NASCAR Sunday, March 5, 2017

NASCAR LAS VEGAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Las Vegas races: 18 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Las Vegas wins: 4 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Winless)
  • Most Las Vegas top 3 finishes: 6 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas top 10 finishes: 10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Mark Martin
  • Best Las Vegas average finish: 7.7 Dale Earnhardt
  • Most Las Vegas laps led: 576 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track wins: 2 Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track 2nd-place finishes: 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 3 finishes: 4 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 5 finishes: 5 Carl Edwards
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Best Las Vegas reconfigured track average finish: 7.8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Brad Keselowski won 2 of last 3 Las Vegas races – Ended 33-race winless streak in 2016
  • Brad Keselowski won 2016 Las Vegas race after speeding penalty
  • Team Penske swept top 2 finishing positions 2016 Las Vegas race – 3rd 1-2 finish in team history
  • 8 Speeding penalties 2016 Las Vegas race
  • 11 Different winners in 19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas races (7 are champions)
  • 2016: Wind speed 15 MPH; Maximum wind speed 47 MPH; Maximum gust speed 61 MPH
  • 7 Different winners in 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas races on reconfigured track
  • Kevin Harvick finished 7th or better all 3 races on 2016 West Coast Swing – Only driver to finish top 10 all 3 races
  • Jimmie Johnson: Winless last 6 Las Vegas races – 4 Wins previous 6 races
  • Most consecutive wins: Jimmie Johnson won 3 straight (2005, ’06 & ’07)
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps last Las Vegas race (76) – Finished 3rd
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps 3 Las Vegas races – 1 Win (2005)
  • 6 Las Vegas races won from drivers starting in first 2 rows – All 6 in last 11 races
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change at Las Vegas 3 times
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change at Las Vegas twice including last race
  • Last 5 Las Vegas races won by champion drivers
  • Only 1 Las Vegas winner after winning pole – Kyle Busch (2009) – Started from the rear (Engine change)
  • Kyle Busch (2009) & Jeff Gordon (2015) started rear of field after winning pole
  • Worst official starting position of winner: 25th – Matt Kenseth (2004)
  • *Kyle Busch won in 2009 after starting from rear of field
  • Most consecutive laps led from start: 52 – Jeff Gordon (2010)
  • Most consecutive laps led in a race: 61 – Jeff Burton (2009)
  • No driver leading 1st lap ever won Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
  • Winner first took lead at lap 134 or later in 3 of last 7 Las Vegas races
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 11 of last 12 Las Vegas races
  • Mid-race leader won only 4 of 19 Las Vegas races
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 2 of last 3 Las Vegas races – Both won by Brad Keselowski
  • 2 Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races settled by last lap pass
  • Only 1 Las Vegas overtime finish (2006) – Matt Kenseth led at scheduled distance & Jimmie Johnson won
  • Closest Las Vegas margin-of-victory: .045 Seconds Jimmie Johnson over Matt Kenseth
  • Jeff Burton won only shortened Las Vegas race (2000) – 148 of 267 laps
  • No Las Vegas race postponed
  • Las Vegas winner went on to win championship in same season 5 times
  • Kyle Busch only driver to miss Las Vegas race & win championship in same season (2015)
  • Best Las Vegas finish by Rookie of the Year contender: 2nd – Kasey Kahne (2004) & Kyle Busch (2005)
  • Final green run 26 laps or longer last 4 Las Vegas races
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 7 Las Vegas wins – Most all-time
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 5 Las Vegas wins
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 2 Las Vegas wins
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 2 Las Vegas wins
  • Team Penske: 2 Las Vegas wins
  • Richard Childress Racing: Winless at Las Vegas
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES LAS VEGAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most Las Vegas wins: 4 Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kyle Busch (2016 Winner)
  • Most Las Vegas top 3 finishes: 6 Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas top 5 finishes: 6 Kevin Harvick & Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas top 10 finishes: 8 Greg Biffle
  • Most Las Vegas laps led: 473 Kyle Busch
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track wins: 2 Mark Martin
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 3 finishes: 4 Kyle Busch
  • Most Las Vegas reconfigured track top 10 finishes: 5 Justin Allgaier & Trevor Bayne
  • Best Las Vegas reconfigured track average finish: 1.3 Mark Martin
  • 14 Different winners in 20 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas races
  • 8 Different winners last 8 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas races
  • Last 5 winners were first-time Las Vegas winners
  • 9 Different winners in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas races on reconfigured track
  • 2 Swept Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in same weekend – Jeff Burton (2000) & Brad Keselowski (2014)
  • Kyle Busch led 199 of 200 laps in 2016 (Led final 145 laps) – Darrell Wallace Jr. led lap 55
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 Las Vegas races
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change twice
  • Drivers eligible for championship points won 2 of last 5 Las Vegas races
  • Daniel Suarez best finisher eligible for championship points last Las Vegas race – Finished 2nd
  • Last 3 Las Vegas winners led 144 or more laps
  • 5 of 20 Las Vegas races won from pole – Last 2 won from pole
  • Worst start position of winner: 29th – Joe Nemechek (2003)
  • 1 Won first career race at Las Vegas – Jeff Green (1997)
  • Most laps led in a Las Vegas race: 199 – Kyle Busch (2016)
  • Most consecutive laps led from start: 89 – Kevin Harvick (2003)
  • Most consecutive Las Vegas laps led: 145 – Kyle Busch (2016)
  • Winner first took lead at lap 146 or later in 5 Las Vegas races
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 4 of 20 Las Vegas races
  • 2 Las Vegas Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • 1 Driver won Las Vegas & championship in same season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2012
  • Best Las Vegas finish by Rookie of the Year contender: 2nd – Greg Biffle (2001)
  • 3 Las Vegas NXS overtime finishes