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Some 2019 Cup season stats

of Building Speed has compiled a ton of interesting stats from the 2019 season.

Check out: NASCAR Numbers 2019: Part 1  & NASCAR Numbers 2019: Part 2 — The Drivers for all the details.

A few random items:


  • 64: The number of drivers who ran at least one race this year.
    • 31: The number of drivers who ran all 36 races
  • 47: The number of teams that ran at least one race in 2019
    • 37 teams ran full-time.
      • 31 of those teams had one driver all season.
    • 10 teams ran part-time

Margins of victory:

  • 0.007 seconds: The smallest MoV, at second Talladega. The blink of an eye is about a third of a second, for reference.
  • 9.5 seconds: The largest MoV was the Spring Dover race, where Martin Truex, Jr. ran away with the win.
  • 6 races (16.7%) were won with less than a 0.2 second MoV
  • 15 races (41.7%) were won with less than a 0.5 second MoV
  • 19 races (52.7%) were won with less than a 1 second MoV


  • 121: The number of accidents in 2019, up slightly from 111 accidents in 2018
  • 27: The number of spins in 2019, up slightly again from 24 spins in 2018.


  • 248: the number of cautions in the 2019 season. That’s only one more than the 247 we had last year.
  • 1292: The number of caution laps run in 2019 (12.6%).

2019 is the lowest number of caution laps run since 2013 and the second lowest number since 2001. So if you think there are more caution laps now then there were ‘before’, you might want to check the numbers again.


The Most Free Passes:

  • The 32 car, driven by Corey LaJoie, with 11
  • Two cars had 10 free passes
    • The 15 (Chastain/Smithley/Houff/Nemechek)
    • The 36 (Tifft/Crafton/JH Nemechek)

Laps Run:


  • Top Lappers
    • Joey Logano ran the most: 99.67% of the laps (10,221)
      • That’s more than last year’s top lapper: Ryan Newman, who ran 98.3% of all possible laps
    • Paul Menard ran a close second with 99.63% (10,217)



Check out the Building Speed site for those details and many more.