ALL TIME TOP 10/12 FINISHES
ALL TIME SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONS THRU 2012 SEASON
and some notes and facts

Updated 11-18-2012
YEAR Champ 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
CLASSIC POINTS 1949-1974, many different points systems used
1949 Red Byron Lee Petty Bob Flock Bill Blair Fonty Flock Curtis Turner Ray Erickson Tim Flock Glen Dunnaway Frank Mundy
842.5 725.0 704.0 567.5 554.5 430.0 422.0 421.0 384.0 375.0
1950 Bill Rexford Fireball Roberts Lee Petty Lloyd Moore Curtis Turner Johnny Mantz Chuck Mahoney Dick Linder Jim Florian Bill Blair
1,959.0 1,848.5 1,590.0 1,398.0 1,375.5 1,282.0 1,217.5 1,121.0 801.0 766.0
1951 Herb Thomas Fonty Flock Tim Flock Lee Petty Frank Mundy Buddy Shuman James Taylor Dick Rathmann Bill Snowden Joe Eubanks
4,208.5 4,062.3 3,722.5 2,392.3 1,963.5 1,368.8 1,214.0 1,040.0 1,009.3 1,005.5
1952 Tim Flock Herb Thomas Lee Petty Fonty Flock Dick Rathmann Bill Blair Joe Eubanks Ray Duhigg Don Thomas Bobby Shuman
6,858.5 6,752.5 6,498.5 5,183.5 3,952.3 3,449.0 3,090.5 2,986.5 2,574.0 2,483.0
1953 Herb Thomas (2) Lee Petty Dick Rathmann Buck Baker Fonty Flock Tim Flock Jim Paschal Joe Eubanks Jim Lewallen Curtis Turner
8,460 7,814 7,362 6,713 6,174 5,011 4,211 3,603 3,508 3,508
1954 Lee Petty Herb Thomas Buck Baker Dick Rathmann Joe Eubanks Hershel McGriff Jim Paschal Jim Lewallen Curtis Turner Ralph Ligouri
8,649 8,366 6,893 6,760 5,467 5,137 3,903 3,233 2,994 2,955
1955 Tim Flock (2) Buck Baker Lee Petty Bob Welborn Herb Thomas Junior Johnson Eddy Skinner Jim Paschal Jim Lewallen Fonty Flock
9,596 9,088 7,194 5,460 5,186 4,810 4,652 4,572 4,360 4,266
1956 Buck Baker Herb Thomas Al Thompson Lee Petty Jim Paschal Bill Myers Fireball Roberts Ralph Moody Tim Flock Marvin Panch
9,272 8,586 8,328 8,324 7,878 6,920 5,794 5,548 5,062 4,680
1957 Buck Baker (2) Marvin Panch Al Thompson Lee Petty Jack Smith Fireball Roberts Johnny Allen L. D. Austin Bob King Jim Paschal
10,716 9,956 8,580 8,528 8,464 8,268 7,068 6,532 5,740 5,136
1958 Lee Petty (2) Buck Baker Al Thompson Lloyd Rollins Jack Smith L. D. Austin Rex White Junior Johnson Ed Pagan Jim Reed
12,232 11,586 8,792 8,124 7,666 6,972 6,552 6,380 4,910 4,762
YEAR Champion 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1959 Lee Petty (3) Cotton Owens Al Thompson Herman Beam Buck Baker Tom Pistone L. D. Austin Jack Smith Jim Reed Rex White
1,172 9,662 7,684 7,396 7,170 7,050 6,519 6,150 5,714 5,526
1960 Rex White Richard Petty Bobby Johns Buck Baker Ned Jarrett Lee Petty Junior Johnson Emanuel Zervakis Jim Paschal Banjo Mathews
21,164 17,228 14,964 14,674 14,660 14,510 9,932 9,720 8,968 8,458
1961 Ned Jarrett Rex White Emanuel Zervakis Joe Weatherly Fireball Roberts Junior Johnson Jack Smith Richard Petty Jim Paschal Buck Baker
27,272 26,442 22,312 17,894 17,600 17,178 15,186 14,984 13,922 13,746
1962 Joe Weatherly Richard Petty Ned Jarrett Jack Smith Rex White Jim Paschal Fred Lorenzen Fireball Roberts Marvin Panch David Pearson
30,836 28,440 25,336 22,870 19,424 18,128 17,554 16,380 15,138 14,404
1963 Joe Weatherly (2) Richard Petty Fred Lorenzen Ned Jarrett Fireball Roberts Jim Pardue Darel Dieringer David Pearson Rex White Tiny Lund
33,398 31,170 29,684 27,214 22,642 22,228 21,418 21,156 20,976 19,624
1964 Richard Petty Ned Jarrett David Pearson Billy Wade Jim Pardue Curtis Crider Jim Paschal Larry Thomas Buck Baker Marvin Panch
40,252 34,950 32,146 28,474 26,570 25,606 25,450 22,950 22,366 21,480
1965 Ned Jarrett (2) Dick Hutcherson Darel Dieringer G. C. Spencer Marvin Panch Bob Darrington J. T. Putney Neil Castles Buddy Baker Cale Yarborough
38,824 35,790 24,696 24,314 22,798 21,394 20,928 20,848 20,672 20,192
1966 David Pearson James Hylton Richard Petty Hensley Gray Paul Goldsmith Wendell Scott John Sears J. T. Putney Neil Castles Bobby Allison
35,638 33,688 22,952 22,468 22,078 21,702 21,432 21,208 20,446 19,910
1967 Richard Petty (2) James Hylton Dick Hutcherson Bobby Allison John Sears Jim Paschal David Pearson Neil Castles Elmo Langley Wendell Scott
42,472 36,444 33,658 30,812 29,078 27,624 26,302 23,218 22,286 20,700
1968 David Pearson (2) Bobby Isaac Richard Petty Clyde Lynn John Sears Elmo Langley James Hylton Jabe Thomas Wendell Scott Roy Tyner
3,499 3,373 3,123 3,041 3,017 2,823 2,719 2,687 2,685 2,504
YEAR Champion 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1969 David Pearson (3) Richard Petty James Hylton Neil Castles Elmo Langley Bobby Isaac John Sears Jabe Thomas Wendell Scott Cecil Gordon
4,170 3,813 3,750 3,530 3,383 3,301 3,166 3,103 3,015 3,002
1970 Bobby Isaac Bobby Allison James Hylton Richard Petty Neil Castles Elmo Langley Jabe Thomas Benny Parsons Dave Marcis Frank Warren
3,911 3,860 3,788 3,447 3,158 3,154 3,120 2,993 2,820 2,697
1971 Richard Petty (3) James Hylton Cecil Gordon Bobby Allison Elmo Langley Jabe Thomas Bill Champion Frank Warren J. D. McDuffie Walter Ballard
4,435 4,071 3,677 3,636 3,356 3,200 3,058 2,886 2,862 2,633
1972 Richard Petty (4) Bobby Allison James Hylton Cecil Gordon Benny Parsons Walter Ballard Elmo Langley John Sears Dean Dalton Ben Arnold
8,701.40 8,573.50 8,158.70 7,326.05 6,844.15 6,781.45 6,656.25 6,298.50 6,295.05 6,179.00
1973 Benny Parsons Cale Yarborough Cecil Gordon James Hylton Richard Petty Buddy Baker Bobby Allison Walter Ballard Elmo Langley J. D. McDuffie
7,173.80 7,106.65 7,046.80 6,972.75 6,877.95 6,327.60 6,272.30 5,955.70 5,826.85 5,743.90
1974 Richard Petty (5) Cale Yarborough David Pearson Bobby Allison Benny Parsons Dave Marcis Buddy Baker Earl Ross Cecil Gordon David Sisco
5,037.750 4,470.300 2,389.250 2,019.195 1,591.500 1,378.200 1,016.880 1,009.470 1,000.650 956.200
CLASSIC POINTS 1975-2003
YEAR Champion 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1975 Richard Petty (6) Dave Marcis James Hylton Benny Parsons Richard Childress Cecil Gordon Darrell Waltrip Elmo Langley Cale Yarborough Richard Brooks
4,783 4,061 3,914 3,820 3,818 3,702 3,462 3,399 3,295 3,182
1976 Cale Yarborough Richard Petty Benny Parsons Bobby Allison Lennie Pond Dave Marcis Buddy Baker Darrell Waltrip David Pearson Richard Brooks
4,644 4,449 4,304 4,097 3,930 3,875 3,745 3,505 3,483 3,447
1977 Cale Yarborough (2) Richard Petty Benny Parsons Darrell Waltrip Buddy Baker Richard Brooks James Hylton Bobby Allison Richard Childress Cecil Gordon
5,000 4,614 4,570 4,498 3,961 3,742 3,476 3,467 3,463 3,294
1978 Cale Yarborough (3) Bobby Allison Darrell Waltrip Benny Parsons Dave Marcis Richard Petty Lennie Pond Richard Brooks Buddy Arrington Richard Childress
4,841 4,367 4,362 4,350 4,335 3,949 3,794 3,769 3,626 3,566
YEAR Champion 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1979 Richard Petty (7) Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough Benny Parsons Joe Millikan Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Ricky Rudd Terry Labonte
4,830 4,819 4,633 4,604 4,256 4,014 3,749 3,735 3,642 3,615
1980 Dale Earnhardt Cale Yarborough Benny Parsons Richard Petty Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison Jody Ridley Terry Labonte Dave Marcis Richard Childress
4,661 4,642 4,278 4,255 4,329 4,019 3,972 3,766 3,745 3,742
1981 Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison Harry Gant Terry Labonte Jody Ridley Ricky Rudd Dale Earnhardt Richard Petty Dave Marcis Benny Parsons
4,880 4,827 4,210 4,052 4,002 3,988 3,975 3,880 3,507 3,449
1982 Darrell Waltrip (2) Bobby Allison Terry Labonte Harry Gant Richard Petty Dave Marcis Buddy Arrington Ron Bouchard Ricky Rudd Morgan Shepherd
4,489 4,417 4,211 3,877 3,814 3,666 3,642 3,545 3,537 3,451
1983 Bobby Allison Darrell Waltrip Bill Elliot Richard Petty Terry Labonte Neil Bonnett Harry Gant Dale Earnhardt Ricky Rudd Tim Richmond
4,667 4,620 4,279 4,042 4,004 3,842 3,790 3,732 3,693 3,612
YEAR Champ 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1984 Terry Labonte Harry Gant Bill Elliot Dale Earnhardt Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison Ricky Rudd Neil Bonnett Geoffrey Bodine Richard Petty
4,508 4,443 4,377 4,265 4,230 4,094 3,918 3,802 3,734 3,643
1985 Darrell Waltrip (3) Bill Elliot Harry Gant Neil Bonnett Geoffrey Bodine Ricky Rudd Terry Labonte Dale Earnhardt Kyle Petty Lake Speed
4,292 4,191 4,033 3,902 3,862 3,857 3,683 3,561 3,528 3,507
1986 Dale Earnhardt (2) Darrell Waltrip Tim Richmond Bill Elliot Ricky Rudd Rusty Wallace Bobby Allison Geoffrey Bodine Bobby Hillin Kyle Petty
4,468 4,180 4,174 3,844 3,823 3,762 3,698 3,678 3,546 3,537
1987 Dale Earnhardt (3) Bill Elliot Terry Labonte Darrell Waltrip Rusty Wallace Ricky Rudd Kyle Petty Richard Petty Bobby Allison Ken Schrader
4,696 4,207 4,007 3,911 3,818 3,742 3,737 3,708 3,530 3,405
1988 Bill Elliot Rusty Wallace Dale Earnhardt Terry Labonte Ken Schrader Geoffrey Bodine Darrell Waltrip Davey Allison Phil Parsons Sterling Marlin
4,488 4,464 4,256 4,007 3,858 3,799 3,764 3,631 3,630 3,621
YEAR Champion 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1989 Rusty Wallace Dale Earnhardt Mark Martin Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader Bill Elliot Harry Gant Ricky Rudd Geoffrey Bodine Terry Labonte
4,176 4,164 4,053 3,971 3,786 3,774 3,610 3,608 3,600 3,569
1990 Dale Earnhardt (4) Mark Martin Geoffrey Bodine Bill Elliot Morgan Shepherd Rusty Wallace Ricky Rudd Alan Kulwicki Ernie Irvan Ken Schrader
4,430 4,404 4,017 3,999 3,689 3,676 3,601 3,599 3,593 3,572
1991 Dale Earnhardt (5) Ricky Rudd Davey Allison Harry Gant Ernie Irvan Mark Martin Sterling Marlin Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader Rusty Wallace
4,287 4,092 4,088 3,985 3,925 3,914 3,839 3,711 3,690 3,582
1992 Alan Kulwicki Bill Elliot Davey Allison Harry Gant Kyle Petty Mark Martin Ricky Rudd Terry Labonte Darrell Waltrip Sterling Marlin
4,078 4,068 4,015 3,955 3,945 3,887 3,735 3,674 3,659 3,603
1993 Dale Earnhardt (6) Rusty Wallace Mark Martin Dale Jarrett Kyle Petty Ernie Irvan Morgan Shepherd Bill Elliot Ken Schrader Ricky Rudd
4,526 4,446 4,150 4,000 3,860 3,834 3,807 3,774 3,715 3,644
YEAR Champ 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1994 Dale Earnhardt (7) Mark Martin Rusty Wallace Ken Schrader Ricky Rudd Morgan Shepherd Terry Labonte Jeff Gordon Darrell Waltrip Bill Elliot
4,694 4,250 4,207 4,060 4,050 4,029 3,876 3,776 3,688 3,617
1995 Jeff Gordon Dale Earnhardt Sterling Marlin Mark Martin Rusty Wallace Terry Labonte Ted Musgrave Bill Elliot Ricky Rudd Terry Labonte
4,614 4,580 4,361 4,320 4,240 4,146 3,949 3,746 3,734 3,718
1996 Terry Labonte (2) Jeff Gordon Dale Jarrett Dale Earnhardt Mark Martin Ricky Rudd Bill Elliot Sterling Marlin Bobby Hamilton Ernie Irvan
4,657 4,620 4,568 4,327 4,278 3,845 3,717 3,682 3,639 3,632
1997 Jeff Gordon (2) Dale Jarrett Mark Martin Jeff Burton Dale Earnhardt Terry Labonte Bobby Labonte Bill Elliot Rusty Wallace Ken Schrader
4,710 4,696 4,681 4,285 4,216 4,177 4,101 3,836 3,598 3,576
1998 Jeff Gordon (3) Mark Martin Dale Jarrett Rusty Wallace Jeff Burton Bobby Labonte Jeremy Mayfield Dale Earnhardt Terry Labonte Bobby Hamilton
5,328 4,964 4,619 4,501 4,415 4,180 4,157 3,928 3,901 3,786
1999 Dale Jarrett Bobby Labonte Mark Martin Tony Stewart Jeff Burton Jeff Gordon Dale Earnhardt Rusty Wallace Ward Burton Mike Skinner
5,262 5,061 4,943 4,774 4,733 4,620 4,492 4,155 4,062 4,003
2000 Bobby Labonte Dale Earnhardt Jeff Burton Dale Jarrett Ricky Rudd Tony Stewart Rusty Wallace Mark Martin Jeff Gordon Ward Burton
5130 4865 4836 4684 4575 4570 4544 4410 4361 4152
2001 Jeff Gordon (4) Tony Stewart Sterling Marlin Ricky Rudd Dale Jarrett Bobby Labonte Rusty Wallace Dale Earnhardt Jr Kevin Harvick Jeff Burton
5112 4763 4741 4706 4612 4561 4481 4460 4406 4394
2002 Tony Stewart Mark Martin Kurt Busch Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Ryan Newman Rusty Wallace Matt Kenseth Dale Jarrett Ricky Rudd
4800 4762 4641 4607 4600 4593 4574 4432 4415 4323
2003 Matt Kenseth Jimmie Johnson Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon Kevin Harvick Ryan Newman Tony Stewart Bobby Labonte Bill Elliott Terry Labonte
5022 4932 4815 4785 4770 4711 4549 4377 4303 4162

"WHAT IF" - the OLD Point System - if there was NO CHASE
YEAR
# races
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2004 Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Dale Earnhardt Jr Kurt Busch
(Chase Champ)
Tony Stewart Mark Martin Jamie McMurray Matt Kenseth Ryan Newman Elliott Sadler
36 5042 4995 4869 4795 4701 4597 4597 4376 4361 4315
2005 Tony Stewart
(Chase Champ)
Greg Biffle Jimmie Johnson Mark Martin Carl Edwards Rusty Wallace Matt Kenseth Ryan Newman Jeremy Mayfield Kurt Busch
36 5199 4984 4771 4676 4597 4512 4451 4409 4281 4248
2006 Jimmie Johnson
(Chase Champ)
Matt Kenseth Kevin Harvick Tony Stewart Denny Hamlin Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton Kasey Kahne Mark Martin
36 5158 5154 4838 4727 4725 4641 4567 4535 4497 4484
2007 Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson
(Chase Champ)
Tony Stewart Matt Kenseth Denny Hamlin Kyle Busch Carl Edwards Clint Bowyer Jeff Burton Kurt Busch
36 5455 5102 4749 4718 4623 4585 4574 4556 4549 4371
2008 Carl Edwards Jimmie Johnson
(Chase Champ)
Kyle Busch Greg Biffle Jeff Burton Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart Clint Bowyer
36 5236 5220 4984 4747 4709 4691 4605 4537 4487 4487

CHASE 'PLAYOFFS' POINTS SYSTEM 2004-2006
Version 1, 10 drivers
YEAR
# races
Chase
Champ
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2004
36
Kurt Busch Jimmie Johnson Jeff Gordon Mark Martin Dale Earnhardt Jr Tony Stewart Ryan Newman Matt Kenseth Elliott Sadler Jeremy Mayfield
6506 6498 6490 6399 6368 6326 6180 6069 6024 6000
2005
36
Tony Stewart (2) Greg Biffle Carl Edwards Mark Martin Jimmie Johnson Ryan Newman Matt Kenseth Rusty Wallace Jeremy Mayfield Kurt Busch
6533 6498 6498 6428 6406 6359 6352 6140 6073 5974
2006
36
Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt Jr Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton Kasey Kahne Mark Martin Kyle Busch
6475 6419 6407 6397 6328 6256 6228 6183 6168 6027

CHASE 'PLAYOFFS' POINTS SYSTEM 2007-2010
Version 2, 12 drivers
YEAR
# races
Chase
Champ
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
2007
36
#48-Jimme Johnson (2) #24-Jeff Gordon #07-Clint Bowyer #17-Matt Kenseth #5-Kyle Busch #20-Tony Stewart #2-Kurt Busch #31-Jeff Burton #99-Carl Edwards #29-Kevin Harvick #1-Martin Truex Jr. #11-Denny Hamlin
6723 6646 6377 6298 6293 6242 6231 6231 6222 6199 6164 6143
2008
36
#48-Jimmie Johnson (3) #99-Carl Edwards #16-Greg Biffle #29-Kevin Harvick #07-Clint Bowyer #31-Jeff Burton #24-Jeff Gordon #11-Denny Hamlin #20-Tony Stewart #18-Kyle Busch #17-Matt Kenseth #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6684 6615 6467 6408 6381 6335 6316 6214 6202 6186 6184 6127
2009
36
#48-Jimmie Johnson (4) #5-Mark Martin #24-Jeff Gordon #2-Kurt Busch #11-Denny Hamlin #14-Tony Stewart #16-Greg Biffle #42-Juan Pablo Montoya #39-Ryan Newman #9-Kasey Kahne #99-Carl Edwards #83-Brian Vickers
6652 6511 6473 6446 6335 6309 6292 6252 6175 6128 6118 5929
2010
36
#48-Jimmie Johnson (5) #11-Denny Hamlin #29-Kevin Harvick #99-Carl Edwards #17-Matt Kenseth #16-Greg Biffle #14-Tony Stewart #18-Kyle Busch #24-Jeff Gordon #33-Clint Bowyer #2-Kurt Busch #31-Jeff Burton
6622 6583 6581 6393 6294 6247 6221 6182 6176 6155 6142 6033

CHASE 'PLAYOFFS' POINTS SYSTEM 2011-Current
New points system, 12 drivers
YEAR
# races
Chase
Champ
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
2011
36
#14-Tony Stewart (3) #99-Carl Edwards #29-Kevin Harvick #17-Matt Kenseth #2-Brad Keselowski #48-Jimmie Johnson #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. #24-Jeff Gordon #11-Denny Hamlin #39-Ryan Newman #22-Kurt Busch #18-Kyle Busch(A11)
2403
(5 wins)
2403
(1 win)
2345 2330 2319 2304 2290 2287 2284 2284 2262 2262
2012
36
#2-Brad Keselowski #15-Clint Bowyer #48-Jimmie Johnson #5-Kasey Kahne #16-Greg Biffle #11-Denny Hamlin #17-Matt Kenseth #29-Kevin Harvick #14-Tony Stewart #24-Jeff Gordon #56-Martin Truex Jr. #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2400 2361 2360 2345 2332 2329 2324 2321 2311 2303 2299 2245

A11 = suspended 1 race, miss Texas in Nov.
A12 = missed two races due to injury, missed Kansas & Charlotte in Oct

Compiled from many sources:


SOME CHAMPIONSHIP FACTS