Pocono II: This Week in Ford Racing

This Week in Ford Racing July 22, 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Ricky Rudd, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft Taurus, has already established himself as the "Ironman" of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, and when he takes the green flag on Sunday at...

This Week in Ford Racing
July 22, 2003

NASCAR Winston Cup

Ricky Rudd, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft Taurus, has already established himself as the "Ironman" of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, and when he takes the green flag on Sunday at Pocono that reputation will further be enhanced with his 700th consecutive start. Rudd, along with car owner Eddie Wood, were this week's guests on the weekly NASCAR Winston Cup teleconference.

GETTING TO 700

The next NASCAR Winston Cup driver in position to reach 700 consecutive starts is Rusty Wallace, who will make his 609th straight start in Sunday's Pennsylvania 500. If everything continues on schedule, Wallace will make his 700th consecutive start in the third race of 2006.

Assuming that the NASCAR Winston Cup schedule remains at 36 points races, following is a projected list of when some drivers would make their 700th consecutive start.

Driver Current Streak 700th Consecutive Start

Ken Schrader 578 33rd race of 2006

Mark Martin 492 11th race of 2009

Jeff Gordon 348 11th race of 2013

Bobby Labonte 347 12th race of 2013

Dale Jarrett 290 33rd race of 2014

Jeff Burton 251 36th race of 2015

Ward Burton 195 20th race of 2017

Michael Waltrip 161 18th race of 2018

Tony Stewart 159 20th race of 2018

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 126 17th race of 2019

Matt Kenseth 125 18th race of 2019

Dave Blaney 123 20th race of 2019

Elliott Sadler 116 27th race of 2019

Kurt Busch 56 15th race of 2021

Jimmie Johnson 55 16th race of 2021

Ryan Newman 55 16th race of 2021

Greg Biffle 16 29th race of 2022

Ricky Rudd press conference
Eddie Wood press conference

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Matt Kenseth , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Ken Schrader , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Jimmie Johnson , Elliott Sadler , Dave Blaney , Mark Martin