Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history

 NASCAR Strictly Stock Series (1949)

Season
Schedule
Driver champion
 
1949 8 races Red Byron  

 NASCAR Grand National Series (1950-1970)

Season
Schedule
Driver champion
 
1950 19 races Bill Rexford  
1951 41 races Herb Thomas  
1952 34 races Tim Flock  
1953 37 races Herb Thomas  
1954 37 races Lee Petty  
1955 45 races Tim Flock  
1956 56 races Buck Baker  
1957 53 races Buck Baker  
1958 51 races Lee Petty  
1959 44 races Lee Petty  
1960 44 races Rex White  
1961 52 races Ned Jarrett  
1962 53 races Joe Weatherly  
1963 55 races Joe Weatherly  
1964 62 races Richard Petty  
1965 55 races Ned Jarrett  
1966 49 races David Pearson  
1967 49 races Richard Petty  
1968 49 races David Pearson  
1969 54 races David Pearson  
1970 48 races Bobby Isaac  

 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series (1971-1985)

Season
Schedule
Driver champion
 
1971 48 races (Riverside to College St.) Richard Petty  
1972 31 races (Riverside to College St.) Richard Petty  
1973 28 races (Riverside to Rockingham) Benny Parsons  
1974 30 races (Riverside to Ontario) Richard Petty  
1975 30 races (Riverside to Ontario) Richard Petty  
1976 30 races (Riverside to Ontario) Cale Yarborough  
1977 30 races (Riverside to Ontario) Cale Yarborough  
1978 30 races (Riverside to Ontario) Cale Yarborough  
1979 31 races (Riverside to Ontario) Richard Petty  
1980 31 races (Riverside to Ontario) Dale Earnhardt  
1981 31 races (Riverside to Riverside) Darrell Waltrip  
1982 30 races (Daytona to Riverside) Darrell Waltrip  
1983 30 races (Daytona to Riverside) Bobby Allison  
1984 30 races (Daytona to Riverside) Terry Labonte  
1985 28 races (Daytona to Riverside) Darrell Waltrip  

 NASCAR Winston Cup Series (1986-2003)

Season
Schedule
Driver champion
Owner champion
1986 29 races (Daytona to Riverside) Dale Earnhardt   3 Richard Childress Racing
1987 29 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Dale Earnhardt   3 Richard Childress Racing
1988 29 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Bill Elliott   9 Melling Racing
1989 29 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Rusty Wallace 27 Blue Max Racing
1990 29 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Dale Earnhardt   3 Richard Childress Racing
1991 29 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Dale Earnhardt   3 Richard Childress Racing
1992 29 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Alan Kulwicki   7 Alan Kulwicki Racing
1993 30 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Dale Earnhardt   3 Richard Childress Racing
1994 31 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Dale Earnhardt   3 Richard Childress Racing
1995 31 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Jeff Gordon 24 Hendrick Motorsports
1996 31 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Terry Labonte   5 Hendrick Motorsports
1997 32 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Jeff Gordon 24 Hendrick Motorsports
1998 33 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Jeff Gordon 24 Hendrick Motorsports
1999 34 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Dale Jarrett 88 Robert Yates Racing
2000 34 races (Daytona to Atlanta) Bobby Labonte 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
2001 36 races (Daytona to Loudon) Jeff Gordon 24 Hendrick Motorsports
2002 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Tony Stewart 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
2003 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Matt Kenseth 17 Roush Racing

 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (2004-2007)

Season
Schedule
Driver champion
Owner champion
2004 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Kurt Busch 97 Roush Racing
2005 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Tony Stewart 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
2006 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
2007 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports

 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (2008-2016)

Season
Schedule
Driver champion
Owner champion
2008 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
2009 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
2010 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
2011 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Tony Stewart 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
2012 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Brad Keselowski   2 Penske Racing South
2013 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
2014 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Kevin Harvick   4 Stewart-Haas Racing
2015 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
2016 36 races (Daytona to Homestead) Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports

 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2017-2018)

Season
Schedule
Driver champion
Owner champion
2017 36 races (Daytona to Homestead)
2018 36 races (Daytona to Homestead)
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