Ricky Rudd

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Ricky Rudd
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Born (1956-09-12) September 12, 1956 (age 62)
Norfolk County, Virginia
(now Chesapeake, Virginia)
Achievements1992 IROC Champion
1997 Brickyard 400 Winner
2006 Dan Wheldon Cup (Robo-Pong 200) winner
Most career starts in Nextel Cup Series modern era (906)
Awards1977 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
2006 Virginian of the Year
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2007)
Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2010)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
906 races run over 32 years
Best finish2nd (1991)
First race1975 Carolina 500 (Rockingham)
Last race2007 Ford 400 (Homestead)
First win1983 Budweiser 400 (Riverside)
Last win2002 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
23 374 29
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 1 year
First race1983 Sportsman 200 (Dover)
Last race1983 Miller Time 300 (Charlotte)
First win1983 Sportsman 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 1 0
Statistics current as of February 16, 2015.

Richard Lee Rudd (born September 12, 1956), nicknamed "The Rooster," is an American former racing driver. He is the uncle of actor Skeet Ulrich and former NASCAR Busch Series driver Jason Rudd. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ricky Rudd was born in Norfolk County, Virginia, now Chesapeake, the son of Margaret (née McMannen) and Alvin R. Rudd, Sr., the president of Al Rudd Auto Parts.[1][2][3] He began racing as a teenager in karting and motocross, but did not attempt stock car racing until he was eighteen years old, when he made his NASCAR debut at North Carolina Speedway in 1975, driving the No. 10 Ford for family friend Bill Champion.

Qualifying twenty-sixth, he finished in eleventh place despite running fifty-six laps down. He ran an additional three races for Champion, his best finish being a tenth at Bristol Motor Speedway. He drove another four races in 1976 for his father, posting another tenth finish at the Firecracker 400. He went full-time in 1977, again driving the No. 22 for his father. He had ten top-ten finishes and was named Rookie of the Year.Rudd was forced to run part-time the following season after picking up only limited funding from 1st National City Travelers Checks. Despite the abbreviated schedule, he earned four top-tens and finished 31st in points. In 1979, he signed with Junie Donlavey to pilot the No. 90 Truxmore car, garnering four top-fives and a ninth place points run.

He did not return to Donlavey in 1980, and started out in a part-time run for his dad and D K Ulrich. He would end the season in the No. 7 Sanyo car for Nelson Malloch, for whom he had one tenth-place run.

1981–1987[edit]

Rudd in 1984

In 1981, Rudd signed with DiGard Motorsports to drive the No. 88 car. Although he had no victories, he won his first three pole positions, and began his lengthy streak of consecutive race starts. In 1982 Rudd stepped into the No. 3 Pontiac for Richard Childress Racing. Rudd had six Top 5s but dropped down to 9th in the points standings. He was able to get his first 2 career wins in 1983 at Riverside and Martinsville respectively, but he again finished 9th in points. He also ran the only 3 Busch Series races of his career that season, winning in his debut event at Dover Downs.

In 1984, Rudd and Dale Earnhardt swapped rides, with Rudd moving over to the No. 15 Ford for Bud Moore. Rudd was involved in a horrific crash in the Busch Clash at Daytona, in which his car went airborne (in a crash that Ned Jarrett described as something like a "bucking horse") before suffering a concussion. His eyes were swollen so badly he taped his eyes open to be able to race in the Daytona 500. After learning of this long after the fact, NASCAR instituted the policy of examining all drivers involved in wrecks to ensure that they will be able to race safely the next week.[4] He won his first race for this team in only his second start at Richmond and improved to seventh in points. He moved up one spot in points in the following season, and then a career-best 5th-place finish in 1986. Despite an additional 2 victories in 1987, Rudd left Moore Engineering at the end of the season.

1988–1993[edit]

1989 No. 26 Buick Regal

Rudd joined King Racing beginning in 1988 in the No. 26 Buick Regal owned by drag racing legend Kenny Bernstein. He struggled with engine failures all season long and finished 11th in the point standings, his worst points finish in eight years. After his only win of 1989, which came at the inaugural Sears Point event, Rudd departed the operation, and in 1990 he signed with Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Lumina. He was able to win The Bud at the Glen and finished seventh in the point standings. However, he was involved in a fatal pit road accident in the season-finale Atlanta Journal 500, in which he spun into Bill Elliott's pit and crushed Elliott's tire changer Mike Rich, killing him almost instantly. That fatal incident caused NASCAR to implement pit road speed limits at every NASCAR track, for all of the series.

In 1991, Rudd won his only race of the year at Darlington Raceway. Later in the year at Sonoma, Rudd was the center of controversy in one of the most bizarre finishes in NASCAR. Rudd started on pole at the race, and was offered a bonus paycheck with the winning money if he won the race. Rudd drove up to second spot with 3 laps left, and when the white flag was waved Rudd tapped Davey Allison to take the lead. When Rudd came back around to the finish line he waved to his pit crew but was shown a black flag for the tap. His win was taken away and given to Allison who refired to end up in second place. Rudd ended up in second place; Rick Hendrick, and crew chief Waddell Wilson unsuccessfully tried to appeal the penalties.

He finished the year a career-best 2nd-place finish in points. The following season, he won the Peak Antifreeze 500, but dropped to seventh in points. After finishing another three spots lower in points in 1993, he left Hendrick to start his own racing corporation Rudd Performance Motorsports.

1994–1999[edit]

1997 Tide-sponsored racecar at Pocono
Ricky Rudd walks down pit road, before qualifying at Pocono Raceway 1998

Rudd took Tide and formed his own race team in 1994, Rudd Performance Motorsports and drove the No. 10 Ford Thunderbird that season. His first win as an owner/driver came at New Hampshire International Speedway, which led to a fifth-place points finish. 1995 saw his consecutive winning streak almost end before he won the Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix, the second-to-last race of the season. He had another near miss in 1996, but won at North Carolina Speedway.

In 1997, Rudd had two wins, one in the Brickyard 400 and the other at Dover International Speedway, making this his highest win total since 1987, but he dropped to 17th in the points standings, making this the first time he finished outside of the Top 10 in nine years. His only win in 1998 came at Martinsville Speedway, dealing with high air temperatures and a faulty cooling system. As a result, Rudd suffered burns and blisters over most of his body, and gave his victory lane interview lying on the ground breathing from an oxygen mask. This would be the last win of his consecutive victory streak, as he struggled with mechanical failures and wrecks throughout the season. The following year, Rudd failed to win a race, snapping a 16-season streak with at least one victory.[5] When Tide left his team, Rudd chose to liquidate his equipment and close his team. NASCAR reassigned the number to Tyler Jet Motorsports for an unrelated team.

2000–2005[edit]

After many rumors and speculation, Rudd was hired to pilot the No. 28 Ford Taurus for Robert Yates Racing in 2000. Although he still did not win any races that season, he had two poles and moved to fifth in the points standings, a 26-spot improvement over the previous year. In 2001, Rudd got his first win in three years at Pocono Raceway, followed by another win at Richmond late in the season. He also matched a career-high 14 Top 5 finishes. He won his most recent race at Infineon in 2002, but dropped to 10th in the standings. Rudd left Roberts Yates Racing at the end of the 2002 season.

In 2003, Rudd was hired to drive the No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing replacing Elliott Sadler and responded with four Top 5s and a 23rd-place finish in points. The following year, he won his final career pole at Talladega, but fell a spot in the standings. He was able to recover to earn nine Top 10s in 2005 and improved to 21st in points. The closest he came to winning a race between 2003 and 2005 was at Sonoma in 2005, when he led several laps and finished second to Tony Stewart after being passed by him with nine laps to go.

At the end of the 2005 season, Rudd left the No. 21 team and announced he would "take a break from racing", although he would not effectively retire. At the time he was known as NASCAR's "ironman", or record holder for most consecutive starts, ending at 788,[6] and holding the record until it was surpassed by Jeff Gordon in 2015.[7]

2006–2007[edit]

2007 car

Rudd spent most of 2006 out of racing, racing only at Dover, where he filled in for an ailing Tony Stewart. He made an appearance to meet and sign autographs for fans at the 2006 Carl Casper's Custom Auto Show at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky and meanwhile, he also raced in a karting event called the RoboPong 200 in Newcastle, Indiana in a race full of IndyCar stars, and eventually etching his name on the Dan Wheldon Cup, the trophy that since 2012 has become that event's signature trophy. Late in the season, it was announced he would return to Yates to drive the No. 88 Ford full-time. His best finish since his return to the sport was seventh in the Coca-Cola 600. Since he missed the Chevy Rock & Roll 400, it was the first time in his career where he did not make a start due to an injury. Kenny Wallace drove the No. 88 on an interim basis until Rudd healed, except at Talladega, where Mike Wallace drove the car. Rudd made his return at Charlotte, where he finished 11th. He finished his career with a 21st-place finish at the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami.

After racing[edit]

After the 2007 season, and a 32-year career, Rudd resides at his home in Cornelius, North Carolina. In 2007, Rudd was inducted into the 2007 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and in 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame that honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia. Rudd now lives what he calls "a very simple lifestyle" with his family.[8] On February 7, 2012, Rudd signed to be an analyst for Speed Channel's weekend motor sports news program, SPEED Center. Following the announcement he said, "I'm really looking forward to the next chapter. It’s going to be a lot of fun working with the gang at SPEED.".[9] In 2013, Rudd made appearances in Series Two of the TV show Dallas in scenes filmed at Texas Motor Speedway as the hired driver for Christopher Ewing's methane-powered race car.

On February 17, 2014, Rudd was inducted into the Daytona Beach Stock car Hall of Fame by Rotary International.

His Hall of Fame bio information cites Ricky's lengthy career (second in race run to Richard Petty), his consecutive start streak, rookie of the year honors and wins total.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts Ref
1975 Champion Racing 10 Ford RSD DAY RCH CAR
11
BRI
10
ATL
25
NWS
28
DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH DAR DOV NWS MAR CLT RCH CAR BRI ATL ONT 47th 431 [10]
1976 Al Rudd Auto 22 Chevy RSD DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL
23
NSV DOV
33
CLT RSD MCH DAY
10
NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
16
CAR ATL ONT 53rd 407 [11]
1977 RSD DAY
22
CAR
19
ATL NWS DAR
22
BRI
10
MAR TAL
28
NSV
10
DOV
27
CLT
17
RSD MCH
28
DAY
36
NSV
10
POC
7
TAL
4
MCH
7
BRI
16
DAR
7
RCH
11
DOV
32
MAR
27
NWS
7
CLT
24
CAR
25
ATL
8
ONT
8
17th 2810 [12]
Ford RCH
26
1978 Chevy RSD DAY
37
RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR
10
NWS MAR CLT
28
NSV RSD MCH
9
POC
6
TAL
39
MCH
28
BRI DAR
36
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
23
CAR
25
ATL
9
ONT
DNQ
31st 1260 [13]
Buick TAL
27
DOV DAY
21
NSV
1979 Donlavey Racing 90 Mercury RSD DAY
31
ATL
9
DAR
8
TAL
27
CLT
6
TWS
28
RSD MCH
8
DAY
13
NSV POC
5
TAL
3
MCH
7
DAR
8
CLT
11
ATL
8
ONT
10
9th 3642 [14]
Ford CAR
34
NWS
14
BRI
10
MAR
12
NSV
10
DOV
14
RCH
3
DOV
8
MAR
6
NWS
5
CAR
20
Chevy RCH
11
BRI
9
1980 Ulrich Racing 40 Chevy RSD DAY RCH CAR
12
ATL
31
BRI DAR
19
NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV 35th 1213 [15]
Al Rudd Auto 22 Chevy CLT
9
TWS RSD MCH
32
CLT
4
CAR ATL ONT
Nelson Malloch Racing 7 Olds DAY
13
TAL
20
Chevy NSV
28
POC
10
MCH
34
BRI
28
DAR
34
RCH DOV NWS MAR
1981 DiGard Motorsports 88 Chevy RSD
19
NSV
4
POC
6
MCH
3
BRI
2
DAR
23
RCH
12
DOV
5
MAR
8
NWS
25
CLT
3
CAR
18
6th 3988 [16]
Olds DAY
3
RCH
2
CAR
31
BRI
2
TAL
4
TWS
24
DAY
40
Buick ATL
22
NWS
6
DAR
11
MAR
3
NSV
5*
DOV
5
CLT
4
RSD
5
MCH
30
TAL
23
ATL
38
RSD
40
1982 Richard Childress Racing 3 Pontiac DAY
35
RCH
22
BRI
27
ATL
25
CAR
15
DAR
29
NWS
9
MAR
4
TAL
24
NSV
19
DOV
22
CLT
7
POC
6
RSD
29
MCH
5
DAY
7
NSV
4
POC
31
TAL
9
MCH
14
BRI
7
DAR
31
RCH
4
DOV
11
NWS
25
CLT
31
MAR
2
CAR
28
ATL
7
RSD
2
9th 3537 [17]
1983 Chevy DAY
24
RCH
28
CAR
6
ATL
10
DAR
4
NWS
27
MAR
5
TAL
8
NSV
14
DOV
24
BRI
26
CLT
32
RSD
1*
POC
31
MCH
6
DAY
21
NSV
5
POC
7
TAL
16
MCH
27
BRI
14
DAR
25
RCH
2
DOV
13
MAR
1*
NWS
6
CLT
9
CAR
3
ATL
26
RSD
37
9th 3693 [18]
1984 Bud Moore Engineering 15 Ford DAY
7
RCH
1
CAR
7
ATL
8
BRI
6
NWS
3*
DAR
9
MAR
18
TAL
22
NSV
4
DOV
8
CLT
11
RSD
9
POC
18
MCH
40
DAY
15
NSV
16
POC
39
TAL
14
MCH
12
BRI
16
DAR
5
RCH
2
DOV
3
MAR
27
CLT
8
NWS
6
CAR
23
ATL
3
RSD
15
7th 3918 [19]
1985 DAY
5
RCH
25
CAR
32
ATL
4
BRI
2
DAR
25
NWS
4
MAR
2
TAL
5
DOV
4
CLT
13
RSD
4
POC
7
MCH
7
DAY
7
POC
14
TAL
18
MCH
31
BRI
9
DAR
6
RCH
5
DOV
3
MAR
4
NWS
5
CLT
15
CAR
7
ATL
31
RSD
1
6th 3857 [20]
1986 DAY
11
RCH
30
CAR
28
ATL
26
BRI
2
DAR
26
NWS
2
MAR
1*
TAL
36
DOV
4
CLT
8
RSD
3
POC
4
MCH
10
DAY
6
POC
2
TAL
3
GLN
7
MCH
21
BRI
23
DAR
6
RCH
24*
DOV
1*
MAR
28
NWS
7
CLT
4
CAR
2
ATL
25
RSD
19
5th 3823 [21]
1987 DAY
9
CAR
2
RCH
28
ATL
1
DAR
30
NWS
5
BRI
3
MAR
16
TAL
30
CLT
25
DOV
12
POC
7
RSD
2
MCH
14
DAY
14
POC
26
TAL
15
GLN
4
MCH
25
BRI
3
DAR
7
RCH
3
DOV
1*
MAR
21
NWS
13
CLT
11
CAR
31
RSD
31
ATL
3
6th 3742 [22]
1988 King Racing 26 Buick DAY
17
RCH
2
CAR
17
ATL
24
DAR
30
BRI
20
NWS
2
MAR
18
TAL
29
CLT
7
DOV
19
RSD
3
POC
30
MCH
11
DAY
22
POC
12
TAL
41
GLN
1
MCH
16
BRI
16
DAR
10
RCH
26
DOV
10
MAR
24*
CLT
8
NWS
7*
CAR
2
PHO
26*
ATL
4
11th 3547 [23]
1989 DAY
19
CAR
32
ATL
24
RCH
4
DAR
12
BRI
8
NWS
6
MAR
23
TAL
31
CLT
10
DOV
6
SON
1*
POC
20
MCH
4
DAY
9
POC
31
TAL
17
GLN
29
MCH
8
BRI
3
DAR
3
RCH
4
DOV
5
MAR
8
CLT
21
NWS
9
CAR
28
PHO
29
ATL
14
8th 3608 [24]
1990 Hendrick Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY
4
RCH
3
CAR
31
ATL
27
DAR
24
BRI
3
NWS
4
MAR
23
TAL
33
CLT
28
DOV
11
SON
3
POC
32
MCH
9
DAY
13
POC
7
TAL
5
GLN
1
MCH
5
BRI
10
DAR
7
RCH
8
DOV
32
MAR
28*
NWS
11
CLT
6
CAR
7
PHO
32
ATL
16
7th 3601 [25]
1991 DAY
9
RCH
2*
CAR
4
ATL
6
DAR
1
BRI
5*
NWS
11
MAR
11
TAL
13
CLT
9
DOV
10
SON
2
POC
20
MCH
8
DAY
9
POC
20
TAL
4
GLN
2
MCH
11
BRI
5
DAR
15
RCH
5
DOV
7
MAR
8
NWS
12
CLT
32
CAR
12
PHO
11
ATL
11
2nd 4092 [26]
1992 DAY
40
CAR
28
RCH
6
ATL
12
DAR
5
BRI
6
NWS
3
MAR
23
TAL
26
CLT
9
DOV
6
SON
4
POC
36
MCH
5
DAY
7
POC
4
TAL
4*
GLN
13
MCH
36
BRI
8
DAR
10
RCH
6
DOV
1
MAR
10
NWS
15
CLT
5
CAR
3
PHO
30
ATL
25
7th 3735 [27]
1993 DAY
30
CAR
12
RCH
15
ATL
5
DAR
19
BRI
26
NWS
7
MAR
29
TAL
41
SON
3
CLT
37
DOV
35
POC
9
MCH
1
DAY
4
NHA
5
POC
11
TAL
24
GLN
24
MCH
35*
BRI
22
DAR
6
RCH
4
DOV
21
MAR
4
NWS
5
CLT
8
CAR
14
PHO
6
ATL
2
10th 3644 [28]
1994 Rudd Performance Motorsports 10 Ford DAY
8
CAR
11
RCH
18
ATL
9
DAR
9
BRI
32
NWS
6
MAR
12
TAL
25
SON
14
CLT
6
DOV
19
POC
21
MCH
4
DAY
17
NHA
1
POC
6
TAL
7
IND
11
GLN
5
MCH
10
BRI
12
DAR
4
RCH
5
DOV
18
MAR
25
NWS
11
CLT
29
CAR
4
PHO
7
ATL
14
5th 4050 [29]
1995 DAY
13
CAR
4
RCH
21
ATL
8
DAR
41
BRI
5
NWS
29
MAR
30
TAL
22
SON
4
CLT
5
DOV
31
POC
13
MCH
38
DAY
8
NHA
5
POC
3
TAL
41
IND
20
GLN
4
MCH
30
BRI
36
DAR
6
RCH
8
DOV
10
MAR
27
NWS
5
CLT
4*
CAR
13
PHO
1
ATL
10
9th 3734 [30]
1996 DAY
9
CAR
4
RCH
9
ATL
8
DAR
9
BRI
14
NWS
15
MAR
23
TAL
28
SON
7
CLT
15
DOV
8
POC
2
MCH
31
DAY
33
NHA
3
POC
2
TAL
37
IND
6
GLN
34
MCH
8
BRI
9
DAR
16
RCH
12
DOV
34
MAR
35
NWS
7
CLT
13
CAR
1
PHO
14
ATL
8
6th 3845 [31]
1997 DAY
9
CAR
4
RCH
6
ATL
30
DAR
23
TEX
5
BRI
27
MAR
13
SON
34
TAL
11
CLT
10
DOV
1
POC
21
MCH
13
CAL
3
DAY
34
NHA
9
POC
36
IND
1
GLN
40
MCH
29
BRI
19
DAR
5
RCH
28
NHA
42
DOV
6
MAR
13
CLT
41
TAL
34
CAR
40
PHO
36
ATL
37
17th 3330 [32]
1998 DAY
42
CAR
43
LVS
12
ATL
23
DAR
33
BRI
30
TEX
27
MAR
14
TAL
24
CAL
11
CLT
31
DOV
6
RCH
11
MCH
37
POC
41
SON
28
NHA
19
POC
42
IND
31
GLN
14
MCH
13
BRI
9
NHA
10
DAR
22
RCH
34
DOV
13
MAR
1
CLT
37
TAL
18
DAY
27
PHO
27
CAR
10
ATL
24
22nd 3131 [33]
1999 DAY
30
CAR
30
LVS
43
ATL
25
DAR
27
TEX
19
BRI
38
MAR
29
TAL
19
CAL
41
RCH
36
CLT
28
DOV
14
MCH
38
POC
15
SON
38
DAY
13
NHA
27
POC
27
IND
9
GLN
32
MCH
38
BRI
3
DAR
34
RCH
27
NHA
42
DOV
37
MAR
18
CLT
38
TAL
3
CAR
19
PHO
5
HOM
41
ATL
7
31st 2922 [34]
2000 Yates Racing 28 Ford DAY
15
CAR
6
LVS
12
ATL
11
DAR
17
BRI
14
TEX
10
MAR
22
TAL
27
CAL
4
RCH
4
CLT
17
DOV
5
MCH
12
POC
3
SON
5
DAY
5
NHA
10
POC
38
IND
21
GLN
11
MCH
2
BRI
10
DAR
8
RCH
9
NHA
3
DOV
3
MAR
4
CLT
3*
TAL
11
CAR
3
PHO
37
HOM
6
ATL
24
5th 4575 [35]
2001 DAY
4
CAR
39
LVS
19
ATL
6
DAR
8
BRI
10
TEX
37
MAR
2
TAL
14
CAL
6
RCH
5
CLT
7
DOV
10
MCH
2
POC
1
SON
4
DAY
14
CHI
3
NHA
3
POC
11
IND
39
GLN
4
MCH
42
BRI
4
DAR
7
RCH
1
DOV
3
KAN
3
CLT
21
MAR
39
TAL
26
PHO
3
CAR
8
HOM
21
ATL
35
NHA
13
4th 4706 [36]
2002 DAY
38
CAR
18
LVS
13
ATL
20
DAR
12
BRI
3
TEX
4
MAR
7
TAL
14
CAL
3
RCH
39
CLT
4
DOV
19
POC
17*
MCH
8
SON
1
DAY
15
CHI
19
NHA
17
POC
10
IND
18
GLN
5
MCH
12
BRI
39
DAR
30
RCH
7
NHA
12
DOV
14
KAN
20
TAL
3
CLT
39
MAR
3
ATL
32
CAR
20
PHO
13
HOM
19
10th 4323 [37]
2003 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford DAY
15
CAR
11
LVS
19
ATL
35
DAR
15
BRI
4
TEX
26
TAL
42
MAR
11
CAL
24
RCH
34
CLT
33
DOV
17
POC
37
MCH
43
SON
15
DAY
3
CHI
13
NHA
12
POC
39
IND
38
GLN
21
MCH
29
BRI
33
DAR
16
RCH
3
NHA
2
DOV
11
TAL
36
KAN
10
CLT
23
MAR
15
ATL
31
PHO
17
CAR
40
HOM
31
23rd 3521 [38]
2004 DAY
18
CAR
19
LVS
28
ATL
31
DAR
33
BRI
37
TEX
22
MAR
20
TAL
17
CAL
17
RCH
11
CLT
26
DOV
30
POC
19
MCH
12
SON
35
DAY
17
CHI
32
NHA
39
POC
12
IND
28
GLN
8
MCH
24
BRI
40
CAL
17
RCH
21
NHA
37
DOV
12
TAL
12
KAN
2
CLT
16
MAR
14
ATL
12
PHO
19
DAR
16
HOM
9
24th 3615 [39]
2005 DAY
24
CAL
41
LVS
37
ATL
33
BRI
25
MAR
7
TEX
8
PHO
34
TAL
30
DAR
13
RCH
11
CLT
35
DOV
40
POC
28
MCH
33
SON
2
DAY
13
CHI
7
NHA
23
POC
10
IND
41
GLN
16
MCH
19
BRI
4
CAL
9
RCH
38
NHA
20
DOV
12
TAL
18
KAN
9
CLT
9
MAR
11
ATL
17
TEX
13
PHO
20
HOM
37
21st 3667 [40]
2006 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
QL
POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [41]
2007 Yates Racing 88 Ford DAY
26
CAL
27
LVS
30
ATL
26
BRI
38
MAR
13
TEX
33
PHO
26
TAL
33
RCH
37
DAR
26
CLT
7
DOV
39
POC
27
MCH
22
SON
11
NHA
30
DAY
31
CHI
21
IND
24
POC
13
GLN
38
MCH
33
BRI
38
CAL
40
RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT
11
MAR
27
ATL
17
TEX
15
PHO
35
HOM
21
33rd 2622 [42]
- Qualified for Tony Stewart
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1976 Al Rudd Auto Chevy DNQ
1977 21 22
1978 36 37
1979 Donlavey Racing Mercury 11 31
1981 DiGard Motorsports Olds 5 3
1982 Richard Childress Racing Pontiac 16 35
1983 Chevy 1 24
1984 Bud Moore Engineering Ford 14 7
1985 9 5
1986 22 11
1987 31 9
1988 King Racing Buick 27 17
1989 36 19
1990 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy 19 4
1991 9 9
1992 8 40
1993 12 30
1994 Rudd Performance Motorsports Ford 20 8
1995 18 13
1996 10 9
1997 13 9
1998 40 42
1999 29 30
2000 Yates Racing Ford 2 15
2001 30 4
2002 9 38
2003 Wood Brothers Racing Ford 5 15
2004 16 18
2005 11 24
2007 Yates Racing Ford 2 26

Late Model Sportsman Series[edit]

NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NLMC Pts Ref
1983 Zervakis Racing Team 01 Olds DAY RCH CAR HCY MAR NWS SBO GPS LGY DOV
1
BRI CLT SBO HCY ROU SBO ROU CRW ROU SBO HCY LGY IRP GPS BRI HCY 65th 311 [43]
Pontiac DAR
31
RCH NWS SBO MAR ROU CLT
34
HCY MAR

International Race of Champions[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Year Make 1 2 3 4 Pos. Pts Ref
1992 Dodge DAY
2*
TAL
3
MCH
3
MCH
2
1st 68.5 [44]
1993 DAY
5*
DAR
5
TAL
4
MCH
7
4th 49 [45]
1995 Dodge DAY
4
DAR
11
TAL
8
MCH
10
10th 28 [46]
1996 Pontiac DAY TAL CLT MCH
10
NA 0 [47]
2001 Pontiac DAY
2
TAL
4
MCH
10
IND
6
6th 45 [48]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rusty Wallace
IROC Champion
IROC XVI (1992)
Succeeded by
Davey Allison and Terry Labonte
Note: Allison died before the final race and was replaced by Labonte for that event.
Achievements
Preceded by
Dale Jarrett
Brickyard 400 winner
1997
Succeeded by
Jeff Gordon
Awards
Preceded by
Skip Manning
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1977
Succeeded by
Ronnie Thomas