NASCAR Texas Sunday, March 25, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES TEXAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Texas wins: 7 Jimmie Johnson (Carl Edwards 2nd with 4)
  • Most Texas 2nd-place finishes: 5 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Texas top 3 finishes: 13 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Texas top 5 finishes: 15 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Texas top 10 finishes: 21 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Texas laps led: 1041 Jimmie Johnson
  • 4/8/79: Darrell Waltrip & Richard Petty traded lead 4 times in final lap at Darlington with Waltrip winning race
  • Texas 4/17: Jimmie Johnson’s first of 3 wins last season – Started rear of field
  • Texas 11/17: Kevin Harvick won Texas for first time in 30th try (Only 2 winless tracks remain – Pocono & Kentucky)
  • 19 Different winners in 34 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Texas races
  • Kevin Harvick: Only driver to finish top 5 both Texas races last season (Finished 4th & 1st)
  • First top 5 finish last season came at Texas April (7 Races in)
  • Qualified for Championship 4 with Texas Playoff race win
  • 6 Finished top 10 both Texas races last season – Kurt Busch, Elliott, Harvick, Keselowski, Logano & Truex Jr.
  • Chase Elliott: Finished top 10 all 4 Texas races
  • Kevin Harvick: 7 Straight Texas top 10 finishes – 4 Top 3 finishes
  • Joey Logano: Finished 7th or better last 4 Texas races – 3 Top 3 finishes
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 6 Straight Texas top 10 finishes
  • Jimmie Johnson won 6 of last 11 Texas races
  • Jimmie Johnson won Texas in 2012, ’13, ’14, ’15 & ’17 (Didn’t win in 2016)
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 9 Texas races (5 Wins) – 4 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch (2) & Jimmie Johnson (2) won 4 of last 5 Texas April races (Logano won 4/14)
  • 11 Scored first win of season at Texas
  • Jimmie Johnson: 7 Texas wins – 1 Was first win of season (4/17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 4 Texas races – Winless
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps 5 of last 12 Texas races
  • Most laps led in a Texas race: 312 – Brad Keselowski 11/15 (Finished 2nd)
  • Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Ford) led most laps last Texas April race (148) – Finished 12th
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps last Texas Playoff race (107) – Finished 2nd
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win Texas NCWTS, NXS & MENCS races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 5 Texas races
  • Last 5 Texas winners led 38 or fewer laps
  • 2 Won first career race at Texas – Jeff Burton 1997 & Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2000
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only driver to win first career NXS & MENCS races at Texas
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only Rookie contender to win – 2000
  • Jeff Burton & Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only drivers to win Texas in first try
  • Kevin Harvick won Texas for first time in 30th try – Most of all drivers
  • Ryan Blaney won Stage 1 & 2 last Texas April race – Finished 12th
  • Kevin Harvick won Stage 1 in 2017 Texas Playoff race – Winner
  • Kyle Larson won Stage 2 in 2017 Texas Playoff race – Finished 37th (Crash)
  • 3 Texas winners started rear of field – Kenseth (2002), Biffle (4/05) & Johnson (4/17)
  • No driver won Texas spring race & championship in same season
  • 2 Texas races settled by last lap pass
  • 3 of last 5 Texas winners took lead for first time at lap 252 (378 Miles) or later
  • Jeff Burton led only final lap at Texas (4/07)
  • 3 Led first lap & won Texas
  • Most consecutive laps led in a Texas race: 196 – Brad Keselowski 11/15
  • Youngest Texas winner: 23 Years old – Joey Logano 4/14
  • Oldest Texas winner: 44 Years old – Dale Jarrett 2001
  • 5 Texas Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won all 5
  • Longest Texas race: 341 Laps (11/14)
  • 26 of 34 Texas winners came from top 10 starting position
  • 3 Texas races won from pole – Only 2 in last 23 races
  • 5 Different pole winners last 5 Texas races
  • Kurt Busch pole sitter last Texas race – 200.915 mph (3rd fastest pole last season)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing swept Texas poles last season – Kevin Harvick (April) & Kurt Busch (Nov.)
  • Hendrick Motorsports & Roush Fenway Racing: 9 Texas wins – Most all-time
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 9 Texas wins – 6 Wins last 11 races (All Jimmie Johnson)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 6 Texas wins
  • Team Penske: 3 Texas wins with 3 different drivers (Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman & Joey Logano)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 2 Texas wins – Tony Stewart (11/11) & Kevin Harvick (11/17)
  • 3 Rescheduled Texas races – All spring races
  • Carl Edwards won only shortened Texas race (11/16)
  • Most leaders: 17 (2000)
  • Most lead changes: 33 (11/10)
  • Most cautions: 13 (11/14)
  • Most caution laps: 73 (1997)
  • Fewest cautions: 2 (4/12)
  • Fewest caution laps: 10 (4/12)
  • Fastest race: 160.577 mph (4/12)
  • Closest Texas finish: .028 Seconds – Elliott Sadler over Kasey Kahne (2004)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES TEXAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Texas wins: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most Texas 2nd-place finishes: 4 Kyle Busch & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Texas top 3 finishes: 13 Kyle Busch
  • Most Texas top 5 finishes: 15 Kyle Busch
  • Most Texas top 10 finishes: 17 Kevin Harvick & Matt Kenseth
  • Best Texas average finish: 2.2 Erik Jones
  • Most Texas laps led: 1653 Kyle Busch (Kevin Harvick 2nd with 779)
  • 16 Different winners in 34 NASCAR Xfinity Series Texas races
  • 25 of last 28 Texas NXS winners competed in Texas MENCS race
  • 3 of last 6 Texas NXS spring race winners did not compete in Texas MENCS race
  • Kyle Busch only driver to sweep Texas NXS & MENCS races on same weekend (4/13 & 4/16)
  • Kyle Busch tied record of consecutive wins at 1 track – Won 5 straight at Texas
  • Erik Jones swept Texas races last season
  • 3 Eligible for championship points won Texas – Bayne 11/11, Stenhouse Jr. 4/12 & Elliott 4/14
  • Cole Custer best finisher eligible for championship points last Texas April race – Finished 5th
  • Elliott Sadler best finisher eligible for championship points last Texas Playoff race – Finished 4th
  • Erik Jones won Stage 1 both Texas races last year & Stage 2 in Playoff race – Won both races
  • William Byron won Stage 2 last Texas April race – Finished 7th
  • Most laps led in a Texas race: 179 – Kyle Busch 11/09
  • 1 Texas race settled by last lap pass – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. passed Joe Nemechek (1998)
  • 2 Texas Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won both
  • 1 Rookie contender won Texas Xfinity Series race – Chase Elliott (4/14)
  • 5 Won first career NXS race at Texas – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1998, Kurt Busch 4/06, Trevor Bayne 11/11, Chase Elliott 4/14 & Erik Jones 4/15
  • Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Chase Elliott, Erik Jones & Mark Martin all won Texas in first try
  • Kurt Busch won in first career Xfinity Series race
  • Brad Keselowski won Texas for first time in 14th try (11/13) – Most of all drivers
  • Texas spring race winner went on to win championship 3 of last 9 seasons
  • 12 Scored first win of season at Texas
  • 7 Led lap 1 & went on to win Texas including 4 of last 6 races
  • 6 Texas winners took lead for first time at lap 171 or later
  • Most consecutive laps led in a Texas race: 120 – Brad Keselowski 11/15 (Finished 2nd)
  • Youngest Texas winner: 18 Years old – Chase Elliott 18Y, 4M, 17D (4/14) & Erik Jones 18Y, 10M, 11D (4/15)
  • Oldest Texas winner: 43 Years old – Jeff Purvis 2002
  • 5 Texas races won from pole – 3 of last 6 races won from pole
  • Last 12 Texas winners started 6th or better – Last 19 winners started top 10
  • Most leaders: 11 (4/13)
  • Most lead changes: 22 (4/13)
  • Most cautions: 10 (2003)
  • Most caution laps: 55 (2000)
  • Fastest race: 151.707 (4/08)