By the Numbers
Winston Cup championships, tying him with Richard Petty for the alltime record.
Career wins, the sixth most in Winston Cup history.
Career top five finishes, fourth all-time among NASCAR drivers.
Prize money, tops among NASCAR drivers.
Year he became the first NASCAR driver to grace the cover of a Wheaties box.
Career races, seventh most among Winston Cup drivers,
Finish in his first Winston Cup start, the 1975 World 600 at Charlotte, in which his number 8 Dodge started 33rd.
Top 10 finishes in the Winston Cup year-end points standings, a record.
Victories in 1987, his best single-season total.