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Martin Truex Jr. 2017 Kentucky win
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Knowing the numbers: Kentucky fantasy stats to consider

Numbers mean plenty when it comes to building out your Fantasy Live teams each week. will examine the stats outlook for each track to help give you an edge as you go to set your lineups and bonus picks ahead of the race weekend.

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Top five average running position (per loop data from 2005 to the present):

Driver Average running position
Kyle Busch 4.607
Matt Kenseth 8.044
Erik Jones 8.099
Kevin Harvick 8.161
Martin Truex Jr. 10.711

Top five in stage points earned at Kentucky in 2017:

Driver Stage points Stage wins
Martin Truex Jr. 20 2
Kyle Busch 18 0
Kevin Harvick 14 0
Matt Kenseth 13 0
Jamie McMurray 11 0

Top five in points earned in last two races at Kentucky:

Driver Race points Race wins
Martin Truex Jr. 92 1
Kyle Busch 79 0
Kevin Harvick 76 0
Jamie McMurray 75 0
Matt Kenseth 67 0

Most laps led in last two races at Kentucky:

Driver Laps led
Martin Truex Jr. 198
Kevin Harvick 128
Kyle Busch 112
Brad Keselowski 75
Kurt Busch 10

Average starting position for last 7 winners*: 5.6, four of seven winners have started on the front row.
*Kentucky has only run seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.

Active drivers to win pole: Kyle Busch (2), Kevin Harvick (1), Jimmie Johnson (1), Brad Keselowski (1) and Kyle Larson (1)

Active drivers to win at Kentucky: Brad Keselowski (3), Kyle Busch (2), Matt Kenseth (1) and Martin Truex Jr. (1)

Most recent pole winner: Kyle Busch, 2017

Last time pole-sitter won here: Brad Keselowski, 2014

Where stage winners started from: Second (2)

Winning manufacturers of last 7 races: Toyota-4, Ford-2, Dodge-1