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The King, now the 1971, 1975, 1980, 1987, and 1988 Piston Cup champion

The 1988 Piston Cup Season was a Piston Cup season where The King won his fifth Piston Cup after he won his previous Piston Cup a year before. The 1988 season was widely considered to be the worst, saddest and most tragic season of all time mainly due to the deaths of two popular racers. Don Chapcar, champion in 1982 and 1985, and Tom Landis, who placed 3rd in the 1983 championship, who both died in the 1988 Daniel 500 and Pocono 400.

Racers

  1. Rust-eze 01 - Sammy Smelter
  2. Goodwrench 3 - Dale Earnhardt Sr
  3. Tow Cap 4 - Rusty Cornfuel (part time)
  4. View Zeen 10 - Ryan Shields (part time)
  5. Sponsorless 12 - Brad "Maverick" Gonzalez
  6. Oxnard 16 - Thomas Tanrev
  7. Nitroade 28 - Andrew Axler
  8. Ulyesses Plumbing 31 - Alex Quint (retired after Daniel 500)
  9. Mood Springs 33 - Taylor Bendy (retired after Chapcar died in Daniel 500)
  10. Shifty Drug 35 - Kevin Racingtire (part time)
  11. Tank Coat 36 - Eugene Carbureski
  12. Dinoco 43 - The King
  13. Easy Idle 51 - Ruby "Easy" Oaks (Rookie)
  14. Leak Less 52 - Claude Scruggs
  15. Fiber Fuel 56 - Brush Curber (part time)
  16. Octane Gain 58 - Billy Oilchanger (part time)
  17. Vitoline 61 - James Cleanair
  18. RPM 64 - Don Chapcar (died in Daniel 500)
  19. N20 Cola 68 - Ron Pitcar
  20. Gasprin 70 - Mike Yankee
  21. Rev N Go 73 - Misti Motorkrass
  22. Sidewall Shine 74 - Slide Powers
  23. JLP 75 - Cole Speedland
  24. Vinyl Toupee 76 - Crusty Rotor
  25. Sony Vaio 78 - Alloy Wilson
  26. Sponsorless 80 - Billy Ford
  27. Shiny Wax 82 - Tom Landis (died in Pocono 400)
  28. Revolting 84 - Don Alternators
  29. HTB 86 - Chick Hicks
  30. Bumper Save 90 - James Robson
  31. Sputter Stop 92 - Murray Clutchburn
  32. Spare Mint 93 - Ernie Gearson
  33. Tuxedo Plumbing 98 - Johnathan Melter
  34. Retread 99 - Haul Inngas (part time)
  35. Sponsorless 99 - Greg Locke
  36. Tach O Mint 101 - Greg Candyman
  37. Clutch Aid 121 - Kraig Shiftright
  38. Clutch Aid 122 - Klint Shiftright
  39. No Stall 123 - Larry Smith
  40. Shifty Drug 442 - Harold Axel

Race Winners

  1. Nightdona 500 - Andrew Axler
  2. Las Vegas 400 - TBA
  3. Texas 350 - TBA
  4. Olympus 500 - TBA
  5. Carolina's 350 - TBA
  6. Palm Mile 300 - TBA
  7. BnL 500 - TBA
  8. Sidewall Shine 300 - TBA
  9. New York 400 - TBA
  10. Tow Cap 400 - TBA
  11. Memphis 400 - TBA
  12. Mood Springs 400 - TBA
  13. Rev N Go 350 - TBA
  14. The King 400 - TBA
  15. N20 Cola 400 - TBA
  16. Pocono 400 - TBA
  17. Clutch Aid/Cozsen 400 - TBA
  18. Revolting 400 - TBA
  19. Brickyard 400 - TBA
  20. Daniel 500 - Alloy Wilson
  21. Michigan 400 - TBA
  22. Copper Canyon 400 - TBA
  23. Easy Idle 400 - TBA
  24. Calladega 500 - TBA
  25. Leak Less 400 - TBA
  26. Fei 400 - TBA
  27. No Stall 350 - TBA
  28. Sputter Stop 400 - TBA
  29. Spare Mint 400 - TBA
  30. Virginia 500 - TBA
  31. Los Angeles 500 - TBA
  32. Boston 350 - TBA
  33. Heartland 500 - TBA
  34. Washington 350 - TBA
  35. Richmond 400 - TBA
  36. Dinoco 400 - The King

Championship Standings

TBA

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