NASCAR Richmond Sunday, September 3, 2017

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kevin Harvick: 600th career MENCS race – Richard Petty won in his 600th career race (Richmond 2/25/73)
  • Kyle Petty: First career MENCS win: Richmond 2/23/86
  • 50 Different winners in 122 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond races
  • Most Richmond wins (Active): 4 Kyle Busch (All in spring race)
  • Richmond April: 6 Commitment line violations & 4 Pit road speeding penalties
  • Team Penske finished 1-2 at Richmond April – Joey Logano winner & Brad Keselowski 2nd
  • Matt Kenseth led first 163 laps from pole last Richmond race – Finished 23rd (Commitment line violation)
  • Kyle Busch (16th) & Martin Truex Jr. (10th) late race commitment line violation Richmond April
  • 9 Different winners in 13 Richmond Race to the Playoff races
  • Only 3 won more than 1 Richmond Race to the Playoff race – Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson
  • Denny Hamlin leads all with 3 Richmond Race to the Playoff wins
  • 4/30/17: Joey Logano won, but failed post-race inspection – Penalties, fines & crew chief Todd Gordon suspended 2 races
  • Winner took lead for final time with 4 or less laps to go 4 of last 9 Richmond races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times at Richmond
  • Martin Truex Jr. passed for final lead change last Richmond Race to the Playoff race
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change last Richmond race – Finished 14th
  • Joey Logano didn’t take lead for first time until lap 371 of 400 last Richmond race after starting rear of field
  • Kyle Busch & Martin Truex Jr. commitment line violations near end of last Richmond race
  • Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Kasey Kahne among drivers with pit road speeding penalties last Richmond race
  • Matt Kenseth won Stage 1 last Richmond race – Finished 23rd
  • Brad Keselowski won Stage 2 last Richmond race – Finished 2nd
  • 12 Richmond win streaks – Drivers winning consecutive races (Joey Logano won last Richmond race)
  • Denny Hamlin last to win back-to-back Richmond Race to the Playoff races (2009 & ’10) – Won 2016 Richmond Race to the Playoff race
  • 6 Different winners last 6 Richmond races
  • 9 Richmond season sweeps – 8 Went on to win championship
  • Last Richmond season sweep: 2007 Jimmie Johnson (Joey Logano won last Richmond race)
  • 1 of 122 Richmond races settled by last lap pass (4/16) – Carl Edwards passed Kyle Busch
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of last 4 Richmond races with 3 different drivers – Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards & Denny Hamlin
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (3) & Team Penske (3) won 6 of last 7 Richmond races
  • 9 Different winners last 9 Virginia races
  • Denny Hamlin is only repeat winner last 11 Virginia races (2 Wins) – 9 Others 1 win each
  • Toyota drivers led 385 of 407 laps last Richmond race (95%)
  • 10 Speeding penalties by 9 drivers at Richmond 9/16 (Chase Elliott 2 penalties)
  • Pit road speeding penalties Richmond 9/16:
  • Allmendinger, Elliott, Harvick, Johnson, Kahne, Keselowski, Newman, Ragan, Truex Jr.
  • Uncontrolled tire penalties last year at Richmond:
  • 4/16: Buescher, Hamlin, Stenhouse Jr.; 9/16: Allmendinger, Johnson, Kenseth, Stenhouse Jr.
  • Notable free-pass drivers Richmond 9/16: Larson, Newman, Elliott
  • Kevin Harvick only driver to finish top 5 both Richmond races last season – Finished 5th both races
  • 7 Finished top 10 both Richmond races last season –
  • Kyle Busch, Kahne, Harvick, Hamlin, Logano, Truex Jr. & Kurt Busch
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished 6th or better last 4 Richmond races – Won this race last season
  • Joey Logano: 7 Straight Richmond top 10 finishes
  • Winner took lead for final time with 4 or less laps to go 4 of last 9 Richmond races
  • Most cautions in a race last season: 16 – Richmond Sept.
  • 7 of 58 races won from pole on .75-mile track – 2 in last 6 races
  • Matt Kenseth led most laps last Richmond race (164) – Finished 23rd
  • Brad Keselowski mid-race leader 4 of last 8 Richmond races – 1 Win (9/14)
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 3 of last 9 Richmond races
  • 5 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 28 Different winners in 58 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Richmond .75-mile track races
  • Rusty Wallace leads all drivers with 6 wins on .75-mile track
  • Worst official starting position of Richmond winner: 31st – Clint Bowyer 5/08
  • Joey Logano won Richmond from rear of field 4/17 (Transmission)
  • 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)
  • 4 Shortened Richmond races – 1 Due to darkness (4/62) & 3 due to rain
  • 3 Richmond overtime races (5/08, 4/13 & 9/16)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RICHMOND STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Richmond races: 36 Kenny Wallace
  • Most Richmond wins: 7 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Richmond 2nd-place finishes: 4 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Richmond top 3 finishes: 15 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Richmond top 5 finishes: 18 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Richmond top 10 finishes: 21 Kevin Harvick
  • 33 Different winners in 67 Richmond Xfinity Series races
  • 27 Different winners in 57 NASCAR Xfinity Series Richmond .75-mile track races
  • 3 Richmond Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend sweeps – Last: Kyle Busch 5/09
  • 25 of last 26 Richmond NXS winners competed in Richmond MENCS race on same weekend
  • Kyle Busch led every lap 9/14 race (250 Laps)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing & JR Motorsports won 6 of last 7 Richmond races – Chip Ganassi Racing won last race
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 7 Richmond races – 5 Wins in those races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 5 Richmond races – Won all 5 races
  • Justin Allgaier led most laps last Richmond race (157) – Finished 2nd
  • 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
  • Chase Elliott only Richmond winner eligible for championship points (9/15)
  • Justin Allgaier best finisher eligible for championship points last Richmond race – Finished 2nd
  • 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
  • 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)