NASCAR past champions

Year Driver Wins Top
5s
Top
10s
Poles Starts Crew chief Owner Make
2011 Tony Stewart 5 9 19 1 36 Darian Grubb Margaret Haas Chevrolet
2010 Jimmie Johnson 6 17 23 2 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2009 Jimmie Johnson 7 16 24 4 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2008 Jimmie Johnson 7 15 22 6 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2007 Jimmie Johnson 10 20 24 4 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2006 Jimmie Johnson 5 13 24 1 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2005 Tony Stewart 5 17 25 3 36 Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Chevrolet
2004 Kurt Busch 3 10 21 1 36 Jimmy Fennig Georgetta Roush Ford
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2003 Matt Kenseth 1 11 25 0 36 Robbie Reiser Mark Martin Ford
2002 Tony Stewart 3 15 21 2 36 Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Pontiac
2001 Jeff Gordon 6 18 24 6 36 Robbie Loomis Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2000 Bobby Labonte 4 19 24 2 34 Jimmy Makar Joe Gibbs Pontiac
1999 Dale Jarrett 4 24 29 0 34 Todd Parrott Robert Yates Ford
1998 Jeff Gordon 13 26 28 7 33 Ray Evernham Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
1997 Jeff Gordon 10 22 23 1 32 Ray Evernham Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
1996 Terry Labonte 2 21 24 4 31 Gary DeHart Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
1995 Jeff Gordon 7 17 23 8 31 Ray Evernham Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
1994 Dale Earnhardt 4 20 25 2 31 Andy Petree Richard Childress Chevrolet
1993 Dale Earnhardt 6 17 21 2 30 Andy Petree Richard Childress Chevrolet
1992 Alan Kulwicki 2 11 17 6 29 Paul Andrews Alan Kulwicki Ford
1991 Dale Earnhardt 4 14 21 0 29 Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Chevrolet
1990 Dale Earnhardt 9 18 23 4 29 Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Chevrolet
1989 Rusty Wallace 6 13 20 4 29 Barry Dodson Raymond Beadle Pontiac
1988 Bill Elliott 6 15 22 6 29 Ernie Elliott Harry Melling Ford
1987 Dale Earnhardt 11 21 24 1 29 Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Chevrolet
1986 Dale Earnhardt 5 16 23 1 29 Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Chevrolet
1985 Darrell Waltrip 3 18 21 5 28 Jeff Hammond Junior Johnson Chevrolet
1984 Terry Labonte 2 17 24 2 30 Dale Inman Billy Hagan Chevrolet
1983 Bobby Allison 6 18 25 0 30 Gary Nelson Bill Gardner Buick
1982 Darrell Waltrip 12 17 20 7 30 Jeff Hammond Junior Johnson Buick
1981 Darrell Waltrip 12 21 25 11 31 Tim Brewer Junior Johnson Buick
1980 Dale Earnhardt 5 19 24 0 31 Doug Richert Rod Osterlund Chevrolet
1979 Richard Petty 5 23 27 1 31 Dale Inman Richard L Petty Chevrolet
1978 Cale Yarborough 10 23 24 8 30 Tim Brewer Junior Johnson Olds.
1977 Cale Yarborough 9 25 27 3 30 Herb Nab Junior Johnson Chevrolet
1976 Cale Yarborough 9 22 23 2 30 Herb Nab Junior Johnson Chevrolet
1975 Richard Petty 13 21 24 3 30 Dale Inman Richard L Petty Dodge
1974 Richard Petty 10 22 23 7 30 Dale Inman Richard L Petty Dodge
1973 Benny Parsons 1 15 21 0 28 Travis Carter L.G. DeWitt Chevrolet
1972 Richard Petty 8 25 28 3 31 Dale Inman Richard L Petty Plymouth
 Grand National Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Starts Crew chief Owner Make
1971 Richard Petty 21 38 41 9 46 Dale Inman Richard L Petty Plymouth
1970 Bobby Isaac 11 32 38 13 47 Harry Hyde Nord Krauskopf Dodge
1969 David Pearson 11 42 44 14 51 Jake Elder Holman-Moody Ford
1968 David Pearson 16 36 38 12 48 Jake Elder Holman-Moody Ford
1967 Richard Petty 27 38 40 18 48 Dale Inman Dale Inman Plymouth
1966 David Pearson 15 26 33 7 42 Cotton Owens Cotton Owens Dodge
1965 Ned Jarrett 13 42 45 9 54 John Ervin Bondy Long Ford
1964 Richard Petty 9 37 43 8 61 Dale Inman Richard L Petty Plymouth
1963 Joe Weatherly 3 20 35 6 53 Bud Moore Bud Moore Pontiac
1962 Joe Weatherly 9 39 45 7 52 Bud Moore Bud Moore Pontiac
1961 Ned Jarrett 1 23 34 4 46 Bud Allman W.G. Holloway Jr. Chevrolet
1960 Rex White 6 25 35 3 40 Louis Clements White-Clements Chevrolet
1959 Lee Petty 11 27 35 2 42 Lee Petty Lee Petty Plymouth
1958 Lee Petty 7 28 43 4 50 Lee Petty Lee Petty Olds.
1957 Buck Baker 10 30 38 6 40 Bud Moore Buck Baker Chevrolet
1956 Buck Baker 14 31 39 12 48 Carl Kiekhafer Carl Kiekhaefer Chrysler
1955 Tim Flock 18 32 33 18 39 Carl Kiekhafer Carl Kiekhaefer Chrysler
1954 Lee Petty 7 24 32 3 34 Lee Petty Lee Petty Chrysler
1953 Herb Thomas 12 27 31 12 37 Smokey Yunick Herb Thomas Hudson
1952 Tim Flock 8 22 25 4 33 B. B. Blackburn Ted Chester Hudson
1951 Herb Thomas 7 16 18 4 34 Smokey Yunick Herb Thomas Hudson
1950 Bill Rexford 1 5 11 0 17 Julian Buesink Julian Buesink Olds.
1949 Red Byron 2 4 4 1 6 Red Vogt Raymond Parks Olds.