By the Numbers: ARCA Menards Series 2019

By the Numbers: ARCA Menards Series 2019

Here is a look at the 2019 ARCA Menards Series season by the numbers:

0 – Cautions in the July race at Pocono
0.149 – in seconds, the smallest margin of victory of the season when Todd Gilliland beat Riley Herbst at Talladega
1 – lead changes at Toledo and the May race at Pocono
2 – first time winners in 2019, Ty Majeski at Charlotte and Ty Gibbs at WWT Raceway
2 – winners named Ty in 2019
3 – red flags in 2019
3 – races shortened by rain, the spring race at Salem, Toledo, and Lucas Oil Raceway
3 – races won by Ford, all by Ty Majeski at Charlotte, Michigan, and Chicagoland
3.2 – average number of leaders per race
3.4 – average number of lead changes per race
3.5 – average number of caution flags per race
4 – green, white, checkered overtime attempts in 2019, one at Daytona, two at Charlotte, and Springfield
5 – wins by Chandler Smith, most of any driver in 2019 (Toledo, Madison, Elko, Iowa, Lucas Oil Raceway)
5 – races that finished with a margin of victory less than one second, Talladega, Charlotte, WWT Raceway, Springfield, and DuQuoin
6 – different race winning owners, Billy Venturini, Cathy Venturini, Bo LeMastus, Bill Venturini, Chad Bryant, and Coy Gibbs
7 – different race winners, Harrison Burton, Michael Self, Todd Gilliland, Christian Eckes, Chandler Smith, Ty Majeski, and Ty Gibbs
9.179 – margin of victory, in seconds, by Ty Majeski at Chicagoland, the largest gap between the winner and runner-up in 2019
11 – General Tire Pole Award winners, Christian Eckes, Chandler Smith, Carson Hocevar, Brandon Lynn, Michael Self, Harrison Burton, Ty Gibbs, Logan Seavey, Ken Schrader, and Tanner Gray
11 – consecutive races in which a Venturini Motorsports driver started from the General Tire Pole, starting with Brandon Lynn at Talladega and running through Chandler Smith at Iowa.
13 – cars on the lead lap at Elko, most of any short track race in 2019
14 – races won by Venturini Motorsports, five by Chandler Smith (Toledo, Madison, Elko, Iowa, Lucas Oil Raceway), four by Michael Self (Five Flags, Salem, Michigan, Springfield), four by Christian Eckes (Nashville, Pocono, DuQuoin, and Kansas), and one by Harrison Burton (Daytona)
14 – General Tire Pole Awards for Venturini Motorsports drivers, five for Michael Self (Toledo, Charlotte, Michigan, WWT Raceway, Chicagoland), three for Christian Eckes (Daytona, Nashville, Elko), three for Chandler Smith (Five Flags, Madison, Iowa), and one each for Brandon Lynn (Talladega), Harrison Burton (Pocono), and Logan Seavey (Springfield)
17 – Wins for Toyota drivers
17 – drivers on the lead lap at Daytona, most of any race in 2019
18 – top ten finishes for Bret Holmes, most of any driver in 2019
18 years, 11 months, 8 days – age for Christian Eckes when he locked up the ARCA Menards Series championship, making him the youngest-ever series champion, eclipsing Ty Dillon who was 19 years, 7 months, 19 days when he locked up the title at Toledo in October, 2011
23.25 – average number of laps under caution per race
25 – final margin in the championship standings between Christian Eckes and runner-up Michael Self
38:18 – time of the April race at Salem, shortened by ran one lap past the halfway point, the shortest race of the season based on elapsed time
54:42 – time of race at Pocono in July, the shortest race of the season based on elapsed time that ran to its scheduled conclusion
62 – Laps under caution at Elko, the most in any race in 2019
64 years, 3 months, 2 days – age for Ken Schrader when he won the General Tire Pole at DuQuoin, making him the oldest pole winner in series history; the previous oldest driver, Mark Thompson was 63 years, 7 months, 4 days old when he won the pole at Daytona in 2015, coincidentally driving for Ken Schrader Racing
68 – total lead changes in 2019
71 – caution flags in 2019
84 – drivers that started at least one race in 2019
85 – total drivers that scored points in 2019
102.312 – difference in average speed between the fastest race of the year at Pocono and the slowest race of the year at Elko
164.534 – average speed in miles per hour of the caution-free July race at Pocono, the fastest of the season
193.050 – miles per hour, the fastest qualifying average speed of the season by Michael Self in winning the General Tire Pole at Michigan
335 – drivers that have won at least one ARCA Menards Series race since ARCA’s inception in 1953
666 – laps led by Chandler Smith, most of any driver
2,644 – laps completed by Bret Holmes, most of any driver in 2019
2,653 – total race laps in 2019 in all 20 races

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