Ricky Rudd Net Worth

Ricky Rudd Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ricky Rudd net worth is
$25 Million

Ricky Rudd Wiki Biography

Ricky Rudd was born on the 12th September of 1956, in Norfolk County, Virginia, USA and is a former professional racing driver. He participated in 906 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series between the years 1975 and 2007, obtaining 23 victories and 374 top five finishes. Aside from racing in the NASCAR Cup, Rudd raced the International Race of Champions in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2001. He did not get a victory in 17 races, although he was a champion in 1992. He retired from professional sport in 2007. In 2010, Rudd was inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame.

How much is the net worth of Ricky Rudd? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the total wealth of the former racing driver is over $25 million, as of the data given in early 2017. NASCAR has been the major source of Rudd’s fortune.

Ricky Rudd Net Worth $25 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Norfolk County, and became interested in racing at an early age, and participated in motocross and karting.

Concerning his professional career, Rudd made his debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series being 19 years old in 1975 and made his breakthrough in 1982, reaching the 9th place in the championship. He won his first two races in 1983 and again managed to reach the 9th position overall. He suffered an injury in a qualifying race for the Daytona 500 in 1984, despite this, he competed in the race. He drove in a stable manner over the next four years, but was never close to challenge for winning the championship. He took a few race wins, and reached 5th place in 1986 during his contract with Bud Moore Engineering. After a couple of years signed with King Racing, Rudd became a part of the absolute top of the battle in 1991, when he finished 2nd in total driving with Hendrick Motorsports. Neither 1992 nor 1993 gave the same success, and for the season 1994 Rudd’s launched his own team Rudd Performance Motorsports, and with the team, he continued to be a race winner and was the 5th overall. He won at least one race every year until 1998, which allowed him to share the record with Rusty Wallace in NASCAR, when it comes to winning races the most consecutive years (16 years).

When the sponsor Tide left the team, Rudd decided to shut it down. He joined the team as a driver for Robert Yates Racing and again finished 5th in the championship in 2000, and won two races in 2001 and a race in 2002, which was his last victory. He drove his last race in 2006 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Ford 400, and early in 2007 he announced his retirement.

To summarise, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the outright size of Rudd net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of Ricky Rudd, he has been married to Linda Burchuk since 1975, and they have one child.

Full NameRicky Rudd
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1956
Place Of BirthNorfolk County, Virginia, USA
ProfessionFormer racing driver, analyst for Speed Channel's "SPEED Center"
EducationIndian River High School
SpouseLinda Burchuk (m. 1975)
ParentsMargaret (née McMannen), Alvin R. Rudd, Sr.
SiblingsCarolyn Elaine Wax, Al Rudd Jr.
AwardsWinston Cup Series Rookie of the Year (1977), Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998), 2006 Virginian of the Year, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (2007), Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame (2010)
NominationsIROC Champion (1992), Brickyard 400 (Winner, 1997), 2006 Dan Wheldon Cup (Robo-Pong 200, winner), Most career starts in Nextel Cup Series modern era (906), Daytona Beach Stock car Hall of Fame (by Rotary International, 2014)
MoviesStroker Ace (1983)
TV ShowsTV show "Dallas" (2013), Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Nextel Cup Series, Daytona 500
1Will be driving the #21 Wood Brothers Ford Motorcraft Ford at Daytona [January 2003]
2After coming out of retirement and driving the 2007 season for Yates Racing, he is now officially retired for good. [January 2008]
3His final win as an owner-driver came at Martinsville Speedway in September 1998. The cooling system in his car broke down with him leading the race with 58 laps to go, and this, coupled with outdoor temperatures in the upper 90's, caused him to suffer burns and blisters on his body and heat exhaustion. He finished the race and won, but conducted all his post-race interviews on his back wearing an oxygen mask.
4Finished a career-high 2nd in Winston Cup points in 1991 to Dale Earnhardt.
5Uncle of Skeet Ulrich.
6Drove three seasons for Wood Brothers Racing and retired after the 2005 season. Was out of racing for a season before coming out of retirement and driving the full 2007 season for Yates Racing.
7In his 2007 "comeback season", he won a Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying race at Daytona and sat on the outside pole for the 2007 Daytona 500.
81997 winner of the Brickyard 400.
9Won at least one race every season from 1983 to 1998, but never more than two in a season. Was winless in his last year as an owner-driver, 1999, and his first year with Robert Yates in 2000, but rebounded to win twice in 2001 and for the last time in 2002. Ironically, both his first (Riverside) and last (Infineon) career wins came on road courses in California.
101977 Rookie of the year
11Has driven for: Al Rudd, Bill Champion, DiGard Racing, Richard Childress, Bud Moore, Kenny Bernstein, Hendrick Motorsports, Rudd Performance Motorsports, and Robert Yates Racing.
12In 1983, Ricky Rudd won his first NASCAR race at the Defunct Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California.
13Has almost 700 starts in a race car


Stroker Ace1983NASCAR Driver


Yellow Mountain Road: The James Hylton Story2007TV Movie special thanks


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Sharp Aquos 5002007TV MovieHimself
2007 Pennsylvania 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #88 Combos Ford
NASCAR Nextel Cup Allstate 4002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #88 Snickers Ford
Sony HD 5002005TV MovieHimself
Bass Pro Shops MBNA 5002004TV MovieHimself - Driver: #21 Motorcraft-Rent-A-Center Ford
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1996 Daytona 5001996TV MovieHimself - Driver: #10 Tide Ford
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