The winning teams are familiar, but what‘s happening behind the leaders is historic.

Twenty-five drivers have scored at least one top-10 finish in the first three Cup races of the season. The last time more drivers did so at this point was 1973, according to Racing Insights.

Only seven times in NASCAR history have 25 or more drivers scored a top 10 in the first three races of the season. Here‘s that list:

1965 — 27 drivers

1971 — 27

1960 — 26

1970 — 26

1973 — 26

1950 — 25

2022 — 25

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