Daytona 500 Champions List

Daytona 500 Champions

The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile (805 km) motor race that occurs annually as part of the NASCAR Cup Series. Since 1959, many greater racers have competed in this race, and the best of the best have even won. Listed below is every single winner of the race since its inception.

List of all Daytona 500 Winners

  • Lee Petty - 1959 Daytona 500
  • Junior Johnson - 1960 Daytona 500
  • Marvin Panch - 1961 Daytona 500
  • Fireball Roberts - 1962 Daytona 500
  • Tiny Lund - 1963 Daytona 500
  • Richard Petty - 1964 Daytona 500
  • Fred Lorenzen - 1965 Daytona 500
  • Richard Petty - 1966 Daytona 500
  • Mario Andretti - 1967 Daytona 500
  • Cale Yarborough - 1968 Daytona 500
  • LeeRoy Yarbrough - 1969 Daytona 500
  • Pete Hamilton - 1970 Daytona 500
  • Richard Petty - 1971 Daytona 500
  • A. J. Foyt - 1972 Daytona 500
  • Richard Petty - 1973 Daytona 500
  • Richard Petty - 1974 Daytona 500
  • Benny Parsons - 1975 Daytona 500
  • David Pearson - 1976 Daytona 500
  • Cale Yarborough - 1977 Daytona 500
  • Bobby Allison - 1978 Daytona 500
  • Richard Petty - 1979 Daytona 500
  • Buddy Baker - 1980 Daytona 500
  • Richard Petty - 1981 Daytona 500
  • Bobby Allison - 1982 Daytona 500
  • Cale Yarborough - 1983 Daytona 500
  • Cale Yarborough - 1984 Daytona 500
  • Bill Elliott - 1985 Daytona 500
  • Geoff Bodine - 1986 Daytona 500
  • Bill Elliott - 1987 Daytona 500
  • Bobby Allison - 1988 Daytona 500
  • Darrell Waltrip - 1989 Daytona 500
  • Derrike Cope - 1990 Daytona 500
  • Ernie Irvan - 1991 Daytona 500
  • Davey Allison - 1992 Daytona 500
  • Dale Jarrett - 1993 Daytona 500
  • Sterling Martin - 1994 Daytona 500
  • Sterling Martin - 1995 Daytona 500
  • Dale Jarrett - 1996 Daytona 500
  • Jeff Gordon - 1997 Daytona 500
  • Dale Earnhardt - 1998 Daytona 500
  • Jeff Gordon - 1999 Daytona 500
  • Dale Jarrett - 2000 Daytona 500
  • Michael Waltrip - 2001 Daytona 500
  • Ward Burton - 2002 Daytona 500
  • Michael Waltrip - 2003 Daytona 500
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. - 2004 Daytona 500
  • Jeff Gordon - 2005 Daytona 500
  • Jimmie Johnson - 2006 Daytona 500
  • Kevin Harvick - 2007 Daytona 500
  • Ryan Newman - 2008 Daytona 500
  • Matt Kenseth - 2009 Daytona 500
  • Jamie McMurray - 2010 Daytona 500
  • Trevor Bayne - 2011 Daytona 500
  • Matt Kenseth - 2012 Daytona 500
  • Jimmie Johnson - 2013 Daytona 500
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. - 2014 Daytona 500
  • Joey Logano - 2015 Daytona 500
  • Denny Hamlin - 2016 Daytona 500
  • Kurt Busch - 2017 Daytona 500
  • Austin Dillon - 2018 Daytona 500
  • Denny Hamlin - 2019 Daytona 500
  • Denny Hamlin - 2020 Daytona 500
  • Michael McDowell - 2021 Daytona 500
  • Austin Cindric - 2022 Daytona 500

FAQ

Who won the first Daytona 500?

Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500. On February 22, 1959, Petty narrowly defeated Johnny Beauchamp. In fact, Beauchamp was first declared the winner, but Petty challenged the results and a photograph of their close finish revealed days later that Petty was indeed the first ever winner of the Daytona 500.