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Harvick ties Joe Nemechek’s mark

Kevin Harvick has hit an impressive milestone this weekend as he tied Joe Nemechek atop the all-time list for NASCAR national series starts with the green flag waving for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, according to Racing Insights.

Nemechek and Harvick are now tied with a mark of 1,197 national series starts — a mark which Harvick stands to surpass next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in the GEICO 500 on April 25 (2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Harvick also stands as NASCAR’s Iron Man — having not missed a Cup Series start since 2002 when he missed the spring Martinsville race. His consecutive starts streak stands at 685 with the start of today’s race.

Check out the list below of the top 10 drivers with the most national series starts (provided by Racing Insights).

Rank Driver Starts
T-1 Joe Nemechek 1,197
T-1 Kevin Harvick 1,197
3 Richard Petty 1,185
4 Mark Martin 1,143
5 Kyle Busch 1,094
6 Michael Waltrip 1,072
7 Morgan Shepherd 1,027
8 Terry Labonte 1,017
9 Jeff Burton 1,005
10 Dale Jarrett 998