NASCAR Michigan Sunday, August 6, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kyle Larson won last 2 Michigan races – Only 2 had Michigan win streaks of 3 races or longer
  • Dale Jarrett: First career MENCS win: Michigan 8/18/91
  • Parker Kligerman won Michigan ARCA race 6/12/09
  • Jeff Burton won Michigan NXS race 8/15/98 & IROC race 6/13/98
  • 8/19/00: Jimmie Johnson asked advice from Jeff Gordon before Michigan Xfinity Series race
  • 9/22/00: Hendrick signed Jimmie Johnson to race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
  • Most Michigan races: 61 Bill Elliott
  • Most Michigan wins: 9 David Pearson
  • Most Michigan top 5 finishes: 21 Cale Yarborough
  • Most Michigan top 10 finishes: 31 Mark Martin
  • Most Michigan laps led: 1308 Cale Yarborough
  • Most Michigan lead lap finishes: 37 Mark Martin
  • Most Michigan wins since repave: 2 Greg Biffle, Kyle Larson & Joey Logano
  • Most Michigan 2nd-place finishes since repave: 5 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Most Michigan top 3 finishes since repave: 5 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan top 5 finishes since repave: 7 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan top 10 finishes since repave: 9 Joey Logano
  • 6/15 Winner (Rain-shortened): Kurt Busch won 3rd Michigan race with 3rd different team & manufacturer (Backup)
  • 8/15 Winner: Matt Kenseth won 3rd Michigan race after starting on pole & leading 146 of 200 laps
  • 6/16 Winner: Joey Logano first win of season in 15th race – Won pole, lost lead on first lap getting loose in turn 2; Leader on 8 of 9 restarts; Average age of top 3: 23 Years-old;
  • Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Kyle Busch failed to finish due to crashes
  • 8/16 Winner: Kyle Larson first career win in 99th career race
  • 6/17 Winner: Kyle Larson 3rd career win & 2nd straight Michigan win
  • Last to win 3 or more straight: Bill Elliott 4 straight (6/85, 8/85, 6/86 & 8/86)
  • Kyle Larson: 3 Straight Michigan top 3 finishes – 2 Straight wins
  • Chase Elliott finished 2nd all 3 Michigan races
  • Joey Logano: 9 Straight Michigan top 10 finishes – 2 Wins
  • Jamie McMurray: 3 Straight Michigan top 10 finishes
  • Shortest race last season: Michigan August 2 hours, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
  • Joey Logano swept Michigan poles last season
  • Michigan 8/16: 1 of 2 races last season without pit road speeding penalty (New Hampshire Sept.)
  • Michigan June: 1 Pit road speeding penalty – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Finished 8th)
  • Chip Ganassi Racing finished 1st (Larson) & 5th (McMurray) last Michigan race
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 2nd in Stage 1 & 3rd in Stage 2 at Michigan June
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 & 2 in June – Finished 6th
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 2nd all 3 Michigan races – Last 2 times to Kyle Larson
  • Jimmie Johnson: Finished 10th at Michigan June – Started rear of field in backup after practice crash
  • Kurt Busch & Kevin Harvick started rear of field at Michigan June after unapproved body modification
  • 12 Michigan win streaks (Consecutive wins)
  • 37 Different winners in 96 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 8 Different winners in 11 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races since repave
  • 10 Different winners last 10 Michigan August races
  • 5 Different teams won last 5 Michigan August races
  • Bill Elliott tied record for consecutive superspeedway wins at 1 track with 4 (6/85, 8/85, 6/86 & 8/86)
  • Last to win back-to-back Michigan races: Kyle Larson 8/16 & 8/17 (B. Elliott last streak longer than 2: 4 Straight ’85-’86)
  • 7 Michigan sweeps – Last to win both races in same season: Bobby Labonte 1995 (Larson won in June)
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last 2 Michigan races – Won both
  • 2 Won first career race at Michigan – Dale Jarrett 8/91 & Kyle Larson 8/16
  • 6 Michigan races settled by last lap pass
  • 4 Michigan overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won all 4
  • 5 Michigan races didn’t run full distance
  • Drivers scored first win of season 20 times at Michigan
  • Both Michigan wins by Joey Logano were first wins of season (8/13 & 6/16)
  • 21 of 96 Michigan races won from first starting position
  • 5 of last 8 Michigan races won from pole – No winners from pole previous 7 races
  • Last to win a Michigan race & championship in same season: Jeff Gordon 2001
  • Since Michigan repave, pole speed over 200mph 8 times
  • Michigan paved: 1968, ’77, ’86, ’95 & ‘11
  • First green-flag run 7 laps or less 8 of last 11 Michigan races – 2 Laps or less 4 times
  • First green-flag run less than 10 laps in 17 of last 29 Michigan races
  • Leader at 20 to go mark failed to win 14 of last 19 Michigan races
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 9 of last 18 Michigan races
  • Winner led final 11 laps or fewer 10 of last 19 Michigan races
  • Chase Elliott passed for final lead change both Michigan races last season – Finished 2nd both races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Michigan race – Finished 7th
  • Jimmie Johnson passed for final lead change in 4 Michigan races – All 4 in last 21 Michigan races
  • 24 of last 52 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 0 of first 44 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 8 Cautions 7 of last 11 Michigan races
  • Only 1 won Michigan in first try – Cale Yarborough
  • Sterling Marlin & Ricky Rudd won first Michigan race in 33rd try – Most of all drivers
  • Ford leads with 35 Michigan wins
  • 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)
  • Dale Jarrett led final 148 laps at Michigan 6/99
  • 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