Tony Stewart Might Want to Look to Ricky Rudd For Advice

While no one can possible know what Tony Stewart is going through after the tragic events of this past weekend, there is one former NASCAR driver who might have an idea. Going back to 1990’s Sprint Cup Series season finale at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Ricky Rudd was coming into[...]
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Collector’s Corner – 1993 Ricky Rudd Racing Champions

 1993 Racing Champions This year featured painted on sponsors versus stickers in previous editions. This includes the side contingency sponsors. New for this year was red packaging for Racing Champion cars Usually with early cars sponsorship omissions happen on the die cast, instead we see Valvoline on the die cast[...]
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Woods Remember Donlavey As Their Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Prepares to Race at Michigan

As the Wood Brothers and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team head to Michigan International Speedway for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400, their thoughts naturally will be back home in Virginia, where friends and family are celebrating the life of Junie Donlavey, the beloved Sprint Cup team owner and loyal life-long member of the Ford racing family. Donlavey, who died on Monday at age 90...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Donlavey a NASCAR Hero

Virginia’s roots in NASCAR run deep and one Virginian in particular, W.C. “Junie” Donlavey’s past extends back to NASCAR’s beginnings.  A car owner from 1949 through 2005, the Richmond native who passed away Monday night, embodied the spirit of racing. Much of his notoriety came from the conduit he developed, giving young drivers a chance to compete at the top level in...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Quaker State Teams Run Strong – Sunset Speedway – May 10th

Race #2 Our second night of racing was very good for both our Mini Stock and Late Model teams.  What most thought would be weeks for Lauren to be comfortable racing her Honda, has turned out to be a great surprise as she wheels her car around like she’s been doing it for a few seasons, not two nights. In her qualifying race Lauren finished 3rd of 12 cars and was promoted to her...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Take Five

Believe it or not, Tony Stewart’s first win as a driver/owner with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) came five years ago in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Stewart didn’t lead the most laps in that memorable first victory for SHR, but he led the most important ones. Stewart paced the final two circuits around the 1.5-mile oval after overtaking...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stat Of The Week: Martinsville Career Starts

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[...]
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The 3

NASCAR fans remember that the late Dale Earnhardt SR won 6 of 7 Sprint Cup Titles in the number 3 car.   However they were other drivers that drove the 3 car to victory lane.    Junior Johnson won  9 times in the 3 car,  David Pearson won 3 times,  Paul Goldsmith won 3 times, plus Ricky Rudd and Buck Baker each won twice in the 3 car.     Richard Childress who drove...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Retro Racing: 1990 Budweiser At The Glen

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[...]
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback: Pit Miscue Robs Michael Waltrip; Rudd Wins Darlington

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[...]
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Flashback: Ricky Rudd Racks Up First Win in Riverside’s 400 Kilometer Event

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[...]
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss


Captain Thunder's Legendary Top-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - SONOMA   Sonoma Notebook ·         There have been 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Sonoma Raceway since the first race there in 1989 – one race per season. ·         184 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway; 131 in more than one. ·         Mark Martin...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Road racing has evolved over years

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...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The NASCAR All-Star race adds new gimmicks for 2013

credit: NASCAR The NASCAR All-Star race was a dud last year. Whether it will be any different this year remains to be seen but already the sanctioning body has added new ripples to the event. Different year, different gimmicks. NASCAR will now allow cars to speed down pit lane during qualifying. As drivers seek to improve their starting position they will push the envelope trying...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Childress Racing STP Gas Booster 500 Race Preview

RCR at Martinsville In 135 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned four pole awards and posted seven victories with drivers Dale Earnhardt (five times), Ricky Rudd (1983) and Kevin Harvick (2011). RCR Chevrolet teams have earned 27 top-five and 53 top-10 finishes at Martinsville dating back to the team’s first start there on...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Chevy Texas Qualifying Report

FT. Worth, TX – For the 29th time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, and the first time at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson will lead the 43 car field to the green flag in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet won his fourth pole of the season with a lap of 28.261 seconds/191.076 m.p.h. around the 1.5-mile track.  The effort gleaned the...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sonoma Media Transcript

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Sonoma Raceway and discussed the happenings of this week following his victory last weekend in Michigan, his feelings on the No. 88 team as championship contenders and other topics. TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THIS WEEK HAS BEEN LIKE FOR YOU AND HOW YOU FEEL COMING...
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June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Quotes from crew chiefs on Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th win

In celebration of Hendrick Motorsports reaching 200 wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, below is a collection of quotes from their crew chiefs throughout the years. Quoted below are Gary DeHart, Ray Evernham, Alan Gustafson, Chad Knaus, Steve Letarte, Jim Long and Robbie Loomis. GARY DEHART, CREW CHIEF, NO. 5 CHEVROLET 1992-1997 (ON HIS MEMORIES FROM HIS TIME WITH HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Childress, Rudd honored by NMPA

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...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Rudd, Childress head to Motorsports Hall

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...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Celebrating 100 wins for Richard Childress Racing

With Clint Bowyer’s win Sunday at Talladega, that was Richard Childress Racing’s 100th win in the Sprint Cup Series. It all started in 1983 at Riverside, CA with Ricky Rudd bringing the #3 Piedmont Airlines Chevrolet home for win number. … Continue reading →
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October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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