How good was Martin Truex Jr. this season?

How good was Martin Truex Jr. this season?

Cup Series

How good was Martin Truex Jr. this season?

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For Martin Truex Jr. and his Furniture Row Racing team, this week’s awards show celebration was a well-deserved honor for a driver and team that were the class of the field all year long.

Scrounging through the year-end statistical update book reaffirms how good Truex was. Not only did he lead the series in wins (eight), stage wins (19), top five (19) and top-10 finishes (26), he also led in many other categories.

Truex was the best when it came to earning playoff points (74), average start (6.8) and average finish (9.4). For good measure, here’s the rest of the categories where Truex ended the year on top

  • Average running position (7.205). Kyle Busch was second-best at 8.884.
  • Driver rating (116.1). Kyle Busch was second-best at 108.6
  • Fastest driver early in run (average rank of 4.548). Kevin Harvick was second-best (5.938).
  • Fastest driver late in run (average rank of 4.710). Kyle Busch was second-best (6.156).
  • Fastest laps run (1,338). Kyle Busch was second-best (1,129).
  • Fastest on restarts (average rank of 5.694). Kyle Larson was second-best (7.889).
  • Green flag speed (average rank 3.710). Kyle Larson was second-best (5.429).
  • Laps in top 15 (9,478). Chase Elliott was second-best (8,831).
  • Laps led (2,253). Kyle Busch was second-best (2,023). Truex and Busch were the only drivers to crack over 2,000 laps led.
  • Miles leader (3,058). Kyle Busch was second-best (2,592).

Some of this season’s stats:

Stage wins
Martin Truex – 19
Kyle Busch – 14
Brad Keselowski – 8
Kyle Larson – 8
Kevin Harvick – 6
Denny Hamlin – 4
Ryan Blaney – 4
Chase Elliott – 3
Matt Kenseth – 3
Jimmie Johnson – 1
Joey Logano – 1
Clint Bowyer – 1
Daniel Suarez – 1

Race wins
Martin Truex – 8
Kyle Busch – 5
Kyle Larson – 4
Brad Keselowski – 3
Jimmie Johnson – 3
Kevin Harvick – 2
Denny Hamlin – 2
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 2
Matt Kenseth – 1
Ryan Blaney – 1
Austin Dillon – 1
Kurt Busch – 1
Kasey Kahne – 1
Ryan Newman – 1
Joey Logano – 1

Laps led (top 10)
Martin Truex – 2,253,
Kyle Busch – 2,023
Kyle Larson – 1,352
Kevin Harvick – 850
Brad Keselowski – 778
Denny Hamlin – 710
Chase Elliott – 560
Matt Kenseth – 421
Joey Logano – 376
Erik Jones – 310

Driver rating (top 10)
Martin Truex – 116.1
Kyle Busch – 108.6
Kevin Harvick – 103.1
Kyle Larson – 102.3
Chase Elliott – 96.3
Brad Keselowski – 96.2
Denny Hamlin – 94.9
Matt Kenseth – 93.5
Ryan Blaney – 87.7
Joey Logano – 87.0

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