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THE RACE: Pennzoil 400 presented by Discount Auto Parts

Winston Cup Race #33 of 34 for the 2000 season
Updated: often, leading up to the race

  • Race: Sunday, November 12, 2000 in Homestead, FL

  • TV: NBC 12:30pm/et

  • Posted Awards/Purse: $3,281,151

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

  • 1999 Race Winner: Tony Stewart

  • Race Record: Tony Stewart, Nov 1999, 140.335mph

  • Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval, 267 laps, 400.5 miles

  • Pit Road Speed: 45mph


  • Practice(UPDATED): Friday, Nov 10th 10:30am - 12:20pm/et; Saturday, Nov 11th 8:30 - 9:45am/et

  • Happy Hour Practice: Saturday, Nov 11th 11:30am - 12:30pm/et, before the BGN race, TV-none known


  • Qualifying Draw: Friday, Nov 10th at ?am/et

  • Qualfying Order - Pennzoil 400: at That's Racin' or NASCAR Online

  • First Round Qualifying(UPDATED time): 1 lap for positions 1-25, Friday, Nov 10th at 2:00pm/et, TV-none known and live via MRN radio/internet

  • First Round Qualifying Results: Homestead 1st Round Qualifying Results page

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

  • Second-Round Qualifying: 1 lap for positions 26th-36th, Saturday, Nov 11th at 10:30am/et

  • Second-Round Qualifying Results: Homestead 2nd Round Qualifying Results page

  • Starting Grid for the Pennzoil 400

  • Track/Event Qualifying Record: David Green, Nov 1999, 155.759mph

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: David Green, 155.759mph

  • Track Specs:
    Degree of Banking: Turns: 6 degrees
    Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 60 feet, Banking: 3 degrees

  • Track Homepage: Homestead-Miami Speedway site

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

    PAST RACE/POLE WINNERS of All past races at Homestead

    1999   20   Tony Stewart   Pontiac   7th      101.876   David Green  155.789   22nd


  • The NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus is $40,000 at Homestead-Miami Speedway for leading the points and winning the race.(Bobby Labonte last won the award, $50,000 at Lowes/Charlotte on Oct 8, 2000). 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(11-5-2000)


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Local Newspaper and other Sites that cover the Homestead/Miami, FL Area:
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Miami Herald

Weather forecast for Homestead, FL by The Weather Channel

Weather Underground - Homestead, FL

TV Coverage/Info/News Pages:
Perfect Paranoia about television coverage of racing, rate the race coverage


Fans Can Online


  • Frontstretch: Raceday - Pennzoil 400(11-12-2000)

  • Stats via the TNN Site: Pennzoil 400 Race Stats by their stat guru Bill Sloboda(11-11-2000)

  • Total Sports: Lee Montgomery's Race Preview - Pennzoil 400(11-9-2000)

  • Pennzoil 400 Quick Facts(TNN)(11-9-2000)

  • WRAL: NASCAR - Pennzoil 400 Preview(11-9-2000)

  • Insider Racing News: Homestead Race Preview by Jim Fitzgerald(11-9-2000)

  • CBS: Winston Cup preview -- Pennzoil 400(11-8-2000)

  • NASCAR Online: Race facts - Pennzoil 400(11-8-2000)

  • That's Racin': This week's race - Pennzoil 400(11-7-2000)

  • TV Info UPDATE 2 NBC ANNOUNCEMENT: Hearing from sources that while although nothing has been announced by anyone, hearing ESPN has released Matt Yocum and Bill Weber from there contracts to allow them to pursue other opportunities with NASCAR's new TV partners in 2001. It's rumored Weber had 3 years left, while for Yocum next year would have been an option year. Hearing both will finish out the rest of the year for ESPN(10-30-2000)
    UPDATE: In an unexpected move(??), Bill Weber and Matt Yocum have been given their release by ABC/ESPN and will be taking jobs covering the Winston Cup tour for NASCAR's new TV partners Fox and Turner. Weber is expected to take a job with NBC; Yocum, with both Fox and NBC(PitNow)(11-4-2000)
    UPDATE 2: NBC Sports and TBS Superstation today officially announced their 2001 NASCAR broadcast team, which will call 20 NASCAR Winston Cup races and 18 Busch Series races beginning in July 2001. The team consists of host Allen Bestwick, analyst Benny Parsons and pre-race host and lead pit reporter Bill Weber. Pit reporters Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Matt Yocum complete the lineup. The joint announcement was made by Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports and Olympics and Mark Lazarus, President, Turner Sports. Lazarus said: "This respected lineup of talent will enhance the viewing experience for race fans on TBS Superstation and NBC. We are pleased to be entering into this exciting new television deal with this knowledgeable, accomplished group of broadcasters." The NASCAR on NBC and TBS team is led behind the cameras by Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports producer Sam Flood and long time motorsports director Mike Wells, ESPN's respected NASCAR director since 1981. Every Winston Cup race on NBC and TBS will be preceded by a comprehensive 30-minute pre-race show, hosted by Weber. For the first time, network NASCAR coverage will provide race fans with an in-depth look at the weekend's race before the green flag drops. NBC and TBS will begin coverage of the second half of the 2001 NASCAR season in primetime on July 7 from the Daytona International Speedway. Coverage extends through the season finale at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Nov. 18. Of the 20 Winston Cup races, 13 are broadcast on NBC and seven on TBS. Of the 18 Busch Series races five are on NBC and 13 are on TBS(NASCAR PR)(11-7-2000)

  • The Crew Chief Club



  • Plus/Minus: #24-Jeff Gordon gained the most positions at Homestead, 21, starting 28th and finishing 7th. #22-Ward Burton lost the most positions at Homestead, 31, starting 8th and finishing 39th after being involved in an accident. To see the full race rundown on who gained/lost positions, see my Start VS Finish Page(11-13-2000)

  • Homestead Race Winner: #20-Tony Stewart won the Pennzoil 400, his 6th Cup win of 2000, clinching the most Cup wins by a driver in 2000. #57-Bobby Hamilton Jr, making his Winston Cup debut finished 33rd. #93-Dave Blaney was the highest ROTY candidate with his 2nd top 10 in a row. #19-Casey Atwood gets his first top 10 with a 10th place finish in his third career Cup start. See the results at NOL: Pennzoil 400 Results(11-12-2000)

  • What Happened? #01-Musgrave and #60-Hermie Sadler both had no speed record during 2nd round qualifying, what happened? Musgrave wrecked during his run, no word on where or how bad, but he was uninjured and Sadler spun in turn two during his lap in second round qualifying(11-12-2000)

  • Happy Hour Practice at Homestead is over - Waltrip to backup: #20-Tony Stewart was the fastest at 151.413mph, 2nd fastest was pole sitter, #1-Steve Park at 150.514mph. Stewart also ran the most laps in practice, 62. Looks like #7-Michael Waltrip never got up to speed, engine?? See the speeds on my Homstead Happy Hour Page(11-11-2000)
    UPDATE: #7-Michael Waltrip has to go to a backup car today after wrecking in the final (Happy Hour) practice(AJC)(11-12-2000)

  • 2nd Round Qualifying is over at Homestead for the Pennzoil 400. #96-Andy Houston was the fastest in 2nd round qualifying with a speed of 154.061mph, Houston will start 29th. Houston was the only driver to race into the top 36. #3-Dale Earnhardt, who was 36th and stood on his 1st round speed, was bumped back and will use a provisional starting spot, with Earnhardt getting bumped out of the top 36, #44-Steve Grissom(with the cool silver paint scheme) was bumped from the final provisional and was not fast enough to make the field. #98-Geoffrey Bodine just barely got in, will make his return to the Cup scene and will start 36th. Nine drivers made 2nd round attempts, #01-Musgrave and #60-Hermie Sadler has no recorded speed, not sure what happened, but both miss the race. Eight Drivers missed the race: #01-Ted Musgrave(27th in owners points BUT out of provisionals), #60-Hermie Sadler(36th but OUT), #44-Steve Grissom(39th in owners points), #90-Hut Stricklin(43rd), #50-Ricky Craven(45th), #71-Dave Marcis(46th), #45-Kyle Petty(53rd), and #84-Norm Benning(69th). See the 2nd round results on my 2nd Round Qualifying Chart and the lineup on my Homestead Starting Grid page. For the first round breakdown, see my First Round Qualifying Results page. Happy Hour practice is BEFORE the BGN race, from 11:30am - 12:30pm/et, results will be posted shortly there after(11-11-2000)

  • Saturday AM Practice: is over at Homestead. #01-Ted Musgrave was the fastest at 153.430mph, which would had been 38th in first round qualifying, so the eight drivers on the outside looking in (#01-Musgrave, #60-Hermie Sadler, #90-Hut Stricklin, #50-Ricky Craven, #71-Dave Marcis, #96-Andy Houston, #45-Kyle Petty, and #84-Norm Benning), need to find some speed to make the race. See the speeds at NOL(11-11-2000)

  • 1st Round Qualifying is over for the Pennzoil 400 at Homestead. #1-Steve Park won the pole with a speed of 156.440mph, a new track record, beating the 155,759mph David Green ran in 1999. It is Park's 2nd Bud Pole of 2000. Three other drivers, #28-Rudd, #26-Spencer and #18-Labonte all broke the track record. #19-Casey Atwood will start 5th. #66-Darrell Waltrip made the race in 1st round(for only the 6th time in 2000) and will start 24th, so DW will have a provisional to use at Atlanta in his final race and is all but assured of making that race. #57-Bobby Hamilton Jr, didn't qualify in the first round but stands 29th after 1st round and has a good shot to make his Winston Cup debut in the bare white #57 Chevy, Hamilton Jr won his first BGN pole earlier in the day.
    If things stayed the same, the following eight(8) drivers would miss the race: #01-Ted Musgrave(27th in owners points BUT out of provisionals), #60-Hermie Sadler(36th but OUT), #90-Hut Stricklin(43rd), #50-Ricky Craven(45th), #71-Dave Marcis(46th), #96-Andy Houston(50th), #45-Kyle Petty(53rd), and #84-Norm Benning(69th).
    See the results on my First Round Qualifying Results page, shows when the driver was scheduled to go out, when he went out, speed, provisionals position and how many provisionals the team has left(11-10-2000)

  • Progression of the Pole at Homestead: Seven different drivers held the pole at one point in first round qualifying at Homestead:
    #84-Norm Benning was the 1st out and ran a 144.924mph;
    #9-Stacy Compton, 2nd out, 154.852;
    #6-Mark Martin, 3rd out, 155.235;
    #97-Kurt Busch, 5th out, 155.253;
    #18-Bobby Labonte, 10th out, 156.223;
    #28-Ricky Rudd, 14th out, 156.408;
    #1-Steve Park, 51st(and last) out, 156.440(11-10-2000)

  • Friday Practice is over at Homestead: #18-Bobby Labonte was the fastest at 156.308mph, 2nd fastest was #28-Ricky Rudd at 155.997mph, they were the only two drivers over the track qualifying record of 155.759mph, set last year by David Green. Slowest was #84-Norm Benning at 137.980mph. Rick Mast smashed up one of A.J. Foyt's #14-Conseco Pontiacs early in practice, and the team prepared the back-up(SpeedVision). See the speeds at Racin' Network or NOL.(11-10-2000)

  • Qualifying Order is Up: See the link(s) above. 51 drivers are listed, #80-Morgan Shepherd is not listed, guess he has withdrawn. #84-Norm Benning is scheduled to go out first in qualifying. Scheduled out last is #1-Steve Park(11-10-2000)

  • Entry List is up for the Pennzoil 400 at Homestead. See link above. Fifty-two(52) cars are listed, ncluding #19-Casey Atwood, #45-Kyle Petty, #57-Bobby Hamilton Jr, #60-Hermie Sadler, #80-Morgan Shepherd, #84-Norm Benning, #96-Andy Houston, #98-Geoffrey Bodine. No #13-Robby Gordon and no #15-Michael Waltrip, looks like Waltrip will finish out the season in the #7 Nations Rent Chevy(11-7-2000)

  • Pole Record: 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). So far in 2000, #2-Rusty Wallace has 9 in 32 races - 28.1%, that equates to approx 9.5 for the year, so the modern era record is out of reach(11-5-2000)

  • How to break a tie during qualifying?(same speed/time) 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,


  • Homestead Grand Marshal: Howard H. Baker Jr., former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, will preside over opening festivities as the Grand Marshal for the Nov. 10-12 Pennzoil 400 presented by Discount Auto Parts at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Senator Baker will give the famed command, “Gentlemen, start your engines” to the 43-car field Senator Baker has returned to private life and the practice of law after serving in the United States Senate from 1967 until January of 1985, and as President Reagan’s Chief of Staff from February 1987 until July of 1988(HMS PR)(11-2-2000)

  • Free Qualifying at Homestead...for kids: School will be out on Friday, Nov. 10(Veterans Day), and there’s no better place to take the family than Homestead-Miami Speedway, for practice and qualifying. Unreserved grandstand tickets will cost $10 for Lennox Pole Day activities on Friday, Nov. 10, with children 12 and under free when accompanied by a paying adult. As always at Homestead-Miami Speedway, parking is free(HMS PR)(10-26-2000)

  • Four for One: A limited time opportunity includes two race dates at Homestead-Miami Speedway and two race dates at Daytona, all for $149. With the Four on the Floor fans will see the Nov. 11 Miami 300 at Homestead-Miami, the 2000 BGN finale, and the Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami. At Daytona, the two races included are the Gatorade 125-mile Qualifying Races on Thursday, Feb. 15 and concludes on Friday, Feb. 16, with an action-packed doubleheader. The Craftsman Trucks open their 2001 campaign in the Florida Dodge Dealers 250, followed by 12 top drivers from different forms of motorsports in identically-prepared cars in the opening round of IROC XXV. Fans can shift into high gear with the Four on the Floor by calling the Daytona International Speedway ticket office at (904) 253-RACE. This limited time offer ends October 31st(DIS)(10-6-2000)

  • 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 - Homestead Miami Speedway


  • Benning to attempt last two Cup races: Norm Benning will attempt to qualify for the final two races of the 2000 Winston Cup season, to be held at Homestead and Atlanta. With backing from his ARCA sponsor SoBe Healthy Beverages, the Benning Motorsports team, led by crew chief Linda Nicholas, will enter a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in both events(#84). Benning has been in the top 10 in the ARCA Bondo/Mar Hyde Series standings throughout the season, and has announced his return to that series in 2001. "We’ll run the full ARCA schedule again in 2001," says Benning, "and SoBe will be back as our sponsor. We’re looking forward to the new tracks on the schedule. This is what I wanted. I don’t like some of the smaller tracks." Benning also expects to enter several Winston Cup races in 2001, with backing from SoBe. First on his list will be the Daytona 500. "We’ll enter both the ARCA and Winston Cup races at Daytona in February," says Benning. He also may see some additional action at Daytona. "I’ve been asked by Bobby Brown to drive in the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Ferrari," says Benning. "I’m going to test a car at the Carolina Road Course on the 30th and 1st (of November and December, respectively)." Benning’s 2001 season may also include some additional events. "We’re looking at a lot of things next year," he says. "That could include some trucks as well."(Motorsports Fan Report)(11-9-2000)

  • Another Hamilton? UPDATE yep: Bobby Hamilton still is planning to have his son, Bobby Hamilton Jr., attempt to qualify for two Winston Cup races this year. Hamilton is picking up one car Monday and a second one the next week for his son to drive. Hamilton Jr. could compete in the races at Homestead and Atlanta(Times-Dispatch)(9-24-2000)
    UPDATE: hearing it'll be the #57 Chevy, no sponsor known yet. Also saw NOL has Hamilton listed on the Homestead Entry List(11-7-2000)

  • Mikey at Homestead? UPDATE probably not: hearing that Michael Waltrip was testing a Dale Earnhardt Inc Chevy at Homestead this week. Waltrip is of course going to drive the #15? NAPA Auto Parts Chevy for DEI in 2001 and rumor has it that he MAY drive the last two Cup races(Homestead and Atlanta) of the season in the car. Waltrip presently drives the #7 Ultra Motorsports Chevy(10-26-2000)
    UPDATE: RPM2 Night reported that Waltrip said it was unlikely that he would drive for his new DEI team at Homestead and/or Atlanta. BUT, just in case #7 owner Jim Smith and sponsor Nations Rent changes their minds and lets Waltrip out of his contract, DEI has two Chevy;s ready for Waltrip to drive, for Homestead the car would be sponsored by Aaron's Rent and the Atlanta car is a NAPA Auto Parts scheme(11-3-2000)

  • See the 2000 Team Chart which has links to past news for each team and see the 2001 Team Chart for next season's teams


  • Silver #44: Check out NOL's Friday Photo Gallery, the #44 Hot Wheels Pontiac is all silver at Homestead instead of it's normal blue, very cool looking(11-10-2000)

  • Rotozip Contest Winner: RotoZip Tool Corporation is well-known in the NASCAR garage as an innovative company providing tools applicable to a mechanic's needs. Outside of the garage, the company has extended that innovation this season with its fan-interactive Ultimate Paint Scheme Design Contest. Mike Dexter, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, has been announced as the contest winner with his design to be featured this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway on the #75 RotoZip ® Ford driven by Winston Cup veteran Wally Dallenbach. RotoZip has sponsored the #75 for eight Winston Cup races this season, including Rockingham, Bristol, Charlotte, Indy, Richmond and Martinsville. Homestead will be the final appearance of the RotoZip brand on the Galaxy Motorsports machine this season(RMI Atlanta), see images of the car on my Paint Scheme Gallery(11-9-2000)

  • Special Stewart Scheme: As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities it serves, The Home Depot announced that it is utilizing its NASCAR sponsorship to raise funds to benefit KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that builds safe and accessible playgrounds for underprivileged children across North America ( Through a partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR, Toys "R" Us and Action Performance Companies, the world's largest home improvement retailer will feature a special Kids Workshop paint scheme on the #20 Home Depot Pontiac driven by Tony Stewart, at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 12. The Home Depot and its partners will donate proceeds from the sales of the #20 Kids Workshop commemorative merchandise-including die-cast cars, apparel and other souvenir items-to KaBOOM!. The #20 Kids Workshop merchandise will be available at all Toys "R" Us stores in the U.S. from Nov. 1 through Nov. 21.(Home Depot PR)(10-6-2000)

  • The Grinch car? UPDATE: hearing that Terry Labonte will run a "Grinch" paint scheme late in the season to promote the November release of the movie version of "The Grinch" starring Jim Carrey(8-19-2000)
    UPDATE: the scheme will be run by Labonte at Phoenix and Homestead to promote the Nov 17th opening of "The Grinch" a movie starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch (based on Dr. Seuss' book and the all time favorite cartoon, 'The Grinch that Stole Christmas'), the scheme will also feature the Grinch's dog Max and Cindy Lou Who(NOL)(8-29-2000)
    UPDATE 2: See an image of the Scheme on the Paint Schemes Gallery(8-30-2000)

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

STATS and STUFF (as of before the race)

  • Can Clinch at Homestead: #18-Bobby Labonte can clinch the 2000 Winston Cup Championship with a 5th place finish at Homestead next week in the Pennzoil 400 (or a 6th and lead a lap or a 7th and lead a lap and lead the most laps at Homestead). Or Labonte can average a 28th place finish at the final two Cup races (Homestead and Atlanta) and win the championship, no matter what #3-Dale Earnhardt does(11-5-2000)
    AND if Labonte finishes 15th at Homestead, all he has to do is start the race at Atlanta to win the CUP(11-12-2000)

  • Did ya know? If Bobby Labonte wins the 2000 Winston Cup Championship, he and his brother Terry, who won it in 1984 and 1996, will be the first brothers to do so in Winston Cup history. There have been two father-son pairs; Lee and Richard Petty, and Ned and Dale Jarrett(9-3-2000)
    ALSO: Bobby would be the first former BGN champ(since the series began in 1982, not counting the old Sportsman division) to win the Winston Cup championship(10-1-2000)

  • NOL Stats: NASCAR by the Numbers

  • No Top 5's: Three drivers have made all 32 races and not have a top five, #4-Bobby Hamilton, #36-Ken Schrader and #43-John Andretti(11-5-2000)

  • Top Fives: There have been 28 different Cup drivers(no new drivers at Phoenix) score a Top-5 in 2000....1999's total was 28 and 1998's total number was 27(11-5-2000)

  • Top Tens: There have been 40 different Cup drivers(add Dave Blaney at Phoenix) score a Top-10 in 2000.....1999's total was 40 and 1998's total number was 41(11-5-2000)

  • Provisonal Finishes in 2000: In 217 provisonal starts(31 races x 7, Watkins Glen qualifying rained out), drivers have accumulated 1 Win, 3 Top 5's and 14 Top 10's. See my Provisional Finishes Page for each race finish by the provisionals starters(11-5-2000)

  • Lap Leader/Bonus Points: 47 drivers have led at least one Winston Cup lap in 2000(no new drivers at Rockingham). 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(11-5-2000)

  • Consecutive Starts: Dale Earnhardt has 645 consecutive Winston Cup starts, Ricky Rudd is next with 606 followed by Rusty Wallace at 515, Ken Schrader with 485 and Mark Martin 399. Terry Labonte had 655 but sat out the 2000 Brickyard 400 to end his record streak(11-5-2000)

  • No Top Fives Since.... It has been a while since some drivers have had a top five finish 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      314     3rd     Watkins Glen    8-10-87
       Brett Bodine     196     2nd     Indianapolis    8-6-94
       Rick Mast        125     4th     Martinsville    9-22-96
       Kyle Petty        91     3rd     Dover           9-21-97
       Chad Little       87     2nd     Texas           4-5-98
       Darrell Waltrip   77     5th     California      5-3-98
       Ken Schrader      74     4th     Richmond        9-12-98
       Hut Stricklin     67     2nd     Darlington      9-1-96
       Ted Musgrave      52     5th     Phoenix         10-25-98
       Ricky Craven      52     3rd     Rockingham      10-27-97
       Dick Trickle      49     5th     Rockingham      10-27-97
       Derrike Cope      46     5th     Atlanta         11-16-97
       Steve Grissom     45     4th     New Hampshire   9-14-97
    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  67
    Cup drivers(not including 2000 rookies)
    (data compiled from UMI Press Guides, Winston Cup Updates)(11-5-2000)
  • 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(11-5-2000)

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

    Active Drivers	
    Driver        Races Run
    Michael Waltrip  460
    Rick Mast        336
    Ted Musgrave     298
    Hut Stricklin    271
    Dick Trickle     266*
    Wally Dallenbach 223
    Kenny Wallace    217
    Chad Little      216
    Robert Pressley  168
    Johnny Benson    160
    Ricky Craven     143
    Mike Skinner     142
    Steve Grissom    141
    Todd Bodine      109*
    Jerry Nadeau     101
    Kevin Lepage      95
    David Green       78*
    Elliott Sadler    67
    All Time - Over 400 Starts	
    Driver          Races Run
    JD McDuffie       653
    Buddy Arrington   560
    Neil Castles      497
    Michael Waltrip-x 460
    Jimmy Means       455
    Cecil Gordon      450
    G.C. Spencer      415
    *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (11-5-2000)(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      479        2/21/82    Richmond
       Brett Bodine     325        4/22/90    North Wilkesboro
       Ken Schrader     301        6/2/91     Dover
       Derrike Cope     272*       6/3/90     Dover
       Darrell Waltrip  249        9/6/92     Darlington
       Jimmy Spencer    200        7/24/94    Talladega
       Bill Elliott     191        9/4/94     Darlington
       Kyle Petty       162        6/4/95     Dover
       Sterling Marlin  146        7/6/96     Daytona
       Geoffrey Bodine  118        8/11/96    Watkins Glen
       Bobby Hamilton    91        4/20/98    Martinsville
       Ricky Rudd        73        9/27/98    Martinsville    
       *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (11-5-2000)(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, Aug 2000
       Dale Jarrett       8    Rockingham, Oct 2000
       Jeff Gordon        7    Richmond, Sept 2000
       Bobby Labonte      6    Charlotte, Oct 2000
       Jeff Burton        4    Phoenix, August 2000
       Mark Martin        4    Martinsville, Apr 2000
       Dale Earnhardt     3    Talladega, Oct 2000
       Tony Stewart       2    Martinsville, Oct 2000   
       Ward Burton        1    Darlington, Mar 2000
       Dale Earnhardt Jr  1    Richmond, Apr 2000
       Jeremy Mayfield    1    Pocono, June 2000
       Matt Kenseth       1    Charlotte, May 2000
       Steve Park         1    Watkins Glen, Aug 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
    (11-5-2000)(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

  • Provisional Starting Winners: 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)
    UPDATE 2: Add Bobby Labonte as the 3rd ever provisional winners by winning the 2000 Southern 500 at Darlington(9-3-2000)

  • 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 provisional    2000 Southern 500, Darlington        Bobby Labonte
     37                1995 Miller 500, Dover               Kyle Petty
     37                1959 Lakewood Speedway, Atl, GA      Lee 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: So far in 2000, there have been 13 different winners in the season. 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)(8-4-2000)

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