All-Time NASCAR Open Race and Fan Vote Winners




As the NASCAR All-Star race has evolved in names and formats, one thing that has mostly remained the same is the final chance event known as The Open. While the changes have made this race more and less enjoyable at times, the significance of simply being eligible for the famed 'All-Star' is prestigious amongst the teams and drivers. Below is a list of every NASCAR Open Event Winner and Fan Vote Award Recipient, along with other #StatChat considerations.



NASCAR Open Race Winners

1986 - Benny Parsons

1987 - Buddy Baker

1988 - Sterling Marlin

1989 - Sterling Marlin (2)

1990 - Dick Trickle

1991 - Michael Waltrip

1992 - Michael Waltrip (2)

1993 - Sterling Marling (3)

1994 - Jeff Gordon

1995 - Todd Bodine

1996 - Jimmy Spencer

1997 - Ricky Craven

1998 - Jeremy Mayfield

1999 - Tony Stewart

2000 - Steve Park

2001 - Johnny Benson

2002 - Jeremy Mayfield (2)

2003 - Jeff Burton

2004 - Sterling Marlin (4)

2005 - Brian Vickers

2006 - Scott Riggs

2007 - Martin Truex Jr.

2008 - A.J. Allmendinger

2009 - Sam Hornish Jr.

2010 - Martin Truex Jr.

2011 - David Ragan

2012 - Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2013 - Jamie McMurray

2014 - Clint Bowyer

2015 - Clint Bowyer (2)

2016 - Kyle Larson

2017 - Daniel Suarez

2018 - A.J. Allmendinger (2)

2019 - Kyle Larson (2)

2020 - Matt Dibenedetto

2021 - Aric Almirola


Multiple Open Race Wins

4 - Sterling Marlin

2 - AJ Allmendinger

2 - Clint Bowyer

2 - Jeremy Mayfield

2 - Kyle Larson

2 - Martin Truex Jr.

2 - Michael Waltrip

2 - Todd Bodine


NASCAR Fan Vote Award Winners

2004 - Ken Schrader

2005 - Martin Truex Jr.

2006 - Kyle Petty

2007 - Kenny Wallace

2008 - Kasey Kahne (All-Star Winner)

2009 - Joey Logano

2010 - Carl Edwards

2011 - Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2012 - Bobby Labonte

2013 - Danica Patrick

2014 - Josh Wise

2015 - Danica Patrick (2)

2016 - Chase Elliott

2017 - Chase Elliott (2)

2018 - Chase Elliott (3)

2019 - Alex Bowman

2020 - Clint Bowyer

2021 - Matt Dibenedetto


All-Time Team Victories

4 - Hendrick Motorsports (1994,1997,2005,2012)

3 - Chip Ganassi Racing* (2004,2016,2019)

3 - Michael Waltrip Racing (2010,2014,2015)

2 - Bahari Racing (1991,1992)

2 - Dale Earnhardt Inc.* (2000,2007)

2 - Evernham Motorsports (2002,2006)

2 - Hagan Racing (1988,1989)

2 - Joe Gibbs Racing (1999,2017)

2 - Team Penske (1998,2009)

2 - Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing (2003,2011)

1 - 12 Different Teams

*One win not credited above was in 2013, when Earnhardt Ganassi Racing won the Open event.


All-Time Manufacturer Victories

10 - Chevrolet

8 - Ford

5 - Toyota

4 - Dodge

4 - Oldsmobile


All-Time Track Appearances

36 - Charlotte

1 - Atlanta, Bristol, Texas


Since the inception of segment racing in 2015, the NASCAR Open has awarded advancement incentives to drivers who can finish first at the end of a predetermined race segment. The following drivers have won segments (known as stages since 2017)


Clint Bowyer - 2 (2015 and 2017)

Greg Biffle - 2 (2015 and 2016)

William Byron - 2 (2019 and 2020)

Tyler Reddick - 1 (2021)

Ross Chastain - 1 (2021)

Aric Almirola - 1 (2020)

Bubba Wallace - 1 (2019)

Daniel Suarez - 1 (2018)

Alex Bowman - 1 (2018)

Ryan Blaney - 1 (2017)

Kyle Larson - 1 (2016)

Trevor Bayne -1 (2016)



As we mentioned before, the format has changed over the years. The 2022 format has been announced and the Open will run as follows.


  • The NASCAR All-Star Open will run immediately prior to the NASCAR All-Star Race and will include three stages (20 laps / 20 laps / 10 laps).

  • The winner of each stage will earn a spot in the NASCAR All-Star Race.

  • The winner of the Fan Vote will also earn a spot in the NASCAR All-Star Race. Fans may vote for their favorite driver by visiting NASCAR.com.