NASCAR Sunday, May 7, 2017

2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 2 Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson (1 Win)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 5 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 6 Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano (Team Penske)
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 8 Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano (Team Penske)
  • Best average finish this season: 7.0 Kyle Larson
  • Most poles this season: 2 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Best average start this season: 5.3 Brad Keselowski
  • Most laps led this season: 462 Kyle Busch (Winless)
  • Most races led this season: 9 Joey Logano – No laps led at Atlanta (8 Straight)
  • 8 Different winners in 10 races this season
  • 3 Different winners from 3 different teams & manufacturers in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 Xfinity Series races by last lap pass including 1 over Kyle Busch at Kansas in 2012
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Finished 9th or better last 3 races – First time in career with 3 straight top 10 finishes
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 3 Straight top 10 finishes – Longest current streak
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 30th in Stage 2 at Talladega
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 14 Laps led at Talladega – 9 Laps led previous 120 races (17 Laps led previous 144 races)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. best Ford finisher 2 races this season – Only once best Ford finisher all of last season
  • 6 Winners this season were winless at this point last season –
  • Kurt Busch, Larson, Logano, Newman, Stenhouse Jr. & Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick winless this season – Winners at this point last season
  • Only 2 winners at this point last season & this season – Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski
  • Martin Truex Jr. first driver to win all 3 segments in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – 2017 Las Vegas
  • Stage 1 winner went on to win race twice – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas & Kyle Larson Auto Club
  • Stage 2 winner went on to win race only once – Martin Truex Jr. Las Vegas
  • 10 Drivers won Stages 1 & 2 this season –
  • 6 Have yet to win a race (Blaney, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Hamlin, Harvick & Kenseth)
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all with 5 wins in Stages 1 & 2 – 1 Win (Las Vegas)
  • 2 Wins from pole this season: Kyle Larson Auto Club & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Talladega May
  • Ryan Newman ended 127-race winless streak this season
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended 157-race winless streak this season
  • Best finisher dropping to rear of field this season: Winner – Jimmie Johnson (Texas April) & Joey Logano (Richmond April)
  • Kyle Larson best free-pass finisher at Talladega – Finished 12th
  • Kyle Larson is only driver to finish on lead lap every race this season
  • 2 Won after pit road speeding penalty this season: Kurt Busch Daytona 500 & Brad Keselowski Martinsville April
  • Matt Kenseth: 2 Top 5 finishes this season (Atlanta & Bristol April) – Pit road speeding penalties both races
  • 14 Failed to finish at Talladega May – 15 Failed to finish in 2017 Daytona 500
  • Ryan Blaney & Erik Jones failed to finish last 2 races
  • Kyle Busch led 39 of final 40 laps at Talladega – Finished 3rd
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 of last 7 races
  • Final lead change with 7 or fewer laps to go 6 of 10 races this season
  • Leader of most laps won only 2 of 10 races this season – Winless last 5 races
  • A Joe Gibbs Racing driver led most laps 4 of last 7 races – Winless
  • Kyle Busch failed to win last 4 races after he led most laps – Bristol 8/16, Phoenix March, Martinsville April & Talladega May
  • Joey Logano: 8 Straight races led (234 Laps led) – Career-longest streak
  • 4 Winners this season have led a total of 182 laps all year – Johnson 130, Newman 36, Stenhouse Jr. 14 & Kurt Busch 2
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 14 Laps led at Talladega – 9 Laps led previous 120 races (17 Laps led previous 144 races)
  • Clint Bowyer: 10 Laps led at Talladega – 8 Laps led previous 65 races
  • Top 2 lap leaders this season are winless (921 Total laps led) – Kyle Busch (462) & Kevin Harvick (459)
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 5 races this season
  • 2 Races settled by last lap pass this season – Daytona 500 & Talladega May
  • Jamie McMurray best Chevrolet finisher last 2 races
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. best Ford finisher 2 races this season – Only once best Ford finisher all of last season
  • Kyle Busch best Toyota finisher last race – First time best Ford finisher in last 4 races
  • Stewart-Haas Racing best Ford twice this season – Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch) & Bristol April (Clint Bowyer)
  • Ford: 5 Wins in 10 races this season – 5 Wins in first 18 races last season
  • Chevrolet: 4 Wins in last 7 races by 3 different teams – Childress, Ganassi & Hendrick
  • Toyota: Only 1 win this season – Las Vegas (Martin Truex Jr.) – 5 at this point last season
  • Ty Dillon best Rookie finisher 3 of last 4 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: .095 Seconds – Talladega May (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. over Jamie McMurray)
  • Kyle Larson finished 2nd to 4 different drivers this season – Johnson, Keselowski, Newman & Truex Jr.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless this season – 5 Wins at this point last season
  • 7 Different teams won this season – Joe Gibbs Racing winless
  • Roush Fenway Racing ended 101-race winless streak at Talladega May
  • Richard Childress Racing ended 112-race winless streak at Phoenix March
  • Joe Gibbs Racing winless first 10 races this season – First time since 2007 (Winless first 16 races)
  • Top 7 finishers from Talladega all from different teams – Roush, Ganassi, Gibbs, Petty, Hendrick, Stewart-Haas & Penske
  • Jamie McMurray: Best finish in last 48 races: 2nd – Talladega May
  • Jamie McMurray: Finished 12th or better last 4 races – 3 Top 10 finishes
  • Kyle Busch: 1 Top 10 finish last 4 races – Finished 3rd at Talladega
  • Aric Almirola: 3 Top 10 finishes this season (2 Straight) – 1 Top 10 finish all of last season
  • Kasey Kahne: 1 Top 10 finish last 8 races – Finished 5th at Talladega
  • Kurt Busch: Best finish last 9 races: 6th at Talladega
  • Brad Keselowski finished 7th or better 8 of 10 races this season
  • Jimmie Johnson: Finished 11th or better last 4 races – 3 Top 10 finishes (2 Wins)
  • Paul Menard: 1 Top 15 finish last 9 races – Finished 9th at Talladega
  • David Ragan: Finished 10th at Talladega – First top 10 finish since Martinsville 3/15
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Top 5 finishes last 4 races – Finished 23rd at Talladega
  • Joey Logano: 5 Top 5 finishes last 6 races – Finished 32nd at Talladega (Worst finish this season)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 Top 10 finishes last 4 races – Finished 35th at Talladega
  • Ryan Blaney: Finished 33rd or worse last 3 races
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Finished 22nd or worse 6 of 10 races this season including last 3 races
  • 3 Overtime races this season – Phoenix March, Auto Club & Talladega May
  • Youngest winner: Kyle Larson – 24
  • Oldest winner: Jimmie Johnson – 41
  • 7 Wins this season by drivers 33-years-old or older
  • Ford won last 5 restrictor-plate races – 3 Different teams (Penske 3, Roush 1 & Stewart-Haas 1)
  • Paul Menard best Richard Childress Racing finisher at Talladega (9th) – First time best RCR finisher in last 8 races
  • Kyle Busch best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher in 4 of last 7 races
  • Kasey Kahne best Hendrick Motorsports finisher at Talladega (5th) – First time best HMS finisher in last 8 races
  • Kurt Busch best Stewart-Haas Racing finisher at Talladega (6th) – First time best SHR finisher in last 8 races

2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most wins this season: 2 Erik Jones & Kyle Larson
  • Most 2nd-place finishes this season: 3 Ryan Blaney (Winless)
  • Most top 3 finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson
  • Most top 5 finishes this season: 5 Erik Jones
  • Most top 10 finishes this season: 8 Elliott Sadler (8 Straight)
  • Most laps led this season: 266 Justin Allgaier
  • Most races led this season: 5 Kyle Larson
  • 7 Different winners in 9 races this season
  • 3 Different winners in 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season
  • 4 Won first pole this season – Byron, Hemric, B. Jones & Koch
  • 2 Won a Stage & race this season – Erik Jones (Texas Stage 1) & Aric Almirola (Talladega Stage 1)
  • Elliott Sadler best finisher eligible for championship points 2 of last 3 races
  • Brad Keselowski finished 2nd in three races since last win – Texas 11/15
  • Joey Logano: Last 4 wins came racing Team Penske #12
  • Pole failed to finish 3 races this season – B. Jones (Daytona Feb.), Logano (Texas April) & Koch (Talladega)
  • Ryan Reed (65 Races) & Justin Allgaier (80 Races) ended long winless streaks this season
  • Last winner after dropping to back of field: Marcos Ambrose – 2011 Montreal
  • #22 passed for final lead change 3 races this season – Daytona Feb., Auto Club & Bristol April
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 3 races this season – Daytona Feb., Richmond April & Talladega
  • Team Penske #22 winless since Texas 11/15 – Finished 2nd eight times since last win (5 Times this season)
  • Team Penske #22 best Ford finisher 5 of last 6 races
  • Team Penske #22 passed for final lead change in 12 races since last win
  • Team Penske #12 won 3 of last 4 races competed –
  • 2016 Watkins Glen (Logano), Charlotte 10/16 (Logano) & 2017 Las Vegas (Logano)
  • 2 Overtime races this season – Daytona Feb. & Richmond April
  • Matt Tifft best Rookie finisher last race (Finished 6th) – First time best Rookie finisher
  • Youngest winner: Erik Jones – 20
  • Oldest winner: Aric Almirola – 33
  • 5 Different teams finished top 5 last race
  • Ben Kennedy best Richard Childress Racing finisher last race – Finished 4th
  • Elliott Sadler best JR Motorsports finisher 2 of last 3 races
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. best Roush Fenway Racing finisher last 8 races
  • Closest margin-of-victory this season: Auto Club .127 seconds (Kyle Larson over Joey Logano)