Milestones in reach for NASCAR Cup drivers in 2023
While the countdown to the start of the 2023 NASCAR season in February continues, here’s a look at some of the milestones Cup drivers could reach in the upcoming season:
Allmendinger returns to drive the No. 16 for Kaulig Racing in 2023. He’s scheduled to make his 400th career Cup start March 26 at Circuit of the Americas, a race he nearly won last year.
Almirola is 26 laps away from leading 1,000 laps in his Cup career.
Blaney is scheduled to make his 300th career Cup start Sept. 24 at Texas in the playoffs. Texas was the site of his last Cup win, which came in the All-Star Race in May.
Briscoe is scheduled to make his 100th career Cup start Sept. 10 at Kansas in the playoffs.
Busch needs one win to set the NASCAR record for most consecutive seasons with a win. He is tied with Richard Petty with 18 entering the 2023 season, which will see Busch drive for Richard Childress Racing.
Busch is 92 laps away from leading 19,000 laps in his Cup career.
Heis 34 starts away from tying Dale Earnhardt Sr. for 23rd on the all-time list of most career starts at 676. Busch is scheduled to tie Earnhardt’s mark Oct. 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the playoffs and surpass the mark the next weekend at Martinsville Speedway in the playoffs.
Byron is scheduled to make his 200th career Cup start July 16 at New Hampshire.
Elliott is a win from scoring a victory in six consecutive Cup seasons.
He is 100 laps away from leading 5,000 in his Cup career.
Haley is scheduled to make his 100th career Cup start Sept. 10 at Kansas in the playoffs.
Hamlin is two wins away from 50 career Cup wins. That would tie him with Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett for 13th on the all-time victory list.
Harvick is scheduled to make his 800th career Cup start April 23 at Talladega.
He is 15 starts from tying Jeff Gordon for ninth on the all-time list for most career Cup starts at 805. Harvick is scheduled to tie Gordon’s mark June 4 at World Wide Technology Raceway and is scheduled to move ahead of Gordon on June 11 at Sonoma.
Harvick is 99 laps away from leading 16,000 laps in his Cup career.
He is five top fives away from having 250 in his Cup career.
Keselowski is scheduled to make his 500th career Cup start June 4 at World Wide Technology Raceway.
He is 93 laps away from 9,000 career laps led in Cup.
Larson is scheduled to make his 300th career Cup start March 19 at Atlanta.
He is four top 10s away from 150 career top 10s.
Logano is one win from having a Cup victory in 12 consecutive seasons, which would tie him for 13th on the all-time list with Denny Hamlin.
Logano is one top five away from 150 career top-five finishes.
He is nine starts away from tying Richard Petty for 19th on the all-time list of consecutive starts at 513. Logano is scheduled to reach that mark April 16 at Martinsville and surpass it April 23 at Talladega.
Reddick is nine top 10s away from 50 career top 10s.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Stenhouse is scheduled to make his 400th career start in the season finale at Phoenix.
He is five top 10s away from 50 career Cup top 10s.
Suarez is one top 10 away from 50 career top 10s in Cup.
Martin Truex Jr.
Truex is 16 starts from tying Jeff Burton for 10th on the all-time list of consecutive starts at 628. Truex is scheduled to reach that mark at June 11 at Sonoma and surpass it June 25 at Nashville.
Wallace is scheduled to make his 200th Cup start June 25 at Nashville.