NASCAR Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Larson (Finished 2nd in 5 races since only win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 3 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 3 Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 3 Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson & Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 4.5 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most laps led this season: 342 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • 4 Different winners in 4 races this season
  • 7 Different winners in last 7 races –
  • Edwards, Logano, Johnson, Kurt Busch, Keselowski, Truex Jr. & Newman
  • Most different winners to start a season: 10 (2000)
  • 8 Drivers won Stages this season – Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. lead all with 3 each
  • Last to win consecutive races: Brad Keselowski (Daytona 7/16 & Kentucky 7/16)
  • Ryan Newman won Phoenix – Never won back-to-back races
  • Pole failed to win last 14 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 5 races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last race – Finished 3rd
  • Final lead change with 8 or fewer laps to go last 6 races
  • Leader of most laps won only 1 of 4 races this season – Martin Truex Jr. (Las Vegas)
  • 10 To go leader failed to win all 4 races this season
  • 10 To go leader failed to win last 6 races
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • Ford: 2 Wins in 4 races this season – 2 Wins in first 14 races last season
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher last race – Finished 7th at Phoenix
  • Youngest winner: Brad Keselowski – 33
  • Oldest winner: Ryan Newman – 39
  • 4 Winners this season all 33-years-old or older
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .228 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch over Blaney)
  • 5 Different teams won last 5 races – Hendrick, Stewart-Haas, Penske, Furniture Row & Childress
  • Richard Childress Racing Phoenix winner last week – Ended 112-race winless streak (Phoenix 11/13 – Harvick)
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless last 96 races – Last win: 2014 Sonoma (Carl Edwards)
  • Hendrick Motorsports winless first 4 races this season – First time since 2012 (Winless first 10 races)
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last race (Finished 3rd) – First time best JGR finisher this season
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last race (Finished 9th) – First time best HMS finisher this season
  • Kevin Harvick best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher last race (Finished 6th) – First time best SHR finisher this season
  • Top 6 finishers at Phoenix all from different teams

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most laps led this season: 106 Joey Logano
  • Most races led this season: 3 Brad Keselowski
  • 4 Different winners in 4 races this season (5 Different winners in last 5 races)
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 8 races (3 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 7 of last 13 races with 3 different drivers – Kyle Busch, Erik Jones & Daniel Suarez
  • 4 Different teams won first 4 races this season
  • Last 12 winners started top 5
  • Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2016 Indianapolis – Kyle Busch
  • Justin Allgaier best finisher eligible for championship points last 2 races – Phoenix winner
  • Kyle Busch won 3 straight races 7 times – Best finish in 4th race: 2nd (2016 Auto Club)
  • Joey Logano: Last 4 wins came racing Team Penske #12
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • Erik Jones passed for final lead change last race – Finished 3rd
  • Chevrolet: 1 Win last 6 races – Phoenix March
  • Team Penske #22 winless since Texas 11/15 – Finished 2nd five times since last win
  • Team Penske #22 passed for final lead change in 10 races since last win
  • 1 Overtime race this season – Daytona Feb.
  • William Byron best Rookie finisher 3 of 4 races this season
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Erik Jones (Chicagoland 9/17/16)
  • Youngest winner: Ryan Reed – 23
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 31
  • 3 of top 5 finisher last race from JR Motorsports
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher last race – Finished 7th
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher last 2 races
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best Roush Fenway Racing finisher last 3 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Daytona Feb. .218 seconds (Ryan Reed over Kasey Kahne)