Friday, June 18, 2010

Burton’s Streak of 500 Consecutive Starts Dates Back to 3/24/1996:

2010 NASCAR Media Day Jeff Burton live broadcast 
10th-Longest Streak In Series History



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 16, 2010) – Jeff Burton will make his 500th consecutive start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this Sunday in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

The milestone is the 10th-longest streak in series history, and third-longest active streak (Jeff Gordon has run 596 consecutive races; Bobby Labonte has run 595 consecutive races).

Burton, who currently has 562 career starts overall, began his streak on March 24, 1996 at Darlington Raceway.




During the streak, Burton tallied all 21 of his victories and posted 120 top fives and 222 top 10s. Overall, Burton has 125 top fives and 229 top 10s.

Below are the 10 longest consecutive start streaks in series history:


Consecutive Starts – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Driver                                    Starts                   From                To
1. Ricky Rudd                          788                     1/11/1981          11/20/2005
2. Rusty Wallace                     697                     2/19/1984          11/20/2005
3. Terry Labonte                      655                     1/14/1979          7/23/2000
4. Dale Earnhardt                    648                     9/09/1979          2/18/2001
5. Mark Martin                         621                     2/14/1988          3/18/2007
6. Jeff Gordon                         596                     11/15/1992         Present
7. Bobby Labonte                    595                     2/14/1993          Present
8. Ken Schrader                      579                     2/17/1985          7/27/2003
9. Richard Petty                       513                     11/14/1971        3/19/1989
10. Jeff Burton                         499                     3/24/1996          Present

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