Sprint Cup Series All-Time Starts

updated on 11-20-2016

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  • Drivers with 500 or more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Starts [wins]:
    1)  Richard Petty, 1185 [200, 16.9%](also in some pubs as 1184 starts)
    2)  Ricky Rudd, 906 [23]
    3)  Terry Labonte, 890 [22]
    4)  Dave Marcis, 883 [5]
    5)  Mark Martin, 882 [40]
    6)  Kyle Petty, 829 [8]
    7)  Bill Elliott, 828 [44]
    8)  Darrell Waltrip, 809 [84, 10.4%]
    9)  Jeff Gordon, 805 [93]
    10) Michael Waltrip, 783 [4]
    11) Ken Schrader, 763 [4]
    12) Sterling Marlin, 748 [10]
    13) Bobby Labonte, 729 [21]
    14) Bobby Allison, 717 [84, 11.7%]
    15) Rusty Wallace, 706 [55]
    16) Buddy Baker, 699 [19]
    17) Jeff Burton, 695 [21]
    18) Dale Earnhardt, 676 [76, 11.2%]
    19) Dale Jarrett, 668 [32]
    20) Joe Nemechek, 667 [4]
    21) JD McDuffie, 653 [0]
    22) Buck Baker, 636 [46]
    23) Tony Stewart, 618 [49]
    24) Matt Kenseth, 614* [38]
    25) James Hylton, 602 [2]
    26) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 595* [26]
    27) Kurt Busch 576* [28]
    28) Geoff Bodine, 575 [18]
    29) David Pearson, 574 [105, 18.3%]
    29) Kevin Harvick 574* [35]
    31) Cale Yarborough, 562 [83, 14.8%]
    32) Buddy Arrington, 561 [0]
    33) Ryan Newman 548* [17]
    34) Jimmie Johnson 543* [80]
    35) Elmo Langley, 535 [2]
    36) Benny Parsons, 526 [21]
    37) Morgan Shepherd, 517 [4]
    38) Greg Biffle, 510* [19]
    38) Jamie McMurray, 510* [7]
    40) Neil Castles, 500 [0]
    * = active drivers, who ran a race within the last year
    (unofficial - compiled from many sources, including racing-reference.info)(11-20-2016)

  • Current Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Starts:
    Jeff Gordon is the all-time leader at 797
    Ricky Rudd was the all time leader at 788
    the list of current streaks:
    (thru 11-20-2016)
    Jimmie Johnson, 540
    Ryan Newman, 540
    Kevin Harvick, 532
    Jamie McMurray, 508
    Greg Biffle, 501
    Kasey Kahne, 468 [since start of his career]
    Carl Edwards, 437
    Martin Truex Jr., 396
    Clint Bowyer, 396
    David Ragan, 360
    Paul Menard, 344
    Joey Logano, 288
    Brad Keselowski, 256
    Casey Mears, 215
    Aric Almirola, 180
    Danica Patrick, 144
    A.J. Allmendinger, 109
    Austin Dillon, 108
    Landon Cassill, 105
    Denny Hamlin, 103 [missed races in 2013 & 2014]
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 76
    Trevor Bayne, 73
    Kurt Busch, 69 [was at 94 before being suspended for 1st 3 races of 2015]
    Kyle Larson, 66 [was 43 before missing Martinsville in March 2015 due to a fainting spell]
    Kyle Busch, 61 [was at 210 before getting injured in Daytona INFINITY race in Feb 2015]
    Matt Kenseth, 37 [was at 571 until suspended 2 races due to incident at Martinsville, 11/1/2015]
    Ryan Blaney, 37
    Brian Scott, 36
    Chase Elliott, 36
    Chris Buescher, 36
    Tony Stewart, 28
    Reed Sorenson, 14 (part-time #55/#98/#40)
    Michael Annett, 13 [was 26 until missing Bristol when ill]
    Regan Smith, 9
    Michael McDowell, 7 (part-time #95)
    Jeffrey Earnhardt, 5 (part-time #32/#83)
    Alex Bowman, 3 (part-time #88)
    Matt DiBenedetto, 2 (was 67 until missing Texas Nov 2016 due to concussion)
    Dylan Lupton, 1 (part-time #83/#93)
    Ty Dillon, 1 (part-time #7/#95/#14)
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 0 [was 130 before sitting out the rest of the season for concussion]
    (11-20-2016)

  • All-time Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Starts:
    1)  Jeff Gordon, 797 [ended Feb 2016, retired]
    2)  Ricky Rudd, 788 [ended Feb 2006, retired]
    3)  Bobby Labonte, 704 [ended June 2013, sat out Kentucky]
    4)  Rusty Wallace, 697 [ended Feb 2006, retired]
    5)  Terry Labonte, 655 [ended Aug 2000 at Indy]
    6)  Dale Earnhardt, 648 [ended when he was killed at Daytona in 2001]
    7)  Jeff Burton, 626 [ended Feb 2014, part time]
    8)  Mark Martin, 621 [ended March 18, 2007 after Atlanta]
    9)  Ken Schrader, 579 [ended Aug 2003 at Indy]
    10) Matt Kenseth, 571 [ended Nov 2015 at Texas, two-race suspension]
    11) Jimmie Johnson, 540*
    11) Ryan Newman, 540*
    13) Kevin Harvick, 532*
    14) Tony Stewart, 521 [ended August 2013, after being injured in sprint car wreck before Watkins Glen]
    15) Richard Petty, 513 [ended March 26, 1989 at Richmond when Petty failed to qualify for the race]
    16) Jamie McMurray, 508*
    17) Greg Biffle, 501*
    18) Darrell Waltrip, 499 [ended July 1990 at Daytona, injured]
    * active streak.(11-20-2016)


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