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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 34
Sunday, March 26, 2000 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:01:40
Average speed: 88.018 mph
Pole speed: 126.37 mph
Cautions: 11 for 76 laps
Margin of victory: 2.622 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2000 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2000 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 62   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford50087585running86180
23310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Lycos.com   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac50087535running0170
3 522   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Pontiac50081135running14170
41712   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford50049795running124165
5 75   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50060745running0155
61018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac50057695running0150
7 11   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50049995running40151
8 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50051295running225152
91599   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50049990running0138
102840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet50052540running0134
11237   Michael Waltrip NationsRent   (Jim Mattei)Chevrolet50048820running1135
122217   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford50042165running0127
13 431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50040990running0124
142728   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford50040315running0121
15 84   Bobby Hamilton Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet50043165running0118
16346   Mark Martin Valvoline MaxLife / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford49946290running0115
171877   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford49933840running0112
183026   Jimmy Spencer Big Kmart / Route 66   (Travis Carter)Ford49940840running0109
191625   Jerry Nadeau Michael Holigan.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49939530running0106
20 255   Kenny Wallace Square D / Cooper Lighting   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49945175running0103
212088   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit / "A Promise Kept"   (Yates Racing)Ford49952915running7105
222411   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine)Ford49827765running097
233197   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford49738915running094
243544   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49738740running091
251433   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49738595running088
262536   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49730965running085
272114   Dick Trickle Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac49627545running082
28299   Stacy Compton Kodiak / Cougar   (Mark Melling)Ford49630590running079
294275   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. RotoZip Tools   (Darwin Oordt)Ford49327460running076
303816   Kevin Lepage FamilyClick.com   (Jack Roush)Ford49235635running073
311366   Darrell Waltrip Big Kmart / Route 66   (Travis Carter)Ford47526365running070
324013   Robby Gordon Menards / Duracell   (John Menard)Ford47326345running067
333243   John Andretti STP / Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac46044325crash064
344141   Rick Mast Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet45926285crash061
352693   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac45726765crash058
363794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford45734245crash055
374327   Jeff Fuller Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac41426235crash157
38128   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet40126225crash049
39113   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet34645215running251
403942   Kenny Irwin, Jr. BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet33534175running043
41 921   Elliott Sadler Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford32534150running040
421920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac7345525engine037
433660   Ted Musgrave Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2234111engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet
45Ricky Craven50Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
46Ed Berrier90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord
47Scott Pruett32TideCal WellsFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #3,21,8,33,66,6 accident turn 2 
93830  
39457   #13,3,17,18 accident turns 3/4 
4614095  
1411499   #21 accident turn 4 
15020859  
2092168   #42,3 accident turn 4 
21730387  
30431310   #27,11,75 accident frontstretch 
31436148  
3623665   #13 accident frontstretch 
36738519  
3863916   #27 accident frontstretch 
39241221  
4134175   #8 spun frontstretch 
41843518  
4364405   #6 spun backstretch 
4414488  
4494535   debris backstretch 
45446310  
46447310   #43,41,93 accident turn 1 
47450027  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.2%             Average green flag run: 35.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Steve Park14040
  Jeff Fuller41411
  Ward Burton425110
  Jeff Gordon5214089
  Michael Waltrip1411411
  Jeff Gordon14220564
  Dale Earnhardt2062072
  Jeremy Mayfield2082103
  Jeff Gordon2112177
  Jeremy Mayfield21830386
  Rusty Wallace3043041
  Jeff Gordon30536864
  Jeremy Mayfield36938517
  Jeff Gordon3863861
  Jeremy Mayfield38740418
  Rusty Wallace4054139
  Ward Burton4144174
  Dale Jarrett4184247
  Rusty Wallace42550076

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Labonte 944    
2   Ward Burton 903   -41  
3   Mark Martin 900   -44  
4   Dale Jarrett 826   -118  
5   Dale Earnhardt 813   -131  
6   Rusty Wallace 775   -169  
7   Ricky Rudd 768   -176  
8   Jeff Burton 759   -185  
9   Terry Labonte 731   -213  
10   Jeff Gordon 721   -223  
11   Bill Elliott 718   -226  
12   Tony Stewart 700   -244  
13   Jeremy Mayfield 693   -251  
14   Sterling Marlin 684   -260  
15   Chad Little 681   -263  
16   Johnny Benson, Jr. 664   -280  
17   Ken Schrader 653   -291  
18   Matt Kenseth 637   -307  
19   Mike Skinner 630   -314  
20   Steve Park 609   -335