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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.
Fonty Flock participated in NASCAR's first season and quickly distinguished himself as a fan favorite. He was intelligent and one of the few drivers who felt comfortable with media interviews. Learn about the life and career of Fonty Flock.
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.
The 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup season promised plenty of thrills to meet the sport's increased popularity. Relive the season's memorable moments and see the final standings for the year in this 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup season recap.
The 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup season was filled with controversy scandal and amazing driving performances. NASCAR began cracking down on teams that were stepping beyond the rules. Follows these events and other season highlights with this season recap.
The 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup season gave Richard Petty his 200th and final career victory. Trace the exhilarating 1984 Winston Cup season, from season highlights to final standings, with plenty of pictures to follow the action.
The 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup season was a record breaker with Bill Elliott winning 11 superspeedway races, still a single-season record. Yet he didn't win the NASCAR Winston Cup championship. Follow the action with this 1985 recap.
Dale Earnhardt ruled the track during the 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup season. Earnhardt's thrilling driving style made the season a joy to watch. Follow all the action with this recap filled with highlights and final standings of the 1986 season.
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.
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.
The 1958 NASCAR Grand National season was led by old pro Lee Petty. Fifty-one events comprised the 1958 NASCAR Grand National season. See these event statistics, season highlights, and photos in this 1958 season 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.
Who were the big winners for NASCAR's first season? See the results of the 52 races that make up the first official year of NASCAR. The first modifiedseason of NASCAR contained the same drama and excitement that we see in NASCAR today.
With a new millennium, some new rules, and a new champion, the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup season was packed with excitement. Revisit the highlights of the 2000 season with our 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.
The 1959 NASCAR Grand National season was highlighted by the inaugural Daytona 500 and Lee Petty's third championship. The Daytona 500 generated more publicity than any other stock car race to that point in history. See the events and stats here.
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.