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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series -MILESTONES

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series -MILESTONES
Drivers Has Needs Milestones
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 599 1 Attempt to make his 600th MENCS career start (25th all-time)
Jimmie Johnson 80 3 Tie Cale Yarborough for sixth on MENCS all-time wins list
Kyle Busch 38 1 Tie Tim Flock for 18th on all-time MENCS wins list
Matt Kenseth 38 1 Tie Tim Flock for 18th on all-time MENCS wins list
Kevin Harvick 35 2 Tie Bobby Isaac for 21st on MENCS all-time wins list
Kurt Busch 29 3 Tie Dale Jarrett for 24th on all-time MENCS wins list
Denny Hamlin 29 3 Tie Dale Jarrett for 24th on all-time MENCS wins list
Ryan Newman 51 3 To tie Bill Elliott for eighth on the all-time MENCS poles list
Jimmie Johnson 35 1 Tie Rusty Wallace and Rex White for 17th on all-time MENCS poles list
Kasey Kahne 27 1 Break the tie with Terry Labonte to become solely 25th on all-time MENCS poles list
Denny Hamlin 24 1 Break the tie with Alan Kulwicki to become solely 28th on all-time MENCS poles list
Kevin Harvick 48 1 Break the tie with Lee Petty and become solely 10th on all-time MENCS second-place finishes list
Jimmie Johnson 46 2 Tie Lee Petty and Kevin Harvick for 10th on all-time MENCS second-place finishes list
Kyle Busch 36 1 Tie Bobby Isaac and Ned Jarrett for 17th on all-time MENCS second-place finishes list
Matt Kenseth 29 1 Tie Ricky Rudd for 25th on all-time MENCS second-place finishes list
Matt Kenseth 172 3 Tie Bill Elliott for 19th on all-time MENCS top-five finishes list
Dale Earnhardt Jr 148 2 To become the 23rd driver to post 150th MENCS top-five finishes
Kyle Busch 148 2 To become the 23rd driver to post 150th MENCS top-five finishes
Jimmie Johnson 331 1 Tie Lee Petty for 12th on the MENCS all-time top-10 finishes list
Kurt Busch 8,863 137 To become 20th MENCS driver all-time to lead 9,000 or more laps
Brad Keselowski 4,944 56 To become 39th MENCS driver all-time to lead 5,000 or more laps
Ryan Newman 4,711 289 To become 39th MENCS driver all-time to lead 5,000 or more laps
       
Track Specific Milestones
Drivers Has Needs Milestones
Jimmie Johnson 980 20 To become the first MENCS driver to lead 1,000 or more laps at Auto Club Speedway. ACS will become the fifth different track Johnson has led 1,000 or more laps at; joining Dover (3,093); Martinsville (2,838); Charlotte (1,895) and Texas (1,023).
Kyle Busch 3 1 Break the tie with Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth to become solely second on the all-time MENCS wins list Auto Club Speedway
Matt Kenseth 3 1 Break the tie with Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth to become solely second on the all-time MENCS wins list Auto Club Speedway
Matt Kenseth 9 1 Tie Jeff Gordon (10) for second on the all-time MENCS top-five finishes list at Auto Club Speedway
Kyle Bush 8 1 Tie Matt Kenseth (9) for third on the all-time MENCS top-five finishes list at Auto Club Speedway
Matt Kenseth 15 1 Tie Jimmie Johnson (16) for the series-most top-10 finishes at Auto Club Speedway
Denny Hamlin 3 1 Tie Kurt Busch (4) for the series-most Coors Light poles at Auto Club Speedway.

 

Additional Possible Milestones:

Kyle Larson posted his third consecutive second-place finish this past weekend at Phoenix. Below are some quick stats to accompany his latest performance. If he finishes second this weekend at Auto Club, he will become the fifth driver in series history to finish runner-up in four consecutive races.

  • Four drivers have finished runner-up four consecutive times in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (breakdown attached in excel file).

o   Mark Martin (1998)

o   Harry Gant (1985)

o   Darrell Waltrip (1983)

o   Richard Petty (1964)

  • No driver has finished runner-up five consecutive races in the MENCS.
  • Larson’s three consecutive second-place finishes is the 25th time in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history a driver has finished runner-up three or more consecutive times.
  • 16 different drivers have finished second in the Monster Energy Cup Series three or more consecutive times.
  • Larson is the only driver in series history to accomplish the feat during the first four races of a given season.
  • Herb Thomas, in 1952, was the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver to finish runner-up in three consecutive races.
  • Prior to Larson’s finishes this season, Carl Edwards (2011 playoffs) was the most recent driver to finish runner-up in three consecutive races.
  • Richard Petty leads the series in occurrences of three or more consecutive runner-up finishes in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career with four; David Pearson accomplished the feat the second-most times with three.

 

 

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03/22/2017 - Posted by | ARCHIVES

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