NASCAR Richmond Sunday, September 16, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • ON THIS DATE!
  • 9/22/91 MARTINSVILLE – MR. SEPTEMBER HARRY GANT’S 4TH STRAIGHT WIN
  • Kyle Busch: Only driver to win multiple short track races this season – 2 Wins (Bristol April & Richmond April)
  • Kyle Busch: 3 Top 2 finishes in 4 short track races this season – Finished 20th at Bristol Aug.
  • Kyle Larson: 2 2nd-place finishes in 4 short track races this season – Winless
  • 3 Finished top 10 all 4 short track races this season – Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick & Joey Logano
  • Best short track average finish this season: 5.8 – Joey Logano
  • Most short track laps led this season: 380 – Clint Bowyer
  • Richmond 4/17: Joey Logano’s only win last season (Started rear of field) – Post-race penalty (Missed Playoffs)
  • Richmond 9/17: Kyle Larson’s 4th & final win last season – First short track win
  • Richmond April: 3rd straight win for Kyle Busch (Texas, Bristol & Richmond)
  • 3 of 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished top 10 at Richmond April
  • Most laps led in April: Martin Truex Jr. (121)
  • Stage 1 & 2 winner in April: Joey Logano (Finished 4th)
  • Race winner in April: Kyle Busch – Started 32nd, finished 6th in Stage 1 & 6th in Stage 2 (32 Laps led)
  • Best free pass finisher in April: Kyle Larson – Finished 7th
  • Best finisher with a speeding penalty in April: Daniel Suarez – Finished 10th
  • Best in April – Chevrolet finisher: Elliott 2nd / Ford finisher: Logano 4th / Toyota finisher: Kyle Busch Winner
  • 51 Different winners in 124 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond races
  • 29 Different winners in 60 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond .75-mile track races
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Richmond races
  • All 5 Kyle Busch Richmond wins came in spring race
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of last 6 Richmond races with 4 different drivers –
  • Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards & Denny Hamlin
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (4) & Team Penske (3) won 7 of last 9 Richmond races
  • Kyle Larson fastest in final practice last 3 Richmond races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 3 of last 4 Richmond races – Finished 3rd (9/16), 20th (9/17) & 14th (4/18)
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change 3 of last 4 Richmond races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led 512 of 1613 laps last 4 Richmond races (Led 3 of last 4 Richmond races)
  • Winner took lead for final time with 5 or fewer laps to go 5 of last 11 Richmond races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times at Richmond
  • 3 Commitment line violations at Richmond April – Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. & Bubba Wallace
  • 5 Pit road speeding penalties at Richmond April –
  • Daniel Suarez (10th), William Byron (12th), Alex Bowman (18th), David Ragan (33rd) & Gray Gaulding (35th)
  • 3 Pit road speeding penalties at Richmond 9/17 –
  • Ryan Newman (3rd), Trevor Bayne (25th) & Matt DiBenedetto (31st)
  • 6 Uncontrolled tire penalties at Richmond April –
  • Allmendinger, Blaney, Larson, McDowell, Menard & Newman
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 9th at Richmond 9/17 – Stage 1 winner
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 20th at Richmond 9/17 – Stage 2 winner
  • Kyle Busch: Richmond April winner – Finished 6th in Stage 1 & 2
  • Joey Logano: Finished 4th at Richmond April – Stage 1 & 2 winner
  • 12 Richmond win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races (Kyle Busch won last Richmond race)
  • Denny Hamlin last to win back-to-back Richmond fall races (2009 & ’10) – Kyle Larson won last fall race
  • 9 Richmond season sweeps – 8 Went on to win championship
  • Last Richmond season sweep: 2007 Jimmie Johnson
  • 1 of 124 Richmond races settled by last lap pass (4/16) – Carl Edwards passed Kyle Busch
  • 6 Won first race of season in Richmond fall race – Last: 2004 Jeremy Mayfield
  • Rusty Wallace leads all drivers with 6 wins on .75-mile track
  • 7 of 60 races won from pole on .75-mile track
  • Worst official starting position of Richmond winner: 32nd – Kyle Busch 4/18
  • *Joey Logano won Richmond from rear of field 4/17 (Transmission)
  • 5 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond
  • 17 Won first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series short track race at Richmond
  • 4 Shortened Richmond races – 1 Due to darkness (4/62) & 3 due to rain
  • 5 Richmond Overtime races (5/08, 4/13, 9/16, 9/17 & 4/18)
  • Kyle Busch only driver to miss a Richmond race & win championship in same season (2015)
  • Richard Petty tied for record of consecutive wins at 1 track with 7 at Richmond (9/70-9/73)
  • 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
  • 2 Won on previous & current Richmond layouts – Dale Earnhardt & Ricky Rudd
  • 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: 13 Richmond wins by 5 different drivers – Kyle Busch 5, Hamlin 3, Stewart 3, Edwards 1 & Kenseth 1
  • 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
  • February 25, 1990: Low temperature 19 degrees / High temperature: 34 degrees
  • September 9, 1973: Lap 4 14-car pileup which blocked the track
  • Largest Richmond margin-of-victory: 6 Laps – 2/23/75 Richard Petty over Lennie Pond
  • 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
  • 4/21/18: Kyle Busch 3rd straight win (Texas, Bristol & Richmond)
  • Tuesday March 10, 1964 – David Pearson (Scheduled date: 3/8/64)
  • Monday September 14, 1964 – Cotton Owens (Scheduled date: 9/13/64)
  • Sunday March 8, 1987 – Dale Earnhardt (Scheduled date: 2/22/87)
  • Sunday May 6, 2007 – Jimmie Johnson (Scheduled date: 5/5/07)
  • Sunday September 7, 2008 – Jimmie Johnson (Scheduled date: 9/6/08 – Hurricane Hanna)
  • Sunday April 26, 2015 – Kurt Busch (Scheduled date: 4/25/15)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Christopher Bell: Only driver to win multiple short track races this season – 2 Wins (Richmond April & Iowa July)
  • Christopher Bell: 269 Short track laps led this season (Most) – Led laps all 5 races
  • Cole Custer: Only driver to finish top 10 all 5 short track races this season
  • Cole Custer: 1 of 2 to lead laps all 5 short track races this season (Christopher Bell) – 159 Laps led
  • 34 Different winners in 69 Richmond Xfinity Series races
  • 27 Different winners in 59 NASCAR Xfinity Series Richmond .75-mile track races
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Richmond races
  • Noah Gragson passed for final lead change at Richmond April – Finished 2nd
  • 26 of last 28 Richmond NXS winners competed in Richmond MENCS race on same weekend
  • 7 Won Richmond for first time in first try – Kurt & Kyle Busch, Edwards, Hamilton, Houston, Lindley & Martin
  • 13 Won Richmond for first time in 1st or 2nd try
  • Dale Jarrett won Richmond for first time in 18th try (9/95) – Most of all drivers
  • Only 1 swept both Richmond races & won championship in same season – Kevin Harvick 2006
  • 3 Richmond Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend sweeps – Last: Kyle Busch 5/09
  • 6 Won first career Xfinity Series race at Richmond – Last: Robby Gordon (9/04)
  • 4 Richmond Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • Chase Elliott (9/15) & Christopher Bell (4/18) only Richmond winners eligible for championship points
  • Daniel Hemric best finisher eligible for championship points Richmond 9/17 race – Finished 4th
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 7 Richmond races – 5 Wins in those races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 6 Richmond races – Won 5
  • 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
  • 7 Richmond Overtime races – Leader at scheduled distance won 5
  • Kyle Busch led every lap 9/14 race (250 Laps)
  • 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)
  • February 24, 1990: Low temperature 37 degrees / High temperature 51 degrees