Yes, it was. The 1995 Winston Cup Series championship was the first for Jeff Gordon in Nascar.
Jimmie Johnson won the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, the first driver to win 4 consecutive NASCAR titles.
The first Nascar trophy was awarded to Red Byron. He won the 1949 Nascar Strictly Stock Series championship.
Kyle Busch has no championships on his record YET. He was 21 when he won his first NASCAR race. Kyle Busch won the Nascar Nationwide Series championship in 2009.
Jeff Gordon won his first NASCAR Cup Series championship in 1995.
In 2011, Tony Stewart won the Nascar Sprint Cup Series championship. He and Carl Edwards ended the season tied in points, but Stewart had more wins.
In 1980, driving in the Winston Cup Series.
There was no champion in 1948. The first Nascar championship was awarded in 1949.
It was Red Byron in 1949. It was known as the 'Strictly Stock Series".
In 1971, Richard Petty won the first Nascar championship award named the "Winston Cup". Prior to this, the series was known as the Strictly Stock Series (1949) and then the Grand National Series (1950-1970).
Jim Roper won the first NASCAR Scrictly Stock Race- which has evolved into the Sprint Cup Series (formally known as Winston Cup), on June 19, 1949 at Charlotte Fairgrounds Speedway. Red Byron won the first NASCAR championship.
Lee Petty was the first driver to win the Nascar championship three times. He won the 1954, 1958 and 1959 Grand National Series titles.
To become a NASCAR driver, you must first drive on a local track and win their championship series. If you do, you will become eligible to join the NASCAR Touring Series which will help get you ready for a future stint with NASCAR.
Jeff Gordon was 24 years old, when he won his first Nascar Winston Cup championship in 1995.
Greg Biffle was the first driver to claim both championships. He won the 2000 Nascar Craftsman Truck Series and the 2002 Nascar Busch Series. The series sponsorship names have now changed.
Robert "Red" Byron (March 12, 1915 - November 11, 1960)Red Byron in 1949, won the first Nascar Strictly Stock Series championship. He raced in 6 of the 8 races Nascar held that year.
In 1980, Dale Sr. won his first Nascar Cup Series championship driving a Chevrolet. Although he did drive an Oldsmobile in 3 of the 31 races that season.
Dale Sr. won his first Winston Cup championship in 1980.
The first champion was Red Byron back in 1949.
For being the only driver to win 200 Nascar Cup Series races and the first to win seven championships. In 1994, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his seventh Nascar championship, tying Richard Petty.
The first and only husband and wife pair to compete together in the NASCAR Nationwide Series was Pattie Moise and Elton Sawyer.
Tony Stewart's first Nascar Cup Series race was the 1999 Daytona 500. He finished in 28th position.
12,267, all three series.
Danica Patrick's first Nascar Nationwide Series race was on February 13, 2010. Her first Cup Series start was on February 27, 2012.