NASCAR Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

Kyle Larson

 

Last 7 Races

Previous 55 Races

Wins

1

1

2nd-Place

4

2

Top 3

6

6

Laps Led

268

262

 

Kyle Larson

Finishes

2017

2016

Daytona 500

12th

7th

Atlanta

2nd

26th

Las Vegas

2nd

34th

Phoenix

2nd

12th

Auto Club

1st

39th

 

Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Kyle Larson (1 Win – Auto Club)

 

Most top 5 finishes this season: 4 Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson

 

Most top 10 finishes this season: 4 Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson & Joey Logano

 

Best average finish this season: 3.8 Kyle Larson (Martin Truex Jr. 2nd best at 7.4)

 

Most laps led this season: 342 Kevin Harvick – No laps led last 3 races (Winless)

 

Most races led this season: 4 Kyle Larson & Joey Logano

 

Kyle Larson: 4 Straight top 2 finishes – Finished 12th in Daytona 500 after leading going into final lap

 

Kevin Harvick finished top 2 in first 5 races in 2015 – 2 Wins

 

Brad Keselowski: 4 Straight top 5 finishes

 

Brad Keselowski: Only driver to win in first 5 races last 3 seasons – 2015-‘17

 

Clint Bowyer: Best finish in last 61 races: 3rd – Auto Club March (First top 5 finish in last 53 races)

 

Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 13th or better all 5 races this season – 3 Top 10 finishes

 

Joey Logano: Finished 6th or better 4 of 5 races this season

 

Jamie McMurray: 3 Top 10 finishes in 5 races this season – 3 Top 10 finishes in first 17 races last season

 

Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher last 2 races – Finished 7th at Phoenix & Auto Club

 

Daniel Suarez best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last race (Finished 7th) – First time best JGR finisher

 

Chase Elliott: Finished 14th or better all 5 races this season – 3 Top 10 finishes

 

Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson: No top 5 finishes this season

(All won 4 of first 5 races last season – Johnson 2, Hamlin 1 & Harvick 1)

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: No top 10 finishes last 9 races (Longest streak since 12 straight in 2009)

 

Brad Keselowski: Failed to finish 3 of 5 races this season – All due to crashes

 

5 Different winners in 5 races this season

 

8 Different winners in last 8 races –

Edwards, Logano, Johnson, Kurt Busch, Keselowski, Truex Jr., Newman & Larson

 

Most different winners to start a season: 10 (2000)

 

Different winners to start season in Playoff era:

4 (’16), 3 (’15), 7 (’14), 5 (’13), 4 (’12), 5 (’11), 2 (’10), 1 (’09), 2 (’08), 3 (’07), 2 (’06), 5 (’05), 2 (’04)

 

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

4 of the 5 winners this season won their first win on that track

 

6 Drivers won Stages 1 & 2 this season – 4 Have yet to win a race (Kyle Busch, Elliott, Harvick & Logano)

 

Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. lead all with 3 wins in Stages 1 & 2

 

Kyle Larson won Auto Club from pole – First to win from pole in last 15 races

 

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch & Hamlin passed for final lead change last 2 races

 

Final lead change with 8 or fewer laps to go last 7 races

 

Leader of most laps won only 2 of 5 races this season

 

10 To go leader failed to win 4 of 5 races this season

 

Kyle Larson: Best Chevrolet finisher 3 of 5 races this season

 

No Hendrick Motorsports driver best Chevrolet finisher this season

 

Last 2 races ended in Overtime – Phoenix March & Auto Club

 

4 of 5 winners this season 33-years-old or older

 

Chase Elliott best Hendrick Motorsports finisher 2 of last 3 races

 

Clint Bowyer best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher 2 of last 3 races

 

6 Different teams won last 6 races – Hendrick, Stewart-Haas, Penske, Furniture Row, Childress & Ganassi

 

Hendrick Motorsports winless first 5 races this season – First time since 2012 (Winless first 10 races)

 

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

 

Ford: 2 Wins in 5 races this season – 2 Wins in first 14 races last season

 

Joe Gibbs Racing driver best Toyota finisher only twice this season

 

Youngest winner: Kyle Larson – 24

 

Oldest winner: Ryan Newman – 39

 

Roush Fenway Racing winless last 97 races – Last win: 2014 Sonoma (Carl Edwards)

 

Austin Dillon best Richard Childress Racing finisher last race (Finished 11th) – First time best RCR finisher this season