NASCAR Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting NASCAR statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

NASCAR Facts

NASCAR Statistics

Number of races NASCAR sanctions:

more than 1,200

Last updated 3/20/16


Number of US states/countries NASCAR has sanctioned races in:

30

Last updated 3/20/16


Amount NASCAR is reportedly seeking to be title sponsor of their Cup Series:

$1 billion over 10 years

Last updated 3/3/15


Amount Nextel paid NASCAR in 2004  to be title sponsor of their Cup Series:

$750 million over 10 years


Number of television viewers NASCAR drew in 2003:

7,326,000


Number of television viewers NASCAR drew in 2014:

5,223,000


Highest-paid NASCAR driver of 2015:

Dale Earnhardt Jr (est $23.5 million)


Highest-valued NASCAR team of 2016:

Hendrick Motorsports (est $375 million value)


Richest NASCAR driver of All-Time:

Dale Earnhardt Jr

Last updated 7/10/14


Amount NASCAR spent on tires in 2015:

$35 million


NASCAR driver with the most career starts:

Richard Petty (1,185)


NASCAR driver with the most wins:

Richard Petty (200)


NASCAR driver with most last place finishes:

Joe Nemecheck

Last updated 11/15/15


Percentage of sponsor money that accounts for a NASCAR team’s revenue:

60-80%

Last updated 10/8/15


Value of the current 10-year NBC/Fox/NASCAR TV deal:

$8 billion

Last updated 2/19/16

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These NASCAR stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.