In the 74-year history of the NASCAR Cup Series, nearly 3,000 men and women — 2,969 to be exact, according to Racing-Reference.info — have partaken in a points-awarding race.
Of that number, 1,061 drivers have scored a Top-10 finish. From there, 537 drivers have scored a Top-5 finish.
Narrowing that down some more, 203 drivers have scored a win in the series. And of that number, only 136 drivers have been able to win multiple races at NASCAR’s highest level.
Christopher Bell is the latest driver to join that club, notching the victory Sunday (July 17) in the Ambetter 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was Bell’s second career win in the Cup Series in his third full-time season.
“Winning Cup races is hard,” Bell said. “…It just seems like we’ve been so close and then we’ve fallen off a little bit last week.
“I was talking to my best friend, and I told him, earlier in the year I felt like we were right on the verge of winning and then the last couple weeks I felt like we were pretty far away, but here we are today.”
Other active drivers who have won two races include A.J. Allmendinger, Ross Chastain, Erik Jones, David Ragan and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The next race for the NASCAR Cup Series is scheduled for Sunday, July 24, at Pocono Raceway.
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