Busch in position to lead over 2,000 laps for season

By Matt Courson
November 4, 2017

FORT WORTH—The last time two drivers led 2,000 or more laps each in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) was 1989, but that could change Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch is in position to join Martin Truex Jr. as the only driver to lead over 2,000 laps in 2017.

The driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota enters Texas Motor Speedway 27 laps shy of the accomplishment.

Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace last accomplished the feat, leading 2,735 and 2,000 laps respectively.

Busch is not shy to Victory Lane in the Lone Star State, having reached victory lane in both 2013 and 2016.

However, since his win in 2013, the Las Vegas native has led for just 49 of the 2,310 laps ran at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch enters this event locked into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway after winning last weekend at Martinsville Speedway in the First Data 500.



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