Sonoma: Series news on Burton's 500th start

Burton To Make 500th Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Start This Sunday 10th-Longest Streak In Series History DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 16, 2010) -- Jeff Burton will make his 500th consecutive start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this ...

Burton To Make 500th Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Start This Sunday

10th-Longest Streak In Series History

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 16, 2010) -- Jeff Burton will make his 500th consecutive start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this Sunday in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

The milestone is the 10th-longest streak in series history, and third-longest active streak (Jeff Gordon has run 596 consecutive races; Bobby Labonte has run 595 consecutive races).

Burton, who currently has 562 career starts overall, began his streak on March 24, 1996 at Darlington Raceway.

During the streak, Burton tallied all 21 of his victories and posted 120 top fives and 222 top 10s. Overall, Burton has 125 top fives and 229 top 10s. Below are the 10 longest consecutive start streaks in series history:

-source: nascar

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Labonte