The 2018 Cup season was partially defined by streak busters.
Six drivers ended winless streaks of 50 or more races, including Clint Bowyer snapping a 190-race winless streak in March at Martinsville.
Aric Almirola also ended a multi-season winless streak when he won at Talladega, earning his first win since 2014.
Who has the longest winless streaks ahead of the 2019 season?
The following list is made up of drivers who are confirmed to compete full-time in 2019 and who did not win in 2018 but have won previously.
Should Jamie McMurray accept an offer from Chip Ganassi Racing to race in the Daytona 500, it’ll be his 185th start since his last points win (Oct. 20, 2013 at Talladega).
Paul Menard – 268 starts (July 31, 2011 at Indianapolis; Only Cup win)
David Ragan – 206 starts (May 5, 2013 at Talladega; Second Cup win)
Chris Buescher – 87 starts (Aug. 1, 2016 at Pocono; Only Cup win)
Ryan Newman – 68 starts (March 13, 2017 at ISM Raceway)
Jimmie Johnson – 59 starts (June 4, 2017 at Dover; went winless for first time in Cup career in 2017)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 55 starts (July 1, 2017 at Daytona; Second Cup win)
Denny Hamlin – 47 starts (Sept. 3, 2017 at Darlington; went winless for first time in career in 2017)
Kyle Larson – 46 starts (Sept. 9, 2017 at Richmond)