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2001 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 36
Sunday, April 22, 2001 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:04
Average Speed: 184.003 mph
Pole Speed: 184.861 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 0.163 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 37

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
412066   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford18142,460engine145
43 192   Stacy Compton Kodiak   (Mark Melling)Dodge11647,068engine239
42184   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet15842,260overheating037
11455   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet188173,855running3180
2 720   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac188137,630running26175
32797   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford188107,780running2170
4 56   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford188126,126running5165
53018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac188128,842running1160
61033   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18896,125running8155
73710   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18870,955running0146
8198   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18890,178running33147
9437   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford18876,165running0138
102299   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford188103,851running2139
11315   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18889,130running0130
12 929   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18896,197running0127
13262   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18894,630running3129
143228   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18883,407running2126
15 432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford18851,680running1123
162944   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18867,760running0115
171693   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge18851,125running0112
18 688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford18892,012running0109
194017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford18858,395running11111
202501   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18868,496running0103
212496   Andy Houston McDonald's   (Cal Wells)Ford18846,095running1105
224214   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac18849,375running2102
23 240   Sterling Marlin Coors Light / Brooks & Dunn   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18872,155running51104
242877   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18859,810running196
251125   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18856,830running193
262311   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets / Red Cell   (Brett Bodine)Ford18848,650running085
271324   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18891,322running1287
28 815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18854,740running184
291231   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18879,909running881
302119   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18744,930running073
31171   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18773,518running070
32 39   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18771,543running272
333922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18777,125running469
343351   Jeff Purvis Subway   (James Finch)Ford18743,860running061
354112   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford18783,014running058
363426   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford18751,600running055
373543   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18778,467running052
381571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18643,100running049
393821   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford18660,910running351
403636   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18650,660running248

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kenny Wallace27SubwayJack BirminghamPontiac
45Kyle Petty45SprintPetty EnterprisesDodge
46Rick Mast50Blair.comHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
47Hut Stricklin90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord
48Andy Hillenburg49BAM RacingBeth Ann MorgenthauPontiac

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Stacy Compton122
  Sterling Marlin33230
  Jerry Nadeau33331
  Mike Skinner34418
  Jeff Gordon42476
  Ken Schrader48492
  Matt Kenseth50501
  Elliott Sadler51533
  Bill Elliott54552
  Jeff Gordon56583
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.59602
  Ward Burton61611
  Andy Houston62621
  Ward Burton63653
  Jeff Gordon66683
  Joe Nemechek69768
  Todd Bodine77771
  Kurt Busch78781
  Bobby Hamilton79791
  Kurt Busch80801
  Matt Kenseth819010
  Michael Waltrip91911
  Sterling Marlin92954
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.96994
  Ricky Craven1001001
  Mark Martin1011011
  Rusty Wallace1021043
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.10513329
  Sterling Marlin13414512
  Mark Martin1461494
  Ricky Rudd1501512
  Robert Pressley1521521
  Bobby Labonte1531531
  Tony Stewart1541541
  Jeff Burton1551562
  Sterling Marlin1571615
  Tony Stewart16218625
  Bobby Hamilton1871882

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 1345    
2   Jeff Gordon 1200   -145  
3   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1195   -150  
4   Bobby Hamilton 1175   -170  
5   Sterling Marlin 1153   -192  
6   Rusty Wallace 1137   -208  
7   Steve Park 1109   -236  
8   Ricky Rudd 1096   -249  
9   Tony Stewart 1047   -298  
10   Bill Elliott 1015   -330  
11   Kevin Harvick 999   -346  
12   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 981   -364  
13   Elliott Sadler 975   -370  
14   Bobby Labonte 966   -379  
15   Terry Labonte 966   -379  
16   Ward Burton 961   -384  
17   Jerry Nadeau 957   -388  
18   Matt Kenseth 949   -396  
19   Michael Waltrip 915   -430  
20   Ken Schrader 913   -432