Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle to celebrate career milestones at Richmond
Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle and Chip Ganassi Racing's Jamie McMurray will both make their 500th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
"I'm really excited about making my 500th start," said Biffle. "It's been a great ride and it's amazing how fast the time goes by. I've got a lot of memories, wins, close races and fun times. I've won a lot of great races and look forward to running for that third championship."
Only 37 drivers in NASCAR Cup Series history have made 500 career starts, that number will move to 39 this weekend at RIR.
In 2002, Biffle made his Cup debut at Auto Club Speedway for car owner Jack Roush. In 15 years, he has earned 19 wins, 13 poles, 92 top-five and 175 top-10 finishes.
Biffle achieved his first career Cup victory during his first full-time Cup season at Daytona International Speedway in July 2003.
McMurray's Cup debut was a little out of the ordinary, making his first start at Talladega Superspeedway in October of 2002 while filling in for the injured Sterling Marlin.
A week later, McMurray remarkably earned his first career Cup victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway, holding off then-Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte for the win.
McMurray has recorded seven wins, 11 poles, 57 top-five and 139 top-10 finishes over the course of his Cup career.
In the final regular season race Saturday night, both drivers will be vying for a win at Richmond in their 500th career starts to lock themselves into the Chase for the Sprint Cup.