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J.J. Yeley completes 350th Cup Series race

Photo by Franklin Romero/TRE

LAS VEGAS — Despite a spin during the third stage of the race, J.J. Yeley completed the South Point 400 Sunday in 31st, his 350th premier NASCAR series start.

Yeley drove his 17th Cup Series race this year — all for Rick Ware Racing with the exception of Talladega. His highest finish is 23rd twice.

Yeley made his Cup Series debut in 2004, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. He raced full-time in the No. 18 car for the organization for two years, replacing Bobby Labonte in the car in 2006.

Photo by Erick Messer/TRE

In 350 total starts, Yeley has earned one pole, two Top-5 finishes, eight Top-10 finishes, 79 laps led, and has driven 27 different car numbers in points-awarding races.

Other teams Yeley has driven for include Hall of Fame Racing, Front Row Motorsports, Tommy Baldwin Racing and MBM Motorsports.


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