Jun 1, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT
Already in position to pull off a NASCAR weekend sweep at Dover International Speedway, Kyle Busch has reached a major milestone early on in today’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.
After leading the first 28 laps of today’s race, the “Rowdy” One became the 15th driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history to lead more than 10,000 laps in a career.
“It’s pretty neat anytime we’re able to set records, break records – however you want to say it,” Busch said going into this weekend about the prospect of eclipsing this mark.
“It’s always fun. It just means you’re accomplishing things in the sport, various things in the sport. There are a lot of things I want to accomplish, still, that I haven’t.
“Whatever things come along that way, that we’re able to accomplish, is awesome, it’s fun, it’s great. It means you are a namesake in the sport and that hopefully things continue to go down that path. Whether it stops at 10,000 or not, I doubt it will, so hopefully we just keep going.”
Now, with his new milestone in hand, he’s seeking to add a Sprint Cup win this afternoon and replicate his tripleheader (Truck, Nationwide, Cup) sweep at Bristol back in 2010.