6: Combined NASCAR champions by drivers in 2019 playoffs

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff field
2 Most playoff appearances among 2019 playoff drivers
3 Most playoff race wins among 2019 playoff field, drivers all time
4 Vegas stats, superlatives, 2019 race info
5 2019 MENCS playoff schedule

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6

Combined Monster Energy Cup Series championships by drivers

in 2019 playoffs

7

Career Monster Energy Cup Series championships by Jimmie Johnson (failed to make 2019 playoffs)

1

Times Jimmie Johnson missed

playoffs in career (2019)


2019 MONSTER ENERGY
NASCAR CUP SERIES CHASE FIELD
POS NO DRIVER PTS BACK W T5 T10
1 18 Kyle Busch 2045 0 4 13 21
2 11 Denny Hamlin 2030 -15 4 13 17
3 19 Martin Truex, Jr 2029 -16 4 10 15
4 4 Kevin Harvick 2028 -17 3 9 17
5 22 Joey Logano 2028 -17 2 10 15
6 2 Brad Keselowski 2024 -21 3 9 14
7 9 Chase Elliott 2018 -27 2 8 11
8 1 Kurt Busch 2011 -34 1 5 14
9 88 Alex Bowman 2005 -40 1 4 7
10 20 Erik Jones 2005 -40 1 9 13
11 42 Kyle Larson 2005 -40 0 6 12
12 12 Ryan Blaney 2004 -41 0 7 12
13 24 William Byron 2001 -44 0 3 9
14 10 Aric Almirola 2001 -44 0 1 10
15 14 Clint Bowyer 2000 -45 0 6 12
16 6 Ryan Newman 2000 -45 0 1 9

2

Drivers in 2018 playoffs

who missed 2019 playoffs

(Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon)

1

Driver making first career

playoffs appearance in 2019 (William Byron)


Most career playoff appearances by 2019 qualifiers


2013

Martin Truex Jr. DQ’d from 2013 playoffs after making field after controversial finish to cut-off race


Most playoff race wins among 2019 playoff drivers


Most playoff race wins, all time


NASCAR WEEK 27


South Point 400

Sept. 15, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

1.5-mile paved oval; 267 laps

2018 winner: Brad Keselowski


BEST MENCS VEGAS FINISH
FOR 2019 CHASE DRIVERS
CR: Career races at Vegas; BF: Best finish in Vegas race;
YR-R: Year, Race No. of best Vegas finish;
2019: Finish in March 2019 Vegas race
DRIVER CR BF YR-R 2019
Kyle Busch 16 1 2009-3 3
Denny Hamlin 15 3 2007-3 10
Martin Truex Jr. 15 1 2017-3 8
Kevin Harvick 20 1 (2 times) 2015-3
2018-3
4
Joey Logano 12 1 2019-3 1
Brad
  Keselowski
12 1 (3) 2014-3
2016-3
2018-27
2
Chase Elliott 5 3 2017-3 9
Kurt Busch 19 3 2005-3 5
Alex Bowman 5 11 2019-3 11
Erik Jones 4 8 2018-3 13
Kyle Larson 7 2 (2) 2017-3
2018-27
12
Ryan Blaney 6 5 (2) 2018-3
2018-27
22
William Byron 3 16 2019-3 16
Aric Almirola 12 6 2018-27 7
Clint Bowyer 15 2 2009-3 14
Ryan Newman 20 3 2015-3 24

Most Cup wins at Vegas, all time

1: Ky. Busch; J. Gordon, J. Logano, S. Marlin, M. Martin, T. Stewart, M. Truex

MENCS RACE WINNERS
AT VEGAS, ALL TIME
R: career races at Vegas
Driver R W T5 T10
Jimmie Johnson 19 4 6 9
Matt Kenseth 18 3 6 10
Brad Keselowski 12 3 6 8
Jeff Burton 17 2 5 8
Carl Edwards 12 2 5 6
Kevin Harvick 20 2 6 9
Kyle Busch 16 1 7 9
Jeff Gordon 18 1 6 8
Joey Logano 12 1 5 8
Sterling Marlin 10 1 2 3
Mark Martin 16 1 6 10
Tony Stewart 17 1 6 9

8.5

Joey Logano leads all active

drivers with 8.5 career average finish at Las Vegas (12 races)

595

Kevin Harvick leads all active

drivers with 595 laps led at Las Vegas (20 races)


VEGAS RACES, WINS, TOP 5s, TOP 10s
AMONG 2019 PLAYOFF DRIVERS
DRIVER R W T5 T10
Kyle Busch 16 1 7 9
Denny Hamlin 15 0 2 7
Martin Truex Jr. 15 1 4 7
Kevin Harvick 20 2 6 9
Joey Logano 12 1 5 8
Brad Keselowski 12 3 6 8
Chase Elliott 5 0 1 2
Kurt Busch 19 0 2 5
Alex Bowman 5 0 0 0
Erik Jones 4 0 0 1
Kyle Larson 7 0 3 4
Ryan Blaney 6 0 2 4
William Byron 3 0 0 0
Aric Almirola 12 0 0 3
Clint Bowyer 15 0 1 4
Ryan Newman 20 0 4 9

2019 MENCS PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
DATE TRACK TIME (ET) TV
9/15 Las Vegas 7 p.m. NBCSN
9/21 Richmond 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
9/29 Charlotte (Road) 2:30 p.m. NBC
10/6 Dover 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
10/13 Talladega 2 p.m. NBC
10/20 Kansas 2:30 p.m. NBC
10/27 Martinsville 3 p.m. NBCSN
11/3 Texas 3 p.m. NBCSN
11/10 Phoenix 2:30 p.m. NBC
11/17 Homestead 3 p.m. NBC

Source: nascar.com; racing-reference.info; espn.com; foxsports.com; automoblog.net; jayski.com