By the Numbers: 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Season

By the Numbers: 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Season

A look at the 2018 ARCA Racing Series season, by the numbers:

1 - Number of laps led by a steel bodied car, by Joe Cooksey at DuQuoin

2 - Tracks that held more than one ARCA Racing Series event in 2018: Salem and Pocono

2 - Races postponed by rain: Berlin Raceway, eventually won by Joe Graf, Jr., and Lucas Oil Raceway, won by Christian Eckes

3 - Cautions at Chicagoland and the July race at Pocono, the fewest number of yellows in any race in 2018

4 - Races held in Illinois, the most of any state, at Gateway, Chicagoland, Springfield, and DuQuoin

4 - Consecutive General Tire Pole Awards for Chandler Smith, the most of any driver in ARCA's modern era to start their career

4 - Times General Tire Pole Qualifying was canceled due to rain: Toledo, Pocono 1, Gateway, and Berlin

5.85 - Average number of cautions per race in 2018

6 - First time winners: Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, Joe Graf, Jr., Christian Eckes, Chandler Smith, and Logan Seavey

7 - First time General Tire Pole Award winners: Natalie Decker, Chandler Smith, Michael Self, Todd Gilliland, Christian Eckes, Gus Dean, and Drew Herring

8.80 - Average lead changes per race

9 - Drivers that won the Protect Plus Halfway Leader Award in 2018, led by Zane Smith with five

10 - Cautions at DuQuoin, the most of any race in 2018

10 - Different race winners: Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, Gus Dean, Joe Graf, Jr., Christian Eckes, Chandler Smith, Michael Self, Harrison Burton, Logan Seavey, and Brandon Jones

11 - Different General Tire Pole Award winners: Natalie Decker, Chandler Smith, Michael Self, Todd Gilliland, Brandon Jones, Sheldon Creed, Christian Eckes, Gus Dean, Carson Hocevar, Zane Smith, and Drew Herring

12 - States the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards raced in: Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, Alabama, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Kansas

18 - Different tracks the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards raced at: Daytona, Nashville, Salem, Talladega, Toledo, Charlotte, Pocono, Michigan, Madison, Gateway, Chicagoland, Elko, Iowa, Springfield, Berlin, DuQuoin, Lucas Oil, and Kansas

18 - Top ten finishes for Sheldon Creed in 20 races, most of any driver in 2018

23 - Drivers that scored at least one top five finish

32 - Drivers that led at least one lap

51 - Drivers that scored at least one top ten finish

52 - Percentage of laps run under caution at Kansas, 52, highest of any race in 2018

62 - Laps run under yellow at Elko, most of any race in 2018

62.36 - Percentage of cars that started the 20 races that finished on the lead lap in 2018

71.34 - Percent of cars that started races in 2018 that were running at the finish

73.21 - Percent of laps run under green in 2018

85.5 - Percent of the race at Lucas Oil Raceway run under green, the most of any race in 2018

100 - Top five finishes, in twenty races, by cars equipped with the Five Star Flange Fit Composite Body

106 - Drivers that participated in at least one race in 2018

117 - Total number of cautions in 2018

126 - Drivers that registered for competition in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2018

176 - Lead changes in 20 races

198 - Top ten finishes, in twenty races, by cars equipped with the Five Star Flange Fit Composite Body; only Joe Cooksey at DuQuoin and Zach Ralston at Kansas scored top ten finishes in steel bodied racecars

222 - Total number of lead lap finishers in 2018

499 - Number of entries that participated in at least one race in 2018

511 - Number of entries that arrived at the track to compete in an event in 2018

520 - Points between champion Sheldon Creed and runner-up Zane Smith after the season finale at Kansas

757 - Laps run under caution in 2018

763 - Laps led by Chandler Smith in 2018, 263 laps more than Sheldon Creed in second in the laps led standings

2,746.45 - Possible race miles

2,826 - Total race laps possible

16,581 - Miles between races for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards transporters, from their home in Temperance, Michigan to each of the 20 races, including return trips to the two races that were postponed by weather

54,299 - Race laps completed by all drivers in 20 races in 2018

58,103.836 - Race miles completed in 20 races by 499 entries

76,271 - Laps turned in practice, qualifying, and races by all drivers who have entered and competed in an ARCA Racing Series event in 2018

83,888.538 - Miles turned in practice, qualifying, and races by all drivers who have entered and competed in an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event in 2018

Comments
Bryan H.

When will the 2019 schedule be released?

craig

Like a week or two ago. Its not there if you click the schedule button, but if you search 2019 arca schedule its already out there

Mark Gundrum

Thanks, Charles. I love this kind of stuff...What a great snapshot of the 2018 season...