NASCAR Information Monday, April 16, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10/12/75: Darrell Waltrip came from 3 laps behind to win Richmond
  • 2nd career win – First win with DiGard Racing
  • Richmond 4/17: Joey Logano’s only win last season (Started rear of field) – Post-race penalty (Missed Playoff)
  • Richmond 9/17: Kyle Larson’s 4th & final win last season – First short track win
  • 51 Different winners in 123 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond races
  • 29 Different winners in 59 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond .75-mile track races
  • Rusty Wallace leads all drivers with 6 wins on .75-mile track
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. commitment line violations near end of last Richmond April race
  • Joey Logano didn’t take lead for first time until lap 371 of 400 in 2017 Richmond April race after starting rear of field
  • Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Kasey Kahne among drivers with pit road speeding penalties last Richmond April race
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 4 of last 10 Richmond races
  • 4 Speeding penalties last Richmond April race – Buescher, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Kasey Kahne
  • 3 Speeding penalties last Richmond Sept. race – Bayne, DiBenedetto & Newman (Finished 3rd)
  • 2 Finished top 5 both Richmond races last season – Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano
  • 4 Finished top 10 both Richmond races last season – Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano & Ryan Newman
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Virginia races
  • Kyle Busch is only repeat winner last 12 Virginia races (2 Wins) – 10 Others 1 win each
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 9 Wins last 18 short track races – Kyle Busch 3, Carl Edwards 2, Denny Hamlin 2 & Matt Kenseth 2
  • Kyle Busch is only repeat winner last 10 short track races (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Kurt Busch: 4 Straight Richmond top 10 finishes
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 6th or better last 5 Richmond races – 3 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Joey Logano: 8 Straight Richmond top 10 finishes – 2 Wins
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Richmond races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of last 5 Richmond races with 3 different drivers – Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards & Denny Hamlin
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (3) & Team Penske (3) won 6 of last 8 Richmond races
  • 7 of 59 races won from pole on .75-mile track – 2 in last 7 races
  • Matt Kenseth led most laps last Richmond April race (164) – Finished 23rd
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 3 Richmond races – Finished 3rd (9/16) & 20th (9/17)
  • Winner took lead for final time with 5 or fewer laps to go 5 of last 10 Richmond races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times at Richmond
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 Richmond races
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change last Richmond April race – Finished 14th
  • Matt Kenseth led first 163 laps from pole last Richmond April race – Finished 23rd
  • Matt Kenseth led first 89 laps from pole last Richmond race – Finished 38th
  • Matt Kenseth won Stage 1 last Richmond April race – Finished 23rd
  • Brad Keselowski won Stage 2 last Richmond April race – Finished 2nd
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 1 last Richmond race – Finished 9th
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 2 last Richmond race – Finished 20th
  • 12 Richmond win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races (Kyle Larson won last Richmond race)
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win 4 straight Richmond spring races – 2009, ’10, ’11 & ‘12
  • 9 Richmond season sweeps – 8 Went on to win championship
  • Last Richmond season sweep: 2007 Jimmie Johnson
  • 5 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond
  • 1 of 123 Richmond races settled by last lap pass (4/16) – Carl Edwards passed Kyle Busch
  • 3 Won Richmond in first try – Tim Flock, Paul Goldsmith & Lee Petty
  • Terry Labonte won for first time in 33rd try – Most of all drivers
  • 4 Shortened Richmond races – 1 Due to darkness (4/62) & 3 due to rain
  • 4 Richmond Overtime races (5/08, 4/13, 9/16 & 9/17)
  • 2 Won on previous & current Richmond layouts – Dale Earnhardt & Ricky Rudd
  • Richard Petty tied for record of consecutive wins at 1 track with 7 at Richmond (9/70-9/73)
  • 4/30/67: 54th career win for Richard Petty tied father for first all-time in victories (55th win came at Darlington 5/13/67)
  • 3/1/70: After a record 12 2nd-place finishes – James Hylton won for the first time
  • 2/25/73: Richard Petty won for the 150th time in 600th career race
  • 9/9/73: Richard Petty’s 7th straight Richmond win – Petty won 9 of 10 Richmond races from 9/70 through 2/75
  • 9/12/76: Cale Yarborough’s first of 4 straight wins (Richmond, Dover, Martinsville & North Wilkesboro)
  • 2/21/82: Dave Marcis won in 400th career race
  • 3/26/89: Richard Petty’s consecutive race streak ends when he fails to qualify – 513 Races from 1971-‘89
  • 9/7/91: 51-Year-old Harry Gant 2nd of 4 straight wins (Darlington, Richmond, Dover & Martinsville)
  • 3/8/92: Bill Elliott’s 2nd of 4 straight wins (Rockingham, Richmond, Atlanta & Darlington)
  • 3/7/93: Final win for Davey Allison
  • 9/11/99: Joe Gibbs Racing first 1-2 finish – Tony Stewart (Winner) & Bobby Labonte (2nd)
  • 5/14/05: After 6 2nd-place finishes – Kasey Kahne won for the first time
  • 9/10/05: Roush first 1-2-3 finish – Kurt Busch (Winner), Matt Kenseth (2nd) & Greg Biffle (3rd)
  • 5/2/09: Kyle Busch won on birthday
  • 4/30/17: Joey Logano won, but failed post-race inspection – Penalties, fines & crew chief Todd Gordon suspended 2 races
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 10 Richmond wins by 5 different drivers – Johnson 3, T. Labonte 3, J. Gordon 2, Nemechek 1 & Richmond 1
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 1 Richmond win – Kurt Busch 4/15
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 5 Richmond wins by 5 different drivers – J. Burton, Kurt Busch, Edwards, Kenseth & Martin
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 12 Richmond wins by 5 different drivers – Kyle Busch 4, Hamlin 3, Stewart 3, Edwards 1 & Kenseth 1
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 12 Richmond wins – Most of all tracks
  • Team Penske: 8 Richmond wins by 4 different drivers – R. Wallace 4, Logano 2, Keselowski 1 & Newman 1
  • Richard Childress Racing: 9 Richmond wins – 5 Dale Earnhardt, 3 Kevin Harvick & 1 Clint Bowyer
  • Chip Ganassi Racing: 1 Richmond win – Kyle Larson 9/17
  • Furniture Row Racing: Winless at Richmond

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 33 Different winners in 68 Richmond Xfinity Series races
  • 27 Different winners in 58 NASCAR Xfinity Series Richmond .75-mile track races
  • 6 Different winners last 6 Richmond races
  • 6 Different winners last 6 Richmond spring races
  • 3 Richmond Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend sweeps – Last: Kyle Busch 5/09
  • 26 of last 27 Richmond NXS winners competed in Richmond MENCS race on same weekend
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 Richmond races – JR Motorsports, Gibbs, Ganassi, Penske
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change last Richmond race – Finished 2nd
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 7 Richmond races – 5 Wins in those races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 6 Richmond races – Won 5 (Finished 2nd last Richmond race after leading 182 laps)
  • Chase Elliott only Richmond winner eligible for championship points (9/15) – Since awarding points for 1 series
  • Daniel Hemric best finisher eligible for championship points last Richmond race – Finished 4th
  • 6 Won first career Xfinity Series race at Richmond – Last: Robby Gordon (9/04)
  • 4 Richmond Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • 7 Richmond Overtime races – Leader at scheduled distance won 5
  • Kyle Busch led every lap 9/14 race (250 Laps)
  • 7 Won Richmond in first try – Kurt & Kyle Busch, Edwards, Hamilton, Houston, Lindley & Martin
  • Dale Jarrett won Richmond for first time in 18th try (9/95) – Most of all drivers
  • Kyle Busch is only driver to win Richmond from pole more than once – 5/04, 9/07 & 9/14
  • Worst starting position of Richmond winner: 39th – Carl Edwards 9/09
  • Harry Gant & Kevin Harvick lead all with 3 consecutive Richmond wins
  • Only 1 swept both Richmond races & won championship in same season – Kevin Harvick 2006
  • Richmond hosted very first NASCAR Xfinity Series short track race on 2/20/82 and won by Tommy Houston
  • 1 Won NXS races on previous & current Richmond layouts – Mark Martin (1 on previous & 4 on current)