What’s Happening?

Winning a NASCAR Cup Series race is the pinnacle of many driver’s careers. Some drivers win more than others, but, for those who win often, a losing streak can be agonizing. There are plenty of drivers who have long-losing streaks heading into 2024. Here is a list of the longest.

  • For this list, we will focus on full-time drivers of the 2023 Cup Series who have won a race. Anyone who has not won a race or does not race full-time is ineligible.
  • This is purely a list of the longest-losing streaks, not a list of the most surprising. Whether a driver is expected to win in 2024 or not, they can be included.
  • Fans of certain drivers often groan during losing streaks. They can be very frustrating, but it makes the wins that much more special.

Martin Truex Jr.: 37 Races

Last Win: New Hampshire (July 2023)

Martin Truex Jr. is dealing with a winless streak as he competes in his final full-time Cup Series season. He won his third race of the 2023 season at New Hampshire but has had a few close calls since. He led 228 laps at Richmond on Easter, and he finished second to Denny Hamlin at Bristol.

Kyle Busch: 42 Races

Last Win: Gateway (June 2023)

Kyle Busch won three times in the first 15 races of 2023, but, he hasn’t won since. This is longest Kyle Busch has ever gone between victories in his career, and his streak of 19 consecutive seasons with at least one win could be in jeopardy.

Chase Elliott: Streak Snapped at 42 Races Started, 49 Races Total

Last Win: Texas (April 2024)

Chase Elliott’s win at Texas snapped his 42-start winless streak, giving him his first win in 1.5 calendar years. This win was huge for Elliott as teammates Kyle Larson and William Byron continue to reach new heights week-in and week-out. Time will tell if Elliott continues to win more races this season.

Joey Logano: Streak Snapped at 49 Races

Last Win: Nashville (June 2024)

Joey Logano ended the longest losing streak he’s had since joining Team Penske by saving fuel to win at Nashville Superspeedway. It was his first win since Atlanta in March of 2023, 49 races ago.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr: 56 Races

Last Win: Daytona (February 2023)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won one race in 2023, the Daytona 500. Since he failed to win a race the rest of the season, it means Stenhouse will once again go at least one year between wins. Still, that’s comparatively short for Stenhouse’s career as he went 199 races between victories before his Daytona 500 triumph.

Daniel Suarez: Streak Snapped at 58 Races

Streak Snapped: Atlanta (February 2024)

Daniel Suarez put a period on a 57-race losing streak during the 2nd race of the season at Atlanta. It was his first win since Sonoma in June of 2022, and it puts him in the Playoffs. Whether or not it saves his ride is up in the air.

Erik Jones: 64 Races Started; 66 Races Total

Last Win: Darlington (September 2022)

Erik Jones shocked everyone by winning the 2022 Southern 500. That win broke a 108-race winless streak for Jones, and it broke an 8-year losing streak for the 43 car. He and Legacy Motor Club struggled in 2023, but, is there reason for optimism in 2024?

Bubba Wallace: 65 Races

Last Win: Kansas (September 2022)

Despite a great points finish, 2023 was the first year since 2020 that Bubba Wallace failed to win a race. This is Wallace’s longest losing streak since his first win at Talladega in 2021. However, given his equipment and solid run in 2023, a win seems very possible in 2024.

Austin Dillon: 67 Races

Last Win: Daytona (August 2022)

Since 2018, Austin Dillon has traded 1 win and 0 win seasons. His longest losing streak came between 2018 and 2020 when he went 88 races between wins. He struggled in 2023, and he never came close to a win.

Alex Bowman: Streak Snapped 80 Races Started, 88 Races Total

Last Win: Chicago Street Race (July 2024)

Alex Bowman snapped an 80-race winless streak at the Chicago Street Race. A savvy pit call by crew chief Blake Harris to keep Bowman on rain tires gave the No. 48 car the lead in the final stage. The race ended early due to darkness, and Bowman won.

Austin Cindric: Streak Snapped at 85 Races

Streak Snapped: Gateway (June 2024)

Austin Cindric struggled to find victory lane after an upset win in the 2022 Daytona 500. He made his long-awaited return after teammate Ryan Blaney ran out of fuel on the final lap at Gateway. This all but clinches Cindric a 2024 Playoff spot.

Chase Briscoe: 89 Races

Last Win: Phoenix (March 2022)

2022 was a great year for Chase Briscoe as he nearly made the Championship 4 and he won at Phoenix in the spring. The 2023 season saw SHR struggle, and Briscoe was not immune. He failed to win a race in 2023.

Brad Keselowski: Streak Snapped At 110 Races

Streak Snapped: Darlington (May 2024)

Brad Keselowski’s long losing streak ended at Darlington in the Goodyear 400. It was his first win in over 3 years, and it was also his first win as an owner-driver.

Justin Haley: 126 Starts; 183 Races Total

Last Win: Daytona (July 2019)

The longest losing streak in NASCAR today goes to Justin Haley. He won his only career race at Daytona in 2019 thanks to a perfectly timed lightning strike, so there is a slight asterisk to this losing streak. Given that he is heading to Rick Ware Racing in 2024, an end to his losing streak does not seem imminent.

Which of these drivers is the most likely to break their losing streak in 2024?