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2000 DieHard 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 34
Sunday, April 16, 2000 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:06:11
Average Speed: 161.157 mph
Pole Speed: 186.969 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.189 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    2000 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2000 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188159,755running25180
2 831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188115,680running0170
3 43   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18892,630running5170
41242   Kenny Irwin, Jr. BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18886,280running0160
52026   Jimmy Spencer Big Kmart / Route 66   (Travis Carter)Ford18876,665running14160
6 56   Mark Martin Eagle One / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford18879,905running98160
7335   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18869,450running0146
8 740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18859,930running21147
92144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18857,580running0138
10 922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Pontiac18872,480running0134
112543   John Andretti STP / Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18860,375running0130
123899   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford18865,445running14132
131310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Lycos.com   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac18844,465running0124
14 112   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford18856,685running4-25
15 294   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford18853,655running0118
163575   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Redcell Batteries   (Darwin Oordt)Ford18842,915running0115
17 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford18763,300running4117
184217   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford18750,260running2114
193025   Jerry Nadeau Michael Holigan.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18748,870running0106
201532   Scott Pruett Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford18741,260running0103
213718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18757,470running0100
222433   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18747,950running097
231977   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18639,640running094
241827   Mike Bliss Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac18636,010running091
251497   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford18547,505running088
264366   Darrell Waltrip Big Kmart / Route 66   (Travis Carter)Ford18538,825running085
271028   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18246,570running082
282390   Ed Berrier Hills Brothers Coffee   (Junie Donlavey)Ford17835,315running079
293250   Ricky Craven Midwest Transit   (Hal Hicks / Mike Witters)Chevrolet17335,160engine076
301693   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac15135,005crash073
31117   Michael Waltrip NationsRent   (Jim Mattei)Chevrolet14846,350running070
32411   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet14545,695running067
33229   Stacy Compton Kodiak / Cougar   (Mark Melling)Ford14037,665crash064
343920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac13853,835crash061
352915   Ted Musgrave Fenley-Moore Motorsports   (Bud Moore)Ford13734,305crash058
364036   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac13734,175crash055
373413   Robby Gordon Menards / Duracell   (John Menard)Ford13634,015crash052
382771   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet13633,365crash049
393160   Dick Trickle Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet13541,475crash046
402655   Kenny Wallace Square D / Cooper Lighting   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet13041,750engine043
41172   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford11651,050engine145
42 68   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet11342,850engine037
43284   Bobby Hamilton Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet11040,656engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Brett Bodine11Ralph's SupermarketsBrett BodineFord
45Kevin Lepage16FamilyClick.comJack RoushFord
46Rick Mast14ConsecoA.J. FoytPontiac
47Elliott Sadler21CitgoWood BrothersFord
48Gary Bradberry41Big Daddy'sLarry HedrickChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
232   debris turn 2 
4131128  
1321354   debris turn 2 
1361383  
1391468   #18,8,20,32,7,27,77,9,90,33,13,15,60,28,1,36,71 accident frontstretch 
1471482  
1491513   #28 spun turn 2 
15218837  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 34.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeremy Mayfield133
  Dale Jarrett474
  Mark Martin82821
  Jimmy Spencer29291
  Mark Martin305526
  Dale Earnhardt56561
  Mark Martin57604
  Jeff Burton61611
  Matt Kenseth62632
  Sterling Marlin648421
  Jimmy Spencer85884
  Dale Earnhardt89924
  Jimmy Spencer93942
  Jeff Burton951028
  Jeff Gordon1031031
  Rusty Wallace1041041
  Jeff Gordon1051128
  Jimmy Spencer1131197
  Jeff Burton1201245
  Mark Martin1251251
  Jeff Gordon1261305
  Jeremy Mayfield1311311
  Mark Martin13215423
  Jeff Gordon1551551
  Mark Martin1561583
  Jeff Gordon1591624
  Mark Martin16318220
  Jeff Gordon1831886

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mark Martin 1370    
2   Bobby Labonte 1346   -24  
3   Ward Burton 1293   -77  
4   Dale Earnhardt 1272   -98  
5   Jeff Burton 1236   -134  
6   Dale Jarrett 1167   -203  
7   Jeff Gordon 1149   -221  
8   Rusty Wallace 1129   -241  
9   Terry Labonte 1118   -252  
10   Ricky Rudd 1086   -284  
11   Bill Elliott 1051   -319  
12   Tony Stewart 1049   -321  
13   Mike Skinner 1043   -327  
14   Sterling Marlin 983   -387  
15   Chad Little 975   -395  
16   Jeremy Mayfield 969   -401  
17   Ken Schrader 946   -424  
18   Johnny Benson, Jr. 940   -430  
19   Matt Kenseth 921   -449  
20   Jimmy Spencer 908   -462