In 2003, Matt Kenseth won the last Nascar Winston Cup Series championship. The following season the series was known as the Nextel Cup. The name was again changed in 2008 to the Sprint Cup.
NASCAR's top tier series, the Winston Cup Series, changed its name after the 2003 season, due to sponsor R.J. Reynolds leaving the series due to pressure from lobbyist to remove tobacco advertising from sports. Therefore, in 2004, the series became the "Nextel Cup Series" (later changed to "Sprint Cup" due to the merger between Nextel and Sprint)
Therefore, the last winner of the "Winston Cup" was Matt Kenseth.
The Top Ten for the 2003 Season
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).
Matt Kenseth won the last title known as the Winston Cup Series championship, in 2003.
Terry Labonte won the 1996 Nascar Winston Cup Series championship.
In 2012, Brad Keselowski became the latest driver to win the Nascar Sprint Cup Series championship.
The last Nascar Sprint Cup Series race will be held at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011.
Dale Earnhardt Sr
No, she did not race in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series. She raced in the IndyCar Series. She moved to Nascar in 2012.
In a Nascar Cup and Nationwide Series race there are 43 drivers. In a Nascar Truck Series race there are 36 starting drivers.
Carl Edwards last won a Nascar race on June 22, 2014. It was a Sprint Cup Series race (Toyota/Save Mart 350) at Sonoma Raceway.
43 drivers are in one Nascar Sprint Cup Series race.
Mark Martin won his last Nascar Cup Series race on September 20, 2009. It was the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The Nascar Cup Series fields 43 drivers at every race they go to on the schedule.
In 2011, Danica Patrick started 12 Nascar Nationwide Series races. She did not race in the Nascar Cup Series.
Jeff Burton's last Nascar Cup Series win was on October 11, 2008 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. His last Nationwide Series race was on November 17, 2007 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
On March 30, 2014, Kurt Busch won the Nascar Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The Cup race was then followed by the Nascar Truck Series race, which was won by Matt Crafton.
Typically refers to the last NASCAR Sprint Cup practice session of the weekend before the race. It is not necessarily an hour - could be 45 mins or it could be 1.5 hours. It is always the day before the Sprint Cup race as they do not practice or qualify on race day. (Different from other divisions.) It can refer to any NASCAR series last practice before the race (Weekly Series, Nationwide, Camping World, etc.) but usually is for the Cup Series.