1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

NASCAR instituted a new points system in 1975. It was the first time in history that every race on the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National schedule carried an equal point value.

1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Champion Richard Petty
1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Richard Petty

Richard Petty, who won 13 of the 30 races, won his sixth championship by a whopping 722-point margin over Dave Marcis. Petty snatched the points lead from Bobby Allison in the third race of the season and never trailed.

The new points system drew mixed reviews. While it was designed to encourage more teams to commit to running the full schedule, many observers felt a greater amount of points should be awarded at the major superspeedway races than the short tracks. Petty received more points for winning Richmond and leading the most laps than Benny Parsons did for winning the Daytona 500.

NASCAR officials said they approved of the way the points system worked and indicated it would likely remain unchanged for several years to come. It remains in place today.

For the full standings for the 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National season, see the chart below.

1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Richard Petty
4,783 13 $481,750.80
2
Dave Marcis 4,061 1 240,645.40
3
James Hylton 3,914 0
113,641.86
4
Benny Parsons 3,820 1 214,353.32
5
Richard Childress 3,818 0 96,779.78
6
Cecil Gordon 3,702 0
101,466.24
7
Darrell Waltrip 3,462 2
160,191.35
8
Elmo Langley 3,399 0
67,599.16
9
Cale Yarborough 3,295 3
214,690.62
10
Dick Brooks 3,182 0
93,000.62
11
Walter Ballard 3,151 0
55,695.62
12
Frank Warren 3,148 0
55,670.62
13
David Sisco
3,116 0
62,185.62
14
David Pearson 3,057 3
192,140.62
15
Buddy Baker 3,050 4
236,350.81
16
Bruce Hill 3,002 0
79,427.08
17
Ed Negre 2,982 0
49,628.54
18
J.D. McDuffie 2,745 0
50,936.35
19
Buddy Arrington 2,654 0
45,892.08
20
Coo Coo Martin 2,584 0
60,012.08
21
Lennie Pond 2,540 0
59,265.00
22
Jabe Thomas 2,252 0
22,390.00
23
Carl Adams 2,182 0
24,865.00
24
Bobby Allison 2,181 3
122,435.00
25
Bruce Jacobi 1,732 0
29,455.00
26
Dean Dalton 1,486 0
19,430.00
27
D.K. Ulrich 1,453 0
16,525.00
28
Donnie Allison 1,376 0
45,595.00
29
Richie Panch
1,243 0
45,595.00
30
Jim Vandiver 1,228 0
24,200.00
31
Bill Champion 1,218 0
11,340.00
32
Earle Canavan 1,062 0
9,725.00
33
Grant Adcox 1,020 0
16,540.00
34
Joe Mihalic 957 0
12,910.00
35
Joe Frasson 939 0
11,975.00
36
Travis Tiller 922 0
7,780.00
37
Rick Newsom 877 0
9,370.00
38
Ferrel Harris 797 0
16,165.00
39
Henley Gray 747 0
8,785.00
40
G.C. Spencer
634 0
14,945.00
41
Dick May
631 0
11,020.00
42
Earl Brooks
534 0
4,900.00
43
Neil Castles
529 0
4,190.00
44
Jackie Rogers
502 0
11,000.00
45
Harry Jefferson
455 0
11,395.00
46
Tommy Gale
437 0
6,570.00
47
Ricky Rudd
431 0
4,345.00
48
Bobby Isaac
405 0
6,695.00
49
Dr. Dick Skillen
389 0
4,865.00
50
Ray Elder
372 0
8,020.00

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