Nascar Briefs

Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 1:00am

Red-hot Rudd hopes to junk

Ricky Rudd is in the mood for ending streaks.

On Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the 44-year-old Rudd ended his 88-race winless streak with a victory in the Pocono 500. The last time Rudd claimed victory was September of 1998 at Martinsville Speedway.

On July 7, Rudd hopes to end another winless streak in the 43rd annual Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway, a race track that the 44-year-old driver still has yet to win a points race.

Rudd, who drives the No. 28 Texaco-Havoline Ford for Robert Yates Racing, has won a non-points race at the

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