By Zane Miller
On Sunday, November 23rd, 1975, the 1975 NASCAR Cup Series season concluded with Richard Petty defeating Cale Yarborough by 722 points to win the 27th championship in Cup Series history. It was the sixth Cup Series championship for Petty. These are the top five points finishers for the season.
The 1975 Daytona 500 was won by Benny Parsons, while David Pearson led the most laps with 74.
5. #96 Richard Childress (-965 points)
Childress earned fifth in points, getting two top-fives and 15 top-10s for an average finish of 12.6.
4. #72 Benny Parsons (-963)
Parsons claimed fourth with one win, 11 top-fives and 17 top-10s for an average finish of 14.4.
3. #48 James Hylton (-869)
Hylton scored the third spot with two top-fives and 16 top-10s for an average finish of 11.7.
2. #71 Dave Marcis (-722)
Marcis took the second spot as he had one win, 16 top-fives and 18 top-10s, along with an average finish of 12.0.
1. #43 Richard Petty
Petty picked up the championship on the strength of 13 victories, 21 top-fives and 24 top-10s for an average finish of 6.6, while leading the most laps in 11 races.
Race Winners (left) & Lap Leaders (right)
Link to stats database: https://www.racing-reference.info/yeardet/1975/W
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