Kurt Busch reaches milestone in laps led column at Richmond

By Matt Courson
April 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va.—Kurt Busch has now led for over 9,000 laps in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

Busch accomplished the milestone Saturday in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. He became the 21st driver to reach the 9,000 laps led mark and second driver to do so this season.

Denny Hamlin accomplished the feat at Martinsville Speedway last month.

The driver of the No. 41 Ford declined comment on reaching the accomplishment when our crews approached him post race after a 11th-place run in the 400-lap event.

So far in the 2018 season, the Las Vegas native has led for 212 laps. Although he won the Daytona 500 last year, Busch was only up front for 16 laps in 2017, the least amount of laps since running full-time in 2001.

The series heads to Talladega Superspeedway next weekend for the Geico 500, where Busch has led for a combined 21 laps in the last 13 events.

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