NASCAR Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Kyle Larson (Finished 2nd in 4 races since only win)

Most top 5 finishes this season: 2 Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson & Brad Keselowski

Joey Logano only driver to finish top 10 in all 3 races this season (9 Straight top 10 finishes dating back to last year)

Best average finish this season: 5.3 Kyle Larson & Joey Logano

Most laps led this season: 342 Kevin Harvick

Most races led this season: 3 Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski

3 Different winners in 3 races this season

Martin Truex Jr. 5 Wins in last 27 races – Most of all drivers

Martin Truex Jr. first driver to win all 3 segments in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas

Last to win consecutive races: Brad Keselowski (Daytona 7/16 & Kentucky 7/16)

Martin Truex Jr. won Las Vegas – Never won back-to-back races

Pole failed to win last 13 races – Last pole to win: Denny Hamlin (Richmond 9/16)

Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season: 2nd – Ryan Blaney (Daytona 500)

1 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500

Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 3 of last 4 races

Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change

Final lead change with 8 or fewer laps to go last 5 races

10 To go leader failed to win all 3 races this season

10 To go leader failed to win last 5 races

1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500

Ford: 2 Wins in 3 races this season – 2 Wins in first 14 races last season

Last time Chevrolet winless first 3 races to start season: 2009 – Winless first 5 races

Erik Jones best Rookie finisher last 2 races – Finished 14th at Atlanta & 15th at Las Vegas

3 Winners this season all 33-years-old or older

Richard Childress Racing winless last 112 races – Last win: Phoenix 11/13 (Kevin Harvick)

Roush Fenway Racing winless last 95 races – Last win: 2014 Sonoma (Carl Edwards)

Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher 2 of 3 races this season

Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last race – Finished 3rd

Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher last race (Finished 10th) – Other 3 finished 30th or worse

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Most top 3 finishes this season: 2 Kyle Larson

Most top 5 finishes this season: 2 Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson

Most top 10 finishes this season: 3 Austin Dillon & Brad Keselowski

Most laps led this season: 106 Joey Logano

Brad Keselowski only driver to lead laps all 3 races this season

3 Different winners in 3 races this season

Joe Gibbs Racing won 7 of last 12 races with 3 different drivers – Kyle Busch, Erik Jones & Daniel Suarez

Kyle Busch won 3 of last 7 races

Last 5 winners started in first 2 rows – 3 from pole

Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2016 Indianapolis – Kyle Busch

Justin Allgaier best finisher eligible for championship points last race (4th) – Finished 30th previous 2 races

Team Penske #22 winless since Texas 11/15 – Finished 2nd four times since last win

Team Penske #22 passed for final lead change in 10 races since last win

Team Penske #12 won last 3 races competed –

2016 Watkins Glen (Logano), Charlotte 10/16 (Logano) & 2017 Las Vegas (Logano)

1 Overtime race this season – Daytona Feb.

Cole Custer best Rookie finisher last race – Finished 11th

Top 6 finishers at Las Vegas all from different teams

Austin Dillon best Richard Childress Racing finisher all 3 races this season

Darrell Wallace Jr. best Roush Fenway Racing finisher last 2 races