NASCAR Martinsville Sunday, March 18, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MARTINSVILLE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most short track wins last season: 2 Kyle Busch
  • Most short track top 3 finishes last season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most short track top 5 finishes last season: 4 Joey Logano
  • Most short track top 10 finishes last season: 5 Denny Hamlin
  • Best short track average finish last season: 8.2 Joey Logano
  • Most short track laps led last season: 653 Kyle Busch
  • Martinsville 3/17: Brad Keselowski first Martinsville win despite pit road speeding penalty
  • Martinsville 10/17:
  • Denny Hamlin spun Chase Elliott out of the lead with 3 laps of scheduled distance to go
  • Kyle Busch passed Denny Hamlin for win on final lap followed by Chase Elliott-Denny Hamlin confrontation
  • Martinsville MENCS race ended under lights for first time 10/17
  • 50 Different winners in 138 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Martinsville races
  • 2 of 138 Martinsville races settled by last lap pass (9/87 & 10/17)
  • 2 Finished top 5 both Martinsville races last season – Kyle Busch & Brad Keselowski
  • 5 Finished top 10 both Martinsville races last season – Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Keselowski & Stenhouse Jr.
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Straight Martinsville top 5 finishes – 2 Wins
  • Brad Keselowski: 4 Straight Martinsville top 5 finishes – 1 Win (4/17)
  • Kyle Busch won Martinsville for first time in 22nd try (4/16) – Won 2 of last 4 Martinsville races (4/16 & 10/17)
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 8 Martinsville races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of last 4 Martinsville races – 2 Wins & 1 2nd-place finish
  • Kyle Busch led 458 of 1005 Martinsville laps last season (46%)
  • Kyle Busch led 813 laps total last 4 Martinsville races
  • Kyle Busch led 352 laps winning Martinsville 4/16
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Martinsville April race – Finished 2nd
  • Kyle Busch is only repeat winner last 11 Virginia races (2 Wins) – 9 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch is only repeat winner last 9 short track races (2 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win Martinsville NCWTS & MENCS races in same weekend (4/16)
  • Denny Hamlin passed for final lead change last 2 Martinsville Playoff races
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all winning 3 Martinsville races from 1st starting position
  • Jimmie Johnson last to win back-to-back Martinsville races (10/12 & 4/13)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 last Martinsville April race – Finished 16th
  • Martin Truex Jr. winless in 72 short track races
  • Chase Elliott won Stage 2 last Martinsville April race – Finished 3rd
  • Brad Keselowski won Stage 1 & 2 in 2017 Martinsville Playoff race – Finished 4th
  • Joey Logano: 4 Poles last 6 Martinsville races – Started front row 6 of last 7 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver passed for final lead change last 4 Martinsville races
  • 6 of last 9 Martinsville winners led less than 100 laps
  • Green flag runs of 122 & 91 laps in 2017 Martinsville Playoff race
  • Martinsville 4/17 winner Brad Keselowski pitted in stall 17
  • 2017 Martinsville Playoff race winner Kyle Busch pitted in stall 13
  • Last to win from pit stall 1: Jimmie Johnson 10/12 & 4/13
  • 20 NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers won Martinsville races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 9 Wins last 17 short track races – Kyle Busch 3, Carl Edwards 2, Denny Hamlin 2 & Matt Kenseth 2
  • Driver starting 1st won 21 of 138 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 13 Won first career pole at Martinsville
  • 12 Won first career race at Martinsville – Last: Ricky Craven (10/15/01)
  • Morgan Shepherd scored first career win in 15th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race (4/81)
  • Harry Gant finished 2nd in 10 races before first career win at Martinsville (4/82)
  • Geoff Bodine won first career race & first race for Hendrick Motorsports (4/84)
  • 2 Rookie of the Year candidates won Martinsville – Earl Ross (9/74) & Morgan Shepherd (4/81)
  • #11 Won 16 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 11 Different car makes won Martinsville races
  • Chevrolet leads all with 56 Martinsville wins
  • Ford: 1 Win last 30 Martinsville races – Brad Keselowski 4/17
  • 7 Toyota wins at Martinsville – 5 by Denny Hamlin
  • Fred Lorenzen only driver to win 4 straight Martinsville races
  • 18 Martinsville win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races
  • Last to win back-to-back spring races: Rusty Wallace 1993-’96 (Brad Keselowski won last spring)
  • Both Martinsville races swept 12 times – Last: Denny Hamlin in 2010
  • Winner of a Martinsville race went on to win championship 7 of last 12 seasons – Jimmie Johnson 6 times
  • 23 of the 32 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions won at Martinsville (88 Total wins)
  • 9 Champions winless at Martinsville wins including Martin Truex Jr.
  • Joey Logano started 6th or better last 10 Martinsville races – Front row 6 races
  • Driver starting first failed to win last 9 Martinsville races – Last to win from pole: Jimmie Johnson 4/13
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 24 Martinsville wins – 6 Wins last 11 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 10 Martinsville wins – 3 Wins last 6 races
  • 6 Martinsville Overtime finishes – Jeff Gordon lost last 2 after leading at scheduled distance (3/10 & 4/12)
  • Leader at scheduled distance lost 3 Martinsville Overtime races
  • Longest Martinsville race: 515 laps (4/12)
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Virginia races
  • 24 Martinsville wins by Hendrick Motorsports – First win by Hendrick Motorsports: Martinsville 4/84
  • 24 Martinsville wins by Hendrick Motorsports – Most of all tracks & most of all teams
  • 10 Martinsville MENCS wins by Joe Gibbs Racing
  • 7 Martinsville MENCS wins by Richard Childress Racing
  • 7 Martinsville MENCS wins by Team Penske – 6 by Rusty Wallace & 1 by Brad Keselowski
  • 4 Martinsville MENCS wins by Roush – Last win: 10/02 (Kurt Busch)
  • 3 Stewart-Haas Racing Martinsville wins with 3 different drivers
  • Furniture Row Racing winless at Martinsville