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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 34
Sunday, April 25, 1999 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:03:38
Average speed: 163.395 mph
Pole speed: 197.765 mph
Cautions: 3 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: .137 sec
Attendance: 100000
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1999 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1999 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1173   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188147795running70185
22388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford188104955running21175
3 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford18891230running1170
4 218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18884380running17165
5 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18859855running10160
6 133   Ken Schrader Skoal   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18874055running3155
71555   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18851130running0146
8209   Jerry Nadeau WCW / NWO   (Harry Melling)Ford18849805running0142
92443   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18855555running22143
101894   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford18854195running1139
11 399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford18864850running0130
121616   Kevin Lepage TV Guide / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford18848420running0127
134044   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18843140running0124
144245   Rich Bickle 10-10-345   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac18835360running0121
153112   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford18850230running4123
163323   Jimmy Spencer Team Winston   (Travis Carter)Ford18847930running0115
172960   Geoffrey Bodine Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet18833675running0112
18107   Michael Waltrip Philips Electronics   (Jim Mattei)Chevrolet18845435running25114
19 710   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford18844045running0106
201125   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18846075running5108
212600   Buckshot Jones Crown Fiber   (Billy Jones)Pontiac18833345running0100
223677   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18836150running1102
233271   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18732015running094
242198   Rick Mast Yarborough / Burdette   (Cale Yarborough)Ford18735410running091
251440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18742405running088
263866   Darrell Waltrip Big Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford18731400running290
274358   Ricky Craven Hollywood Video   (Scott Barbour)Ford18731245running082
283975   Ted Musgrave Mossy Oak / Polaris ATV's   (Butch Mock)Ford18734890running079
294121   Elliott Sadler Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18641735running076
302826   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford18441505running073
31354   Bobby Hamilton Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet17645625handling070
322522   Ward Burton Caterpillar / ProCert   (Bill Davis)Pontiac17540570running067
333441   David Green Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet16933340running064
34 442   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet16840310handling166
352228   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford16439580running058
361231   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15736950running560
37301   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet15436790running052
381324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11255250handling049
39275   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet10944250handling046
401936   Ernie Irvan M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac5336050too slow043
41 52   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford5044925crash040
42 997   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford4835650crash037
433711   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford4835656crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Derrike Cope30Jimmy DeanChuck RiderPontiac
45Ken Bouchard84Island Oasis Frozen BeverageBeau Petty / Wayne HugginsChevrolet
46Dan Pardus50Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
47Loy Allen, Jr.90Suburban Lodge / Triple EdgeJunie DonlaveyFord
48Dick Trickle91Larry's HomesJoe FalkChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14949  
50578   #31,24,2,97,11,36,25,28 accident backstretch 
5813376  
1341396   #5 spun turn 4 
14016930  
1701734   #4,77 accident turn 1 
17418815  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.6%             Average green flag run: 42.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Labonte155
  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.6105
  Dale Earnhardt11155
  Mike Skinner16205
  Dale Earnhardt213717
  Tony Stewart384710
  John Andretti48492
  Robert Pressley50501
  Darrell Waltrip51522
  John Andretti53597
  Dale Earnhardt60678
  Michael Waltrip689124
  Dale Jarrett92921
  Dale Earnhardt931008
  Dale Jarrett1011088
  Mark Martin1091091
  Bill Elliott1101101
  Joe Nemechek1111111
  Ken Schrader1121143
  Jeremy Mayfield1151162
  Bobby Labonte1171171
  Jeremy Mayfield1181192
  Dale Earnhardt12013415
  John Andretti13514713
  Dale Earnhardt1481503
  Michael Waltrip1511511
  Bobby Labonte15216211
  Dale Jarrett16317412
  Dale Earnhardt17518814

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Burton 1369    
2   Dale Jarrett 1329   -40  
3   Mark Martin 1285   -84  
4   Bobby Labonte 1220   -149  
5   Jeff Gordon 1159   -210  
6   Rusty Wallace 1087   -282  
7   Tony Stewart 1082   -287  
8   Terry Labonte 1074   -295  
9   Dale Earnhardt 1054   -315  
9   Mike Skinner 1054   -315  
11   Ward Burton 1041   -328  
12   John Andretti 1026   -343  
13   Ken Schrader 1021   -348  
14   Jeremy Mayfield 1015   -354  
15   Michael Waltrip 1002   -367  
16   Chad Little 945   -424  
17   Sterling Marlin 942   -427  
18   Bobby Hamilton 897   -472  
19   Bill Elliott 896   -473  
20   Jimmy Spencer 854   -515