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* OvershadowedByAwesome: In the 1989 Holly Farms 400 at North Wilkesboro, Rudd and Creator/DaleEarnhardt made contact on the final lap and both of them spun out, costing Dale Earnhardt his fourth championship. The teams fought afterwards. When interviewed and asked about what they were talking about, Ricky said, "Oh, I don't know something about the weather?"

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: In the 1989 Holly Farms 400 at North Wilkesboro, Rudd and Creator/DaleEarnhardt UsefulNotes/DaleEarnhardt made contact on the final lap and both of them spun out, costing Dale Earnhardt his fourth championship. The teams fought afterwards. When interviewed and asked about what they were talking about, Ricky said, "Oh, I don't know something about the weather?"


* BadassDriver: Most race drivers can be considered this, but special mention goes to his win in the 1998 NAPA AutoCare 500 at Martinsville. Here the temperature was already hovering on the 90s, but to make matters worse, his cooling system failed on the first lap. After winning, he was interviewed while on the verge of collapsing and had to be hospitalized.

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* BadassDriver: Most race drivers can be considered this, but special mention goes to his win in the 1998 NAPA AutoCare [=AutoCare=] 500 at Martinsville. Here the temperature was already hovering on the 90s, but to make matters worse, his cooling system failed on the first lap. After winning, he was interviewed while on the verge of collapsing and had to be hospitalized.


Richard Lee "Ricky" Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; having held the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing until being surpassed by Jeff Gordon near the conclusion of the 2015 season. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.

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Richard Lee "Ricky" Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; having held the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing starts(that is, every NASCAR sanctioned series) until being surpassed by Jeff Gordon near the conclusion of the 2015 season. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.



* BadassDriver: Ricky Rudd was in a hot summer race when the cooling system broke on the first lap. Instead of giving up, he won the race and had to be taken to the hospital after victory lane.
* GameBreakingInjury: In 1984, Ricky Rudd's eyes were swollen shut after a crash. So he taped them open and posted a top ten in the next race.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Ricky Rudd's horrible flip at Daytona in 1984. The results after the crash are listed above.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In 1989, Rudd and Creator/DaleEarnhardt went door to door on the last lap and both of them spun out, costing Dale Earnhardt the championship. Both teams had a fight after the race. When asked what they were talking about Ricky said, "Oh, I don't know something about the weather?"
* ProductPlacement: Did not like the idea of everyone mentioning every last sponsor on the car and even said, "They are just turning us into their puppets".
* YoungerAndHipper: One of the reasons Ricky said he was retiring was that "racing is becoming a young man's sport."

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* BadassDriver: Ricky Rudd was in a hot summer Most race when drivers can be considered this, but special mention goes to his win in the 1998 NAPA AutoCare 500 at Martinsville. Here the temperature was already hovering on the 90s, but to make matters worse, his cooling system broke failed on the first lap. Instead of giving up, After winning, he won was interviewed while on the race verge of collapsing and had to be taken to the hospital after victory lane.
hospitalized.
* GameBreakingInjury: In 1984, Ricky Rudd's Averted. He crashed in the 1984 Busch Clash at Daytona, and as a result his eyes were swollen shut after a crash. So he shut. He taped them open and posted a top ten managed to finished 7th in the next race.
following Daytona 500.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Ricky Rudd's horrible flip at Daytona in 1984. The results after the crash are listed above.
His aforementioned crash.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In 1989, the 1989 Holly Farms 400 at North Wilkesboro, Rudd and Creator/DaleEarnhardt went door to door made contact on the last final lap and both of them spun out, costing Dale Earnhardt the his fourth championship. Both The teams had a fight after the race. fought afterwards. When interviewed and asked about what they were talking about about, Ricky said, "Oh, I don't know something about the weather?"
* ProductPlacement: Did not like Defied. Hated the idea then-new custom of everyone mentioning every last sponsor on the car and even said, "They are just turning us into their puppets".
* YoungerAndHipper: One of the his reasons Ricky said for retirement in 2007-when he was retiring was a ripe old 51-was that "racing is becoming a young man's sport."


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In 2001 at Richmond, Kevin Harvick almost spun him out but he saved the car and won the race anyway.



* YoungerAndHipper: One of the reasons Ricky said he was retiring was that "racing is becoming a young man's sport."

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* YoungerAndHipper: One of the reasons Ricky said he was retiring was that "racing is becoming a young man's sport.""
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Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; having held the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing until being surpassed by Jeff Gordon near the conclusion of the 2015 season. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.

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Ricky Richard Lee "Ricky" Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; having held the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing until being surpassed by Jeff Gordon near the conclusion of the 2015 season. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In 2001, Kevin Harvick almost spun him out but he saved the car and won the race any way.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In 2001, 2001 at Richmond, Kevin Harvick almost spun him out but he saved the car and won the race any way.anyway.


Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; holding the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.

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Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; holding having held the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing.racing until being surpassed by Jeff Gordon near the conclusion of the 2015 season. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.


Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American {{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; holding the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.

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Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American {{NASCAR}} UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; holding the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.


Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American NASCAR driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; holding the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.

Tropes commonly associated with Ricky Rudd include
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* {{Badass Driver}} Ricky Rudd was in a hot summer race when the cooling system broke on the first lap and instead of giving up he had won the race and had to be taken to the hospital after victory lane.
* {{Crowning Momentof Awesome}} In 2001 Kevin Harvick almost spun him out but he saved the car and won the race any way.
* {{Game Breaking Injury}} In 1984 Ricky Rudd's eyes were swollen shut after a crash so he taped them open and posted a top ten in the next race.
* {{No One Could Survive That}} Ricky Rudd's horrible flip at Daytona in 1984. The results after the crash are listed above.
* {{Over Shadowed By Awesome}} In 1989 Rudd and Dale Earnhardt went door to door on the last lap and both of them spun costing Dale Earnhardt the championshop. Both teams had a fight after the race when asked what they were talking about Ricky said "Oh I dont know something about the weather?"
* {{Product Placement}} Did not like the idea of everyone mentioning every last sponsor on the car even said "They are just turning us into their puppets".
* {{Younger and Hipper}} One of the reasons Ricky said he was retiring "Racing is becoming a young man's sport"

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Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a former American NASCAR {{NASCAR}} driver. Rudd is known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR; holding the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR racing. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Rudd had made 788 consecutive starts. He retired in 2007 with 23 career wins under his belt. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.

Tropes !!Tropes commonly associated with Ricky Rudd include
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* {{Alliterative Name}}
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* {{Badass Driver}} BadassDriver: Ricky Rudd was in a hot summer race when the cooling system broke on the first lap and instead lap. Instead of giving up up, he had won the race and had to be taken to the hospital after victory lane.
* {{Crowning Momentof Awesome}} CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In 2001 2001, Kevin Harvick almost spun him out but he saved the car and won the race any way.
* {{Game Breaking Injury}} GameBreakingInjury: In 1984 1984, Ricky Rudd's eyes were swollen shut after a crash so crash. So he taped them open and posted a top ten in the next race.
* {{No One Could Survive That}} NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Ricky Rudd's horrible flip at Daytona in 1984. The results after the crash are listed above.
* {{Over Shadowed By Awesome}} OvershadowedByAwesome: In 1989 1989, Rudd and Dale Earnhardt Creator/DaleEarnhardt went door to door on the last lap and both of them spun out, costing Dale Earnhardt the championshop. championship. Both teams had a fight after the race when race. When asked what they were talking about Ricky said "Oh said, "Oh, I dont don't know something about the weather?"
* {{Product Placement}} ProductPlacement: Did not like the idea of everyone mentioning every last sponsor on the car and even said said, "They are just turning us into their puppets".
* {{Younger and Hipper}} YoungerAndHipper: One of the reasons Ricky said he was retiring "Racing was that "racing is becoming a young man's sport"sport."


** He also finished seventh the 1984 Daytona 500 with his eyes taped open after they swelled shut due to injuries from a violent flip earlier in Speedweeks.

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** He also finished seventh the 1984 Daytona 500 with his eyes taped open after they swelled shut due to injuries from a violent flip earlier in Speedweeks.


* {{Game Breaking Injury}} In 1984 Ricky Rudd's eyes were swollen shut after a crash so he taped them open and still won the next week.

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* {{Game Breaking Injury}} In 1984 Ricky Rudd's eyes were swollen shut after a crash so he taped them open and still won posted a top ten in the next week.race.


* {{Product Placement}} Ricky Rudd had many different teams and many differnt sponsors.

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* {{Product Placement}} Ricky Rudd had many different teams and many differnt sponsors.Did not like the idea of everyone mentioning every last sponsor on the car even said "They are just turning us into their puppets".


* {{Badass Driver}} Ricky Rudd Holds the record for most consecutive starts in racing no matter what he had to do to race

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* {{Badass Driver}} Ricky Rudd Holds was in a hot summer race when the record for most consecutive starts in racing no matter what cooling system broke on the first lap and instead of giving up he had won the race and had to do be taken to racethe hospital after victory lane.

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