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2001 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 18, 2001 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:26
Average Speed: 161.783 mph
Pole Speed: 183.565 mph
Cautions: 3 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.124 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 49

Glossary    2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
393643   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge173148,136crash046
202119   Casey Atwood Dodge Dealers   (Ray Evernham)Dodge198128,034running0103
283310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac181129,009engine079
422093   Dave Blaney Amoco Ultimate   (Bill Davis)Dodge135111,859engine037
154311   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine)Ford199133,509running1123
19 899   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford199155,884running0106
351022   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge173165,019crash5368
412697   Kurt Busch Team Ford Racing / 2K Taurus   (Jack Roush)Ford169120,284running040
10 292   Stacy Compton Kodiak   (Mark Melling)Dodge200168,770running0134
231832   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford185122,484running094
12 73   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet199194,111crash17132
2 68   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet200975,907running13175
5 19   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge200392,582running1160
301324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet178166,411crash1178
37414   Robby Gordon Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet173113,959crash052
83555   Bobby Hamilton Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet200189,259running0142
174214   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac199129,534running0112
38 996   Andy Houston McDonald's   (Cal Wells)Ford173120,384crash049
223188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford186167,711crash1102
292944   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge181126,234crash076
211617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools Rookie of the Year   (Jack Roush)Ford196136,584running0100
403718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac173164,611crash348
24345   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / Tony the Tiger   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet184157,589crash091
341501   Jason Leffler Cingular Wireless   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge174124,884crash061
7 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge200262,354running39151
33226   Mark Martin Viagra / Pfizer   (Jack Roush)Ford175160,685crash169
93812   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford200207,168running0138
32 525   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet176141,384crash067
113233   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet200174,754running0130
31251   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet177144,027running275
162845   Kyle Petty Sprint PCS   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge199125,909running0115
143977   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford199142,809running0121
431751   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Construction   (James Finch)Ford47111,384crash034
43028   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford200517,831running0160
184021   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford199127,909running0109
131436   Ken Schrader M&M's / Combos   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac199154,874crash7129
26 431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet183187,358running2490
271126   Jimmy Spencer Kmart   (Travis Carter)Ford183135,134running082
362420   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac173135,009crash055
252327   Kenny Wallace Hills Brothers Coffee   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac184124,509crash088
6277   Mike Wallace NationsRent   (Jim Smith)Ford200275,269running0150
3122   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford200676,224running0165
11915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2001,331,185running27180

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dave Marcis71Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet
45Todd Bodine66Route 66 / KmartTravis CarterFord
46Hut Stricklin90Hills Brothers CoffeeJunie DonlaveyFord
47Rick Mast50Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
48Derrike Cope37K & N FiltersDerrike CopePontiac
49Norm Benning84SoBe BeveragesNorm BenningChevrolet
50Carl Long85Mansion DecoratorsThee DixonFord
51Morgan Shepherd80Hayes JewelersStan HoverFord
52Dwayne Leik72Team RealtreeDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14848  
49524   #51 accident turn 4 
53157105  
1581625   #33,97 accident turn 4 
16317412  
1751795   #1,44,43,25,24,20,22,18,88,99,6,01,21,96,4,2,5,27,12 accident backstretch 
18020021  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.0%             Average green flag run: 46.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott111
  Sterling Marlin232
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.441
  Sterling Marlin52016
  Ward Burton21211
  Sterling Marlin22265
  Dale Earnhardt273711
  Mike Skinner38414
  Sterling Marlin42421
  Mike Skinner43497
  Brett Bodine50501
  Ward Burton51555
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.56561
  Ward Burton577317
  Sterling Marlin74741
  Ken Schrader75762
  Mark Martin77771
  Ken Schrader78825
  Dale Earnhardt83842
  Ward Burton85939
  Sterling Marlin94963
  Mike Skinner971004
  Ward Burton1011011
  Michael Waltrip1021032
  Mike Skinner1041074
  Jeff Gordon1081114
  Dale Earnhardt1121143
  Sterling Marlin1151151
  Jeff Gordon1161194
  Mike Skinner1201223
  Ward Burton1231242
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1251251
  Sterling Marlin1261272
  Ward Burton1281281
  Mike Skinner1291302
  Jeff Gordon1311333
  Ward Burton1341418
  Sterling Marlin1421432
  Ward Burton1441529
  Bobby Labonte1531553
  Dale Jarrett1561561
  Sterling Marlin1571615
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1621665
  Michael Waltrip1671682
  Steve Park1691702
  Michael Waltrip1711766
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1771815
  Sterling Marlin1821821
  Dale Earnhardt1831831
  Michael Waltrip18420017

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Waltrip 180    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 175   -5  
3   Rusty Wallace 165   -15  
4   Ricky Rudd 160   -20  
5   Bill Elliott 160   -20  
6   Sterling Marlin 151   -29  
7   Mike Wallace 150   -30  
8   Bobby Hamilton 142   -38  
9   Jeremy Mayfield 138   -42  
10   Stacy Compton 134   -46  
11   Dale Earnhardt 132   -48  
12   Joe Nemechek 130   -50  
13   Ken Schrader 129   -51  
14   Brett Bodine 123   -57  
15   Robert Pressley 121   -59  
16   Kyle Petty 115   -65  
17   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 112   -68  
18   Elliott Sadler 109   -71  
19   Jeff Burton 106   -74  
20   Casey Atwood 103   -77