Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Cup Series Championship: The key stats behind his winning season

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#Brighton’s metrics have been of the highest quality this season. But they also show De Zerbi where he can improve.

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The #Dolphins suffer their first defeat of the season in Cincinnati. A statement win over an in-form team moves the #Bengals up to .500 and back on track after a tricky start.

Here’s the @NextGenStats angle from last night. ⬇️

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🔥 Top 10 most aggressive QBs heading into Week 4, according to @NextGenStats.

Jameis Winston tops the list, with the #Saints heading to London for the first of 3 #NFLUK games.

Will Burrow or Tua find themselves on this list by the end of tonight?

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Joe Cool & co. have the chance to move up to .500 after a strong win over the #Jets last week.

🐬 3. #Dolphins [+5]

Tua, Tyreek and Waddle have lit up this Miami offense so far. Can they keep it up?

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Kyle Larson clinched his first NASCAR Cup title last weekend, following his emphatic victory at Phoenix Raceway, Arizona. Larson’s No.5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet crew pulled off their second-fastest pit-stop of the season during a caution flag, allowing him to gain the upper hand. In the ensuing 24 laps, Larson was able to hold off his championship rivals with some comfort, cruising home to his 10th race win of the season. The title gives Hendrick Motorsports their 14th series championship – the most of any other organization.

We’ve taken a look at the key stats behind Larson’s dominance on the track this year.

Larson’s numbers make for impressive reading

Unsurprisingly, Larson leads in wins for the season (10) – with six more wins than the next highest driver (4 – Truex Jr.).

He also leads in fastest laps (1288), a staggering 585 more than any other driver.

Larson led for a total of 2581 laps across the season – over 1000 more than Denny Hamlin (1502) – which accounts for almost a third (28.7%) of all the laps raced this year.

He had the highest average start position (6.1) and the third highest average finishing position (9.1).

Interestingly, he ranks just 13th in the number of quality passes (1591) and 28th in the number of green flag passes (2643), suggesting he owes much of his success to the strength of his starting positions.

Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 07, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Chase Elliot’s title defense falls short

Despite the third highest average starting position (8.1), Elliot managed to record just two wins all year.

Elliot led a total of 952 laps across this season. While that places him third in total laps led, it doesn’t reach the height of his title-winning 2020 year, in which he led for a total of 1247. That is quite the difference.

Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, walks onstage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 07, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Chase Briscoe wins coveted Rookie of the Year accolade

For the second year running, the Stewart-Haas Racing team has had a driver from their team pick up the Rookie of the Year award.

Briscoe finished the season ranked in a respectable 23rd in the standings. 

He recorded a top 20 average finishing position (19.7) and completed a total of 821 quality passes.

Briscoe will be one to watch in the 2022 season.

Chase Briscoe, driver of the #14 HighPoint.com Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 06, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

 

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☑️ On course for an xG of 54.11 in 22/23
☑️ 5% conversion rate against (lowest)
☑️ March & Trossard high performers

#Brighton’s metrics have been of the highest quality this season. But they also show De Zerbi where he can improve.

#BHAFC | #LIVBHA
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/what-will-the-roberto-de-zerbi-era-look-like-for-brighton/

🔹 @MiamiDolphins 15-27 @Bengals 🔸

The #Dolphins suffer their first defeat of the season in Cincinnati. A statement win over an in-form team moves the #Bengals up to .500 and back on track after a tricky start.

Here’s the @NextGenStats angle from last night. ⬇️

#TNF

🔥 Top 10 most aggressive QBs heading into Week 4, according to @NextGenStats.

Jameis Winston tops the list, with the #Saints heading to London for the first of 3 #NFLUK games.

Will Burrow or Tua find themselves on this list by the end of tonight?

#TNF #Bengals #Dolphins

🐯 15. #Bengals [+3]

Joe Cool & co. have the chance to move up to .500 after a strong win over the #Jets last week.

🐬 3. #Dolphins [+5]

Tua, Tyreek and Waddle have lit up this Miami offense so far. Can they keep it up?

#TNF #RuleTheJungle #FinsUp
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