Throwback Thursday Theater – Jeff Gordon Holds off Ricky Rudd in Michigan Thriller

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor A two-mile, high banked behemoth in the backyard of the big three American automakers, Michigan International Speedway has played host to NASCAR since 1969 and will do so again this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the track for Sunday’s running of the Firekeepers Casino 400. Before we focus on the here and now, we’ll take...
Via Motorsports Tribune
22 hours ago

5 incredible moments at Michigan International Speedway

It's Wayback Wednesday time as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400 (FS1, 1 p.m. ET). From Jeff Gordon edging Ricky Rudd by .095 seconds in 2001 to Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapping a 143-race winless streak, MIS has been known for some pretty interesting finishes. And these five moments from years past in the Irish Hills do not disappoint.
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NASCAR America: Ricky Rudd helps Richard Childress unveil throwback paint schemes

Marty Snider interviewed Rudd and Childress about their memories of the team's first victory in 1983.
Via CSN Chicago
29 days ago

NSCS: RCR ‘Throwing It Back’ to 1983 at Darlington

Richard Childress Racing will honor Ricky Rudd’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win for the organization with two paint schemes resembling Rudd’s winning car at Riverside International Speedway in 1983 for the Darlington Raceway weekend in September. NASCAR and Darlington Raceway began doing “The Tradition Continues” throwback weekend last year, where teams run paint schemes...
Via On Pit Road
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornaday, Roush, Rudd among new NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Ron Hornaday Jr., Jack Roush, Ricky Rudd, Ken Squier and Waddell Wilson are joining 15 holdovers as nominees for the 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. NASCAR announced the additions Wednesday. Hornaday is a four-time Truck Series champion. Roush has the most owner wins (322) in NASCAR national series history. Rudd held the consecutive starts record until...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

History of the No. 10: Rudd, Cope made it a number to remember

Over its lengthy history in NASCAR's top series, a No. 10 car has been raced by a whopping 114 different drivers.Only four of those drivers have gone to Victory Lane, however, while only two -- Ricky Rudd and Derrike Cope -- have triumphed multiple times.The most successful driver of the No. 10 was Chesapeake, Virginia native Ricky Rudd, who won six times between 1994 and 1998 as...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – The Sonoma Screwjob

Credit – Harrelson Photography/RIR Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1991 Banquet Frozen Foods 300 – Sears Point International Raceway – June 9, 1991 For the third consecutive year, the Winston Cup Series ventured to Northern California for the first of two road course events on the schedule. Nestled in the heart of wine country, Sears Point International...
Via Motor Racing Digest
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Rudd Survives War of Attrition to Win Final 500 Mile Race at Dover

NASCAR Media/Motorsports Images and Archives Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 May 28, 2015 1997 Miller 500 – Dover Downs International Speedway For the first 55 races held at Dover from 1969 to 1997, the “Monster Mile” had been a 500-mile affair with attrition being the name of the game, but starting with the fall race in 1997 the race length was shortened...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Joe Nemechek's dramatic Kansas win

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for Saturday night's SpongeBob SquarePants 400, there's no better time to look back on a memorable Kansas race from years gone by. For this Throwback Thursday, we remember Joe Nemechek's dramatic last-lap battle with Ricky Rudd in October 2004. Nemechek, starting from the pole in the No. 01 U.S. Army-sponsored Chevrolet, led...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Dale Earnhardt Clinches 7th Championship

Courtesy nascarmedia.com – (Photo by Bill Hall/Getty Images) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1994 AC-Delco 500 – North Carolina Motor Speedway – October 23, 1994 **Authors note: The May race at Kansas Speedway once belonged to Auto Club Speedway from the fall of 2004-2010, which was originally the Rockingham date from 1965-2003** After 28 of 31...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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