Brad Keselowski now holds sole possession of 27th on the all-time Cup Series wins list.
With his 29th career victory earned in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Keselowski broke his tie with Carl Edwards and 1960 series champion Rex White.
“I would like to hit the 30-win mark before the season is over, which looks like we’ve got a great shot at that,” Keselowski said. “I think I look at a few markers for the Hall of Fame, and one of the markers to me as a Cup driver is probably that 30-win mark.
“Championship is one of them. Kind of adding a 30-win mark in there, and I think that’s kind of — you’re there. I think anyone who has 30 wins on the Cup level is going to eventually be in the Hall of Fame. So that’s a good mark for me.”
Keselowski has won five of the last 18 points-awarding Cup Series races dating back to his three consecutive race wins last season.
The next five drivers ahead of Keselowski on the wins list are Kurt Busch (30), Dale Jarrett (32), Denny Hamlin (32), Fireball Roberts (33) and Bobby Isaac (37).
The full wins list can be viewed here.
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