  • Jimmie Johnson: Winless last 7 Las Vegas races – 4 Wins previous 6 races
  • Kyle Larson finished 2nd, 2nd & 1st on West Coast Swing last season
  • Brad Keselowski: 1 of 2 to finish top 10 all 3 races on West Coast Swing last season – Finished 5th, 5th & 2nd
  • Kevin Harvick worst finish last season: 38th – Las Vegas (Crash)
  • 13 of top 14 finishers in 1998 were Fords – Dale Earnhardt finished 8th in Chevrolet
  • Most consecutive Las Vegas wins: Jimmie Johnson won 3 straight (2005, ’06 & ’07)
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps 3 Las Vegas races – 1 Win (2005)
  • Closest Las Vegas margin-of-victory: .045 Seconds Jimmie Johnson over Matt Kenseth (2006)
  • Only 1 Las Vegas overtime finish (2006) – Matt Kenseth led at scheduled distance & Jimmie Johnson won
  • Best Las Vegas finish by Rookie of the Year contender: 2nd – Kasey Kahne (2004) & Kyle Busch (2005)
  • No driver leading 1st lap ever won Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 3 of last 4 Las Vegas races – 2 Won by Brad Keselowski
  • 2 Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races settled by last lap pass
  • 7 Las Vegas races won from drivers starting in first 2 rows – All 7 in last 12 races
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 Las Vegas races
  • Roush Fenway Racing leads all teams with 7 Las Vegas wins – Winless last 6 races
  • Hendrick Motorsports 2nd all-time with 5 Las Vegas wins
  • Richard Childress Racing winless at Las Vegas
  • Only 1 Las Vegas winner after winning pole – Kyle Busch (2009) – Started from the rear (Engine change)
  • Kyle Busch (2009) & Jeff Gordon (2015) started rear of field after winning pole
  • Jeff Burton finished 2nd, 1st & 1st in first 3 Las Vegas races
  • Jeff Burton won only shortened Las Vegas race (2000) – 148 of 267 laps
  • No Las Vegas race postponed

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES LAS VEGAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Las Vegas wins: 4 Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kyle Busch (2016 Winner)
  • Most Las Vegas top 3 finishes: 6 Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas top 5 finishes: 6 Kevin Harvick & Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas top 10 finishes: 8 Greg Biffle
  • Most Las Vegas laps led: 521 Kyle Busch
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track wins: 2 Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 3 finishes: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 6 Justin Allgaier
  • 15 Different winners in 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas races
  • 10 Different winners in 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas races on reconfigured track
  • 9 Different winners last 9 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas races
  • Last 6 winners were first-time Las Vegas winners
  • 1 Driver won Las Vegas & championship in same season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2012
  • Drivers eligible for championship points won 2 of last 6 Las Vegas races
  • Justin Allgaier best finisher eligible for championship points last Las Vegas race – Finished 4th
  • 2 Swept Las Vegas NXS & MENCS races in same weekend – Jeff Burton (2000) & Brad Keselowski (2014)
  • Best Las Vegas finish by Rookie of the Year contender: 2nd – Greg Biffle (2001)
  • Last 5 Las Vegas winners led 106 or more laps
  • 5 of 21 Las Vegas races won from pole – 2 of last 3 won from pole
  • Worst start position of winner: 29th – Joe Nemechek (2003)
  • 1 Won first career race at Las Vegas – Jeff Green (1997)
  • Kyle Busch led 199 of 200 laps in 2016 (Led final 145 laps) – Darrell Wallace Jr. led lap 55
  • Most consecutive Las Vegas laps led: 145 – Kyle Busch (2016)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 Las Vegas races
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change 2 Las Vegas races
  • 3 Las Vegas NXS overtime finishes