Sprint Cup Series All-Time Starts

updated on 4-12-2014

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  • All Time 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, 887* [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)  Michael Waltrip, 775* [4]
    10) Ken Schrader, 763 [4]
    11) Sterling Marlin, 748 [10]
    12) Jeff Gordon, 733* [88](consecutive)
    13) Bobby Labonte, 719* [21]
    14) Bobby Allison, 718 [84, 11.7%]
    15) Rusty Wallace, 706 [55]
    16) Buddy Baker, 699 [19]
    17) Jeff Burton, 692* [21]
    18) Dale Earnhardt, 676 [76, 11.2%]
    19) Dale Jarrett, 668 [32]
    20) Joe Nemechek, 656* [4]
    21) JD McDuffie, 653 [0]
    22) Buck Baker, 636 [46]
    23) James Hylton, 602 [2]
    24) Geoff Bodine, 575 [18]
    25) David Pearson, 574 [105, 18.3%]
    26) Cale Yarborough, 562 [83]
    27) Buddy Arrington, 561 [0]
    28) Elmo Langley, 535 [2]
    29) Tony Stewart, 529* [48]
    30) Benny Parsons, 526 [21]
    31) Matt Kenseth, 516* [31]
    31) Morgan Shepherd, 516* [4]
    33) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 513* [20]
    34) Neil Castles, 500 [0]
    35) Wendell Scott, 495 [1]
    36) Brett Bodine, 480 [1]
    37) Kurt Busch 479* [25]
    38) Jimmy Spencer, 478 [2]
    39) Harry Gant, 474 [18]
    39) Kevin Harvick 474* [24]
    41) Dave Blaney 468* [0]
    42) Jimmy Means 454 [0]
    43) Cecil Gordon 449 [0]
    * = active drivers, who ran a race within the last year or so
    (unofficial - compiled from many sources)(4-12-2014)

  • Current Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Starts:
    Jeff Gordon is the current leader
    Ricky Rudd is the all time leader with 788 before he took the 2006 season off
    the list of current streaks:
    (thru 4-12-2014)
    Jeff Gordon, 733 [longest ever from the start of career, never missed a race] - started Atlanta 11/1992
    Matt Kenseth, 510
    Jimmie Johnson, 440
    Ryan Newman, 440
    Kevin Harvick, 432
    Jamie McMurray, 408
    Greg Biffle, 392
    Kasey Kahne, 368 [since start of his career]
    Carl Edwards, 337
    Martin Truex Jr., 296
    Clint Bowyer, 296
    David Ragan, 260
    Paul Menard, 244
    Marcos Ambrose, 192
    Joey Logano, 188
    Brad Keselowski, 156
    David Gilliland, 132
    Casey Mears, 115
    Kyle Busch, 82 [was at 249 before being parked at Texas in Nov 2011]
    Aric Almirola, 80
    Kurt Busch, 66 [was at 229 before being suspended for Pocono race June 2012]
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 48 [was 461 before sitting out 2 races late in 2013 for concussion]
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 45
    Danica Patrick, 45
    Kyle Larson, 9
    A.J. Allmendinger, 9
    Parker Kligerman, 9
    Cole Whitt, 8
    Brian Vickers, 8 [Missed final 5 races of 2013 with illness]
    Tony Stewart, 8 [was 521 before getting injured and missing final 15 races of 2013]
    Michael Annett, 8
    Alex Bowman, 8
    Austin Dillon, 8
    Justin Allgaier, 8
    Reed Sorenson, 8
    Travis Kvapil, 7
    Josh Wise, 6
    Landon Cassill, 5
    Denny Hamlin, 3 [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]
    Dave Blaney, 2
    Ryan Truex, 1
    Joe Nemechek, 1
    David Stremme, 1
    David Reutimann, 0
    Michael McDowell, 0
    Timmy Hill, 0
    Jeff Burton, 0
    Bobby Labonte, 0 [was at 704 before missing Kentucky in June 2013]
    J.J. Yeley, 0
    (4-12-2014)

  • Top-10 All-time Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Starts:
    1)  Ricky Rudd, 788 [ended Nov 2005, retired]
    2)  Jeff Gordon, 733*
    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) Tony Stewart, 521 [ended August 2013, after being injured in sprint car wreck before Watkins Glen]
    11) Richard Petty, 513
    12) Matt Kenseth, 510*
    13) Darrell Waltrip, 499 [ended July 1990 at Daytona, injured]
    * active streak.(4-12-2014)


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