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NASCAR 101: Top 10 Most Wins in Truck Series History

All right, we can quit wringing hands over whether or not Kyle Busch will top Ron Hornaday Jr.’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win count. It’s done. He did it.

After last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Busch moves into sole possession of the most wins in Truck Series history, dating back the circuit’s 1995 formation. We didn’t have to wait too long; he scored his 51st win at Pocono Raceway last July, and Atlanta so happened to be his first start in the series since that race.

So there weren’t these storylines akin to, I dunno, when Chase Elliott went all those races before finally getting his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win last year. He showed up, he won again. That’s that.

And maybe that’s part of what makes Busch’s feat special — or at least impressive. It showcases the abject dominance he has on the rest of the field, that he can step into a truck for the first time in well over half a year and still emerge victorious right off the bat. Yes, he’s a decade-plus-long Cup regular, but not just anyone can accomplish that feat.

Regardless of your opinion of how he snagged most of those victories (see: with some of the best equipment in the series and while he was running full time in upper series), the fact remains: with 52 wins, Busch is now the all-time leader in wins in the series.

With the latest change in seniority, let’s run down the top 10 in wins in series history — while also showing off the winning percentages of each entering this weekend’s (March 1) event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

1. Kyle Busch

Wins: 52
Win percentage: 35.6 percent
First race: 2001, Lucas Oil Raceway
First win: 2005, Charlotte Motor Speedway
Most recent start: 2019, Atlanta Motor Speedway (active)
Most recent win: 2019, Atlanta

2. Ron Hornaday Jr.

Wins: 51
Win percentage: 14.2 percent
First race: 1995, ISM Raceway
First win: 1995, Tucson Raceway Park
Most recent start: 2014, Texas Motor Speedway
Most recent win: 2011, Las Vegas

3. Mike Skinner (tie)

Wins: 28
Win percentage: 12.1 percent
First race: 1995, ISM
First win: 1995, ISM
Most recent start: 2012, Daytona International Speedway
Most recent win: 2009, Gateway Motorsports Park

3. Jack Sprague (tie)

Wins: 28
Win percentage: 9.4 percent
First race: 1995, ISM
First win: 1996, ISM
Most recent start: 2008, Homestead-Miami Speedway
Most recent win: 2007, Daytona

5. Johnny Sauter

Wins: 23
Win percentage: 9.4 percent
First race: 2003, Bristol Motor Speedway
First win: 2009, Las Vegas
Most recent start: 2019, Atlanta (active)
Most recent win: 2018, Martinsville Speedway

6. Todd Bodine

Wins: 22
Win percentage: 10 percent
First race: 1995, Heartland Park Topeka
First win: 2004, Auto Club Speedway
Most recent start: 2013, Pocono
Most recent win: 2012, Dover International Speedway

7. Dennis Setzer

Wins: 18
Win percentage: 5.7 percent
First race: 1995, Milwaukee Mile
First win: 1998, Mesa Marin Raceway
Most recent start: 2012, ISM
Most recent win: 2008, Martinsville

8. Ted Musgrave

Wins: 17
Win percentage: 8.9 percent
First race: 1995, ISM
First win: 2001, Homestead
Most recent start: 2010, Daytona
Most recent win: 2007, Texas

9. Greg Biffle

Wins: 16
Win percentage: 19.8 percent
First race: 1998, Walt Disney World Speedway
First win: 1999, Memphis Motorsports Park
Most recent start: 2004, Homestead
Most recent win: 2001, ISM

10. Johnny Benson Jr. (tie)

Wins: 14
Win percentage: 10.2 percent
First race: 1995, ISM
First win: 2006, Michigan International Speedway
Most recent start: 2010, Texas
Most recent win: 2008, Martinsville

10. Matt Crafton (tie)

Wins: 14
Win percentage: 3.2 percent
First race: 2000, Auto Club
First win: 2008, Charlotte Motor Speedway
Most recent start: 2019, Atlanta (active)
Most recent win: 2017, Eldora Speedway

10. Kevin Harvick (tie)

Wins: 14
Win percentage: 11.4 percent
First race: 1995, Mesa Marin
First win: 2002, ISM
Most recent start: 2015, Pocono (active in other NASCAR national series)
Most recent win: 2012, Martinsville

About the author

Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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