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2001 EA Sports 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 31 of 36
Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:02:45
Average Speed: 164.185 mph
Pole Speed: 185.24 mph
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.388 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
34 743   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18274,567running061
392619   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge10739,300crash046
23 410   Johnny Benson, Jr. Zerex   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18752,495crash094
303193   Dave Blaney BP / Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge18740,355running073
121611   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine)Ford18854,401running0127
412166   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford9439,150crash145
33399   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford188120,271running4170
211822   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18877,970running0100
292797   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford18747,940running076
11 192   Stacy Compton Levi Garrett   (Mark Melling)Dodge18862,170running4135
241232   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford18743,875crash091
1 68   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188165,773running67185
20 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18874,003running1108
71124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18899,102running0146
193931   Robby Gordon Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18877,949running0106
5 255   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18881,450running14160
14354   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18852,110running0121
321929   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18785,712running067
384214   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet14839,225transmission049
251088   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford18786,532crash193
282244   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18748,100running079
42417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford18877,550running3165
223418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Coca-Cola   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18793,942crash28102
13205   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18880,110running0124
154101   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18861,735running6123
10407   Kevin Lepage NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford18873,910running0134
17 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18854,560running4117
9146   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford18889,626running0138
352925   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet17547,500handling058
8 933   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18879,920running0142
33 845   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18739,600running064
273677   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18750,760crash287
421351   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Ford8639,106rear end037
262328   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18773,742crash085
401721   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford9657,225crash043
312836   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18747,770running070
432526   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford1828,581engine034
23720   Tony Stewart Home Depot / Coca-Cola   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac188104,700running0170
364390   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Junie Donlavey)Ford17439,450engine055
6151   Kenny Wallace Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18881,818running0150
183812   Mike Wallace Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford18885,204running0109
16322   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18887,865running0115
373015   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet16749,400overheating5357

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Mast91Ford
45Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
19595  
961016   #66,21,19 accident backstretch 
10213029  
1311344   debris 
13514915  
1501556   #25 spun turn 4 
15618833  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.5%             Average green flag run: 43.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Stacy Compton144
  Sterling Marlin584
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.991
  Jeff Burton10101
  Bobby Hamilton11133
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.143623
  Jason Leffler37382
  Todd Bodine39391
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.404910
  Matt Kenseth50523
  Michael Waltrip539543
  Robert Pressley96972
  Jason Leffler981014
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1021043
  Bobby Labonte1051051
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1061061
  Bobby Labonte10712923
  Bobby Hamilton1301301
  Bill Elliott1311311
  Dale Jarrett1321321
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1331375
  Bobby Hamilton1381392
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1401412
  Bobby Hamilton1421454
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1461516
  Michael Waltrip15216110
  Jeff Burton1621643
  Bobby Hamilton1651662
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1671671
  Bobby Hamilton1681692
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17018314
  Bobby Labonte1841874
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1881881

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4512    
2   Ricky Rudd 4117   -395  
3   Tony Stewart 4048   -464  
4   Sterling Marlin 4040   -472  
5   Dale Jarrett 3998   -514  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3925   -587  
7   Rusty Wallace 3904   -608  
8   Kevin Harvick 3806   -706  
9   Bobby Labonte 3799   -713  
10   Jeff Burton 3689   -823  
11   Mark Martin 3597   -915  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3529   -983  
13   Jimmy Spencer 3349   -1163  
14   Matt Kenseth 3334   -1178  
15   Bill Elliott 3301   -1211  
16   Ward Burton 3256   -1256  
17   Bobby Hamilton 3219   -1293  
18   Ken Schrader 3112   -1400  
19   Elliott Sadler 3061   -1451  
20   Jerry Nadeau 3050   -1462