NASCAR Michigan Sunday, August 5, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Michigan wins since repave: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most Michigan 2nd-place finishes since repave: 6 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Most Michigan top 5 finishes since repave: 8 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan top 10 finishes since repave: 10 Joey Logano
  • Best Michigan average finish since repave: 4.6 Chase Elliott
  • Chase Elliott: 100th race – 7 Won in their 100th race (3 Michigan 2nd-place finishes)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing finished 1-2-3 at Michigan June – Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick & Kurt Busch
  • Clint Bowyer: Michigan June winner – 2nd win in 10-race span (Winless previous 190 races)
  • Kyle Larson: 3 Wins last 4 Michigan races – Finished 28th in June (Lap 86 spin into grass with damage)
  • Kurt Busch: Michigan June pole sitter – Fastest pole this season 203.361mph (Only pole over 200mph this season)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Michigan June pre-race penalty for splitter violation – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Erik Jones
  • 38 Different winners in 98 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 9 Different winners in 13 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races since repave
  • 8 Michigan sweeps including Kyle Larson last year (Clint Bowyer won in June)
  • In 2017, Kyle Larson first to sweep both Michigan races in same season since Bobby Labonte in 1995
  • Kyle Larson led most laps 2 of last 4 Michigan races – Won both
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps last Michigan race (49) – Finished 2nd
  • 2 Won first career race at Michigan – Dale Jarrett 8/91 & Kyle Larson 8/16
  • 6 Michigan races settled by last lap pass
  • Drivers scored first win of season 20 times at Michigan
  • Kyle Larson only repeat winner last 11 Michigan August races (2 Wins) – 9 Others 1 win each
  • Only 1 won Michigan in first try – Cale Yarborough
  • Sterling Marlin & Ricky Rudd won first Michigan race in 33rd try – Most of all drivers
  • Ryan Blaney won Stage 1 in June – Finished 8th
  • Kevin Harvick won Stage 2 in June – Finished 2nd
  • Kevin Harvick passed for final lead change last Michigan race – Finished 2nd
  • Bill Elliott tied record for consecutive superspeedway wins at 1 track with 4 (6/85, 8/85, 6/86 & 8/86)
  • 12 Michigan win streaks (Consecutive wins)
  • Last to win a Michigan race & championship in same season: Jeff Gordon 2001
  • 25 of last 54 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 0 of first 44 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • Since Michigan repave, pole speed over 200mph 10 times
  • Team Penske won 3 of last 5 Michigan poles
  • 21 of 98 Michigan races won from first starting position (21%)
  • 5 of last 10 Michigan races won from pole – No winners from pole previous 7 races
  • Driver starting first failed to finish 13 of 98 Michigan races
  • Ford leads with 36 Michigan wins
  • 8 Different car makes won Michigan
  • 5 Michigan Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 4
  • 6 Michigan races didn’t run full distance due to weather
  • 8/16/98 Michigan win by Jeff Gordon was 4th straight win (Pocono, Indianapolis, Watkins Glen & Michigan)
  • 6/10/01 Hendrick Motorsports 100th win – Jeff Gordon
  • No winner from Michigan
  • First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series restrictor plate race was run at Michigan 8/16/70
  • Oldest driver to win a MENCS race was Harry Gant 52 Years, 219 Days (8/16/92 Michigan)
  • 6/15/86: Richard Petty 1000th career race
  • Dale Jarrett led final 148 laps at Michigan 6/99

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MICHIGAN CAR OWNER WINS