He won the winston cup series an astonishing seven times from 19801994, forever cementing his claim to the best of all time. The list recognizes cup victories under the following auspices. Our database contains statistics, information and history of nascar car numbers. Rule changes in 1972 established a minimum distance of 250 miles 400 km for pointspaying cup series events reduced to 186. Two words to describe nascars winningest driver of all time. Richard petty alltime win leader richard petty, known as the king, coholds the record. Dec 15, 20 one thing many nascar fansparticularly of the modernday ilkmay not realize is that nascar used to have a number of drivers who had three digits on their cars mostly in the 1950s, the most. These are the 30 alltime leaders in nascar cup series wins. Whats the winningest nascar car number of all time. He owns just about every record a driver can earn and it isnt even close. He has 237 more top10 finishes than jeff gordon, who is in 2nd place, and he is 219 top5 finishes ahead of bobby allison, who is holding down 2nd. Known for his shades and cowboy hat, richard followed in the steps of his father lee and made his. Top 10 nascar drivers ever we obsessively cover the auto.
With saturdays win in his 146th truck series start, busch also now has 195 total nacsar wins 51 cup series, 92 xfinity series. Alltime nascar cup series wins jayskis nascar silly season. Pearson up high, petty down low, and the two connect out of turn 4, with each. Ranking the 20 greatest nascar drivers of all time fox. Bbc sport is profiling 20 of the greatest formula 1 drivers of all time.
When 1989 sprint cup series champ retired in 2005, he had established himself one of the elite drivers of his era. Over the course of those nearly 69 years, plenty of races from the first starts on daytona beach sand to todays. It can take a little doing to find a nascar alltime list of winners that. In 1985, wild bill became the first nascar driver to ever grace the cover of sports illustrated, in no small part because of his amazing accomplishments that year. Nov 30, 2010 the two sit 1 2 in all time victories, but the two were most famously known for their duel in the 1976 daytona 500. Ever wonder what the winningest car number in nascar cup history is. Just like any outstanding champion that appears to be dismantling a legends throne, people seriously hated him for it. Lee petty notched all but one of his 54 premierseries wins 11th all time driving the no. List of all time nascar cup series winners jump to. This is worthy of being on our all time dirty driver list. Kinser is a specialist sprint driver and won a record 20 wow series, 12 knoxville nationals, 12 gold cup race of champions, and 7 kings. Can you list the 100 top nascar drivers of all time. May 10, 2018 but in nascar racing theres a general consensus as to who the best drivers of all time are, and even if you dont like a particular driver for one reason or another looking at you, jimmie johnson, you have to admit that theyve shown up and gotten the job done.
His time in the broadcast booth cemented his place in the hall of fame with the class of 2017. Ranking the most popular drivers of all time in nascars sprint. Richard petty started his nascar career working on his dads number 42 crew in the late 50s and early 60s until he was given the chance to compete in the number 43. The 8 most hated nascar drivers of 2018 chairgatin college. Most of all, though, nascar history has been defined by the colorful men and women who live for the thrill of controlling a fast machine. But with a massive assist from nascars racing reference database well give it a shot anyway. Some fans arent impressed kyle busch is winningest nascar. Ranking the 20 greatest nascar drivers of all time fox sports. Mar 31, 2018 jimmie johnson was the first driver to win five straight championships and tied dale earnhardt and richard petty with seven in 2016, as well as surpassing earnhardt for alltime nascar wins.
Its easy to assume that the honor would go to the no. The alltime list of nascar monster energy, sprint, nextel, winston cup. Joe weatherly was inducted into the motorsports hall of fame of america in 2009 and named one of nascars 50 greatest drivers in 1998. Nascar s 50 greatest drivers is an alphabetical list of nascar drivers in 1998, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, nascar gathered a panel to select the 50 greatest nascar drivers of all time. Nascar alltime records from richard petty to jeff gordon. Should nascar retire car numbers to honor its alltime. Nascar race hub unveils the top four drivers on their list of the top 50 drivers of all time, voted on by 21 crew members on the show. The last time a driver win five races in a row, was richard petty in 1971, the record is 10 by petty in 1967 team 1 23 finishes. Bios, statistics, race results videos, news, photo galleries, car, team, shop gear, date of birth, rookie year. Richard petty and kyle petty each have multiple wins. Nascars extensive history spans all the way back to its founding in 1948.
Others, like the 20 greatest nascar drivers of all time, are more clear. Lee petty notched all but one of his 54 premierseries wins 11th alltime driving the no. The king wrote his name all over world of outlaws wow during his blistering sprint racing career. Following an eventful offseason during which several drivers. Kyle busch is now the winningest nascar truck series driver. One thing many nascar fansparticularly of the modernday ilkmay not realize is that nascar used to have a number of drivers who had three digits on. From detroit cabbie to cup champion to one of the most beloved announcers ever, benny parsons was as popular and competitive as any person in nascar history. Nascar alltime records from richard petty to jeff gordon and. To a certain extent, americas premier openwheel racing series functions like formula 1, but the fact that indycar has parttime drivers and even parttime teams makes things a. Busch took the checkered flag in the ultimate tailgating 200 at. Nascar whelen euro series elite 1 division drivers all statistics used in these tables are as of the end of the 2019 american festival nascar finals race. He is eighth on nascar s all time win list 55 wins and his 697 consecutive. Should nascar retire car numbers to honor its alltime greats.
Full details on driver lineup and car numbers has not been released. Driver has been inducted into the nascar hall of fame. The more notable names include rusty wallace, dale earnhardt sr. He is eighth on nascars alltime win list 55 wins and his 697 consecutive. Ranking the most popular drivers of all time in nascars sprint cup series. Aug 07, 2019 but with a massive assist from nascars racing reference database well give it a shot anyway. He is reported by alt driver as being not only one of the richest nascar drivers in history but also one of the wealthiest athletes of all time. Richard petty does not belong anywhere else, and there may never be a driver. Jun 05, 2019 join the backseat drivers crew as they debate the driver by number selections from numbers 110. Feb 23, 2019 kyle busch made nascar history saturday night, becoming the winningest driver in the truck series, the thirdtier national series. Join the backseat drivers crew as they debate the driver by number selections from numbers 110. Deciding on the best drivers ever depends on what factors you take into consideration, but certainly number of wins have to come into play. Records earned from 20092011 when the series was still called racecar euro series before nascar s acquisition of the series in 2012 will not be included to the statistics. The man is the king of stock car racing for a reason, he was the best driver almost every single time he entered a race.
Records earned from 20092011 when the series was still called racecar euro series before nascars acquisition of the series in 2012 will not be included to the statistics. The following is a list compiling the total number of career victories in nascar cup series competition. Busch is also the winningest xfinity series driver, and he will. The bbc f1 team were asked to provide their own personal top 20s, which were combined to produce a bbc list. Photo about dale earnhardt jr one of the all time great nascar drivers racing his famous number eight car. Stewart began his career in style in 1999 by winning the outside pole for the daytona 500 in his first race.
Aug 03, 2017 nascars extensive history spans all the way back to its founding in 1948. An underrated driver in our view, jeff gordon deserves inclusion on this list for both his wins and style. Aug 27, 2018 later on, he made his way into racing and eventually became unarguably the best sprint racer of all time. Nascar cup series drivers, nascar drivers, auto racing. The following is a list compiling the total number of career victories in nascar cup series. The last time a driver win five races in a row, was richard petty in 1971, the record is 10 by petty in 1967 team 123 finishes.
The following is a list compiling the total number of career victories in monster energy nascar cup series competition. Nascar has a long history of fantastic finishes, powerful machines, and historic events. The namesake of dale earnhardt was a 15 time winner of the cup series most popular driver award and a two time daytona 500 winner before retiring to join the broadcast booth for nascar on nbc. What makes a driver one of the greatest in nascar history. The king was a seventime cup champion 1964, 67, 71, 72, 74, 75, 79. Drivers with the all time streak of consecutive seasons with at least one win a year. Top 10 best race car drivers of all time petter solbergs blog. The number of drivers who ran at least one race this year. List of alltime nascar cup series winners wikipedia.
Behind the shadowy billiondollar payouts of f1, nascar. Here is a list of the 32 drivers who are set to be a part of it. King richards reign started and ended as the driver of the fabled red and blue number 43. The first driver to threepeat as cup champ 1976, 77, 78, yarboroughs feat has since been. The two sit 12 in all time victories, but the two were most famously known for their duel in the 1976 daytona 500. The fulltime field for the 2018 nascar cup series season is set. Nascar drivers come and go, but richard petty remains the greatest of all time in the eyes of many fans. Petty holds records for most series wins 200, poles 123, wins in a season 27 in 1967, consecutive wins 10 in 1967 and starts 1,185. The full time field for the 2018 nascar cup series season is set. Over the course of those nearly 69 years, plenty of races from the first starts on daytona beach sand to. A passionate, no holds barred racer, jeff gordon is one of the premier nascar drivers of all time with 88 wins, four championship titles, and three daytona 500 cups to his name. Richard petty alltime win leader richard petty, known as the king, coholds the record for most nascar cup series series titles 7 with the late dale earnhardt and jimmie johnson. He holds the alltime cup series win record and is the xfinity series third winningest driver. Here are our picks for the top five best nascar drivers of all time.
Some 2019 cup season stats jayskis nascar silly season site. The 10 greatest race car drivers of all time goliath. Number nine on the list of the best nascar drivers of all time is three time champ tony stewart. Jan 02, 2020 jeff gordon is the only driver to win with the no. The number of teams that ran at least one race in 2019 37 teams ran fulltime.140 282 1667 986 61 574 592 1448 1295 1499 1225 1201 1445 1278 1121 1026 101 1348 1216 210 744 243 213 1141 1380 1338 1344 46 445 136 1449 505 1492 214 112 218