Interesting Stats from NASCAR & IndyCar - July 16, 2018

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Interesting Stats from NASCAR & IndyCar - July 16, 2018

Postby Bryce Turner » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:10 pm

Repeat Winners:

Andrew Ranger won his second race of the season in Toronto. This continues the streak to 8 of
12 seasons where there has been a repeat winner in the first four events.

Quebec Dominance:

The Quebec drivers have been dominant on road/street courses in recent years. Since 2016,
Quebec drivers have won 12/12 races and account for 30/36 podium finishers (or 83%). The
other podium finishers: Ontario drivers - four, US drivers - two.

Keep in mind, while these stats may suggest the racing is predictable, Ranger went all of last
season without a victory; L.P. Dumoulin’s season-opening win was his first since 2014; and this
weekend, his brother J.F. Dumoulin recorded his first podium finish since 2015.

Three’s a Charm:

The number three came up a lot this weekend in Toronto. Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar
race in Toronto, and third of the season. Canadian Robert Wickens rounded out the podium,
the third straight year where a Canadian has finished third in Toronto. And in NASCAR, Ranger’s
win is his third in the city.

Cup Contenders:

There’s a lot of talk about the “big three” drivers who have dominated in NASCAR Cup this year:
Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. Just how dominant are they?

The three drivers (there’s that number again, just saying) combine to win the last 13 races on
mile-and-a-half tracks. They’ve also won 22 of 29 races dating back to the start of the 2017
playoffs (which is 76%).
Bryce Turner is chief NASCAR correspondent for carnuts.ca.
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