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2001 MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 36
Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:56:19
Average speed: 101.559 mph
Pole speed: 154.919 mph
Cautions: 11 for 71 laps
Margin of victory: 1.576 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser / USA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet400168858running193185
24125   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400104960running0170
3 428   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford400117507running169170
42324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400117832running0160
51120   Tony Stewart Home Depot / God Bless America   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40089270running3160
61429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench / USA   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet400102167running0150
71633   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet40085735running0146
82640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40073025running0142
91819   Casey Atwood Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge40053565running0138
101755   Bobby Hamilton USA / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet40066765running0134
11152   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite / USA   (Roger Penske)Ford40092305running0130
12 188   Dale Jarrett USA / UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford40098142running18132
133926   Jimmy Spencer Kmart School Spirit / God Bless America   (Travis Carter)Ford40065585running0124
141921   Elliott Sadler USA / Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford40073576running1126
15 966   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford39951665running0118
16244   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39953655running0115
17335   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / USA   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39881095running0112
181336   Ken Schrader Red Cross Donation 1-800-HELP-NOW   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39859125running0109
192943   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39882792running0106
203031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39883939running0103
212299   Jeff Burton USA / Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford39890111running0100
22 61   Kenny Wallace Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39773358running097
23347   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford39654865running094
241292   Stacy Compton Kodiak / God Bless America   (Mark Melling)Dodge39646615running091
253190   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39644340running088
26 532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford39556290running1590
273213   Hermie Sadler Little Trees   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet39443140running0 
283511   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets / Red Cell   (Brett Bodine)Ford39145465suspension079
294017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt New Products / USA   (Jack Roush)Ford39050815running076
30109   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge38367888running073
313710   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31750490running070
32386   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford31486681running067
332522   Ward Burton USA / Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge30475315crash064
34 814   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac26842005crash061
354293   Dave Blaney American Red Cross / Amoco / 1-800-HELP-NOW   (Bill Davis)Dodge26641855crash058
36 218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / MBNA / Cal Ripken, Jr.   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac25894152running160
372877   Robert Pressley Forever in our Hearts / United We Stand   (Doug Bawel)Ford22849600crash052
382044   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20349475engine049
392715   Michael Waltrip NAPA / God Bless America   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19951350crash046
403696   Andy Houston McDonald's   (Cal Wells)Ford16541200crash043
414397   Kurt Busch USA / Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford11549075engine040
42 712   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford5480234crash037
432145   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1341076engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Mast27Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer'sJack BirminghamPontiac
45Jason Leffler01Cingular WirelessChip GanassiDodge
46Lance Hooper47J.J. Baker Custom HomesRoger SmithFord
47Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12020  
21266   #9,18 accident turn 2 
275529  
56649   #12 accident turn 1 
65706  
71777   #11 spun turn 4 
7811639  
1171248   oil on track 
1251295  
1301356   #6,10,14,22 accident frontstretch 
13616732  
1681714   #96 accident turn 2 
17220029  
2012066   #15 accident turn 2 
20722721  
2282369   #77 accident turn 2 
23726731  
2682736   #93 accident turn 1 
27434572  
3463505   #28 spun turn 4 
35138838  
3893935   #88 spun backstretch 
3944007  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.8%             Average green flag run: 27.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Labonte111
  Dale Jarrett221
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.32624
  Ricky Craven274115
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.425615
  Ricky Rudd57648
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.65168104
  Elliott Sadler1691691
  Tony Stewart1701723
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17318311
  Ricky Rudd184344161
  Dale Jarrett34536117
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.36240039

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3928    
2   Ricky Rudd 3716   -212  
3   Tony Stewart 3521   -407  
4   Dale Jarrett 3507   -421  
5   Sterling Marlin 3444   -484  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3429   -499  
7   Kevin Harvick 3380   -548  
8   Rusty Wallace 3355   -573  
9   Bobby Labonte 3327   -601  
10   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3168   -760  
11   Jeff Burton 3079   -849  
12   Mark Martin 3015   -913  
13   Bill Elliott 2990   -938  
14   Jimmy Spencer 2962   -966  
15   Matt Kenseth 2905   -1023  
16   Steve Park 2859   -1069  
17   Ward Burton 2776   -1152  
18   Elliott Sadler 2755   -1173  
19   Bobby Hamilton 2742   -1186  
20   Jerry Nadeau 2726   -1202