Rudd earned the 1983 Daytona 500 pole and won the ‘97 Brickyard 400. He joined the roster of champions competing in five International Race of Champions seasons, winning the title in his first year (‘92) in the global all-star series. Rudd won NASCAR’s Rookie of the Year in 1977. He was named one of NASCAR’s “50 Greatest Drivers” in 1998 and “Virginian of the Year” in 2006. Plus, Rudd is his own “road course ringer:” His first Cup victory came at the Riverside Raceway and his final Cup win came at the technical 12-turn Sonoma Raceway road course.