NASCAR Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

TEAM PENSKE NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES 1-2 FINISHES

  • Most wins this season: 2 Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano (Team Penske)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 8 Joey Logano
  • Best average finish this season: 6.4 Kyle Larson
  • Most poles this season: 2 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Best average start this season: 5.6 Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 444 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Most races led this season: 8 Joey Logano (7 Straight)
  • 7 Different winners in 9 races this season
  • 5 Winners this season were winless at this point last season – Kurt Busch, Larson, Logano, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick winless this season – Winners at this point last season
  • Only 2 winners at this point last season & this season – Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Ryan Newman won Phoenix this season – Missed Playoff last season
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to win all 3 segments in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race only once – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas
  • 9 Drivers won Stages 1 & 2 this season – 5 Have yet to win a race (Blaney, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Harvick & Kenseth)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 5 wins in Stages 1 & 2 – 1 Win (Las Vegas)
  • 1 Win from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season: Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Matt Kenseth: 2 Top 5 finishes this season (Atlanta & Bristol April) – Pit road speeding penalties both races
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 3 of 9 races this season including Richmond
  • Final lead change with 7 or fewer laps to go 5 of 9 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 2 of 9 races this season – Winless last 4 races
  • A Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 3 of last 6 races – Winless
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 3 races after he led most laps – Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March & Martinsville April
  • Joey Logano: 7 Straight races led – 224 Laps led
  • Matt Kenseth: 164 Laps led at Richmond – Led first 163 laps (First race led this season)
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 4 races this season
  • 1 Race settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500
  • Jamie McMurray best Chevrolet finisher at Richmond (Finished 6th) – First time since Talladega 10/13 (Winner)
  • Denny Hamlin best Toyota finisher at Richmond (Finished 3rd) – First time since Martinsville 10/16 (Finished 3rd)
  • No Chevrolet in top 5 at Richmond – First time since Daytona 7/16
  • AJ Allmendinger best Chevrolet finisher in Daytona 500 – Finished 3rd
  • Michael Waltrip best Toyota finisher in Daytona 500 – Finished 8th
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford twice this season – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch) & Bristol April (Clint Bowyer)
  • Ford: 4 Wins in 9 races this season – 4 Wins in first 17 races last season
  • Chevrolet: 4 Wins in last 6 races by 3 different teams – Childress, Ganassi & Hendrick
  • Toyota: Only 1 win this season – Las Vegas (Martin Truex Jr.)
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher at Richmond – Finished 12th
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March & Auto Club
  • Youngest winner: Kyle Larson – 24
  • Oldest winner: Jimmie Johnson – 41
  • 7 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .228 Seconds – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch over Blaney)
  • Kyle Larson finished 2nd to 4 different drivers this season – Johnson, Keselowski, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Lennie Pond finished 2nd in 7 races before first win – Talladega 8/78
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless this season – 5 Wins at this point last season
  • Roush Fenway Racing winless last 101 races – Last win: 2014 Sonoma (Carl Edwards)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 9 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • Denny Hamlin best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last race (Only JGR driver in top 10) – First time best JGR finisher last 6 races
  • Jimmie Johnson best Hendrick Motorsports finisher last 3 races
  • Only 1 Hendrick Motorsports driver in top 20 at Richmond – Jimmie Johnson 11th
  • No Hendrick Motorsports driver in top 10 at Richmond – First time since Talladega 10/16
  • Team Penske finished 1-2 at Richmond – First team to finish 1-2 this season

 

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 2 Erik Jones & Kyle Larson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Ryan Blaney (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 4 Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon, Erik Jones & Kyle Larson
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 7 Elliott Sadler (7 Straight)
  • Most laps led this season: 264 Kyle Larson
  • Most races led this season: 6 Kyle Larson
  • 6 Different winners in 8 races this season
  • 2 Won last 4 races – Erik Jones & Kyle Larson
  • Justin Allgaier best finisher eligible for championship points last race (2nd) – 3rd time best NXS finisher last 6 races
  • Erik Jones only driver to win a stage & race this season – Stage 1 winner at Texas April
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • Daniel Hemric best Rookie finisher last 2 races – First time best Rookie finisher
  • Last Rookie of the Year contender to win: Erik Jones (Chicagoland 9/17/16)
  • Kyle Larson led only final 10 laps last race
  • Dylan Lupton best Toyota finisher last race – Finished 12th
  • Youngest winner: Erik Jones – 20
  • Oldest winner: Kyle Busch – 31
  • Elliott Sadler only driver to win NXS race on birthday (41) – Talladega 4/30/16
  • #22 passed for final lead change 3 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club & Bristol April
  • Team Penske #22 winless since Texas 11/15 – Finished 2nd eight times since last win (5 Times this season)
  • Team Penske #22 best Ford finisher last 5 races
  • Team Penske #22 passed for final lead change in 12 races since last win
  • 3 Won first pole this season – Byron, Hemric & B. Jones
  • Pole failed to finish 2 races this season – B. Jones (Daytona Feb.) & Logano (Texas April)
  • Last 20 winners started 7th or better
  • No Joe Gibbs Racing finisher in top 10 last race – First time since 2015 Mid-Ohio
  • Daniel Hemric best Richard Childress Racing finisher 3 of last 5 races
  • Matt Tifft best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher last race – First time best JGR finisher in last 7 races
  • Justin Allgaier best JR Motorsports finisher last race – 3rd time best JRM finisher in last 6 races
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best Roush Fenway Racing finisher last 7 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Auto Club .127 seconds (Kyle Larson over Joey Logano)
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb. & Richmond April