Who Has the Most NASCAR Cup Series Wins at Martinsville Speedway?

Few tracks in all of motorsports can match the history of famed Martinsville Speedway. At just 0.526 miles in length, the shortest on the circuit, Martinsville is the only track that has been used every year since the NASCAR Cup Series (then the Strictly Stock Division) began in 1949.

Also known as “The Paperclip” and “The Half Mile of Mayhem,” Martinsville Speedway is unique in the fact that it’s the only oval in NASCAR to feature asphalt on the straightaways and concrete to cover the turns, which are narrow and flat at just 12 degrees.

As you can probably imagine, with a historic track comes a historic list of winners. And it should come as no surprise that the man with the most Cup Series wins at Martinsville is the man with the most Cup Series wins of all time.

Richard Petty owns the most NASCAR Cup Series wins at Martinsville Speedway with 15

Including the first run in 1949, a total of 147 NASCAR Cup Series races have taken place at Martinsville Speedway. And in those 146 races, 56 different drivers have taken at least one checkered flag.

Of those 56, 27 have won two or more races here and 16 have won at least three. Geoff Bodine owns four victories on this track, Denny Hamlin owns five, and the trio of Dale Earnhardt Sr. Cale Yarborough, and Fred Lorenzen own six each. Rusty Wallace sits in solo fifth on the all-time wins list here with seven, while Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson are tied for third with nine.

Darrell Waltrip is one of just two to reach double-digit victories with 11, which is still four short of the all-time leader. That would be Mr. Richard Petty, who owns 15 of his 200 Cup Series wins at Martinsville Speedway.

“The King” won his first race at “The Half Mile of Mayhem” in April 1960 at 22 years, 283 days of age, the youngest to ever do so. And he captured his 15th checkered flag at “The Paperclip” in April 1979. From April 1967 to April 1975, Petty won 11 of 16 races, including a stretch of five in a row.

Every NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway

Jeff Gordon crosses the finish line at Martinsville Speedway to win the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500
Jeff Gordon crosses the finish line to win the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 | Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images

Here’s a quick look at every NASCAR Cup Series winner at historic Martinsville Speedway.

  • Richard Petty: 15
  • Darrell Waltrip: 11
  • Jeff Gordon: 9
  • Jimmie Johnson: 9
  • Rusty Wallace: 7
  • Dale Earnhardt Sr.: 6
  • Cale Yarborough: 6
  • Fred Lorenzen: 6
  • Denny Hamlin: 5
  • Geoff Bodine: 4
  • Ricky Rudd: 3
  • Tony Stewart: 3
  • Harry Gant: 3
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3
  • Jim Paschal: 3
  • Lee Petty: 3
  • Mark Martin: 2
  • Kurt Busch: 2
  • Kyle Busch: 2
  • Buck Baker: 2
  • Brad Keselowski: 2
  • Junior Johnson: 2
  • Rex White: 2
  • Bob Welborn: 2
  • Bobby Isaac: 2
  • Curtis Turner: 2
  • Herb Thomas: 2
  • Dave Marcis: 1
  • Dale Jarrett: 1
  • Bobby Labonte: 1
  • Kevin Harvick: 1
  • Ryan Newman: 1
  • Jeff Burton: 1
  • Buddy Baker: 1
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 1
  • Morgan Shepherd: 1
  • Clint Bowyer: 1
  • David Pearson: 1
  • Joey Logano: 1
  • Bobby Hamilton: 1
  • John Andretti: 1
  • Ernie Irvan: 1
  • Ricky Craven: 1
  • Fireball Roberts: 1
  • Joe Weatherly: 1
  • Chase Elliott: 1
  • Alex Bowman: 1
  • Jack Smith: 1
  • Tim Flock: 1
  • Speedy Thompson: 1
  • Dick Rathman: 1
  • Nelson Stacy: 1
  • Frank Mundy: 1
  • Red Byron: 1
  • Earl Ross: 1

Stats courtesy of Racing Reference

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