In the 65 year history of the Martinsville Speedway running NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, there have been 634 drivers that have started at least one race at the facility. The all-time leader in starts is Richard Petty who started 67 races during his career. Next is Ricky Rudd and Dave[...]
The Race: The 1990 Budweiser At The Glen was run on August 12th at the winding Watkins Glen International race course. Ricky Rudd overcame a spin, cut tires, and a late restart to score his first win with Hendrick Motorsports. The Coverage: ESPN Speedworld coverage of the rain delayed event[...]
DARLINGTON, SC (April 7, 1991) – Michael Waltrip’s strong bid for his first Winston Cup triumph ended with a despairingly long pit stop, and Ricky Rudd seized the opportunity and came out on top of the TranSouth 500 at Darlington Raceway. Rudd’s first win on an oval since 1986 came[...]
RIVERSIDE, CA (June 5, 1983) – Ricky Rudd drove his Chevrolet to the front with 41 laps to go and won the Budweiser 400 at Riverside International Raceway. It was the first win for the Chesapeake, VA driver in 161 starts on NASCAR’s major league stock car racing tour. Rudd[...]
It's really interesting to me to see how road racing has changed over the years in NASCAR. There used to be in our sport only a handful of drivers that would usually dominate and win the road races year after year.
Back in the 1990's, you would look at Ricky Rudd or Ernie Irvan as the favorites every time we went to Sonoma and Watkins Glen. Then, like there always seems...
Richard Childress (photo courtesy of NASCAR Media)
The National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) announced on Wednesday the 2012 inductees into its Hall of Fame — Richard Childress and Ricky Rudd. Both men were chosen for induction, because both were on more than 65 percent of ballots cast by NMPA members. Childress’ name appeared on 70 percent of the ballots and Rudd’s...
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...