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There were a total of 593 lead changes this season, down from 617 in 2016. The 2017 Daytona 500 had the most lead changes at 37 while New Hampshire in September featured the least amount with six.
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A total of five races only featured single-digit lead changes. Atlanta (9), Kentucky (9), Watkins Glen (9), New Hampshire (6), and Phoenix in November (9). That number remained the same from 2016 with five races in 2016 featuring single-digit lead changes.
The driver with the most laps led this season also carried home the championship at the end of the season. Martin Truex Jr. led a total of 2,253 laps with Kyle Busch leading the second most at 2,023 laps. The remaining of the top-five are as listed: Kyle Larson (1,352), Kevin Harvick (850), and Brad Keselowski (778).
Michael McDowell completed the most laps of the season with 10,446, 98% of the laps. Paul Menard (10,405), Ryan Blaney (10,395), Martin Truex Jr. (10368), and Denny Hamlin (10,359) all rounded out the top-five in that stat book. (Koelle,2017)