Hopefully, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers take a breather this weekend.
But some simply can’t get enough. Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson both will run in Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. David Gilliland will race against his father (Butch) and son (Todd) in a Super Late Model Series race at Irwindale Speedway in California.
They love the thrill of racing. And there has been plenty of drama and excitement over the first 19 races. So as the series prepares for 17 consecutive weekends of racing to end the season, we thought it would be a good idea to dive into some of the statistics as we hit the final open weekend of the season.
Here are some highlights:
- 11 different race winners.
- 12 different Coors Light Pole winners; 13 track qualifying records have been broken.
- Average of 11.1 leaders per race through 19 races, compared to 8.8 at this point last year.
- Average of 24.1 lead changes per race, compared to 16.6 at this point last year last year.
- Average margin of victory is .717 seconds, the lowest through 19 races since the inception of electronic timing and scoring in 1993.
- Through race No. 19, there have been 76,570 green flag passes, the most at this point of the season since the inception of passing stats in 2005.
There have been 771 green flag passes for the lead, the second highest figure through 19 races since 2005.