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2001 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 36
Saturday, May 5, 2001 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .750 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:45
Average Speed: 95.872 mph
Pole Speed: 124.613 mph
Cautions: 8 for 58 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.372 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 720   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac400150,175running93180
2 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400133,827running0170
3 22   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford400117,740running276175
4 41   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet40095,493running0160
5 328   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford40093,297running27160
61110   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac40057,350running0150
7148   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet40075,348running1151
81917   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford40052,475running0142
92136   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac40061,235running0138
10 918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40098,152running0134
111540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40062,995running0130
124219   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge40038,950running0127
13 16   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford40087,126running3129
141799   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford40084,521running0121
152088   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford40085,712running0118
16 526   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford39955,911running0115
173229   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39982,427running0112
183197   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford39948,650running0109
193733   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39968,195running0106
202250   Rick Mast Blair.com   (Hal Hicks / Mike Witters)Chevrolet39839,575running0103
211022   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge39872,185running0100
221645   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39835,725running097
233621   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford39861,215running094
242431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39870,699running091
25337   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford39749,600running088
262801   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39746,400running085
27274   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39737,675running082
282655   Bobby Hamilton Square D "Lightning"   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39645,450running079
294092   Stacy Compton Kodiak   (Mark Melling)Dodge39637,225running076
304366   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford39637,600running073
314114   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac39436,550running070
322377   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford39342,000running067
333893   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge38833,950crash064
343943   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge38768,927running061
351215   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36443,850running058
363512   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford35973,084running055
37 89   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge34258,473running052
38305   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32966,430rear end049
391811   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets / Red Cell   (Brett Bodine)Ford32733,625running046
402527   Kenny Wallace GEICO   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac32233,550engine043
412925   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet25741,500crash040
423496   Andy Houston McDonald's   (Cal Wells)Ford20633,455engine037
431332   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford16533,654crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Buckshot Jones44Georgia-PacificPetty EnterprisesDodge
45Hermie Sadler13Virginia LotteryHermie SadlerChevrolet
46Hut Stricklin90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7115   #45,11,77,43 spun turn 1 
12121110  
12213514   #32 spun turn 2 
13619863  
19921517   #96 spun backstretch 
2162183  
2192213   #97 spun frontstretch 
22223211  
2332386   #9,93,5,15,19,55,66 accident frontstretch 
23928143  
2822854   oil on track 
28629813  
2993035   #25 accident turn 2 
30439491  
3953984   #93 accident turn 4 
3994002  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.5%             Average green flag run: 38.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin133
  Rusty Wallace4109106
  Ricky Rudd1101112
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1121121
  Rusty Wallace11314634
  Tony Stewart14719953
  Ricky Rudd20022223
  Rusty Wallace22329169
  Ricky Rudd2922932
  Rusty Wallace29435865
  Tony Stewart3593591
  Rusty Wallace3603612
  Tony Stewart36240039

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 1559    
2   Jeff Gordon 1545   -14  
3   Rusty Wallace 1497   -62  
4   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1480   -79  
5   Sterling Marlin 1421   -138  
6   Ricky Rudd 1411   -148  
7   Tony Stewart 1392   -167  
8   Steve Park 1387   -172  
9   Bobby Hamilton 1309   -250  
10   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1302   -257  
11   Matt Kenseth 1208   -351  
12   Kevin Harvick 1204   -355  
13   Bobby Labonte 1202   -357  
14   Bill Elliott 1188   -371  
15   Jimmy Spencer 1166   -393  
16   Elliott Sadler 1163   -396  
17   Jerry Nadeau 1139   -420  
18   Ken Schrader 1115   -444  
19   Ward Burton 1098   -461  
20   Kurt Busch 1096   -463