NASCAR Drivers Offseason News Media Coverage

Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano dominated offseason news media coverage among his driver peers with more than 3,700 news stories referencing the driver by name, according to research conducted by Joyce Julius & Associates.

The following table details the number of articles and stories referencing the top Cup Series drivers from December 1, 2018 through February 8, 2019.

2018 Finish NASCAR            Driver Print Articles Internet Articles TV Programs Total News Mentions 
1 Joey Logano 291 3,335 135 3,761
14 Jimmie Johnson 250 2,504 161 2,915
7 Kurt Busch 258 2,538 107 2,903
4 Kyle Busch 271 2,208 132 2,611
2 Martin Truex Jr. 269 2,167 128 2,564
9 Kyle Larson 246 2,132 99 2,477
3 Kevin Harvick 277 1,858 126 2,261
10 Ryan Blaney 163 1,904 94 2,161
6 Chase Elliott 188 1,736 91 2,015
13 Austin Dillon 115 1,281 108 1,504
8 Brad Keselowski 134 1,264 64 1,462
22 AJ Allmendinger 70 1,299 19 1,388
21 Daniel Suarez 144 1,113 49 1,306
23 William Byron 84 1,081 81 1,246
11 Denny Hamlin 111 962 21 1,094
5 Aric Almirola 116 896 74 1,086
20 Jamie McMurray 151 895 27 1,073
19 Paul Menard 68 972 2 1,042
15 Erik Jones 124 863 37 1,024
16 Alex Bowman 88 793 12 893
12 Clint Bowyer 97 705 59 861
31 Trevor Bayne 39 816 2 857
18 R. Stenhouse Jr. 64 759 26 849
17 Ryan Newman 92 597 30 719
28 Bubba Wallace 52 462 67 581
33 Regan Smith 26 483 53 562
R Daniel Hemric 40 466 14 520
25 David Ragan 17 376 10 403
R Ryan Preece 21 302 0 323
29 M. DiBenedetto 24 220 3 247