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Earnhardt to crack 600 starts Sunday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on track in his 598th NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series event. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

FONTANA, CA — The 25 drivers with 600 or more starts comprise less than one percent (.009%) of the total number of NASCAR drivers to make at least one start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2,537).

     Only one active driver boasts more than 600 starts (Matt Kenseth, 618).

     In his 599 previous Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts, Earnhardt has posted 26 wins, including two Daytona 500 victories (2004, 2014), 148 top fives, 252 top 10s and 13 Coors Light poles.

     He las led 8,195 laps and has completed 170,689 laps. His career average starting position is 16.0 and his career average finishing position is 15.6.

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