NASCAR Monday, April 10, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS AT A TRACK

JIMMIE JOHNSON CONSECUTIVE WINS

NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Series Career Wins

  • Most wins this season: 2 Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 5 Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 6 Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano (Team Penske)
  • Best average finish this season: 5.4 Kyle Larson
  • Most poles this season: 2 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Best average start this season: 4.4 Brad Keselowski (Started 7th or better every race)
  • Most laps led this season: 419 Kevin Harvick & 413 Kyle Busch (Both winless – 39% of laps led this season)
  • Most races led this season: 6 Joey Logano
  • 6 Different winners in 7 races this season
  • Playoff era record for different winners before start of Playoff: 15 (2011)
  • 5 Different winners in last 5 races from 5 different teams
  • 3 Winners in first 7 races last season are winless this season – Kyle Busch, Hamlin & Harvick
  • Kyle Busch had 2 wins last season at this point – Best finish this season: 2nd (Martinsville)
  • 4 Winners this season were winless at this point last season – Kurt Busch, Larson, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Ryan Newman won Phoenix this season – Missed Playoff last season
  • 4 of top 5 at Texas had best finish of season – Johnson, Logano, Harvick & Earnhardt Jr.
  • Ryan Blaney: 148 Laps led at Texas – 33 Laps led previous 60 MENCS races
  • Wood Brothers Racing: 148 Laps led at Texas – 145 Laps led previous 366 races
  • Wood Brothers Racing: 148 Laps led at Texas – Most laps led in last 972 races
  • Wood Brothers Racing: Last 5 MENCS points race wins by 5 different drivers –
  • Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, Morgan Shepherd, Elliott Sadler & Trevor Bayne (Michael Waltrip won 1996 All-Star Race)
  • Kyle Larson: 5 Top 2 finishes last 6 races
  • Joey Logano: Finished 5th, 4th & 3rd last 3 races – 4 Top 5 finishes in most by a winless driver this season
  • Kevin Harvick: 1 Top 5 finish in 7 races this season – Finished 4th at Texas
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 1 Top 10 finish last 11 races – Finished 5th at Texas
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished 6th or better last 6 races – 5 Top 5 finishes
  • Jamie McMurray: 4 Top 10 finishes in 7 races this season – 4 Top 10 finishes in first 18 races last season
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 14th or better last 12 races – 7 Top 10 finishes
  • Kurt Busch: 1 Top 20 finish last 5 races – Finished 10th at Texas
  • Clint Bowyer: Finished 13th or better last 6 races – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Denny Hamlin: No top 5 finishes last 10 races – Finished 14th or worse last 3 races
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to win all 3 segments in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • 7 Drivers won Stages 1 & 2 this season – 5 Have yet to win a race (Blaney, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Harvick & Logano)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 4 wins in Stages 1 & 2
  • Last to win consecutive races: Brad Keselowski (Daytona 7/16 & 2016 Kentucky)
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 Wins last 6 races (Winless previous 19 races) – Only repeat winner this season
  • 1 Win from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Jimmie Johnson started rear of field in 4 wins including last 2 – 2016 Homestead-Miami & Texas April
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change last race – Finished 3rd
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch (2) & Hamlin (1) passed for final lead change 3 of last 4 races
  • Final lead change with 7 or fewer laps to go 5 of 7 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 2 of 7 races this season
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 2 of last 4 races this season – Failed to win both
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 3 races after he led most laps – Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March & Martinsville April
  • Joey Logano: 5 Straight races led – 127 Laps led
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 4 races this season
  • Jimmie Johnson best Chevrolet finisher last race – First time best Chevrolet finisher this season
  • Martin Truex Jr. best Toyota finisher 3 of last 5 races
  • Hendrick Motorsports best Chevrolet twice this season – Martinsville April & Texas April
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford only once this season – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch)
  • Ford: 3 Wins in 7 races this season – 3 Wins in first 16 races last season
  • Chevrolet: 3 Wins in last 4 races by 3 different teams – Childress, Ganassi & Hendrick
  • Toyota: Only 1 win this season – Las Vegas (Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Youngest winner: Kyle Larson – 24
  • Oldest winner: Jimmie Johnson – 41
  • 6 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • 3 Different winners from 3 different teams & manufacturers in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Kyle Larson finished 2nd to 4 different drivers from 4 different teams this season – Johnson, Keselowski, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless this season – 3 Wins at this point last season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of the upcoming 5 races last season
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless last 99 races – Last win: 2014 Sonoma (Carl Edwards)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 7 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • All 3 Richard Childress Racing drivers finished 26th or worse last race – Worst performance since Talladega 5/13
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • All 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished 15th or worse last race – 2nd time this season (Daytona 500)
  • Jimmie Johnson most wins 5 of the 23 current tracks *Tied for most at Kansas (Gordon)
  • Ty Dillon best Rookie finisher last race (Finished 17th) – First time best Rookie finisher
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March & Auto Club
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .228 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch over Blaney)

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Ryan Blaney
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 3 Austin Dillon, Erik Jones & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 5 William Byron, Elliott Sadler & Darrell Wallace Jr.
  • Most laps led this season: 195 Joey Logano
  • 6 Different winners in 6 races this season
  • Most different winners to start season since 2006 – 8 Different winners
  • 7 Different winners in last 7 races dating back to 2016 season-finale
  • 5 Different teams won 6 races this season – Joe Gibbs Racing: 2 Wins
  • Last 18 winners started 7th or better
  • Erik Jones only driver to win a stage & race this season – Stage 1 winner at Texas April
  • Cole Custer best finisher eligible for championship points last race (5th) – First time best NXS finisher
  • Brad Keselowski finished 2nd in three races since last win – Texas 11/15
  • Joey Logano: Last 4 wins came racing Team Penske #12
  • Pole failed to finish 2 races this season – B. Jones (Daytona Feb.) & Logano (Texas April)
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • #22 passed for final lead change 2 races this season – Daytona Feb. & Auto Club
  • Team Penske #22 winless since Texas 11/15 – Finished 2nd seven times since last win
  • Team Penske #22 finished 2nd in last 3 races
  • Team Penske #22 passed for final lead change in 11 races since last win
  • Team Penske #12 won 3 of last 4 races competed –
  • 2016 Watkins Glen (Logano), Charlotte 10/16 (Logano) & 2017 Las Vegas (Logano)
  • Cole Custer best Rookie finisher 2 of last 4 races this season
  • Youngest winner: Erik Jones – 20
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 31
  • Austin Dillon best Richard Childress Racing finisher 4 races this season
  • William Byron best JR Motorsports finisher last 2 races
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best Roush Fenway Racing finisher last 5 races – Finished 6th all 5 races
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona Feb.
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Auto Club .127 seconds (Kyle Larson over Joey Logano)