The 2020 Cup Series will kick off on February 17 with the 62nd annual Daytona 500. This season will introduce many possible milestones for some of the sport’s most famous racers.
When viewing the 36-race circuit, cheer on your favorite drivers as they set out to complete impressive racing accomplishments.
The defending champion will look to obtain milestones in all three of NASCAR’s national series. He’s four Cup wins from 60, four Xfinity Series wins from 100 and four Truck Series wins from 60. NBC Sports reports Busch plans to step away from the Xfinity Series after his 100th win unless car owner Joe Gibbs requires a backup driver. The accomplished driver is ranked seventh on the all-time win lists, and by coming in first once this year, he will achieve 16 consecutive seasons with a first-place finish.
Hamlin aims to be the first racer with consecutive Daytona 500 wins since Sterling Marlin completed it during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. The number 11 driver grabbed six wins in 2019 and only needs three more to achieve an impressive 40 Cup Series wins.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Kurt Busch is slated to start his 700th Cup Series starts on June 14 at Sonoma Raceway. The racer began his illustrious career in 2000 and became the champion of the Cup in 2004.
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The champion of the 2017 Cup Series can potentially achieve 30 career wins this year. As of now, he holds 26. The significance of 30 wins may be the prelude to featuring Truex in an upcoming Hall of Fame class, as all eligible retired racers of the same stature have been inducted.
Harvick is only one win away from his 50th career first-place finish. The 2014 Cup champion is tied for 11th on the all-time win list and he’s tied with team owner Tony Stewart. His impressive career has led to 1,151 career starts across the NASCAR three national series. He needs 34 starts this season to tie with Richard Petty for the place of second-all time. Joe Nemechek holds the top spot with 1,188.