NASCAR Michigan Sunday, June 3, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MICHIGAN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Michigan wins since repave: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most Michigan 2nd-place finishes since repave: 5 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Most Michigan top 5 finishes since repave: 7 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Michigan top 10 finishes since repave: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Best Michigan average finish since repave: 3.5 Chase Elliott
  • 37 Different winners in 97 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • JUNE 10, 2001 MICHIGAN: 100TH WIN FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS – JEFF GORDON
  • Kyle Larson won last 3 Michigan races – Kevin Harvick last to win 4 straight at a track (ISM 11/13, 3/14, 11/14 & 3/15)
  • Bill Elliott: First to win 4 consecutive superspeedway races at 1 track – Michigan 6/85, 8/85, 6/86 & 8/86
  • Kyle Larson going for 4th straight Michigan win
  • In 2017, Kyle Larson first to sweep both Michigan races in same season since Bobby Labonte in 1995
  • Joey Logano: Michigan 8/13 winner – First win with Team Penske
  • Erik Jones finished 3rd last Michigan race – Part of streak of 6 straight top 10 finishes from end of July to beginning of September
  • William Byron finished 2nd to Denny Hamlin at Michigan in closest Xfinity Series finish last season
  • 7 Different winners last 7 June races – 5 Different teams won last 5 races
  • Kyle Larson only driver to finish top 5 both Michigan races last season – Won both
  • 5 Finished top 10 both Michigan races last season – Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Fastest poles last season: Michigan August (203.097 mph) & Michigan June (202.156 mph)
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 3rd or better last 4 Michigan races – 3 Straight wins
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 8th or better all 4 Michigan races – 3 2nd-place finishes
  • Jamie McMurray: 4 Straight Michigan top 10 finishes
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 1 Top 5 finish last 4 Michigan races – Finished 2nd last race
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 2nd in 5 Michigan races including 4 straight since only win (8/10)
  • 8 Michigan sweeps including Kyle Larson last year
  • Kyle Larson led most laps 2 of last 3 Michigan races – Won both
  • Brad Keselowski started on pole last Michigan race (203.097 MPH) – Stage 1 winner, 105 laps led (most) & finished 17th
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 0 for 24 at Michigan – Finished 2nd three times
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 3 Michigan Stages – 1 & 2 (6/17) & 2 (8/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change last Michigan race – Finished 2nd
  • Kyle Busch led with 20 laps to go both Michigan races last season – Winless
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Michigan wins with 3 different car numbers, teams, cars & crew chiefs
  • Bubba Wallace: 2017 Michigan Camping World Truck Series winner – Only NCWTS race last season
  • Leader at 20 to go mark failed to win 15 of last 20 Michigan races
  • Drivers scored first win of season 20 times at Michigan
  • First win of season for 4 of last 7 June race winners
  • Team Penske won 3 of last 4 Michigan poles
  • 21 of 97 Michigan races won from first starting position (22%)
  • 5 of last 9 Michigan races won from pole – No winners from pole previous 7 races
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. only driver with pit road speeding penalty last Michigan June race – Finished 8th
  • 3 Pit road speeding penalties by 2 drivers last Michigan August race – Clint Bowyer & Matt Kenseth
  • 6 Started rear of field last Michigan June race including
  • Johnson (10th), Kurt Busch (12th), Harvick (14th), Allmendinger (18th), Suarez (24th) & Cassill (32nd)
  • Jimmie Johnson started rear of field both Michigan races last season – Finished 10th & 19th
  • 8 Different winners in 12 Michigan Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races since repave
  • Since Michigan repave, pole speed over 200mph 9 times
  • 12 Michigan win streaks (Consecutive wins)
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 10 of last 19 Michigan races
  • Winner led final 11 laps or fewer 11 of last 20 Michigan races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Michigan June race – Finished 7th
  • Jimmie Johnson passed for final lead change in 4 Michigan races – All 4 in last 22 Michigan races
  • Dale Jarrett led final 148 laps at Michigan 6/99
  • 8 Cautions 7 of last 12 Michigan races
  • Ford leads with 35 Michigan wins
  • 2 Won first career race at Michigan – Dale Jarrett 8/91 & Kyle Larson 8/16
  • 6 Michigan races settled by last lap pass
  • Both Michigan wins by Joey Logano were first wins of season (8/13 & 6/16)
  • 24 of last 53 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 0 of first 44 Michigan races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • First green-flag run 7 laps or less 8 of last 12 Michigan races – 2 Laps or less 4 times
  • First green-flag run less than 10 laps in 17 of last 30 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
  • 5 Michigan Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 4
  • 5 Michigan races didn’t run full distance
  • 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
  • Last to win a Michigan race & championship in same season: Jeff Gordon 2001
  • 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
  • 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 26 Michigan races
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Michigan races
  • 2 Won NXS & MENCS races on same weekend – Mark Martin (1993) & Carl Edwards (2008)
  • Xfinity Series regular won 2 of last 5 Michigan races – 2013 Regan Smith & 2016 Daniel Suarez
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won last 3 races with 3 different drivers – Kyle Busch, Daniel Suarez & Denny Hamlin
  • 9 Won first race of the season at Michigan including last 4 winners
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 12 of last 13 Michigan races including last 7
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 3 of last 4 Michigan races
  • 10 To go leader finished 2nd in 4 of last 9 Michigan races
  • Last 4 Michigan winners took lead for final time with 5 or fewer laps remaining
  • 2 Michigan races settled by last lap pass (2009 & ‘17)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 14 of 26 Michigan races including last 6 races
  • First Michigan win for 4 of last 6 winners
  • First win of season for last 4 Michigan winners
  • 6 Michigan races had no cautions or just 1 caution
  • Closest margin-of-victory: .012 Seconds – Denny Hamlin over William Byron (2017)
  • 3 Michigan winners won championship in same season – Earnhardt Jr. (1999), Keselowski (2010) & Suarez (2016)
  • 2 Scored first career Xfinity Series win at Michigan – Ryan Newman 2001 & Daniel Suarez 2016
  • 1 Michigan Overtime finish (2006) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. winner
  • Brad Keselowski only driver to win consecutive Michigan races (2009 & ‘10)
  • 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
  • Kyle Busch won 2 of last 4 Michigan poles
  • 3 Michigan races won from pole – None in last 7 races
  • Pole finished top 5 in 12 of last 15 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
  • 2016 Michigan winner Daniel Suarez first Mexican to win NASCAR National Touring Series race
  • 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)
  • Most leaders: 13 (2006)
  • Most lead changes: 21 (2002)
  • Most cautions: 9 (2006)
  • Most caution laps: 33 (2004)
  • Fastest race: 169.571mph (1995)