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2001 Food City 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 36
Sunday, March 25, 2001 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:03:54
Average speed: 86.949 mph
Pole speed: 126.303 mph
Cautions: 13 for 87 laps
Margin of victory: .426 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
13821   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford500124700running70180
21143   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge500136842running51175
33012   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford500105709running0165
41524   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500126352running110165
51822   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge500100580running0155
6255   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50093775running0150
7 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford50093335running0146
8 655   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50061195running0142
9171   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50079283running46143
101428   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford50088237running0134
114192   Stacy Compton Kodiak   (Mark Melling)Dodge50058690running0130
12 240   Sterling Marlin Coors Light / Cingular   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50064601running81132
131318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac50098042running0124
142417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford50057340running1126
15424   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet50056480running0118
161988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford50090142running0115
17129   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers   (Ray Evernham)Dodge50073088running0112
183331   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50080439running0109
192326   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford50058980running0106
201619   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge50049450running0103
214014   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac50047440running0100
222915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50054690running097
233432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford50044040running094
24 329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50090192running137101
253720   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac50064820running088
262810   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49954590running085
273511   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine)Ford49346470running082
282677   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford48753815running079
29 893   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge47243210running076
302225   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet45950860running073
31 98   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet45677288running070
32 566   Todd Bodine Route 66 / Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford43742000crash067
332144   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge42049975crash064
34 16   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford41291261running266
351036   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac35049865crash058
362750   Rick Mast Blair.com   (Hal Hicks / Mike Witters)Chevrolet34941820crash055
37437   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford34549785crash157
383127   Kenny Wallace Food City / Ray-O-Vac   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac30741740engine154
393696   Andy Houston McDonald's   (Cal Wells)Ford26541705crash046
403299   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford24587386crash043
41 745   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge22841590engine040
423997   Kurt Busch roushracing.com   (Jack Roush)Ford11849535crash037
432033   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet10869107overheating034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hut Stricklin90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord
45Jason Leffler01Cingular WirelessChip GanassiDodge
46Carl Long85Mansion DecoratorsThee DixonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
6105   #25 accident turn 3 
112414  
25284   #77,99 accident turn 4 
29302  
31388   #96 spun turn 4 
397840  
79857   #97 spun turn 3 
86894  
90934   #36 spun turn 2 
9414956  
1501556   #11 spun turn 4 
15624691  
2472559   #99,6 accident frontstretch 
25633681  
3373426   debris 
3433497  
3503578   #7 spun backstretch 
35837114  
3723787   #25 spun turn 4 
3793813  
38239211   #93,8,25,97 accident backstretch 
39342230  
4234275   #44 spun backstretch 
42843912  
4404467   debris backstretch 
44750054  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.4%             Average green flag run: 29.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin122
  Kevin Harvick37977
  Mike Wallace80801
  Kevin Harvick81822
  Sterling Marlin8314967
  Matt Kenseth1501501
  Kenny Wallace1511511
  Sterling Marlin1521609
  John Andretti16118020
  Jeff Gordon18124666
  Sterling Marlin2472471
  Jeff Gordon24829144
  Steve Park29233746
  Sterling Marlin3383381
  John Andretti3393424
  Sterling Marlin3433453
  John Andretti34637227
  Kevin Harvick37343058
  Elliott Sadler43150070

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 871    
2   Jeff Gordon 826   -45  
3   Sterling Marlin 823   -48  
4   Johnny Benson, Jr. 776   -95  
5   Steve Park 758   -113  
6   Rusty Wallace 752   -119  
7   Ricky Rudd 743   -128  
8   Bobby Hamilton 716   -155  
9   Elliott Sadler 709   -162  
10   Bill Elliott 701   -170  
11   Ward Burton 695   -176  
12   Michael Waltrip 694   -177  
13   Kevin Harvick 665   -206  
14   Jimmy Spencer 658   -213  
15   Jerry Nadeau 654   -217  
16   John Andretti 644   -227  
17   Ken Schrader 643   -228  
18   Tony Stewart 632   -239  
19   Bobby Labonte 622   -249  
20   Robert Pressley 620   -251