In the Spotlight: Ricky Rudd

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2002

HOMETOWN: Chesapeake, Va.

LIVES: Cornelius, N.C.

DRIVES: No. 28 Texaco Havoline Ford for Robert Yates Racing

2002 RECORD: Two victories, 14 top-five finishes, 22 top-10s and $4,878,027 in earnings to finish fourth in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series standings.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Won the 1997 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and finished second in the 1991 Winston Cup Series standings

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: His 22 victories during a 26-year career has been worth $24,302,223 in earnings.

PERSONAL NOTES: Interest in racing started when he worked at his father's junkyard ... Won at least one race in 16 consecutive years to establish a modern-era NASCAR record ... Was a member of the National Honor Society in high school ... Owns a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe ... Has finished in the top 10 in the Winston Cup Series standings 17 times ... Favorite musician is Elton John

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