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The NASCAR Cup Series was formerly known as Strictly Stock (1949), Grand National (1950-1970), Winston Cup Grand National (1971-1985), Winston Cup (1986-2003), Nextel Cup (2004-2007), Sprint Cup (2008-2016) and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2017-2019).

Click on the Year to see detailed race results and standings for that year.

   

Total races through 2020: 2,642

Year Races Champion Car Owner Champion's Crew Chief Rookie of the Year Most Popular Driver Manufacturers' Championship
2021
2020 36 Chase Elliott Rick Hendrick Alan Gustafson Cole Custer Chase Elliott Ford
2019 36 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Adam Stevens Daniel Hemric Chase Elliott Toyota
2018 36 Joey Logano Roger Penske Todd Gordon William Byron Chase Elliott Ford
2017 36 Martin Truex, Jr. Barney Visser Cole Pearn Erik Jones Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Toyota
2016 36 Jimmie Johnson Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus Chase Elliott Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Toyota
2015 36 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Adam Stevens Brett Moffitt Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2014 36 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing Rodney Childers Kyle Larson Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2013 36 Jimmie Johnson Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2012 36 Brad Keselowski Roger Penske Paul Wolfe Stephen Leicht Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2011 36 Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Racing Darian Grubb Andy Lally Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2010 36 Jimmie Johnson Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus Kevin Conway Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2009 36 Jimmie Johnson Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus Joey Logano Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2008 36 Jimmie Johnson Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus Regan Smith Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2007 36 Jimmie Johnson Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus
Ron Malec
Juan Pablo Montoya Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2006 36 Jimmie Johnson Rick Hendrick Chad Knaus
Darian Grubb
Denny Hamlin Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2005 36 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Greg Zipadelli Kyle Busch Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2004 36 Kurt Busch Jack Roush Jimmy Fennig Kasey Kahne Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2003 36 Matt Kenseth Jack Roush Robbie Reiser Jamie McMurray Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
2002 36 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Greg Zipadelli Ryan Newman Bill Elliott Ford
2001 36 Jeff Gordon Rick Hendrick Robbie Loomis Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet
2000 34 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Jimmy Makar Matt Kenseth Bill Elliott Ford
1999 34 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Todd Parrott Tony Stewart Bill Elliott Ford
1998 33 Jeff Gordon Rick Hendrick Ray Evernham Kenny Irwin, Jr. Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1997 32 Jeff Gordon Rick Hendrick Ray Evernham Mike Skinner Bill Elliott Ford
1996 31 Terry Labonte Rick Hendrick Gary DeHart Johnny Benson, Jr. Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1995 31 Jeff Gordon Rick Hendrick Ray Evernham Ricky Craven Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1994 31 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Andy Petree Jeff Burton Bill Elliott Ford
1993 30 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Andy Petree Jeff Gordon Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1992 29 Alan Kulwicki Alan Kulwicki Paul Andrews Jimmy Hensley Bill Elliott Ford
1991 29 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine Bobby Hamilton Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1990 29 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine Rob Moroso Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet
1989 29 Rusty Wallace Raymond Beadle Barry Dodson Dick Trickle Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet
1988 29 Bill Elliott Harry Melling Ernie Elliott Ken Bouchard Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1987 29 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine Davey Allison Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1986 29 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine Alan Kulwicki Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1985 28 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson Jeff Hammond Ken Schrader Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1984 30 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Dale Inman Rusty Wallace Bill Elliott Chevrolet
1983 30 Bobby Allison Bill Gardner Gary Nelson Sterling Marlin Bobby Allison Chevrolet
1982 30 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson Jeff Hammond
Mike Hill
Doug Richert
Geoffrey Bodine Bobby Allison Buick
1981 31 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson Tim Brewer Ron Bouchard Bobby Allison Buick
1980 31 Dale Earnhardt Rod Osterlund Doug Richert Jody Ridley Bobby Allison Chevrolet
1979 31 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dale Inman Dale Earnhardt David Pearson Chevrolet
1978 30 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson Tim Brewer
Travis Carter
Ronnie Thomas Richard Petty Chevrolet
1977 30 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson Herb Nab Ricky Rudd Richard Petty Chevrolet
1976 30 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson Herb Nab Skip Manning Richard Petty Chevrolet
1975 30 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dale Inman Bruce Hill Richard Petty Dodge
1974 30 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dale Inman Earl Ross Richard Petty Chevrolet
1973 28 Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt Travis Carter Lennie Pond Bobby Allison Chevrolet
1972 31 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dale Inman Larry Smith Bobby Allison Chevrolet
1971 48 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dale Inman Walter Ballard Bobby Allison Plymouth
1970 48 Bobby Isaac Nord Krauskopf Harry Hyde Bill Dennis Richard Petty Dodge
1969 54 David Pearson Holman-Moody Jake Elder Dick Brooks Bobby Isaac Ford
1968 49 David Pearson Holman-Moody (47 races)
Roy Trantham (1 race)
Jake Elder Pete Hamilton Richard Petty Ford
1967 49 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dale Inman Donnie Allison Cale Yarborough Ford
1966 49 David Pearson Cotton Owens Cotton Owens James Hylton Darel Dieringer Ford
1965 55 Ned Jarrett Bondy Long (53 races)
Jabe Thomas (1 race)
John Ervin Sam McQuagg Fred Lorenzen Ford
1964 62 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dale Inman Doug Cooper Richard Petty Ford
1963 55 Joe Weatherly Bud Moore (34 races)
Cliff Stewart (10 races)
Floyd Powell (2 races)
Wade Younts (2 races)
Pete Stewart (1 race)
Major Melton (1 race)
Worth McMillion (1 race)
Petty Enterprises (1 race)
Possum Jones (1 race)
Bud Moore Billy Wade Fred Lorenzen Ford
1962 53 Joe Weatherly Bud Moore (51 races)
Fred Harb (1 race)
Bud Moore Tom Cox Richard Petty Pontiac
1961 52 Ned Jarrett B.G. Holloway (44 races)
Ned Jarrett (2 races)
Bud Allman Woodie Wilson Joe Weatherly Chevrolet
1960 44 Rex White White-Clements (37 races)
Beau Morgan (1 race)
Scotty Cain (1 race)
L.D. Austin (1 race)
Louis Clements David Pearson Rex White Chevrolet
1959 44 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises Lee Petty Richard Petty Jack Smith Chevrolet
1958 51 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises Lee Petty Shorty Rollins Glen Wood Chevrolet
1957 53 Buck Baker Buck Baker (25 races)
Hugh Babb (15 races)
Bud Moore Ken Rush Fireball Roberts Ford
1956 56 Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer (44 races)
James Satcher (3 races)
John Whitford (1 race)
Carl Kiekhaefer   Curtis Turner Ford
1955 45 Tim Flock Carl Kiekhaefer (38 races)
H. Westmoreland (1 race)
Carl Kiekhaefer   Tim Flock* Oldsmobile
1954 37 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises (36 races)
Gary Drake (1 race)
Lee Petty Blackie Pitt Lee Petty* Hudson
1953 37 Herb Thomas Herb Thomas Smokey Yunick   Lee Petty* Hudson
1952 34 Tim Flock Ted Chester B.B. Blackburn   Lee Petty* Hudson
1951 41 Herb Thomas Herb Thomas (30 races)
Marshall Teague (2 races)
H. Westmoreland (1 race)
Leonard Tippett (1 race)
Smokey Yunick      
1950 19 Bill Rexford Julian Buesink Julian Buesink      
1949 8 Red Byron Raymond Parks Red Vogt   Curtis Turner  


* National award, covering all NASCAR series; Curtis Turner's 1949 award was voted by a NASCAR panel.