Martin Truex Jr. latest driver to lead 2,000 laps in a season

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Martin Truex Jr. is now the latest driver in NASCAR Cup history to lead 2,000 laps in a season.

Truex reached the accomplishment by leading the first 23 laps in today’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

He entered the race with 1,977 laps led through 31 races.

This is just the 11th time the mark has been reached since 1990 and Truex is the seventh different driver to reach it in that time.

The last driver was Kevin Harvick, who topped 2,000 laps in 2014 (2,137 laps) and 2015 (2,294 laps).

Others who have topped the mark since 1990 are: Harvick, Jimmie Johnson (2009), Jeff Gordon (2001, 1996, 1995), Dale Jarrett (1997), Rusty Wallace (1994, 1993) and Dale Earnhardt (1990).