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Encyclopedia > Ricky Rudd
Ricky Rudd
Born: September 12, 1956
Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia
Awards: 1997 Brickyard 400 Winner

1992 IROC Champion September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chesapeake is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads region of eastern Virginia in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400 mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... International Race of Champions (IROC) is an auto racing competition, promoted as an equivalent of an All-Star Game or The Masters. ...


1977 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season. ...


Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998) NASCARs 50 Greatest Drivers is a list of NASCAR drivers. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

NASCAR Cup statistics
875 races run over 31 years.
Best Cup Position: 2nd - 1991 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1975 Carolina 500 (Rockingham)
Last Race: 2005 Ford 500 (Homestead)
First Win: 1983 Budweiser 400 (Riverside)
Last Win: 2002 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top Tens Poles
23 373 29
Ricky Rudd in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force
Ricky Rudd in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956 in Chesapeake, Virginia) is a NASCAR race car driver. He last drove the #21 car sponsored by Motorcraft and the United States Air Force. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Subway 400 is the second race of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season, held a week after the Daytona 500. ... The North Carolina Speedway, affectionately known as The Rock, was home to NASCAR racing from 1966 to 2004. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ford Five Hundred (code name D258) is a large fullsize sedan produced by the Ford Motor Company. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Riverside International Raceway (Sometimes known as RIR or Riverside Raceway) was a racing track or road course in Riverside, California. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Dodge/Save Mart 350 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event held at Infineon Raceway. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip in the golden hills of northern California, near Sonoma, north of San Francisco. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x1960, 457 KB) Summary Ricky Rudd in his 2005 #21 NEXTEL Cup car Website: http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x1960, 457 KB) Summary Ricky Rudd in his 2005 #21 NEXTEL Cup car Website: http://www. ... NASCAR driver Ricky Rudds car. ... NASCAR driver Ricky Rudds car. ... The Chevy American Revolution 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chesapeake is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads region of eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The United States Air Force (or USAF) is the aerospace branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ...


Rudd is the "Ironman" of NASCAR, holding the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing. At his retirement, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He is also remembered as one of the "Tide ride" drivers as well as for winning a race in sixteen consecutive seasons (1983 to 1998). Rudd had a total of 23 wins, 194 top 5's, and 373 top 10's. On November 8, 2005, Rudd announced his intention to take a break from racing effective at the end of 2005 season. Ricky Rudd was named the 2006 "Virginian of the Year."


Trivia

  • Ricky was nicknamed "Rooster" in his early years for not taking any abuse from anyone, including the late Dale Earnhardt and current driver Kevin Harvick.
  • Rudd began racing at the age of 19. In 2003 he was the most active full-time driver.
  • Ricky Rudd was the final driver of the number "28" Texaco Havoline Ford Taurus, after Rudd left Robert Yates Racing, Yates assigned 38 to Elliott Sadler and Dale Jarrett kept 88 leaving 28 off the track for the first time in 15 years.
  • Rudd's first race car was owned by his uncle and family friend Bill Champion.
  • Rudd never raced a car at any level of motorsports until he made his debut at North Carolina Speedway in 1975 in a car number 90 owned by former racer Bill Champion.
  • Actor Skeet Ulrich is the son of former driver D.K. Ulrich and is Ricky Rudd's nephew.
  • During the 1989 Holly Farms 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Rudd attempted to pass the late Dale Earnhardt low in the first turn of the last lap of the race and Rudd ended up wrecking both cars. Both drivers were able to finish 9th and 10th. After the race, crew members of both teams fought on pit road. Earnhardt was furious at Rudd and said he should be suspended for the rest of the season. However, Rudd held his tongue and did not say any bad blood toward Earnhardt of the incident.
  • Ricky Rudd was the first driver of Richard Childress Racing before Dale Earnhardt became the driver. Rudd won Childress' first race as an owner at the old Riverside road course in California.
  • At Richmond International Raceway, while racing with Kevin Harvick, the two made contact sending Harvick into the wall. Harvick later confronted Rudd on pit road and Harvick was placed on probation.
  • Rudd is the ONLY owner/driver to win the Brickyard 400.
  • He was inducted into the Virginia Motor Sports Hall Of Fame.
  • He was Virginia Sportsman of the Year in 1999.
  • Ricky Rudd won the 1998 NAPA Autocare 500 at Martinsville, Va. on an extremely hot day, and nearly collapsed in Victory Lane and suffered second degree burns and was treated in victory lane.
  • The win was his 16th year with at least one win in the Nextel Cup series, but he would not win the following season.
  • Rudd's team was named Rudd Performance Motorsports.
  • As of April 27, 2006, Rudd confirmed that Toyota is courting him. He's honored, but, to date, has politely declined. He said that retirement thing ain't so bad. He is stated as saying he misses the raceday activities but doesn't miss the grind of the 36-race schedule.
  • Ricky Rudd is scheduled to drive the #20 Home Depot car of Tony Stewart during the June 4, 2006, running of the Neighborhood Excellence 400 presented by Bank of America due to Tony Stewart's injuries sustained in both the Busch and Nextel Cup races at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

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Car History

Year(s) Car Number Sponsor Owner
2003-2005 21 Motorcraft Wood Brothers
2000-2002 28 Texaco/Havoline Robert Yates
1994-1999 10 Tide Ricky Rudd
1991-1993 5 Tide Rick Hendrick
1990 5 Levi-Garrett Rick Hendrick
1988-1989 26 Quaker State Kenny Bernstein
1985-1987 15 Motorcraft Bud Moore
1984 15 Wrangler Bud Moore
1982-1983 3 Piedmont Airlines Richard Childress
1981 88 Gatorade Bill Gardner
1980 7 Sanyo Nelson Malloch
1979 90 Truxmore Junie Donlavey
1976-1978 22 Al Rudd Auto Parts Al Rudd Sr.
1975 10 Champion Racing Bill Champion

Wood Brothers It is family owned and family run. ... Rick Hendrick (born July 12, 1949), born in Charlotte is an owner of several NASCAR stock cars, as well as one of the largest automotive chains in the United States. ... Kenny Bernstein (born Clovis, New Mexico), is an American dragster racer, who twice won the NHRA top fuel championship and was NHRA funny car champion four times. ... Little Bud Moore was born in Charleston, South Carolina on December 7th, 1941. ... Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC) is a former NASCAR driver and successful team owner in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition. ... Gardner listening at an event in Wilton, NH, on August 7, 2005 Bill Gardner is the current Secretary of State in the State of New Hampshire and the longest serving state level Secretary of State in US History. ... Junie Donlavey is a former NASCAR Winston Cup/Nextel Cup car owner with a team based in Richmond, Virginia. ...

External links

  • Official Ricky Rudd Web Site
  • Ricky Rudd Fan Forum
  • Ricky Rudd @ Nascar.com
  • Ricky Rudd @ racing-reference.com

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Ricky Rudd Information (706 words)
Rudd was nicknamed "Rooster" in his early years for not taking any abuse from anyone, including the late Dale Earnhardt and current driver Kevin Harvick.
Actor Skeet Ulrich is the son of former driver D.K. Ulrich and is Ricky Rudd's nephew.
Rudd went on to finish 25th after he was cited for speeding on the pit lane, which he contends on his website.
rpm.espn.com: Ricky Rudd (599 words)
However, as consistent as he was for most of the season, Rudd's undoing in the championship chase was untimely inconsistency late in the season.
Rudd recorded five finishes between 21st and 39th in the last eight races, effectively taking himself out of the battle for the title.
Rudd is part of one of NASCAR's strongest teams and has all the parts in place to make another run at the championship.
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