MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MARTINSVILLE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

Career

Wins

Martinsville

Wins

Martinsville Playoff Race

Wins

Short Track

Wins

KYLE BUSCH

55

2

1

16

KEVIN HARVICK

48

1

0

6

DENNY HAMLIN

36

5

2

10

MARTIN TRUEX JR.

25

0

0

2

JOEY LOGANO

23

1

1

5

CHASE ELLIOTT

6

0

0

0

KYLE LARSON

6

0

0

1

RYAN BLANEY

3

0

0

0

  • Last 2 Martinsville Playoff races settled by last lap pass
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  • 2018 Martinsville Playoff race
  • Joey Logano moved Martin Truex Jr. exiting final turn on final lap to take the win & earn a trip to Miami
  • Logano & Truex finished 1-2 in Miami
  • Logano, “Just thinking about Miami, man.  Some are going to like it, and haters are going to hate a little bit, but I’m a hard racer.
  • I don’t think that’s a secret to anyone. We’re here to win a championship this year.”
  • Truex, “He may have won the battle, but he ain’t winning the damn war.
  • That’s it. I’m not letting him – I’m going to win the championship.”
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  • 7 of top 8 Martinsville winners are Hall of Fame drivers – Jimmie Johnson only driver not yet in Hall of Fame (9 Wins)
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  • Brad Keselowski led 446 laps at Martinsville March (Including 319 consecutive laps) – Career-high
  • 5th most laps led all-time in a Martinsville race
  • Most laps ever led in a Martinsville race: 493 – Fred Lorenzen 9/64
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  • Chase Elliott: Finished 2nd at Martinsville March – First Hendrick top 5 finish this season (Only Chevrolet in top 10)
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  • Kyle Busch: Finished 3rd at Martinsville March – 4th straight top 3 finish this season (2 Wins last 3 races)
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  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 5th at Martinsville March – Lap 265 uncontrolled tire
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  • Clint Bowyer: Finished 7th at Martinsville March – Lap 314 & 374 pit road speeding penalties
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  • Most Martinsville wins of active drivers: 9 Jimmie Johnson
  • Johnson also leads active drivers in top 5s: 19, top 10s: 24, laps led: 2862, avg. finish: 8.5 & lead lap finishes: 30
  • Most Martinsville poles of active drivers: 5 Joey Logano
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  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Wins last 3 short track races – Only driver to win more than one short track race this season
  • Most short track top 3 finishes this season: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Denny Hamlin: Only driver to finish top 5 all 5 short track races this season 
  • Most short track top 10 finishes this season: 5 Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin
  • Best short track average finish this season: 3.6 Kyle Busch
  • Most short track laps led this season: 697 Brad Keselowski
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  • Brad Keselowski only driver to lead laps all 5 short track races this season
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  • Kyle Busch: 8 Straight Martinsville top 5 finishes – 4 Top 2 finishes (2 Wins & 2 2nd-place finishes)
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  • Martin Truex Jr.: 0 for 27 at Martinsville – 262 Laps led
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 5 Martinsville top 5 finishes – 3 Top 5 finishes in last 4 races
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  • Kevin Harvick: 1 Martinsville win (4/11) – Winless last 16 Martinsville races
  • Kevin Harvick: 4 Straight Martinsville top 10 finishes – Finished 5th twice
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  • Jimmie Johnson: Finished 24th at Martinsville March – Average running position: 20th
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  • Brad Keselowski: 7 Straight Martinsville top 10 finishes – 2 Wins (4/17 & 3/19)
  • Brad Keselowski: 5 Straight Martinsville races led – 712 Laps led
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  • Joey Logano: 309 Laps led 2018 Martinsville Playoff race – 309 Laps led previous 6 Martinsville races
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  • Most Martinsville Playoff race wins: 6 Jimmie Johnson
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  • Most Martinsville Playoff race top 3 finishes: 9 Jimmie Johnson
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  • Most Martinsville Playoff race top 5 finishes: 11 Jimmie Johnson
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  • Most Martinsville Playoff race top 10 finishes: 13 Denny Hamlin
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  • Martinsville MENCS race ended under lights for first time 10/17
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  • Pit road speeding penalties – March 2018: 8 by 6 drivers / October 2018: 4 by 4 drivers / March 2019: 6 by 4 drivers
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  • 52 Different winners in 141 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Martinsville races
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  • 7 Different winners in 15 Martinsville Playoff races
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  • 24 of the 33 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions won at Martinsville (90 Total wins)
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  • 9 Champions with no Martinsville wins including Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Brad Keselowski led 446 of 500 laps at Martinsville 3/19 – Most laps led at Martinsville race since Richard Petty led 480 10/70
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  • Brad Keselowski led 319 consecutive laps at Martinsville 3/19 – Laps 6-324
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  • Denny Hamlin passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 Martinsville Playoff races
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  • Jimmie Johnson won 3 straight Martinsville Playoff races 2006, ’07 & ‘08
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  • Hendrick Motorsports won 5 of last 7 Martinsville Playoff race with 3 different drivers – Gordon 2, Johnson 2 & Earnhardt Jr. 1
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  • 20 or more lead lap finishers 11 of 15 Martinsville Playoff races
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  • 15 or more cautions 10 of 15 Martinsville Playoff races
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  • Final green run 7 or fewer laps 11 of 15 Martinsville Playoff races 
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  • Martinsville Playoff race winner went on to win championship 6 of last 13 seasons – 4 Times by Jimmie Johnson
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  • Champion finished 6th or better 14 of 15 Martinsville Playoff races – Kevin Harvick finished 33rd in 2014
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  • Jeff Gordon (2005) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014) only Martinsville Playoff race winners as non-Playoff drivers
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  • Denny Hamlin best non-Playoff finisher 2018 Martinsville Playoff race – Finished 2nd
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  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville 3/18 – First Martinsville win in 25th try
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  • Kyle Busch won Martinsville for first time in 22nd try (4/16) – Won 2 of last 7 Martinsville races (4/16 & 10/17)
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  • 24 NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers won Martinsville races
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  • Brad Keselowski won 2 of last 5 Martinsville races
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  • Brad Keselowski only repeat winner last 6 Martinsville races (2 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
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  • Brad Keselowski won Martinsville March Stage 1, 2 & race
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  • Joey Logano led 309 laps including 227 straight in 2018 Martinsville Playoff race – Led 309 of final 368 laps (84%)
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  • 122 Lap green flag run in 2018 Martinsville Playoff race
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  • 2018 Martinsville Playoff race winner Joey Logano pitted in stall 4
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  • Last to win from pit stall 1: Jimmie Johnson 10/12 & 4/13
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  • Driver pitted in stall 1 winless last 12 Martinsville races
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  • Joey Logano: 5 Martinsville poles (Leads active drivers) – Won 5 of last 7 poles with qualifying
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  • Joey Logano started top 10 last 13 Martinsville races – Front row 7 races
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  • Driver starting first failed to win last 12 Martinsville races – Last to win from pole: Jimmie Johnson 4/13
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  • Driver starting 1st won 21 of 141 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
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  • Jimmie Johnson leads all winning 3 Martinsville races from 1st starting position
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  • 13 Won first career pole at Martinsville
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  • 12 Won first career race at Martinsville – Last: Ricky Craven (10/15/01)
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  • Morgan Shepherd scored first career win in 15th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race (4/81)
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  • Harry Gant finished 2nd in 10 races before first career win at Martinsville (4/82)
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  • Harry Gant won Martinsville 9/91 at age of 51 years, 8 months, 12 days (The final of 4 straight wins)
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  • Geoff Bodine won first career race & first race for Hendrick Motorsports (4/84)
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  • Earl Ross was 2nd driver to win a race born outside United States – Martinsville 9/29/74
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  • 10/22/06: Denny Hamlin finished 2nd at Martinsville in Rookie season
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  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to finish top 10 at Martinsville: Juan Pablo Montoya finished 8th 10/21/07
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  • 2 Rookie of the Year candidates won Martinsville – Earl Ross (9/74) & Morgan Shepherd (4/81)
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  • Fred Lorenzen only driver to win 4 straight Martinsville races
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  • 18 Martinsville win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races
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  • Jimmie Johnson last to win back-to-back Martinsville races (10/12 & 4/13)
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  • Last to win back-to-back fall races: Denny Hamlin 2009-’10 (Joey Logano won last fall)
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  • Both Martinsville races swept 12 times – Last: Denny Hamlin in 2010 (Brad Keselowski won in March)
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  • Drivers swept both Martinsville races and won MENCS championship 4 times – Last: 2007 Jimmie Johnson
  • Red Byron won only race run at Martinsville in 1949
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  • 3 of 141 Martinsville races settled by last lap pass (9/87, 10/17 & 10/18)
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  • 2 of last 4 Martinsville races settled by last lap pass
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  • 6 Martinsville Overtime finishes – Jeff Gordon lost last 2 after leading at scheduled distance (3/10 & 4/12)
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  • Leader at scheduled distance lost 3 Martinsville Overtime races
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  • Longest Martinsville race: 515 laps (4/12)
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  • Most tries before first Martinsville win: 30 – Dale Jarrett (4/01) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (10/14)
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  • 4 Won Martinsville in first try – Red Byron (9/49), Dick Rathmann (4/52), Earl Ross (9/74) & Morgan Shepherd (4/81)
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  • 11 Different car makes won Martinsville races
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  • Chevrolet leads all with 56 Martinsville wins
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  • Ford: 4 Wins last 5 Martinsville races (3 Straight wins) – Winless previous 28 races
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  • 7 Toyota wins at Martinsville – 5 by Denny Hamlin
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  • 24 Martinsville wins by Hendrick Motorsports – First win by Hendrick Motorsports: Martinsville 4/84
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  • 24 Martinsville wins by Hendrick Motorsports – Most of all tracks & most of all teams
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  • 10 Martinsville MENCS wins by Joe Gibbs Racing
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  • 7 Martinsville MENCS wins by Richard Childress Racing
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  • 9 Martinsville MENCS wins by Team Penske – 6 by Rusty Wallace, 2 by Brad Keselowski & 1 by Joey Logano
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  • 4 Martinsville MENCS wins by Roush – Last win: 10/02 (Kurt Busch)
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  • 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Martinsville wins with 4 different drivers
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  • 28 Different winners in 41 Martinsville NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races
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  • Kyle Busch only driver to win Martinsville NGOTS & MENCS races in same weekend (4/16)
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  • 2 Drivers didn’t compete in the Martinsville race for which they won the pole
  • Donnie Allison (5/31/70) & Jimmy Hensley (9/24/89)
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  • 5/19/57: Buck Baker won Martinsville, but did not lead final lap
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  • 4/26/81: First Pontiac to win a race since 10/27/63
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  • #11 Won 16 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races