Sprint Cup Series All-Time Starts

updated on 9-25-2016

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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, 803* [93]
    10) Michael Waltrip, 783* [4]
    11) Ken Schrader, 763 [4]
    12) Sterling Marlin, 748 [10]
    13) Bobby Labonte, 728* [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, 610* [49]
    24) Matt Kenseth, 606* [38]
    25) James Hylton, 602 [2]
    26) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 595* [26]
    27) Geoff Bodine, 575 [18]
    28) David Pearson, 574 [105, 18.3%]
    29) Kurt Busch 568* [28]
    30) Kevin Harvick 566* [33]
    30) Cale Yarborough, 562 [83, 14.8%]
    32) Buddy Arrington, 561 [0]
    33) Ryan Newman 540* [17]
    34) Elmo Langley, 535 [2]
    34) Jimmie Johnson 535* [77]
    36) Benny Parsons, 526 [21]
    37) Morgan Shepherd, 517 [4]
    38) Greg Biffle, 502* [19]
    48) Jamie McMurray, 502* [7]
    38) Neil Castles, 500 [0]
    * = active drivers, who ran a race within the last year
    (unofficial - compiled from many sources, including racing-reference.info)(9-26-2016)

  • 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 9-26-2016)
    Jimmie Johnson, 532
    Ryan Newman, 532
    Kevin Harvick, 524
    Jamie McMurray, 500
    Greg Biffle, 493
    Kasey Kahne, 460 [since start of his career]
    Carl Edwards, 429
    Martin Truex Jr., 388
    Clint Bowyer, 388
    David Ragan, 352
    Paul Menard, 336
    Joey Logano, 280
    Brad Keselowski, 248
    Casey Mears, 207
    Aric Almirola, 172
    Danica Patrick, 136
    A.J. Allmendinger, 101
    Austin Dillon, 100
    Landon Cassill, 97
    Denny Hamlin, 95 [missed races in 2013 & 2014]
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 68
    Trevor Bayne, 65
    Kurt Busch, 61 [was at 94 before being suspended for 1st 3 races of 2015]
    Matt DiBenedetto, 61
    Kyle Larson, 58 [was 43 before missing Martinsville in March 2015 due to a fainting spell]
    Kyle Busch, 53 [was at 210 before getting injured in Daytona INFINITY race in Feb 2015]
    Matt Kenseth, 29 [was at 571 until suspended 2 races due to incident at Martinsville, 11/1/2015]
    Ryan Blaney, 29
    Brian Scott, 28
    Chase Elliott, 28
    Chris Buescher, 28
    Tony Stewart, 20
    Josh Wise, 11
    Michael McDowell, 10 (part-time #95)
    Reed Sorenson, 6 (part-time #55/#98/#40)
    Michael Annett, 5 [was 26 until missing Bristol when ill]
    Alex Bowman, 2 (part-time #88)
    Cole Whitt, 2 (part-time #98/#55)
    Regan Smith, 1
    Jeffrey Earnhardt, 1 (part-time #32)
    Jeff Gordon, 0 (was retired, subbing in #88 for Earnhardt Jr.)
    Ty Dillon, 0 (part-time #7/#95/#14)
    Joey Gase, 0 (part-time #32)
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 0 [was 130 before sitting out the rest of the season for concussion]
    (9-25-2016)

  • 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, 532*
    11) Ryan Newman, 532*
    13) Kevin Harvick, 524*
    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) Darrell Waltrip, 499 [ended July 1990 at Daytona, injured]
    * active streak.(9-25-2016)


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