List of NASCAR Manufacturers' champions

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The NASCAR Manufacturers' Championship is awarded by NASCAR to the most successful manufacturer over a season, as determined by a points system based on race results. The Manufacturers' Championship was first awarded in 1952, to Hudson.

Different car make/engine combinations are considered to be different manufacturers for the purposes of the Championship. Up to the 2013 season, the Manufacturer's Championship points were calculated by adding points scored in each race by the highest finishing driver for that manufacturer. The winning manufacturer earns nine points, while the second highest finishing manufacturer earns six points. The third highest manufacturer earns four points, one ahead of the fourth highest.[1] For the 2014 season on, NASCAR made the decision to mirror the points structure of the Owner's Championships. Under this system the highest finishing driver for each manufacturer earns the same number of points the representing team earned during the race, including bonus points for wins and laps lead.[2]

In the 60 seasons the Championship has been awarded, only nine different manufacturers have won it. Chevrolet has been the most successful, with 39 titles. The second most successful is Ford, with 16 titles.

History[edit]

Dozens of vehicle manufacturers have had cars in one of the three top NASCAR series since the inception of the Manufacturers' championship title, only nine have won a title.To-date, all but Toyota have been American-owned companies.

Championship winners (totals)[edit]

Manufacturer Total
Wins
Cup

Wins

NXS

Wins

Truck

Wins

Chevrolet 69 39 21 9
Ford 22 16 4 2
Toyota 18 3 4 11
Buick 5 2 3
Dodge 5 2 0 3
Pontiac 5 1 4
Hudson 3 3
Oldsmobile 3 1 2
Plymouth 1 1
  Active in 2020

Manufacturer Representation[edit]

In the beginning, teams received little support from the car companies themselves, but by the mid 1960s, teams began creating partnerships with American manufacturers to provide factory support. Chrysler, Ford and General Motors were the primary, if not only, competitors for much of NASCAR's history. Plymouth achieved some success during the 1960s, but abandoned the sport in 1977. In the next decade, Ford's Mercury brand left, as did Chrysler's remaining brand in Dodge. General Motors had been using four different brands in NASCAR up to 1991, but within three years, Buick and Oldsmobile were no longer represented on the grid. Pontiac survived until 2004, leaving only Chevrolet as the lone General Motors division. In 2007 when Japanese manufacturer Toyota joined, it became the first new manufacturer since 1971. Chrysler's Dodge brand returned after a 15-year hiatus in 2001, but departed after 2012, leaving just Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.

Chevrolet is the most successful manufacturer, having won 779 races and 39 manufacturers championships. Ford is second with 658 victories and 15 manufacturers championships, while Dodge is third in wins with 217, Plymouth is fourth with 190, and Pontiac is ranked fifth with 155. Toyota currently ranks 7th all time, with 115 victories. (Wins as of 4/23/18)

Manufacturer Make Model Cup years NXS Years Truck years
Alfa Romeo Italy Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1962[3]
American Motors United States Nash Ambassador early 1950s
Hudson Hornet
AMC Matador 1971–1978
Aston Martin United Kingdom Aston Martin Unknown model 1953
Austin-Healey United Kingdom Austin-Healey Sprite 1961–1962
Chrysler United States DeSoto Unknown model 1952, 1959
Dodge Coronet 1953–1957, 1965–1968
440 1964
Charger/Charger Daytona 1966–1977, 2005–2007 2005–2007
Magnum 1978–1980
Mirada 1981–1985
Ram 2000–2013
Intrepid 2001–2004 2003–2004
Avenger 2007 (COT)
Charger R/T 2008–2012 2008–2012
Chrysler 300 1954–1956
Imperial 1981–1985
Plymouth Belvedere 1959–1967
Road Runner/Superbird 1968–1977
Savoy 1950s
Ford Motor Company United States Ford F-Series 2000–present
Fairlane 1955–1959, 1966–1967
Fusion 2006–2018 2006–2009
Galaxie 1960–1966
Mustang 2019–present 2010–present
Taurus 1998–2005 1998–2005
Torino/Torino Talladega 1968–1977
Thunderbird 1959–1960, 1977–1997
Mercury Monterey 1950s–1962
Marauder 1963–1966
Comet/Cyclone 1966–1967
Cyclone/Montego 1968–1980
Cougar 1970s-1980s
Lincoln Unknown model 1949–1957
Edsel Unknown model 1959
General Motors United States Buick Regal 1981–1985, 1988–1992
Century 1976–1980
Gran Sport 1970s
LeSabre 1986–1987
Somerset 1980s
Cadillac Unknown Model 1949–1955
Chevrolet Bel Air 1955–1958
Chevelle/Malibu 1964–1980
Chevelle Laguna 1973–1977
Impala 1979–1980, 2010–2012[4] 2009–2012
Impala SS (COT) 2007–2009
Lumina 1989–1994
Monte Carlo/SS 1971–1988, 1995–2007 1999–2008
Silverado 2000–present
SS 2013–2017
Camaro 2013–present
Camaro ZL1 2018–present
Beretta 1980s
Oldsmobile 88 1949–1960
Cutlass/Cutlass Supreme/442 1960s–1994
Delta 88 1986–1987
Pontiac Catalina 1959–1963
Firebird 1970
Grand Prix 1981–2004 1983–2004
Le Mans 1970s
Tempest 1960s
GTO 1960s
Jaguar United Kingdom Jaguar XK120 1953–1956
Kaiser-Frazer United States Henry J 1949–1954
MG Motor United Kingdom MG T-type 1954
MGA 1960–1963
Packard United States Packard Unknown model 1950–1956
Porsche Germany Porsche 356 1953–1954
Studebaker United States Studebaker Unknown model 1950–1962
Toyota Japan Toyota Camry 2007–present 2007–2018
Supra 2019–present
Tundra 2004–present
Leyland Motors United Kingdom Triumph Unknown model 1960
Tucker United States Tucker Sedan 1950
Volkswagen Germany Volkswagen Beetle 1953
Willys United States Willys Unknown model 1952–1954

Cup Series[edit]

Results by season[edit]

Season Manufacturer Wins Notes
1952 Hudson 27
1953 22
1954 17
1955 Oldsmobile 10 Chrysler had 27 wins, but lost the points title
1956 Ford 14 Chrysler had 22 wins, but lost the points title
1957 26
1958 Chevrolet 25
1959 16 Ford also had 16 wins, but lost the points title
1960 13 Ford had 15 wins, but lost the points title
1961 11 Pontiac had 30 wins, but lost the points title
1962 Pontiac 22 Pontiac's only manufacturer's title
1963 Ford 23
1964 30
1965 48 Ford ran unopposed most of the season due to a boycott by Chrysler Corporation
1966 10 Plymouth had 31 wins and Dodge had 18; both lost the points title
1967 10 Plymouth had 31 wins, but lost the points title
1968 21
1969 26
1970 Dodge 17 Plymouth had 21 wins, but lost the points title
1971 Plymouth 22
1972 Chevrolet 10
1973 7 Mercury had 11 wins, but lost the points title
1974 12
1975 Dodge 14 Dodge's second and last manufacturer's title
1976 Chevrolet 13
1977 21
1978 10 Oldsmobile had 11 wins, but lost the points title
1979 18
1980 22
1981 Buick 22
1982 25
1983 Chevrolet 15
1984 21
1985 14 Ford also had 14 wins, but lost the points title
1986 18
1987 15
1988 8 Ford had 9 wins, but lost the points title
1989 13
1990 13
1991 11
1992 Ford 16 Ford's first manufacturer's title in 23 seasons
1993 Chevrolet 9 Pontiac had 11 wins, but lost the points title
1994 Ford 20
1995 Chevrolet 21
1996 17[1]
1997 Ford 19[5]
1998 Chevrolet 16[6]
1999 Ford 13[7]
2000 14[8]
2001 Chevrolet 16[9]
2002 Ford 14[10]
2003 Chevrolet 19[11]
2004 22[12]
2005 17[13]
2006 23[14]
2007 26[15] Modern Era record for wins in a season
2008 11[16]
2009 11[17]
2010 18 Won championship after the 2010 Pepsi Max 400
2011 18
2012 15 The Team Penske No. 2 Dodge driven by Brad Keselowski won the driver's championship
2013 17
2014 20[18]
2015 15
2016 Toyota 16 Chevrolet's 13-season streak ended as Toyota won its first manufacturer's title
2017 16
2018 Ford 19 Ford's first manufacturer's title in 16 seasons
2019 Toyota 19[19] Won championship after the 2019 Bluegreen Vacations 500

Championship winners (totals)[edit]

Manufacturer Total
Wins
Cup

Wins

NXS

Wins

Truck

Wins

Chevrolet 69 39 21 9
Ford 22 16 4 2
Toyota 18 3 4 11
Buick 5 2 3
Dodge 5 2 0 3
Pontiac 5 1 4
Hudson 3 3
Oldsmobile 3 1 2
Plymouth 1 1
  Active in 2020

Xfinity Series[edit]

Results by season[edit]

Season Manufacturer Wins Notes
1982 Pontiac 21
1983 Oldsmobile 13 Pontiac had 18 wins, but lost the points title
1984 Pontiac 18
1985 19
1986 20
1987 Chevrolet 9
1988 Buick 18
1989 15
1990 11
1991 Oldsmobile 10
1992 Chevrolet 9 Oldsmobile had 10 wins, but lost the points title
1993 11
1994 20
1995 Ford 14 First win for a non-GM manufacturer
1996 Chevrolet 18
1997 20
1998 23
1999 24
2000 23
2001 19
2002 Ford 16
2003 Chevrolet 19
2004 21
2005 14
2006 22
2007 22
2008 Toyota 20
2009 15
2010 15
2011 Ford 13
2012 Chevrolet 13
2013 Ford 14 Toyota also had 14 wins, but lost the points title
2014 Chevrolet 15
2015 11 Ford and Toyota also had 11 wins, but lost the points title
2016 Toyota 19
2017 Chevrolet 12 Toyota also had 12 wins, but lost the points title
2018 15
2019 10 Toyota had 13 wins, but lost the points title

Truck Series[edit]

Season Manufacturer Wins Notes
1995 Chevrolet 16
1996 18
1997 16
1998 15
1999 Ford 12
2000 12
2001 Dodge 15
2002 Chevrolet 11
2003 Dodge 13
2004 11 Toyota enters the series
2005 Chevrolet 9
2006 Toyota 12 First win by an international manufacturer in any series
2007 13
2008 13
2009 14
2010 15
2011 Chevrolet 15
2012 12
2013 Toyota 14
2014 18
2015 14
2016 14
2017 12
2018 Chevrolet 11
2019 Toyota 12

References[edit]

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