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THE RACE: Pepsi 400

Winston Cup Race #17 of 34 for the 2000 season
Updated: often, leading up to the race

  • Race: Saturday, July 1, 2000 in Daytona, FL

  • TV: CBS 8:00pm/et

  • Pre-Race: ESPN2 NASCAR 2Day 7:30pm/et July, 1, 2000

  • Posted Awards/Purse: $3,000,835

  • Entry List: Entry List for the: Pepsi 400 from NOL

  • 1999 Race Winner: Dale Jarett

  • Race Speed Record: Bobby Allison, 1980, 173.473

  • Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile trioval, 160 laps, 400 miles

  • Pit Road Speed: 55mph


  • Practice: Thursday, June 29th 3:00 - 6:00pm/et; Friday, June 30th 3:00 - 5:30pm/et

  • Happy Hour Practice: Friday, June 30th, 8:00 - 9:00pm/et, TV-none


  • Qualifying Draw: Thursday, June 29th at ?:??pm/et

  • Qualfying Order - Pepsi 400: That's Racin' and NASCAR Online

  • First Round Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-25, Thursday, June 29th at 8:00pm/et, TV-ESPN2 live and via MRN radio/internet

  • NASCAR Online will have live lap-by-lap coverage of Winston Cup qualifying via the web

  • Second-Round Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 26th-43rd, Friday, June 30th at 6:30pm/et

  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, Feb 1987, 210.364mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: Sterling Marlin, July 1986, 203.666mph(before restrictor plates)

  • Race Qualifying Record: Greg Sacks, July 1990, 195.533mph(after restrictor plates were introduced in Feb 1988) in 1987 Davey Allison ran 198.085mph when a 390 CFM carburetor was used to slow the cars down

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: Joe Nemechek, 194.860mph

    Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 2.5-mile trioval 40 feet wide with 12- to 30-foot apron
    Turns: Banking: 31 degrees, Length: 3,000 feet Radius: 1,000 feet
    Trioval: Banking: 18 degrees (at start/finish line)
    Frontstretch: Chute length: 1,900 feet (from turn to middle of trioval) Total length: 3,800 feet Banking: Minimal for drainage only
    Backstretch: Length: 3,000 feet, Banking: Minimal for drainage only
    Pit Road: Length: 1,600 feet Width: 50 feet

  • Track Homepage: Daytona International Speedway

  • Event Page: Pepsi 400

  • Scanner Frequencies: are linked on my Racing Links Page/ Scanners Section


  • The NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus is $160,000 at Daytona for leading the points and winning the race.(Dale Jarrett last won the award, $10,000 at Daytona) The $340,000 annual award is paid at $10,000 per race to the point leader at the end of each event if he is also the winner. The award increases by $10,000 each week the it goes unclaimed. If the point leader is not the race winner at the end of the year, the balance of the award is distributed among the top-10 finisher in the point standings(6-25-2000)


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  • Did ya Know? some Pepsi 400 stuff: Only two of the last 21 Daytona Cup races have been won by drivers starting outside the top 10. Derrike Cope won the 1990 Daytona 500 from 12th, and Dale Jarrett won the 1999 Pepsi 400 from 12th. And that only 17 of 83 Cup races at Daytona have been won from a starting spot outside the top ten. 66 of the 83 Daytona races have been won from the Top 10 - 80%. The furthest back a winner has started in the 83-race history of Daytona occurred when Elliott won the 1988 Pepsi Firecracker 400 from 38th(not a provisional). Last Pepsi 400 won by the pole winner: 1981 by Cale Yarborough(TNN Motorsports Stats)(6-30-2000)

  • From the TNN Site: Pepsi 400 Race Stats by their stat guru Bill Sloboda(6-30-2000)

  • Daytona Race Fact Sheet (RaceWire)(6-30-2000)

  • Race ODDS: Stardust NASCAR Odds - Pepsi 400(WRAL)(6-29-2000)

  • WRAL: NASCAR - Pepsi 400 Preview(6-29-2000)

  • Pepsi 'Girl' to wave green flag: Hallie Eisenberg, the 7-year-old known for her starring role in the unusual Pepsi-Cola commercials, will wave the green flag to start the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1. In addition to serving as the honorary starter, Hallie will assist Pepsi-Cola in giving away a car to a lucky fan prior to the race. The Pepsi-Cola campaign, featuring Hallie, has included the voices of celebrities Joe Pesci, Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes and Marlon Brando and appearances by Kiss, Faith Hill and baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. In recognition of her outstanding commercial work, Hallie recently received the Young Artist Special Achievement Award for most outstanding young performer in television advertising. Giving the command to start engines will be presidential candidate and Texas Governor George W. Bush. A ticket to the Pepsi 400 also provides admission to the pre-race Trisha Yearwood concert on the Daytona Superstretch beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the NASCAR race are still available(

  • Dyatona Quick Facts(TNN)(6-28-2000)

  • Pepsi 400 Race Info(That's Racin')(6-28-2000)

  • The Crew Chief Club


  • Special Pepsi 400 Qualifying Charts: made up a chart detailing the 1st round of qualifying with both lap 1 and 2 speeds, the driver scheduled qualifying order vs. when the driver went out, the difference between lap 1 and 2, and the difference between the fastest qualifying lap for a driver and their best practice speed. See it at: Pepsi 400 Qualifying Chart(6-30-2000)

  • Pepsi 400 at Daytona Winner: #99-Jeff Burton gives Jack Roush his first Daytona win in quite an exciting race, well covered by CBS in my opinion. See results at NOL and Racin' Network(7-1-2000)

  • Happy Hour Practice is over for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. Fastest was #6-Mark Martin at 190.126mph. #66-Darrell Waltrip was 4th. #90-Ed Berrier was the slowest at 141.709mph, no idea what happened. Eight Fords and two Pontiacs are in the top 10, the first Chevy was 12th, #25-Jerry Nadeau. See the speeds at NOL or Racin' Network(6-30-2000)

  • 2nd Round Qualifying for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona is over. #55-Kenny Wallace was the fastest at 185.686mph(would have been 10th fastest in 1st round). #50-Ricky Craven raced into the field and will start 32nd. #75-Wally Dallenbach moved up a few spots, other he would had went home instead of #11-Brett Bodine. Two other drivers missed the race, #71-Dave Marcis and #13-Robby Gordon with the Penske engine and cool paint scheme. #60-Geoffrey Bodine used a provisional so the Bessey team is out of provisionals until Darlington on Labor Day weekend. #33-Joe Nemechek uses a provisional for the first time in 2000. Eight other drivers have made ALL the races and not used a provisional - To see who else has not and who took provisionals and the rules, see my Provisional Status page. For starting grids, see NOL, That's Racin' or Racin' Network(6-30-2000)

  • Friday Practice: for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona was delayed a few times but they got it in with #94-Bill Elliott being the fastest at 189.413mph. There was one crash involving two cars, both Roush Racing Fords, the incident began when #20-Tony Stewart checked up as #3-Dale Earnhardt made a move under him. Kenseth checked and was hit by #4-Bobby Hamilton, spinning him into #16-Kevin Lepage. Kenseth went to his backup car. Lepage's car had only slight damage to the right door panel and was repaired. Only five drivers declared for second-round qualifying, those being #71-Dave Marcis, #13-Robby Gordon, #50-Ricky Craven, #75-Wally Dallenbach and #55-Kenny Wallace(if it doesn't rain). See stories on the practice incident at NOL and SpeedVision. Speeds posted at NASCAR Online(6-30-2000)

  • 1st Round Qualifying is over at Daytona for the Pepsi 400. #88-Dale Jarrett wins the pole with a speed of 187.547mph. #28-Ricky Rudd will be on the outside pole, 187.122mph. A few surprises include #93-Dave Blaney was 4th and #90-Ed Berrier was 11th. #13-Robby Gordon didn't make a run as he was very slow and the team is regrouping for a 2nd round run at 6:30pm/et on Friday. Eight drivers of the 45 who made attempts were slower then their practice speeds. Only one Chevy in the top 10, #25-Jerry Nadeau, along with 6 Fords and 3 Pontiacs. The three teams that would miss the race if things stayed the same: #13-Robby Gordon(39th in owners points); #71-Dave Marcis(45th); and #50-Ricky Craven(47th). For info on provisionals see my Provisional Status page. See the speeds at NOL That's Racin' or Racin' Network(6-29-2000)

  • Some Qualifying Notes: for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. The #14 AJ Foyt/Conseco Pontiac with driver Rick Mast is using a Richard Childress engine. The #75 Galaxy Motorsports/Wally Dallenbach Ford is black and green with RedCell and WCW on the car as sponsors. The #40 is running the Brooks and Dunn/Coors Light scheme. No incidents or accidents during qualifying. All the teams were faster on the 2nd qualifying lap then the first. The #3 Dale Earnhardt car has red stripe on the roof and bottom of the car, supposedly to make it easier for the spotter to see. Lycos was still on the #10 Tyler Jet Pontiac but it was mentioned twice during the ESPN2 coverage that they may not be for the race(6-29-2000)

  • Pre-Qualifying inspection UPDATE: revealed the usual net of parts. Fuel cells seemed to be the main target Thursday, with cell boxes being taken from the teams of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Stacy Compton and other fuel fittings seized from various teams(SpeedVision)
    UPDATE: more....Included in the haul were the front windshields from the Chevrolets of Dale Earnhardt, Joe Nemechek and Geoffrey Bodine. In addition, unapproved fuel cell containers were taken from the cars of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Stacy Compton, and the rear deck lid of Jeremy Mayfield's #12 Ford was confiscated. Earnhardt Jr's #8 Chevrolet required some work on the nose area before it would fit the Chevrolet template, but was eventually approved before the start of practice(That's Racin')(6-29-2000)

  • Practice Delayed, Rudd fastest: rain has postponed practice for the Pepsi 400. Practice was scheduled from 3:00-6:00pm/et but didn't get started until just after 5:00pm/et. Practice ran until 6:30pm/et with 1st round qualifying pushed back from 8:00pm/et to 8:30pm/et(SpeedVision). Fastest during the afternoon practice was #28-Ricky Rudd at 186.443mph with #10 Johnny Benson was 2nd fastest at 186.050mph. See the speeds at NOL and Racin' Network(6-29-2000)

  • Pepsi 400 Entry List is up at NASCAR Online. Link above. 48 cars listed including the return of the #50 Midwest Transit Chevy of Ricky Craven. #15 Ted Musgrave is listed in the Fenley-Moore Ford, but was listed at Pocono and was a no show. One odd entry is the #23 Boris Said entry in a Jimmy Spencer Ford. Had not heard Said was going to run Daytona at all, just Sears Point, Watkins Glen and maybe Homestead. Just confirmed that the #23 will NOT race at Daytona, next scheduled race for the team is Watkins Glen. Said will race at Milwaukee in the CTS event(6-27-2000)

  • How to break a tie during qualifying? When drivers are tied for a starting spot during qualifying, it is broken by owners points standings(not drivers). For provisionals standings see the Jayski Provisional Status page(2-20-2000)

  • Links: Practice speeds, qualifying and results can be found at these sites: NASCAR Online,


  • Track Qualifying Records fall in 2000: In 16 events (counting Sears Point) there have been nine(9) track records set, including Bristol, California, Lowes, Michigan, Pocono, Rockingham, Texas, Las Vegas and Sears Point. These are TRACK records, not EVENT records(6-23-2000)

  • Open House: Daytona International Speedway will have its third annual Community Open House from 6:00 to 9:00pm on June 27 in the speedway's Frontstretch Hospitality area, just west of the Winston Tower. The family event is free and open to the community and designed as a thanks to local residents. For more info, see the Daytona Intl Speedway site(6-15-2000)

  • Daytona Beer: Daytona International Speedway will not have to surrender its liquor license during next year's Bud Shootout, thanks to legislation signed into law this week by Gov. Jeb Bush. See full story at Speed Magazine(6-10-2000)

  • Daytona Fences: Daytona International Speedway is updating and strengthening sections of its protective catch fence after an extensive review of Geoffrey Bodine's horrifying truck racing accident in February. Ray Smith Fencing, based in Tampa, has the contract for the job. The replacement procedure started 10 days ago and should be finished in June, or three weeks before the start of the Pepsi 400, scheduled July 1st(Speed Magazine)(4-29-2000)

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • Past track news: posted in the past at Past Track News - Daytona


  • Earnhardt Record: Dale Earnhardt, driver of the #3 GM Goodwrench Chevy, has amassed 34 victories in three different series(Cup, BGN, IROC) on NASCAR's superspeedways at Daytona and Talladega including 12 wins in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series which ties Richard Petty's record for the most superspeedway victories in series history. A win this weekend at Daytona would put Earnhardt in the record books as the most successful superspeedway driver ever(Speedway Illustrated) Note: NASCAR categorizes Superspeedways as anything a mile in length. The record that is covered in this story is for Daytona and Talladega only(6-29-2000)

  • #77 at Daytona: Fit America, the all-natural weight loss program and sponsor of the #77 Jasper Engines and Transmissions Ford driven by Robert Pressley, will have a greater logo presence at this week's Pepsi 400 at Daytona. The Fit America logo will be prominently displayed on the hood of the racecar(Business Wire)(6-28-2000)

  • Leader Bonus: The Winston Cup leader bonus began in 1996 and has never been higher than it will be this weekend. The bonus goes to a driver who wins a race and is the points leader at the end of that race. It begins at $10,000 and rolls over each week it isn't won. Dale Jarrett won it by winning the Daytona 500 to start the season, of course, but it hasn't been won since and stands at $160,000. That ties the record set back in 1996. Jeff Gordon won an additional $160,000 when he won at Talladega in July of that year(That's Racin')(6-28-2000)

  • Wood Bros/Roush Alliance starts: The Wood Brothers recently announced an expanded program with Roush Racing. The program includes the supply of motors, chassis and bodies to the team during the 2000 season. The official debut of this newly formed alliance takes place this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The Wood Brothers have retained sole ownership of the No. 21 CITGO Ford(Cox Marketing)(6-28-2000)

  • Jarrett goes for three in a row at Daytona. #88-Dale Jarrett won last years Pepsi 400 and this years Daytona 500. If he can win Saturday he would win three Daytona races in a row. Should he win Saturday, the 43-year-old driver would tie Cale Yarborough for number of consecutive Winston Cup wins at Daytona. In 1967, Yarborough won the Firecracker 400, then returned the following year to sweep the Daytona 500 and 400(Speed Magazine)(6-25-2000)

  • Wallace and 500: When Rusty Wallace starts in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona, it will be his 500th consecutive start. Terry Labonte is the leader at present with 652 with Dale Earnhardt at 629 and Ricky Rudd at 590(6-25-2000)

  • #50 to skip Dover? UPDATE yes and.. The #50 Midwest Transit team may skip Dover next week to focus on Michigan(NOL Notbook)(5-29-2000)
    UPDATE: Craven will run Michigan, then skip Pococo and Sears Point and return to action at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona(6-2-2000)

  • See the 2000 Team Chart which has links to past news for each team


  • #21 Retro Look at Daytona: Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers CITGO Ford flash back four decades this weekend at Daytona, hoping to capture the magic of the 1960s. The Wood Brothers earned 31 wins during that decade - the most impressive of which came in 1963. The special 1963 paint scheme this weekend represents when Tiny Lund replaced Marvin Panch at the 1963 Daytona 500. The win marked the first of four triumphs at the Daytona 500 by the Wood Brothers team(Cox Marketing) See an image of the car in the Paint Scheme Gallery(6-27-2000)

  • M&M's Scheme UPDATE: the latest RCCA Bulletin has news on the #36 Kenny Schrader/M&M's scheme that will be run at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona. The car is Red, White and Bluw with red, white and blue M&M's(many readers). Haven't seen an image yet(6-1-2000)
    UPDATE image: a reader scanned in the RCCA image for me, check it out in the Paint Schemes Gallery, it is a sharp looking car(6-2-2000)

  • #18 Yankees Car? UPDATE 3: The Beckett Racing Guide has a #18 NY Yankees/Interstate Batteries scheme listed, supposedly to be run in the Pepsi 400 in Daytona(5-11-2000)
    UPDATE: The Yankees scheme for Bobby Labonte for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona has fallen through but supposedly a different baseball themed special paint job may be in the works(5-17-2000)
    UPDATE 2: Bobby Labonte will drive a specially painted baseball-themed #18 Pontiac in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. The red, white and blue car will carry the logo of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, which will be played July 11th in Atlanta(That's Racin')(5-27-2000)
    UPDATE 3 an Image: see an image in the Jayski's Paint Scheme Gallery(5-29-2000)

  • Martin Pepsi 400 scheme: A "Stars and Stripes" scheme will be run at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona and the "Zerex" scheme will run in October's Talladega race. See it at the Paint Schemes Gallery(3-22-2000)

  • Rusty Scheme REPOST UPDATE a Harley again: from the goRacing Rusty Wallace chat transcript: Q) Is there a small chance in heck that you will be back in a black car in the future? A) I loved the black car...but there's not a chance. I've been trying to get a black car out of the Miller Brewing company...but I'm sticking with The Blue and White Miller Lite Car. We're announcing a new paint scheme on March 6th(goRacing)(2-24/3-6-2000) -- UPDATE: Announced in Daytona during Bikeweek(which is a wild time by the way), Wallace will run a Miller Lite/Harley Davidson paint scheme in three Saturday night CUP races. The #2 Ford will debut in the Pepsi 400, then will appear in the Aug. 26 500 at Bristol and the Sept. 9 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond. See the full story and an image(do not send it to me) at NASCAR Online(3-7-2000)

  • WCW Scheme: Wally Dallenbach will run the WCW(World Championship Wrestling) paint scheme on the #75 Cartoon Network/Red Cell Batteries/Turner Broadcasting Ford for the following races: Las Vegas on March 5th, Atlanta March 12th, The Pepsi 400 at Daytona on July 1st, Bristol on August 26th and Talladega on October 15th(1-25-2000)

  • More Paint Scheme news can be found on Jayski's Paint Scheme Gallery, choose current news


  • Pole Record: had a few questions on this, so I did some research - What is the record for the most poles in a season by one driver? In the modern era(1972 to present): Cale Yarborough had 14 poles in 31 starts(45%) during the 1980 season. The overall record was Bobby Isaac who had 20 poles in 50 starts(40%) during the 1969 season(Stock Car Racing Encyclopedia)(6-24-2000)

  • Stats: Driver Averages at Daytona(6-27-2000)

  • NOL Stats: NASCAR by the Numbers

  • Manu Lap Leaders: In 4837 laps ran so far in 2000, Ford drivers have led 2124 laps, Chevy drivers have led 1606 laps, and Pontiac drivers have led 1107 laps(6-26-2000)

  • Top Fives: There have been 25 different Cup drivers(add Marlin at Sears Point) score a Top-5 in 2000....1999's total was 28 and 1998 year's total number was 27(6-25-2000)

  • Top Tens: There have been 33 different Cup drivers(R Gordon and Nadeau at Sears Point) score a Top-10 in 2000.....1999's total was 40 and 1998's total number was 41(6-25-2000)

  • Provisonal Finishes in 2000: In 112 provisonal starts(16 races x 7), drivers have accumulated 0 Wins, 2 Top 5's and 5 Top 10's. See my Provisional Finishes Page for each race finish by the provisionals starters(6-25-2000)

  • Lap Leader/Bonus Points: 40 drivers have led at least one Winston Cup lap in 2000. All drivers who have made all the Cup races have now lead a lap in 2000. To see who has led laps and who leads in the bonus points, see my Bonus Points Leaders Page(6-26-2000)

  • Consecutive Starts: Terry Labonte has 652 consecutive Winston Cup starts, Dale Earnhardt is next with 629, followed by Ricky Rudd with 590 and Rusty Wallace at 499(6-25-2000)

  • No Top Fives Since.... It has been a while since some drivers have had even a whiff of success on the Winston Cup circuit. Here are those with the longest streak of races without a top-five finish:

       Driver          Races  Finish    Track           Date
       Dave Marcis      307     3rd     Watkins Glen    8-10-87
       Brett Bodine     182     2nd     Indianapolis    8-6-94
       Rick Mast        109     4th     Martinsville    9-22-96
       Kyle Petty        85     3rd     Dover           9-21-97
       Chad Little       76     2nd     Texas           4-5-98
       Darrell Waltrip   63     5th     California      5-3-98
       Hut Stricklin     60     2nd     Darlington      9-1-96
       Ken Schrader      58     4th     Richmond        9-12-98
       Dick Trickle      48     5th     Rockingham      10-27-97
       Derrike Cope      46     5th     Atlanta         11-16-97
       Ricky Craven      42     3rd     Rockingham      10-27-97
       Steve Grissom     40     4th     New Hampshire   9-14-97
       Ted Musgrave      40     5th     Phoenix         10-25-98
    Dave Marcis has not had a top 10 since April 10, 1994 in
    the Food City 500 at Bristol, he finished 10th.
    Regular Drivers Without a Career Top Five
       Driver         Races
       Elliott Sadler  51
    Cup drivers(not including 2000 rookies)
    (data compiled from UMI Press Guides, Winston Cup Updates)(6-25-2000)
  • 1999 winners who have not won in 2000: Terry Labonte, Joe Nemechek and John Andretti are the drivers who earned victories in 1999 and have not won yet in 2000. Two drivers who won in 1998 Bobby Hamilton and Ricky Rudd, have not won since(6-25-2000)

  • No Wins Ever.... Some regular drivers in Winston Cup who have never won a Cup race and how many starts they have:

       Driver          Races Run
       Michael Waltrip  444
       Rick Mast        320
       Ted Musgrave     286*
       Dick Trickle     265* 
       Hut Stricklin    264*
       Wally Dallenbach 208
       Chad Little      205
       Kenny Wallace    201
       Robert Pressley  152
       Johnny Benson    144
       Steve Grissom    136*
       Ricky Craven     133
       Mike Skinner     126
       Todd Bodine      107*
       Kenny Irwin       86
       Jerry Nadeau      85
       David Green       76*
       Kevin Lepage      79
       Steve Park        72
       Elliott Sadler    51
       *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (6-25-2000)(UMI Press Guides Stats/Winston Cup Updates)

  • Drivers with the longest streak since they won a CUP race:

       Driver          Races Run   Last Win   Track
       Dave Marcis      473        2/21/82    Richmond
       Brett Bodine     310        4/22/90    North Wilkesboro
       Ken Schrader     285        6/2/91     Dover
       Derrike Cope     272*       6/3/90     Dover
       Darrell Waltrip  235        9/6/92     Darlington
       Jimmy Spencer    184        7/24/94    Talladega
       Bill Elliott     177        9/4/94     Darlington
       Kyle Petty       156        6/4/95     Dover
       Sterling Marlin  130        7/6/96     Daytona
       Geoffrey Bodine  111        8/11/96    Watkins Glen
       Bobby Hamilton    75        4/20/98    Martinsville
       Ricky Rudd        56        9/27/98    Martinsville    
       *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (6-25-2000)(UMI Press Guides Stats/Winston Cup Updates)

  • Drivers with the current streak of consecutive seasons with at least one win a year:

    Have already won in 2000 and extended or started their streaks:
       Driver          Years   Last Win
       Rusty Wallace     15    Bristol, Mar 2000
       Dale Jarrett       8    Daytona, Feb 2000
       Jeff Gordon        7    Talladega, Apr 2000
       Bobby Labonte      6    Rockingham, Feb 2000
       Jeff Burton        4    Las Vegas, Mar 2000
       Mark Martin        4    Martinsville, Apr 2000
       Dale Earnhardt     3    Atlanta, Mar 2000
       Tony Stewart       2    Michigan, June 2000   
       Ward Burton        1    Darlington, Mar 2000
       Dale Earnhardt Jr  1    Texas, Apr 2000
       Jeremy Mayfield    1    California, Apr 2000
       Matt Kenseth       1    Charlotte, May 2000
    Thru 1999 season:
       Driver          Years   Last Win
       Terry Labonte      6    Texas, Apr 1999
       John Andretti      1    Martinsville, Apr 1999
       Joe Nemechek       1    New Hampshire, Sept 1999
     All Time Record is Richard Petty - 18 years from 1960-1977
    (6-25-2000)(info gathered using the 2000 UMI Official NASCAR
    Preview and Press Guide and Winston Cup Updates)

  • 43rd Fact: Last driver to win from the 43rd starting spot was Fonty Flock at Raleigh, NC in 1953, the only other driver to do so was Johnny Mantz in the 1950 Southern 500

  • Amazing Finishes: Races won from a starting position of 35 or worse in the history of NASCAR
    Starting Position  Race                                 Driver
     43                1950 Southern 500, Darlington        Johnny Mantz
     43                1953 Raliegh, NC                     Fonty Flock   
     38 provisional    1999 Jiffy Lube 300, Loudon          Jeff Burton
     38                1988 Firecracker 400, Daytona        Bill Elliott
     37 provisional    1999 NAPA 500, Atlanta               Bobby Labonte
     37                1995 Miller 500, Dover               Kyle Petty
     36                2000 Diehard 500, Talladega          Jeff Gordon
     35                2000 Cracker Barrel 500, Atlanta     Dale Earnhardt

  • One owner, three winners? That's Racin' brings up a good question. When was the last time a team owner had three different drivers win in the same season? as Jack Roush has now done this year with Mark Martin, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth. The last to do it was Rick Hendrick in 1989 with Darrell Waltrip (six wins), Ken Schrader (one win) and Geoffrey Bodine (one win)(That's Racin') Technically, Mark Martin is listed as the owner of Kenseth's car and Robert Corn is listed as the owner on the Burton car, but all fall under the Roush Racing umbrella(5-31-2000)

  • Winners: 1999 was the fifth straight year that there have been 11 different winners in a season (1995-99). Every winner in 1999 was from a multi-car team. The last time a single-car team scored a victory was by Ricky Rudd at Martinsville in September 1998(NOL)(11-24-1999)

  • UPDATE: Jeff Burton was the first driver to win from a provisional starting spot EVER at New Hampshire in 1999 and that is the farthest back any driver has won from since Kyle Petty won from 37th at Dover in June 1995(in 1995 37th was not a provisional starting spot). Bill Elliott also won from 38th spot in the 1988 Pepsi 400. In fact ALL the provisional starters for the race finished in the top 25 at NHIS(7-11-1999) -- UPDATE: Add Bobby Labonte as the 2nd ever provisional winners by winning the 1999 NAPA 500 at Atlanta(11-21-1999)

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