1969 NASCAR Grand National Standings

David Pearson racked up his third NASCAR Grand National champ­ionship in 1969, taking the points lead in April and holding it for the remainder of the 54-race season.

1969 NASCAR Grand National Champion David Pearson
1969 NASCAR Grand National Champion David Pearson

With his win in the 250-miler at Richmond on April 13, Pearson took the points lead from Richard Petty, never to relinquish it. Petty's bid for a third championship was derailed in May when he missed two races due to broken ribs suffered in a crash at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway.

Pearson's third NASCAR title came in only his fourth concentrated attempt at the largest plum of the annual NASCAR Grand National campaign. He finished third in 1964 during his first full-season run, and won in 1966, 1968, and 1969.

Bobby Isaac was the most prolific winner in 1969, winning 17 NASCAR Grand National races. He finished 6th in the final standings. For the rest of the standings from the 1969 NASCAR Grand National season, see the chart below.

1969 NASCAR Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
David Pearson
4,170 11 $229,760
2
Richard Petty 3,813 10
129,906
3
James Hylton 3,750 0
114,416
4
Neil Castles 3,530 0 54,367
5
Elmo Langley 3,383 0
73,092
6
Bobby Isaac 3,301 17
92,074
7
John Sears 3,166 0
52,281
8
Jabe Thomas 3,103 0
44,989
9
Wendell Scott 3,015 0
47,451
10
Cecil Gordon 3,002 0
39,679
11
E.J. Trivette 2,988 0
35,896
12
Bill Champion 2,813 0
33,656
13
Bill Seifert 2,765 0
44,361
14
J.D. McDuffie 2,741 0
30,861
15
Ben Arnold 2,736 0
33,256
16
LeeRoy Yarbrough 2,712 7
193,211
17
Henley Gray 2,517 0
29,335
18
Earl Brooks 2,454 0
34,793
19
Dave Marcis 2,348 0
32,383
20
Bobby Allison 2,055 5
69,483
21
Dick Brooks 1,780 0
28,187
22
Buddy Baker 1,769 0
62,928
23
Cale Yarborough 1,715 2
74,240
24
Donnie Allison 1,662 1
78,055
25
Richard Brickhouse 1,660 1
45,637
26
G.C. Spencer 1,562 0
21,660
27
Ed Negre 1,465 0
15,160
28
Friday Hassler 1,421 0
17,690
29
Frank Warren
1,299 0
15,677
30
Hoss Ellington 1,210 0
16,552
31
Roy Tyner 1,191 0
12,302
32
Dr. Ed Hessert 1,113 0
17,690
33
Buddy Arrington 1,099 0
12,975
34
Dick Johnson 1,055 0
11,182
35
Buddy Young 981 0
15,542
36
Dub Simpson 959 0
12,915
37
Charlie Glotzbach 944 0
36,090
38
Roy Mayne 924 0
9,875
39
Wayne Smith 922 0
10,340
40
Paul Goldsmith
892 0
22,305
41
Dr. Don Tarr
855 0
13,720
42
Ken Meisenhelder
627 0
5,630
43
Pete Hazelwood
598 0
4,160
44
Sonny Hutchins
535 0
9,552
45
Wayne Gillette
509 0
5,827
46
Paul Dean Holt
485 0
4,442
47
Johnny Halford
465 0
4,200
48
Ray Elder
433 0
7,200
49
John Kennedy
417 0
6,462
50
Dick Polling
408 0
5,467

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