Sprint Cup Series All-Time Starts

updated on 11-22-2015

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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, 781* [4]
    11) Ken Schrader, 763 [4]
    12) Sterling Marlin, 748 [10]
    13) Bobby Labonte, 725* [21]
    14) Bobby Allison, 718 [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, 590* [48]
    25) Matt Kenseth, 578* [36]
    26) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 577* [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 540* [27]
    32) Kevin Harvick 538* [31]
    33) Elmo Langley, 535 [2]
    34) Benny Parsons, 526 [21]
    35) Morgan Shepherd, 517 [4]
    36) Ryan Newman 512* [17]
    37) Jimmie Johnson 507* [75]
    38) Neil Castles, 500 [0]
    * = active drivers, who ran a race within the last year
    (unofficial - compiled from many sources, including racing-reference.info)(11-22-2015)

  • Current Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Starts:
    Jeff Gordon is the current leader and all-time leader
    Ricky Rudd was the all time leader at 788
    the list of current streaks:
    (thru 11-22-2015)
    Jeff Gordon, 797 [all-time record, never missed a race] - started Atlanta 11/1992
    Jimmie Johnson, 504
    Ryan Newman, 504
    Kevin Harvick, 496
    Jamie McMurray, 472
    Greg Biffle, 465
    Kasey Kahne, 432 [since start of his career]
    Carl Edwards, 401
    Martin Truex Jr., 360
    Clint Bowyer, 360
    David Ragan, 324
    Paul Menard, 308
    Joey Logano, 252
    Brad Keselowski, 220
    David Gilliland, 196
    Casey Mears, 179
    Aric Almirola, 144
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 112 [was 461 before sitting out 2 races late in 2013 for concussion]
    Danica Patrick, 108
    A.J. Allmendinger, 73
    Cole Whitt, 72
    Austin Dillon, 72
    Landon Cassill, 69
    Denny Hamlin, 67 [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]
    Tony Stewart, 48 [was 521 before getting injured and missing final 15 races of 2013, then sitting out 3 races after an accident in a Sprint Car race in August 2014]
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 40
    Justin Allgaier, 40
    Trevor Bayne, 37
    Sam Hornish Jr., 36
    Alex Bowman, 35
    Kurt Busch, 33 [was at 94 before being suspended for 1st 3 races of 2015]
    Matt DiBenedetto, 33
    Kyle Larson, 30 [was 43 before missing Martinsville in March 2015 due to a fainting spell]
    Kyle Busch, 25 [was at 210 before getting injured in Daytona INFINITY race in Feb 2015]
    J.J. Yeley, 8 [didn't run at NHMS in Sept]
    Brett Moffitt, 4
    Michael Annett, 4 [was 67 before missing Talladega when failed to qualify]
    Jeb Burton, 0
    Ryan Preece, 4 (part-time)
    Matt Kenseth, 1 [was at 571 until suspended 2 races due to incident at Martinsville, 11/1/2015]
    Ty Dillon, 1 (part-time)
    Ryan Blaney, 1 (part-time)
    Josh Wise, 1 (part-time)
    Michael McDowell, 1 (part-time)
    (11-22-2015)

  • All-time Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Starts:
    1)  Jeff Gordon, 797*
    2)  Ricky Rudd, 788 [ended Nov 2005, retired]
    3)  Bobby Labonte, 704 [ended June 2013, sat out Kentucky]
    4)  Rusty Wallace, 697 [ended Nov 2005, 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) Richard Petty, 513 [ended March 26, 1989 at Richmond when Petty failed to qualify for the race]
    13) Jimmie Johnson, 504*
    13)  Ryan Newman, 504*
    14) Darrell Waltrip, 499 [ended July 1990 at Daytona, injured]
    * active streak.(11-22-2015)


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