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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 18, 2001 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:26
Average speed: 161.783 mph
Pole speed: 183.565 mph
Cautions: 3 for 14 laps
Margin of victory: .124 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 49

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2001331185running27180
2 68   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet200975907running13175
3122   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford200676224running0165
43028   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford200517831running0160
5 19   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge200392582running1160
6277   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford200275269running0150
7 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge200262354running39151
83555   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet200189259running0142
93812   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford200207168running0138
10 292   Stacy Compton Kodiak   (Mark Melling)Dodge200168770running0134
113233   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet200174754running0130
12 73   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet199194111crash17132
131436   Ken Schrader M&M's / Combos   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac199154874crash7129
143977   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford199142809running0121
154311   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine)Ford199133509running1123
162845   Kyle Petty Sprint PCS   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge199125909running0115
174214   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac199129534running0112
184021   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford199127909running0109
19 899   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford199155884running0106
202119   Casey Atwood Dodge Dealers   (Ray Evernham)Dodge198128034running0103
211617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools Rookie of the Year   (Jack Roush)Ford196136584running0100
223188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford186167711crash1102
231832   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford185122484running094
24345   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / Tony the Tiger   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet184157589crash091
252327   Kenny Wallace Hills Brothers Coffee   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac184124509crash088
26 431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet183187358running2490
271126   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford183135134running082
283310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline / Eagle One   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac181129009engine079
292944   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge181126234crash076
301324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet178166411crash1178
31251   Steve Park Pennzoil / Wrangler Jeans   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet177144027running275
32 525   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet176141384crash067
33226   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford175160685crash169
341501   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge174124884crash061
351022   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge173165019crash5368
362420   Tony Stewart Home Depot / RIDGID   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac173135009crash055
37414   Robby Gordon Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet173113959crash052
38 996   Andy Houston McDonald's Drive Thru   (Cal Wells)Ford173120384crash049
393643   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge173148136crash046
403718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac173164611crash348
412697   Kurt Busch Team Ford Racing / 2K Taurus   (Jack Roush)Ford169120284running040
422093   Dave Blaney Amoco Ultimate   (Bill Davis)Dodge135111859engine037
431751   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Construction   (James Finch)Ford47111384crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Johnny Benson, Jr.10backup car
Elliott Sadler21backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet
45Todd Bodine66Route 66 / KmartTravis CarterFord
46Hut Stricklin90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord
47Rick Mast50Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
48Derrike Cope37K & N FiltersDerrike CopePontiac
49Norm Benning84SoBe BeveragesNorm BenningChevrolet
50Carl Long85Mansion DecoratorsThee DixonFord
51Morgan Shepherd80Hayes JewelersStan HoverFord
52Dwayne Leik72Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14848  
49524   #51 accident turn 4 
53157105  
1581625   #33,97 accident turn 4 
16317412  
1751795   #1,44,43,25,24,20,22,18,88,99,6,01,21,96,4,2,5,27,12 accident backstretch 
18020021  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.0%             Average green flag run: 46.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott111
  Sterling Marlin232
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.441
  Sterling Marlin52016
  Ward Burton21211
  Sterling Marlin22265
  Dale Earnhardt273711
  Mike Skinner38414
  Sterling Marlin42421
  Mike Skinner43497
  Brett Bodine50501
  Ward Burton51555
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.56561
  Ward Burton577317
  Sterling Marlin74741
  Ken Schrader75762
  Mark Martin77771
  Ken Schrader78825
  Dale Earnhardt83842
  Ward Burton85939
  Sterling Marlin94963
  Mike Skinner971004
  Ward Burton1011011
  Michael Waltrip1021032
  Mike Skinner1041074
  Jeff Gordon1081114
  Dale Earnhardt1121143
  Sterling Marlin1151151
  Jeff Gordon1161194
  Mike Skinner1201223
  Ward Burton1231242
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1251251
  Sterling Marlin1261272
  Ward Burton1281281
  Mike Skinner1291302
  Jeff Gordon1311333
  Ward Burton1341418
  Sterling Marlin1421432
  Ward Burton1441529
  Bobby Labonte1531553
  Dale Jarrett1561561
  Sterling Marlin1571615
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1621665
  Michael Waltrip1671682
  Steve Park1691702
  Michael Waltrip1711766
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1771815
  Sterling Marlin1821821
  Dale Earnhardt1831831
  Michael Waltrip18420017

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Waltrip 180    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 175   -5  
3   Rusty Wallace 165   -15  
4   Ricky Rudd 160   -20  
4   Bill Elliott 160   -20  
6   Sterling Marlin 151   -29  
7   Mike Wallace 150   -30  
8   Bobby Hamilton 142   -38  
9   Jeremy Mayfield 138   -42  
10   Stacy Compton 134   -46  
11   Dale Earnhardt 132   -48  
12   Joe Nemechek 130   -50  
13   Ken Schrader 129   -51  
14   Brett Bodine 123   -57  
15   Robert Pressley 121   -59  
16   Kyle Petty 115   -65  
17   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 112   -68  
18   Elliott Sadler 109   -71  
19   Jeff Burton 106   -74  
20   Casey Atwood 103   -77