We have completed three races in the young season, and I thought it was time to list out a number of stats that I find interesting.
Chase Elliott has the best average running position through three races with a 5.838. Second best is Kyle Larson with a 6.559.
Brad Keselowski has had the most fastest laps this season with 107. This represents 15.6% of all laps run. Martin Truex Jr. is second with 10.8% of fastest laps (74).
Although neither have won a race yet this season, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott have to be on the radar. Larson has spent 95.3% of laps run in the top 15, while Chase Elliott has spent 95.2% of laps in the top 15. These are the only two drivers over 90% in this statistic. Brad Keselowski is third at 88.3%.
The story is very different when it comes to laps led. Only 21 drivers have led laps in the first three races. The stat standing out the most, Kyle Busch has led only one lap this season. Kevin Harvick is dominating this category with 43.2% of all laps led this year, yet has not won. Second is Martin Truex Jr. with a distant 19.2%, but does have a win,
These are only a couple of stats that have stuck out to me while reviewing the season to date packets. These stats can mean everything, and they can mean absolutely nothing. The fact is that you only need to lead the last lap in order to win the race. Also, each week is a new opportunity. Bad luck may be gone this weekend, or it may cloud a team. We will have to wait and see. Hope you enjoyed this quick stat package, and enjoy the Phoenix action this weekend!