There is a very interesting story behind the trophy of the best driver of the modern era.
The Norris Trophy is the driving honor of the most prestigious drivers in motorsports.
It is named after the late Jimmie Johnson, who won six races at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In addition to Johnson, the Norris trophy was won by Roger Penske, who had the most victories at the legendary 24 Hours race.
In recent years, many drivers have taken the trophy.
In 2017, it was won and named after former IndyCar champion Andretti Autosport driver and current Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel.
Last year, it had been named after NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and in 2018, it won for NASCAR driver and former Indy car driver Ryan Newman.
The 2016 champion was Jamie McMurray.
In 2018, the winner of the Norris title will be the most dominant driver of his or her career, or the driver who will be on the track for the most races.
For the next four months, the drivers that have won the Norris are as follows:The 2015 Norris winner was reigning champion James Hinchcliffe.
The 2018 winner was Sebastien Bourdais.
The 2017 winner was Alex Job Racing driver Joey Logano.
In the 2017 season, the 2016 winner was Kimi Raikkonen.
The 2015 winner was Brad Keselowski.
In 2018, there was no winner.
The 2018 winner, Sebastien Vettel, had the best year of his career.
He won the title with a perfect 13th place in the championship standings.
The 2014 winner, James Hodge, finished sixth.
In 2016, the 2018 winner won the drivers championship and was runner-up to teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
In 2013, the 2014 winner was Kevin Magnussen.
In 2012, the 2012 winner was Daniel Ricca.
In 2011, the 2011 winner was Max Verstappen.
In 2010, the 2010 winner was Fernando Alonso.
In 2009, the 2009 winner was Lewis Hamilton.
In 2008, the 2008 winner was Sebastian Vey.
In 2007, the 2007 winner was Romain Grosjean.
In 2006, the 2006 winner was Valtteri Bottas.
In 2005, the 2005 winner was Michael Schumacher.
In 2004, the 2004 winner was Damon Hill.
In 2003, the 2003 winner was Jacques Villeneuve.
In 2002, the 2002 winner was Helio Castroneves.
In 2001, the 2001 winner was Alain Prost.
In 2000, the 2000 winner was Filippo Nannini.
In 1999, the 1999 winner was Bernie Ecclestone.
In 1998, the 1998 winner was Tony Bellew.
In 1997, the 1997 winner was Piers Poulter.
In 1996, the 1996 winner was Graham Hill.
In 1995, the 1995 winner was Andretti.
In 1994, the 1994 winner was Jack Brabham.
In 1993, the 1993 winner was Jenson Button.
In 1992, the 1992 winner was Paul Newman.
In 1991, the 1991 winner was Bobby Labonte.
In 1990, the 1990 winner was Jim Clark.
In 1989, the 1989 winner was John Surtees.
In 1988, the 1988 winner was Brian Stroll.
In 1987, the 1987 winner was Bill Elliott.
In 1986, the 1986 winner was Ron Dennis.
In 1985, the 1985 winner was Dave Stewart.
In 1984, the 1984 winner was Mike Conway.
In 1983, the 1983 winner was Phil Mickelson.
In 1982, the 1982 winner was Charlie Buell.
In 1981, the 1981 winner was Bob Gibson.
In 1980, the 1980 winner was Dale Earnhart.
In 1979, the 1979 winner was Richard Petty.
In 1978, the 1978 winner was Gene Haas.
In 1977, the 1977 winner was Darrell Waltrip.
In 1976, the 1976 winner was Ricky Rudd.
In 1975, the 1975 winner was Joe Gibbs Racing.
In 1974, the 1974 winner was Eddie Gilliland.
In 1973, the 1973 winner was Denny Hamlin.
In 1972, the 1972 winner was George Foreman.
In 1971, the 1971 winner was Mickey Cochrane.
In 1970, the 1970 winner was Earl Jones.
In 1969, the 1969 winner was Sam Hornish Jr.
In 1968, the 1968 winner was Pete Parsons.
In 1967, the 1967 winner was Dan Gurney.
In 1966, the 1966 winner was Alan Kulwicki.
In 1965, the 1965 winner was Buddy Baker.
In 1964, the 1964 winner was Roy Williams.
In 1963, the 1963 winner was Jimmy Stewart.