What is today known as the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series has gone under several different names during its long history. It debuted in 1949 as the NASCAR Strictly Stock division, switching the following year to the NASCAR Grand National series. It became the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National in 1971, and dropping the "Grand National" in 1986 made it simply the NASCAR Winston Cup. A change of sponsorship In 2004 resulted in the current NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series moniker, and a re-branding will change the tournament's name to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, beginning in 2008.
Michael Waltrip speeds under the checkered flag at
2001's Daytona 500, followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. See more
But winning NASCAR's top prize -- whatever it is called at the time -- only tells a fraction of the story. Each NASCAR race has its own narrative, tense drama, and implications on the season as a whole. In the articles below, you will find the complete results for each race in every season of NASCAR from 1948 to today. In our convenient results chart, you can learn the winner, top speed, date, location, and just about everything you would want to know about each race.
To see the results from races throughout NASCAR history, see:
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