Logano earned most wins between 2014-2015; Keselowski had biggest drop

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As we continue to examine key statistics in the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season …

Looking at many of the Sprint Cup race winners in both 2014 and 2015, there is a distinct contrast between the two seasons.

Drivers who won multiple races in 2014 may have won just one race in 2015. Likewise, there were some who failed to win (or earned just one win) in 2014 , only to rally with multiple victories this past season.

All told, Joey Logano was the winningest driver during the first two seasons contested under a new qualifying and playoff format in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Logano earned a combined 11 wins in 2014 and 2015, including a series-high six this past season.

The biggest gainer in wins in 2015 from 2014 was Matt Kenseth with five wins, while new champ Kyle Busch was second-highest with four more wins in 2015 than 2014.

By comparison, Logano’s Team Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski, had the biggest drop in wins from 2014 (a series high 6) to 2015 (just 1).

Here’s how drivers stacked up in 2014 and 2015 with combined wins in both seasons, individual wins in each season, as well as how many victories they gained or lost overall from 2014 to 2015:

  1. Joey Logano 11 wins (5 in 2014, 6 in 2015) – 1 more win in 2015 than 2014
  2. Jimmie Johnson 9 wins (4 in 2014, 5 in 2015) – 1 more win in 2015 than 2014
  3. Kevin Harvick 8 wins (5 in 2014, 3 in 2015) – 2 fewer wins in 2015 than 2014
  4. Brad Keselowski 7 wins (6 in 2014, 1 in 2015) – 5 fewer wins in 2015 than 2014
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 7 wins (4 in 2014, 3 in 2015) – 1 fewer win in 2015 than 2014
  6. Kyle Busch 6 wins (1 in 2014, 5 in 2015) – 4 more wins in 2015 than 2014
  7. Matt Kenseth 5 wins (0 in 2014, 5 in 2015) – 5 more wins in 2015 than 2014
  8. Jeff Gordon 5 wins (4 in 2014, 1 in 2015) – 3 fewer wins in 2015 than 2014
  9. Carl Edwards 4 wins (2 in 2014, 2 in 2015) – equal number of wins in 2014 and 2015
  10. Denny Hamlin 3 wins (1 in 2014, 2 in 2015) – 1 more win in 2015 than 2014
  11. Kurt Busch 3 wins (1 in 2014, 2 in 2015) – 1 more win in 2015 than 2014
  12. Martin Truex Jr. 1 win (0 in 2014, 1 in 2015) – 1 more win in 2015 than 2014
  13. AJ Allmendinger 1 win (1 in 2014, 0 in 2015) – 1 fewer win in 2015 than 2014
  14. Kasey Kahne 1 win (1 in 2014, 0 in 2015) – 1 fewer win in 2015 than 2014)
  15. Aric Almirola 1 win (1 in 2014, 0 in 2015) – 1 fewer win in 2015 than 2014

Drivers who failed to win a race in both 2014 and 2015 included: Greg Biffle, Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon, Paul Menard, Tony Stewart, Casey Mears, Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., David Ragan, David Gilliland and Justin Allgaier.

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