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J.J. Yeley completes 300th start

J.J. Yeley Kansas 2018
Photo by Dominic Aragon/TRE

J.J. Yeley is now one of 96 drivers who have competed in at least 300 races in NASCAR’s top series.

Yeley started 30th in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday (June 7).

The Spire Motorsports driver completed 311 laps, ultimately finishing 36th, 14 laps down.

“What a long day,” Yeley said post-race on social media. “Certainly wasn’t the finish [No. 77] was capable of having. A new day tomorrow and another race on Wednesday.”

Yeley, who has raced in nine Cup Series events this year, has been competing in the series since 2004.

The 43-year-old driver from Arizona has earned one pole, two Top-5 finishes, eight Top-10 finishes and has led 76 laps. His highest finish in points was 21st in 2007.

Lee Petty was the first driver to hit the 300-start mark in 1958 with his 13th start of the year at Old Dominion Speedway.


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