NASCAR Miami Sunday, November 11, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MIAMI STATS HIGHLIGHTS

ON THIS DATE! November 18

  • 2007 – Jimmie Johnson won 2nd championship
  • 2012 – Brad Keselowski won championship
  • Championship 4 most times:
  • Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick 4
  • Joey Logano & Martin Truex Jr. 3
  • (6 Other drivers once each)
  • All 4 Championship 4 drivers competed against each other last 9 Miami races
  • Kevin Harvick best finisher of Championship 4 drivers in 4 of last 9 Miami races – Most
  • Martin Truex Jr. best finisher of Championship 4 drivers in 3 of last 7 Miami races
  • Kyle Busch best finisher of Championship 4 drivers in 2 of last 6 Miami races
  • Joey Logano has never been best finisher of Championship 4 drivers at Miami
  • Joey Logano only Championship 4 driver without a championship
  • All 4 Championship 4 drivers finished 6th or better in 2017 Miami race
  • First Miami win for last 4 winners – All 4 won championship
  • Joey Logano winless in 9 Miami races
  • (Joey Logano missed Playoffs last season)
  • Most Miami races: 18 Matt Kenseth
  • Most Miami wins: 3 Greg Biffle & Tony Stewart
  • Most Miami 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Miami top 3 finishes: 7 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Miami top 5 finishes: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Miami top 10 finishes: 15 Kevin Harvick
  • Best Miami average finish (More than 1 race): 6.8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Miami laps led: 615 Carl Edwards
  • Most Miami Playoff race wins: 3 Greg Biffle
  • Most Miami Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 2 Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Miami Playoff race top 3 finishes: 6 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Miami Playoff race top 5 finishes: 8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Miami Playoff race top 10 finishes: 13 Kevin Harvick
  • Best Miami Playoff race average finish (More than 1 race): 6.1 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 6 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 8 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 5.2 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 867 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 8 Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano

  • 13 Different winners in 19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Miami races
  • 10 Different winners in 14 Miami Playoff races
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Miami races
  • 5 of last 7 season finale winners also won championship in same season including last 4
  • Last 4 winners won Miami for first time & won championship
  • 11 Won season finale & championship in same season including Harvick, Kyle Busch, Johnson & Truex Jr. last 4 seasons
  • 6 Won final 2 races to finish season – 2 Won first race the following season
  • 11/18/07: Jimmie Johnson won second championship
  • 11/18/12: Brad Keselowski won championship
  • Bill Elliott (2001) & Denny Hamlin (2013) only drivers to score first win of the season at Miami
  • 5 of last 6 winners were first-time Miami winners
  • 6 of last 7 winners ended Miami winless streaks of 10 races of longer
  • Denny Hamlin is only repeat winner in last 9 Miami races (2 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Denny Hamlin won 2 of last 3 Miami poles
  • Pole failed to win last 15 Miami races
  • 2 Won Miami from pole – Bill Elliott 2001 & Kurt Busch 2002
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 8 of 19 Miami races including 3 of last 4
  • Denny Hamlin led at 10 to go mark 2 of last 5 Miami races – 1 Win (2013)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 13 of 19 Miami races including last 7
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last 2 Miami races (132 & 145) – Finished 2nd & 3rd
  • Martin Truex Jr. led final 51 laps last Miami race – Most laps led to end of a Miami race
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Miami race – Finished 2nd
  • Final green run 7 laps or less 3 of last 4 Miami races
  • Kyle Larson best non-Championship 4 finisher last 2 Miami races – Finished 2nd & 3rd
  • Season finale since 2002; First race on current configuration: 2003
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 2 Miami wins – 2012 Jeff Gordon & 2016 Jimmie Johnson
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 6 Miami wins – 4 Different drivers (Kyle Busch, Hamlin, B. Labonte & Stewart)
  • Richard Childress Racing & Team Penske: Winless at Miami
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless last 7 Miami races – 7 Wins previous 9 races
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won 2 of last 7 Miami races – Won championship both times
  • Jimmie Johnson won first Miami race in 16th try (2016) – Most of all drivers
  • Tony Stewart only driver to win in first try (1999) – Also won in 2nd try (2000)
  • Pole finished top 10 in 16 of 19 Miami races
  • Joey Logano won pole, but started from rear of field in backup car in 2012
  • Jimmie Johnson qualified 14th, but won Miami & championship after taking green flag 40th in 2016
  • 2 Won consecutive Miami races – Greg Biffle only driver to win 3 straight (2004, ’05 & ’06)
  • Most laps led in a race: 214 – Matt Kenseth (2007)
  • Bobby Labonte led only final lap 2003 Miami
  • 1 Miami race settled by last lap pass (2003) – Bobby Labonte passed Bill Elliott
  • Tony Stewart only Rookie of the Year contender to win Miami (1999)
  • Ford leads all manufacturers with 7 Miami wins – Winless last 7 races
  • Chevrolet: 5 Miami wins – 4 Wins last 7 races
  • Toyota: 4 Miami wins – All in last 9 races
  • Roush Fenway Racing leads all with 7 Miami wins
  • 3 Non-Playoff winners at Miami – Greg Biffle twice (2004 & ’06)
  • Denny Hamlin won 2013 Miami race as non-Playoff driver
  • Bobby Allison leads all with 5 season finale wins
  • Champion raced Chevrolet to championship 10 of 14 seasons in Playoff era
  • Champion raced Toyota to championship 2 of last 3 seasons
  • Champion raced Ford to championship only 1 season in Playoff era – 2004 Kurt Busch

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES MIAMI STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Christopher Bell: 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion – Finished 2nd at Miami to win championship
  • Cole Custer: 2017 Miami winner – 182 of 200 laps led including final 139
  • Daniel Hemric: 2nd straight Championship 4 – Started 4th, finished 34th last year (Lap 60 battery – Lost 11 laps)
  • Only Championship 4 driver with Championship 4 experience
  • Tyler Reddick: Finished 4th at Miami last season – Pole, finished top 3 in Stage 1 & 2, 18 laps led (Only leader other than Custer)
  • Most Miami races: 18 Joe Nemechek
  • Most Miami wins: 3 Joe Nemechek
  • Most Miami 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most Miami top 3 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most Miami top 5 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch & Mark Martin
  • Most Miami top 10 finishes: 10 Matt Kenseth
  • Most Miami laps led: 487 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Kyle Larson
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Christopher Bell & Daniel Hemric
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 5 Christopher Bell
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 6 Christopher Bell & Cole Custer
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 8 Elliott Sadler
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 222 Kyle Larson (Daniel Hemric 2nd with 221)
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 6 Christopher Bell & Daniel Hemric

  • 17 Different winners in 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series Miami races
  • Joe Nemechek: 3 Miami Xfinity Series wins – Most all-time
  • Joe Nemechek: 3 NASCAR Xfinity Series season finale wins – Most all-time
  • Kyle Busch (2009) & Daniel Suarez (2016) only drivers to win Miami & championship in same year
  • Carl Edwards only driver to sweep Miami Xfinity Series & Monster Energy Series races (2008)
  • 12 of last 14 Miami NXS winners competed in MENCS race same weekend – NXS regular won last 2 races
  • Only 3 won season finale & championship in same year – 1983 Sam Ard, 2009 Kyle Busch & 2016 Daniel Suarez
  • Most laps led in a Miami race: 182 – Cole Custer (2017)
  • Cole Custer led final 139 laps winning Miami in 2017
  • Winner took lead for final time with 7 or fewer laps remaining 11 times including 4 of last 5 Miami races
  • 8 Scored first win of the season at Miami including 3 of last 4 winners
  • Cole Custer only Rookie of the Year contender to win Miami (2017)
  • Season finale since first Miami race in 1995
  • 3 Miami wins from pole – Ryan Newman 2005, Brad Keselowski 2011 & Daniel Suarez 2016
  • 3 Led first lap & won Miami – Ryan Newman 2005, Brad Keselowski 2011 & Daniel Suarez 2016
  • Scott Graves won 2 of last 3 championships as crew chief – 2015 Chris Buescher & 2016 Daniel Suarez
  • Matt Kenseth won first Miami race in 9th try – Most of all drivers
  • Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon & Dale Jarrett won Miami in first try
  • Worst start position of Miami winner: 30th – Jeff Burton 2007
  • Championship lead changed only once in season finale before Playoff era – 1989
  • 2 Miami NASCAR Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win consecutive Miami races – 2009 & ‘10
  • Jeff Burton led only final lap 1998 Miami
  • 4 Won first career race at Miami
  • Joe Nemechek leads all with 3 season finale wins