(Near) Perfect 10: Martin Truex Jr. Joins Richard Petty With Milestone

Kobalt 400 - PracticeMartin Truex Jr. finished third in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan to capture his 14th top 10 in 15 races this season. He is the first driver to accomplish the feat since Richard Petty in 1969.

If Truex can notch top 10s in the next two races, he can become the first driver to ever record 16 top 10s in the first 17 races.

On Sunday, Truex gained ground on Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings as well. The No. 78 Chevrolet driver ranks second, trailing Harvick by just 15 points.

But, with both all but locked into the Chase with wins, more wins are all that matter.

Despite his strong performance, Truex’s four-race streak of leading the most laps came to an end. Harvick’s 63 laps led paced all drivers.