MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Active drivers at Richmond
  • Most Richmond wins: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most Richmond top 10 finishes: 24 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Richmond laps led: 1659 Denny Hamlin
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  • Kyle Busch:
  • First NASCAR win: 5/14/04 – Richmond NXS
  • 50th NASCAR win: 5/2/09 (Birthday) Richmond MENCS
  • 50th MENCS win: 9/22/18 – Richmond
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  • Martin Truex Jr.: Richmond April winner – First win with Joe Gibbs Racing 
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  • Kevin Harvick: Started on pole last 2 Richmond races
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  • Richmond April: 8 Post-qualifying inspection failures
  • Denny Hamlin (Finished 5th), Jimmie Johnson (12th), Erik Jones (14th), Chase Elliott (15th),
  • Daniel Suarez (18th), Aric Almirola (23rd), Matt Tifft (29th) & Joey Gase (33rd)
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers led 287 of 400 laps at Richmond April
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  • Richmond 4/18: Longest green run in any race last year – 142 laps (213-354) – First 101 laps run caution-free
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  • Richmond April: 148 Lap final green-flag run
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  • Commitment line violations
  • 4/19: 1 (Blaney)
  • 4/18: 3 (A. Dillon, Stenhouse Jr. & Wallace) & 9/18: 3 (Allmendinger, Kenseth & Menard)
  • 4/17: 6 (Almirola, Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Patrick, Sorenson & Truex Jr.) & 9/17: None
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  • 3 Pit road speeding penalties at Richmond April: Kyle Busch finished 8th, Daniel Suarez 18th & Aric Almirola 23rd
  • Fewest cautions last season: 3 Sonoma, Richmond Sept. & Kansas Oct.
  • Denny Hamlin: Only driver to finish top 5 all 4 short track races this season 
  • Most short track top 10 finishes this season: 4 Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin
  • Most short track laps led this season: 608 Brad Keselowski
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  • Brad Keselowski only driver to lead laps all 4 short track races this season
  • 52 Different winners in 126 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond races
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  • 30 Different winners in 62 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond .75-mile track races
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  • Kyle Busch & Rusty Wallace tied for most with 6 wins on .75-mile track
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  • 4/13/19: Martin Truex Jr. 20th career win, 1st short track win in 81st try, 1st Richmond win in 27th try
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  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 5 of last 6 Richmond races including last 4 races – 1 Win (4/19)
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  • Martin Truex Jr. led 861 of 2413 laps last 6 Richmond races (Led 5 of last 6 Richmond races)
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  • 13 Richmond win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races (Martin Truex Jr. won last Richmond race)
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  • 10 Richmond season sweeps – 8 Went on to win championship (Martin Truex Jr. won Richmond April)
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  • Last to win Richmond fall race & championship in same season: Jimmie Johnson 2008
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  • Kyle Busch: 6 Richmond wins – 5 in spring race & 1 in fall (9/18)
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  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 10 Richmond races (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Denny Hamlin last to win back-to-back Richmond fall races (2009 & ’10) – Kyle Busch won last Richmond fall race
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 6 of last 8 Richmond races with 5 different drivers –
  • Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin & Martin Truex Jr.
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing won last 3 Richmond races – Kyle Busch 2 & Martin Truex Jr. 1
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  • Joe Gibbs Racing (6) & Team Penske (3) won 9 of last 11 Richmond races
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  • Winner took lead for first time after lap 100 in last 5 Richmond races – After lap 270 in 3 of last 5 races
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  • Winner led final 37 or fewer laps 4 of last 5 Richmond races
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  • Final green flag run at Richmond 4/19: 148 Laps
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  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times at Richmond
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  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change 3 of last 6 Richmond races
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  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change last 2 Richmond races
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  • Stage 1 or 2 winner has never gone on to win Richmond race
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  • 5 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond
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  • 18 Won first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series short track race at Richmond
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  • Mid-race leader failed to win last 6 Richmond races
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  • 1 of 126 Richmond races settled by last lap pass (4/16) – Carl Edwards passed Kyle Busch
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  • 5 Richmond Overtime races (5/08, 4/13, 9/16, 9/17 & 4/18)
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  • 6 Won first race of season in Richmond fall race – Last: 2004 Jeremy Mayfield
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  • 7 of 62 races won from pole on Richmond .75-mile track
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  • Worst official starting position of Richmond winner: 32nd – Kyle Busch 4/18
  • *Joey Logano won Richmond from rear of field 4/17 (Transmission)
  • *Kyle Busch won Richmond from rear of field 9/18 (Unapproved adjustments)
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most short track wins this season: 2 Christopher Bell
  • Most short track top 5 finishes this season: 4 Tyler Reddick
  • Chase Briscoe & John Hunter Nemechek only drivers to finish top 10 all 5 short track races this season
  • Best average short track finish this season: 4.4 Chase Briscoe
  • Most short track laps led this season: 509 Christopher Bell
  • Justin Allgaier: 1 Top 5 finish last 4 Richmond races – Finished 3rd in April
  • Christopher Bell: 2 Wins last 3 Richmond races – Finished 16th in April
  • Cole Custer: 1 Top 5 finish in 6 Richmond races – April winner
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  • Justin Allgaier won Richmond Stage 1 April – Finished 3rd
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  • Cole Custer won Richmond Stage 2 April – Winner
  • 35 Different winners in 71 Richmond Xfinity Series races
  • 28 Different winners in 61 NASCAR Xfinity Series Richmond .75-mile track races
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  • 13 Won Richmond for first time in 1st or 2nd try
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  • Dale Jarrett won Richmond for first time in 18th try (9/95) – Most of all drivers
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  • Worst starting position of Richmond winner: 39th – Carl Edwards 9/09
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  • Only 1 swept both Richmond races & won championship in same season – Kevin Harvick 2006
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  • 6 Won first career Xfinity Series race at Richmond – Last: Robby Gordon (9/04)
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  • 7 Richmond Overtime races – Leader at scheduled distance won 5
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  • 4 Richmond Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
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  • Austin Cindric passed for final lead change at Richmond April – Finished 2nd