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Jeff Gordon set to become NASCAR's Iron Man

...start Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, passing Ricky Rudd for the record. Rudd, who once used duct tape to keep...Labonte's streak of 655 consecutive races."I remember when Ricky Rudd did that and Terry Labonte and other guys that had these...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-09-26/jeff-gordon-set-become-nas
Carl Edwards claims pole at New Hampshire

...flag Sunday, he will set the mark as NASCAR's new Iron Man. Gordon will make his 789th consecutive start, passing Ricky Rudd for the record. Rudd set the mark in 2002 when he snapped Terry Labonte's streak of 655 consecutive races."This...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-09-25/carl-edwards-claims-pole-n
Penalty drops Clint Bowyer to last in Chase field

...Speedway, he will set the mark as NASCAR's new Iron Man.Gordon will be making his 789th consecutive start, passing Ricky Rudd for the record.Rudd, who once used duct tape to keep his swollen eyes open so he could drive, set the mark in 2002...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-09-23/penalty-drops-clint-bowyer
A.J. Allmendinger excited about return to Watkins Glen

...Gordon's first race was on Nov. 15, 1992. Since then he's made 782 consecutive starts and is just six away from tying Ricky Rudd's NASCAR record of 788. If he continues to drive without missing a race, Gordon will pass Rudd at the race at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-08-05/aj-allmendinger-excited-ab
Jimmie Johnson loved Dover track at first sight

...what kind of dominance was ahead with a win in his first Cup race at Dover in 2002. He passed four-time Dover winner Ricky Rudd to take the lead on lap 363 and held off Hall of Famer Bill Elliott to win his second race of the season.A year ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-30/jimmie-johnson-loved-dover
Championship format changes give injured, ill drivers more flexibility

...when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit out with swollen eyes, Ricky Rudd used tape to keep them open. Richard Petty ran three races hiding a broken neck from NASCAR officials.That bravado...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-20/championship-format-change
Older drivers might follow Jeff Gordon's lead

...driving the race car."For years, Mark Martin talked about hanging up his helmet, only to keep coming back for more. Ricky Rudd walked away after the 2005 season, saying he was "taking a break." He was mostly gone for one season before returning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-18/older-drivers-might-follow
Impromptu kiss by Dale Jarrett has become an Indy tradition

...the Daytona 500 is still No. 1 ? but it's close."It's definitely the biggest win of my career," said Ricky Rudd, the 1997 winner. "I was never fortunate enough to be able to win at Daytona. I'd probably put them in that order...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-24/impromptu-kiss-dale-jarret
NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

...threw his helmet at Matt Kenseth's windshield. In 2003, Kevin Harvick climbed on the roof of his car to shout at Ricky Rudd, who had nudged him from behind late in a race.The 1979 Daytona 500 is remembered for a last-lap crash between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-15/nascar-adds-rule-exiting-c
Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

...have some fun."It's the fourth time the No. 3 has won the pole for the Daytona 500. Buddy Baker did it in 1969, Ricky Rudd in 1983 and Earnhardt in 1996.Martin Truex Jr., driving a Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing, qualified second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-16/austin-dillon-puts-no-3-po