By finishing 15th in the Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. completed his 300th NASCAR Cup Series points-awarding race.
Stenhouse started sixth in the Martinsville Speedway race, becoming the 97th driver in the history of the Cup Series to start at least 300 races.
After the Martinsville race, Stenhosue remains 14th in driver’s standings, 17 points ahead of the playoff cutline.
Stenhouse made his debut in the series in the 2011 Coca-Cola 600, finishing 11th in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing machine.
The two-time Xfinity Series champion drove for Roush Fenway Racing from 2012 through 2019, and has raced for JTG-Daugherty Racing since 2020.
In 300 starts, Stenhouse has posted two wins, three poles, 19 Top-5 finishes, 39 Top-10 finishes, 411 laps led, one playoff appearance (2017) and the 2013 series Rookie-of-the-Year.
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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