HAMPTON, Ga. — Martin Truex Jr.’s eighth place finish in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 netted the Joe Gibbs Racing driver his 250th premier series Top-10 finish.
Truex’s 250th Top-10 came in his 590th career start. The 2017 champion has finished inside the Top-10 in about 42 percent of the races he’s competed in.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is the 29th driver in NASCAR history to earn at least 250 Top-10 finishes.
Prior to Truex, Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin were the most recent drivers to earn their 250th Top-10 finish, both happening in 2019.
Truex has the fifth-most Top-10 finishes among the active NASCAR Cup Series competition. Ahead of him are Kevin Harvick (415), Kyle Busch (341), Kurt Busch (334) and Denny Hamlin (305).
The five drivers with the most all-time Top-10 finishes are Richard Petty (712), Jeff Gordon (477), Mark Martin (453), Bobby Allison (446) and Dale Earnhardt (428).
The first driver to earn 250 Top-10 finishes was three-time series champion Lee Petty. Petty hit the milestone after he finished third in the Western North Carolina 500 at half-mile Asheville-Weaverville Speedway in North Carolina in August of 1958.
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