NASCAR Monday, March 6, 2017

Brad Keselowski

  • 22 Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins – 14 Different tracks
  • Won back-to-back races twice – Richmond 9/14 & 2014 Chicagoland and Daytona 7/16 & 2016 Kentucky
  • 5 Wins last 36 races – Winless previous 33 races
  • 1 Win last 20 races – 4 Wins previous 16 races
  • 1 Top 10 finish last 5 races – Atlanta winner last week
  • Won 2016 Las Vegas after pit road speeding penalty
  • Took lead for final time with 10 or fewer laps to go in 11 of 22 wins
  • 7 Straight seasons with a win – 2011-’17 (4 Multiple win seasons)
  • 22 Career wins – 10 Wins on 1.5-mile tracks
  • 3 Wins last 11 races on 1.5-mile tracks – Winless previous 16 races
  • 9 of last 16 wins came on 1.5-mile tracks
  • 2 Wins last 3 Las Vegas races
  • 2016 Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner – Ended 33-race winless streak
  • 2016 Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner – Pit road speeding
  • 2014 Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner – Last lap pass over Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Swept Las Vegas Xfinity Series race & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in 2014
  • Finished 7th or better last 4 Las Vegas races – 3 Top 3 finishes
  • Finished 7th or better last 4 Las Vegas races – Finished 26th or worse previous 4 races
  • Average Las Vegas finish – Last 4 races: 3.0 / Previous 4 races: 30.5
  • 5 Straight Las Vegas races led (99 Laps led) – No laps led previous 3 races

 

Kevin Harvick

  • Led most laps both races this season – 50 Laps in Daytona 500 & 292 laps at Atlanta (342 Total laps)
  • 342 of 525 laps led this season (65%) – Chase Elliott 2nd-most laps led 303 laps behind
  • 421 Laps led last 3 races – 94 Laps led previous 10 races
  • 292 Laps led at Atlanta last week (Finished 9th) – 2nd most laps led in a race (355 at Dover 10/15)
  • Failed to win 21 races after leading most laps since joining Stewart-Haas Racing
  • Failed to win last 6 races after leading most laps –
  • 2016 Auto Club, Dover 5/16, 2016 Kentucky, 2016 Darlington, 2017 Daytona 500 & Atlanta March
  • 6157 Laps led since joining Stewart-Haas Racing (2014) – 4426 Laps led previous 13 seasons
  • Led most laps 29 races since joining Stewart-Haas Racing
  • 35 Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins – 10 on 1.5-mile tracks
  • Finished 9th or better last 4 races on 1.5-mile tracks – 2 Top 3 finishes
  • 12 Top 10 finishes last 14 races on 1.5-mile tracks – Finished 20th at 2016 Chicagoland & 38th at Charlotte 10/16
  • 1 Win last 21 races on 1.5-mile tracks (Kansas 10/16) – 5 Wins previous 21 races
  • 12 Top 2 finishes last 26 races on 1.5-mile tracks – 4 Wins
  • Passed 3000 career laps led on 1.5-mile tracks last week at Atlanta
  • Finished 7th or better all 3 races on 2016 West Coast Swing – Only driver to finish top 10 all 3 races

Kyle Larson

  • Passed for final lead change last 3 races – 2016 Homestead-Miami, 2017 Daytona 500 & 2017 Atlanta
  • Finished 2nd in 3 races since only win – Michigan 8/16
  • Finished 12th or better last 4 races – 3 Top 3 finishes
  • Best 1.5-mile track finish: 2nd – Kansas 10/14, 2016 Homestead-Miami & 2nd at Atlanta March
  • 3 Top 5 finishes last 5 races on 1.5-mile tracks – No top 10 finishes previous 7 races

 

  • No driver finished top 5 in both races this season
  • 3 Finished top 10 in both races this season – Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne & Joey Logano
  • Joey Logano finished top 10 last 8 races – Career longest streak: 11 (2015)
  • Best average finish this season: 4.0 Kurt Busch
  • Most laps led this season: 342 of 525 (65%) – Kevin Harvick (Chase Elliott 2nd-most laps led 303 laps behind)
  • Most laps led by winless driver this season: 39 Chase Elliott (Chase Elliott led most of winless drivers last season – 358)
  • 4 Led laps in both races this season – Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson
  • Last 3 winners all champions –
  • Jimmie Johnson (2016 Homestead-Miami), Kurt Busch (2017 Daytona 500) & Brad Keselowski (2017 Atlanta)
  • Kevin Harvick won 3 Stages in first 2 races this season – Winless
  • Last to win consecutive races: Brad Keselowski (Daytona 7/16 & Kentucky 7/16)
  • Brad Keselowski won back-to-back races twice –
  • Richmond 9/14 & 2014 Chicagoland and Daytona 7/16 & 2016 Kentucky
  • Pole failed to win last 12 races – Last pole to win: Denny Hamlin (Richmond 9/16)
  • 2 Winners this season ended winless streaks of 19 races (Keselowski) & 22 races (Kurt Busch)
  • 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
  • Matt Kenseth best finisher in 3rd after 2 speeding penalties at Atlanta
  • Half the top 10 finishers received speeding penalties at Atlanta
  • 8 Speeding penalties by 8 drivers at Las Vegas last season – Brad Keselowski won after speeding penalty
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change last 3 races
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change Atlanta NXS & MENCS races last weekend
  • 10 To go leader failed to win both races this season
  • 10 To go leader failed to win last 4 races
  • Ford: 2 Wins in 2 races this season – 2 Wins in first 14 races last season
  • Last time Ford won 3 or more races to start a season: Won first 9 races in 1992
  • Toyota: 3 Top 10 finishes in 2 races this season – 7 Top 10 finishes in first 2 races last season (Toyota most wins in a season: 16 – Last year)
  • Erik Jones best Rookie finisher last race – Finished 14th
  • Richard Childress Racing winless last 111 races – Last win: Phoenix 11/13 (Kevin Harvick)
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless last 94 races – Last win: 2014 Sonoma (Carl Edwards)
  • Kasey Kahne best Hendrick Motorsports finisher first 2 races this season – Best HMS finisher 5 races last season

 

  • Brad Keselowski only driver to finish top 5 both races this season
  • 3 Finished top 10 both races this season – William Byron, Austin Dillon & Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 71 Brad Keselowski
  • Brad Keselowski only driver to lead laps both races this season
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 7 of last 11 races with 3 different drivers – Kyle Busch, Erik Jones & Daniel Suarez
  • Kyle Busch won 3 of last 6 Xfinity Series races
  • Last 4 winners started front-row – 3 from pole
  • Last NXS & MENCS weekend sweep: 2016 Indianapolis – Kyle Busch
  • Elliott Sadler best finisher eligible for championship points last race – Finished 5th
  • Kyle Busch won 3 straight races 7 times – Best finish in 4th race: 2nd (2016 Auto Club)
  • Brad Keselowski finished 2nd in three races since last win – Texas 11/15
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps Atlanta NXS & MENCS races – Winless in both
  • 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 2 races competed – 2016 Watkins Glen (Logano) & Charlotte 10/16 (Logano)
  • William Byron best Rookie finisher both races this season
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Erik Jones (Chicagoland 9/17/16)
  • Top 6 finishers at Atlanta all from different teams