Truex Jr. joins Richard Petty with top-10 milestone

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service Tuesday, Jun 16 1515
With his third-place finish on Sunday at Michigan, last week’s Pocono winner, Martin Truex Jr., scored his 14th top 10 in 15 races this season. No driver has started the first 15 races with 14 top 10s since Richard Petty accomplished the feat in 1969.

"Really proud to have my name mentioned next to Richard Petty," Truex said. "The King is pretty special, and I am so thankful for my team and what they've done this year. Hopefully we'll keep this thing rolling.”

Truex is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, 15 points behind leader and reigning champion Kevin Harvick, who finished 29th on Sunday after a flat right front tire forced him to pit road for an unscheduled stop late in the race.