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THE NEXT Winston Cup RACE
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THE RACE: Dura Lube 300 Sponsored by Kmart

Winston Cup Race #26 of 34 for the 2000 season
Updated: often, leading up to the race

  • Race: Sunday, September 17, 2000 in Loudon, NH

  • TV: TNN 12:30pm/et

  • Posted Awards/Purse: $2,924,681

  • Entry List: Entry List for the: Dura Lube 300 Sponsored by Kmart from NOL

  • 1999 Race Winner: Joe Nemechek

  • Race Record: Jeff Gordon, Sept 1998, 112.078mph

  • Track/Race Length: 1.058 mile oval, 300 laps, 317.4 miles

  • Pit Road Speed: 35mph


    Revised Schedule

  • Practice: Friday, Sept 15th 4:00 - 5:30pm/et; Saturday, Sept 16th 8:30am - 10:00am/et

  • One Round of Qualifying: 1 lap for positions 1-36, Saturday, Sept 16th 11:00am/et, no idea if on TV, MRN radio will cover it

    Old Practice

  • Practice: Friday, Sept 15th 12:30 - 3:00pm/et; Saturday, Sept 16th 8:30am - 9:30am/et

  • Happy Hour Practice: Saturday, September 16th, after the BGNN race, TV-none known


    Qualifying

  • Qualifying Draw: Friday, Sept 15th at 12:00noon/et

  • Qualfying Order - Dura Lube 300 Sponsored by Kmart: NASCAR Online or That's Racin'

  • First Round Qualifying: 1 lap for positions 1-25, Friday, Sept 15th at 4:00pm/et, TV-TNN tape delayed on TNN to be shown at 9:00am/et on Saturday morning 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-36th, Saturday, Sept 16th at 11:00am/et

  • Track Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, July 2000, 132.089mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, Sept 1999, 129.820mph

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: Rusty Wallace, 129.820mph


    Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 1.058 mile oval
    Turns: Banking: 12 degrees; Striaghts: 2 degrees
    Length of Straights: Frontstretch - 1500ft; Backstretch - 1500ft
    Attendence: ~100,000

  • Track Homepage: New Hampshire International Speedway

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


    PAST WINNERS of the 2nd(Sept) Race at NHIS

    YEAR  CAR#  DRIVER         MANU   START   AVE     POLE WINNER    SPEED  FINISH
                                       POS   SPEED
    1998   24   Jeff Gordon    Chevy    1   112.078   Jeff Gordon   129.033   1
    1999   42   Joe Nemechek   Chevy   11   100.673   Rusty Wallace 129.820   6
    

    RACE BONUS INFO

  • The NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus is $20,000 at New Hampshire for leading the points and winning the race.(Bobby Labonte last won the award, $40,000 at Darlington on Sep 3, 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(9-10-2000)


WEATHER, TV/RADIO COVERAGE, LOCAL NEWS, TRACK/FAN INFO

Radio Coverage:
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including RealAudio coverage
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Satellite/Backhaul Listing's:
Satellite/Backhaul Listing's: Stutzman Computer Service/Sales - Racing Feed Locations

Local Newspaper and other Sites that cover the Loudon, NH Area:
Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Concord Monitor
Hartford Courant
Nashua Telegraph
Union Leader


Weather Forecasts:
Weather forecast for Loudon(Concord), NH
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Track Information for the Fans:
New Hampshire Review by ARS Racing
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PREVIEWS, FACT SHEETS and MISC News

  • Safety Devices at NHIS: Roush Racing owner Jack Roush said that all five of his teams plus the Woods will be carrying his new brake-pedal engine-cutoff switch this weekend, along with Ricky Rudd, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart and he has 14 more available(PitNow)(9-16-2000)

  • Testing for NHIS UPDATE: The #3 RCR team of driver Dale Earnhardt spent most of the day Tuesday at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, a 1/2-mile flat track located outside of Greenville, SC, to test their engine setup for New Hampshire. The two Winston Cup teams Earnhardt owns - those of #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. and #1-Steve Park - are planning to test Wednesday at Milwaukee. Richard Childress, Earnhardt's car owner, had booked Greenville-Pickens in advance so his BGN driver, Kevin Harvick, could test. Earnhardt's team joined Harvick's Tuesday, with Harvick taking turns with both cars, and turning more than 50 laps with Earnhardt's #3 Chevy(That's Racin')(9-13-2000)
    UPDATE: #99-Jeff Burton and #1-Steve Park tested the new NHIS restrictor plate engines and configurations at the Milwaukee Mile, simulatating restart and qualifying scenarios. In between sessions, Roush Racing and DEI crew members changed transmissions and worked specifically with transmission and rear end gear changes. Park had both cars on hand which will leave Milwaukee and go directly to New Hampshire(TNN and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Speeds? hearing from a source at the test that the speeds were in the 116mph area, the BGN pole this year at the track was 121.572mph(9-15-2000)

  • Irwin Tribute by Stewart: Tony Stewart, who raced against the late Kenny Irwin since their teenage years in Indiana, plans to honor his longtime rival on Sunday. Stewart is scheduled to wear a race helmet painted like Irwin's in the Dura-Lube 300(Atlanta Journal Constitution)(9-15-2000)

  • Frontstretch: Raceday - NHIS(9-16-2000)

  • NHIS Stuff: Start sixth and enjoy a win. That's where Tony Stewart and retired driver Ernie Irvan started when they both got a win at New Hampshire. Teams in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series and in the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring event will be required to use one-inch restrictor plates for practice, qualifying and during this weekend's race at NHIS. Both Series will also take pre-practice laps behind the pace car to ensure proper brake temperature prior to full-speed practice runs. Jeff Burton's first NASCAR Winston Cup Series start occurred at NHIS in July, 1993 - he started sixth and finished 37th. Steve Grissom's best career finish in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series happened in July, 1997 - he finished fourth. Reigning winner of this race, Joe Nemechek, received his first start at NHIS in July, 1993, as well as his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series win (September, 1999)(NASCAR PR)(9-13-2000)

  • Total Sports: Lee Montgomery's Race Preview(9-14-2000)

  • CBS: Winston Cup preview -- NHIS(9-14-2000)

  • NHIS Stats - Correction: Two of the 11 NHIS races have been won by the pole starter - 18%(actually 1o f 11 or 9%), one Dura Lube, 1998. Last NHIS won by the Pole Winner: July, 2000 by Tony Stewart. Lowest Start of an NHIS Winner: 38th, 7/99, one of only four NASCAR Winston Cup Series races won from a start of 38th or lower, first NWCS winner ever from Provisional start. 4 of the 10 NHIS races have been won from the Top 10: 40%. Most Common Starting Position of all NHIS Race Winners - 1st, twice(actually none). Average Finish of Pole Winner: 13.4(TNN Motorsports)(9-13-2000)
    Correction: Tony Syewart did not win the pole at NHIS in July, Rusty Wallace did with a new track record of 132.089mph, Stewart started 6th(9-14-2000)

  • Stats via the TNN Site: New Hampshire Race Stats by their stat guru Bill Sloboda(9-13-2000)

  • That's Racin': This week's race - NHIS(9-13-2000)

  • WRAL: NASCAR - Pepsi Southern 500 Preview (9-13-2000)

  • Provisionals: There are two drivers out of provisionals, #66-Darrell Waltrip and #44-Steve Grissom and they must make the races with speed until another provisional is allotted at Phoenix, which is six races away. But the drivers/teams without provisionals could still get into a race using a provisional - If one or a few of the teams without provisionals fail to get in on speed, then the part time teams(don't attempt all races and are deep in the OWNERS points) get a shot at the provisionals, lining up by Owners Points(only if they have owners points). If spots are still available, then the teams without provisionals or owners points get placed in the field by fastest qualifying speed until all 43 spots are filled. For more info on provisionals see my Provisionals Status and Owners Points page(9-13-2000)

  • NASCAR Online: Race facts(9-13-2000)

  • NHIS Grand Marshal: David Hall, President of The Nashville Network (TNN) has been named as Grand Marshal for the Dura Lube 300 Sponsored by Kmart Cup race at New Hampshire on September 17. TNN has televised mant NHIS events since the track opened in 1990(NHIS PR)(8-20-2000)

  • Driver Strike?? UPDATE 4: from Ed Hinton of the Chicago Tribune/Orlando Sentinel - "Rumblings of the first NASCAR drivers strike in 31 years began at Darlington Raceway Saturday--not regarding Sunday's Southern 500, but the Sept. 17 race at New Hampshire International Speedway, the site of fatal crashes by Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin earlier this year. Meanwhile, a management shakeup is imminent in NASCAR, according to well-placed sources, which would put Jim France, younger brother of cancer-stricken NASCAR President Bill France Jr., firmly and visibly in charge of the organization, which has experienced a difficult season on several fronts." See full story at the Chicago Tribune: NASCAR Drivers Hint Boycott(9-3-2000)
    UPDATE: Bobby Labonte and other drivers indicated Sunday that they will compete at New Hampshire on Sept. 17 whether changes are made at the track or not, but they won`t be happy about it. Clearly, drivers intend to keep up the pressure on both NASCAR and New Hampshire officials to put up "soft walls" in the sharp turns at the one-mile track(Ed Hinton/Orlando Sentinel) AND see RacingOne's story: Cup Drivers Revolt by Lee Spencer(9-4-2000)
    UPDATE 2: Being interviewed by satellite from the High Point, NC studios of WGHP, Bobby Labonte was asked during Jeanne Zelasko's interview on Tuesday's "National Sports Report" on Fox Sports Net: "How realistic is this boycott?", see the MotorsportsTV site for the answers, pretty interesting(9-6-2000)
    UPDATE 3 a followup: Drivers undergo attitude adjustment by Ed Hinton(Orlando Sentinel) AND a story and thoughts at the Speedway Illustrated site: Winston Cup Drivers Boycott at Loudon?(9-7-2000)
    UPDATE 4 Drivers...no boycott/strike: Drivers: There hasn't been talk of a boycott by Al Pearce(Daily Press) PLUS more columns/articles about safety on the Story/Article Links page(9-7-2000)

  • The Crew Chief Club


RACE ODDs


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE and RESULTS news and links

  • Burton leads all the way at NHIS to win the Dura Lube 300 presented by Kmart. #99-Jeff Burton led all 300 laps at NHIs to win his 3rd race of the 2000 season. It was the first time since 1978 that a driver led all the laps of a Winston Cup race(points race). Cale Yarborough did it at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, TN on June 3rd, 1978, leading all 420 laps of the Music City USA 420. It was also, only the second time a driver has led all the laps at a superspeedway(a race track of a mile or more). Fireball Roberts did so on March 12, 1961 at Marchbanks Speedway in Hanford, CA on a 1.4 mile track, leading 178 laps. It was mentioned on TV and radio that Burton's win was only the sixth time in NASCAR Winston Cup history that a driver has led all the laps in a race, but I have found at least nine(still looking). To see the results of the NHIS race, see NASCAR Online or Racin' Network. Won't be too hard figuring the bonus points page this week(9-17-2000)

  • UPDATE - Happy Hour Practice is over at New Hampshire. #50-Ricky Craven was the fastest at 125.314mph, slowest was #66-Darrell Waltrip at 121.392. No incidents or accidents. See the speeds at NOL or Racin' Network(9-16-2000)
    UPDATE: Twenty-four minutes into the final practice, Dale Earnhardt Jr. radioed to his crew complaining of a stuck accelerator. Earnhardt did not report the problem after that(St Petersburg Times)(9-17-2000)

  • Qualifying is over at NHIS: The drivers ran two laps of qualifying with the best one being the recorded time, same as other restrictor plate tracks and the short tracks. #18-Bobby Labonte wins the pole with a speed of 127.632mph and #99-Jeff Burton is on the outside pole at 127.227. #27-Mike Bliss gets the best starting spot of his Cup career, 10th. Missing the race were: #44-Steve Grissom(36th on owners points but out of provisionals) and #71-Dave Marcis(45th). #3-Earnhardt will use his 2nd provisional of the year, three teams: #60-Bessey, #75-Dallenbach and #90-Stricklin used provisionals and are now out along with #44-Grissom and #66-Waltrip, until Phoenix. #66-Waltrip was 36th and just made it in as he had no provisional to use. See the Jayski NHIS Starting Grid, a little different then others(9-16-2000)

  • Progression of the Pole at NHIS:
    #93-Blaney, 1st out, 122.801mph;
    #17-Kenseth, 2nd out, 125.059;
    #43-Andretti, 6th out, 125.749;
    #11-Bodine, 7th out, 126.090;
    #4-Hamilton, 8th out, 126.446;
    #18-Labonte, 14th out, 127.632 wins the pole(9-16-2000)

  • No Rain Today: a reports are that it's a nice crisp, cool, sunny day in Loudon, so it looks like qualifying will go off at 11:00am/et today - NO TV(9-16-2000)

  • Saturday AM practice is over at NHIS. #18-Bobby Labonte was the fastest at 127.696mph, slowest was #71-Dave Marcis at 123.778mph. See speeds at NASCAR Online and Racin' Network(9-16-2000)

  • Friday Practice for the Dura Lube 300 is over, so much for slower speeds. #10-Johnny Benson was the fastest at 126.424mph. The track record is 132.089mph and the event record is 129.820mph. Slowest speed was #88-Dale Jarrett at 121.862mph. Not that huge of a difference, was expecting 10mph or so. See the full speed rundown at NASCAR Online, That's Racin' or Racin' Network(9-15-2000)

  • Rained Out/No TV: qualifying at NHIS has been postponed until Saturday morning at 11:00am/et, one lap for 36 positions. See above for practice times and qualifying order links. If all is clear Saturday morning, the first scheduled driver to qualify is #93-Dave Blaney. Last scheduled is the July polesitter at NHIS, #2-Rusty Wallace. 45 cars are listed, 43 make it, 2 go home. MRN will handle the radio coverage. NOTE: been informed by the folks at the MotorsportsTV site that TNN will NOT televise Qualifying on Saturday. Question? what happens if qualifying gets rained out on Saturday? See my Starting Grid for NHIS if Qualifying Get Rained Out Page(9-15-2000)

  • Question? what happens if qualifying gets rained out on Saturday? See my Starting Grid for NHIS if Qualifying Get Rained Out Page (yep, that's a mouthfull)(9-15-2000)

  • Entry List for the Dura Lube 300 at New Hampshire is posted at NOL. See the link above. No surprises, 46 cars are entered(9-12-2000)
    UPDATE: #13 Robby Gordon is listed on the entry list but Gordon will not run at NHIS and his next Cup race will be at Lowes Motor Speedway on Oct 8th(9-14-2000)

  • 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/RACE NEWS

  • Restrictor Plates at NHIS? UPDATE 5 it's OFFICIAL: hearing that NASCAR officials will announce Saturday that they will run 1-inch carburetor restrictor plates at next weekend's Duralube 300 Winston Cup race at the New Hampshire. The restrictor plates will cut approximately 250-300 horsepower from the engines, in turn slowing speeds down by 15-20 mph
    UPDATE: NASCAR has decided to use restrictor-plates on Winston Cup cars during next weekend's Dura Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway, several sources confirmed Friday. Restrictor plates have been used since 1988 to slow down Cup and BGN cars at Daytona and Talladega. As a result, pole-winning speeds at the two tracks dropped from the 210-mph range to the 195-mph(more like 185 now) range. But Daytona and Talladega are high-banked tracks, while Loudon is nearly flat(CNN/SI and That's Racin')
    UPDATE 2: Although NASCAR officials deny that any decision has been made on the matter, word throughout the Richmond garage Friday was that the matter is a go, and some teams say they already have gone to work on the engines for next week(SpeedVision)(9-8-2000)
    UPDATE 3: NASCAR is expected to announce today that Winston Cup cars will use restrictor plates when they race next weekend at New Hampshire. Several drivers said NASCAR officials told them that various "soft wall" barriers were tested at the New Hampshire track this week, but that the results were unsatisfactory. Drivers said they were told the problems included debris from foam blocks flying into the grandstands or back across the track in these tests. As news of the change spread Friday morning, teams began scrambling to get ready for restrictor plates at a track where they've never used them before. None of the teams will be allowed to test at New Hampshire - testing is banned at a track for the seven days preceding a race there - so calls were being placed to other tracks to arrange for testing time early next week. Helton said it is possible next weekend's schedule at New Hampshire will be altered to allow more practice time.(That's Racin')
    UPDATE 4: NASCAR officials announced additional safety-related measures for use at the Sept. 16 Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring event and the Sept. 17 NASCAR Winston Cup Series event at NHIS. Teams in all will be required to use one-inch restrictor plates for practice, qualifying and the races. And all will take pre-practice laps behind the pace car to ensure proper brake temperature prior to full-speed practice runs. Teams can expect a reduction of approximately 10 mph at top speed.(in part from NASCAR Online), No idea if they will run more then one qualifying lap (as Daytona and Talladega do), more articles on the NHIS plate at my Story/Article Link Page(9-9-2000)
    UPDATE 5: NASCAR Discusses Plate Issue by Ben Blake of SpeedVision; and What's being said about safety in the garage area by David Poole of That's Racin'(9-10-2000)

  • Rain: The Southern 500 was the fifth Cup race this season to be affected by rain having a two hour rain delay after 38 laps and being shortened to 328 laps instead of the 367 scheduled. Others: Las Vegas was shortened by 119 laps. Michigan fell six laps short in June. Pocono was postponed to the next day(a Monday). New Hampshire only went 273 of 300 laps in July(9-4-2000)

  • Track Qualifying Records fall in 2000: In 25 events there have been thirteen(13) track records set, including Bristol, California, Lowes, Michigan, Pocono, Rockingham, Texas, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Sears Point, Pocono(2nd time), Indy and Michigan(2nd time). These are TRACK records, not EVENT records(of course we all know there are four races that there is no chance to break the track record, the two each at Daytona and Talladega)(9-10-2000)

  • Safety Rules: NASCAR officials announced through a technical bulletin to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams that their primary and secondary throttle shafts must each have an independent travel stop to impede the throttle plates from opening beyond vertical. NASCAR officials also announced the addition of an auxiliary ignition on/off button. This button, that will disconnect power to the ignition system, must be mounted on the steering wheel within reach of the driver's thumb. This auxiliary switch must shut off the engine immediately when depressed. These modifications will go into effect beginning with this weekend's Brickyard 400(NASCAR Online and NASCAR PR)(8-1-2000)

  • 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 - New Hampshire


DRIVER/TEAM NEWS

    Winston Cup Disabled List for the race
    and won't race there
    Driver Car# Injury Return Date Sub/Relief Driver
    none


  • 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


PAINT SCHEME NEWS


STATS and STUFF

  • No Top 10's and 5's: #55-Kenny Wallace is the only Cup driver to make every race and not have a top-10 finish this season; as for top-5 finishes? Five drivers have made all 25 races and not have a top five, #55-Wallace, #4-Bobby Hamilton, #36-Ken Schrader, #43-John Andretti and #97-Chad Little(9-10-2000)

  • 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)

  • 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 8 in 25 races - 32.0%, that equates to approx 11 for the year(9-10-2000)

  • Stats: Driver Averages at Loudon(note: large page, takes a bit to load)- new link(9-13-2000)

  • NOL Stats: NASCAR by the Numbers

  • Manu Lap Leaders: In 7148 laps ran so far in 2000, Ford drivers have led 3519(49.2%) laps, Chevy drivers have led 2050 laps(28.7%), and Pontiac drivers have led 1579 laps(22.1%)(9-11-2000)

  • Top Fives: There have been 27 different Cup drivers(no new drivers added at Richmond) score a Top-5 in 2000....1999's total was 28 and 1998's total number was 27(9-10-2000)

  • Top Tens: There have been 37 different Cup drivers(no additions at Richmond) score a Top-10 in 2000.....1999's total was 40 and 1998's total number was 41(9-10-2000)

  • Provisonal Finishes in 2000: In 168 provisonal starts(24 races x 7, Watkins Glen qualifying rained out), drivers have accumulated 1 Win, 3 Top 5's and 10 Top 10's. See my Provisional Finishes Page for each race finish by the provisionals starters(9-10-2000)

  • Lap Leader/Bonus Points: 45 drivers have led at least one Winston Cup lap in 2000(no new drivers at Richmond). 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(9-10-2000)

  • Consecutive Starts: Dale Earnhardt has 638 consecutive Winston Cup starts, Ricky Rudd is next with 599 followed by Rusty Wallace at 508, Ken Schrader with 478 and Mark Martin 392. Terry Labonte had 655 but sat out the 2000 Brickyard 400 to end his record streak(9-10-2000)

  • 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
                       Since
    
       Dave Marcis      310     3rd     Watkins Glen    8-10-87
       Brett Bodine     189     2nd     Indianapolis    8-6-94
       Rick Mast        118     4th     Martinsville    9-22-96
       Kyle Petty        90     3rd     Dover           9-21-97
       Chad Little       85     2nd     Texas           4-5-98
       Darrell Waltrip   70     5th     California      5-3-98
       Ken Schrader      67     4th     Richmond        9-12-98
       Hut Stricklin     64     2nd     Darlington      9-1-96
       Dick Trickle      48     5th     Rockingham      10-27-97
       Ricky Craven      47     3rd     Rockingham      10-27-97
       Derrike Cope      46     5th     Atlanta         11-16-97
       Ted Musgrave      46     5th     Phoenix         10-25-98
       Steve Grissom     43     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  60
    Cup drivers(not including 2000 rookies)
    
    (data compiled from UMI Press Guides, Winston Cup Updates)(9-10-2000)
    
  • 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(9-10-2000)

  • 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  453
    Rick Mast        329
    Ted Musgrave     292
    Dick Trickle     265*
    Hut Stricklin    268
    Wally Dallenbach 217
    Chad Little      214
    Kenny Wallace    210
    Robert Pressley  161
    Johnny Benson    153
    Steve Grissom    139
    Ricky Craven     138
    Mike Skinner     135
    Todd Bodine      109*
    Jerry Nadeau      94
    Kevin Lepage      88
    David Green       78*
    Elliott Sadler    60
    
    All Time - Over 400 Starts	
    Driver          Races Run
    JD McDuffie       653
    Buddy Arrington   560
    Neil Castles      497
    Jimmy Means       455
    Michael Waltrip-x 453
    Cecil Gordon      450
    G.C. Spencer      415
    
    *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (9-10-2000)(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      476        2/21/82    Richmond
       Brett Bodine     318        4/22/90    North Wilkesboro
       Ken Schrader     294        6/2/91     Dover
       Derrike Cope     272*       6/3/90     Dover
       Darrell Waltrip  242        9/6/92     Darlington
       Jimmy Spencer    193        7/24/94    Talladega
       Bill Elliott     184        9/4/94     Darlington
       Kyle Petty       161        6/4/95     Dover
       Sterling Marlin  139        7/6/96     Daytona
       Geoffrey Bodine  118        8/11/96    Watkins Glen
       Bobby Hamilton    84        4/20/98    Martinsville
       Ricky Rudd        66        9/27/98    Martinsville    
    
       *not a full time or regular Cup driver
    (9-10-2000)(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    Daytona, Feb 2000
       Jeff Gordon        7    Richmond, Sept 2000
       Bobby Labonte      6    Darlington, Sept 2000
       Jeff Burton        4    Daytona, July 2000
       Mark Martin        4    Martinsville, Apr 2000
       Dale Earnhardt     3    Atlanta, Mar 2000
       Tony Stewart       2    NHIS, July 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
    (9-10-2000)(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
     36                2000 Diehard 500, Talladega          Jeff Gordon
     35                2000 Cracker Barrel 500, Atlanta     Dale Earnhardt
    (9-3-2000)
    

  • 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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