That’s it, it’s over.
After 10 months the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season came to an end Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Kyle Busch claimed his second series title.
A lot happened between Denny Hamlin‘s win in the Daytona 500 in February and Busch’s crown-seizing moment 290 miles south in Miami.
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Here’s a look at some of the interesting stats that made up the 2019 Cup campaign, courtesy of Racing Insights:
— The Cup Series competed in 36 races that accounted for 10,255 laps and 13,776 miles.
— Sixty-four drivers competed in Cup in 2019
— There were 13 different winners
— Kevin Harvick led the series with six poles and Martin Truex Jr. had the most wins (seven).
— Two drivers earned their first Cup wins: Justin Haley (Daytona II) and Alex Bowman (Chicagoland). It was the first time there were first time winners in consecutive races since 2007
— Hendrick Motorsports led the series with 10 total poles (William Byron led the team with five)
— Hendrick Motorsports swept the front row in qualifying seven times
— Five races were won from the pole
— Three races were won from a starting position outside the top 20: Denny Hamlin at Kansas II (23rd), Martin Truex Jr. at Las Vegas II (24th) and Justin Haley at Daytona II (34th)
— Kyle Busch continued his active streaks of the most consecutive seasons with a win – 15 (2005-2019) – and a pole – 12 (2008-2019).
— Ryan Newman is the first Roush Fenway Racing driver with at least 13 top-10 finishes (14) since Carl Edwards in 2014 (14).
— Both Chip Ganassi Racing drivers won in 2019, the first time since 2010 they had two drivers win in the same season
— Five drivers ended winless streaks of 30 or more races in 2019: Denny Hamlin (47 races), Kurt Busch (30), Erik Jones (42), Kyle Larson (75), Ryan Blaney (37)
— The Stage 2 winner (plus Stage 3 in the Coke 600) went on to win 15 races
— Six races had an overtime finish in 2019: Daytona 500, Kansas I, Michigan I, Kentucky, Pocono II and Kansas II
— Three of the six races with overtime finishes were won by Denny Hamlin (Daytona 500, Pocono II and Kansas II)
— Kyle Busch won 40 times in the 2010s, the most of all drivers
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