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NASCAR: 2018 Monster Cup by the numbers

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Three drivers dominated the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season in a feat that has been well documented over the past ten months.

However, a look at the numbers shows a story deeper than the Big 3.

NASCAR crowned first-time champions in all three national series this year. One of those champions, Tyler Reddick, was a rookie. In the Cup Series, William Byron was crowned Rookie of the Year, which was his fourth consecutive ROY title dating back to his K&N season. In 2018 Kevin Harvick equaled Martin Truex Jr.’s 2017 series-leading 19 stage wins. Kurt Busch led the series in poles but only had one win.

Here are some of the numbers for the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season:

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Race wins

Kevin Harvick – 8

Kyle Busch – 8

Martin Truex Jr. – 4

Joey Logano – 3

Chase Elliott – 3

Brad Keselowski – 3

Clint Bowyer – 2

Aric Almirola – 1

Kurt Busch – 1

Ryan Blaney – 1

Austin Dillon – 1

Erik Jones – 1

Stage wins

Kevin Harvick – 19

Martin Truex Jr. – 10

Kyle Busch – 6

Ryan Blaney – 6

Joey Logano – 5

Brad Keselowski – 5

Kyle Larson – 5

Chase Elliott – 4

Kurt Busch – 3

Denny Hamlin – 3

Ricky Stenhouse – 2

Aric Almirola – 1

Clint Bowyer – 1

Paul Menard – 1

AJ Allmendinger – 1

Matt Kenseth – 1

Playoff points

Kevin Harvick – 55

Kyle Busch – 55

Martin Truex Jr. – 38

Brad Keselowski – 25

Joey Logano – 20

Chase Elliott – 18

Kurt Busch – 15

Clint Bowyer – 15

Ryan Blaney – 13

Kyle Larson – 7

Aric Almirola – 6

Austin Dillon – 5

Erik Jones – 5

Denny Hamlin – 3

Poles

Kurt Busch – 5

Denny Hamlin – 4

Kevin Harvick – 4

Kyle Busch – 4

Martin Truex Jr. – 4

Kyle Larson – 3

Ryan Blaney – 3

Alex Bowman – 1

Chase Elliott – 1

Daniel Suarez – 1

Erik Jones – 1

Joey Logano – 1

Paul Menard – 1

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Laps in top 15 (top 10)

Kyle Busch – 8,777

Kevin Harvick – 8,665

Joey Logano – 8,587

Kurt Busch – 8,509

Brad Keselowski – 8,273

Clint Bowyer – 8,010

Chase Elliott – 7,954

Martin Truex Jr. – 7,926

Denny Hamlin – 7,797

Aric Almirola – 7,658

Top-10 finishes (top 10)

Kevin Harvick – 29

Kyle Busch – 28

Joey Logano – 26

Kurt Busch – 22

Martin Truex Jr. – 21

Chase Elliott – 21

Brad Keselowski – 20

Kyle Larson – 19

Erik Jones – 18

Aric Almirola – 17

Denny Hamlin – 17

Ryan Blaney – 16

Clint Bowyer – 16

Laps led (top 10)

Kevin Harvick – 1,990

Kyle Busch – 1,469

Martin Truex Jr. – 1,011

Joey Logano – 934

Kyle Larson – 735

Brad Keselowski – 676

Ryan Blaney – 644

Kurt Busch – 637

Clint Bowyer – 490

Denny Hamlin – 380

Percentage of laps led (top 10)

Kevin Harvick – 19.6

Kyle Busch – 14.5

Martin Truex Jr. – 10.0

Joey Logano – 9.2

Kyle Larson – 7.2

Brad Keselowski – 6.7

Ryan Blaney – 6.4

Kurt Busch – 6.3

Clint Bowyer – 4.8

Denny Hamlin – 3.7

Laps led by manufacturer

Ford – 5,797

Toyota – 2,999

Chevrolet – 1,454

Wins by manufacturer

Ford – 19

Toyota – 13

Chevrolet – 4

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