Sprint Cup Series All-Time Starts

updated on 6-26-2016

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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, 797 (consecutive)[93]
    10) Michael Waltrip, 783* [4]
    11) Ken Schrader, 763 [4]
    12) Sterling Marlin, 748 [10]
    13) Bobby Labonte, 727* [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) James Hylton, 602 [2]
    24) Tony Stewart, 598* [49]
    25) Matt Kenseth, 594* [37]
    26) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 593* [26]
    27) Geoff Bodine, 575 [18]
    28) David Pearson, 574 [105, 18.3%]
    29) Cale Yarborough, 562 [83, 14.8%]
    30) Buddy Arrington, 561 [0]
    31) Kurt Busch 556* [28]
    32) Kevin Harvick 554* [32]
    33) Elmo Langley, 535 [2]
    34) Ryan Newman 528* [17]
    35) Benny Parsons, 526 [21]
    36) Jimmie Johnson 523* [77]
    37) Morgan Shepherd, 517 [4]
    38) Neil Castles, 500 [0]
    * = active drivers, who ran a race within the last year
    (unofficial - compiled from many sources, including racing-reference.info)(6-26-2016)

  • 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 6-26-2016)
    Jimmie Johnson, 520
    Ryan Newman, 520
    Kevin Harvick, 512
    Jamie McMurray, 488
    Greg Biffle, 481
    Kasey Kahne, 448 [since start of his career]
    Carl Edwards, 417
    Martin Truex Jr., 376
    Clint Bowyer, 376
    David Ragan, 340
    Paul Menard, 324
    Joey Logano, 268
    Brad Keselowski, 236
    Casey Mears, 195
    Aric Almirola, 160
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 128 [was 461 before sitting out 2 races late in 2013 for concussion]
    Danica Patrick, 124
    A.J. Allmendinger, 89
    Austin Dillon, 88
    Landon Cassill, 85
    Denny Hamlin, 83 [was 264 from start of his career, until being injured and sitting out 4 races in 2013, then 31 races before sitting out Auto Club Speedway in 2014]
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 56
    Trevor Bayne, 53
    Kurt Busch, 49 [was at 94 before being suspended for 1st 3 races of 2015]
    Matt DiBenedetto, 49
    Kyle Larson, 46 [was 43 before missing Martinsville in March 2015 due to a fainting spell]
    Kyle Busch, 41 [was at 210 before getting injured in Daytona INFINITY race in Feb 2015]
    Michael Annett, 20 [was 67 before missing Talladega when failed to qualify]
    Matt Kenseth, 17 [was at 571 until suspended 2 races due to incident at Martinsville, 11/1/2015]
    Ryan Blaney, 17
    Brian Scott, 16
    Chase Elliott, 16
    Chris Buescher, 16
    Regan Smith, 16
    Tony Stewart, 8
    Cole Whitt, 7
    Josh Wise, 6 (part-time)
    Michael McDowell, 1 (part-time)
    Patrick Carpentier, 1
    Dylan Lupton, 1
    (6-26-2016)

  • 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) Tony Stewart, 521 [ended August 2013, after being injured in sprint car wreck before Watkins Glen]
    12) Jimmie Johnson, 520*
    12)  Ryan Newman, 520*
    14) Richard Petty, 513 [ended March 26, 1989 at Richmond when Petty failed to qualify for the race]
    15) Kevin Harvick, 512*
    16) Darrell Waltrip, 499 [ended July 1990 at Daytona, injured]
    * active streak.(6-26-2016)


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