All-time NASCAR Cup Series champions

All-time NASCAR Cup Series champions

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 36 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 2023 season

Year

Champion

Manufacturer

Wins

Margin of Victory

2023

Ryan Blaney

Ford

4

1

2022

Joey Logano (2)

Ford

4

5

2021

Kyle Larson

Chevrolet

10

5

2020

Chase Elliott

Chevrolet

5

5

2019

Kyle Busch (2)

Toyota

5

5

2018

Joey Logano

Ford

3

5

2017

Martin Truex Jr.

Toyota

8

5

2016

Jimmie Johnson (7)

Chevrolet

5

3

2015

Kyle Busch

Toyota

5

1

2014

Kevin Harvick

Chevrolet

5

1

2013

Jimmie Johnson (6)

Chevrolet

6

19

2012

Brad Keselowski

Dodge

5

39

2011

Tony Stewart (3)

Chevrolet

5

0*

2010

Jimmie Johnson (5)

Chevrolet

6

39

2009

Jimmie Johnson (4)

Chevrolet

7

141

2008

Jimmie Johnson (3)

Chevrolet

7

69

2007

Jimmie Johnson (2)

Chevrolet

10

77

2006

Jimmie Johnson

Chevrolet

5

56

2005

Tony Stewart (2)

Chevrolet

5

35

2004

Kurt Busch

Ford

3

8

2003

Matt Kenseth

Ford

1

90

2002

Tony Stewart

Pontiac

3

38

2001

Jeff Gordon (4)

Chevrolet

6

349

2000

Bobby Labonte

Pontiac

4

265

1999

Dale Jarrett

Ford

4

201

1998

Jeff Gordon (3)

Chevrolet

13

364

1997

Jeff Gordon (2)

Chevrolet

10

14

1996

Terry Labonte (2)

Chevrolet

2

37

1995

Jeff Gordon

Chevrolet

7

34

1994

Dale Earnhardt (7)

Chevrolet

4

444

1993

Dale Earnhardt (6)

Chevrolet

6

80

1992

Alan Kulwicki

Ford

2

10

1991

Dale Earnhardt (5)

Chevrolet

4

195

1990

Dale Earnhardt (4)

Chevrolet

9

26

1989

Rusty Wallace

Pontiac

6

12

1988

Bill Elliott

Ford

6

24

1987

Dale Earnhardt (3)

Chevrolet

11

489

1986

Dale Earnhardt (2)

Chevrolet

5

288

1985

Darrell Waltrip (3)

Chevrolet

3

101

1984

Terry Labonte

Chevrolet

2

65

1983

Bobby Allison

Buick

6

47

1982

Darrell Waltrip (2)

Buick

12

72

1981

Darrell Waltrip

Buick

12

53

1980

Dale Earnhardt

Chevrolet

5

19

1979

Richard Petty (7)

Chevrolet

5

11

1978

Cale Yarborough (3)

Oldsmobile

10

474

1977

Cale Yarborough (2)

Chevrolet

9

386

1976

Cale Yarborough

Chevrolet

9

195

1975

Richard Petty (6)

Dodge

13

722

1974

Richard Petty (5)

Dodge

10

567.45

1973

Benny Parsons

Chevrolet

1

67.15

1972

Richard Petty (4)

Plymouth

8

127.9

1971

Richard Petty (3)

Plymouth

21

364

1970

Bobby Isaac

Dodge

11

51

1969

David Pearson (3)

Ford

11

357

1968

David Pearson (2)

Ford

16

126

1967

Richard Petty (2)

Plymouth

27

6028

1966

David Pearson

Dodge

14

1950

1965

Ned Jarrett (2)

Ford

13

3034

1964

Richard Petty

Plymouth

9

5302

1963

Joe Weatherly (2)

Pontiac

3

2228

1962

Joe Weatherly

Pontiac

9

2396

1961

Ned Jarrett

Chevrolet

1

830

1960

Rex White

Chevrolet

6

3936

1959

Lee Petty (3)

Plymouth

10

1830

1958

Lee Petty (2)

Oldsmobile

7

644

1957

Buck Baker (2)

Chevrolet

10

760

1956

Buck Baker

Chrysler

14

686

1955

Tim Flock (2)

Chrysler

18

508

1954

Lee Petty

Chrysler

7

283

1953

Herb Thomas (2)

Hudson

11

646

1952

Tim Flock

Hudson

8

106

1951

Herb Thomas

Hudson

7

146.2

1950

Bill Rexford

Oldsmobile

1

110.5

1949

Red Byron

Oldsmobile

2

117.5


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