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2001 Mountain Dew Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 2, 2001 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:05:00
Average Speed: 122.773 mph
Pole Speed: 168.048 mph
Cautions: 11 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13722   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge367181,435running27180
2 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367153,127running138180
31018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac367133,327running17170
43320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac36793,900running0160
5 99   Bill Elliott Dodge 'Grab Life by the Horns' / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge36792,583running0155
62399   Jeff Burton MDA / Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford367100,726running0150
72628   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford36785,657running0146
8 529   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36793,727running0142
91125   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36755,660running0138
10 836   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac36770,815running0134
11195   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36778,875running0130
12397   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford36763,570running0127
13 312   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford36784,444running53129
141710   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac36752,670running0121
152155   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet36755,750running0118
161240   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge36759,196running2120
17188   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36774,788running0112
18 732   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford36743,290running1114
191493   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge36742,935running0106
20136   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford36688,091running0103
21 643   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36677,967running0100
22 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford36684,135running097
232817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford36550,025running094
243531   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36574,049running091
253019   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW / Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge36441,990running088
264245   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36238,705running085
273211   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine)Ford36245,760running082
28294   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet36143,610running079
292021   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford35955,900running076
304327   Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer's   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac35937,815running073
311526   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford35846,155crash070
323690   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Junie Donlavey)Ford35837,540running067
332433   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet35765,720crash269
342788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford35682,417running5366
354144   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge35545,255running058
362515   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet35547,170running055
374014   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac35537,081running052
381677   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford34844,910crash049
39 197   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford31650,375running7451
403166   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford28236,775transmission043
41341   Kenny Wallace Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet27962,968overheating040
422292   Stacy Compton Kodiak   (Mark Melling)Dodge19136,675crash037
433801   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge9044,880overheating034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Andy Houston96McDonald'sCal WellsFord
45Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15555  
56616   #15,14 spun backstretch 
627716  
78814   #90 spun turn 4 
8213756  
1381447   debris 
14518137  
1821854   #21,77 spun turn 4 
1861916  
1921954   #92 spun frontstretch 
19627883  
2792846   #97 accident turn 4 
28530925  
3103145   #11 spun turn 4 
31532915  
3303356   #21 accident turn 4 
33634914  
3503545   #77 accident frontstretch 
3553595  
3603634   #26,14,33 accident frontstretch 
3643663  
3673671   #40,8,17,93,10 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.2%             Average green flag run: 28.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch12323
  Jeremy Mayfield245633
  Jeff Gordon577822
  Kurt Busch7912951
  Dale Jarrett1301389
  Jeff Gordon13914810
  Dale Jarrett14918133
  Jeff Gordon1821865
  Dale Jarrett18719711
  Jeff Gordon19824649
  Joe Nemechek2472482
  Bobby Labonte2492491
  Sterling Marlin2502512
  Jeff Gordon25229039
  Jeremy Mayfield29131020
  Ricky Craven3113111
  Ward Burton31232918
  Jeff Gordon33034213
  Bobby Labonte34335816
  Ward Burton3593679

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3708    
2   Ricky Rudd 3366   -342  
3   Sterling Marlin 3230   -478  
4   Tony Stewart 3215   -493  
5   Dale Jarrett 3215   -493  
6   Bobby Labonte 3117   -591  
7   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3079   -629  
8   Rusty Wallace 3060   -648  
9   Kevin Harvick 3055   -653  
10   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2964   -744  
11   Steve Park 2859   -849  
12   Mark Martin 2842   -866  
13   Jeff Burton 2841   -867  
14   Bill Elliott 2805   -903  
15   Matt Kenseth 2771   -937  
16   Jimmy Spencer 2696   -1012  
17   Ward Burton 2585   -1123  
18   Elliott Sadler 2559   -1149  
19   Ken Schrader 2503   -1205  
20   Bobby Hamilton 2484   -1224