NASCAR Michigan Sunday, June 11, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 & 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: 8 Kevin Harvick & 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
  • Incredible 4 drivers finished top 5 both Michigan races last season – Elliott, Harvick, Keselowski & Larson
  • 7 Finished top 10 both Michigan races last season
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 2nd both Michigan races last season
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight Michigan top 5 finishes
  • Brad Keselowski: 6 Straight Michigan top 10 finishes (Winless) – 3 Top 5 finishes last 6 races
  • Joey Logano: 8 Straight Michigan top 10 finishes – 2 Wins
  • 37 Different winners in 95 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 8 Different winners in 10 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races since repave
  • 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.)
  • No Toyota top 5 finisher either Michigan race last season
  • 5 Different teams finished top 5 last Michigan race – Ganassi, Hendrick, Penske, Wood Brothers & Stewart-Haas
  • Leader at 20 to go mark failed to win 13 of last 18 Michigan races
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 9 of last 17 Michigan races
  • Winner led final 11 laps or fewer 10 of last 18 Michigan races
  • Chase Elliott passed for final lead change both Michigan races last season – Finished 2nd both races
  • Jimmie Johnson passed for final lead change in 4 Michigan races – All 4 in last 20 Michigan races
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 2 of last 8 Michigan races
  • 8 Cautions 6 of last 10 Michigan races
  • First green-flag run 6 laps or less 7 of last 10 Michigan races – 2 Laps or less 4 times
  • First green-flag run less than 10 laps in 16 of last 28 Michigan races
  • 20 of 95 Michigan races won from first starting position (21%)
  • 4 of last 7 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
  • Last to win back-to-back Michigan races: Greg Biffle 8/12 & 6/13
  • 7 Michigan sweeps – Last to win both races in same season: Bobby Labonte 1995
  • Ford leads with 35 Michigan wins
  • Joey Logano led most laps 3 of last 7 Michigan races – 2 Wins (8/13 & 6/16)
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 2 of last 6 Michigan races – Failed to win both
  • Mid-race leader won only 8 of last 49 Michigan races
  • Pole failed to lead first lap 10 of last 17 Michigan races
  • 24 of last 51 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 0 of first 44 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 2 Won first career race at Michigan – Dale Jarrett 8/91 & Kyle Larson 8/16
  • 4 Won first superspeedway race at Michigan – Bill Elliott, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace & Kyle Larson
  • 6 Michigan races settled by last lap pass
  • Drivers scored first win of season 20 times at Michigan
  • First win of season for 4 of last 6 June race winners
  • Both Michigan wins by Joey Logano were first wins of season (8/13 & 6/16)
  • 6 Different winners last 6 June races – 4 Different teams won last 4 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
  • Jimmie Johnson championship leader into Michigan 7 times – Only 1 top 10 finish (13th or worse 6 times)
  • 4 Michigan overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won all 4
  • Michigan paved: 1968, ’77, ’86, ’95 & ‘11
  • 8/16/98 Michigan win by Jeff Gordon was 4th straight win (Pocono, Indianapolis, Watkins Glen & 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)
  • Dale Jarrett led final 148 laps at Michigan 6/99
  • 13 Roush Fenway Racing Michigan wins by 5 different drivers – Biffle 4, Martin 4, Edwards 2, Kenseth 2 & Kurt Busch 1
  • 13 Roush Fenway Racing Michigan wins by 5 different drivers – Most of all teams & most of all tracks
  • 11 Wood Brothers Racing Michigan wins by 3 different drivers – David Pearson 8, Cale Yarborough 2 & Dale Jarrett 1
  • 8 Hendrick Motorsports Michigan wins by 5 different drivers – J. Gordon 3, Earnhardt Jr. 2, Johnson 1, Martin 1 & Rudd 1
  • 8 Joe Gibbs Racing Michigan wins by 5 different drivers – B. Labonte 3, Hamlin 2, Kyle Busch 1, Kenseth 1 & Stewart 1
  • 8 Team Penske Michigan wins by 4 different drivers – R. Wallace 3, Logano 2, Newman 2 & Kurt Busch 1
  • 3 Richard Childress Racing Michigan wins – Dale Earnhardt 2 & Kevin Harvick 1 (Last win: 8/10)
  • 1 Stewart-Haas Racing Michigan win – Kurt Busch 6/15
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • 18 Different winners in 25 Michigan races
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Michigan races
  • 2 Won NXS & MENCS races on same weekend – Mark Martin (1993) & Carl Edwards (2008)
  • Xfinity Series regular won 2 of last 4 Michigan races – 2013 Regan Smith & 2016 Daniel Suarez
  • 2016 Michigan winner Daniel Suarez first Mexican to win NASCAR National Touring Series race
  • First Michigan win for 4 of last 5 winners
  • 8 Won first race of the season at Michigan including last 3 winners
  • 2 Scored first career Xfinity Series win at Michigan – Ryan Newman 2001 & Daniel Suarez 2016
  • 3 Michigan winners won championship in same season – Earnhardt Jr. (1999), Keselowski (2010) & Suarez (2016)
  • 10 To go leader failed to win last 3 Michigan races
  • 10 To go leader finished 2nd in 4 of last 8 Michigan races
  • Last 3 Michigan winners took lead for final time with 5 or fewer laps remaining
  • Brad Keselowski only driver to win consecutive Michigan races (2009 & ‘10)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 13 of 25 Michigan races including last 5 races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 70 or later in 10 Michigan races
  • Most consecutive Michigan laps led: 74 – Mark Martin (1997)
  • Youngest Michigan winner: 19 – Kyle Busch (2004)
  • Oldest Michigan winner: 39 – Michael Waltrip (2002)
  • 2 Rookies won Michigan – Steve Park 1997 & Kyle Busch 2004
  • Austin Dillon only driver to win more than 1 Michigan pole
  • 3 Michigan races won from pole – None in last 6 races
  • Pole finished top 5 in 11 of last 14 Michigan races
  • Pole failed to lead first lap in 6 Michigan races
  • Pole failed to lead any laps in 4 Michigan races
  • Fewest laps led by Michigan winner: 3 – Brad Keselowski (2009)
  • Most laps led by Michigan winner: 119 – Ryan Newman (2001)
  • 5 Won Michigan after leading 7 or fewer laps including Daniel Suarez in 2016
  • 5 Won Michigan in first try
  • 6 Won Michigan in third try
  • Most tries before first win: Paul Menard won in 9th try (2014)
  • Worst start position to win Michigan: 38th – Ryan Newman (2005)
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 11 of last 12 Michigan races including last 6
  • 1 Michigan race settled by last lap pass (2009) – Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch
  • 1 Michigan overtime finish (2006) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. winner
  • Most leaders: 13 (2006)
  • Most lead changes: 21 (2002)
  • Most cautions: 9 (2006)
  • Most caution laps: 33 (2004)
  • 6 Michigan races had no cautions or just 1 caution
  • Fastest race: 169.571mph (1995)