2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series statistical leaders

Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford led the most laps on the season – 1,990 laps equal to 19.6 percent of all laps run this season. Fellow eight-time race winner, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch was next with 1,469 laps out front, equal to 14.5 percent of laps run. The only other driver in quadruple digits for time out front was championship runner-up Martin Truex Jr., who led 1,011 laps – equivalent to 10 percent of all competitive laps this season. This is the seventh consecutive season the series has had three or more drivers with more than 1,000 laps led.

When it comes to Driver Ratings, Harvick was again best of the best. In fact his driver rating of 115.9 was substantially tops in class. Busch was second at 109.3, followed by Truex at 101.8 and Kurt Busch at 98.4.

The season champion Logano was sixth overall at 97.3, just behind his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski at 97.7.

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