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THE RACE: Kmart 400

Winston Cup Race #14 of 34 for the 2000 season
Updated: often, leading up to the race

  • Race: Sunday, June 11, 2000 in Brooklyn, MI

  • TV: CBS 1:00pm/et

  • Posted Awards/Purse: $2,325,234

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

  • 1999 Race Winner: Dale Jarrett

  • Race Speed Record: Dale Jarrett, 1999, 173.997mph

  • Track/Race Length: 2.0 mile oval, 200 laps, 400 miles

  • Pit Road Speed: 45mph


  • Practice: Friday, June 9th 10:15 - 11:55am/et and 1:00 - 2:30pm/et; Saturday, June 10th 9:30 -10:30am/et

  • Happy Hour Practice: Saturday, June 10th, after the ARCA race, TV-??


  • Qualifying Draw: Friday, June 9th at 9:30am/et

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

  • First Round Qualifying: 1 lap for positions 1-25, Friday, June 9th at 3:30pm/et, TV-?; and live via MRN radio/internet

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

  • Second-Round Qualifying: 1 lap for positions 26th-43rd, Saturday, June 10th at 11:15am/et

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ward Burton, August 1999, 188.843mph

  • Race Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, June 1999, 186.945mph

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: Jeff Gordon, 186.945mph

    Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 2.0-mile oval
    Banking: turns: 18 degrees; straights: frontstretch 12 degrees, backstretch 5 degrees

  • Track Homepage: Michigan International Speedway

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

  • Goodyear Tire Notes - Kmart 400(6-9-2000)


  • The NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus is $130,000 at Michigan 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(6-5-2000)


Radio Coverage:
Motor Racing Network(MRN)
including RealAudio coverage
MRN Affiliate List for your local station

Satellite/Backhaul Listing's:
Satellite/Backhaul Listing's: Stutzman Computer Service/Sales - Racing Feed Locations

some Local Newspapers and other Sites that cover the Brooklyn, MI area:
Detriot Free Press
Detriot News
Michigan Live

Weather forecast for Brooklyn, MI by The Weather Channel
Weather Underground - Brooklyn, MI

Michigan Review by ARS Racing
Kmart 400 Pre-Race Story - Speedway Illustrated with Gary DeHart

Perfect Paranoia about television coverage of racing, rate the race coverage


Fans Can Online
Motortrax(NASCAR Online)


  • Some Michigan Notes: #94-Bill Elliott leads all active drivers with four wins in the Kmart 400 race at Michigan Speedway. Retired driver Cale Yarborough leads all drivers with six victories in this race at Michigan Speedway. The farthest back a race winner has started in the Kmart 400 is 20th when Ernie Irvan won his final Cup race in 1997. The Wood Brothers are the winningest car owners at Michigan Speedway, with their last win taking place in the 1991 Champion 400 with then-driver, Dale Jarrett. Five times of the 31 Kmart 400s that have been held at Michigan Speedway has the winner come from the pole, last time? Davey Allison in 1992(RaceWire)(6-8-2000)

  • Some Stats: 13 of all the 61 Michigan races have been won by the pole starter - 21%. 53 of the 61 Michigan races have been won from the Top 10 - 87%. Most DNFs in a race: 1969, 1974 - 22 cars. Fewest DNFs in a race: 1998, 1999 - 2 cars.(TNN Motorsports)(6-9-2000)

  • From the TNN Site: Kmart 400 Race Stats by their stat guru Bill Sloboda(6-9-2000)

  • Race ODDS: Stardust NASCAR Odds - Kmart 400(WRAL)(6-8-2000)

  • Michigan Race Fact Sheet (RaceWire)(6-8-2000)

  • WRAL: NASCAR - Kmart 400 Preview(6-8-2000)

  • Did ya know? The last time there were more than 11 different race winners in a season was 12 in 1994. The top five in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings are separated by 191 points. Ward Burton has raced more laps than any other driver in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series this season. He has completed 4,326 of 4,331 laps raced in 2000. Tony Stewart became the 11th different driver to lead the most laps in a race in the 13 races in 2000(NASCAR PR)(6-6-2000)

  • The Crew Chief Club

    QUALIFYING, PRACTICE and RESULTS news and links

  • KMart 400 at Michigan Winner: after the rains came for the second time, causing a red flag with 194 of 200 laps completed, the race was called and #20-Tony Stewart gets his 2nd race win in a row and of the year, Stewart's fifth of his career. Stewart is the 2nd two time winner of 2000. Results at NOL and Racin' Network(6-11-2000)

  • Rain Delay: the Kmart 400 at Michigan is back on being televised on TNN now. Mayfield was penalized when during a pitstop when the tire got away from the pit crew, #99 also got penalized and both go back to the back of the longest line(6-11-2000)

  • Noticed during the running of the Kmart 400 at Michigan. Since the actual race was the first time I saw all the cars this weekend, noticed that #6-Mark Martin has the Eagle One scheme this weekend(as mentioned and logged on the #6 News and Links page) and the #36-Ken Schader has the Pedigree Dog Food scheme on the car, it's yellow with the blue logo, no M&M's. Same scheme as Ernie Irvan used in June 1999. #40-Sterling Marlin has the Brooks and Dunn/Coors scheme, #13-Robby Gordon once again has the bright orange Burger King/Turtle Wax scheme(6-11-2000)

  • Spencer misses meeting: #26-Jimmy Spencer missed the drivers meeting for the Kmart 400 and will have to go to the back of the field, but since he was going to start 40th, he won't go back too far(CBS Pre-Race)(6-11-2000)

  • Happy Hour: 38 minutes into Happy Hour practice at Michigan, Elliott Sadler, driver of the #21 Wood Brothers CITGO Ford, survived a crash where he barrel rolled at least a dozen times. Sadler was ok with the exception of some bruises and a cut on his tongue. Sadler will start in a backup car and fall to the back of the field before the start of the race(SpeedVision/RPM 2Night) #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr was the fastest at 181.287mph after being treated with IV's as he has the flu. See Happy Hour speeds at NOL, That's Racin' and the Racin' Network(6-10/11-2000)

  • Marcis 2nd Round: #71-Dave Marcis was going to make a 2nd round attempt to qualify for the Kmart 400 at Michigan but #9-Stacy Compton's engine blew as he cross the finish line on his attempt, oiling the track with one car yet to run. That one car belonged to Marcis. Initial word was that NASCAR would make Marcis wait until after the live-television IROC race soon to follow for his qualifying run. Marcis said that was not so. He said NASCAR offered to clean the track for him, but he declined as he said: "Mentally, I just can't qualify with oil on the track," he said. "It's my decision. I can't go 200mph on [a slick surface]. I don't need a wrecked race car(SpeedVision)(6-11-2000)

  • 2nd Round Qualifying is over at Michigan for the Kmart 400. #88-Dale Jarrett was the fastest at 186.727mph(would has been 17th in first round). Seven drivers made 2nd round attempts with five being faster(#'s 27,66,9,50,88) and two were slower(#'s 90 and 11). Three drivers raced into the top 36, #88-Jarrett, #27-Bliss(inproved from 36th to 27th) and #9-Compton. Looks like the #71 didn't make a 2nd round attmept. Missing the race will be #66-Darrell Waltrip(42nd in owners point but out of provisionals), #71-Marcis(46th), and #50-Ricky Craven. See the starting grids at NOL and Racin' Network(6-10-2000)

  • Saturday Morning practice at Michigan is over. #60-Geoffrey Bodine was the fastest at 186.770mph. Only three drivers (#'s 60,9 and 27) went faster then the 36th best speed of 184.900mph(run by the #27). See the speeds at Racin' Network and NOL(6-10-2000)

  • 1st Round Qualifying is over for the Kmart 400. #18-Bobby Babonte wins the pole with a speed of 189.883mph, a new track record. #28-Ricky Rudd was 2nd. #88-Dale Jarrett had no speed as he blew an engine during his qualifying lap. If things stayed the same the three drivers who would miss the race are: #66-Darrell Waltrip(42nd in owners points but out of provisionals); #71-Dave Marcis(46th) and #50-Ricky Craven(47th). #27-Mike Bliss is in 36th but out of provisionals, if he falls below 36th, he would miss the race. See the speeds at NOL and Racin' Net(6-9-2000)

  • Afternoon Practice at Michigan is over. #28-Ricky Rudd was the fastest at 187.563mph. See the speeds at Racin' Network(6-9-2000)

  • AM Practice is over at Michigan for the Kmart 400. #25-Jerry Nadeau was the fastest of the 46 cars with a speed of 187.568mph, just nipping the 2nd fastest, #22-Ward Burton. Three drivers/teams are out of provisionals: #27-Mike Bliss, #44-Kyle Petty and #66-Darrell Waltip, they all must make the top 36 by speed to make the race, for info on the provisionals, see my Provisional Status page. See the practice speeds at NOL and Racin' Network(6-9-2000)

  • How to break a tie? 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,


  • 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 - Michigan


  • No #15: hearing the #15 Fenley-Moore Ford driven by Ted Musgrave will not race at Michigan this week but will make an attempt at Pocono next week(6-8-2000)

  • #10 News: Johnny Benson will drive the #10 Lycos Pontiac at Michigan in which he won the Winston West Race at California earlier this year(TJM Site)(6-7-2000)

  • #12 Crew Chief back: Jeremy Mayfield and the #12 Mobil 1 team will have crew chief Peter Sospenzo back at Michigan after missing the last three races while serving a suspension from the Talladega fuel incident(6-6-2000)

  • #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


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


  • Stats: Driver Averages at Michigan(6-7-2000)

  • NOL Stats: NASCAR by the Numbers

  • Manu Lap Leaders: In 4331 laps ran so far in 2000, Ford drivers have led 1834 laps, Chevy drivers have led 1485 laps, and Pontiac drivers have led 1012 laps(6-5-2000)

  • Top Fives: There have been 23 different Cup drivers(no new drivers at Dover) score a Top-5 in 2000....1999's total was 28 and 1998 year's total number was 27(6-5-2000)

  • Top Tens: There have been 29 different Cup drivers(no new drivers at Dover) score a Top-10 in 2000.....1999's total was 40 and 1998's total number was 41(6-5-2000)

  • Provisonal Finishes in 2000: In 91 provisonal starts(13 races x 7), drivers have accumulated 0 Wins, 2 Top 5's and 4 Top 10's. See my Provisional Finishes Page for each race finish by the provisionals starters(6-5-2000)

  • Lap Leader/Bonus Points: 39 drivers have led at least one Winston Cup lap in 2000. Only one driver who have made all 13 races have not lead a lap, #55-Kenny Wallace. To see who has led laps and who leads in the bonus points, see my Bonus Points Leaders Page(6-6-2000)

  • Consecutive Starts: Terry Labonte has 649 consecutive Winston Cup starts, Dale Earnhardt is next with 626, followed by Ricky Rudd with 587 and Rusty Wallace at 496(6-5-2000)

  • 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      306     3rd     Watkins Glen    8-10-87
       Brett Bodine     179     2nd     Indianapolis    8-6-94
       Rick Mast        107     4th     Martinsville    9-22-96
       Kyle Petty        82     3rd     Dover           9-21-97
       Chad Little       73     2nd     Texas           4-5-98
       Robert Pressley   64     3rd     Texas           4-5-98
       Darrell Waltrip   62     5th     California      5-3-98
       Hut Stricklin     60     2nd     Darlington      9-1-96
       Ken Schrader      55     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  48
    Cup drivers(not including 2000 rookies)
    (data compiled from UMI Press Guides, Winston Cup Updates)(6-5-2000)
  • 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(6-5-2000)

  • 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  441
       Rick Mast        318
       Ted Musgrave     286*
       Dick Trickle     265* 
       Hut Stricklin    264*
       Wally Dallenbach 205
       Chad Little      202
       Kenny Wallace    198
       Robert Pressley  149
       Johnny Benson    141
       Steve Grissom    136*
       Ricky Craven     133
       Mike Skinner     123
       Todd Bodine      107*
       Kenny Irwin       83
       Jerry Nadeau      82
       David Green       76*
       Kevin Lepage      76
       Steve Park        69
       Elliott Sadler    48
       *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (6-5-2000)(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      472        2/21/82    Richmond
       Brett Bodine     307        4/22/90    North Wilkesboro
       Ken Schrader     282        6/2/91     Dover
       Derrike Cope     272*       6/3/90     Dover
       Darrell Waltrip  234        9/6/92     Darlington
       Jimmy Spencer    181        7/24/94    Talladega
       Bill Elliott     174        9/4/94     Darlington
       Kyle Petty       153        6/4/95     Dover
       Sterling Marlin  127        7/6/96     Daytona
       Geoffrey Bodine  109        8/11/96    Watkins Glen
       Bobby Hamilton    72        4/20/98    Martinsville
       Ricky Rudd        53        9/27/98    Martinsville    
       *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (6-5-2000)(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, 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    Dover, 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
    (6-5-2000)(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

  • 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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