NASCAR in the 1989 season. Full information

41st season of the NASCAR proved to be an exhilarating ride for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Spanning from 19th February to 19th November in 1989, this season showcased thrilling races, unexpected twists, and fierce competition. Join us as we relive the excitement and drama that unfolded throughout this unforgettable season of NASCAR!

Beginners of the season: Jimmy Spencer , Bobby Hamilton , Jerry O'Neil , Terry Byers , Tracy Leslie , Norm Benning , Bill Flowers , Troy Beebe , Terry Fisher , Bill Venturini , Bill Ingram , Oma Kimbrough , Ted Thomas , Andy Belmont , Rich Bickle , Jack Pennington , Bill Sedgwick

List of races and tracks in the 1989 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
Daytona 500 1989 Daytona 500 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Lumina, #17
Daytona 19th February 1989
North Carolina NASCAR 1989 North Carolina NASCAR Race 1 Rusty Wallace
Pontiac Grand Prix (Fifth generation) Gen2, #27
North Carolina 5th March 1989
Atlanta NASCAR 1989 Atlanta NASCAR Race 1 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Lumina, #17
Atlanta 19th March 1989
Richmond NASCAR 1989 Richmond NASCAR Race 1 Rusty Wallace
Pontiac Grand Prix (Fifth generation) Gen2, #27
Richmond 26th March 1989
Darlington NASCAR 1989 Darlington NASCAR Race 1 Harry Gant
Oldsmobile Cutlass, #33
Darlington 2nd April 1989
Bristol NASCAR 1989 Bristol NASCAR Race 1 Rusty Wallace
Pontiac Grand Prix (Fifth generation) Gen2, #27
Bristol 9th April 1989
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1989 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 1 Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet Lumina, #3
North Wilkesboro 16th April 1989
Martinsville NASCAR 1989 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Lumina, #17
Martinsville 23rd April 1989
Talladega NASCAR 1989 Talladega NASCAR Race 1 Davey Allison
Ford Thunderbird, #28
Talladega 7th May 1989
World 600 1989 World 600 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Lumina, #17
Charlotte 28th May 1989
Dover Downs NASCAR 1989 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 1 Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet Lumina, #3
Dover Downs 4th June 1989
Sears Point NASCAR 1989 Sears Point NASCAR Ricky Rudd
Buick Regal, #26
Sears Point 11th June 1989
Pocono NASCAR 1989 Pocono NASCAR Race 1 Terry Labonte
Ford Thunderbird, #11
Pocono 18th June 1989
Michigan NASCAR 1989 Michigan NASCAR Race 1 Bill Elliott
Ford Thunderbird, #9
Michigan 25th June 1989
Daytona NASCAR 1989 Daytona NASCAR Davey Allison
Ford Thunderbird, #28
Daytona 1st July 1989
Pocono NASCAR 1989 Pocono NASCAR Race 2 Bill Elliott
Ford Thunderbird, #9
Pocono 23rd July 1989
Talladega NASCAR 1989 Talladega NASCAR Race 2 Terry Labonte
Ford Thunderbird, #11
Talladega 30th July 1989
Watkins Glen NASCAR 1989 Watkins Glen NASCAR Rusty Wallace
Pontiac Grand Prix (Fifth generation) Gen2, #27
Watkins Glen 13th August 1989
Michigan NASCAR 1989 Michigan NASCAR Race 2 Rusty Wallace
Pontiac Grand Prix (Fifth generation) Gen2, #27
Michigan 20th August 1989
Bristol NASCAR 1989 Bristol NASCAR Race 2 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Lumina, #17
Bristol 26th August 1989
Darlington NASCAR 1989 Darlington NASCAR Race 2 Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet Lumina, #3
Darlington 3rd September 1989
Richmond NASCAR 1989 Richmond NASCAR Race 2 Rusty Wallace
Pontiac Grand Prix (Fifth generation) Gen2, #27
Richmond 10th September 1989
Dover Downs NASCAR 1989 Dover Downs NASCAR Race 2 Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet Lumina, #3
Dover Downs 17th September 1989
Martinsville NASCAR 1989 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Darrell Waltrip
Chevrolet Lumina, #17
Martinsville 24th September 1989
Charlotte NASCAR 1989 Charlotte NASCAR Ken Schrader
Chevrolet Lumina, #25
Charlotte 8th October 1989
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1989 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 2 Geoff Bodine , Geoffrey Bodine
Chevrolet ?? 1989, #5
North Wilkesboro 15th October 1989
North Carolina NASCAR 1989 North Carolina NASCAR Race 2 Mark Martin
Ford Thunderbird, #6
North Carolina 22nd October 1989
Phoenix NASCAR 1989 Phoenix NASCAR Bill Elliott
Ford Thunderbird, #9
Phoenix 5th November 1989
Atlanta NASCAR 1989 Atlanta NASCAR Race 2 Dale Earnhardt
Chevrolet Lumina, #3
Atlanta 19th November 1989

Drivers championship 1989

Rusty Wallace

United States

Champion

Dale Earnhardt

United States

2nd place

Mark Martin

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1989 season

Name Points
Rusty Wallace 4176
Dale Earnhardt 4164
Mark Martin 4053
Darrell Waltrip 3971
Ken Schrader 3876
Bill Elliott 3774
Harry Gant 3610
Ricky Rudd 3608
Geoffrey Bodine 3600
Terry Labonte 3569
Davey Allison 3481
Sterling Marlin 3422
Morgan Shepherd 3403
Alan Kulwicki 3236
Dick Trickle 3203
Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3139
Rick Wilson 3119
Michael Waltrip 3057
Brett Bodine 3051
Neil Bonnett 2995
Phil Parsons 2933
Ernie Irvan 2919
Larry Pearson 2860
Dale Jarrett 2789
Dave Marcis 2715
Hut Stricklin 2705
Lake Speed 2550
Derrike Cope 2180
Richard Petty 2148
Kyle Petty 2099
Jimmy Means 1698
Greg Sacks 1565
Jim Sauter 1510
Jimmy Spencer 1445
Rick Mast 1315
Eddie Bierschwale 1306
Ben Hess 921
Chad Little 602
Butch Miller 576
A.J. Foyt 527
Mickey Gibbs 508
Rodney Combs 470
Joe Ruttman 469
J.D. McDuffie 457
Phil Barkdoll 378
Jimmy Horton 377
Dick Johnson 322
Ken Bouchard 313
Terry Byers 306
Darin Brassfield 297
Grant Adcox 282
Jerry O'Neil 268
Norm Benning 216
Ken Ragan 204
Bill Schmitt 0
Tracy Leslie 191
Charlie Baker 171
Bob Schacht 170
Jim Bown 0
H.B. Bailey 167
Stan Barrett 155
Rich Bickle 143
Rob Moroso 140
Lennie Pond 130
Hershel McGriff 0
Tommy Ellis 115
John McFadden 113
Brad Teague 112
Patty Moise 110
Tommie Crozier 101
Ron Esau 0
Bobby Gerhart 94
Ronnie Thomas 94
James Hylton 92
Dave Mader III 19
Troy Beebe 0
Jack Pennington 91
Bill Ingram 85
Terry Fisher 0
Roy Smith 0
Mike Alexander 82
Mark Stahl 82
Randy LaJoie 79
Rick McCray 0
Ronnie Sanders 79
Andy Belmont 76
Rick Jeffrey 73
Oma Kimbrough 73
Bobby Hamilton 72
Ted Thomas 70
Mark Gibson 64
John Krebs 0
Allan Grice 61
Mike Miller 61
Mike Potter 61
Bill Cooper 0
Jack Ely 58
Bill Flowers 58
Bill Sedgwick 55
Bill Venturini 52

List of all cars in the 1989 season