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All-time NASCAR Cup Series champions


See the complete list of NASCAR Cup Series champions, from the first champion Red Byron in 1949 all the way to the most recent.

The all-time list of NASCAR Cup Series champions starts with Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson, all of whom have seven career championships. It is an exclusive club of just 33 total drivers who have won a championship at NASCAR’s top level.

Below is the list of all-time champions in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Last update: Following 2019 season

Year Car Champion Make Wins Poles Margin of Victory
2019 18 Kyle Busch (2) Toyota 5 1 5
2018 22 Joey Logano Ford 3 1 5
2017 78 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 8 3 5
2016 48 Jimmie Johnson (7) Chevrolet 5 1 3
2015 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 5 1 1
2014 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 5 8 1
2013 48 Jimmie Johnson (6) Chevrolet 6 3 19
2012 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 5 0 39
2011 14 Tony Stewart (3) Chevrolet 5 1 0*
2010 48 Jimmie Johnson (5) Chevrolet 6 2 39
2009 48 Jimmie Johnson (4) Chevrolet 7 4 141
2008 48 Jimmie Johnson (3) Chevrolet 7 6 69
2007 48 Jimmie Johnson (2) Chevrolet 10 4 77
2006 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 5 1 56
2005 20 Tony Stewart (2) Chevrolet 5 3 35
2004 97 Kurt Busch Ford 3 1 8
2003 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 1 0 90
2002 20 Tony Stewart Pontiac 3 2 38
2001 24 Jeff Gordon (4) Chevrolet 6 6 349
2000 18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac 4 2 265
1999 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 4 0 201
1998 24 Jeff Gordon (3) Chevrolet 13 7 364
1997 24 Jeff Gordon (2) Chevrolet 10 1 14
1996 5 Terry Labonte (2) Chevrolet 2 4 37
1995 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 7 8 34
1994 3 Dale Earnhardt (7) Chevrolet 4 2 444
1993 3 Dale Earnhardt (6) Chevrolet 6 2 80
1992 7 Alan Kulwicki Ford 2 6 10
1991 3 Dale Earnhardt (5) Chevrolet 4 0 195
1990 3 Dale Earnhardt (4) Chevrolet 9 4 26
1989 27 Rusty Wallace Pontiac 6 4 12
1988 9 Bill Elliott Ford 6 6 24
1987 3 Dale Earnhardt (3) Chevrolet 11 1 489
1986 3 Dale Earnhardt (2) Chevrolet 5 1 288
1985 11 Darrell Waltrip (3) Chevrolet 3 4 101
1984 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 2 2 65
1983 22 Bobby Allison Buick 6 0 47
1982 11 Darrell Waltrip (2) Buick 12 7 72
1981 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick 12 11 53
1980 2 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet 5 0 19
1979 43 Richard Petty (7) Chevrolet 5 1 11
1978 11 Cale Yarborough (3) Oldsmobile 10 8 474
1977 11 Cale Yarborough (2) Chevrolet 9 3 386
1976 11 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet 9 2 195
1975 43 Richard Petty (6) Dodge 13 3 722
1974 43 Richard Petty (5) Dodge 10 7 567.45
1973 72 Benny Parsons Chevrolet 1 0 67.15
1972 43 Richard Petty (4) Plymouth 8 3 127.9
1971 43 Richard Petty (3) Plymouth 21 9 364
1970 71 Bobby Isaac Dodge 11 13 51
1969 17 David Pearson (3) Ford 11 14 357
1968 17 David Pearson (2) Ford 16 12 126
1967 43 Richard Petty (2) Plymouth 27 18 6028
1966 6 David Pearson Dodge 14 7 1950
1965 11 Ned Jarrett (2) Ford 13 9 3034
1964 43 Richard Petty Plymouth 9 8 5302
1963 8 Joe Weatherly (2) Pontiac 3 6 2228
1962 8 Joe Weatherly Pontiac 9 6 2396
1961 11 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet 1 4 830
1960 4 Rex White Chevrolet 6 3 3936
1959 42 Lee Petty (3) Plymouth 10 2 1830
1958 42 Lee Petty (2) Oldsmobile 7 4 644
1957 87 Buck Baker (2) Chevrolet 10 5 760
1956 300B Buck Baker Chrysler 14 12 686
1955 300 Tim Flock (2) Chrysler 18 19 508
1954 42 Lee Petty Chrysler 7 3 283
1953 92 Herb Thomas (2) Hudson 11 10 646
1952 91 Tim Flock Hudson 8 4 106
1951 92 Herb Thomas Hudson 7 4 146.2
1950 60 Bill Rexford Oldsmobile 1 0 110.5
1949 22 Red Byron Oldsmobile 2 0 117.5

* Won the championship based on tiebreaker for wins – five vs. Carl Edwards’ one.