By Zane Miller
On Sunday, November 12th, 1995, the 1995 NASCAR Cup Series season concluded with Jeff Gordon defeating Dale Earnhardt by 34 points to win the 47th championship in Cup Series history. It was the first Cup Series championship for Gordon. These are the top five points finishers for the season.
The 1995 Daytona 500 was won by Sterling Marlin, who also led the most laps with 105. Marlin took back-to-back 500 victories with the win.
5. #2 Rusty Wallace (-374 points)
Wallace picked up fifth as he had two wins, 15 top-fives and 19 top-10s for an average finish of 11.8. Wallace also led the most laps in four races.
4. #6 Mark Martin (-294)
Martin claimed fourth with four wins, 13 top-fives and 22 top-10s, taking an average finish of 10.7 while leading the most laps in five races.
3. #4 Sterling Marlin (-253)
Marlin earned third in points with three victories, nine top-fives and 22 top-10s for an average finish of 9.8. Marlin led the most laps in two races as well.
2. #3 Dale Earnhardt (-34)
Earnhardt grabbed the runner-up spot as he had five wins, 19 top-fives and 23 top-10s, claiming an average finish of 9.2 while leading the most laps in three starts.
1. #24 Jeff Gordon
Gordon picked up the championship on the strength of seven wins, 17 top-fives and 23 top-10s for an average finish of 9.5, leading the most laps in 11 races as well.
Race Winners (left) & Lap Leaders (right)
Link to stats database: https://www.racing-reference.info/yeardet/1995/W
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