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This is an entire list of all of the Piston Cup champions from each year.

List

  1. 1940: Jay Roper
  2. 1941-1945 seasons cancelled due to World War 2
  3. 1946: Blue Byron
  4. 1947: Ya Chun Fei
  5. 1948: Percy Barbel
  6. 1949: Jack Ford
  7. 1950: Ya Chun Fei
  8. 1951: Doc Hudson
  9. 1952: Doc Hudson
  10. 1953: Doc Hudson
  11. 1954: Leroy Heming
  12. 1955: Rusty Dipstick
  13. 1956: River Scott
  14. 1957: Louise Nash
  15. 1958: Junior Moon
  16. 1959: Slide Powers
  17. 1960: Morris Axler
  18. 1961: Kurt Shiftright
  19. 1962: Mario Andretti
  20. 1963: Bobby Carsac
  21. 1964: Joe Allen Foyt
  22. 1965: Ronald Oaks
  23. 1966: Mario Andretti
  24. 1967: Morris Axler
  25. 1968: Slide Powers
  26. 1969: Joe Allen Foyt
  27. 1970: Bobby Carsac
  28. 1971: The King
  29. 1972: Thomas Tireson
  30. 1973: Thomas Tireson
  31. 1974: Alloy Wilson
  32. 1975: The King
  33. 1976: Andrew Axler
  34. 1977: Kraig Shiftright
  35. 1978: Kraig Shiftright
  36. 1979: Bill Brady
  37. 1980: The King
  38. 1981: Darrell Cartrip
  39. 1982: Don Chapcar
  40. 1983: Alloy Wilson
  41. 1984: Dale Earnhardt Sr
  42. 1985: Don Chapcar
  43. 1986: Dale Earnhardt Sr
  44. 1987: The King
  45. 1988: The King
  46. 1989: Murray Clutchburn
  47. 1990: Klint Shiftright
  48. 1991: Klint Shiftright
  49. 1992: Haul Inngas
  50. 1993: Klint Shiftright
  51. 1994: Ernie Gearson
  52. 1995: Larry Smith
  53. 1996: Eugene Carbureski
  54. 1997: James Cleanair
  55. 1998: The King
  56. 1999: Murray Clutchburn
  57. 2000: Chuck Armstrong
  58. 2001: The King
  59. 2002: Billy Oilchanger
  60. 2003: Ruby Oaks
  61. 2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr
  62. 2005: Chick Hicks 
  63. 2006: Lightning McQueen
  64. 2007: Lightning McQueen
  65. 2008: Cal Weathers
  66. 2009: Lightning McQueen
  67. 2010: Lightning McQueen
  68. 2011: Cal Weathers
  69. 2012: Lightning McQueen
  70. 2013: Lightning McQueen
  71. 2014: Lightning McQueen
  72. 2015: Brick Yardley
  73. 2016: Jackson Storm
  74. 2017: Cruz Ramirez
  75. 2018: Cruz Ramirez
  76. 2019: Jackson Storm
  77. 2020: Cruz Ramirez
  78. 2021: Daniel Swervez
  79. 2022: TBA
  80. 2023: TBA

Racers

Strip Weathers ("The King") (7) (1971, 1975, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1998, 2001)

Lightning McQueen (7) (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Doc Hudson (3) (1951, 1952 and 1953)

Cruz Ramirez (3) (2017, 2018 and 2020)

Klint Shiftright (3) (1990, 1991 and 1993)

Cal Weathers (2) (2008 and 2011)

Don Chapcar (2) (1982 and 1985)

Dale Earnhardt Sr (2) (1984 and 1986)

Jackson Storm (2) (2016 and 2019)

Murray Clutchburn (2) (1989 and 1999)

Slide Powers (2) (1959 and 1968)

Morris Axler (2) (1960 and 1967)

Thomas Tireson (2) (1972 and 1973)

Kraig Shiftright (2) (1977 and 1978)

Ya Chun Fei (2) (1947 and 1950)

Alloy Wilson (2) (1974 and 1983)

Mario Andretti (2) (1962 and 1966)

Bobby Carsac (2) (1963 and 1970)

Joe Allen Foyt (2) (1964 and 1969)

Jay Roper (1) (1940)

Blue Byron (1) (1946)

Percy Barbel (1) (1948)

Jack Ford (1) (1949)

Leroy Heming (1) (1954)

Rusty Dipstick (1) (1955)

River Scott (1) (1956)

Louise Nash (1) (1957)

Junior Moon (1) (1958)

Kurt Shiftright (1) (1961)

Ronald Oaks (1) (1965)

Andrew Axler (1) (1976)

Bill Brady (1) (1979)

Darrell Cartrip (1) (1981)

Haul Inngas (1) (1992)

Ernie Gearson (1) (1994)

Larry Smith (1) (1995)

Eugene Carbureski (1) (1996)

James Cleanair (1) (1997)

Chuck Armstrong (1) (2000)

Billy Oilchanger (1) (2002)

Ruby Oaks (1) (2003)

Dale Earnhardt Jr (1) (2004)

Chick Hicks (1) (2005)

Brick Yardley (1) (2015)

Daniel Swervez (1) (2021)

Trivia

  • The King and Lightning McQueen are the ones with most wins with both 7. The King won in 1971, 1975, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1998, and 2001 and Lightning McQueen won in 2006 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Larry Smith wins his last Piston Cup championship in 1995. He would retire that year.
  • Klint's 1993 win was the closest after Misti Motorkrass retiring from the race with only a few laps remaining. If not for the failure she would have won the cup because Klint was 6th at the time.
  • The youngest Piston Cup winners are Jackson Storm in 2016 at age of 21, Mario Andretti in 1962 at the age of 22 and Lightning McQueen in 2006 at the age of 23.
  • The 1964 Piston Cup is the only Piston Cup that was stolen. A thief managed to break into Foyt's house and take the Cup on August 8th, 1991. Foyt and his wife were at Burger King at the time. The cup was found 2 months later in the thief's basement on October 27th, 1991.
  • Most Piston Cups are taken care of by the racers themselves or kept in museums but quite a few of them have been sold
  • The King keeps his and Cal's piston cups in his house and either he, Lynda or Cal cleans the cups every week.
  • The cups of Doc Hudson, Lightning McQueen, and Cruz Ramirez are kept in the Hudson Hornet museum.
  • Out of the 77 piston cups currently, only 76 survive as Ya Chun Fei revealed in 2013 Reunion of Legends that the 1947 Piston Cup was mostly destroyed in 2007 and only the main body and the right-wing still surviving. The base, left-wing and bottom part of the 1947 Piston Cup are all gone.
  • The Piston Cups are made out of gold. The base is just black colored plastic.
  • Jack DePost was pretty close in 2015 with Brick Yardley winning. Brick won by only winning the last two races.
  • The 1956 Piston Cup is the only Piston Cup not to be located in the USA, having gone through UK and Italy and is currently owned by a car in Italy.
  • Doc Hudson would've won the 1954 Piston Cup Season if it weren't for his big crash in the 1954 Fireball Beach 500.

Gallery of Cups

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