NMPA
c/o Bridget Holloman - Exec. Secretary
P.O. Box 500
Darlington, SC 29540
Phone: (843) 395-8900

NMPA Most Popular Driver Award

The NMPA Most Popular Driver Award is one of the longest-running awards presented annually by the National Motorsports Press Association. It is the only major NASCAR award to be determined solely by fan vote.

Year    Winner
2013    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2012    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2011    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2010    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2009    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2008    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2007    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2006    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2005    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2004    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2003    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2002    Bill Elliott
2001    Dale Earnhardt
2000    Bill Elliott
1999    Bill Elliott
1998    Bill Elliott
1997    Bill Elliott
1996    Bill Elliott
1995    Bill Elliott
1994    Bill Elliott
1993    Bill Elliott
1992    Bill Elliott
1991    Bill Elliott
1990    Darrell Waltrip
1989    Darrell Waltrip
1988    Bill Elliott
1987    Bill Elliott
1986    Bill Elliott
1985    Bill Elliott
1984    Bill Elliott
1983    Bobby Allison
1982    Bobby Allison
1981    Bobby Allison
1980    David Pearson
1979    David Pearson
1978    Richard Petty
1977    Richard Petty
1976    Richard Petty
1975    Richard Petty
1974    Richard Petty
1973    Bobby Allison
1972    Bobby Allison
1971    Bobby Allison
1970    Richard Petty
1969    Bobby Isaac
1967    Cale Yarborough
1966    Darel Dieringer
1965    Fred Lorenzen
1964    Richard Petty
1963    Fred Lorenzen
1962    Richard Petty
1961    Joe Weatherly
1960    Rex White
1959    Jack Smith
1958    Glen Wood
1957    Fireball Roberts
1956    Curtis Turner
1955    Tim Flock
1954    Lee Petty
1953    Lee Petty