Top 10 Drivers With The Most Wins Over Age 40

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  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

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    from Reddit. Harvick is at 13

    Top 10 drivers in wins at or over the age of 40

    1. Lee Petty 42

    2. Bobby Allison 38

    3. Dale Earnhardt 26

    4. Dale Jarrett 24

    5. Cale Yarborough 23

    6. David Pearson 21

    7. Harry Gant 18

    8. Matt Kenseth 17

    9. Richard Petty 15

    10. Darrell Waltrip 14
     
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  2. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    That list is really apparent that Jeff Gordon kinda sorta fell off the older he got. I for sure thought he’d have more wins than DW in their 40’s, shocked.
     
  3. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    No Mark Martin, Johnson, Gordon, or Stewart. Something tells me that list won't change much in the future.
     
  4. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Mark Martin only won four races from 2000-2008 (Martinsville 2000, Charlotte 2002, Dover 2004, Kansas 2005 - sad I remember that off the top of my head), then he went to Hendrick and went on an unholy tear in 2009.
     
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  5. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    So true..... drivers are getting out earlier now and starting their cup careers much much earlier as well. I could see Harvick hanging around in his 50's and maybe Kyle Busch or Keslowski. but outside of that I think youre right that list is safe.
     
  6. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    It was common 25+ years ago a driver wouldn't get a good Cup ride until he was in his 30's. Many felt like the drivers were starting to get good at that point. Jeff Gordon came along and changed that thinking. We won't see many drivers racing into their 40's let alone winning 10+ races in their 40's.
     
  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    It says Harvick only has one win to go to tie for 10th. They must not be counting he cucumber because the stats show 14. Johnson isn't even close
     
  8. mack

    mack Team Owner

    Bobby and Handsome Harry were both winning in their fifties. Bobby won the 88 Daytona 500 at 50. I don't think Harry was a rookie until he was 40. Bobby had remarkable stamina. That guy was amazing.
     
  9. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I think Bobby is still the oldest driver to win a Cup championship, he was a couple weeks shy of his 46th birthday when he won the ‘83 title.
     
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  10. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Less this, more that Gordon started out much earlier than the rest and enjoyed more success than 80% of those on the list.
     
  11. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I kind of think with the early start he had and his out this world early career numbers he should have had more success than anyone in nascar on any kind of list. I can’t confidently say that because after 2007, he really did fall off. I’m not going in hard, the numbers support it. He got passed in stature by his own teammate while still even driving.
     
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  12. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    This has a lot to do with it
     
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  13. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    The one at Pocono made me cringe also
     
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  14. mack

    mack Team Owner

    And, keep in mind Bobby drove for Bud Moore, Harry Ranier, DiGard, Himself and the Stavola Brothers all after 40. And his career ended at 50. One wonders what he might have accomplished had he ever settled in to a steady, long term ride.
     
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  15. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    the wrecks add up and that has a lot to do with drivers by the time the get to 40 or more. They start thinking when they go hard or side by side into the turns and they loose loose a little speed.
     
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  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Gordon had 9, Johnson has 9, Martin had 10, Stewart had 10...really tough to even reach double-digits past that age these days. It makes it that much more impressive what Kenseth was able to accomplish. JGR was a rebirth of sorts for him. I still can't believe how badly that #20 team imploded at Phoenix in 2013.
     
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