2001 WINSTON CUP CHAMPION
PROVISIONAL RULES and STATUS

Updated 11-26-2001

CHAMP PROVISIONALS - THE RULES
The 43rd and last starting position is the seventh provisional and will be available to a car owner who has a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion as his driver, if he has not otherwise qualified or if he does not make the field any other way. If no past champion has failed to qualify for the race then the 43rd spot goes to the next team in the owner points.(or NASCAR's decretion) If no former champion needs the spot, the 43rd position will be set using criteria from the event's entry blank, such as the next car owner in points who has not made the race as long as they have not used their allotment of provisionals.
The former champions provisional will be awarded in a manner that is similar to regular car owners provisionals. That is to say that each team with the current or former champion in the car will be issued four provisionals when they attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500. Then, with every eighth qualifying attempt, the team with the current or former champion will be awarded one additional champion’s provisional. This would limit a team to a total of eight former champion’s provisionals. A team that features either the current champion or former champion will be limited to a total of eight provisionals in a single season. Any team, regardless of driver status, will be allowed to start a race with a provisional starting spot and not have the provisional "charged" to the team if they are in the top-25 in series points standings.
There is only one former champion's provisional per race. It goes to the most recent champion when two champions fail to qualify. NASCAR sets the field by issuing the first six provisionals, then checks to see if a past Cup champion needs to use a past Champ Provisional. If there are two past champs at that point, the most recent past champ gets the spot. If no past champ needs to use the provisional, it goes to the next team in the Owners Points.
Former NASCAR Winston Cup Champions still active on the circuit are(most recent): Bobby Labonte; Dale Jarrett; Jeff Gordon; Terry Labonte; Rusty Wallace; and Bill Elliott.

NO Previous Champion Provisionals used in 2001

CHAMPION PROVISIONAL STATUS
Standing Driver Team Year of Last
Championship
Present
Owners
Points Pos
Champ
Prov
Used
Prov
Left
Races
Used
1 Bobby Labonte 18 2000 7 0 6 none
2 Dale Jarrett 88 1999 5 0 6 none
3 Jeff Gordon 24 1998 1 0 6 none
4 Terry Labonte 5 1996 27 0 6 none
5 Rusty Wallace 2 1989 8 0 6 none
6 Bill Elliott 9 1988 16 0 6 none
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Born on Date: February 11, 2001

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