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B.J. McLeod completes 100th Cup Series race

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Despite an early exit from the Quaker State 400, B.J. McLeod completed his 100th NASCAR Cup Series points-awarding race Sunday (July 10) at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

McLeod finished 36th (last) after a crashing and completing 77 laps.


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McLeod made his first NASCAR Cup Series start in 2015 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Joe Falk’s Circle Sport Racing.

McLeod then raced part-time in NASCAR’s elite series, making starts for Rick Ware Racing between 2016 and 2020.

McLeod starting fielding his own ride in 2020, along with making two starts for Spire Motorsports that same year.

In 2021, he and former NASCAR competitor Matt Tifft founded Live Fast Motorsports, and McLeod has driven a majority of the races for the team’s No. 78 entry since.

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In 100 starts, McLeod has earned one Top-10 finish, a ninth-place finish at Daytona in August of 2021 and has led four laps.

McLeod is the 216th driver in the NASCAR Cup Series’ 74-year history to start at least 100 points-awarding races.

Active drivers Cole Custer (94 starts), Tyler Reddick (93), Christopher Bell (91), and Josh Bilicki (83) could all race in their 100th Cup Series race this year.

The first driver to hit the 100-start mark was three-time champion Lee Petty in 1953.


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