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1970s NASCAR season recaps include highlights and statistics of NASCAR races during the 1970s. Learn more on the 1970s NASCAR Season Recaps Channel.

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1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

The 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National series showcased champion Darrell Waltrip and rookie Dale Earnhardt. The Daytona 500 ended with a fist fight after Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison wrecked each other on the last lap. See the 1979 NASCAR results here.


1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup season was filled with impressive races including the hotly contested Talladega 500. Check out the season highlights, final standings, and, of course, plenty of pictures of the action.

1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup season was ultra-competitive racing with some on-field fights thrown in for good measure. A record qualifying speed of 196.049 mph broke the old top speed record. Follow the season highlights from 1979.

1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

In 1971 NASCAR lost auto-factory support but gained sponsorship from R.J. Reynolds Co. The lightly funded independent drivers staged a mini-boycott of the 100-mile Winston Cup Grand National race. See the newly-renamed 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.

1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The explosive battle between Richard Petty and Bobby Allison set the tone of the 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup season. Explore the 1972 season in this recap, including highlights, photos, and the full standings that were left when the dust cleared.

1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

Though the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup season was as exciting as ever the real surprise was the year's upset winner Benny Parsons. Read about the 1973 NASCAR season, including highlights, photos, and full standings.

1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup race schedule was deeply affected by the OPEC oil embargo. NASCAR also continued to move toward the use of smaller engines, and made several rule changes. Get a full recap of the 1974 season's highlights.

1975 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

A new points system and uniform engine sizes leveled the playing field for the 1975 NASCAR Winston Cup season. With a standard set of rules, stability had gained a foothold within the NASCAR kingdom. Get the full recap here.

1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup tour was exciting filled with thrills skids and action. The season was filled with triumph as NASCAR also welcomed female driver Janet Guthrie. Get the full recap of the season's highlights here.

1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1977 NASCAR Winston Cup season came at a high point for fans and at-home viewers. Learn more about this banner year, including the season's highlights, final standings, and view plenty of pictures.

1970 NASCAR Grand National Recap

The 1970 NASCAR Grand National tour provided plenty of thrills despite funding cuts by auto factories and driver tensions over safety. Even with behind-the-scenes friction, the 1970 NASCAR tour produced many great moments. Learn more.