Knowing the numbers: Darlington fantasy stats to consider

first_imgKyle Larson78*0 Kyle Larson169 Kyle Larson10.033 Kyle Busch8.774 Numbers mean plenty when it comes to building out your Fantasy Live teams each week. NASCAR.com will examine the stats outlook for each track to help give you an edge as you set your lineups and bonus picks ahead of the race weekend.Don’t forget to check back on NASCAR.com for additional insight from fantasy expert RJ Kraft as well as to watch Fantasy Fastlane with Jessica Ruffin and NBC Sports’ Steve Letarte.RELATED: Set your Fantasy Live roster now | How the new Fantasy Live works | Driver statsTop five average running position at Darlington (per loop data from 2005 to the present): Martin Truex Jr.10.971 Kevin Harvick840 Denny Hamlin170 Brad Keselowski110 Kevin Harvick236 Denny Hamlin137 DriverLaps led DriverStage pointsStage wins Average starting position for last 10 winners: 8.9; seven of the past 10 winners have started inside the top 10Active drivers to win pole: Kasey Kahne (4), Kevin Harvick (3), Kurt Busch (3), Clint Bowyer (1), Matt Kenseth (1), Brad Keselowski (1), Jamie McMurray (1), Ryan Newman (1)Active drivers to win at Darlington: Jimmie Johnson (3), Denny Hamlin (2), Matt Kenseth (1), Martin Truex Jr. (1), Kevin Harvick (1), Kyle Busch (1)Most recent pole winner: Kevin Harvick, September of 2017Last time pole-sitter won here: Kevin Harvick, April of 2014Where stage winners started from: Second (twice)Winning manufacturers of last 10 races: Toyota-6, Chevrolet-4 Top five in stage points earned at Darlington in 2017:center_img DriverRace pointsRace wins Kevin Harvick150 Top five in points earned in last two races at Darlington: Martin Truex Jr.931 Martin Truex Jr.104 Kyle Busch740 Martin Truex Jr.202 Kyle Larson160 DriverAverage Running Position Denny Hamlin7.898 Denny Hamlin95*1 Erik Jones9.757 *Note: Hamlin was assessed a 25-point penalty following last year’s Darlington race for a L1-level infraction. Larson was assessed a 15-point penalty following the 2016 Darlington race for exceeding measurements in the post-race LIS inspection. Neither affects the fantasy points players earn.Most laps led in last two races at Darlington:last_img read more