All-time NASCAR Cup Series champions

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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 34 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 2021 season

Year

Car

Champion

Make

Wins

Poles

Margin of Victory

2021

5

Kyle Larson

Chevrolet

10

2

5

2020

9

Chase Elliott

Chevrolet

5

1

5

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.