Cup Series: 2018 by the numbers

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Cup Series: 2018 by the numbers

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Cup Series: 2018 by the numbers

Three drivers dominated the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season in a feat that has been well documented over the past ten months.

However, a look at the numbers shows a story deeper than the Big 3.

NASCAR crowned first-time champions in all three national series this year. One of those champions, Tyler Reddick, was a rookie. In the Cup Series, William Byron was crowned Rookie of the Year, which was his fourth consecutive ROY title dating back to his K&N season. In 2018 Kevin Harvick equaled Martin Truex Jr.’s 2017 series-leading 19 stage wins. Kurt Busch led the series in poles but only had one win.

Here are some of the numbers for the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season:

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Race wins
Kevin Harvick – 8
Kyle Busch – 8
Martin Truex Jr. – 4
Joey Logano – 3
Chase Elliott – 3
Brad Keselowski – 3
Clint Bowyer – 2
Aric Almirola – 1
Kurt Busch – 1
Ryan Blaney – 1
Austin Dillon – 1
Erik Jones – 1

Stage wins
Kevin Harvick – 19
Martin Truex Jr. – 10
Kyle Busch – 6
Ryan Blaney – 6
Joey Logano – 5
Brad Keselowski – 5
Kyle Larson – 5
Chase Elliott – 4
Kurt Busch – 3
Denny Hamlin – 3
Ricky Stenhouse – 2
Aric Almirola – 1
Clint Bowyer – 1
Paul Menard – 1
AJ Allmendinger – 1
Matt Kenseth – 1

Playoff points
Kevin Harvick – 55
Kyle Busch – 55
Martin Truex Jr. – 38
Brad Keselowski – 25
Joey Logano – 20
Chase Elliott – 18
Kurt Busch – 15
Clint Bowyer – 15
Ryan Blaney – 13
Kyle Larson – 7
Aric Almirola – 6
Austin Dillon – 5
Erik Jones – 5
Denny Hamlin – 3

Poles
Kurt Busch – 5
Denny Hamlin – 4
Kevin Harvick – 4
Kyle Busch – 4
Martin Truex Jr. – 4
Kyle Larson – 3
Ryan Blaney – 3
Alex Bowman – 1
Chase Elliott – 1
Daniel Suarez – 1
Erik Jones – 1
Joey Logano – 1
Paul Menard – 1

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Laps in top 15 (top 10)
Kyle Busch – 8,777
Kevin Harvick – 8,665
Joey Logano – 8,587
Kurt Busch – 8,509
Brad Keselowski – 8,273
Clint Bowyer – 8,010
Chase Elliott – 7,954
Martin Truex Jr. – 7,926
Denny Hamlin – 7,797
Aric Almirola – 7,658

Top-10 finishes (top 10)
Kevin Harvick – 29
Kyle Busch – 28
Joey Logano – 26
Kurt Busch – 22
Martin Truex Jr. – 21
Chase Elliott – 21
Brad Keselowski – 20
Kyle Larson – 19
Erik Jones – 18
Aric Almirola – 17
Denny Hamlin – 17
Ryan Blaney – 16
Clint Bowyer – 16

Laps led (top 10)
Kevin Harvick – 1,990
Kyle Busch – 1,469
Martin Truex Jr. – 1,011
Joey Logano – 934
Kyle Larson – 735
Brad Keselowski – 676
Ryan Blaney – 644
Kurt Busch – 637
Clint Bowyer – 490
Denny Hamlin – 380

Percentage of laps led (top 10)
Kevin Harvick – 19.6
Kyle Busch – 14.5
Martin Truex Jr. – 10.0
Joey Logano – 9.2
Kyle Larson – 7.2
Brad Keselowski – 6.7
Ryan Blaney – 6.4
Kurt Busch – 6.3
Clint Bowyer – 4.8
Denny Hamlin – 3.7

Laps led by manufacturer
Ford – 5,797
Toyota – 2,999
Chevrolet – 1,454

Wins by manufacturer
Ford – 19
Toyota – 13
Chevrolet – 4

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