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Fri 08 Dec 2000
Jarrett fourth in points

Jarrett fourth in points

Single rough stretch ends Jarrett's hopes By Dave Rodman New York (Dec. 5, 2000) Dale Jarrett and Robert Yates Racing painted a picture of consistency when they won the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. In 2000, they found out how ...

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part one

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part one

Part one of six: Head engineer Todd Holbert key unseen player in Dodge development at Bill Davis Racing as 2001 programs for drivers Burton and Blaney take shape. HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Some of Todd Holbert's fondest and final memories of...

Rudd to compete in 2001 International Race of Champions

Rudd to compete in 2001 International Race of Champions

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Ricky Rudd has accepted an invitation to race in the 25th anniversary edition of the True Value International Race of Champions (IROC) Series in 2001. Rudd, driver of the No. 28 Texaco/Havoline NASCAR Winston Cup Series Ford,...

Rudd back in top five

Rudd back in top five

Rudd, Texaco shining brightly again By Marty Smith NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2000) In the latter stages of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season, Ricky Rudd reluctantly accepted Robert Yates' proposal to sell his self-owned operation and drive the...

Dodge races clock

Dodge races clock

Dodge races against the clock By Dave Rodman SPARTA, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2000) Dodge and its armada of NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams are fighting the clock when it comes to developing an engine package in an obscenely short time frame. If that...

Sears Point modifies NASCAR chute

Sears Point modifies NASCAR chute

SONOMA, Calif. (December 4, 2000) - When Sears Point Raceway officials were deciding upon improvements to the track configuration for next year's Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Winston Cup event, they found the best input came from some of their ...

T. Stewart sixth in points

T. Stewart sixth in points

Top-10 seems to be Stewart's home depot By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 2000) Tony Stewart appears to have found a home sitting at the NASCAR Winston Cup Series top-10 banquet table. The driver of the No. 20 The Home Depot Pontiac has...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Labonte wins Driver Of The Year honors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Labonte wins Driver Of The Year honors

Bobby Labonte, who parlayed consistency and four victories into the Winston Cup Championship, added another honor today as he was selected DRIVER OF THE YEAR for all American motorsports. Labonte, 36, driver of the Joe Gibbs/Interstate Batteries...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
W. Burton tenth in points

W. Burton tenth in points

Elder Burton ends 2000 season on a peak By Dave Rodman New York (Nov. 29, 2000) Ward Burton, the elder of two racing brothers from South Boston, Va., endured a tumultuous season of peaks and valleys in 2000 but ended on a peak when it ...

J. Gordon ninth in points

J. Gordon ninth in points

Gordon's year a tale of good, bad By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Nov. 30, 2000) Jeff Gordon had an "un-Gordonesque" NASCAR 2000 season. But was it really all that bad? Though not on the same standard as his prior years, it was still a pretty good...

Martin seeks boost

Martin seeks boost

Martin seeks boost after down year By Marty Smith NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 2000) Mark Martin's 2000 season might be described as an unlucky one depite an eighth-place finish in the points race. Mark Martin's once-stout NASCAR Winston Cup Series ...

R.Wallace made time in 2000

R.Wallace made time in 2000

Wallace made time, not points in 2000 By Dave Rodman NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2000) Rusty Wallace might have had the most frustrating year of his NASCAR Winston Cup Series career in 2000. The St. Louis, Mo., native won races, led laps and won Bud Pole...

Martin has busy off season

Martin has busy off season

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2000) A two-month break from NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing will be anything but down time for Mark Martin. Martin is scheduled to undergo outpatient surgery Dec. 6 so doctors can remove a box that was implanted to...

Wallace on move to Eel River Racing

Wallace on move to Eel River Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (Nov. 29, 2000) - "A million and one times." That's how many times Kenny Wallace has been asked why he left a veteran operation to join the Eel River Racing team, who is still searching for a primary sponsor for its...

Bobby Hamilton sets first test

Bobby Hamilton sets first test

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Nov. 29, 2000) - NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Bobby Hamilton will get a crash course in Andy Petree Racing 101 as the Nashville, Tenn., native tests with the Square D Racing Team this Thursday and Friday at Greenville-Pickens...

Helton becomes third NASCAR president

Helton becomes third NASCAR president

By Marty Smith DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2000) Mike Helton ascended another rung higher on the career ladder Tuesday afternoon. Helton, who as NASCAR senior vice president and chief operating officer has overseen the day-to-day operation...

IRL: Tony George on Helton promotion

IRL: Tony George on Helton promotion

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 - A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Tony George about the naming of Bill France as chairman of NASCAR and Mike Helton as president of NASCAR,...

BUSCH: Dodge to sponsor races, pace cars

BUSCH: Dodge to sponsor races, pace cars

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Nov. 29, 2000) Dodge is not only getting back into NASCAR racing with race cars, but also with pace cars. Starting in 2001, the Carolina Dodge Dealers will sponsor the spring NASCAR Winston Cup Series event at Darlington...

BUSCH: Dodge tests at Kentucky

BUSCH: Dodge tests at Kentucky

Dodge sets test at Kentucky Speedway By Dave Rodman SPARTA, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2000) Dodge Intrepids representing three of the five teams that will field the make in the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series will open a two-day test Wednesday at Kentucky ...

Thu 30 Nov 2000
Schrader and the MM's head for Atlanta

Schrader and the MM's head for Atlanta

Hackettstown, N.J. --- It was literally the year of M&M. Being as how the year 2000 is represented by the letters MM in Roman numerals, the No. 1 candy brand in the world was at the forefront of not only the candy business, but also the racing ...

Tue 28 Nov 2000
Stewart, Cook team at Turkey Night GP

Stewart, Cook team at Turkey Night GP

IRWINDALE, CA (November 27, 2000) - Tony Stewart and Terry Cook were on opposite paths throughout the 2000 NASCAR season, but in the 60th-Annual Home Depot Turkey Night Grand Prix, the pair were on a fast track to Victory Lane. With ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver of the Year fourth quarter winner

CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver of the Year fourth quarter winner

Tony Stewart, driver of the NASCAR/Winston Cup Joe Gibbs/Home Depot No. 20 Pontiac, easily cruised to fourth quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR Honors today. For Stewart, 29, winner of three races during the quarter, it was de ja vu, since he repeated...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
Bobby Labonte post Atlanta interview

Bobby Labonte post Atlanta interview

BOBBY LABONTE INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: ON HOW THINGS HAVE BEEN SINCE CLINCHING THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT HOMESTEAD "I don't know about hectic but I finally got my jacket and got to keep it. We got the trophy too so it definitely is ...

Pontiac Racing 2000 season review

Pontiac Racing 2000 season review

DETROIT (Nov. 22, 2000) - If Pontiac's 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup season was a fine wine, connoisseurs would grab the bottle, examine the label and say, "Yes - this was a very good year." After becoming a legitimate threat week in and week out in...

Final season Standings after Atlanta

Final season Standings after Atlanta

Pos Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Bobby Labonte 5130 34 4 19 24 4,041,746 2. Dale Earnhardt 4865 ...

Dale Earnhardt 2000 season statistics

Dale Earnhardt 2000 season statistics

* The GM Goodwrench Service Plus team lead 17 races for 346 laps. * The GM Goodwrench Service Plus team had an average finish of 9.38 * Earnhardt finished second in the point's standings marking his 20th top-10 finish in the...

Thu 23 Nov 2000
2001 schedule

2001 schedule

Date Track Television Feb. 11 Daytona International Speedway (Bud Shootout*) FOX Feb. 15 Daytona International Speedway (Gatorade 125s**) Fox Sports Net Feb. 18 Daytona International...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Era ends at Atlanta

Era ends at Atlanta

Atlanta race marks end of television era By Tim Packman HAMPTON, Ga. (Nov. 20, 2000) The NAPA 500 was not only the end of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. It also closed the curtain on an era of television coverage for the sport. ESPN ...

Darrell Waltrip honored

Darrell Waltrip honored

Waltrip honored by championship panel By Marty Smith HAMPTON, Ga. (Nov. 19, 2000) Darrell Waltrip's last NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship party was thought to have been in 1985. That was before six champions assembled Sunday at Atlanta...

Nadeau Atlanta winner's notes

Nadeau Atlanta winner's notes

JERRY NADEAU (No. 25 Michael Holigan.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo) NOTE: Nadeau won his first NASCAR Winston Cup race in his 103rd start and became the fourth different first-time winner this season. He also moved up three spots to 20th in...

Darrell Waltrip's last ride

Darrell Waltrip's last ride

DARRELL WALTRIP --66-- Route 66/Big Kmart Taurus (Finished 34th) YOUR THOUGHTS? "I'm broken-hearted. I don't know. It's hard to believe, man, that I ain't gonna do this no more. It's just hard to believe. I have loved this and I've done so...

Benson in Atlanta top ten

Benson in Atlanta top ten

Atlanta, Ga. -- Johnny Benson's Monday morning race at Atlanta turned out to be kind of a microcosm of the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup season for Benson and MB2 Motorsports team. The first-year combination overcame problems on Monday as well as ...

Atlanta - final race for John Deere Motorsports

Atlanta - final race for John Deere Motorsports

HAMPTON, Ga. (November 20, 2000) - This weekend marked the end of an era and the start of a new one, as John Deere and crew chief Jeff Hammond said farewell to NASCAR Winston Cup competition and driver Kurt Busch closed out the 2000 season before...