Sprint Cup Series All-Time Winners

Updated 8-23-2014

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All Time Driver wins list
Winners of a race in Sprint Cup, Nationwide & Trucks
2nd Place Finishes
Last driver to win from 43rd starting spot
Win Streaks
Starts between wins
Closest Cup Race Finishes
All time winners running the COT w/wing
To the rear winners in 2009
Most Starts - No Wins
Quickest wins by a driver
Fastest to 10 wins
Fastest to 50 wins
Fastest to 40 wins
Race winner, only led ONE lap
only TWO Birthday winners....ever
Driver wins before age 25
Foreign born drivers win
Youngest Race Winners
Oldest Race Winners
Road Course Wins: All-Time
Top-10 highest Win %
Runner-up Champs
1-2 & 1-2-3 finishes
Most 2nd Placed before a win
Wins by Brothers
Most race winners in a season
Sprint Cup races where winner led last lap only
North Carolina drivers shut out of a win in 2007
2008 Rain out winners
Drivers with the most wins in each Season
Owners Wins
Season Start Records
driver to win race, but miss next race
3-4 more consecutive wins list
Four Straight Wins in an Event
Allison wins 84? or 85?
Seven straight wins at track is record
Memorial / Labor Day weekend sweeps
Winners of Cup & NNS Daytona race, same year
Team record for wins in a row

No. Rank Driver Wins Championships Championship
Years
Runner-Up
Championship
1 1 Petty, Richard (HOF) 200 7 1964,1967,1971,1972,1974,1975,1979 6
2 2 Pearson, David (HOF) 105 3 1966,1968,1969  
3 3 Gordon, Jeff 91 4 1995,1997,1998,2001 2
4 4 Allison, Bobby (HOF) 84 1 1983 5
5   Waltrip, Darrell (HOF) 84 3 1981,1982,1985 3
6 5 Yarborough, Cale (HOF) 83 3 1976,1977,1978 3
7 6 Earnhardt, Dale (HOF) 76 7 1980,1986,1987,1990,1991,1993,1994 3
8 7 Johnson, Jimmie 69 6 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2013 2
9 8 Wallace, Rusty (HOF) 55 1 1989 2
10 9 Petty, Lee (HOF) 54 3 1954,1958,1959 3
11 10 Jarrett, Ned (HOF) 50 2 1961,1965 1
12   Johnson, Junior (HOF) 50    
13 11 Thomas, Herb (HOF) 48 2 1951,1953 2
14   Stewart, Tony 48 3 2002, 2005, 2011 1
15 12 Baker, Buck (HOF) 46 2 1956,1957 2
16 13 Elliott, Bill (HOF) 44 1 1988 3
17 14 Martin, Mark 40   5
18 15 Flock, Tim (HOF) 39 2 1952,1955 1
19 16 Isaac, Bobby 37 1 1970 1
20 17 Roberts, Fireball (HOF) 33   1
21 18 Jarrett, Dale (HOF) 32 1 1999 1
22 19 Kenseth, Matt 31 1 2003 2
23 20 Busch, Kyle 29      
24 20 White, Rex (HOF) 28 1 1960 1
25 21 Lorenzen, Fred (HOF) 26    
26 22 Busch, Kurt 25 1 2004  
27   Harvick, Kevin 25      
28   Paschal, Jim 25    
29   Weatherly, Joe (HOF) 25 2 1962,1963  
30 23 Hamlin, Denny 24     1
31 24 Rudd, Ricky 23     1
32   Edwards, Carl 23     2
33 25 Earnhardt, Dale Jr. 22      
34   Labonte, Terry 22 2 1984,1996  
35 26 Burton, Jeff 21      
36   Labonte, Bobby 21 1 2000 1
37   Parsons, Benny 21 1 1973  
38   Smith, Jack 21      
39 27 Thompson, Speedy 20      
40 28 Allison, Davey 19      
41   Baker, Buddy 19      
42   Biffle, Greg 19     1
43   Flock, Fonty 19      
44 29 Bodine, Geoffrey 18      
45   Bonnett, Neil 18      
46   Gant, Harry 18     1
47 30 Newman, Ryan 17      
48   Panch, Marvin 17     1
49   Turner, Curtis 17      
50 31 Kahne, Kasey 16      
51 32 Irvan, Ernie 15      
52 33 Hutcherson, Dick 14     1
53   Yarborough, Leeroy 14      
54 34 Rathmann, Dick 13      
55   Richmond, Tim 13      
56   Keselowski, Brad 13 1 2012  
57 35 Allison, Donnie 10      
58   Marlin, Sterling 10      
59 36 Goldsmith, Paul 9      
60   Owens, Cotton (HOF) 9     1
61   Welborn, Bob 9      
62 37 Bowyer, Clint 8     1
63   Petty, Kyle 8      
64 38 Dieringer, Darel 7      
65   Foyt, A. J. 7      
66   McMurray, Jamie 7      
67   Reed, Jim 7      
68   Teague, Marshall 7      
69 39 Logano, Joey 6      
70 40 Burton, Ward 5      
71   Gurney, Dan 5      
72   Kulwicki, Alan 5 1 1992  
73   Lund, Tiny 5      
74   Marcis, Dave 5     1
75   Mayfield, Jeremy 5      
76   Moody, Ralph 5      
77 41 Dane, Lloyd 4      
78   Flock, Bob 4      
79   Glotzbach, Charlie 4      
80   Gray, Eddie 4      
81   Hamilton, Bobby 4      
82   Hamilton, Pete 4      
83   Jones, Parnelli 4      
84   McGriff, Hershel 4      
85   Nemechek, Joe 4      
86   Pagan, Eddie 4      
87   Schrader, Ken 4      
88   Shepherd, Morgan 4      
89   Stacy, Nelson 4      
90   Wade, Billy 4      
91   Waltrip, Michael 4      
92   Wood, Glen (HOF) 4      
93 42 Blair, Bill 3      
94   Gordon, Robby 3      
95   Linder, Dick 3      
96   Mundy, Frank 3      
97   Sadler, Elliott 3      
98   Staley, Gwyn 3      
99   Vickers, Brian 3      
100 43 Ambrose, Marcos 2      
101   Andretti, John 2      
102   Beauchamp, Johnny 2      
103   Byron, Red 2 1 1949  
104   Cope, Derrike 2      
105   Craven, Ricky 2      
106   Elder, Ray 2      
107   Hylton, James 2     3
108   Johns, Bobby 2      
109   Johnson, Joe Lee 2      
110   Keller, Al 2      
111   Langley, Elmo 2      
112   Letner, Danny 2      
113   Montoya, Juan Pablo 2      
114   Myers, Billy 2      
115   Pardue, Jimmy 2      
116   Park, Steve 2      
117   Pistone, Tom 2      
118   Porter, Marvin 2      
119   Ragan, David 2      
120   Reutimann, David 2      
121   Sosebee, Gober 2      
122   Spencer, Jimmy 2      
123   Truex Jr., Martin 2      
124   Zervakis, Emanuel 2      
125 44 Allen, Johnny 1      
126   Allmendinger, AJ 1      
127   Almirola, Aric 1      
128   Amick, Bill 1      
129   Andretti, Mario 1      
130   Balmer, Earl 1      
131   Bayne, Trevor 1      
132   Benson, Johnny 1      
133   Bodine, Brett 1      
134   Bouchard, Ron 1      
135   Brickhouse, Richard 1      
136   Brooks, Dick 1      
137   Burdick, Bob 1      
138   Burke, Marvin 1      
139   Cole, Neil 1      
140   Cook, Jim 1      
141   Donohue, Mark 1      
142   Eubanks, Joe 1      
143   Figaro, Lou 1      
144   Florian, Jimmy 1      
145   Frank, Larry 1      
146   Graves, Danny 1      
147   Hagerty, Royce 1      
148   Hillin, Bobby 1      
149   Hurtubise, Jim 1      
150   Kieper, John 1      
151   Kite, Harold 1      
152   Lewis, Paul 1      
153   Mantz, Johnny 1      
154   McQuagg, Sam 1      
155   Mears, Casey 1      
156   Menard, Paul 1      
157   Moore, Lloyd 1      
158   Nadeau, Jerry 1      
159   Nelson, Norm 1      
160   Norton, Bill 1      
161   Parsons, Phil 1      
162   Passwater, Dick 1      
163   Pond, Lennie 1      
164   Rexford, Bill 1 1 1950  
165   Ridley, Jody 1      
166   Rollins, Shorty 1      
167   Roper, Jim 1      
168   Ross, Earl 1      
169   Rostek, John 1      
170   Rutherford, Johnny 1      
171   Sacks, Greg 1      
172   Sales, Leon 1      
173   Schneider, Frankie 1      
174   Scott, Wendell (HOF) 1      
175   Shuman, Buddy 1      
176   Smith, Regan 1      
177   Soares, John 1      
178   Speed, Lake 1      
179   Stevenson, Chuck 1      
180   Thomas, Donald 1      
181   Thompson, Tommy 1      
182   Watts, Art 1      
183   Weinberg, Danny 1      
184   White, Jack 1      
    Active (in Italics) 2413 65 29 65

Compiled from many sources:
UMI Yearbooks, NASCAR Update Books, Stock Car Racing Encyclopedia [which are all a little different] and maintained since
Last driver to win in RED
Current Season winners are highlihghted in BLUE
Active drivers are bolded and in italics and have run at least one race in the Sprint Cup Series in this or last season
Inactive drivers have announced retirement or no plans have been announced for a while

  • Overall all-time winning percentage: [drivers with over 100 starts]:
    1. Herb Thomas -- 21.053% (48 wins, 228 starts)
    2. Tim Flock -- 20.856% (39/187)
    3. David Pearson -- 18.293% (105/574)
    4. Richard Petty -- 16.892% (200/1184)
    5. Fred Lorenzen -- 16.456% (26/158)
    6. Fireball Roberts -- 16.019% (33/206)
    7. Junior Johnson -- 15.974% (50/313)
    8. Jimmie Johnson -- 15.033% (69/459)
    9. Cale Yarborough -- 14.821% (83/560)
    10. Ned Jarrett -- 14.205% (50/352)
    11. Dick Hutcherson -- 13.592% (14/103)
    12. Jeff Gordon -- 12.150% (91/749)
    18. Dale Earnhardt -- 11.243% (76/676)
    (stats from Racing-reference.info and NASCAR Statistics and compiled weekly here)(8-23-2014)


Active Driver Wins/Percentage

see the Active Winners Page


Active drivers with no Sprint Cup Series wins

see the Current Drivers with no wins & All-time drivers with no wins by most starts

see the NASCAR Drivers who have won in all three National Series page

see my youngest / oldest winners, poles and races page


  • Most wins in a season by a first time champ since 1990:
    Most cup wins in season of 1st title, since 1990
    Season-Driver, Wins
    1995-Jeff Gordon, 7
    2012-Brad Keselowski,5 (one championship)
    2006-Jimmie Johnson, 5
    2000-Bobby Labonte, 4 (one championship)
    1999-Dale Jarrett, 4 (one championship)
    2004-Kurt Busch, 3 (one championship)
    2002-Tony Stewart, 3
    The All-Time record is David Pearson, who won 15 races during his first championship season of 1966
    (ESPN Stats)(11-18-2012)

  • Most 2nd Place Race Finishes:
    1 Richard Petty 157
    2 David Pearson 89
    3 Bobby Allison 87
    4 Dale Earnhardt 70
    4 Jeff Gordon 70
    6 Mark Martin 61
    7 Cale Yarborough 59
    8 Darrell Waltrip 58
    9 Buck Baker 56
    10 Lee Petty 48
    11 Tony Stewart 43
    Jimmie Johnson 43
    12 Buddy Baker 42
    Terry Labonte 42
    Rusty Wallace 42
    13 Bobby Isaac 37
    Ned Jarrett 37
    14 Harry Gant 35
    16 Jim Paschal 34
    17 Dale Jarrett 32
    18 Benny Parsons 31
    19 Ricky Rudd 30
    Kevin Harvick 30
    20 Bill Elliott 29
    Bobby Labonte 29
    other active drivers
    Kyle Busch 28
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 26
    Jeff Burton 25
    Matt Kenseth 24
    Kasey Kahne 23
    Carl Edwards 20
    Kurt Busch 20
    Denny Hamlin 18
    Ryan Newman 15
    (racing-reference.info)(8-23-2014)

  • 2nd Place before a win...record? many longer then Kahne: but with #9-Kasey Kahne getting his 6th 2nd place finish and not yet winning a Cup Series race, been asked if another driver had finished with more 2nd place finishes before winning their first race.
    After a little research and race coverage, five drivers have had more 2nd's before a win:
    James Hylton had 12, won in his 187th race, at Richmond in 1970
    Harry Gant had 10, won in his 107th race, at Martinsville in 1982
    Sterling Marlin had 9, won in his 248th race, at Daytona in 1994
    ironically, Bill Elliott had 8, won in his 116th race, at Riverside [CA] in 1983.
    Lennie Pond, had 7, won in his 130th race, at Talladega in 1978.
    Kahne had six 2nd place finishes, when he won in his 47th race, at Richmond on 5/14/2005.
    (NASCAR Encyclopedia and Forty Years of Stock Car Racing and Fox Race coverage of Texas)(4-27-2013)

  • 43rd Fact: Last driver to win from the 43rd starting spot in a Cup Series race was Fonty Flock at Raleigh, NC in 1953, the only other driver to do so was Johnny Mantz in the 1950 Southern 500. A driver who falls to the rear after changing an engine, going to a backup, driver change, etc. does not count as a 43rd spot, they are credited with an official starting spot where they qualified.

  • Drivers with the All-Time streak of consecutive seasons with at least one win a year:
    # of seasons, driver, years of streak
    18, Richard Petty, 1960-1977
    17, David Pearson, 1964-1980
    16, Ricky Rudd, 1983-1998
    16, Rusty Wallace, 1986-2001
    15, Tony Stewart, 1999-2013
    15, Darrell Waltrip, 1975-1989
    15, Dale Earnhardt, 1982-1996
    14. Jeff Gordon, 1994-2007
    13, Jimmie Johnson, 2002-2014
    13, Lee Petty, 1949-1961
    13, Cale Yarborough, 1973-1985
    11, Dale Jarrett, 1993-2003
    10, Buck Baker, 1952-1961
    10, Bobby Allison, 1966-1975
    10, Bill Elliott, 1983-1992
    10, Kurt Busch, 2002-2011
    10, Kyle Busch, 2005-2014
    current.

  • Drivers with the current streak of consecutive seasons with at least one win a year,
    and have extended or started that streak in 2014:

    #years, driver, track of win - track/date, [seasons]
    13, Jimmie Johnson, Charlotte, May 2014 [2002-2014]
    10, Kyle Busch, California, March 2014 [2005-2014]
    9, Denny Hamlin, Talladega, May 2014 [2006-2014]
    5, Kevin Harvick, Phoenix, March 2014 [2010-2014]
    4, Jeff Gordon, Kansas, May 2014 [2011-2014]
    4, Brad Keselowski, Las Vegas, March 2014 [2011-2014]
    3, Joey Logano, Texas, April 2014 [2012-2014]
    2, Carl Edwards, Bristol, March 2014 [2013-2014]
    1, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Daytona, February 2014 [2014-2014]
    1, Kurt Busch, Martinsville, March 2014 [2014-2014]
    1, Aric Almirola, Daytona, July 2014 [2014-2014]
    1, A.J. Allmendinger, Watkins Glen, August 2014 [2014-2014]

  • Drivers with a current streak of consecutive seasons thru 2013 with at least one win a year:
    #years, driver, track of win - track/date, [seasons]
    15, Tony Stewart, Dover, June 2013 [1999-2013]
    4, Ryan Newman, Indianapolis, July 2013 [2010-2013]
    3, Matt Kenseth, Las Vegas, March 2013 [2011-2013]
    3, Kasey Kahne, Bristol, March 2013 [2011-2013]
    2, Greg Biffle, Michigan, June 2013 [2012-2013]
    1, David Ragan, Talladega, May 2013 [2013]
    1, Martin Truex Jr., Sonoma, June 2013 [2013]
    1, Brian Vickers, New Hampshire, July 2013 [2013]
    1, Jamie McMurray, Talladega, October 2013 [2013]

  • Drivers who lost winning streaks and did not win in 2013
    3, Clint Bowyer, Sonoma, June 2012 [2010-2012]
    2, Marcos Ambrose, Watkins Glen, August 2012 [2011-2012]
    1, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michigan, June 2012 [2012]

  • Owners with the current streak of consecutive seasons with at least one win a year:
    [Team, Season Streak, Wins during streak, Years of streak]
    Hendrick Motorsports, 29, 208, 1986 - 2014
    Joe Gibbs Racing, 22, 110, 1993 - 2014
    Team Penske, 24, 74, 1991 - 2014
    Roush Fenway Racing, 18, 115, 1997 - 2014
    Stewart-Hass Racing, 6, 22, 2009 - 2014
    Richard Petty Motorsports, 1, 1, 2014 - 2014
    JTG Daugherty Racing, 1, 1, 2014 - 2014

  • Owners with the streak of consecutive seasons with at least one win a year thru 2013:
    [Team, Season Streak, Wins during streak, Years of streak]
    Richard Childress Racing, 4, 14, 2010 - 2013
    Michael Waltrip Racing, 2, 5, 2012 - 2013
    Front Row Motorsports, 1, 1, 2013
    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, 1, 1, 2013

  • Most Sprint Cup Series starts between victories in NASCAR history:
    Seasons, Driver, race between wins:
    1994-2001: Bill Elliott 226
    2007-2013: Martin Truex Jr. 218
    2001-2006: Jeff Burton 175
    1996-2001: Sterling Marlin 170
    2002-2007: Jamie McMurray 165
    1999-2003: Terry Labonte 156
    2008-2012: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 143

  • 1-2 finishes: which drivers have finished 1-2 the most times?
    Richard Petty and David Pearson finished first and second 63 times with Pearson winning 33 and Petty winning 30

  • 1-2 finish stats: A couple interesting stats from Sunday's race, provided by ESPN's Marty Smith:
    1) Sunday's 1-2 start/finish by #39-Newman/#14-Stewart is the first teammate 1-2 start and finish since the 1989 Daytona 500 (Darrell Waltrip and Ken Schrader for Hendrick Motorsports, Waltrip started 2nd and finished 1st, Schrader started 1st and finished 2nd).
    2) The last time a team started/finished 1-2 with the same drivers in the same order was back on April 7, 1957 at North Wilkesboro with DePaolo Engineering. Fireball Roberts won from the pole, while teammate Paul Goldsmith started second and finished second.
    AND Newman and Stewart qualified and finished 1-2, the first time that's the first time in a Cup race that drivers have qualified and finished 1-2 since Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch did qualified and finished 1-2 at Pocono in June 2006.(7-18-2011)

  • Team 1-2-3 finishes: Roush Fenway Racing had a 1-2-3 team finish, something that is not too common, see the list, from 1997 thru current.
    Last 1-2-3 Finishes
    2008: Dover, 9/21 - Roush Fenway Racing: #16-Biffle, #17-Kenseth, #99-Edwards
    2008: Bristol, 3/16 - Richard Childress Racing: #31-Burton, #29-Harvick, #07-Bowyer
    2005: Homestead, 11/20 - Roush*: #16-Biffle, #6-Martin, #17-Kenseth, #99-Edwards
    2005: Texas, 11/6 - Roush: #99-Edwards, #6-Martin, #17-Kenseth
    2005: Kansas, 10/9 - Roush: #6-Martin, #16-Biffle, #99-Edwards
    2005: Richmond 9/10- Roush: #97-Busch, #17-Kenseth, #16-Biffle
    1997: Daytona 500, Hendrick Motorsports: #24-Gordon, #5-Labonte, #25-Craven
    *Finished 1-2-3-4.(9-21-2008)

  • Inaugural Race Winners of Active Tracks: A list of the active tracks since 1949 and the winners of those inaugural events.
    Year, Track, Driver
    2011, Kentucky, Kyle Busch
    2001, Chicago, Kevin Harvick
    2001, Kansas, Jeff Gordon
    1999, Homestead, Tony Stewart
    1998, Las Vegas, Mark Martin
    1997, Texas, Jeff Burton (first career win)
    1997, California, Jeff Gordon
    1994, Indianapolis, Jeff Gordon
    1993, New Hampshire, Rusty Wallace
    1989, Sonoma, Ricky Rudd
    1988, Phoenix, Alan Kulwicki (first career win)
    1974, Pocono, Richard Petty
    1969, Talladega, Richard Brickhouse (first career win)
    1969, Dover, Richard Petty
    1969, Michigan, Cale Yarborough
    1961, Bristol, Jack Smith
    1960, Atlanta, Fireball Roberts
    1960, Charlotte, Joe Lee Johnson
    1959, Daytona, Lee Petty
    1957, Watkins Glen, Buck Baker
    1953, Richmond, Lee Petty
    1950. Darlington, Johnny Mantz (first career win)
    1949. Martinsville, Red Byron
    (Sporting News, 1993 thru present, rest added by Jayski)(8-10-2013)

  • Notes on first time winners: After not having a single first-time winner in 2010, there were five in 2011, with #21-Trevor Bayne, #78-Regan Smith, #6-David Ragan, #27-Paul Menard and #9-Marcos Ambrose. Ragan took 163 Cup starts to reach Victory Lane and Menard took 167 race. That's the most for a driver before his first win since Johnny Benson won in his 226th in 2002 at Rockingham. Ragan became the seventh driver to get his first Cup win in the July race at Daytona and the first since his teammate Greg Biffle did so in 2003. Among the previous six, two never won again, and two won only one more race at the Cup level. The others were Biffle, with 16 career wins, and A.J. Foyt, with seven career wins. Menard became the first dirver ever to win his first Cup race at Indianapolis in the 18th race held there.(more stats at ESPN)(8-15-2011)

  • Closest Sprint Cup Race Finishes:
    Margin Winner Runner-up Track Date
    .002 Ricky Craven, Kurt Busch, Darlington, March 16, 2003
    .002 Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Talladega, April 7, 2011
    .005 Jamie McMurray, Kyle Busch, Daytona, July 7, 2007
    .005 Dale Earnhardt, Ernie Irvan, Talladega, July 25, 1993
    .006 Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Atlanta, March 11, 2001
    .008 Jimmy Spencer, Ernie Irvan, Daytona, July 2, 1994
    .010 Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Atlanta, March 12, 2000
    .010 Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Rockingham, February 22, 2004
    .011 Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Talladega, April 25, 2010
    .017 Greg Biffle, Mark Martin, Homestead, November 20. 2005
    .018 Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Talladega, October 23, 2011
    .020 Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin, Daytona, February 18, 2007
    .025 Jimmy Spencer, Bill Elliott, Talladega, July 24, 1994
    .027 Jimmie Johnson, Bobby Labonte, Charlotte, May 29, 2005
    .028 Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Atlanta, March 20, 2005
    .028 Elliott Sadler, Kasey Kahne, Texas, April 4, 2004
    .029 John Andretti, Terry Labonte, Daytona, July 5, 1997
    (points races only - since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993)(7-6-2014)

  • Winners of both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in same year:
    2010-Jamie McMurray - 14th in the Sprint Cup Championship
    2006-Jimmie Johnson - won the Sprint Cup Championship
    1996-Dale Jarrett - 3rd in the Sprint Cup Championship.(7-27-2014)

  • First time winner who won back to back: It was brought up during TNT's broadcast of the Citizens Bank 400 at Michigan [not the Michigan 400 as TNT called it]. it was mentioned that no driver has ever won his second race immediately after winning his first in NASCAR's top series. That's not true. Billy Wade won at Old Bridge Stadium in New Jersey on July 10, 1964, for his first career win. Two days later, he won again on a road course at Bridgehampton, N.Y. But Wade didn't stop there. He also won July 15 at Islip (N.Y.) Speedway and July 19 at Watkins Glen. So he won his first FOUR races in back-to-back-to-back-to-back events. All of those wins came in cars owned by Bud Moore.(David Poole/Charlotte Observer), so Wade is the last driver to do back-to-back after winning his first, the first driver to do so was Dick Linder in 1950 with back-to-back wins at Dayton and Hamburg.(Racing-reference.info)(6-18-2007)

  • Triple Double in Cup-Nationwide-Trucks: While there were 3 weeks between Craftsman Truck Series races, it marked the first-time ever that all three national NASCAR series (Cup, Nationwide, & Truck) had back-to-back winners at the same time. Jimmie Johnson has won back-to-back Cup races (Atlanta & Las Vegas), Jeff Burton has won back-to-back Nationwide races (Atlanta & Las Vegas) and Mike Skinner has won back-to-back Craftsman Truck races (Atlanta & California).(3-19-2007)

  • To the rear winners in 2014: in 24 races [of 36 races] in 2014, no Sprint Cup races were won by drivers who had to fall to the rear of the field before the start [from engine change, trans change, backup car, driver change, etc], note: where the drivers qualified is their official starting position:
    none.(8-23-2014)

  • To the rear winners in 2013: in 36 races [of 36 races] in 2013, no Sprint Cup races were won by drivers who had to fall to the rear of the field before the start [from engine change, trans change, backup car, driver change, etc], note: where the drivers qualified is their official starting position:
    none.(11-17-2013)

  • Quickest wins by a driver: With Trevor Bayne's win at Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, 2011, in his 2nd career start, tying a modern era record for fastest to win with Jamie McMurray who won in his second start at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Oct 2002, and John Rostek won in his 2nd career start in April 1960 at Arizona State Fairgrounds. Kevin Harvick won in his third start, when he won at Atlanta in March 2001 as did Dan Gurney in 1963.
    Three drivers won in their first start: Johnny Rutherford won a Daytona Qualifying race in his first start back in 1963, back then the Qualifier races counted as wins and the championship and points. Jack White won in his first start in 1949 (5th race of season and in 1951 Marvin Burke won his one and only start at Oakland; and of course Jim Roper won in his first start, the first race ever held by NASCAR in 1949. In April 2009, #09-Brad Keselowski won the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, it was in his 5th career start.(2-20-2011)

  • Fastest to get 10 career wins: #48-Jimmie Johnson became the 16th driver in history to record his 10th win within his first 100 career starts. His victory at Pocono Raceway on Aug 1, 2004 was his 10th in 95 career starts, making him the 13th fastest to reach 10 race wins. The fastest any driver has reached 10 wins was Speedy Thompson, who scored his tenth win in only 55 career starts.
    The other drivers to post their tenth win in their first 100 starts are:
    Speedy Thompson (55 starts)
    Herb Thomas (58)
    Tim Flock (60)
    Dick Hutcherson (61)
    Fonty Flock (67)
    Curtis Turner (68)
    Fred Lorenzen (71)
    Dick Rathmann (73)
    Fireball Roberts (77)
    Tony Stewart (79)
    Junior Johnson (81)
    Bobby Allison (91)
    Jimmie Johnson (95)
    Ryan Newman (95)
    Jeff Gordon (96)
    Lee Petty (100)
    others of note:
    Kyle Busch (132)
    Richard Petty (153)
    Brad Keselowski (156)
    Denny Hamlin (159)
    Dale Earnhardt (179)

  • Fewest Starts / Fastest to 40 wins:
    DRIVER, STARTS when won 40th
    (17 drivers have won 40 or more Sprint Cup races)
    Herb Thomas, 151
    Jeff Gordon, 186
    Jimmie Johnson, 254
    Darrell Waltrip, 254
    David Pearson, 264
    Junior Johnson, 279
    Ned Jarrett, 285
    Richard Petty, 291
    Buck Bakerm 305
    Cale Yarborough, 347
    Dale Earnhardt, 336
    Rusty Wallace, 339
    Lee Petty, 350
    Bobby Allison, 433
    Bill Elliott, 460
    Tony Stewart, 455
    Mark Martin, 749

  • Drivers with the fewest starts to get to 50 Sprint Cup wins:
    DRIVER, STARTS when won 50th
    (12 drivers have won 50 or more Sprint Cup races)
    Jeff Gordon, 232
    Darrell Waltrip, 278
    David Pearson, 293
    Jimmie Johnson, 296
    Junior Johnson, 303
    Ned Jarrett, 332
    Richard Petty, 338
    Cale Yarborough, 347
    Dale Earnhardt, 369
    Lee Petty, 392
    Bobby Allison, 433
    Rusty Wallace, 498

  • Sprint Cup races where winner led last lap only (since 2000);
    Auto Club Speedway: #29-Kevin Harvick; #48-Johnson was 2nd and passed by Harvick on the final lap, 3/27/2011.
    Michigan: #5-Mark Martin; 2nd was #24-Jeff Gordon BUT #48-Johnson and #16-Biffle both led before running out of fuel, 6/14/2009
    Talladega: #09-Brad Keselowski; 2nd was #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [#99-Edwards was passed but wrecked], 4/26/2009
    Talladega: #24-Jeff Gordon; 2nd was #48-Jimmie Johnson, 10-7-2007
    Texas: #31-Jeff Burton; 2nd: #17-Matt Kenseth, 4/2007
    Las Vegas: #48-Jimmie Johnson; 2nd: #17-Kenseth, 3/2006
    Homestead: #18-Bobby Labonte; 2nd: #29-Kevin Harvick, 11/2003
    Darlington: #32-Ricky Craven; 2nd: #97-Kurt Busch, 3/16/2003
    (8-17-2014)

  • Only Three Birthday winners: Cale Yarborough, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth are the only NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to ever win a points paying race on their birthday. Yarborough, birthday March 27, in 1977 at North Wilksboro Speedway and a second time in 1983 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Busch won at Richmond on May 2, 2009, to become only the 2nd driver EVER to win on their birthday, and only the third time ever.
    Matty Kenseth won at Las Vegas on March 10, 2012, to become only the 3rd driver EVER to win on their birthday, and only the 4th time ever.(8-17-2014)

  • Driver wins before age 25: 67 of 2,412 NASCAR Sprint Cup races for which the winner's age is known have been won by drivers under 25:
    1. Kyle Busch, 17 [turned 25 the day after his 17th win on May 2, 2010]
    2. Jeff Gordon, 15
    3. Kurt Busch, 7
    (tie) Richard Petty, 7
    5. Joey Logano, 6 (at 19, 22, 23, 24 years of age)
    6. Junior Johnson, 5
    Tied with one each: Trevor Bayne; Bob Burdick. Bobby Hillin Jr.; Parnelli Jones; John Kieper; Terry Labonte, Ryan Newman, Bill Rexford; Fireball Roberts; Donald Thomas; Brian Vickers.(8-23-2014)

  • Most Sprint Cup Series wins before 26th birthday:
    Jeff Gordon, 26
    Richard Petty, 22
    Kyle Busch, 21.(8-23-2014)

  • First foreign born driver to win since 1974: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia, is the first driver born outside the United States to win a race in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series since Canadian Earl Ross triumphed at Martinsville in 1974. The other foreign born driver to win a Cup race is Mario Andretti, born in Italy, won the 1967 Daytona 500.(6-25-2007)
    Montoya is first foreign driver to win two Sprint Cup races, winning a 2nd at Watkins Glen in 2010.(8-11-2013)

  • Ambrose 4th foreign born driver to win: After three Nationwide Series wins, a blunder last year at Sonoma and three top-3 finishes at Watkins Glen, #9-Marcos Ambrose finally got himself in Victory Lane in the Cup series by winning at Watkins Glen [in 2011 and again in 2012]. In doing so, he became the first Australian-born driver to win a Cup race, and just the fourth foreign-born driver to win in NASCAR's top series. See the ol' accompanying list.
    Driver, Country, Wins
    Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombia, 2 (Sonoma, Watkins Glen)
    Marcos Ambrose, Australia, 2 (Watkins Glen - twice)
    Mario Andretti, Italy, 1 (Daytona 500)
    Earl Ross, Canada, 1 (Martinsville)
    Ambrose now has four wins across the three NASCAR national touring series -- in Cup, Nationwide and Trucks. That's the second most in NASCAR history among foreign-born drivers is Canada's Ron Fellows has six wins (none in Sprint Cup)(ESPN)(8-12-2012)

  • Road Course Wins: All-Time(2 or more wins)
    Driver, Wins
    Jeff Gordon, 9*
    Tony Stewart, 7*
    Rusty Wallace, 6
    Bobby Allison, 6
    Richard Petty, 6
    Ricky Rudd, 6
    Darrell Waltrip, 5
    Tim Richmond, 5
    Dan Gurney, 5
    David Pearson, 4
    Mark Martin, 4*
    Ernie Irvan, 3
    Geoff Bodine, 3
    Tim Flock, 3
    Cale Yarborough, 3
    Kyle Busch, 3*
    Marcos Ambrose, 2*
    * active
    (8-10-2014)

  • Runner-up Champs: what drivers have finished 2nd in the Drivers Championship the most times?
    Richard Petty: 6 runner-up finishes [7 championships]
    Bobby Allison: 5 [1]
    Mark Martin: 5 [0] - including 2009
    Dale Earnhardt: 3 [7]
    Darrell Waltrip: 3 [3]
    Cale Yarborough: 3 [3]
    Bill Elliott: 3 [1]
    Matt Ksenseth: 2 [1]
    Carl Edwards: 2 [0]
    (11-17-2013)

  • FINAL All time winners running the COT [Gen 5 with a Wing]: Car of Tomorrow with the Wing. 93 races:
    1. Jimmie Johnson .... 22
    2. Kyle Busch ........13
    3. Carl Edwards ...11
    4. Tony Stewart ..... 6
    Denny Hamlin .......6
    6. Mark Martin .......5
    7. Jeff Gordon ..... 4
    Kasey Kahne ...... 4
    Kurt Busch .......... 4
    10. Clint Bowyer . 2
    Greg Biffle ........... 2
    Jeff Burton .......... 2
    Matt Kenseth ..... 2
    Jamie McMurray . 2
    15. Martin Truex Jr. . 1
    Juan Pablo Montoya . 1
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. . 1
    Ryan Newman .... 1
    Joey Logano ...... 1
    David Reutimann . 1
    Brian Vickers ...... 1
    Brad Keselowski . 1
    No more wing after Bristol, March 2010.(3-21-2010)

  • Brothers with the most Sprint Cup wins [each has had to win a Sprint Cup race]
    94 - Allison: Bobby (84), Donnie (10)
    88 - Waltrip: Darrell (84), Michael (4)* [both Daytona 500 Champs]
    62 - Flock: Tim (39), Fonty (19) Bob (4)
    54 - Busch: Kyle (29)*, Kurt (25)*
    49 - Thomas: Herb (48), Donald (1)
    43 - Labonte: Terry (22)*, Bobby (21)* [both Series Champs]
    26 - Burton: Jeff (21)*, Ward (5)
    22 - Parsons: Benny (21), Phil (1)
    19 - Bodine: Geoff (18), Brett (1)
    [Petty Note, Richard won 200, Maurice won 0, only count on this list if BOTH bothers have won]
    * active drivers (8-23-2014)

  • Brother's Back-to-back wins: With #41-Kurt Busch's win at Martinsville on March 30,2014 and #18-Kyle Busch's win a week before at Auto Club Speedway, the Busch brothers have now won back-to-back races six times, the most by any brother duo in NASCAR history:
    Back-To-Back Victories
    Kurt, Kyle Busch - 6
    Tim, Fonty Flock - 3
    Bobby, Donnie Allison - 2
    Tim and Bob Flock - 2
    Bobby, Terry Labonte - 2
    Brett, Geoff Bodine - 1
    Bob, Fonty Flock - 1
    Donald, Herb Thomas - 1.(8-23-2014)

  • Record for brotherly wins in a row: What brothers currently hold the record for most consecutive Sprint Cup wins by brother combinations?
    1952: Tim, Bob and Fonty flock, four in a row
    1952: Herb and Donald Thomas, four
    1955: Tim and Flonty Flock, four
    2008: Kurt and Kyle Busch, four.
    (8-23-2014)

  • 19th Different Winner in 2001 a record UPDATE 6 add Robby Gordon: when #22-Ward Burton won the 2001 Southern 500, he became the 15th different Winston Cup winner in 2001, which breaks the record for NASCAR's modern era (which began in 1972) of 14 set in 2000 and 1991. Winners in 2001: #15-Waltrip, #1-Park, #24-Gordon, #29-Harvick, #88-Jarrett, #21-Sadler, #55-Hamilton, #2-Wallace, #20-Stewart, #99-Burton, #28-Rudd, #18-Labonte, #40-Marlin, #22-Burton, #8-Earnhardt Jr.(9-2-2001)
    UPDATE - Make it 16 in 2001: #32-Ricky Craven becomes the 16th different winner in the Cup series in 2001, extending the record(10-15-2001)
    UPDATE 2 - Make it 17 in 2001: #33-Joe Nemechek becomes the 17th different winner in the Cup series in 2001, extending the record(11-4-2001)
    UPDATE 3 - ties an all time record from 1956: there was one other year in which 17 drivers won races. Of course, they weren't called Winston Cup races. For most of NASCAR's history, the top division was called Grand National. In the early years, it was called Strictly Stock. Seventeen different drivers won races in 1956, 45 years ago. They were, in order of points standings and with number of wins in parentheses: Buck Baker (14), Speedy Thompson (8), Herb Thomas (5), Lee Petty (2), Jim Paschal (1), Billy Myers (2), Fireball Roberts (5), Ralph Moody (4), Tim Flock (4), Marvin Panch (1), Paul Goldsmith (1), Curtis Turner (1), Jack Smith (1), Lloyd Dane (2), Eddie Pagan (1), John Kieper (1) and Fonty Flock (1).(GoCarolinas/Monte Dutton)(11-8-2001)
    UPDATE 4: was informed that there are two more drivers who won in the 1956 season (which started in 1955) not listed above, Chuck Stevenson (Lancaster 11/55) and Royce Haggerty (8/56 at Portland OR), so that would be 19 drivers, which could be tied since there is two races to go. Also there were 19 different winners in 1958 and 1961(Stock Car Racing Encyclopedia)(11-10-2001)
    UPDATE 5: Make it 18 in 2001: #9-Bill Elliott becomes the 18th different winner in the Cup series in 2001, extending the (modern era) record(11-11-2001)
    UPDATE 6: Make it 19 in 2001: #31-Robby Gordon becomes the 19th different winner in the Cup series in 2001 after winning the season ender at NHIS, extending the (modern era) record and tying the all-time record set in 1956, 1958 and 1961.(11-23-2001)
    The Nineteen 2001 Winners: Michael Waltrip, Steve Park, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Dale Jarrett, Elliott Sadler, Bobby Hamilton, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton, Ricky Rudd, Bobby Labonte, Sterling Marlin, Ward Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ricky Craven, Joe Nemechek, Bill Elliott and Robby Gordon.

  • Wins in Multiple Series: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya became the third driver to earn victories in F1, NASCAR and Indy cars, joining Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney.(ESPN.com)(6-25-2007)

  • Rain out winners: in 36 2008 races, there were TEN qualifying sessions rained out, supposedly the most ever. In the ten races run, all ten winners came from a top 10 starting spot:
    California, February: winner #99-Edwards started 9th, #48-Johnson started 1st finished 2nd
    Bristol, March: #31-Burton 8th, #48-Johnson 18th
    Michigan, June: #88-Earnhardt Jr. 3rd; #18-Busch 13th
    Chicago, July: #18-Busch 1st
    Watkins Glen: August, #18-Busch 1st
    Richmond, September: #48-Johnson 3rd; #18-Busch 15th
    New Hampshire, September: #16-Biffle 9th, #18-Busch 34th
    Charlotte, October: winner #31-Burton 4th, #48-Johnson 6th
    Martinsville, October: winner #48-Johnson 1st
    Atlanta, October: #99-Edwards 4th, #48-Johnson 2nd
    (11-16-2008)

  • North Carolina race winners; shut out in 2007, 2010 & 2011: Since none of the five North Carolina born drivers, #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr., #44-Dale Jarrett, #83-Brian Vickers, #45-Kyle Petty or Scott Riggs [no current ride] won the final race in 2007 at Homestead, FL, it was the first year since the NASCAR Cup Series started that a driver born in North Carolinia did not win at least one race in a season. Lee Petty won at least one race every year from 1949 thru 1961, then Richard Petty did it from 1961 thru 1977, Benny Parsons won in 1978, Dale Earnhardt in 1979-1980, Richard won in 1981, the Dale Earnhardt won at least a race a year from 1982 thru 1996, Dale Jarrett 1993 thru 2003 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2000-2006. Of course many other North Carolina born drivers won in those years.(11-19-2007)
    UPDATE 2: With #88-Dale Earnhardt's win at Michigan, it is the first time a driver born in North Carolina has won a Cup race since Brian Vickers won at Talladega in Oct 2006. The 2007 season was the first time in the history of the sport that no North Carolina drivers won at least one race in a season.(6-15-2008)
    UPDATE 3: with Brian Vickers winning at Michigan in August 2009, 2007 is the only season a North Carolina born driver has not won at least one race.(8-16-2009)
    2nd TIME EVER no driver born in North Carolina, won a Sprint Cup Series race in 2010, the 2nd time in NASCAR history, the first time was in 2007.(11-21-2010)
    3rd TIME EVER no driver born in North Carolina, won a Sprint Cup Series race in 2011, the 3rd time in NASCAR history, the other seasons were 2010 and 2007.
    in 2012, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. became the first driver from North Carolina to win a Sprint Cup race since the 2009 season when Brian Vickers won at Michigan.
    in 2013, #55-Brian Vickers, born in NC, won at New Hampshire.
    Since NASCAR started in 1949, there have only been three seasons that a driver born in the state of North Carolina has NOT won a Sprint Cup Series race: 2007, 2010 and 2011.
    in 2014, #88-Dale Earnhadt Jr., born in NC, won the Daytona 500.
    Since NASCAR started in 1949, there have only been three seasons that a driver born in the state of North Carolina has NOT won a Sprint Cup Series race: 2007, 2010 and 2011.(8-23-2014)

  • Driver with the Most Wins in Each Season - Modern Era:
    2014 - Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson & Brad Keselowski, 3 wins, 24 races (Gordon leads points, 3 wins)
    2013 - Matt Kenseth, 7 wins, 36 races (Johnson champ, 6 wins)
    2012 - Denny Hamlin & Brad Keselowski & Jimmie Johnson, 5 wins, 36 races (Keselowski champ, 5 wins)
    2011 - Tony Stewart, 5 wins, 36 races (Champ)
    2010 - Denny Hamlin, 8 wins, 36 races (Jimmie Johnson, Champ, 6 wins)
    2009 - Jimmie Johnson, 7 wins, 36 races (Jimmie Johnson, Champ, 7 wins)
    2008 - Carl Edwards, 9 wins, 36 races (Jimmie Johnson, Champ, 7 wins)
    2007 - Jimmie Johnson*, 10, 36 (Champ)
    2006 - Kasey Kahne, 6, 36 (Jimmie Johnson, 5)
    2005 - Greg Biffle, 6, 36 (Tony Stewart, 5)
    2004 - Jimmie Johnson, 8, 36 (Kurt Busch,3)
    2003 - Ryan Newman, 8, 36 (Matt Kenseth, 1)
    2002 - Matt Kenseth, 5, 36 (Tony Stewart, 3)
    2001 - Jeff Gordon*, 6, 36 (Champ)
    2000 - Tony Stewart, 6, 34 (Bobby Labonte)
    1999 - Jeff Gordon, 7, 34 (Dale Jarrett)
    1998 - Jeff Gordon*, 13, 33 [Modern Era Record]
    1997 - Jeff Gordon*, 10, 32 (Champ)
    1996 - Jeff Gordon, 10, 31 (Terry Labonte, 2)
    1995 - Jeff Gordon*, 7, 31 (Champ)
    1994 - Rusty Wallace, 8, 31 (Dale Earnhardt)
    1993 - Rusty Wallace, 10, 30 (Dale Earnhardt)
    1992 - Davey Allison; Bill Elliott, 5, 29 (Alan Kulwicki, 2)
    1991 - Davey Allison; Harry Gant, 5, 29 (Dale Earnhardt)
    1990 - Dale Earnhardt*, 9, 29 (Champ)
    1989 - Rusty Wallace*; Darrell Waltrip, 6, 29
    1988 - Bill Elliott*; Rusty Wallace, 6, 29
    1987 - Dale Earnhardt*, 11, 29 (Champ)
    1986 - Tim Richmond, 7, 29 (Dale Earnhardt)
    1985 - Bill Elliott, 11, 28 (Darrell Waltrip)
    1984 - Darrell Waltrip, 7, 30 (Terry Labonte, 2)
    1983 - Bobby Allison*; Darrell Waltrip, 6, 30
    1982 - Darrell Waltrip*, 12, 30
    1981 - Darrell Waltrip*, 12, 31
    1980 - Cale Yarborough, 6, 31 (Dale Earnhardt)
    1979 - Darrell Waltrip, 7, 31 (Richard Petty)
    1978 - Cale Yarborough*, 10, 30
    1977 - Cale Yarborough*, 9, 30
    1976 - David Pearson, 10, 30 (Cale Yarborough)
    1975 - Richard Petty*, 13, 30 [Modern Era Record]
    1974 - Richard Petty*, 10, 30
    1973 - David Pearson, 11, 28 (Benny Parsons, 1)
    1972 - Bobby Allison, 10, 31 (Richard Petty)
    * also won the Championship (8-23-2014)

  • Active Owner Wins:
    Richard Petty Motorsports [both PE, GEM & Yates & and current RPM], 288
    Petty Enterprises(PE), 268 [without GEM or Yates]
    Hendrick Motorsports, 227
    Roush Fenway Racing, 135
    Joe Gibbs Racing, 113
    Richard Childress Racing, 105
    Wood Brothers, 98
    Team Penske, 84 (b)
    Yates Racing, 57 (e)
    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, 45 (d)
    Dale Earnhardt Inc, 26 (c) [without Ganassi]
    Stewart-Hass Racing, 22
    Gillette Evernham Motorsports, 15 [without PE]
    Morgan-McClure Motorsports, 14
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, 14 (a)[without DEI]
    Michael Waltrip Racing, 7
    Richard Petty Motorsports [without Petty Enterprises or GEM], 4
    Front Row Motorsports, 1
    Furniture Row Racing, 1
    JTG Daugherty Racing, 1
    Phoenix Racing, 1
    (a) includes 8 wins when Sabates was the sole owner from 1988-2000
    (b) includes 3 wins from Kranefus with Mayfield
    (c) includes 2 wins from Ginn Racing/MB2 Motorsports
    (d) includes 26 wins from DEI [and Ginn/MB2] and Ganassi [and Sabco]
    (e) renamed from Robert Yates Racing, sold to RPM after 2009
    (8-23-2014)

  • All Time Owner Wins:
    1)  Richard Petty Motorsports, 288*
    1a)  Petty Enterprises, 268
    2)  Hendrick Motorsports, 227*
    3)  Roush Fenway Racing, 135*
    3)  Junior Johnson, 132
    5)  Joe Gibbs Racing, 113*
    6)  Richard Childress Racing, 105*
    7)  Wood Brothers Racing, 98*
    8)  Holman-Moody, 93
    9)  Penske Racing, 84*
    10) Bud Moore, 63
    11) Robert Yates Racing, 57
    12) Carl Kiekhaefer, 54
    * active owner (8-23-2014)

  • Active Crew Chief Wins:
    See the Crew Chief Wins and Records page

  • Kenseth ties record for season start:
    Matt Kenseth won the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. He became just the fourth driver to win the Daytona 500 AND then the next race of the season:
    Richard Petty, (1973) Daytona & Richmond, 23rd at Rockingham in 3rd race
    Cale Yarborough, (1977) Daytona & Richmond, 6th at Rockingham
    Jeff Gordon (1997), Daytona & Rockingham, 4th at Richmond
    Also Kenseth is the fifth driver to win the first two races of the season
    Marvin Panch (1957), Lancaster & Concord, 3rd at Titusville
    Bob Welborn (1959), Fayetteville & Daytona Qualifying Race [points race then], 41st Daytona 500, started from pole
    David Pearson (1976), Riverside & Daytona 500, 29th at Rockingham
    Jeff Gordon (1997), Daytona & Rockingham, 4th at Richmond
    no driver has won the first three races of the season and no driver has won the next two races after the Daytona 500.(2-26-2009)

  • Last time a driver won and not be at the following race? #40-Jamie McMurray won at Lowe's Motor Speedway in October 2002, but due to a commitment to his #27 Nationwide [then Busch] team, he did not race at Martinsville. It marked the first time a race winner has not started the next event since 1984 when it happened twice. In March 1984, Benny Parsons won the Coca-Cola 500 at Atlanta but did not start the next race (Valleydale 500 at Bristol). In April 1984, Cale Yarborough won the Winston 500 at Talladega but did not start the next race (Coors 420 at Nashville Fairgrounds). Both Parsons and Yarborough were running limited schedules at the time focusing on the larger tracks.(10-18-2002)
    UPDATE: #09-Brad Keselowski won at Talladega in April 2009 and did not run the following race at Richmond in May 2009 as Keselowski was running a par-time schedule.
    UPDATE2:#55-Brian Vickers won at New Hampshire in July 2013 and did not run the following race at Indy as Vickers ran a part-time schedule in 2013.(9-22-2013)

  • Six drivers who won in 2008, did not win in 2009: Six drivers were shut out of winning a Sprint Cup race in 2009 after winning at least one race in 2008: #16-Greg Biffle last won at Dover in September 2008 and lost a 6 season win streak in jeopardy. #31-Jeff Burton last won at Charlotte in October 2008 and had won at least one race a year for 3 straight seasons coming into the 2009 season; #99-Carl Edwards last won a year ago at Homestead and won 9 races in 2008 with a two-year streak; #33-Clint Bowyer last won at Richmond in May 2008 and had a 2 season streak; #39-Ryan Newman last won the 2008 Daytona 500 and #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. last won at Michigan in June 2008 after a winless 2007.(11-23-2009)

  • Drivers in NASCAR's top series who have won three or
    more consecutive races in a season:

    1951 Herb Thomas: Macon, Langhorne, Charlotte
    1952 Dick Rathmann: Langhorne, Darlington, Dayton
    1954 Herb Thomas: Mechanicsburg, Spartanburg, Weaverville
    1956 Buck Baker: Hillsboro, Martinsville, New Oxford
    1957 Fireball Roberts: North Wilkesboro, Langhorne, Charlotte
    1958 Junior Johnson: Columbia, Bradford, Reading
    1961 Junior Johnson: Weaverville, Richmond, South Boston
    1962 Richard Petty: Roanoke, Winston-Salem, Spartanburg
    1963 Richard Petty: Martinsville, North Wilkesboro, Columbia
    1964 Billy Wade(4): Old Bridge, Bridgehampton, Islip, Watkins Glen
    1966 David Pearson(4): Hickory, Columbia, Greenville, Winston-Salem
    1966 Richard Petty: Darlington, Hampton, Macon
    1967 Richard Petty: Fonda, Islip, Bristol
    1967 Richard Petty(10/record): Winston-Salem, Columbia, Savannah, Darlington, Hickory, Richmond, Beltsville, Hillsboro, Martinsville, North Wilkesboro
    1968 David Pearson(4): Weaverville, Darlington, Beltsville, Hampton
    1968 Richard Petty: Columbia, Winston-Salem, Weaverville
    1968 Richard Petty: Hillsboro, Martinsville, North Wilkesboro
    1969 Bobby Isaac: Columbia, Hickory, Greenville
    1970 Richard Petty: Richmond, Dover, Raleigh
    1971 Bobby Allison(5): Charlotte, Dover, Michigan, Riverside, Houston
    1971 Richard Petty(5): Malta, Islip, Trenton, Nashville, Atlanta
    Drivers in NASCAR's top series who have won three or
    more consecutive races in a season since the modern era began in 1972:

    1972 Bobby Allison: Bristol, Trenton, Atlanta
    1973 David Pearson: Darlington, Martinsville, Talladega
    1974 Richard Petty (X): Atlanta, Pocono, Talladega
    1975 Richard Petty (X): Bristol, Atlanta, North Wilkesboro
    1976 Cale Yarborough (X)(4): Richmond, Dover, Martinsville, North Wilkesboro
    1976 David Pearson: Charlotte, Riverside, Michigan
    1981 Darrell Waltrip (X)(4): Martinsville, North Wilkesboro, Charlotte, Rockingham
    1983 Bobby Allison (X): Darlington, Richmond, Dover
    1987 Dale Earnhardt (X): Bristol, Darlington, Richmond
    1987 Dale Earnhardt (X)(4): Darlington, North Wilkesboro, Bristol, Martinsville
    1988 Rusty Wallace: Charlotte, North Wilkesboro, Rockingham
    1991 Harry Gant (4): Darlington, Richmond, Dover, Martinsville
    1992 Bill Elliott (4): Rockingham, Richmond, Atlanta, Darlington
    1993 Mark Martin (4): Watkins Glen, Brooklyn, Bristol, Darlington
    1993 Rusty Wallace: Bristol, North Wilkesboro, Martinsville
    1994 Rusty Wallace: Dover, Pocono, Michigan
    1996 Jeff Gordon: Dover, Martinsville, North Wilkesboro
    1998 Jeff Gordon (X)(4): Pocono, Indianapolis, Watkins Glen, Michigan
    1998-1999 Jeff Gordon: Rockingham, Atlanta, Daytona (1999)
    2004-Jimmie Johnson*: Charlotte, Martinsville, Atlanta
    2007-Jimmie Johnson (X)(4): Martinsville, Atlanta, Texas, Phoenix
    (*odd note: Ryan Newman won the pole for all three races Johnson won)
    (X = won the Cup Championship that season)
    (All have won at least one championship except Rathmann, Roberts, Wade, Gant and Martin)

  • Drivers in NASCAR's top series who have won four or more consecutive races in a season since the modern era began in 1972:
    1976 Cale Yarborough (X)(4): Richmond, Dover, Martinsville, North Wilkesboro
    1981 Darrell Waltrip (X)(4): Martinsville, North Wilkesboro, Charlotte, Rockingham
    1987 Dale Earnhardt (X)(4): Darlington, North Wilkesboro, Bristol, Martinsville
    1991 Harry Gant (4): Darlington, Richmond, Dover, Martinsville
    1992 Bill Elliott (4): Rockingham, Richmond, Atlanta, Darlington
    1993 Mark Martin (4): Watkins Glen, Brooklyn, Bristol, Darlington
    1998 Jeff Gordon (X)(4): Pocono, Indianapolis, Watkins Glen, Michigan
    2007-Jimmie Johnson (X)(4): Martinsville, Atlanta, Texas, Phoenix
    (X = won the Cup Championship in that season)
    The last time a driver win five races in a row, was Richard Petty in 1971, the record is 10 by Petty in 1967.(11-18-2007)

  • Four Straight Wins in an Event: Ten times in NASCAR history, drivers have won a particular event at least four consecutive times. Following is a rundown of the previous ten instances.
    Driver Race Track Years
    Dan Gurney Motor Trend 500 Riverside 1963-66
    Richard Petty Nashville 400 Nashville 1964-67
    Richard Petty Old Dominion 500 Martinsville 1967-70
    Richard Petty Gwyn Staley 400 North Wilkesboro 1970-75
    Richard Petty Capitol City 500 Richmond 1970-74
    Darrell Waltrip Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro 1981-84
    Darrell Waltrip Valleydale 500 Bristol 1981-84
    Rusty Wallace Hanes 500 Martinsville 1993-96
    Jeff Gordon Food City 500/Spring Race Bristol 1995-98
    Jeff Gordon Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington 1995-98
    (5-24-2006)

  • First Time Winners in Coke 600:
    Six drivers have won the spring race at Lowe's Motor Speedway [World/Coca-Cola 600] as their first career Cup win, four all went on to win at least one Cup championship in their careers:
    2009: David Reutimann [best points position is 16th in 2009]
    2007: Casey Mears [best points position was 14th in 2006]
    2000: Matt Kenseth [champ in 2003]
    1995: Bobby Labonte [champ in 2000]
    1994: Jeff Gordon [champ in 1995,1997,1998,2001]
    1961: David Pearson: [champ in 1966,1968,1969]
    (9-29-2009)

  • Four Straight nice, Seven is the record: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Cup win was his fourth straight at Talladega, breaking a tie with Buddy Baker for consecutive wins at the track, but it is not the first time a driver has gone four-fer at one track. Bill Elliott was the last driver to do it, winning four straight at Michigan International Speedway in 1985-86. The all-time record is seven straight, co-held by Richard Petty (Richmond, 1970-73) and Darrell Waltrip (Bristol, 1981-84).(The State)(4-7-2003)

  • Talladega Sweep: Dale Earnhardt Jr. became the first driver to sweep both major [NASCAR] events on a single NASCAR weekend since Burton won Nationwide Series and Winston Cup events at Phoenix International Raceway in November 2000. Earnhardt also won the Aaron's 312, a Nationwide Series race, on Saturday.(Gaston Gazette) AND By winning the Nationwide race and the Cup race at Daytona over the weekend, Earnhardt became the fourth driver to accomplish the feat at Talladega. The others were Ernie Irvan in 1992, Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 1993 and Mark Martin in 1997.(Alabama Live)(4-7-2003)

  • Memorial Day Weekend/Labor Day Weekend Doubles - rare: #9-Kasey Kahne's win at California marks just the 4th time in the modern era that the winner of the Memorial Day weekend Cup race went on to win the Labor Day weekend Cup race in the same season. The others were David Pearson in 1976, Jeff Gordon in 1997, and again Jeff Gordon in 1998. Those 3 instances occurred when the Labor Day weekend race was held at Darlington Raceway, while the Memorial Day race has always been held at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte during the modern era. Also it should be noted both times when Gordon accomplished this feat, he went on to win the Sprint Cup championship.(9-4-2006)

  • Winning both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide race in the same year at Daytona in February
    1988: Bobby Allison
    1989: Darrell Waltrip
    2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    2007: Kevin Harvick
    Earnhardt Jr. and Allison are the only drivers ever to win a Twin 125 / Gatorade Duek 150, Busch / Nationwide and Sprint Cup race in the same Speedweeks.

  • Hendrick Motorsports joins elite group again: With #48-Jimmie Johnson winning at Michigan on June 15, 2014, the first time Johnson has won at that track, Hendrick Motorsports won five straight races [#48-Johnson: Michigan, Charlotte, Dover; #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Pocono; #24-Gordon: Kansas](6-17-2014).
    2007: With #25-Casey Mears winning the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports won five straight races [#25-Mears: Charlotte; #24-Gordon: Phoenix, Talladega, Darlington; and #48-Johnson: Richmond], the first team to do so since Petty Enterprises did so in 1971. Carl Kiekhafer's team holds the record with 16 in 1956 with four drivers [the team won 40 of 56 races that season]PE also hold the record with 10 straight in 1967 [with Richard Petty winning all 10], the list:
    2014 - Hendrick Motorsports - 5 wins in a row 5/10 to 6/15
    2007 - Hendrick Motorsports - 5 wins in a row 4/22 to 5/27
    1971 - Petty Enterprises - 5 wins in a row from 7/14 to 8/1
    1967 - Petty Enterprises - 10 in a row from 8/12 to 10/1
    1963 - Petty Enterprises - 6 in a row from 4/14 to 5/5
    1962 - Petty Enterprises - 6 in a row from 8/5 to 8/21
    1956 - Carl Kiekhafer - 16 in a row from 3/25 to 6/3
    (6-15-2014)

  • Whoops, Allison back to 84 wins: Darrell Waltrip is again tied for third all-time in career wins after NASCAR disallowed Bobby Allison's claim to an additional win. Darrell Waltrip's place in the NASCAR record book has shifted again. The record for all-time victories will be revised to put the Franklin resident back in a third-place tie with Bobby Allison at 84 wins apiece, NASCAR Vice President Jim Hunter said. Hunter said a ''computer glitch'' resulted in a change to the records last year that awarded Allison one more win than Waltrip. ''As long as they don't take any wins away from me, I don't care,'' Waltrip said yesterday at the NASCAR Nextel Media Tour. Both remain behind Richard Petty (200 wins) and David Pearson (105). Allison for decades has claimed that he owned a 1971 victory at North Wilkesboro, N.C., for which he was never credited. NASCAR had ruled that win didn't qualify as a victory in what was then the Grand National Series [now Nextel Cup]. Said racing historian Bob Moore: ''Bobby was driving a Mustang in what was then the Grand American Series. NASCAR needed to fill out the field at North Wilkesboro that day and invited him to enter the car in its Grand National race. After Bobby won the race he was told it didn't count as a Grand National win.'' Allison appeared to have won the argument. Last year NASCAR's media update book listed Allison with 85 wins and Waltrip with 84. ''There had been some discussion with NASCAR about changing the record,'' Moore said. ''Apparently the editor of the update book thought a decision had been made to give Bobby the win and printed the revised record.''(Tennessean)(1-26-2005)

  • Allison wins up a notch UPDATE sort of: hadn't heard this..so.....When Darrell Waltrip quit Cup racing four years ago, he was tied with fellow retiree Bobby Allison at third in all-time wins. According to the NASCAR record book, both had 84 victories (behind Richard Petty's 200 and David Pearson's 105). At the start of the 2004 season, however, those records were altered. Allison was awarded an 85th win, leaving him alone in third and dropping Waltrip to fourth. Allison had long argued that decades ago he won a race for which he was never credited. There was a dispute over whether the race Allison won was, at the time, part of NASCAR's official premier series [he won in a Mustang]. Last year NASCAR finally decided in Allison's favor. Waltrip held the distinction as the driver with the most wins in NASCAR's modern era (1972-present), during which time all of his 84 victories came until Jeff Gordon won his 85th, Gordon is now the driver with the most wins in the modern era, with 87. Third is Dale Earnhardt (76) followed by Cale Yarborough (69), Petty (60) and Allison (55).(Tennessean)(1-5-2005/8-13-2013)
    UPDATE: from a DW Q&A column at FoxSports.com: Linda from Manassas, Va.: I just read where NASCAR, after reviewing the situation, has given Bobby Allison a win he had in a Mustang. Wonder if NASCAR will ever "review the situation" and give you the win at North Wilkesboro that they gave to Brett Bodine?! [no idea what that one is about??]
    DW's Answer: "I heard through the grapevine - through Jayski actually - that NASCAR had revised the results after 30 years and given Bobby Allison credit for some race that he won in a Mustang. No one has called me and told me anything about it, not that they necessarily would. A Mustang has never been a Cup car so I don't know if that change is official or not. If it is, it would be one of those things that make you go "Hmmm."(FoxSports), been told by sources that Bobby Allison also had not heard about the win being added.(1-12-2005)


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