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NASCAR Manufacturers' Championship

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 Constructors' 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. Manufacturers' Championship points are 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 maunfacturer earns four points, one ahead of the fourth highest.[1]

In the 57 seasons the Championship has been awarded, only eight different manufacturers have won it, with Chevrolet the most successful, with 37 titles including ten consecutive from 2003 to 2013.

Sprint Cup Series, by season

Season Manufacturer Wins Notes
1952 Hudson 27
1953 Hudson 22
1954 Hudson 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 Ford 26
1958 Chevrolet 25
1959 Chevrolet 16 Ford also had 16 wins, but lost the points title
1960 Chevrolet 13 Ford had 15 wins, but lost the points title
1961 Chevrolet 11 Pontiac had 30 wins, but lost the points title
1962 Pontiac 22
1963 Ford 23
1964 Ford 30
1965 Ford 48 Ford ran unopposed most of the season due to a boycott by Chrysler Corp.
1966 Ford 10 Plymouth had 31 wins and Dodge had 18; both lost the points title
1967 Ford 10 Plymouth had 31 wins, but lost the points title
1968 Ford 21
1969 Ford 26
1970 Dodge 17 Plymouth had 21 wins, but lost the points title
1971 Plymouth 22
1972 Chevrolet 10
1973 Chevrolet 7 Mercury had 11 wins, but lost the points title
1974 Chevrolet 12
1975 Dodge 14
1976 Chevrolet 13
1977 Chevrolet 21
1978 Chevrolet 10 Oldsmobile had 11 wins, but lost the points title
1979 Chevrolet 18
1980 Chevrolet 22
1981 Buick 22
1982 Buick 25
1983 Chevrolet 15
1984 Chevrolet 21
1985 Chevrolet 14 Ford also had 14 wins, but lost the points title
1986 Chevrolet 18
1987 Chevrolet 15
1988 Chevrolet 8 Ford had 9 wins, but lost the points title
1989 Chevrolet 13
1990 Chevrolet 13
1991 Chevrolet 11
1992 Ford 16
1993 Chevrolet 9 Pontiac had 11 wins, but lost the points title
1994 Ford 20
1995 Chevrolet 21
1996 Chevrolet 17[1]
1997 Ford 19[2]
1998 Chevrolet 16[3]
1999 Ford 13[4]
2000 Ford 14[5]
2001 Chevrolet 16[6]
2002 Ford 14[7]
2003 Chevrolet 19[8]
2004 Chevrolet 22[9]
2005 Chevrolet 17[10]
2006 Chevrolet 23[11]
2007 Chevrolet 26[12] Modern Era record for wins in a season
2008 Chevrolet 11[13]
2009 Chevrolet 11[14]
2010 Chevrolet 18 Won championship after the 2010 Pepsi Max 400
2011 Chevrolet 18
2012 Chevrolet 15
2013 Chevrolet 15 As of Race 33 of 36

Championship winners (totals)

Manufacturer Total Wins
Buick 2
Chevrolet 37
Dodge 2
Ford 15
Hudson 3
Oldsmobile 1
Plymouth 1
Pontiac 1

References

External links

  • 2007 Manufacturers Championship, all-time Manufacturers Championships, and all-time Manufacturers Wins
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