Ricky Rudd and championship team owner Richard Childress will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame in May.
The two were selected on more than 65 percent of the ballots cast by NMPA members to earn induction into the Hall. Childress was selected on 70 percent of the ballots. Rudd was selected on 66 percent of the ballots.
As a driver, Rudd competed in the NASCAR Cup ranks over the course of 32 years. He drove for some of the most prominent team owners in the sport's history, including Bud Moore, Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick, Robert Yates and the Wood Brothers, as well as winning races competing as an owner/driver. Rudd earned 23 Cup wins and racked up 374 top-10 finishes, 194 of them top fives. His list of races won includes the prestigious Brickyard 400. He also earned 29 pole positions and finished in the top 10 in the standings 19 times. He also has a Nationwide Series win to his credit and made a record 788 consecutive Cup starts.