NASCAR Sonoma Sunday, June 10, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES SONOMA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

Sonoma leaders

  • Most Sonoma races: 23 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Sonoma wins: 5 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Sonoma 2nd-place finishes: 5 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Sonoma top 3 finishes: 13 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Sonoma top 5 finishes: 14 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Sonoma top 10 finishes: 18 Jeff Gordon
  • Best Sonoma average finish: 8.3 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Sonoma laps led: 457 Jeff Gordon (Kurt Busch 2nd with 197)
  • Jeff Gordon leads all with 9 road course wins
  • Active road course leaders
  • Most road course wins: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most 2nd-place finishes: 3 Brad Keselowski (Winless)
  • Most top 5 finishes: 10 Kurt Busch
  • 2017 Sonoma: Kevin Harvick first win last season – Went on to make Championship 4
  • 19 Different winners in 29 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sonoma races
  • 9 Different winners last 9 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sonoma races
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Sonoma wins – Only active driver with multiple wins
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 12 Sonoma races (2 Wins) – 10 Others 1 win each
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 6th or better last 3 Sonoma races – 2017 Winner
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Straight Sonoma top 10 finishes
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 7th or better last 3 Sonoma races – 2015 Winner
  • Clint Bowyer: Average Sonoma finish: 10.7 – Best of active drivers
  • 2017 Sonoma record: 13 Lead changes & 10 leaders
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change last Sonoma race – Finished 3rd
  • 5 Pit road speeding penalties last Sonoma race –
  • Bowyer (2nd), Kyle Busch (5th), Earnhardt Jr. (6th), Logano (12th) & Bayne (27th)
  • No drivers received free pass last Sonoma race
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 4 Sonoma races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps last Sonoma race (25) – Finished 37th
  • Most tries before first Sonoma win – Kevin Harvick won in 17th try in 2017
  • 5 California drivers won at total of 10 Sonoma races
  • 18 States represented first Sonoma race in 1989 – 8 From California
  • First Sonoma win for 9 of last 11 winners
  • Only win of season for 6 Sonoma winners
  • Last 3 Sonoma races won by drivers who have won championships – Kyle Busch (’15), Stewart (’16) & Harvick (’17)
  • 16 Scored first win of season at Sonoma including 6 of last 7 winners
  • First win of season for last 3 Sonoma winners – Kyle Busch (’15), Stewart (’16) & Harvick (’17)
  • No winner from pole last 13 Sonoma races – Last winner from pole: Jeff Gordon 2004
  • Ford finished 1-2-3 last Sonoma race – Stewart-Haas Racing finished 1-2
  • Ryan Newman: 600th career race
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 200th career race
  • Most laps led from start of Sonoma race: 37 – Jeff Gordon (1998)
  • Most laps led to Sonoma finish: 53 – Ricky Rudd (1989)
  • 2 Won Sonoma in first try – Ricky Rudd 1989 & Juan Pablo Montoya 2007
  • Juan Pablo Montoya only Rookie of the Year contender to finish top 5 in Sonoma race – 2007 Winner
  • Rookie of the Year contender finished 16th or worse last 8 Sonoma races
  • Longest green flag run at Sonoma: 82 Laps 1-82 (2012)
  • Longest green flag run to finish Sonoma: 41 Laps (1992 & ’07)
  • Final green run 9 laps or less 16 Sonoma races
  • 3 Sonoma Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won all 3
  • Only 1 scored first career win at Sonoma – Juan Pablo Montoya (2007)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing won last 2 Sonoma races
  • 5 Sonoma winners from the pole – Jeff Gordon won 3
  • 9 of 29 Sonoma winners started outside top 10
  • 8 of last 11 winners scored their first career road course win at Sonoma
  • Chevrolet leads all with 11 Sonoma wins
  • Toyota won 4 Sonoma races
  • 6 Hendrick Motorsports Sonoma wins (Most all-time) – Jeff Gordon 5 & Jimmie Johnson 1
  • 4 Joe Gibbs Racing Sonoma wins – Kyle Busch 2 & Tony Stewart 2
  • 2 Richard Childress Racing Sonoma wins – Dale Earnhardt 1995 & Robby Gordon 2003
  • 2 Roush Fenway Racing Sonoma wins – Mark Martin 1997 & Carl Edwards 2014
  • 2 Stewart-Haas Racing Sonoma wins – Tony Stewart 2016 & Kevin Harvick 2017
  • 2 Team Penske Sonoma wins – Rusty Wallace 1996 & Kurt Busch 2011
  • 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Sonoma win – Juan Pablo Montoya 2007
  • 1 Richard Petty Motorsports Sonoma win (First win) – Kasey Kahne 2009