If he can lead at least 140 laps in Sunday’s
“There’s a lot of things that I want to accomplish still that I haven’t,” said Busch, who has five Cup series victories at
“It means you are a namesake in the sport and that hopefully things continue to go down that path.”
Earnhardt can join an even more exclusive club on Sunday should he finish first or second. Only one other driver in Cup history – Richard Petty – has finished second or higher in the first four races of the season (He did so in 1974). Earnhardt has finished first, second and second in the first three races.
“Anytime you’ve done anything that Richard has done and you put yourself in the conversation with him to do with any statistic, it’s a pretty awesome accomplishment,” Earnhardt said. “He’s such a fixture in the sport still today.”