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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 36
Saturday, August 25, 2001 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:53
Average speed: 85.106 mph
Pole speed: 123.674 mph
Cautions: 16 for 93 laps
Margin of victory: .487 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11820   Tony Stewart Home Depot / Apex   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500189415running71180
2 829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500167267running0170
3 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500155692running199175
4 528   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford500124527running3165
5 92   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford500107640running123160
6 788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford500115482running0150
7371   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50090533running9151
81618   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500110817running0142
91740   Sterling Marlin Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50081500running0138
10215   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50097720running0134
11 421   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford50083860running0130
121422   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge50090775running0127
13254   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet50063801running10129
14248   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50085063running0121
152299   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford50099506running0118
163012   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford49993144running0115
173419   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49953510running0112
182893   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge49853250running0109
19359   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49677748running0106
201225   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49664185running0103
214243   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49688487running0100
221136   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49564800running097
231555   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49559560running094
244133   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49379155running091
252697   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford49058980running088
262011   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets / Wells Fargo   (Brett Bodine)Ford48852390running085
271309   Geoffrey Bodine Smirnoff Ice   (Brett Bodine)Ford48645305running0 
281977   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford44254795running079
29 314   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac44144085running076
304301   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge43652025running073
31277   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford42151415running070
321066   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford39643330crash067
333817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford39451295crash064
34 231   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet38376084running061
352326   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford37451230engine058
362910   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac34351185crash055
37316   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford33687470running052
383932   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford23943050crash1454
394015   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet23353000crash046
403396   Andy Houston McDonald's   (Cal Wells)Ford12742925crash043
413227   Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer's   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac11342875crash040
42 130   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet8547825crash7142
433644   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge6751022crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Stacy Compton92KodiakMark MellingDodge
45Kyle Petty45SprintPetty EnterprisesDodge
46Hermie Sadler13Virginia LotteryHermie SadlerChevrolet
47Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet
48Hut Stricklin90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord
49Carl Long85Mansion DecoratorsThee DixonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11414  
15195   #44 spun turn 2 
20245  
25295   #11 spun turn 3 
307041  
718010   #44 spun frontstretch 
81833  
84885   #97,10,43 accident backstretch 
89902  
91966   #31,18,77 accident turn 4 
971037  
1041096   #31 spun turn 4 
11012920  
1301334   #96 accident backstretch 
1341352  
1361405   #66,33 spun turn 4 
1411499  
1501556   #09,27 spun turn 3 
15623479  
2352395   #15 accident turn 4 
2402412  
2422487   #32 accident backstretch 
24926113  
2622665   #9 accident turn 4 
26735387  
3543607   #66 accident backstretch 
3613622  
3633664   #33 accident backstretch 
36738115  
3823876   #10 accident turn 1 
3883958  
3964027   #17 accident frontstretch 
40350098  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.6%             Average green flag run: 23.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Green17171
  Ricky Craven728514
  Ricky Rudd86883
  Steve Park89979
  Rusty Wallace98214117
  Jeff Gordon21523521
  Kevin Lepage23624510
  Rusty Wallace2462516
  Jeff Gordon252351100
  Tony Stewart3523532
  Jeff Gordon35443178
  Tony Stewart43250069

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3528    
2   Ricky Rudd 3220   -308  
3   Dale Jarrett 3149   -379  
4   Sterling Marlin 3110   -418  
5   Tony Stewart 3055   -473  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2967   -561  
7   Rusty Wallace 2963   -565  
8   Bobby Labonte 2947   -581  
9   Kevin Harvick 2913   -615  
10   Steve Park 2859   -669  
11   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2843   -685  
12   Mark Martin 2739   -789  
13   Jeff Burton 2691   -837  
14   Matt Kenseth 2677   -851  
15   Bill Elliott 2650   -878  
16   Jimmy Spencer 2626   -902  
17   Elliott Sadler 2483   -1045  
18   Ward Burton 2405   -1123  
19   Ken Schrader 2369   -1159  
20   Bobby Hamilton 2366   -1162