NASCAR season recaps sum up the history of the sport. In these NASCAR season recaps you can track the successes and failures of various racing teams. Improve your knowledge of NASCAR history by checking out these great NASCAR season recaps.
Television rating were steadily climbing and ABC Sports decided to broadcast the Daytona 500 live for the fifth time. The 1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National title went to Cale Yarborough for the third straight year. See all race results for the 1978 NASCAR here.
NASCAR heated up the drama in the 1953 NASCAR Grand National race with its first two-time champ, Herb Thomas, and new records. See the full results of each of the 37 races in the 1953 NASCAR Grand National season.
In the 1954 NASCAR Grand National season competition was fierce as automakers like GM, Ford, and Chrysler began to develop more powerful engines. View the full results of the 37 races in the 1954 NASCAR Grand National season.
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.
The pivotal 1955 NASCAR Grand National season featured a no-holds-barred competition between automakers. See the winners and view the results of all 45 races from the 1955 NASCAR Grand National season.
Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt battled for dominance in 1994, but Earnhardt reigned supreme. Even though Wallace won twice as many races, Earnhardt's consistency paid off. Get details with our 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup results.
In his third season, young NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon became a first-time Winston Cup champion. Gordon battled seasoned veterans to win the championship by 34 points. Review the season's races with our 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup results.
Although Jeff Gordon had a great season, Terry Labonte came away with the 1996 Winston Cup. Labonte posted the same number of top five and top ten finishes as Gordon, but he prevailed by 39 points. Relive the races with our 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results.
This season was marked with the loss of NASCAR founder Bill France when he died at the age of 82. In the end, the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup season ended with Alan Kulwicki's first-time win. Review the season race by race with our 1992 NASCAR results.
Even Rusty Wallace's late-season rally could not beat Dale Earnhardt's dominance in 1993. Tragedy struck the NASCAR world this season when Alan Kulwicki, the previous year's winner, died in a plane crash. Review all the results for the 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup season.
The Winston of 1987 is still regarded as one of the most spectacular thrill shows in NASCAR Cup Series history. Dale Earnhardt dominated the season and walked away with his third championship. Follow the action with a 1987 NASCAR recap.
The 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup season featured daring maneuvers and terrifying crashes. Trace the exhilarating 1988 Winston Cup campaign, from season highlights to final standings, with plenty of pictures to follow the action.
NASCAR's popularity was skyrocketing during the 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup season and the races didn't disappoint. Get all the details on these events and more from the 1989 NASCAR season -- as well as the final standings in this 1989 recap.
The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup season was energized by a group of new young drivers. Get all the details on these events and more from the 1990 NASCAR season -- as well as the final standings in this 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup highlights.
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.
The 1961 NASCAR Grand National champion Ned Jarrett won only one race during the season. As Pontiac took the winner's circle more frequently, their car sales also made a brisk increase. See the 1961 NASCAR events standings and photos here.
A very close points chase and Randy Wallace's retirement were highlights of the 2005 NASCAR season. Revisit these important events -- and even more action on the track, including pictures -- with our 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup recap.
The 1962 Nasser Grand National title was won by Joe Weatherly in a Pontiac, which added another victory for General Motors. GM won 18 of the first 20 races. See the events statistics and photos from the 1962 NASCAR season.
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.
NASCAR's 2006 season included a look to the future, but champ Jimmie Johnson was man of the moment. Johnson had driven well since his rookie season in 2002 and was finally able to win the NEXTEL Cup. Get details with our 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup recap.
The 1963 NASCAR Grand National championship was won by Joe Weatherly. NASCAR also established a new set of rules to address the potential of unlimited engineering by the factories. See the events, stats, and photos from this historic NASCAR season.
The 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup season featured an exhilarating championship chase between Dale Earnhardt and Cal Yarborough. Relive the season's memorable moments and see the final standings for the year in this 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup season recap.
The 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup season set records for lead changes and races won with last-lap passes. Get all the details on these events and more from the 1981 NASCAR season -- as well as the final standings in this 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.