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900 Club not far off for Ricky Rudd - USA - Congratulations are in order for Kyle Petty, who made his 800th Cup start Sunday at Indianapolis. That's a lot of trips around the track. Only five other drivers have started at least 800 Cup races.

But in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, Petty was third fiddle to Ricky Rudd's 895th start and Terry Labonte's 850th.

Petty was 14 on March 2, 1975, when the 18-year-old Rudd finished 11th in his first Cup start, the Carolina 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham. Three other drivers in that race are also in the 800 club: Richard Petty (1,185), Dave Marcis (883)
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Robert Yates among five to be inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday
Yates moved into team ownership and built a championship organization that fielded cars for Davey Allison, Dale Jarrett, Ernie Irvan and Ricky Rudd. His legacy continues at Roush-Yates Engines, led by his son, Doug. Doug Yates called his father's hall ...

The Fayetteville Observer

Benton team to tackle Daytona
The Fayetteville Observer
Yates Racing teammates David Gilliland, right, and Ricky Rudd swept the front row starting spots for the 2007 Daytona 500. Gilliland finished eighth in the race and Rudd 26th. [AP Photo/Terry Renna]. Hide caption. An artist rendering of the Ford Fusion ...


Championship engine builder and car owner Robert Yates honored by the sport he loved
Ernie Irvan, Hall of Famer Ricky Rudd and Elliott Sadler also won premier series races driving for Yates, who collected 57 Cup trophies as an owner including three Daytona 500 wins earned by Davey Allison (1992) and Jarrett (1996 and 2000). His ...


Championship engine builder, car owner Robert Yates honored by the sport he loved
Following his time under the hood, Yates moved into a team ownership role and fielded the iconic No. 28 Texaco/Havoline car driven by the late Davey Allison and also the No. 88 Ford that Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett drove to the 1999 Cup championship ...


Driver Crossovers: A Look Back at Versatility in Motorsports
*Stock car oval stars Ricky Rudd and Bill Elliott nearly won the GT class at Sebring in 1986, finishing only seconds behind teammates Scott Pruett and Bruce Jenner, after Jenner “mistakenly” held up a pit board instructing Elliott to pit when he didn't ...

Andrew Maness leading a NASCAR statistics revolution
A lifelong motorsports enthusiast, Maness cites the 1997 Brickyard 400 as the seminal moment he became obsessed with numbers, witnessing Ricky Rudd win at Indianapolis on pit strategy. “That was my first inkling of race strategy,” Maness said. “And ...

Countdown to Daytona: A salute to tough guy Ricky Rudd
Our Daytona 500 countdown continues with the Great American Race now just 26 days away — Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX. In today's countdown of legendary Daytona moments, we salute one of the toughest men to ever drive a stock car, Virginia native Ricky ...


Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is moving. Who's got room for a race car?
Eddie Webb, President of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, photographed in May of 2015 with Ricky Rudd's car that won the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis in 1997. Ricky Rudd's 1997 Brickyard 400 winning car. Buy Now · Bill Tiernan | The ...

Fox 59

NASCAR champion owner, Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates dies at 74
Fox 59
NASCAR champion owner, Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates dies at 74. Posted 10:28 AM, October 3, 2017, by Associated Press, Updated at 11:51AM, October 3, 2017. Facebook · Twitter · Reddit · Email · Google · Pinterest. DAYTONA, FL - FEBRUARY 10: Team ...
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