NASCAR Martinsville Sunday, October 22, 2017

NASCAR MARTINSVILLE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Martinsville Playoff race wins: 6 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Martinsville Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 2 Jimmie Johnson & Jamie McMurray
  • 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
  • Best Martinsville Playoff race average finish: 5.2 Jeff Gordon & Jimmie Johnson

  • 4/16 Winner: Kyle Busch first win in 22nd Martinsville race – Led final 174 laps (Most laps led to end of a 2016 race)
  • 10/16 Winner: Jimmie Johnson led only once for final 92 laps
  • April Winner: Brad Keselowski lap 72 pit road speeding penalty – First win in 15th Martinsville race
  • Joey Logano 4/17: Lap 72 crew over the wall too soon penalty – Finished 4th
  • 50 Different winners in 137 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Martinsville races
  • 20 NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers won Martinsville races
  • 10 Different winners last 10 Virginia races
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Martinsville races
  • 6 of last 8 Martinsville winners led less than 100 laps
  • Green flag runs of 150 & 114 laps in 2016 Martinsville Playoff race
  • Denny Hamlin is only repeat winner last 12 Virginia races (2 Wins) – 10 Others 1 win each
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 8 Wins last 16 short track races – Kyle Busch 2, Carl Edwards 2, Denny Hamlin 2 & Matt Kenseth 2
  • 8 Different winners last 8 short track races – Edwards, Harvick, Hamlin, Johnson, Keselowski, Logano, Kyle Busch & Larson
  • 18 Martinsville win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races
  • Winner of a Martinsville race went on to win championship 7 of last 11 seasons – Jimmie Johnson 6 times
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 7 of last 8 Martinsville races – 4 Finished 2nd
  • Matt Kenseth led most laps last Martinsville Playoff race (176) – Finished 4th
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth (176), Denny Hamlin (48) & Kyle Busch (3) led 227 of 500 laps last Playoff race
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 2 of last 3 Martinsville races – 1 Win (4/16)
  • Kyle Busch led 629 laps total last 3 Martinsville races
  • Ford: 1 Win last 29 Martinsville races – Brad Keselowski 4/17
  • 6 Toyota wins at Martinsville – 5 by Denny Hamlin
  • 20 or more lead lap finishers 9 of 13 Martinsville Playoff races
  • 15 or more cautions 10 of 13 Martinsville Playoff races – Only 5 cautions 2016 Playoff race
  • Final green run 7 or fewer laps 10 of 13 Martinsville Playoff races – Final green run 114 laps 2016 Playoff race
  • Martinsville Playoff race winner went on to win championship 5 of last 11 seasons – 4 Times by Jimmie Johnson
  • Champion finished 6th or better 12 of 13 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
  • 23 of the 31 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions won at Martinsville (87 Total wins)
  • 8 Champions with no Martinsville wins including Matt Kenseth
  • Joey Logano started 6th or better last 9 Martinsville races – Front row 5 races
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change 4 of last 9 Martinsville races
  • Denny Hamlin passed for final lead change last Martinsville Playoff race
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Martinsville race
  • Martinsville 4/17 winner Brad Keselowski pitted in stall 17
  • 2016 Martinsville Playoff race winner Jimmie Johnson pitted in stall 22
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Last to win back-to-back fall races: Denny Hamlin 2009-’10 (Jimmie Johnson won last fall)
  • Both Martinsville races swept 12 times – Last: Denny Hamlin in 2010
  • 1 of 137 Martinsville races settled by last lap pass – 9/87 Darrell Waltrip passed Terry Labonte & Dale Earnhardt
  • 5 Martinsville overtime finishes – Jeff Gordon lost last 2 after leading at scheduled distance (3/10 & 4/12)
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 14 of last 15 Martinsville races
  • Jimmie Johnson led at mid-race 3 times – Failed to win all 3
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps 3 of last 10 Martinsville races – 2 Wins
  • 11 Different car makes won Martinsville races
  • Chevrolet leads all with 56 Martinsville wins
  • 5 Different winners in 13 Martinsville Playoff races
  • Jimmie Johnson won 3 straight Martinsville Playoff races 2006, ’07 & ‘08
  • Brad Keselowski was best non-Playoff finisher last Martinsville Playoff race – Finished 2nd
  • #11 Won 16 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win Martinsville NCWTS & MENCS races in same weekend (4/16)
  • 26 Different winners in 37 Martinsville NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races
  • Pole failed to finish 29 of 137 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Pole failed to finish 1 of last 52 Martinsville Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races – Kasey Kahne 4/12
  • 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)
  • Driver starting 1st won 21 of 137 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
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 24 Martinsville wins – 6 Wins last 10 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
  • 9 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