Ricky Rudd career summary

RICKY RUDD Born: Chesapeake, Va. Resides: Lake Norman, N.C. D.O.B.: 9/12/56 Spouse: Linda Children: Landon - August 26, 1994 Enjoyed successful season in first year as owner-driver of Tide- sponsored RPM Racing... Won at Loudon, N.H., in...

RICKY RUDD

Born:  Chesapeake, Va.
Resides:  Lake Norman, N.C.
D.O.B.:  9/12/56
Spouse:  Linda
Children:  Landon - August 26, 1994

Enjoyed successful season in first year as owner-driver of Tide- sponsored RPM Racing... Won at Loudon, N.H., in '94 for his 15th career victory... Has won at least one race in each season since 1983 - never more than two victories in a year... Began racing motocross and go-karts in late '60s... 1977 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year... 500 Winston Cup starts, 15 wins, 21 poles and $8,685,611 in career winnings (6th all-time)... First Winston Cup race, 1975... First win came in 161st starts, Budweiser 400, June, 1983, at Riverside... First pole came in 96th attempt, 1981 Virginia 500 at Martinsville... Known as road racing extraordinaire ... Raced four seasons for Rick Hendrick before breaking off on his own... Runner-up to Dale Earnhardt for 1991 Winston Cup title... Won 1992 IROC title... $1,044,441 in '94 winnings, finished 5th in '94 Winston Cup standings... Enjoys outdoors, boating and water sports... Says his role as owner is a spark to an exciting second life in Winston Cup racing.

WINSTON CUP VICTORIES: 1983 - Riverside Martinsville 1984 - Richmond 1985 - Atlanta 1986 - Martinsville Dover 1987 - Atlanta Dover 1988 - Watkins Glen 1989 - Sonoma 1990 - Watkins Glen 1991 - Atlanta 1992 - Dover 1993 - Michigan 1994 - Loudon

SOURCE: 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt