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    NASCAR: 2018 Monster Cup by the numbers

    By Kelly Crandall | RACER.com NASCAR correspondent

    2y ago

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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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    Image by LaBounty/LA

    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

    Image by Harrelson/LAT

    Image by Harrelson/LAT

    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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