Chase Elliott’s runner-up finish in the Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 Sunday (April 11) netted the Hendrick Motorsports driver his 100th Top-10 in a NASCAR Cup Series points-awarding event.
Elliott collected 14 stage points and his second runner-up finish of the 2021 season in the Martinsville Speedway race. The 2020 champion is the 73rd driver in series history to earn at least 100 Top-10 finishes.
It took 193 races for Elliott to earn his 100th Top-10 finish. Other career stats include nine poles, 11 wins, 2 Top-5 finishes, 3,164 laps led and the 2020 series title.
Prior to Elliott, Kyle Larson was the most recent driver to earn his 100th Top-10 finish with a ninth-place run at Las Vegas last February.
The first driver to earn 100 top-10 finishes was Lee Petty at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia in March of 1954.
Seven-time champion Richard Petty has the NASCAR Cup Series record for the most top-10 finishes with 712.
Four-time champion Jeff Gordon earned the second-most with 477.
Rounding out the all-time top 5 are Mark Martin (453), Bobby Allison (446) and Dale Earnhardt (428).
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