April 16, 2024

NASCAR Milestones This Weekend In Phoenix

As the engines roar to life at Phoenix Raceway this weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series boasts an array of milestones on the horizon that will not only etch individual names into the annals of racing history but also offer fans a living narrative of the sport’s evolving legacy. 

Starts: A Testament to Tenacity and Talent

Joey Logano, the 2018 Cup Series champion, is set to mark his 400th start with Team Penske, a testament to his enduring relationship with one of the sport’s powerhouse teams. Logano’s journey has been a blend of raw talent and strategic prowess, and his milestone at Phoenix will be a moment for both him and the Penske organization to reflect on their accomplishments and look forward to the races ahead.

Tyler Reddick, known for his aggressive driving style and back-to-back Xfinity Series Championships in 2018 and 2019, will be hitting 150 Cup Series starts. Reddick’s growth in the series has been notable, and reaching this milestone at Phoenix Raceway will be a reflection of his continued commitment to success in NASCAR’s premier series.

Bubba Wallace, a trailblazer and a driver who’s brought a new wave of energy to the sport, will see his 225th start at the Circuit of The Americas. His career, highlighted by his advocacy and competitive spirit, continues to inspire fans and fellow racers alike.

Christopher Bell, another of the young guns making waves in the Cup Series, will also be reaching his 150th career start at the Circuit of The Americas. Bell’s ascent in the series has been marked by impressive runs and a keen racing intellect that promises even greater achievements in the races to come.

Joey Logano, showcasing the longevity of his successful career, is also expected to make his 550th NASCAR Cup Series career start at Richmond Raceway, joining an exclusive club of drivers with 550 or more starts.

Chris Buescher will reach a career milestone with his 300th Cup Series start at Richmond Raceway. Buescher, who has shown flashes of brilliance, will look to add consistency to his resume as he continues to chase victories and solidify his place in the sport.

Wins: Chasing Glory and the Ghosts of Greatness

Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time Cup Series champion, sits on the cusp of tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison with a potential win this season. His storied career continues to resonate as he chases this significant milestone.

Kyle Busch, with his eye-catching aggression and raw speed, is on the hunt for seven more victories to reach the 70-win mark, a number achieved by only a select few in the sport’s storied history.

Denny Hamlin, with three more wins, can tie with Lee Petty, one of the sport’s founding figures, on the all-time wins list. Hamlin’s pursuit of racing immortality is a narrative thread that continues to captivate fans.

Brad Keselowski, a champion and a perennial contender, is two wins away from tying Bobby Isaac on the all-time wins list. Each race offers Keselowski the chance to climb the ladder of legends.

For Martin Truex Jr, a victory this season would see him tie with Keselowski for 24th on the all-time wins list, a milestone that would further validate his status as one of the modern era’s most successful drivers.

Kyle Larson inches closer to number thirty. With his next win, Larson will reach 25 Cup Series victories, joining an exclusive league of drivers who have left an indelible mark on the sport through their triumphs on the track.

The iconic Wood Brothers Racing is on the cusp of a centennial victory, a goal that is very attainable in the desert.  Wood Brothers currently sit at 99 wins in the series and are burning the rubber for number 100.

This weekend sets the stage for many milestones that can be reached. While many watch the laps being turned in Phoenix these are some moments that can make this race even more exciting.

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