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"Grand National" Career Wins

By: Gene Bowman
(Edited 3/10/05)

     Have you ever wondered how many wins the drivers had in NASCAR Grand Nationals ? Early in NASCAR history they had the Strictly Stock before Grand National. Looking back through hoards of  notes and paper clippings I have been able to come up with what I believe is to be a pretty close total of victories for the drivers mentioned.  Herb Thomas was the first driver to record ten wins but yet he came up shy two wins of making the "50 Club".  Lee Petty was the first driver to reach fifty wins and  collected only four more after that.  Only one person made it to the "100 Club" and that was Richard Petty who went on to collect 38 more then  to the Winston Cup to finish his career with 200 wins and seven championships.

     Between 1949 and 1971 more than sixty races were held in a single season, today 36 is pushing the limits.  Our technology for travel, faster pit stops, more personnel per team, and much better access to parts, then why is 36 pushing the limit?  What do you feel is a good number of races to have each year? Do you think sixty is too many?  Maybe some might think thirty-six is too many.  Maybe some of you would like to see a race every weekend like me but hey, don't hold your breath.  Below is a list of drivers and the number of victories each had while driving in the Grand Nationals (and Strickly Stocks) only.  There are three clubs 100 / 50 / 25 and also have an honorable mention for those over 10 wins.

Strictly Stock & Grand Nationals Victories Only
1949 thru 1971

100 WIN CLUB:

WINS DRIVER

Cup Wins = Total

 138 Richard Petty  62 = 200

50 WIN CLUB:
WINS DRIVER   Cup Wins = Total
 138 Richard Petty  

     62 = 200

   60 David Pearson       45 = 105
   54 Lee Petty    
   50 Buck Baker      
   50 Junior Johnson   
   50 Ned Jarrett        

25 WIN CLUB:

WINS DRIVER  Cup Wins = Total
138 Richard Petty  

   62 = 200

  60 David Pearson 

   45 = 105

  54 Lee Petty    
  50 Buck Baker    
  50 Junior Johnson   
  50 Ned Jarrett        
  48 Herb Thomas  
  40 Tim Flock       
  36 Bobby Isaac   
  33 Fireball Roberts  
  29 Bobby Allison 

    56 = 85

  28 Rex White        
  26 Fred Lorenzen   
  25 Joe Weatherly  
  25 Jim Paschal    

                     

                                  

                                    Honorable Mention                                      10 WIN CLUB

DRIVER 

WINS    Cup Wins = Total
Jack Smith 21
Speedy Thompson 20
Fonty Flock 18  
Marvin Panch 17
Curtis Turner 15
Dick Hutcherson 14
Cale Yarborough 14            + 69 Cup = 83 Total
Dick Rathman 13
LeeRoy Yarbrough 13              + 1 Cup = 14 Total

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BUDDY BAKER
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RICK MEARS
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1996 INDUCTEES
RICHIE EVANS
DONALD HEALEY
BOBBY ISAAC
FERDINAND PORSCHE
JOHNNY RUTHERFORD
JOHN SURTEES

 

1995

NONE

 

1994 INDUCTEES
COLIN CHAPMAN
ENZO FERRARI
TINY LUND
JOHN MARCUM
RALPH MOODY
BENNY PARSONS
MAURI ROSE
HERB THOMAS
JOE WEATHERLY

 

1993 INDUCTEES
BOBBY ALLISON
GEORGE BIGNOTTI
HENRY FORD
AL HOLBERT
NIKI LAUDA
REX MAYS
DAVID PEARSON
CALE YARBOROUGH

 

1992 INDUCTEES
ALBERTO ASCARI
LOUIS CHEVROLET
ANDY GRANATELLI
PETER GREGG
LOUIS MEYER
WALLY PARKS
EDDIE RICKENBACKER
KENNY ROBERTS
CURTIS TURNER
RODGER WARD

 

1991 INDUCTEES

TONY BETTENHAUSEN
RALPH DePALMA
TIM FLOCK
PHIL HILL
NED JARRETT
FRED LORENZEN
BRUCE MCLAREN
WILBUR SHAW
CARROLL SHELBY
BILL VUKOVICH

 

1990 INAUGURAL INDUCTEES

WILLIAM H,G."BILL" FRANCE
BUCK BAKER
JACK BRABHAM
SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL
JIM CLARK
MARK DONOHUE
JUAN MANUEL FANGIO
DAN GURNEY
GRAHAM HILL
TONY HULMAN
JUNIOR JOHNSON
PARNELLI JONES
STIRLING MOSS
BARNEY OLDFIELD
LEE PETTY
GLENN "FIREBALL" ROBERTS
JACKIE STEWART
MICKEY THOMPSON
BOBBY UNSER
SMOKEY YUNICK

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