NASCAR Monday, February 27, 2017

NASCAR ATLANTA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 1.5-mile wins last season: 3 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most 1.5-mile 2nd-place finishes last season: 3 Joey Logano (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile top 3 finishes last season: 5 Jimmie Johnson & Joey Logano
  • Most 1.5-mile top 5 finishes last season: 7 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most 1.5-mile top 10 finishes last season: 9 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Best 1.5-mile average finish last season: 7.6 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile laps led last season: 883 Martin Truex Jr. (Kevin Harvick 2nd most 457 behind)
  • Most 1.5-mile races led last season: 8 Kyle Busch & Joey Logano

 

  • 3/5/78: David Pearson won 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – North Carolina Motor Speedway at Rockingham, NC
  • 2016 Atlanta winner Jimmie Johnson tied Dale Earnhardt for 7th all-time with 76th career victory
  • Jimmie Johnson won last 2 Atlanta races – 2016 Atlanta win was first win of championship season
  • 43 Different winners in 109 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta races
  • 13 Different winners in 33 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta 1.54-mile track races
  • No driver won 3 straight Atlanta Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races – Jimmie Johnson won last 2
  • Jimmie Johnson & Bobby Labonte tied for all-time wins on 1.54-mile Atlanta track (5)
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 8 Atlanta races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Longest green-flag run to start Atlanta race: 210 Laps (2016) – First 2 hours run under green conditions
  • Previous longest green-flag run to start Atlanta race: 175 Laps (11/79)
  • Longest green-flag run at Atlanta: 309 Laps (3/90)
  • 210 Consecutive green-flag laps last Atlanta race – Longest green-flag run last season
  • 3 Cautions last Atlanta race – Fewest cautions in a race last season
  • 5 Won first 2 races to start season – Last: Matt Kenseth 2009
  • 4 Won Daytona 500 & next race of season – Last: Matt Kenseth 2009
  • Hendrick Motorsports won last 3 Atlanta races with 2 different drivers (Kasey Kahne & Jimmie Johnson)
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 Atlanta races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Atlanta race – Finished 3rd
  • Kyle Busch: First Joe Gibbs Racing win – 3/9/08 Atlanta (Also, first victory for Toyota)
  • Kasey Kahne won Atlanta with 3 different teams – Evernham Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports & Hendrick Motorsports
  • February 2016 was 9th different month Atlanta has hosted a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
  • Most Atlanta races run in month of March (45)
  • 3 Won Atlanta in first try – Bob Burdick, Kevin Harvick & Fireball Roberts
  • Bob Burdick won in his only Atlanta race
  • 5 Won Atlanta in 7th try
  • Most tries before first Atlanta win: Benny Parsons won in 29th try
  • Pole failed to win last 15 Atlanta races
  • Pole won only 1 of last 34 Atlanta races – Kasey Kahne 3/06
  • Worst starting position of Atlanta winner: 39th – Bobby Labonte 11/01
  • 6 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta including Kevin Harvick & Carl Edwards
  • Chevrolet leads all with 40 Atlanta wins including last 3 races
  • Toyota: First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win – 3/9/08 Atlanta Kyle Busch
  • Toyota won 3 Atlanta races including 2 of last 5
  • 4 Won pole in first try at Atlanta
  • 9 Won first career pole at Atlanta
  • 5 Atlanta races rescheduled since track reconfigured in 1997
  • 5 Atlanta races ran shorter than scheduled distance – Darrell Waltrip won 2
  • 6 Atlanta overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won 5
  • Mid-race leader failed to win last 5 Atlanta races
  • Kevin Harvick led at midway point 3 of last 5 Atlanta races – Winless all 3 races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 4 Atlanta races
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps last 3 Atlanta races – Finished 19th, 2nd & 6th
  • Carl Edwards & Jimmie Johnson finished 1-2 at Atlanta 3 times – Edwards won 2
  • 5 Atlanta races settled by last lap pass
  • Drivers first win of championship season came at Atlanta 4 times including Jimmie Johnson last year
  • Championship clinched 11 times at Atlanta: 1986, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’95, ’96, ’97 & ‘01
  • David Pearson (8/7/66) & Kyle Busch (3/1/15) only drivers to miss Atlanta race & win championship in same season
  • 8/1/71 win by Richard Petty was 5th consecutive win
  • 10/28/07 win by Jimmie Johnson was 2nd win in 4-straight win streak
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 14 Atlanta wins – Most all-time
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 11 Atlanta wins – 2nd to Richmond (12)
  • Richard Childress Racing: 9 Atlanta wins – Last: 3/01 Kevin Harvick
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 6 Atlanta wins – Last 10/08 Carl Edwards
  • Team Penske: 3 Atlanta wins – 11/93 Rusty Wallace, 3/09 & 3/10 Kurt Busch
  • Richard Petty Motorsports – 1 Atlanta win – 9/09 Kasey Kahne (2nd win for Richard Petty Motorsports)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 1 Atlanta win – 9/10 Tony Stewart

 

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES ATLANTA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Atlanta wins: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Atlanta 2nd-place finishes: 5 Kyle Busch (2016 Winner)
  • Most Atlanta top 3 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most Atlanta top 5 finishes: 9 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Atlanta top 10 finishes: 11 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile wins last season: 5 Kyle Busch (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most 1.5-mile 2nd-place finishes last season: 2 Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Elliott Sadler & Daniel Suarez
  • Most 1.5-mile top 3 finishes last season: 6 Daniel Suarez
  • Most 1.5-mile top 5 finishes last season: 8 Daniel Suarez
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes last season: 10 Elliott Sadler
  • Most 1.5-mile laps led last season: 957 Kyle Busch (44%)
  • 16 Different winners in 25 Atlanta Xfinity Series races
  • Kevin Harvick only repeat winner last 10 Atlanta races (4 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • 20 of last 21 Atlanta Xfinity Series winners competed in Atlanta Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
  • 4 Won first career Xfinity Series race at Atlanta
  • 2 Won Atlanta & championship in same season – Johnny Benson (1995) & Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (2012)
  • 4 of 25 Atlanta races won from pole
  • Kevin Harvick led at mid-race 6 of last 8 Atlanta races – 4 Wins
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change last Atlanta race – Finished 6th
  • Fewest laps led by Atlanta winner: 1 – Jamie McMurray (2002)
  • Most laps led in Atlanta race: 165 – Mark Martin (2000)
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 5 of last 8 Atlanta races including 4 of last 5 – 4 Wins
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 4 Atlanta races – 1 Win (2016)
  • 2 Atlanta races settled by last lap pass
  • Toyota: 1 Atlanta Xfinity Series win (2016)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 1 Atlanta Xfinity Series win (2016)
  • Team Penske: Winless at Atlanta