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THE NUMBERS -2500TH MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE

 The-Numbers – 2,500th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race

1 – The very first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, June 19, 1949 – the race was won by Jim Roper (Lincoln).

3 – Number of different entitlement sponsors NASCAR’s premier series has had over the years: Winston, Sprint/Nextel and Monster Energy.

7 – Number of the most Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships won by a single driver – Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson each have seven titles.

14 – Number of years since the inception of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs (2004). 

23 – Number of different active tracks the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series currently competes on.

31 – Number of different drivers to win at least one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.

100 – The 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina on Sunday, October 26, 1952 – the race was won by Herb Thomas (Hudson).

123 – Number of the most poles by a single Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver – Richard Petty’s 123 poles.

140 – Number of highest Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races a single track has hosted – Daytona International Speedway (140 MENCS races)

156 – Number of different tracks the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has competed on.

186 – Number of different drivers to win at least one race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

200 – Number of the most wins by a single Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver – Richard Petty’s 200 wins.

234 – Number of different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers to win at least one Coors Light pole

500 – The 500th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Starkey Speedway, in Roanoke, Virginia on Saturday, June 24, 1961 – the race was won by Junior Johnson (Pontiac).

1,000 – The 1,000th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Ontario Motor Speedway, in Ontario, California on Sunday, February 28, 1971 – the race was won by A.J. Foyt (Mercury).

1,182 – Number of the most starts by a single Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver – Richard Petty’s 1,182 starts.

2,000 – The 2,000th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday, March 30, 2003 – the race was won by Ryan Newman (Dodge).

2,499 – The 2,499th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on Sunday, February 26, 2017 – the race was won by Kurt Busch (Ford).

2,500 – The 2,500th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be held this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway as the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

2,536 – Number of different drivers to make at least one start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

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03/02/2017 - Posted by | SPECIAL ARTICLE

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