All Time Total of Cup Series Crashes

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  1. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    The worst driver of the decade thread made me decide to share my crash stats project, which I plan on turning into a book at some point. As some may have seen in my posts about it before I have tracked the number of crashes by Cup drivers by digging through all 2000+ Cup series races on racing reference. I started this 2 years ago. The totals for drivers include all races including the Duels, Clash, All Star race, and back in the day there were other qualifying races and consolation races. The only limit is on available results. For example its not until the 90s that you have caution flag reasons listed for all races. In those cases I can only go by if it lists the dnf as crashed. Because of this the top of the list heavily favors modern drivers because for example the 1949 season only had data that totaled 11 crashes. I'm working on getting percentages based off starts but that is a slow math process as this list includes 1168 drivers. The key to having a lot seems to be either not that great with an inexplicably long career such as #1 driver Michael Waltrip. A driver like Richard Petty has it based off of longevity. Interestingly depending on how his 2020 season goes Kurt Busch could overtake Michael Waltrip.

    Driver Career Total
    Michael Waltrip 255
    Kurt Busch 239
    Bobby Labonte 198
    Jimmie Johnson 188
    Ryan Newman 182
    Kasey Kahne 180
    Kyle Petty 178
    Kyle Busch 176
    Jimmy Spencer 176
    Jamie McMurray 175
    Sterling Marlin 172
    Ken Schrader 171
    Ricky Rudd 169
    Dale Earnhardt Jr 168
    Joe Nemechek 168
    Dale Jarrett 168
    Richard Petty 166
    Geoffrey Bodine 164
    Mark Martin 164
    Robby Gordon 161
    Matt Kenseth 154
    Jeff Gordon 151
    Martin Truex Jr 149
    Jeff Burton 149
    David Ragan 148
    Tony Stewart 147
    Rusty Wallace 146
    Clint Bowyer 142
    John Andretti 141
    Derrike Cope 139
    Terry Labonte 138
    Denny Hamlin 136
    Elliott Sadler 136
    Dave Blaney 133
    Casey Mears 133
    Brett Bodine 125
    Dave Marcis 123
    Greg Biffle 123
    Kevin Harvick 121
    Paul Menard 118
    Joey Logano 116
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr 116
    Brian Vickers 115
    Dale Earnhardt 114
    Lake Speed 113
    A.J Allmendinger 111
    Ward Burton 109
    Brad Keselowski 109
    Bill Elliott 106
    Dick Trickle 105
    Greg Sacks 104
    David Gilliland 103
    Jeremy Mayfield 103
    Carl Edwards 102
    Darrell Waltrip 101
    Ernie Irvan 101
    Morgan Shepherd 98
    Harry Gant 96
    Todd Bodine 93
    Hut Stricklin 92
    Juan Pablo Montoya 91
    Kyle Larson 89
    Mike Skinner 87
    Aric Almirola 86
    Bobby Hillin Jr 85
    Danica Patrick 85
    Buddy Baker 85
    Cale Yarborough 84
    Sam Hornish Jr 83
    Robert Pressley 82
    Jeff Green 82
    Rick Mast 82
    Marcos Ambrose 81
    Kenny Wallace 80
    Reed Sorenson 79
    Travis Kvapil 76
    Trevor Bayne 75
    Ricky Craven 73
    David Stremme 73
    Jerry Nadeau 73
    Bobby Hamilton 70
    J.J Yeley 68
    Austin Dillon 67
    Johnny Benson Jr 65
    Regan Smith 65
    Rick Wilson 64
    Chad Little 64
    Mike Wallace 63
    David Reutimann 63
    Neil Bonnett 62
    Bobby Allison 60
    Phil Parsons 60
    Ted Musgrave 59
    Jimmy Means 58
    Steve Park 58
    Benny Parsons 57
    Alan Kulwicki 56
    Michael McDowell 56
    Scott Riggs 54
    Dick Brooks 53
    Wally Dallenbach Jr 53
    Landon Cassill 52
    Davey Allison 51
    Alex Bowman 51
    David Pearson 49
    Mike Bliss 48
    Joe Ruttman 43
    Tim Richmond 43
    Erik Jones 43
    Chase Elliott 43
    J.D McDuffie 42
    Ryan Blaney 42
    Tony Raines 39
    Steve Grissom 37
    Chris Buescher 37
    Eddie Bierschwale 35
    Matt DiBenedetto 34
    Junior Johnson 33
    Kevin Lepage 33
    Scott Wimmer 33
    Daniel Suarez 33
    James Hylton 32
    Kenny Irwin Jr 32
    Brendan Gaughan 32
    Cole Whitt 32
    Ty Dillon 32
    Brian Scott 32
    Michael Annett 32
    Lennie Pond 29
    G.C Spencer 28
    Chuck Bown 28
    Bobby Isaac 27
    Buddy Arrington 27
    Jimmy Hensley 27
    Ron Bouchard 27
    Buckshot Jones 27
    Johnny Sauter 27
    Ken Ragan 26
    Scott Speed 26
    Justin Allgaier 26
    Darrell Wallace Jr 26
    Wendell Scott 25
    Jeff Purvis 25
    Loy Allen Jr 25
    William Byron 25
    Jim Sauter 24
    Donnie Allison 23
    Rich Bickle 23
    Josh Wise 23
    Jeffery Earnhardt 23
    Hermie Sadler 22
    Corey LaJoie 22
    Elmo Langley 21
    Tiny Lund 21
    Darel Dieringer 21
    Richard Childress 21
    Gary Bradberry 21
    Jason Leffler 21
    Jack Smith 20
    LeeRoy Yarbrough 20
    Earl Brooks 20
    Tighe Scott 20
    Ronnie Thomas 20
    Larry Pearson 20
    Rob Moroso 20
    Scott Pruett 20
    Curtis Turner 19
    Fireball Roberts 19
    Bobby Johns 19
    Neil Castles 19
    H.B Bailey 19
    Bobby Wawak 19
    Tommy Gale 19
    Jody Ridley 19
    Trevor Boys 19
    Randy LaJoie 19
    Jack Sprague 19
    Boris Said 19
    Ryan Preece 19
    Herb Thomas 18
    Henley Gray 18
    Tommy Ellis 18
    Jim Paschal 17
    Joe Weatherly 17
    Roy Tyner 17
    Marvin Panch 17
    Cecil Gordon 17
    Joe Millikan 17
    Stacy Compton 17
    Patrick Carpentier 17
    Buck Baker 16
    Fred Lorenzen 16
    Tom Pistone 16
    Frank Warren 16
    D.K Ulrich 16
    Jimmy Horton 16
    David Green 16
    Casey Atwood 16
    Lee Petty 15
    Bill Champion 15
    Ned Jarrett 15
    Coo Coo Marlin 15
    Jeb Burton 15
    Daniel Hemric 15
    Johnny Allen 14
    Rex White 14
    A.J Foyt 14
    Pete Hamilton 14
    Rick Newsom 14
    Connie Saylor 14
    Phil Barkdoll 14
    Stanton Barrett 14
    Joey Gase 14
    J.T Putney 13
    Dick Hutcherson 13
    Walter Ballard 13
    Grant Adcox 13
    Elton Sawyer 13
    Bobby Hamilton Jr 13
    Jabe Thomas 12
    Charlie Glotzbach 12
    Dick May 12
    Joe Frasson 12
    Gary Balough 12
    Bill Elswick 12
    Mike Alexander 12
    Mickey Gibbs 12
    Stanley Smith 12
    Gray Gaulding 12
    Cotton Owens 11
    Jim Reed 11
    Paul Goldsmith 11
    Tommy Irwin 11
    Jimmy Pardue 11
    Johnny Rutherford 11
    Bruce Hill 11
    Slick Johnson 11
    Carl Long 11
    Andy Houston 11
    Andy Lally 11
    Brett Moffitt 11
    Fonty Flock 10
    Speedy Thompson 10
    Bub Strickler 10
    Jim Vandiver 10
    Richie Panch 10
    Brad Teague 10
    Chet Fillip 10
    Ken Bouchard 10
    Billy Standridge 10
    Ron Hornaday Jr 10
    Larry Foyt 10
    Max Papis 10
    Ryan Truex 10
    Banjo Matthews 9
    Larry Frank 9
    Paul Lewis 9
    Bunkie Blackburn 9
    Larry Thomas 9
    Doug Cooper 9
    Wayne Smith 9
    Bill Seifert 9
    Don Tarr 9
    Ed Negre 9
    Ron Keselowski 9
    Roger Hamby 9
    Mike Potter 9
    Delma Cowart 9
    Christian Fittipaldi 9
    Matt Tifft 9
    Jimmie Lewallen 8
    Roy Mayne 8
    Bud Moore 8
    Jim Hurtubise 8
    Raymond Williams 8
    Dean Dalton 8
    Baxter Price 8
    Marty Robbins 8
    Stan Barrett 8
    Clark Dwyer 8
    Rodney Combs 8
    Butch Miller 8
    Ross Chastain 8
    Roscoe Thompson 7
    Billy Myers 7
    Hershel McGriff 7
    Tim Flock 7
    Ralph Ligouri 7
    Bob Welborn 7
    Doug Yates 7
    Ralph Moody 7
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    Norm Palmer 1
    Gary Myers 1
    Woody Fisher 1
    Gary Johnson 1
    Vince Giamformaggio 1
    Steve Pfiefer 1
    Jeff Halverson 1
    Steve Gray 1
    Sandy Santullo 1
    Jimmy Finger 1
    Robert Tartaglia 1
    Steve Peles 1
    Butch Mock 1
    Junior Miller 1
    Kenny Hemphill 1
    Steve Spencer 1
    Henry Jones 1
    John Greenwood 1
    Randy Ogden 1
    Bill Osborne 1
    Joey Arrington 1
    Tommy Houston 1
    Ricky Knotts 1
    Buck Simmons 1
    Gary Baker 1
    Terry Herman 1
    Jim Robinson 1
    Bob Riley 1
    Harry Dinwiddie 1
    J.R Charbonneau 1
    Robin McCall 1
    Bob Jarvis 1
    Jimmy Walker 1
    Bob Slawinski 1
    Laurent Rioux 1
    Don Satterfield 1
    Dick Skillen 1
    Randy Becker 1
    Bosco Lowe 1
    Alan West 1
    Scott Miller 1
    Bob Penrod 1
    Bob Fox 1
    Phil Good 1
    Jim Southard 1
    Gene Coyle 1
    Jerry Churchill 1
    Jim Hurlbert 1
    Natz Peters 1
    Craig Spetman 1
    Jeff McDuffie 1
    Mike Laws 1
    Johnny Coy Jr 1
    Bryan Baker 1
    Cliff Hucul 1
    Tommie Crozier 1
    Howard Rose 1
    Al Unser 1
    Terry Petris 1
    Wayne Slark 1
    Doug French 1
    Charlie Rudolph 1
    Ron Shephard 1
    Patrick Latimer 1
    Jesse Samples Jr 1
    Roy Smith 1
    Dana Patten 1
    Ruben Garcia 1
    RIck Jeffrey 1
    John Lawes 1
    John Linville 1
    Ron Esau 1
    Philip Duffie 1
    Ricky Woodward 1
    Mark Reed 1
    Tommy Riggins 1
    Jack Sellers 1
    Ted Kennedy 1
    Bill Sedgwick 1
    Steve Perry 1
    Kim Campbell 1
    Irv Hoerr 1
    R.K Smith 1
    Bill Meacham 1
    Stan Fox 1
    Jeff McClure 1
    Dirk Stephens 1
    Jerry Hill 1
    Johnny Chapman 1
    Geoff Brabham 1
    Doug George 1
    Shane Hall 1
    Steve Seligman 1
    Ron Burns 1
    Randy Nelson 1
    Motohiro Nakaji 1
    Dennis Setzer 1
    Mike Dillon 1
    Mike Ciochetti 1
    Glen Morgan 1
    Jason Keller 1
    Austin Cameron 1
    Jorge Goeters 1
    Andy Belmont 1
    Mike Garvey 1
    Terry Cook 1
    Mattias Ekstrom 1
    Steve Wallace 1
    Brian Keselowski 1
    Stephen Leicht 1
    Paulie Harraka 1
    Kevin Swindell 1
    Blake Koch 1
    Matt Crafton 1
    Ryan Ellis 1
    Mark Thompson 1
    Jesse Little 1
    Chad Finchum 1
    Harrison Rhodes 1
    Austin Theriault 1
    Blake Jones 1
    Spencer Boyd 1
    Kyle Weatherman 1
    Quin Houff 1
    Justin Haley 1
     
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  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Wow, good job, that's amazing
     
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  3. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Thanks, its been a long project I'm debating what to do next currently leaning towards Xfinity, nothing should be the level of Cup though either because fewer races or lack of records.
     
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  4. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Chuck Meekins ... 3 wrecks.

    Also 3 lead lap finishes during his 24 race, 5 year career as a professional racecar driver. Statistical throwaway?
     
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  5. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Dale Earnhardt and Bill Elliott have impressively low numbers. Kevin Harvick's number is impressive too.

    It's also a pretty good way to compare eras. Crashes seem to be more common nowadays than they did 20 years ago. Of course, there's a lot less respect on track in today's NASCAR, and a handful of drivers with a "win no matter what" mentality even if it means wrecking others, and then there's the manufactured drama - debris cautions, stage races, cautions flying for anything and everything late in a race which sets up more chaos, etc.
     
  6. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Sr actually didn't crash out of a race from like 87 to 94 which is crazy since when you think of Dale it's the I just wa ted to rattle his cage. Bill Elliott had 1 season with more then 5 crashes and that was 6.
     
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  7. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    In still doing career percentages like I said but I'm pretty sure I will find someone who wrecked twice in 1 career race.
     
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  8. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    I’m sure you will. I picked that guy off your list randomly. In his era, he could (and did) finish 4th several laps down to record a top five.

    Obviously, he wasn’t as bad as Ricardo Stenhouse.
     
  9. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    And people had the nerve to say Trevor Bayne was the worst driver of the decade. Look at all those with more wrecks than him.
     
  10. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    ^^ Or Trevor Bayne.
     
  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    And most of them have more wins. Winning and championships excuse a lot.
     
  12. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    Very interesting. David Pearson and Bobby Allison's rate of wins versus crashes is very impressive imo.

    I wonder how badly Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip skewed their ratios by racing much longer than they should have.
     
  13. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I know it is a Cup thread but the amount of crashes that Stephen Wallace had in the Grand National series is still very disturbing.

    I had to get psychological counseling after watching it all. I even studied Old Testament laws and considered getting into politics simply to reinstitute Stoning for the worst offenses, and Wallace was the first offender I had in mind.
     
  14. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Team Owner

    You would think crashes had to increase as a result of the double file restarts.

    Another interesting stat would be some sort of ratio of starts vs crashes

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  15. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Too late.

    Steve was already stoned.
     
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  16. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Petty definitely did he had a rough late 80s and 90s
     
  17. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Starts vs crashes is something I'm working on, it's just counting what I counted as starts and 1,168 math problems.
     
  18. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    There are a lot of factors, that being one. Late race cautions. More and more slower cars, and more hacks out there. Lapped cars no longer racing with respect and taking leaders out. A LOT more aggression because of things like the playoffs and "win and you're in." A lot more drivers who are more aggressive (Kyle, Kurt, Kez, Logano, Harvick, Larson).

    A bunch of today's drivers learned to race by watching Days of Thunder, playing videogames, and being told to Raise Hell and Praise Dale. A bunch of them believe that you do whatever it takes to win, even if it means deliberately crashing your opponents.

    The one thing that will bring some of these stats down in the future is how slow these cars are now, thus easier to drive, which means fewer wrecks caused by ill-handling cars.
     
  19. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    We have seen a dip since 2016 in totals, 2005 if I recall without pulling it up had the most. I'LL post season totals and drivers who lead each season tomorrow when I'm on my conputer.
     
  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Is 2016 when NASCAR instituted the 5-minute repair clock? Sending questionable cars to the garage instead of letting them restart may be one reason for that dip.
     
  21. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Team Owner

    Are these numbers if crashes or number of times someone crashed out? Some guys would spin a wrecked race car 2 or 3 times

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  22. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Who TF is Dario Franchetti? :D
     
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  23. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Another one of those Young Guns who came to Cup too soon and whose career would have benefited from another season or two of development in the Xfinity series. :D
     
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  24. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    But, how many wrecks did Sr. cause? :)
    Pretty sure you have longest post of the year wrapped up.
    Thanks for sharing, very interesting!
     
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  25. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    I just knew Justin Haley was the best NASCAR driver ever.
     
  26. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Number of crashes so you have multiple in a race Ricky Stenhouse Jr holds the record with 6 that memorable night at Daytona
     
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  27. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    By chance, I came upon a familiar name.

    When do you plan to alphabetize the list (by number of crashes)? :D
     
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  28. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    When that becomes in anyway important:p or I have a last car esque website for it
     
  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Gotcha.

    Any idea where Trevor Boys sits on the list?
     
  30. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Bobby Hillin Jr.?
     
  31. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    He has 19 Buddie Boys is also on the list
     
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  32. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    85
     
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  33. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Here is each season, the number of crashes, the driver who led the series, and that drivers total.


    Season #of crashes Champion champion total

    2005 519 Kasey Kahne 19

    2016 481 Brian Scott 21

    2007 475 David Ragan 24

    2003 466 Todd Bodine
    Dale Jarrett
    Casey Mears 15

    2014 458 Danica Patrick 18

    2011 452 Brian Vickers 23

    2017 449 Danica Patrick 21

    2009 447 David Stremme 24

    2006 430 J.J Yeley 18

    2004 430 Robby Gordon 18

    2008 417 Sam Hornish Jr 20

    2010 413 Marcos Ambrose 19

    2015 410 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 21

    2002 389 Steve Park 16

    2013 387 Kyle Busch 16

    2018 386 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 18

    2019 381 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 21

    1997 377 Derrike Cope
    Mike Skinner 14

    2001 370 Robert Pressley 17

    1998 368 Jerry Nadeau 16

    1995 358 Jimmy Spencer 19

    1991 355 Richard Petty 19

    1994 350 Jimmy Spencer 15

    2000 347 Scott Pruett 19

    2012 345 Kurt Busch 15

    1990 326 Rob Moroso 17

    1996 319 Robert Pressley 18

    1989 309 Michael Waltrip 12

    1999 304 John Andretti
    Johnny Benson Jr 12

    1988 296 Richard Petty
    Michael Waltrip 12

    1993 294 Jeff Gordon 11

    1986 269 Kyle Petty
    Joe Ruttman
    Dale Earnhardt 10

    1992 251 Davey Allison 12

    1987 250 Geoffrey Bodine 14

    1984 201 Tim Richmond 11

    1980 187 Bill Elswick 10

    1979 166 Dale Earnhardt 8

    1983 157 Geoffrey Bodine 8

    1965 156 Tom Pistone 7

    1985 154 Ron Bouchard
    Kyle Petty 8

    1981 150 Tim Richmond 8

    1982 142 Dale Earnhardt 8

    1967 133 Jim Paschal 7

    1968 115 Buddy Baker 7

    1973 114 Richard Petty 6

    1963 112 Rex White 6

    1956 110 Ralph Moody 6

    1961 107 Junior Johnson 5

    1951 100 Herb Thomas 5

    1969 98 Cale Yarborough 6

    1970 96 Benny Parsons 7

    1960 96 Roy Tyner
    Joe Weatherly 4

    1964 91 Larry Thomas
    David Pearson 6

    1974 90 Richie Panch 5

    1957 89 Marvin Panch 5

    1976 86 Dick Brooks 5

    1978 83 Benny Parsons 5

    1972 80 Walter Ballard
    Joe Frasson
    Buddy Baker
    Cecil Gordon
    Bobby Isaac 4

    1962 79 Tommy Irwin
    Fred Lorenzen
    Nelson Stacy 4

    1955 76 Gordon Smith 4

    1975 75 Coo Coo Marlin
    Dick Brooks
    Cale Yarborough 4

    1971 71 Walter Ballard
    Benny Parsons
    G.C Spencer
    Charlie Glotzbach 3

    1954 70 Elton Hildreth
    Herb Thomas 3

    1966 67 Bobby Isaac
    Darel Dieringer
    Buddy Baker
    J.D McDuffie 4

    1958 67 Junior Johnson 6

    1952 60 Tim Flock 3

    1977 56 Tighe Scott 4

    1959 51 Richard Petty 3

    1953 42 Curtis Turner
    Herschel Buchanan
    Bill Blair
    Gene Comstock
    Elton Hildreth 2

    1950 29 Louise Smith
    Tommy Thompson 2

    1949 11 Lee Petty
    Buckshot Morris
    Felix Wilkes
    Sara Christian
    Red Byron
    Bob Smith
    Walter Minx
    Chick DiNatalie
    Pepper Cunningham
    Lee Schmidt
    Slick Smith 1
     
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  34. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Danica and Stenhouse combine for 5 of the last 6 years of the most crashes.
     
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  35. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

    Stephen Wallace in a race car, is as useless as tits on a boar hog. :booya:
     
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  36. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I wonder if Dad Rusty got psychological help. Dad Rusty who was footing the bill for young Stephen's wreckathon and ironically was announcing many of Steven's (that was what Rusty called him thru clenched teeth) stupidity while watching the $$ signs fly out the window was on the one hand pitiful, but I also couldn't quit laughing. Glad it didn't last long Wallace was painful to watch.
     
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  37. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    :fixed:
     
  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Considering Elliott's and Sr's lack of wreck numbers, they were also racing more short tracks back in the day that should have more wrecks than the newer track schedules.
     
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  39. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Greg's post is an all time great post.

    Holy ****.

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  40. Mark

    Mark Gasman

    What would improve this list would be to divide total wrecks of each driver by career total # of races to get a better idea of how often they wrecked. Wrecks per race if you will. Streme, for example, would jump far up the list.
     

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