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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 31 of 36
Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:02:45
Average speed: 164.185 mph
Pole speed: 185.24 mph
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps
Margin of victory: .388 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 68   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188165773running67185
23720   Tony Stewart Home Depot / Coca-Cola   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac188104700running0170
33399   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford188120271running4170
42417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford18877550running3165
5 255   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18881450running14160
6151   Kenny Wallace Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18881818running0150
71124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18899102running0146
8 933   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18879920running0142
9146   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford18889626running0138
10407   Kevin Lepage NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford18873910running0134
11 192   Stacy Compton Levi Garrett   (Mark Melling)Dodge18862170running4135
121611   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine)Ford18854401running0127
13205   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18880110running0124
14354   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18852110running0121
154101   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18861735running6123
16322   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18887865running0115
17 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18854560running4117
183812   Mike Wallace Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford18885204running0109
193931   Robby Gordon Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18877949running0106
20 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18874003running1108
211822   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18877970running0100
223418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Coca-Cola   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18793942crash28102
23 410   Johnny Benson, Jr. Zerex   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18752495crash094
241232   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford18743875crash091
251088   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford18786532crash193
262328   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18773742crash085
273677   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18750760crash287
282244   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18748100running079
292797   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford18747940running076
303193   Dave Blaney BP / Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge18740355running073
312836   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18747770running070
321929   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18785712running067
33 845   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18739600running064
34 743   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18274567running061
352925   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet17547500handling058
364390   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Junie Donlavey)Ford17439450engine055
373015   Michael Waltrip NAPA "We Keep America Running"   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet16749400overheating5357
384214   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet14839225transmission049
392619   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge10739300crash046
401721   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford9657225crash043
412166   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford9439150crash145
421351   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Ford8639106rear end037
432526   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford1828581engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Terry Labonte5backup car
Ken Schrader36backup car
John Andretti43backup car
Jeff Purvis51backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Mast91Donlavey RacingJunie DonlaveyFord
45Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19595  
961016   #66,21,19 accident backstretch 
10213029  
1311344   debris 
13514915  
1501556   #25 spun turn 4 
15618833  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.5%             Average green flag run: 43.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Stacy Compton144
  Sterling Marlin584
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.991
  Jeff Burton10101
  Bobby Hamilton11133
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.143623
  Jason Leffler37382
  Todd Bodine39391
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.404910
  Matt Kenseth50523
  Michael Waltrip539543
  Robert Pressley96972
  Jason Leffler981014
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1021043
  Bobby Labonte1051051
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1061061
  Bobby Labonte10712923
  Bobby Hamilton1301301
  Bill Elliott1311311
  Dale Jarrett1321321
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1331375
  Bobby Hamilton1381392
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1401412
  Bobby Hamilton1421454
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1461516
  Michael Waltrip15216110
  Jeff Burton1621643
  Bobby Hamilton1651662
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1671671
  Bobby Hamilton1681692
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17018314
  Bobby Labonte1841874
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1881881

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4512    
2   Ricky Rudd 4117   -395  
3   Tony Stewart 4048   -464  
4   Sterling Marlin 4040   -472  
5   Dale Jarrett 3998   -514  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3925   -587  
7   Rusty Wallace 3904   -608  
8   Kevin Harvick 3806   -706  
9   Bobby Labonte 3799   -713  
10   Jeff Burton 3689   -823  
11   Mark Martin 3597   -915  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3529   -983  
13   Jimmy Spencer 3349   -1163  
14   Matt Kenseth 3334   -1178  
15   Bill Elliott 3301   -1211  
16   Ward Burton 3256   -1256  
17   Bobby Hamilton 3219   -1293  
18   Ken Schrader 3112   -1400  
19   Elliott Sadler 3061   -1451  
20   Jerry Nadeau 3050   -1462