NASCAR Watkins Glen Sunday, July 30, 2017

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MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES WATKINS GLEN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Watkins Glen races: 24 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Watkins Glen wins: 5 Tony Stewart
  • Most Watkins Glen top 5 finishes: 12 Mark Martin
  • Most Watkins Glen top 10 finishes: 16 Mark Martin
  • Most Watkins Glen lead lap finishes: 21 Mark Martin
  • Most Watkins Glen laps led: 262 Jeff Gordon
  • NASCAR History Lesson:
  • 8/6/71: Bobby Allison won at Bowman Gray Stadium driving a Mustang
  • *Win does not count as a career victory
  • 21 Different winners in 34 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Watkins Glen races
  • Denny Hamlin: 2016 Watkins Glen winner – Finished 4th or better last 3 road course races
  • Joey Logano finished top 2 last 4 Watkins Glen races – 3 Wins (2 NXS & 1 MENCS)
  • Joey Logano finished 12th or better last 6 road course races – 5 Top 10 finishes
  • Kyle Busch finished 7th or better last 5 road course races
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished 3rd last Watkins Glen race – Spun Truex Jr. on last turn during final lap
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 7th last Watkins Glen race – Spun by Keselowski on last turn during final lap while running 2nd
  • AJ Allmendinger: Finished 4th last Watkins Glen race – Crashed Larson on last turn during final lap
  • Kyle Larson: Finished 29th last Watkins Glen race (Started 2nd) – Crashed by Allmendinger on last turn after entering final lap 5th
  • 5 Won Daytona 500 & Watkins Glen in same season including Joey Logano (2015) & Denny Hamlin (2016)
  • 12 Won first race of season at Watkins Glen including 4 of last 7 races
  • Only win of season for 8 Watkins Glen winners
  • 12 Won first career road course race at Watkins Glen including last 3 winners
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 of last 8 Watkins Glen races
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change last Watkins Glen race – Finished 3rd
  • Steve Park, Marcos Ambrose & AJ Allmendinger only drivers to win first career race at Watkins Glen
  • Pole finished 15th or worse last 5 Watkins Glen races
  • 6 Different pole winners last 6 Watkins Glen races
  • Last to win Watkins Glen after winning pole: Jeff Gordon 1998 (2 Have won from 1st since when time trials cancelled)
  • 2 Watkins Glen races settled by last lap pass (2012 & ’15)
  • 4 Drivers Swept Sonoma & Watkins Glen in same year:
  • Jeff Gordon (‘98 & ’99), R. Gordon (’03), Stewart (’05) & Kyle Busch (’08) – Kevin Harvick won Sonoma in June
  • Pit road speeding penalties last season: Allmendinger, Blaney, Gordon, Johnson, Kahne, Logano, Smith
  • No Hendrick Motorsports top 10 finishers last Watkins Glen race
  • Watkins Glen winner went on to win championship 7 times – Last: 2005 (Tony Stewart)
  • Worst Watkins Glen finish by champion: 40th – Jimmie Johnson 2016 (Crash)
  • Last to win consecutive Watkins Glen races: Marcos Ambrose (2011 & ’12)
  • Last to win 3 straight Watkins Glen races: Jeff Gordon (1997, ’98 & ’99)
  • 3 Different manufacturers won last 3 races
  • Marcos Ambrose won first & 2nd career races at Watkins Glen
  • Pole failed to finish 2 of last 5 Watkins Glen races – Both due to crashes
  • 9 Watkins Glen races won from 1st starting position – Driver starting 1st failed to win last 8 races
  • 9 Watkins Glen races won by drivers starting outside top 10
  • 2 Watkins Glen overtime races (2005 & ’11)
  • 3 Watkins Glen rescheduled races
  • Chevrolet leads all with 17 Watkins Glen wins
  • Most races before first Watkins Glen win: Geoff Bodine (1996) & Denny Hamlin (2016) won in 11th try
  • 3 Won Watkins Glen in first try: Buck Baker, Tim Richmond & Billy Wade
  • 6 Won Watkins Glen for first time in 4th try
  • 2 Leading most laps failed to finish: Rusty Wallace 1990 (Engine) & Marcos Ambrose 2013 (Crash)
  • Jeff Gordon leads all with 9 road course wins
  • 8 Wood Brothers Racing road course wins – 7 at Riverside & 1 at Watkins Glen (1965 Marvin Panch)
  • 7 Joe Gibbs Racing Watkins Glen wins (Most all-time) by 3 different drivers –Stewart 4, Kyle Busch 2 & Hamlin 1
  • 7 Joe Gibbs Racing Watkins Glen wins – All 7 wins in last 15 races
  • 6 Hendrick Motorsports Watkins Glen wins by 3 different drivers – J. Gordon 4, Richmond 1 & Rudd 1
  • 6 Hendrick Motorsports Watkins Glen wins – Last: 2001 Jeff Gordon
  • 3 Roush Fenway Racing Watkins Glen wins – All by Mark Martin (1993-’95)
  • 2 Richard Childress Racing Watkins Glen wins – Robby Gordon 2003 & Kevin Harvick 2006
  • 1 Stewart-Haas Racing Watkins Glen win – Tony Stewart 2009
  • 1 Team Penske Watkins Glen win – Joey Logano 2015

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES WATKINS GLEN STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Joey Logano
  • Watkins Glen
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Laps Led
  • 2015 NXS
  • 1st
  • 1st
  • 39
  • 2015 MENCS
  • 16th
  • 1st
  • 1
  • 2016 NXS
  • 1st
  • 1st
  • 67
  • 2016 MENCS
  • 7th
  • 2nd
  • 8
  • Most Watkins Glen races: 12 Ron Fellows
  • Most Watkins Glen wins: 4 Marcos Ambrose & Terry Labonte
  • Most Watkins Glen 2nd-place finishes: 3 Todd Bodine & Kyle Busch
  • Most Watkins Glen top 3 finishes: 6 Terry Labonte
  • Most Watkins Glen top 5 finishes: 7 Terry Labonte
  • Most Watkins Glen top 10 finishes: 9 Ron Fellows
  • Most Watkins Glen laps led: 189 Ron Fellows
  • 13 Different winners in 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series Watkins Glen races
  • 5 Different drivers won last 5 road course races
  • 15 Won first race of season at Watkins Glen including 7 of last 9 winners
  • Joey Logano won last 2 Watkins Glen races
  • Joey Logano only driver to sweep Watkins Glen NXS & MENCS races on same weekend (2015)
  • Joey Logano led record 67 of 82 laps in 2016
  • Ford won last 5 Watkins Glen races with 3 different teams
  • Brad Keselowski led most laps 3 of last 5 Watkins Glen races – 2013 Winner
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 3 of last 6 Watkins Glen races
  • First career NXS win for last 2 road course winners – Justin Marks (2016 Mid-Ohio) & Michael McDowell (2016 Road America)
  • 3 Won first career race at Watkins Glen – Bill Elliott, Ron Fellows & Marcos Ambrose
  • Team Penske swept front row last 3 Watkins Glen Xfinity Series races
  • Team Penske won pole last 6 Watkins Glen Xfinity Series races
  • Watkins Glen pole finished top 5 last 12 races – 5 Wins
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 3 Watkins Glen races
  • 6 of last 8 Watkins Glen winners started on front row
  • 1 Watkins Glen race settled by last lap pass – Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Ron Fellows 1999
  • Only 1 won Watkins Glen & championship in same season – Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1999
  • Most consecutive Watkins Glen wins: 3 – Marcos Ambrose (2008-’10) & Terry Labonte (1994-’96)
  • Team Penske: 6 Watkins Glen wins – All in last 12 races
  • Daniel Suarez passed for final lead change last Watkins Glen race – Finished 4th
  • Daniel Suarez best Xfinity Series regular last Watkins Glen race – Finished 4th
  • 2 Watkins Glen overtime finishes – Kurt Busch won both races
  • 3 Won Watkins Glen in first try – Kurt Busch, T. Labonte & Newman
  • Carl Edwards & Joey Logano won Watkins Glen in 8th try – Most of all drivers
  • Best come-from-behind Watkins Glen win: Ernie Irvan started 22nd (6/92)
  • Winner led lap 1 in 9 Watkins Glen races
  • Youngest Watkins Glen winner – Dale Earnhardt Jr. 24 (1999)
  • Oldest Watkins Glen winner – Ron Fellows 41 (2001)
  • Best Watkins Glen finish by Rookie contender: 2nd – Greg Biffle 2001
  • Closest Watkins Glen finish: .431 Seconds (Mike McLaughlin over Todd Bodine – 1997)