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Series Overview
Alternatively Known As: NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship (1950-1981); NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series (1982-1983); NASCAR Busch Grand National Series (1984-1994); NASCAR Busch Series (1995-2007); NASCAR Nationwide Series (2008-2014); NASCAR XFINITY Series (2015-present)
Series Founded: 1950 Series active!
Car Style: Full-Body Stock Car Region: National
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Kyle Busch (96) Most Titles: Eight Drivers (2)
Number of Races: 1239 Number of Drivers:
Project Status: COMPLETE
In 2012, The Third Turn finished the modern era of the series (1982 to today), with Late Model Sportsman era races being added regularly.
PRE-MODERN ERA/NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP YEARS (1950-1981). DUE TO DIFFERENT POINT SYSTEM DURING ERA, RECORDS DO NOT CARRY OVER TO OFFICIAL TOUR STATISTICS
Season Races Champion Margin Most Wins
1950 Mike Klapak +7.75
1951 Mike Klapak +588.5
1952 Mike Klapak +495
1953 Johnny Roberts +143
1954 Danny Graves +225
1955 Billy Myers +1544
1956 Ralph Earnhardt +570
1957 Ned Jarrett +26
1958 Ned Jarrett +332
1959 Rick Henderson +1070
1960 Bill Wimble +1446
1961 Dick Nephew, Bill Wimble +0
1962 Rene Charland +1536
1963 Rene Charland +2298
1964 Rene Charland +1820
1965 Rene Charland +1952
1966 Don MacTavish +3200
1967 Pete Hamilton +364
1968 Joe Thurman +1764
1969 Red Farmer +2781
1970 Red Farmer +528
1971 Red Farmer +1989
1972 Jack Ingram +1650
1973 Jack Ingram +1069
1974 Jack Ingram +2162
1975 L.D. Ottinger +1837
1976 L.D. Ottinger +2535
1977 Butch Lindley +991
1978 Butch Lindley +146
1979 Gene Glover +1739
1980 Morgan Shepherd +816
1981 Tommy Ellis +392
TOUR YEARS (1982-PRESENT). ONLY STATISTICS DURING THIS ERA COUNT TOWARDS OFFICIAL TOUR RECORDS.
Season Races Champion Margin Most Wins
1982 29 Jack Ingram +47 Jack Ingram (7)
1983 35 Sam Ard +87 Sam Ard (10)
1984 29 Sam Ard +426 Sam Ard & Jack Ingram (8)
1985 27 Jack Ingram +29 Jack Ingram & Tommy Ellis (5)
1986 31 Larry Pearson +7 Dale Earnhardt & Jack Ingram (5)
1987 27 Larry Pearson +394 Larry Pearson (6)
1988 30 Tommy Ellis +295 Harry Gant (5)
1989 29 Rob Moroso +55 Rob Moroso (4)
1990 31 Chuck Bown +200 Chuck Bown (6)
1991 31 Bobby Labonte +74 Harry Gant (5)
1992 31 Joe Nemechek +3 Robert Pressley (5)
1993 28 Steve Grissom +253 Mark Martin (7)
1994 28 David Green +46 Terry Labonte (4)
1995 26 Johnny Benson, Jr. +404 Chad Little (6)
1996 26 Randy LaJoie +29 Mark Martin (6)
1997 30 Randy LaJoie +266 Mark Martin (6)
1998 31 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. +48 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (7)
1999 32 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. +280 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. & Mark Martin (6)
2000 32 Jeff Green +616 Jeff Green (6)
2001 33 Kevin Harvick +124 Kevin Harvick & Greg Biffle (5)
2002 34 Greg Biffle +280 Jeff Burton (5)
2003 34 Brian Vickers +14 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. (4)
2004 34 Martin Truex, Jr. +230 Martin Truex, Jr. (6)
2005 35 Martin Truex, Jr. +68 Martin Truex, Jr. (6)
2006 35 Kevin Harvick +824 Kevin Harvick (9)
2007 35 Carl Edwards +618 Kevin Harvick (6)
2008 35 Clint Bowyer +21 Kyle Busch (10)
2009 35 Kyle Busch +210 Kyle Busch (9)
2010 35 Brad Keselowski +445 Kyle Busch (12)
2011 34 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. +45 Kyle Busch & Carl Edwards (8)
2012 33 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. +23 Joey Logano (9)
2013 33 Austin Dillon +3 Kyle Busch (12)
2014 33 Chase Elliott +42 Kyle Busch (7)
2015 33 Chris Buescher +15 Kyle Busch (6)
2016 33 Daniel Suarez +2 Kyle Busch (10)
2017 33 William Byron +5 Kyle Busch (5)
2018 33 Tyler Reddick +5 Christopher Bell (7)
2019 33 Tyler Reddick +5 Christopher Bell (8)
2020 33 Austin Cindric +8 Chase Briscoe (9)