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Johnson, Newman climb past Schrader on NASCAR’s ‘Ironman’ list

With their respective starts in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman have moved up to ninth on the all-time consecutive starts list in NASCAR history. Both drivers now stand on 580 consecutive starts as they passed Ken Schrader on Sunday afternoon.

Johnson’s and Newman’s streaks both began with the start of the 2002 season and are two of five drivers with active streaks of over 500 consecutive starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Both Johnson and Newman hold the longest current streaks in the sport as well.

RELATED: Longest active consecutive starts streaks in NASCAR’s top series

David Ragan also celebrated a milestone with his 400th consecutive start on Sunday. Last month, at his home track of Atlanta, Ragan made his 400th career start in the series.

Jeff Gordon holds the longest consecutive starts streak at 797 starts from the last race of 1992 to his last full-time start in 2015.

Take a look below at the longest consecutive starts streaks in NASCAR. (*-denotes an active streak; stats in chart are updated through Sunday’s race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix)

 Rank  Driver  Consecutive starts  Length of streak
 1  Jeff Gordon  797  11/15/92 to 11/22/15
 2  Ricky Rudd  788  1/11/81 to 11/20/05
 3  Bobby Labonte  704  2/14/93 to 6/23/13
 4  Rusty Wallace  697  2/19/84 to 11/20/05
 5  Terry Labonte  655  1/14/79 to 7/23/00
 6  Dale Earnhardt  648  9/9/79 to 2/18/01
 7  Jeff Burton  628  3/24/96 to 11/17/13
 8  Mark Martin  621  2/14/88 to 3/18/07
 t-9  Jimmie Johnson*  580  2/17/02 to current
 t-9  Ryan Newman*  580  2/17/02 to current
 11  Ken Schrader  579  2/17/85 to 7/27/03
 12  Kevin Harvick*  572  4/21/02 to current
 13  Matt Kenseth  571  2/20/00 to 11/1/15
 14  Jamie McMurray*  548  10/27/02 to current
 15  Tony Stewart  521  2/14/99 to 8/4/13
 16  Richard Petty  513  11/14/71 to 3/19/89
 17  Kasey Kahne*  508  2/15/04 to current
 18  Greg Biffle  501  3/9/03 to 11/20/16
 19  Dale Earnhardt Jr.  461  11/21/99 to 10/7/12
 20  Carl Edwards  437  10/24/04 to 11/20/16
 t-21  Clint Bowyer*  436  2/19/06 to current
 t-21  Martin Truex Jr.*  436  2/19/06 to current
 23  Darrell Waltrip  431  1/18/76 to 6/24/90
 24  Dale Jarrett  424  10/9/94 to 4/29/07
 25  David Ragan*  400  2/18/07 to current