Bristol, TN – Over the last seven races, Toyota has by far been the most superior team in NASCAR. Combined, they’ve led 1,397 of 1,694 overall laps since the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway.
To save you from the math, that’s 82-percent of the laps.
On Saturday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Toyota drivers combined to lead 427 of the 500 laps, including all but one the final 375 circuits around the .533-mile high banked Tennessee short track.
That’s down right dominant.
In fact, they swept the top four finishing spots, with Kyle Busch winning, Erik Jones coming home second, Denny Hamlin third and Matt Kenseth fourth.
The next best car was over 3 seconds back.
In July, Toyota drivers led 264 of the 274 laps at Kentucky, 290 of the 301 at New Hampshire. They then led 126 of the 167 at Indy and 136 of the 160 at Pocono.
In August, they led 59 of the 90 at Watkins Glen, 95 of the 202 at Michigan and now tonight’s feat.
That’s why tonight’s dominance wasn’t surprising.