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2000 Pennzoil 400
2000 Pennzoil 400
Race details[1]
Race 33 of 34 in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Layout of Homestead-Miami Speedway
Layout of Homestead-Miami Speedway
Date November 12, 2000 (2000-November-12)
Location Homestead Miami Speedway (Homestead, Florida)
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.52 km)
Weather Warm with temperatures reaching up to 80.6 °F (27.0 °C); wind speeds up to 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
Average speed 127.48 miles per hour (205.16 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Time 34.518
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 155
Winner
No. 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Allen Bestwick
Benny Parsons

The 2000 Pennzoil 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup event that occurred on November 12, 2000. The race is known for Bobby Labonte clinching his first Winston Cup title. Tony Stewart won the race, leading 166 of the 267 laps run. Steve Park was on the Pole. This event was the 2nd Winston Cup event that was covered on NBC.

Lasting for three hours and eight minutes, the race would be slowed down four times for a duration of 25 laps; or 9% of the total race. The average green flag duration was slightly more than 48 laps. Six drivers were involved in terminal crashes; including last-place finisher Scott Pruett. Eight drivers failed to qualify for this race; including Kyle Petty. Morgan Shepherd withdrew from the race even though he had a good chance of qualifying.[2]

Results

Top ten finishers

Pos[2] Grid No. Driver Manufacturer Laps Laps led
1 13 20 Tony Stewart Pontiac 267 166
2 22 12 Jeremy Mayfield Ford 267 25
3 11 6 Mark Martin Ford 267 0
4 3 18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac 267 2
5 4 26 Jimmy Spencer Ford 267 15
6 2 28 Ricky Rudd Ford 267 49
7 28 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 266 0
8 1 1 Steve Park Chevrolet 266 9
9 19 93 Dave Blaney Pontiac 265 0
10 5 19 Casey Atwood Ford 265 0

Timeline

Section reference: [2]

  • Start of race: Steve Park started the race as the pole position driver
  • Lap 10: Jimmy Spencer took over the lead from Steve Park; ultimately losing it to Ricky Rudd on lap 25
  • Lap 23: Andy Houston and Scott Pruett were jointly involved in a terminal crash; forcing them out of the race
  • Lap 26: Caution flag due to Scott Pruett and Andy Houston's accident; green flag racing resumed on lap 31
  • Lap 28: Jeremy Mayfield took over the lead from Elliot Sadler before losing it to Tony Stewart on lap 53
  • Lap 31: Ward Burton, Mike Bliss and Geoffrey Bodine were jointly involved in a terminal crash; knocking them out the event prematurely
  • Lap 33: Caution flag due to a four-car accident; green flag racing resumed on lap 39
  • Lap 53: Tony Stewart took over the lead from Jeremy Mayfield before losing it to Ricky Rudd on lap 91
  • Lap 58: Stacy Compton's vehicle suffered from a terminal crash; ending his weekend on the track
  • Lap 78: John Andretti's vehicle developed major engine issues
  • Lap 94: The handling on Darrell Waltrip's vehicle became problematic; ending his day on the track
  • Lap 97: Tony Stewart took over the lead from Ricky Rudd before losing it back to Ricky Rudd on lap 149
  • Lap 153: Ricky Rudd took over the lead from Bobby Labonte before losing it to Tony Stewart on lap 184
  • Lap 184: Tony Stewart took over the lead from Ricky Rudd before losing it back to Ricky Rudd on lap 211
  • Lap 210: Caution due to debris; green flag racing resumed on lap 218
  • Lap 219: Tony Stewart took over the lead from Ricky Rudd; dominating the remainder of the race
  • Lap 224: Caution due to debris; green flag racing resumed on lap 226
  • Finish: Tony Stewart won the race after two accidents and two cautions for debris

Standings after the race

Pos Driver Points[2] Differential
1 1rightarrow.png Bobby Labonte 4970 0
2 Increase Jeff Burton 4714 -256
3 Decrease Dale Earnhardt 4690 -280
4 1rightarrow.png Dale Jarrett 4561 -409
5 1rightarrow.png Tony Stewart 4521 -449
6 1rightarrow.png Ricky Rudd 4484 -486
7 1rightarrow.png Rusty Wallace 4398 -572
8 1rightarrow.png Mark Martin 4362 -608
9 1rightarrow.png Jeff Gordon 4196 -774
10 1rightarrow.png Ward Burton 3982 -988

References

  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers Almanac
  2. ^ a b c d Complete race information for the 2000 Pennzoil 400 at Racing Reference



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