MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES LAS VEGAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 5 finishes: 7 Kyle Busch
  • Most Las Vegas top 10 finishes: 10 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth & Mark Martin
  • Best Las Vegas average finish: 7.7 Dale Earnhardt
  • Most Las Vegas laps led: 595 Jimmie Johnson
  • 2019 Playoffs:
  • Chip Ganassi Racing (2): Kurt Busch & Kyle Larson
  • Hendrick Motorsports (3): Alex Bowman, William Byron & Chase Elliott
  • Joe Gibbs Racing (4): Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Roush Fenway Racing (1): Ryan Newman
  • Stewart-Haas Racing (3): Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer & Kevin Harvick
  • Team Penske (3): Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano
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  • Brad Keselowski only driver with multiple wins on 1.5-mile tracks this season – 2 Wins (Atlanta & Kansas May)
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  • Most top 5 finishes on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 4 Brad Keselowski
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  • Most laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 383 Kevin Harvick
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  • Las Vegas 9/18: Brad Keselowski won 500th race for Team Penske – 3rd straight win for Keselowski –
  • 59th Team Penske win for Keselowski tying him with Mark Donohue
  • First time all 3 Team Penske drivers finished top 5
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  • Las Vegas 3/19: Joey Logano & Brad Keselowski finished 1-2 for Team Penske
  • Kyle Busch won Las Vegas NGOTS & NXS races – Finished 3rd in MENCS race
  • Fastest race: 154.849mph – Only 2 cautions for 12 laps
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  • Las Vegas temperatures:
  • 69 Degrees 3/19
  • 101 Degrees 9/18 / Track: 125 degrees
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  • 13 Different winners in 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas races (9 are champions)
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  • Defending series champion won Las Vegas 6 times including Joey Logano 3/19
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  • 4 Won first Playoff race & championship in same season
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  • New Hampshire first Playoff race 2004-’10 (7 Years)
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  • Chicagoland first Playoff race 2011-’17 (7 Years)
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  • Las Vegas first Playoff race 2018-‘19 (2 Years)
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  • Aric Almirola: 3 Straight Las Vegas top 10 finishes – No top 10 finishes previous 9 races
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  • Ryan Blaney: 4 Top 10 finishes last 5 Las Vegas races – Finished 22nd in March
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  • Kyle Busch: Finished 7th or better last 3 Las Vegas races – 2 Top 3 finishes
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  • Brad Keselowski: 8 Straight Las Vegas top 10 finishes – All-time longest streak
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  • Kyle Larson: 3 Top 3 finishes last 4 Las Vegas races – Finished 12th in March
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  • Joey Logano: 7 Straight Las Vegas top 10 finishes – March winner
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  • Martin Truex Jr.: 4 Straight Las Vegas top 10 finishes – 3 Top 5 finishes last 4 Las Vegas races
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  • Jimmie Johnson: Winless last 10 Las Vegas races – 4 Wins previous 6 races
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  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 2 of last 5 Las Vegas races
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  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Wins last 7 Las Vegas races – Passed for final lead change 3 of last 6 Las Vegas races
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  • Kevin Harvick won 2 of last 6 Las Vegas races – 1 in SHR Chevrolet & 1 in SHR Ford
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  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change 2018 Las Vegas Playoff race – Finished 2nd
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  • Last 9 Las Vegas races won by 6 champion drivers
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  • Worst official starting position of winner: 25th – Matt Kenseth (2004)
  • *Kyle Busch won in 2009 after starting from rear of field
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  • Jimmie Johnson led most laps 3 Las Vegas races – 1 Win (2005)
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  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 4 Las Vegas races – 1 Win (2017)
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  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 2 of last 3 Las Vegas races – 1 Win (3/18)
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  • Most consecutive laps led from start: 52 – Jeff Gordon (2010)
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  • No driver leading 1st lap ever won Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
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  • 2 Las Vegas Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races settled by last lap pass
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  • Closest Las Vegas margin-of-victory: .045 Seconds Jimmie Johnson over Matt Kenseth
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  • Best Las Vegas finish by Rookie of the Year contender: 2nd – Kasey Kahne (2004) & Kyle Busch (2005)
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  • 2 Las Vegas Overtime finishes (2006 & 9/18)
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  • Stage 2 winner went on to win all 4 Las Vegas races
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  • Erik Jones won pole 2018 Las Vegas Playoff race – No laps led & finished 40th (Crash)
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  • Only 1 Las Vegas winner after winning pole – Kyle Busch (2009) – Started from the rear (Engine change)
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  • Kyle Busch (2009) & Jeff Gordon (2015) started rear of field after winning pole
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  • Ford won 3 of last 4 Las Vegas poles
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  • Roush Fenway Racing leads all teams with 7 Las Vegas wins – Winless last 9 races
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  • Team Penske won last 2 Las Vegas races – Brad Keselowski 9/18 & Joey Logano 3/19
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  • Team Penske finished 1-2 at Las Vegas March – Joey Logano winner & Brad Keselowski 2nd
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  • Jeff Burton won only shortened Las Vegas race (2000) – 148 of 267 laps
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  • Jeff Burton finished 2nd, 1st & 1st in first 3 Las Vegas races
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  • Jeff & Ward Burton finished 1-2 in 1999 Las Vegas race
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  • 13 of top 14 Las Vegas finishers in 1998 were Fords – Dale Earnhardt finished 8th in Chevrolet   
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  • Fewest cautions: 2 (1998, ’00 & 3/19)
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  • Fastest race: 154.849 mph (3/19)
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES LAS VEGAS STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most Las Vegas wins: 4 Mark Martin

  • Most Las Vegas 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kyle Busch (2 Wins)

  • 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 Justin Allgaier & Greg Biffle

  • Most Las Vegas laps led: 619 Kyle Busch

  • Most wins on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 2 Kyle Busch & Cole Custer

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  • Most top 5 finishes on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 4 Tyler Reddick

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  • Justin Haley only driver to finish top 10 all 6 races on 1.5-mile tracks this season

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  • Most laps led on 1.5-mile tracks this season: 377 Christopher Bell

  • 17 Different winners in 24 NASCAR Xfinity Series Las Vegas races

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  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 12 Las Vegas races (2 Wins) – 10 Others 1 win each

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  • Tyler Reddick:

  • Failed to finish last 2 Las Vegas races (Crashed out each race)

  • Passed for final lead change 2 of 3 Las Vegas races

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  • Justin Allgaier: Only 1 lap led on a 1.5-mile track this season (Kentucky)

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  • Worst start position of winner: 29th – Joe Nemechek (2003)

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  • 5 of 24 Las Vegas races won from pole – 2 of last 6 won from pole

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  • Pole led no laps in 3 Las Vegas races

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  • Kyle Busch led 199 of 200 laps in 2016 (Led final 145 laps) – Bubba Wallace led lap 55

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  • 2 Won first career race at Las Vegas – Jeff Green (1997) & Ross Chastain (9/18)

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  • Most laps led in a Las Vegas race: 199 – Kyle Busch (2016)

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  • Most consecutive Las Vegas laps led from start: 89 – Kevin Harvick (2003)

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  • Most consecutive Las Vegas laps led: 145 – Kyle Busch (2016)

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  • Winner first took lead at lap 146 or later in 5 Las Vegas races

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  • 2 Las Vegas Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass

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  • 1 Driver won Las Vegas & championship in same season – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2012

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  • John Hunter Nemechek best NXS full-time driver in March – Finished 2nd

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  • Best Las Vegas finish by Rookie of the Year contender:

  • 2nd – Greg Biffle (2001), Christopher Bell (3/18) & John Hunter Nemechek (3/19)

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  • Final green run 7 or fewer laps last 4 Las Vegas races

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  • 4 Las Vegas NXS Overtime finishes – Longest race: 213 laps (3/19)

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  • 2 Swept Las Vegas NXS & MENCS races in same weekend – Jeff Burton (2000) & Brad Keselowski (2014)