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Daytona 500 Winners List (1959-2022)

List of Daytona 500 Winners

Winning the Daytona 500 is something every NASCAR driver dreams about. Some have won it multiple times — Richard Petty snagged seven Daytona 500 wins — while others spend their entire driving career in search of an elusive checkered flag at Daytona International Speedway.

Related: Most Successful Drivers in Daytona 500 History

For the second straight year, the winner of the Great American Race was a first-time winner in the Cup Series period. Austin Cindric edged out Bubba Wallace by .036 seconds in overtime to claim the 2022 Daytona 500 for his first Cup win in eight career starts. Cindric is now the ninth driver to do so with Michael McDowell accomplishing this feat in 2021.

Below is a complete list of every Daytona 500 winner, dating back to the original in 1959.

2022 – Austin Cindric

2021 – Michael McDowell

2020 – Denny Hamlin

2019 – Denny Hamlin

2018 – Austin Dillon

2017 – Kurt Busch

2016 – Denny Hamlin

2015 – Joey Logano

2014 – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2013 – Jimmie Johnson

2012 – Matt Kenseth

2011 – Trevor Bayne

2010 – Jamie McMurray

2009 – Matt Kenseth

2008 – Ryan Newman

2007 – Kevin Harvick

2006 – Jimmie Johnson

2005 – Jeff Gordon

2004 – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2003 – Michael Waltrip

2002 – Ward Burton

2001 – Michael Waltrip

2000 – Dale Jarrett

1999 – Jeff Gordon

1998 – Dale Earnhardt

1997 – Jeff Gordon

1996 – Dale Jarrett

1995 – Sterling Marlin

1994 – Sterling Marlin

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1993 – Dale Jarrett

1992 – Davey Allison

1991 – Ernie Irvan

1990 – Derrike Cope

1989 – Darrell Waltrip

1988 – Bobby Allison

1987 – Bill Elliott

1986 – Geoffrey Bodine

1985 – Bill Elliott

1984 – Cale Yarborough

1983 – Cale Yarborough

1982 – Bobby Allison

1981 – Richard Petty

1980 – Buddy Baker

1979 – Richard Petty

1978 – Bobby Allison

1977 – Cale Yarborough

1976 – David Pearson

1975 – Benny Parsons

1974 – Richard Petty

1973 – Richard Petty

1972 – AJ Foyt

1971 – Richard Petty

1970 – Pete Hamilton

1969 – LeeRoy Yarbrough

1968 – Cale Yarborough

1967 – Mario Andretti

1966 – Richard Petty

1965 – Fred Lorenzen

1964 – Richard Petty

1963 – Tiny Lund

1962 – Fireball Roberts

1961 – Marvin Panch

1960 – Junior Johnson

1959 – Lee Petty