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- After the 1983 season, Earnhardt returned to Richard Childress Racing, replacing Ricky Rudd in the No. 3. Rudd went to Bud Moore's No. 15, replacing Earnhardt.
- The Tide sponsorship moved to the flagship No. 5 team with Ricky Rudd as the driver and remained there until the end of the 1993 season.
- Ricky Rudd took Bodine's place, winning once at Watkins Glen International, and finishing seventh in points.
- During the Dover race, he was substituted by Ricky Rudd and, in later weeks, had to drive in pain.
- This season, he scored four wins and won the championship by 195 points over Ricky Rudd.
- On September 27, 2015, at New Hampshire, Gordon started his 789th consecutive race, becoming NASCAR's iron man, passing Ricky Rudd, who started 788 consecutive races from 1981–2005.
- A month later, he led 38 laps at Martinsville before contact with Ricky Rudd cut his left-rear tire; heavy traffic behind him made matters worse, as Busch had to complete a lap and a half before he could get to the pits.
- His best finish of the season was at Phoenix, in which he led 34 laps and finished runner-up to Ricky Rudd following a late-race shootout.
- He followed that victory with his first points race win as a driver/owner at Pocono in the Pocono 500 on June 7, 2009, the first owner-driver in the Cup series to win a race since Ricky Rudd in 1998.
- However, Mars decided before the 2007 season to move its 2008 sponsorship to teammate Ricky Rudd’s 2007 ride at Yates, in preparation for moving to Kyle Busch in 2008.
- In October, Nemechek won at Kansas Speedway, beating out Ricky Rudd at the finish line.
- Ricky Rudd was among a few drivers who stayed out, and his gamble put him in the lead.
- In 1988, McReynolds earned his first Cup win at Watkins Glen International with driver Ricky Rudd.
- Shortly after that drove as a sub for an injured Ricky Rudd in the No. 88 Snickers-sponsored Ford Fusion until Rudd returned.
- Ricky Rudd won the inaugural Cup race at Sonoma.
- In the 1990 race at Atlanta, Elliott's rear tire changer Mike Rich was killed when Ricky Rudd lost control of his car, spun, and slammed the crew member between his car and Elliott's. As a result, NASCAR restricted the cars' speed on pit road.
- Jeff Burton and Ricky Rudd also were close on fuel.
- Ricky Rudd and Terry Labonte have since passed him on the list.
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