NASCAR Martinsville Sunday, October 21, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MARTINSVILLE STATS HIGHLIGHT

ON THIS DATE!

  • 10/28/01 PHOENIX JEFF BURTON WINS FOR THE 17TH & FINAL TIME WITH ROUSH
  • Kyle Busch only Playoff driver with Martinsville Playoff race win (2017)
  • Most Martinsville Playoff race wins: 6 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Martinsville Playoff race top 3 finishes: 9 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Martinsville Playoff race top 5 finishes: 11 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Martinsville Playoff race top 10 finishes: 12 Jeff Gordon & Denny Hamlin
  • Best Martinsville Playoff race average finish: 5.2 Jeff Gordon
  • Most short track wins this season: 3 Kyle Busch (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most short track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most short track top 2 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Busch (4 Top 2 finishes in 5 races this season)
  • Clint Bowyer & Kevin Harvick only drivers to finish top 10 all 5 short track races this season
  • Best short track average finish this season: 5th Kyle Busch
  • Most short track laps led this season: 380 Clint Bowyer (215 Laps led at Martinsville March)
  • Most short track races led this season: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Jimmie Johnson: 4 Straight short track top 10 finishes
  • 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 March:
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-long 190-race winless streak winning Martinsville for first time in 25th try (Cash ran to him after win)
  • Martinsville MENCS race ended under lights for first time 10/17
  • 51 Different winners in 139 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Martinsville races
  • 6 Different winners in 14 Martinsville Playoff races
  • Jimmie Johnson won 3 straight Martinsville Playoff races 2006, ’07 & ‘08
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 5 of last 6 Martinsville Playoff race with 3 different drivers – Gordon 2, Johnson 2 & Earnhardt Jr. 1
  • 20 or more lead lap finishers 10 of 14 Martinsville Playoff races
  • 15 or more cautions 10 of 14 Martinsville Playoff races
  • Final green run 7 or fewer laps 11 of 14 Martinsville Playoff races
  • Martinsville Playoff race winner went on to win championship 5 of last 12 seasons – 4 Times by Jimmie Johnson
  • Champion finished 6th or better 13 of 14 Martinsville Playoff races – Kevin Harvick finished 33rd in 2014
  • Jeff Gordon (2005) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014) only Martinsville Playoff race winners as non-Playoff drivers
  • Clint Bowyer was best non-Playoff finisher 2017 Martinsville Playoff race – Finished 3rd
  • Kyle Busch is only repeat winner last 14 Virginia races (4 Wins) – 10 Others 1 win each
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 12 of last 23 short track races (52%)
  • Kyle Busch: 6 Straight Martinsville top 5 finishes – 2 Wins (3 Straight top 2 finishes)
  • Brad Keselowski: 5 Straight Martinsville top 10 finishes – 1 Win (4/17)
  • Clint Bowyer ended career-longest 190-race winless streak at Martinsville 3/18 – First Martinsville win in 25th try
  • Kyle Busch won Martinsville for first time in 22nd try (4/16) – Won 2 of last 5 Martinsville races (4/16 & 10/17)
  • 21 NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers won Martinsville races
  • Joey Logano started 6th or better last 11 Martinsville races – Front row 6 races
  • Driver starting first failed to win last 10 Martinsville races – Last to win from pole: Jimmie Johnson 4/13
  • Driver starting first failed to finish 29 of 139 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 9 Martinsville races (2 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 Martinsville races – Hendrick, Penske, Gibbs & Stewart-Haas
  • Clint Bowyer led 215 laps winning last Martinsville race including final 114
  • Kyle Busch led 352 laps winning Martinsville 4/16
  • Denny Hamlin passed for final lead change last 2 Martinsville Playoff races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 Martinsville races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing driver passed for final lead change last 5 Martinsville races
  • Green flag runs of 122 & 91 laps in 2017 Martinsville Playoff race
  • Only 4 cautions last Martinsville race – Green flag runs of 119, 113 & 109 laps
  • Denny Hamlin won Stage 1 last Martinsville race – Finished 12th
  • Ryan Blaney won Stage 2 last Martinsville race – Finished 3rd
  • Brad Keselowski won Stage 1 & 2 in 2017 Martinsville Playoff race – Finished 4th
  • Martinsville 3/18 winner Clint Bowyer pitted in stall 31
  • 2017 Martinsville Playoff race winner Kyle Busch pitted in stall 13
  • Last to win from pit stall 1: Jimmie Johnson 10/12 & 4/13
  • Driver starting 1st won 21 of 139 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all winning 3 Martinsville races from 1st starting position
  • 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)
  • Harry Gant won Martinsville 9/91 at age of 51 years, 8 months, 12 days (The final of 4 straight wins)
  • Geoff Bodine won first career race & first race for Hendrick Motorsports (4/84)
  • Earl Ross was 2nd driver to win a race born outside United States – Martinsville 9/29/74
  • 10/22/06: Denny Hamlin finished 2nd at Martinsville in Rookie season
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to finish top 10 at Martinsville: Juan Pablo Montoya finished 8th 10/21/07
  • Best Rookie of the Year contender last Martinsville race: William Byron – Finished 20th
  • 22 Won first short track race at Martinsville
  • 2 Rookie of the Year candidates won Martinsville – Earl Ross (9/74) & Morgan Shepherd (4/81)
  • Fred Lorenzen only driver to win 4 straight Martinsville races
  • 18 Martinsville win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races
  • Jimmie Johnson last to win back-to-back Martinsville races (10/12 & 4/13)
  • Last to win back-to-back fall races: Denny Hamlin 2009-’10 (Kyle Busch won last fall)
  • 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
  • 2 of 139 Martinsville races settled by last lap pass (9/87 & 10/17)
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 11 Martinsville races
  • 5/19/57: Buck Baker won Martinsville, but did not lead final lap
  • *5/19/57 race ended when car crashed through fence & injured spectators
  • 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)
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of last 5 Martinsville races – 2 Wins & 1 2nd-place finish
  • Kyle Busch led 837 laps total last 5 Martinsville races
  • 11 Different car makes won Martinsville races
  • Chevrolet leads all with 56 Martinsville wins
  • Ford: 2 Wins last 3 Martinsville races – Winless previous 28 races
  • 7 Toyota wins at Martinsville – 5 by Denny Hamlin
  • 4/26/81: First Pontiac to win a race since 10/27/63
  • #11 Won 16 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 23 of the 32 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions won at Martinsville (88 Total wins)
  • Most tries before first Martinsville win: 30 – Dale Jarrett (4/01) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (10/14)
  • 4 Won Martinsville in first try – Red Byron (9/49), Dick Rathmann (4/52), Earl Ross (9/74) & Morgan Shepherd (4/81)
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win Martinsville NCWTS & MENCS races in same weekend (4/16)
  • 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)
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 24 Martinsville wins – 6 Wins last 12 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 10 Martinsville wins – 3 Wins last 7 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)
  • 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Martinsville wins with 4 different drivers
  • Furniture Row Racing winless at Martinsville