Ned Jarrett won Ford Motor Company's first top NASCAR championship as the Grand National Series champ in 1965 -- and watched proudly more than 30 years later as his son, Dale, achieved NASCAR's top honor as the Cup champion in 1999.
Beginning with Lee Petty's win in 1953, Dodge has 179 Cup victories all-time. The legendary David Pearson won the nameplate's first championship in 1966, and Richard Petty its last with a series-high 13 victories in 1973.
Another year, another Nextel Cup Series manufacturers' championship. That's 29 for those keeping count, the 25th in the modern era. Chevy's current team of Monte Carlo drivers has eight championships among them, and Chevy is the winningest name in NASCAR history.
The roots of the Toyota Tundra truck that made its official appearance in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway goes back to 1979, when Toyota Racing Development started. Currently, Toyota is exclusively racing in the Craftsman Truck Series.