MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Michigan wins (Active): 3 Kurt Busch & Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing teammates)
  • Most Michigan top 5 finishes (Active): 12 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan top 10 finishes (Active): 17 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan laps led (Active): 700 Jimmie Johnson
  • Best Michigan average start (Active): 8.5 Erik Jones
  • Best Michigan average finish: 5.3 Chase Elliott (Gary Bettenhausen finished 4th in only Michigan race)
  • Kevin Harvick running at finish 35 of 36 Michigan races
  • Most Michigan lead lap finishes (Active): 31 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan wins since repave: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most Michigan 2nd-place finishes since repave: 6 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan top 5 finishes since repave: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan top 10 finishes since repave: 11 Joey Logano
  • Best Michigan average finish since repave: 5.3 Chase Elliott
  • 100th Michigan race
  • 2 Finished top 5 both Michigan races last season: Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • 7 Finished top 10 both Michigan races last season:
  • Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano
  • Stewart-Haas Racing finished 1-2-3 at Michigan 6/18 – Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick & Kurt Busch
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 3 Michigan wins – Won both Michigan races last season
  • All 3 Team Penske drivers finished top 10 both Michigan races last season
  • Clint Bowyer: Michigan 6/18 winner – 2nd win in 10-race span (Winless previous 190 races)
  • Kyle Larson: 3 Wins last 5 Michigan races – Finished 28th 6/18 (Lap 86 spin) & 17th 8/18
  • Kevin Harvick: Only driver to lead laps both Michigan races last season (157 Total laps led) – Led most laps each race
  • 14 Other drivers led 176 laps – Kevin Harvick led 111 laps more than 2nd-most laps led (46 – Kurt Busch)
  • Kurt Busch: Michigan 6/18 pole sitter – Fastest pole last season 203.361mph
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Michigan wins with 3 different car numbers, teams, cars & crew chiefs
  • Roush 6/03 Jimmy Fennig (Ford), Penske 8/07 Pat Tryson (Dodge) & Stewart-Haas 6/15 Tony Gibson (Chevrolet)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Michigan 6/18 pre-race penalty for splitter violation – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Erik Jones
  • Kyle Busch finished 4th, Denny Hamlin 12th & Erik Jones 15th from rear of field
  • Kevin Harvick Stage 2 winner in both Michigan races last year – Finished 2nd in June & Winner in August
  • Kevin Harvick won Stage 1, 2 & race at Michigan 8/18 – 5 Times led for 108 laps (most), 7 playoff points
  • Kevin Harvick: 2 Michigan wins (Winless in June races) – 7 Michigan 2nd-place finishes
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Straight Michigan top 10 finishes (Avg. finish: 6th) – No top 10 finishes previous 7 races (Avg. finish: 32nd)
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 9th or better all 6 Michigan races – 3 2nd-place finishes
  • Chase Elliott: First 3 2nd-place finishes came at Michigan (6/16, 8/16 & 6/17)
  • Brad Keselowski from Rochester Hills, Michigan – 0 for 19 at Michigan – Finished 2nd twice including last August
  • 10 Michigan top 10 finishes most at a track without a win
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 0 for 26 at Michigan – 3 Michigan 2nd-place finishes
  • Joey Logano: Michigan 8/13 winner – First win with Team Penske
  • Jimmie Johnson: 83 Career wins – 1 Michigan win (69th career win)
  • Final green run 57 laps Michigan 8/18
  • 8 Cautions each Michigan race last season
  • 2018 Michigan – 3 Pit road speeding penalties by 3 drivers in June – 2 By 2 drivers in August
  • Only 2 top 5 finishes for Richard Childress Racing last season – Daytona 500 & Michigan Aug.
  • Most lead lap finishers last season: 29 Michigan June & Talladega Oct.
  • Only 2 top 5 finishes for Richard Childress Racing last season – Daytona 500 & Michigan Aug.
  • Michigan 6/18: Fastest pole last season – 203.361mph Kurt Busch
  • Michigan 6/18: Shortest race time last season – 2:00:15
  • 38 Different winners in 99 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 10 Different winners in 14 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races since repave
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Michigan June races
  • Drivers scored first win of season 20 times at Michigan
  • First win of season for 4 of last 8 Michigan June race winners
  • Since Michigan repave, pole speed over 200mph 11 times
  • Michigan paved: 1968, ’77, ’86, ’95 & ‘11
  • No winner from Michigan
  • 21 of 99 Michigan races won from first starting position (21%)
  • Last to win a Michigan race & championship in same season: Jeff Gordon 2001
  • 12 Michigan win streaks (Consecutive wins) – Kevin Harvick won last Michigan race
  • Ford leads with 37 Michigan wins
  • 8 Different car makes won Michigan
  • 25 of last 55 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
  • 5 Michigan Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 4
  • 6 Michigan races didn’t run full distance due to weather
  • Only 1 won Michigan in first try – Cale Yarborough
  • Sterling Marlin & Ricky Rudd won first Michigan race in 33rd try – Most of all drivers
  • 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
  • Bill Elliott tied record for consecutive superspeedway wins at 1 track with 4 (6/85, 8/85, 6/86 & 8/86)
  • 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
  • Kevin Harvick
  • Michigan
  • June
  • August
  • Races
  • 18
  • 18
  • Wins
  • 0
  • 2
  • Top 5
  • 4
  • 8
  • Top 10
  • 8
  • 9
  • Avg. Finish
  • 13.4
  • 10.8
  • 2nd-Place
  • 3
  • 4
  • Top 3
  • 3
  • 7
  • Laps Led
  • 176
  • 304
  • Joey Logano
  • Michigan
  • Gibbs
  • Penske
  • Races
  • 8
  • 12
  • Wins
  • 0
  • 2
  • Top 5
  • 0
  • 5
  • Top 10
  • 3
  • 11
  • Avg. Finish
  • 19.6
  • 7.8
  • 18th or worse
  • 5
  • 1
  • Laps Led
  • 0
  • 357

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 19 Different winners in 27 Michigan races
  • 9 Different winners last 9 Michigan races
  • Last 5 Michigan winners took lead for final time with 5 or fewer laps remaining
  • 10 Won first race of the season at Michigan including last 5 winners
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 7 Michigan races
  • First Michigan win for 5 of last 7 winners
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of last 4 races with 3 different drivers – Kyle Busch, Daniel Suarez & Denny Hamlin
  • 2 Scored first career Xfinity Series win at Michigan – Ryan Newman 2001 & Daniel Suarez 2016
  • 3 Michigan races won from pole – None in last 8 races
  • 2 Michigan races settled by last lap pass (2009 & ‘17)
  • Most cautions: 10 (2018)
  • Most caution laps: 37 (2018)
  • 6 Michigan races had no cautions or just 1 caution
  • 3 Michigan winners won championship in same season – Earnhardt Jr. (1999), Keselowski (2010) & Suarez (2016)
  • 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
  • Worst start position to win Michigan: 38th – Ryan Newman (2005)
  • 1 Michigan Overtime finish (2006) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. winner
  • Brad Keselowski only driver to win consecutive Michigan races (2009 & ‘10)
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 70 or later in 11 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
  • 2 Won NXS & MENCS races on same weekend – Mark Martin (1993) & Carl Edwards (2008)
  • Closest margin-of-victory: .012 Seconds – Denny Hamlin over William Byron (2017)