NASCAR Texas Sunday, October 29, 2017

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
  • Most Texas Playoff race wins: 5 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Texas Playoff race top 3 finishes: 6 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Texas Playoff race top 5 finishes: 7 Jimmie Johnson & Matt Kenseth
  • Most Texas Playoff race top 10 finishes: 10 Kevin Harvick
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 6 Martin Truex Jr. (3 Others 1 win each)
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 4 Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 7 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 7 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 9 Martin Truex Jr. (Finished 8th or better every race)
  • Best 1.5-mile track average finish this season: 2.8 Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 947 Martin Truex Jr. (53 From 1000)
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 8 Martin Truex Jr. (8 Straight races led)

  • Jeff Burton: First career MENCS win: Texas 4/6/97
  • 18 Different winners in 33 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Texas races
  • 5 Different winners in 12 Texas Playoff races – Jimmie Johnson won 4 of last 5
  • Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished 15th or worse at Texas April – No laps led (1 of only 3 races this season no JGR driver finished top 10)
  • All 4 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished 9th or better 2016 Texas Playoff race
  • Texas April laps led: Ford 267 (4 Drivers – 80%), Toyota 49 (Martin Truex Jr.) & Chevrolet 18 (Jimmie Johnson)
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 1 Win on 1.5-mile track this season (Texas April – Jimmie Johnson)
  • Closest margin-of-victory 1.5-mile track this season: .340 Seconds at Texas (Jimmie Johnson over Kyle Larson)
  • Hendrick Motorsports: First win this season – Texas April (Jimmie Johnson)
  • Ryan Blaney won Stage 1 & 2 last Texas race – Finished 12th
  • Both Texas races last season started Green-Yellow (First 5 laps April & first 6 laps November)
  • Jimmie Johnson won 6 of last 10 Texas races – 1 Win previous 18 Texas races
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 8 Texas races (5 Wins) – 3 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 2nd last Texas race – Driving through too many pit stalls penalty
  • Joey Logano: Finished 3rd or better last 3 Texas races
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 6th or better in his last 5 Texas races – Did not compete in 2016 Texas Playoff race
  • Martin Truex Jr. finished 9th or better last 5 Texas races – Finished 3rd in 2016 Texas Playoff race
  • Chase Elliott finished 9th or better all 3 Texas races – 2 Top 5 finishes
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Top 5 finishes last 6 Texas races – 2016 Texas spring race winner
  • Kevin Harvick: 6 Straight Texas top 10 finishes
  • Austin Dillon & Kevin Harvick lap 263 crash 2016 Texas Playoff race – Harvick apologized, Dillon not happy
  • Matt Kenseth: Only 1 top 10 finish last 5 Texas races – Finished 7th in 2016 Texas Playoff race
  • Ryan Newman: 1 Top 10 finish last 7 Texas races – Finished 10th in 2016 Texas Playoff race
  • 3 Texas races won from pole – Only 2 in last 22 races
  • 7 Different pole winners last 7 Texas races
  • 3 Different manufacturers won last 3 Texas poles
  • 25 of 33 Texas winners came from top 10 starting position
  • Last 4 Texas winners led 36 or fewer laps
  • Joe Gibbs Racing swept both races last season – Kyle Busch (April) & Carl Edwards (Nov.)
  • Jimmie Johnson won Texas in 2012, ’13, ’14, ’15 & ’17 (Didn’t win in 2016)
  • Kevin Harvick 0 for 29 at Texas
  • Brad Keselowski 0 for 18 at Texas
  • Jeff Burton & Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only drivers to win Texas in first try
  • Jeff Gordon won Texas for first time in 17th try – Most of all drivers
  • 3 Texas winners started rear of field – Kenseth (2002), Biffle (4/05) & Johnson (4/17)
  • Texas race & championship won in same season 3 times – Jimmie Johnson (11/07 & 11/13) and Tony Stewart (11/11)
  • No driver won Texas spring race & championship in same season
  • Kyle Busch only driver to miss a Texas race & win championship in same season (2015)
  • 11 Scored first win of season at Texas
  • Jimmie Johnson: 7 Texas wins – 1 Was first win of season (4/17)
  • 2 Won first career race at Texas – Jeff Burton 1997 & Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2000
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only driver to win first career Xfinity Series & Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Texas
  • Mid-race leader won only 9 of 33 Texas races
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 9 of 33 Texas races – Matt Kenseth & Brad Keselowski twice
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 4 of last 12 Texas races
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 7 of 12 Texas Playoff races including 4 of last 6
  • 2 Texas races settled by last lap pass
  • Carl Edwards only driver who did not defend previous Texas race win
  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps 5 of last 11 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 spring race (148) – Finished 12th
  • Ryan Blaney: 148 Laps led at Texas 4/17 – 33 Laps led previous 60 MENCS races
  • Joey Logano led most laps last Texas Playoff race (178) – Finished 2nd
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 4 Texas races
  • Wood Brothers Racing: 148 Laps led at Texas 4/17 – 145 Laps led previous 366 races
  • Wood Brothers Racing: 148 Laps led at Texas – Most laps led in a race since 200 laps led at Atlanta 11/8/81
  • Last 5 Texas winners took lead for first time at lap 109 or later
  • 3 of last 4 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
  • Joey Logano led 110 consecutive laps last Texas Playoff race – Finished 2nd
  • Youngest Texas winner: 23 Years old – Joey Logano 4/14
  • Oldest Texas winner: 44 Years old – Dale Jarrett 2001
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only Rookie contender to win – 2000
  • Ty Dillon best Rookie finisher last Texas race – Finished 17th
  • 5 Texas overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won all 5
  • Longest Texas race: 341 Laps (11/14)
  • 3 Rescheduled Texas races – All spring races
  • Carl Edwards won only shortened Texas race (11/16)
  • Closest Texas finish: .028 Seconds – Elliott Sadler over Kasey Kahne (2004)
  • Tony Stewart (2006) & Jimmie Johnson (2014 & ‘15) only winners as non-Playoff driver
  • Martin Truex Jr. best non-Playoff finisher last Texas Playoff race – Finished 3rd
  • Hendrick Motorsports & Roush Fenway Racing: 9 Texas wins – Most all-time
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 9 Texas wins – 6 Wins last 10 races (All Jimmie Johnson)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 6 Texas wins – Swept 2016
  • Hendrick Motorsports (4) & Joe Gibbs Racing (2) won last 6 Texas races
  • Team Penske: 3 Texas wins with 3 different drivers (Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman & Joey Logano)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 1 Texas win – Tony Stewart (11/11)
  • Kyle Busch only driver to win Texas NCWTS, NXS & MENCS races

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: 2.4 Erik Jones
  • Most Texas laps led: 1653 Kyle Busch (Kevin Harvick 2nd with 779)
  • Most 1.5-mile track wins this season: 2 Kyle Busch
  • Most 1.5-mile track 2nd-place finishes this season: 2 Ryan Blaney (1 Win) & Kyle Larson (Winless)
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 3 finishes this season: 5 Ryan Blaney
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 5 finishes this season: 5 Ryan Blaney & Austin Dillon
  • Most 1.5-mile track top 10 finishes this season: 7 Austin Dillon & Elliott Sadler
  • Most 1.5-mile track laps led this season: 476 Erik Jones
  • Most 1.5-mile track races led this season: 6 Ryan Blaney
  • 16 Different winners in 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series Texas races
  • 24 of last 27 Texas Xfinity Series winners competed in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
  • Final 103 laps run caution-free in April
  • Erik Jones: Texas Stage 1 winner in April – Went on to win race
  • Cole Custer: Best full-time NXS driver at Texas in April – Finished 5th
  • William Byron: Texas Stage 2 winner in April – Finished 7th
  • Matt Tifft: Finished 9th last 2 Texas races
  • Elliott Sadler: 4 Straight Texas top 10 finishes
  • Kyle Busch only driver to sweep Texas NXS & MENCS races on same weekend (4/13 & 4/16)
  • Texas pole led 10 or fewer laps 11 times
  • 4 Texas races won from pole – 2 of last 5 races won from pole
  • Last 11 Texas winners started 6th or better – Last 18 winners started top 10
  • Kyle Busch tied record of consecutive wins at 1 track – Won 5 straight at Texas
  • 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
  • Worst official starting position of Texas winner: 31st – Kyle Busch 4/08
  • *Joe Nemechek started from back of field in 2003 after engine change
  • 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
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. only driver to win first career NXS & MENCS races at Texas
  • 12 Scored first win of season at Texas
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 10 of last 14 Texas races
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 8 of 33 Texas races
  • 1 Texas race settled by last lap pass – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. passed Joe Nemechek (1998)
  • Most laps led in a Texas race: 179 – Kyle Busch 11/09
  • 6 Led lap 1 & went on to win Texas including 3 of last 5 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
  • 1 Rookie contender won Texas Xfinity Series race – Chase Elliott (4/14)
  • Cole Custer best Rookie finisher last Texas race – Finished 5th
  • 2 Texas overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won both
  • 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 race – Finished 5th