The last two years have seen a significant statistical shift in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the departures of some of NASCAR’s biggest stars.
Gordon took 93 career wins with him, Stewart finished with 49 and Edwards leaves with a respectable 28.
Here’s a look at the top 10 of the active wins list among full-time Cup Series drivers heading into the 2017 season.
- Jimmie Johnson – 80 wins.
- Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth – 38 wins
- Kevin Harvick – 35 wins
- Denny Hamlin – 29 wins
- Kurt Busch – 28 wins
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 26 wins
- Brad Keselowski – 21 wins
- Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman – 17 wins
- Clint Bowyer – eight wins
- Jamie McMurray, Martin Truex Jr. – seven wins
Nine of the 14 drivers in the top 10 won a race during the 2016 season. Eight won multiple races.
Earnhardt’s last win was at Phoenix International Raceway in November 2015.
Newman is winless since the 2013 Brickyard 400. Kahne last won at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August 2014.
Clint Bowyer, who joins Stewart-Haas Racing this season, is winless since the October 2012 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Jamie McMurray’s last victory came in the fall 2013 Talladega race.
Greg Biffle, who has not yet announced plans for this season, has 19 wins.