Wins by Car Numbers

See NEW page started in 2013 at NASCAR Sprint CUp Series wins by car number: 1949 - current

103 different car numbers have won a Cup series race.

Car Numbers that have never won a Cup POINTS race:
#'s 02,03,04,05,08,35,36,50,57,61,63,65,67,68,69,70,74,76,79,82,84,93,94,95

So I have four charts: First Win by Number, Last Win by Number, Win's by Number and a Richard Petty chart.
the Win's by Number is the most at top down to the numbers that have never won a race, in over 50 seasons.

Where did I compile this info from?
I used the Forty Years of Stock Car Racing, Vols 1 thru 4 and the plus the Four 1990-1993 volume
all by Greg Fielden (for info on buying these see my Racing Bookstore Page).

Other sources: The Stock Car Encyclopedia and the UMI Press Guides and Yearbooks (see bookstore for info).
Oh yes, one final thing, this is UNOFFICIAL but compiled and checked to the best of my ability over two weeks
(late July 2000 thru Aug 2, 2000)

Some Notes:

  • Win 201 for #11: #11-Denny Hamlin's win in the AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was car #11's 201st win in the Sprint Cup Series. This win is now three wins ahead of the iconic #43 for all-time wins in Sprint Cup Series history for a car number. Richard Petty, who drove the #43 for most of his 200 wins, actually won 192 races running the #43 and 8 in other car numbers [#41 & #42]. The car number in third is the car #3 with 97 wins.(9-2-2012)

  • Win 200 for #11: #11-Denny Hamlin's win in the Irwin Tools Night Race Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway was car #11's 200th win in the Sprint Cup Series. This win is now 2 wins ahead of the iconic #43 for all-time wins in Sprint Cup Series history for a car number. Richard Petty, who drove the #43 for most of his 200 wins, actually won 192 races running the #43 and 8 in other car numbers [#41 & #42]. The car number in third is the car #3 with 97 wins.(8-25-2012)

  • Breakdown of wins by driver in the #11:
    Cale Yarborough (55)
    Ned Jarrett (49)
    Darrell Waltrip (43)
    Denny Hamlin (20)
    Junior Johnson (11)
    Bill Elliott (6)
    Geoff Bodine (4)
    Terry Labonte (4)
    Bobby Allison (3)
    Buddy Baker (2)
    A.J. Foyt (1)
    Mario Andretti (1)
    Parnelli Jones (1).(NASCAR)(8-25-2012)

  • New record, win 199 for car #11: #11-Denny Hamlin's win in the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway was car #11's 199th win in the Sprint Cup Series. This win passes the #43 for all-time wins in Sprint Cup Series history for a car number. Richard Petty, who drove the #43 for most of his 200 wins, actually won 192 races running the #43 and 8 in other car numbers [#41 & #42]. The car number in third is the car #3 with 97 wins.(4-22-2012)

  • Win 198 for #11 ties the #43: #11-Denny Hamlin's win in the Subway Fit Fresh 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway was car #11's 198th win in the Sprint Cup Series. Now tied for all-time in Sprint Cup Series history for a car number. #43, which also has 198 wins in 2319 Sprint Cup races is tied with with the #11, 3rd is the #3 at 97 wins.(3-4-2012)

  • First win for #4 since 1998: Kasey Kahne's win in the 2011 Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway was the 45th ever win for a car #4 and the first since Bobby Hamilton won at Martinsville, VA running the #4 on April 20, 1998.(11-13-2011)

  • Win 197 for #11: #11-Denny Hamlin's win in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway was car #11's 197th win in the Sprint Cup Series. Second all-time in Sprint Cup Series history for a car number. #43, which has 198 wins in 2296 Sprint Cup races is the leader, 3rd is the #3 at 97 wins.(6-19-2011)

  • First win for #78 since 1955: Regan Smith's win in the 2011 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was the 5th ever win for a car #78 and the first since Jim Paschal won at Columbia, SC running the #78 on July 9, 1955.(5-7-2011)

  • #39 is the 103rd car number to win: when Ryan Newman won the Subway Fresh Fit 600(k) at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, April 10, 2010, it was the first Sprint Cup win ever for a car number 39, being the 103rd different car number [as far as I can calculate] that has won in the Sprint Cup series.(4-10-2010)

  • Martin sets wins in a season for a #5 car: Mark Martin made 2009 the most successful season ever [in term of wins] for the #5 car in terms of wins, Martin won five races in 2009, the most ever by the #5 car. The car #5 has won a total of 39 races in 1277 starts. Below are the top four seasons for wins by the #5 car.
    Year, Driver, Wins
    2009, Mark Martin, 5
    1995, Terry Labonte, 3
    1994, Terry Labonte, 3
    1984, Geoff Bodine. 3
    Most Wins in car #5: Terry Labonte with 12
    BUT Terry Labonte won the 1996 Sprint Cup Championship running the #5 car, winning 2 races.(ESPN and Racing Reference)(11-27-2009)

  • First win for #83 since 1988: With Brian Vickers win in the CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16th, it was only the second ever win for a car using the #83 in Sprint Cup Series history. The last and only other time a car using the #83 won a Sprint Cup race was on March 27, 1988, when Lake Speed got his only career win at Darlington Raceway, running the #83 Wynn's Oldsmobile.(8-17-2009)

  • 1st win for the car #14 since 1968: with #14-Tony Stewart's win at Pocono on 6/7/2009, it is the first time the #14 has visited victory lane in the Sprint Cup Series since Bobby Allison won at Montogomery, AL on Decemer 8, 1968. It is the 27th time a car with the #14 has won in the series. The first time the #14 won was in 1951 with Fonty Flock. The #43 has the most with 198 [Richard Petty didn't win all his races in the #43] followed by the #11 with 184 [besides Hamlin others who have won in #11 include Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, Mario Andretti, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltip, Bill Elliott among many others].(6-7-2009)

  • #00 is the 102nd car number to win: when David Reutimann won the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Monday, May 25, 2009, it was the first Sprint Cup win ever for a car number 00, being the 102nd different car number [as far as I can calculate] that has won in the Sprint Cup series. It was also David Reutimann's first Sprint Cup Series win.(5-25-2009)

  • #09 is the 101st car number to win: when Brad Keselowski won the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 26, 2009, it was the first Sprint Cup win ever for a car number 09, being the 101st different car number [as far as I can calculate] that has won in the Cup series. It was also Brad Keselowski's first Cup Series win.(4-26-2009)

  • #07 is the 100th car number to win: when Clint Bowyer won the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway on Sunday, Sept 16, 2007, it was the first Cup win ever for a car number 07, being the 100th different car number [as far as I can calculate] that has won in the Cup series. It was also Clint Bowyer's first Cup Series win.(9-17-2007)

  • History of the #8: in part from an ESPN.com article: 82 drivers have run the #8, beginning with Billy Carden, from Mableton, Ga., started third and finished 15th in NASCAR's second-ever Strictly Stock (now Nextel Cup) race, run on the grueling 4.15-mile beach and road course in Daytona. The #8 has run a total of 1,264 Cup races, steered by two Jacks, three Joes, six Dicks, and guys named Possum, Pop, Tiny, Skip, Banjo, Elmo, Bud, L.D., J.D., E.J. and D.K. Earnhardt is the third Junior to drive the car and isn't even the first Dale Earnhardt. Senior made one start at Charlotte in '75. Dale Jr. is not the racer responsible for the majority of the #8's visits to Victory Lane. That distinction belongs to Little Joe Weatherly, considered by some to be the most talented driver ever to own a NASCAR license and by most to be among the greatest partyers in American history. Weatherly slipped into the #8 in 1961, having already won four races with other teams and numbers as he bounced from team to team. But it was in car owner Bud Moore's Pontiac that Weatherly became a legend. From 1961 to '63, he started 109 races in the #8, earning 20 wins, 16 poles, and back-to-back championships in '62 and '63. For those of you scoring at home, that means Little Joe tops Little E in wins, poles, championships. Unfortunately, Weatherly died behind the wheel of #8 at the Riverside, Calif., road course only five races into the '64 season and the numeral went into a nosedive. For the next 35 years, the number won only one race despite having some all-time all-stars behind the wheel. However, between Weatherly's last win on Oct. 27, 1963, and Dale Jr.'s first on April 2, 2000, one other man was able to celebrate a victory as Driver #8. On July 27, 1986, at Talladega Superspeedway, Hillin was the original, check that, only young gun in the Winston Cup Series. On a wild day that saw 26 different leaders and an epic multicar crash on the final lap, the pride of Midland, Texas, became the third-youngest driver to win a Cup race. Of the 82 men who have driven the #8, his win is one more win than 79 of them. Totals (as of Watkins Glen, Aug. 17): 1,264 starts, 38 wins, 300,817 laps run, 8,465 laps led $41,227,649 won. (see full article and list of drivers who have driven the #8 at ESPN.com)(8-20-2007)

  • 1st win for the car #26 since 1990: with #26-Jamie McMurray's win at Daytona on July 7th, it is the first time the #26 has visited victory lane in the Nextel Cup Series since Brett Bodine won at North Wilkesboro Speedway on March 22, 1990. It is the 21st time a car with the #26 has won in the series. The first time the #26 won was in 1958 with Curtis Turner. The #43 has the most with 198 [Richard Petty didn't win all his races in the #43] followed by the #11 with 183 [besides Hamlin other who have won in #11 include Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, Mario Andretti, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltip, Bill Elliott among many others].(7-7-2007)

  • #31 back in the winners circle: Jeff Burton is only the 2nd person to ever win a Cup race running the #31 after winning at Dover on Sept 24, 2006. Robby Gordon [also for RCR] was the last winner in the #31, at Watkins Glen in August 2003 and was the first winner ever in the #31 at New Hampshire in November 2001, the #31 has now won four times.(9-26-2006)

  • #9: Bill Elliott won 38 races in the #9 and 6 in the #11; Herb Thomas won 1 race in the #9, Donald Thomas 1 race in the #9 and a car with the #9 didn't win again until Elliott in 1983. Kasey Kahne has won any races in the #9 since he started in the #9 in 2004.(5-28-2006)

  • #16 when Greg Biffle won with the #16 at Daytona on July 5th, 2003, it was the first time since September 1st, 1975 at Darlington when Bobby Allison won that the #16 has been in victory lane.(7-9-2003)

  • #38 Breaks Long Streak: when was the last time a car with the number 38 won a Cup race? How about on 11/26/1959, when Ned Jarrett won at Columbia, SC. The #38 has now won 6 times with Elliott Sadler's win at Texas. Twenty (20) car numbers that have NOT won yet [not count 0x or numbers with more then two digits] #'s: 35, 36, 39, 50, 57, 61, 63, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 76, 79, 82, 84, 93, 94, 95. Of those numbers, only the #50 with Arnold Motorsports is a full-time team.(4-7-2004)

  • NOTE: in August 1971, Bobby Allison won at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC running a Mustang [Ford], the #49, Allison was not and has not been credited with that victory [is listed as 84 wins not 85], as he ran an 'unapproved car'. NASCAR's weekly media book lists 48 races run in 1971 but only 47 manufacters counted as winning.
    from many sources and kept up to date since by Jayski. The #49 is not credited a win on this chart.(4-30-2011)


    Car Numbers that have never won a Cup POINTS race:
    #'s 02,03,04,05,08,35,36,50,57,61,63,65,67,68,69,70,74,76,79,82,84,93,94,95

    Count Rank Car# Wins Last Driver to Win Race Date First Driver to Win Race Date

    Driver in RED is the last car# to win
    Drivers in BLUE has won a race in the current season

    More info on Car Number stats at racing-reference.info


    NOTES: had a few questions on why the #43 is not at 200 which is how many wins Richard Petty had
    but Petty won races using the #41(6) and the #42(2).
    Also other drivers have won with the #43. See Chart:

    Other Drivers Who won in the #43
    Driver Track Date
    Lee Petty N Wilkesboro 4/5/1959
    Jim Paschal Bowman-Gray Stadium 4/15/1963
    Jim Paschal Tar-Heel Speedway 5/5/1963
    Bobby Hamilton Phoenix 10/27/1996
    Bobby Hamilton Rockingham 10/27/1997
    John Andretti Martinsville 4/18/1999
    Richard Petty 192 wins  
    so 192+1+1+2+2=198
         
    Richard Pettys other wins, diff #'s
    Car# Track Date
    #41 Columbia Speedway 5/2/1963
    #41 Old Dominion Speedway 5/18/1963
    #41 Birmingham 6/9/1963
    #41 Greenville Pickens 7/30/1963
    #41 South Boston 10/20/1963
    #41 Harris Speedway 10/25/1965
    #42 Roanoke Speedway 8/15/1962
    #42 Augusta Speedway 11/14/1965
    so 192+2+6=200

    • 1-2 #21 and #43 and vs: After the historically reminiscent 1-2 finish by the 21 and 43 cars last Sunday a lot of people wrote to ask me when was the last time that happened. I finally broke out the books and a half cup of rock and rye to research it. The best I can tell the last time the 21 and 43 cars finished 1-2 in that order was the 1976 Southern 500. (The 43 and 21 cars finished 1-2 three times that year, most notably in the Daytona 500, with Pearson winning all three races.) The last time the 43 and 21 car finished 1-2 in that order was the June, 1977 Riverside race. ( Petty and Pearson also finished 1-2 in the race previous to Riverside, the World 600.)(3-30-2001)


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