All-time seasons with at least
1,000 laps led in a single season


The table below is the all-time list of drivers who have led 1,000 or more laps in a single season. The table includes how many times a driver has accomplished the feat, past and present. Statistics verified through racing-reference.info.

No. Rank Driver No. of Seasons Last Year of 1,000+ Titles
1 1 Richard Petty 16 1979 7
2 2 Dale Earnhardt 13 1995 7
3 3 Bobby Allison 11 1984 1
4 4 Jeff Gordon 10 2014 4
5 5 Jimmie Johnson 9 2014 6
6 David Pearson 9 1976 3
7   Cale Yarborough 9 1980 3
8 Rusty Wallace 8 2001 1
9 6 Darrell Waltrip 7 1984 3
10 7 Kyle Busch 6 2013  
11 8 Bill Elliott 5 1992 1
12 Bobby Isaac 5 1972 1
13 9 Harry Gant 4 1991  
14 Ned Jarrett 4 1965 2
15 Junior Johnson 4 1965  
16 Tony Stewart 4 2006 3
17 10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3 2004  
18 Denny Hamlin 3 2012  
19 Matt Kenseth 3 2013 1
20 Herb Thomas 3 1954 2
21 11 Davey Allison 2 1992  
22 Buddy Baker 2 1979  
23 Geoff Bodine 2 1994  
24 Jeff Burton 2 2000  
25 Tim Flock 2 1955 2
26 Dick Hutcherson 2 1967  
27 Ernie Irvan 2 1994  
28 Dale Jarrett 2 1999 1
29 Fred Lorenzon 2 1962  
30 Mark Martin 2 1998  
31 Rex White 2 1962 1
32 LeeRoy Yarborough 2 1969  
33 12 Donnie Allison 1 1977  
34 Buck Baker 1 1956 2
35 Greg Biffle 1 2005  
36 Neil Bonnett 1 1981  
37 Carl Edwards 1 2008  
38 Fonty Flock 1 1951 1
39 Kevin Harvick 1 2014 1
40 Brad Keselowski 1 2014 1
41 Alan Kulwicki 1 1992 1
42 Bobby Labonte 1 1999 1
43 Ryan Newman 1 2003  
44 Benny Parsons 1 1977 1
45 Jim Paschal 1 1967
46 Lee Petty 1 1959 3
47 Tim Richmond 1 1986
48 Fireball Roberts 1 1957
49 Speedy Thompson 1 1956
50 Curtis Turner 1 1950

Bold/Italics indicates an active driver

Blue/Bold/Italics indicates a driver who accomplished 1,000+ laps led in 2014.








Notable drivers who have never led
1,000+ laps in a single season


Driver Laps Led Year
Joey Logano 993 2014
Terry Labonte 973 1996
Kyle Petty 970 1992
Kurt Busch 958 2005
Jack Smith 902 1962
Dave Marcis 893 1976
Ricky Rudd 871 1983
Jeremy Mayfield 843 2000
Glen Wood 766 1960
Kasey Kahne 744 2006
Bobby Hamilton 648 1996
Sterling Marlin 535 2001
Ward Burton 505 2000
Mike Skinner 465 1999
Ken Schrader 440 1991
Clint Bowyer 400 2010
Juan Montoya 388 2009
Jamie McMurray 368 2014
Lake Speed 368 1988
Jimmy Spencer 330 1991
Michael Waltrip 292 1991
James Hylton 199 1970
Robert "Red" Byron 103 1949


Bold
 indicates an active driver