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Nextel Cup Series Champions

Originally the Grand National Championship, 1949-70, then the Winston Cup Series Championship, 1971-2003, and based on official NASCAR records. Note that earnings totals include bonus awards.

Multiple winners: (drivers) Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty (7); Jeff Gordon (4); David Pearson, Lee Petty, Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough (3); Buck Baker, Tim Flock, Ned Jarrett, Terry Labonte, Herb Thomas and Joe Weatherly (2).

Multiple winners: (cars) Chevrolet (22); Ford (6); Plymouth (5); Dodge, Oldsmobile and Pontiac (4); Buick and Hudson 3); and Chrysler (2).

Year Car #DriverCarOwnerStsWinsPolesEarnings
1949 22Red ByronOldsmobileRaymond Parks521$5,800
         
1950 60Bill RexfordOldsmobileJulian Buesink17106,175
1951 92Herb ThomasHudsonHerb Thomas347418,200
1952 91Tim FlockHudsonTed Chester338420,210
1953 92Herb ThomasHudsonHerb Thomas37111027,300
1954 42Lee PettyChryslerHerb Thomas347326,706
1955 300Tim FlockChryslerCarl Kiekhaefer38181933,750
1956 300BBuck BakerChevroletCarl Kiekhaefer48141229,790
1957 87Buck BakerChevroletBuck Baker4010524,712
1958 42Lee PettyOldsmobilePetty Enterprises497420,600
1959 42Lee PettyPlymouthPetty Enterprises4210245,570
         
1960 4Rex WhiteChevroletWhite-Clements406345,260
1961 11Ned JarrettChevroletW.G. Holloway Jr.461427,285
1962 8Joe WeatherlyPontiacBud Moore529656,110
1963 8Joe WeatherlyMercuryWood Brothers533658,110
1964 43Richard PettyPlymouthPetty Enterprises619898,810
1965 11Ned JarrettFordBondy Long5413977,960
1966 6David PearsonDodgeCotton Owens4214759,205
1967 43Richard PettyPlymouthPetty Enterprises482718130,275
1968 17David PearsonFordHolman-Moody481612118,842
1969 17David PearsonFordHolman-Moody511114183,700
         
1970 71Bobby IsaacDodgeNord Krauskopf471113121,470
1971 43Richard PettyPlymouthPetty Enterprises46219309,225
1972 43Richard PettyPlymouthPetty Enterprises3183227,015
1973 72Benny ParsonsChevroletL.G. DeWitt2810114,345
1974 43Richard PettyDodgePetty Enterprises30107299,175
1975 43Richard PettyDodgePetty Enterprises30133378,865
1976 11Cale YarboroughChevroletJunior Johnson3092387,173
1977 11Cale YarboroughChevroletJunior Johnson3093477,499
1978 11Cale YarboroughOldsmobileJunior Johnson30108530,751
1979 43Richard PettyChevroletPetty Enterprises3151531,292
         
1980 2Dale EarnhardtChevroletRod Osterlund3150588,926
1981 11Darrell WaltripBuickJunior Johnson311211693,342
1982 11Darrell WaltripBuickJunior Johnson30127873,118
1983 22Bobby AllisonBuickBill Gardner3060828,355
1984 44Terry LabonteChevroletBilly Hagan3022713,010
1985 11Darrell WaltripChevroletJunior Johnson28341,318,735
1986 3Dale EarnhardtChevroletRichard Childress29511,783,880
1987 3Dale EarnhardtChevroletRichard Childress291112,099,243
1988 9Bill ElliottFordHarry Meling29661,574,639
1989 27Rusty WallacePontiacRaymond Beadle29642,247,950
         
1990 3Dale EarnhardtChevroletRichard Childress29943,083,056
1991 3Dale EarnhardtChevroletRichard Childress29402,396,685
1992 7Alan KulwickiFordAlan Kulwicki29262,322,561
1993 3Dale EarnhardtChevroletRichard Childress30623,353,789
1994 3Dale EarnhardtChevroletRichard Childress31423,400,733
199524Jeff GordonChevroletRick Hendrick31784,347,343
19965Terry LabonteChevroletRick Hendrick31244,030,648
199724Jeff GordonChevroletRick Hendrick321016,375,658
199824Jeff GordonChevroletRick Hendrick331379,306,584
199988Dale JarrettFordRobert Yates34406,649,596
         
200018Bobby LabontePontiacJoe Gibbs34427,361,387
200124Jeff GordonChevroletRick Hendrick366610,879,757
2002 20 Tony Stewart Pontiac Joe Gibbs 36 3 2 9,163,761
2003 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Mark Martin 36 1 0 4,038,120

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