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2001 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 36
Sunday, April 22, 2001 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:04
Average speed: 184.003 mph
Pole speed: 184.861 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: .163 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 37

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11455   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet188173855running3180
2 720   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac188137630running26175
32797   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford188107780running2170
4 56   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford188126126running5165
53018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac188128842running1160
61033   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18896125running8155
73710   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18870955running0146
8198   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18890178running33147
9437   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford18876165running0138
102299   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford188103851running2139
11315   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18889130running0130
12 929   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18896197running0127
13262   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18894630running3129
143228   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18883407running2126
15 432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford18851680running1123
162944   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18867760running0115
171693   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Dodge18851125running0112
18 688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford18892012running0109
194017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford18858395running11111
202501   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18868496running0103
212496   Andy Houston McDonald's   (Cal Wells)Ford18846095running1105
224214   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac18849375running2102
23 240   Sterling Marlin Coors Light / Brooks & Dunn   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18872155running51104
242877   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18859810running196
251125   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18856830running193
262311   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets / Red Cell   (Brett Bodine)Ford18848650running085
271324   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18891322running1287
28 815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18854740running184
291231   Mike Skinner Lowe's / Top Choice Lumber Products   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18879909running881
302119   Casey Atwood Dodge / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18744930running073
31171   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18773518running070
32 39   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18771543running272
333922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18777125running469
343351   Jeff Purvis Subway   (James Finch)Ford18743860running061
354112   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford18783014running058
363426   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford18751600running055
373543   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18778467running052
381571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18643100running049
393821   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford18660910running351
403636   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18650660running248
412066   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford18142460engine145
42184   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet15842260overheating037
43 192   Stacy Compton Kodiak   (Mark Melling)Dodge11647068engine239

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kenny Wallace27SubwayJack BirminghamPontiac
45Kyle Petty45SprintPetty EnterprisesDodge
46Rick Mast50Blair.comHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
47Hut Stricklin90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord
48Andy Hillenburg49BAM RacingBeth Ann MorgenthauPontiac

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Stacy Compton122
  Sterling Marlin33230
  Jerry Nadeau33331
  Mike Skinner34418
  Jeff Gordon42476
  Ken Schrader48492
  Matt Kenseth50501
  Elliott Sadler51533
  Bill Elliott54552
  Jeff Gordon56583
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.59602
  Ward Burton61611
  Andy Houston62621
  Ward Burton63653
  Jeff Gordon66683
  Joe Nemechek69768
  Todd Bodine77771
  Kurt Busch78781
  Bobby Hamilton79791
  Kurt Busch80801
  Matt Kenseth819010
  Michael Waltrip91911
  Sterling Marlin92954
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.96994
  Ricky Craven1001001
  Mark Martin1011011
  Rusty Wallace1021043
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.10513329
  Sterling Marlin13414512
  Mark Martin1461494
  Ricky Rudd1501512
  Robert Pressley1521521
  Bobby Labonte1531531
  Tony Stewart1541541
  Jeff Burton1551562
  Sterling Marlin1571615
  Tony Stewart16218625
  Bobby Hamilton1871882

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 1345    
2   Jeff Gordon 1200   -145  
3   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1195   -150  
4   Bobby Hamilton 1175   -170  
5   Sterling Marlin 1153   -192  
6   Rusty Wallace 1137   -208  
7   Steve Park 1109   -236  
8   Ricky Rudd 1096   -249  
9   Tony Stewart 1047   -298  
10   Bill Elliott 1015   -330  
11   Kevin Harvick 999   -346  
12   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 981   -364  
13   Elliott Sadler 975   -370  
14   Bobby Labonte 966   -379  
14   Terry Labonte 966   -379  
16   Ward Burton 961   -384  
17   Jerry Nadeau 957   -388  
18   Matt Kenseth 949   -396  
19   Michael Waltrip 915   -430  
20   Ken Schrader 913   -432