The Sports Almanac

Daytona 500 Champions


Through the 2017 Daytona 500
YEAR WINNER CAR NUMBER
MANUFACTURER
1959
Lee Petty
42
Oldsmobile
1960
Junior Johnson
27
Chevrolet
1961
Marvin Panch
20
Pontiac
1962
Fireball Robers
22
Pontiac
1963
Tiny Lund
21
Ford
1964
Richard Petty
43
Plymouth
1965
Fred Lorenzen
28
Ford
1966
Richard Petty
43
Plymouth
1967
Mario Andretti
11
Ford
1968
Cale Yarborough
21
Mercury
1969
LeeRoy Yarborough
98
Ford
1970
Pete Hamilton
40
Plymouth
1971
Richard Petty
43
Plymouth
1972
A.J. Foyt
21
Mercury
1973
Richard Petty
43
Dodge
1974
Richard Petty
43
Dodge
1975
Benny Parsons
72
Chevrolet
1976
David Pearson
21
Mercury
1977
Cale Yarborough
11
Chevrolet
1978
Bobby Allison
15
Ford
1979
Richard Petty
43
Oldsmobile
1980
Buddy Baker
28
Oldsmobile
1981
Richard Petty
43
Buick
1982
Bobby Allison
88
Buick
1983
Cale Yarborough
28
Pontiac
1984
Cale Yarborough
28
Chevrolet
1985
Bill Elliott
9
Ford
1986
Geoff Bodine
5
Chevrolet
1987
Bill Elliott
9
Ford
1988
Bobby Allison
12
Buick
1989
Darrell Waltrip
17
Chevrolet
1990
Derrike Cope
10
Chevrolet
1991
Ernie Irvan
4
Chevrolet
1992
Davey Allison
28
Ford
1993
Dale Jarrett
18
Chevrolet
1994
Sterling Marlin
4
Chevrolet
1995
Sterling Marlin
4
Chevrolet
1996
Dale Jarrett
88
Ford
1997
Jeff Gordon
24
Chevrolet
1998
Dale Earnhardt
3
Chevrolet
1999
Jeff Gordon
24
Chevrolet
2000
Dale Jarrett
88
Ford
2001
Michael Waltrip
15
Chevrolet
2002
Ward Burton
22
Dodge
2003
Michael Waltrip
15
Chevrolet
2004
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
8
Chevrolet
2005
Jeff Gordon
24
Chevrolet
2006
Jimmie Johnson
48
Chevrolet
2007
Kevin Harvick
29
Chevrolet
2008
Ryan Newman
12
Dodge
2009
Matt Kenseth
17
Ford
2010
Jamie McMurray
1
Chevrolet
2011
Trevor Bayne
21
Ford
2012
Matt Kenseth
17
Ford
2013
Jimmie Johnson
48
Chevrolet
2014
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
88
Chevrolet
2015
Joey Logano
22
Ford
2016
Denny Hamlin
11
Toyota
2017
Kurt Busch
41
Ford

MULTIPLE WINNERS
DRIVER
WINS
YEARS
Richard Petty
7
1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981
Cale Yarborough 4
1968, 1977, 1983, 1984
Bobby Allison 3
1978, 1982, 1988
Dale Jarrett 3
1993, 1996, 2000
Bill Elliott 2
1985, 1987
Sterling Marlin 2
1994, 1995
Jeff Gordon
3
1997, 1999, 2005
Michael Waltrip 2
2001, 2003
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2
2004, 2014
Jimmie Johnson 2
2006, 2013
Matt Kenseth 2
2009, 2012