Series champions
Year Sprint Cup Nationwide Trucks IRL Champ Car Formula 1
2012       Ryan
Hunter-Reay
Defunct  
2011 Tony
Stewart
Ricky
Stenhouse Jr.
Austin
Dillon
Dario
Franchitti
Defunct Sebastian
Vettel
2010 Jimmie
Johnson
Brad
Keselowski
Todd
Bodine
Dario
Franchitti
Defunct Sebastian
Vettel
2009 Jimmie
Johnson
Kyle
Busch
Ron
Hornaday Jr.
Dario
Franchitti
Defunct Jenson
Button
2008 Jimmie
Johnson
Clint
Bowyer
Johnny
Benson
Scott
Dixon
Defunct Lewis
Hamilton
2007 Jimmie
Johnson
Carl
Edwards
Ron
Hornaday Jr.
Dario
Franchitti
Sebastien
Bourdais
Kimi
Raikkonen
2006 Jimmie
Johnson
Kevin
Harvick
Todd
Bodine
Sam
Hornish Jr.
Sebastien
Bourdais
Fernando
Alonso
2005 Tony
Stewart
Martin
Truex Jr.
Ted
Musgrave
Dan
Wheldon
Sebastien
Bourdais
Fernando
Alonso
2004 Kurt
Busch
Martin
Truex Jr.
Bobby
Hamilton
Tony
Kanaan
Sebastien
Bourdais
Michael
Schumacher
2003 Matt
Kenseth
Brian
Vickers
Travis
Kvapil
Scott
Dixon
Paul
Tracy
Michael
Schumacher
2002 Tony
Stewart
Greg
Biffle
Mike
Bliss
Sam
Hornish Jr.
Cristiano
da Matta
Michael
Schumacher
2001 Jeff
Gordon
Kevin
Harvick
Jack
Sprague
Sam
Hornish Jr.
Gil
de Ferran
Michael
Schumacher
2000 Bobby
Labonte
Jeff
Green
Greg
Biffle
Buddy
Lazier
Gil
de Ferran
Michael
Schumacher
1999 Dale
Jarrett
Dale
Earnhardt Jr.
Jack
Sprague
Greg
Ray
Juan
Montoya
Mika
Hakkinen
1998 Jeff
Gordon
Dale
Earnhardt Jr.
Ron
Hornaday Jr.
Kenny
Brack
Alex
Zanardi
Mika
Hakkinen
1997 Jeff
Gordon
Randy
LaJoie
Jack
Sprague
Tony
Stewart
Alex
Zanardi
Jacques
Villeneuve
1996 Terry
Labonte
Randy
LaJoie
Ron
Hornaday Jr.
Buzz
Calkins/
Scott
Sharp
Jimmy
Vasser
Damon
Hill
1995 Jeff
Gordon
Johnny
Benson
Mike
Skinner
Not
contested
Jacques
Villeneuve
Michael
Schumacher
1994 Dale
Earnhardt
David
Green
Not
contested
Not
contested
Al
Unser Jr.
Michael
Schumacher
1993 Dale
Earnhardt
Steve
Grissom
Not
contested
Not
contested
Nigel
Mansell
Alain
Prost
1992 Alan
Kulwicki
Joe
Nemechek
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bobby
Rahal
Nigel
Mansell
1991 Dale
Earnhardt
Bobby
Labonte
Not
contested
Not
contested
Michael
Andretti
Ayrton
Senna
1990 Dale
Earnhardt
Chuck
Bown
Not
contested
Not
contested
Al
Unser Jr.
Ayrton
Senna
1989 Rusty
Wallace
Rob
Moroso
Not
contested
Not
contested
Emerson
Fittipaldi
Alain
Prost
1988 Bill
Elliott
Tommy
Ellis
Not
contested
Not
contested
Danny
Sullivan
Ayrton
Senna
1987 Dale
Earnhardt
Larry
Pearson
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bobby
Rahal
Nelson
Piquet
1986 Dale
Earnhardt
Larry
Pearson
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bobby
Rahal
Alain
Prost
1985 Darrel
Waltrip
Jack
Ingram
Not
contested
Not
contested
Al
Unser
Alain
Prost
1984 Terry
Labonte
Sam
Ard
Not
contested
Not
contested
Mario
Andretti
Niki
Lauda
1983 Bobby
Allison
Sam
Ard
Not
contested
Not
contested
Al
Unser
Nelson
Piquet
1982 Darrell
Waltrip
Jack
Ingram
Not
contested
Not
contested
Rick
Mears
Keke
Rosberg
1981 Darrell
Waltrip
Tommy
Ellis
Not
contested
Not
contested
Rick
Mears
Nelson
Piquet
1980 Dale
Earnhardt
Morgan
Shepherd
Not
contested
Not
contested
Johnny
Rutherford
Alan
Jones
1979 Richard
Petty
Gene
Glover
Not
contested
Not
contested
Rick
Mears
Jody
Scheckter
1978 Cale
Yarborough
Butch
Lindley
Not
contested
Not
contested
A.J.
Foyt
Mario
Andretti
1977 Cale
Yarborough
Butch
Lindley
Not
contested
Not
contested
Tom
Sneva
Niki
Lauda
1976 Cale
Yarborough
L.D.
Ottinger
Not
contested
Not
contested
Gordon
Johncock
James
Hunt
1975 Richard
Petty
L.D.
Ottinger
Not
contested
Not
contested
A.J.
Foyt
Niki
Lauda
1974 Richard
Petty
Jack
Ingram
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bobby
Unser
Emerson
Fittipaldi
1973 Benny
Parsons
Jack
Ingram
Not
contested
Not
contested
Roger
McCluskey
Jackie
Stewart
1972 Richard
Petty
Jack
Ingram
Not
contested
Not
contested
Joe
Leonard
Emerson
Fittipaldi
1971 Richard
Petty
Red
Farmer
Not
contested
Not
contested
Joe
Leonard
Jackie
Stewart
1970 Bobby
Isaac
Red
Farmer
Not
contested
Not
contested
Al
Unser
Jochen
Rindt
1969 David
Pearson
Red
Farmer
Not
contested
Not
contested
Mario
Andretti
Jackie
Stewart
1968 David
Pearson
Joe
Thurman
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bobby
Unser
Graham
Hill
1967 Richard
Petty
Pete
Hamilton
Not
contested
Not
contested
A.J.
Foyt
Denny
Hulme
1966 David
Pearson
Don
MacTavish
Not
contested
Not
contested
Mario
Andretti
Jack
Brabham
1965 Ned
Jarrett
Rene
Charland
Not
contested
Not
contested
Mario
Andretti
Jim
Clark
1964 Richard
Petty
Rene
Charland
Not
contested
Not
contested
A.J.
Foyt
John
Surtees
1963 Joe
Weatherly
Rene
Charland
Not
contested
Not
contested
A.J.
Foyt
Jim
Clark
1962 Joe
Weatherly
Rene
Charland
Not
contested
Not
contested
Rodger
Ward
Graham
Hill
1961 Ned
Jarrett
Dick
Nephew
Not
contested
Not
contested
A.J.
Foyt
Phil
Hill
1960 Rex
White
Bill
Wimble
Not
contested
Not
contested
A.J.
Foyt
Jack
Brabham
1959 Lee
Petty
Rick
Henderson
Not
contested
Not
contested
Rodger
Ward
Jack
Brabham
1958 Lee
Petty
Ned
Jarrett
Not
contested
Not
contested
Tony
Bettenhausen
Mike
Hawthorn
1957 Buck
Baker
Ned
Jarrett
Not
contested
Not
contested
Jimmy
Bryan
Juan
Manuel
Fangio
1956 Buck
Baker
Ralph
Earnhardt
Not
contested
Not
contested
Jimmy
Bryan
Juan
Manuel
Fangio
1955 Tim
Flock
Billy
Myers
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bob
Sweikert
Juan
Manuel
Fangio
1954 Lee
Petty
Danny
Graves
Not
contested
Not
contested
Jimmy
Bryan
Juan
Manuel
Fangio
1953 Herb
Thomas
Johnny
Roberts
Not
contested
Not
contested
Sam
Hanks
Alberto
Ascari
1952 Tim
Flock
Mike
Klapak
Not
contested
Not
contested
Chuck
Stevenson
Alberto
Ascari
1951 Herb
Thomas
Mike
Klapak
Not
contested
Not
contested
Tony
Bettenhausen
Juan
Manuel
Fangio
1950 Billy
Rexford
Mike
Klapak
Not
contested
Not
contested
Henry
Banks
Nino
Farina
1949 Red
Byron
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Johnnie
Parsons
Not
contested
1948 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ted
Horn
Not
contested
1947 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ted
Horn
Not
contested
1946 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ted
Horn
Not
contested
1945 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
1944 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
1943 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
1942 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
1941 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Rex
Mays
Not
contested
1940 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Rex
Mays
Not
contested
1939 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Wilbur
Shaw
Not
contested
1938 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Floyd
Roberts
Not
contested
1937 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Wilbur
Shaw
Not
contested
1936 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Mauri
Rose
Not
contested
1935 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Kelly
Petillo
Not
contested
1934 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bill
Cummings
Not
contested
1933 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Louis
Meyer
Not
contested
1932 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Bob
Carey
Not
contested
1931 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Louis
Schneider
Not
contested
1930 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Billy
Arnold
Not
contested
1929 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Louis
Meyer
Not
contested
1928 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Louis
Meyer
Not
contested
1927 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Pete
DePaolo
Not
contested
1926 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Harry
Hartz
Not
contested
1925 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Pete
DePaolo
Not
contested
1924 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Jimmy
Murphy
Not
contested
1923 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Eddie
Hearne
Not
contested
1922 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Jimmy
Murphy
Not
contested
1921 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Tommy
Milton
Not
contested
1920 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Tommy
Milton
Not
contested
1919 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Howard
Wilcox
Not
contested
1918 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ralph
Mulford
Not
contested
1917 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Earl
Cooper
Not
contested
1916 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Dario
Resta
Not
contested
1915 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Earl
Cooper
Not
contested
1914 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ralph
DePalma
Not
contested
1913 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Earl
Cooper
Not
contested
1912 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ralph
DePalma
Not
contested
1911 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ralph
Mulford
Not
contested
1910 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Ray
Harroun
Not
contested
1909 Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
Not
contested
George
Robertson
Not
contested