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Winston No Bull 5 * The Winston No Bull 5 replaced the Winston Million Bonus in 1998. Fifteen drivers were eligible for a $1 million bonus in five different races in 1998. Eligibility is based on finishing in the top five in the...

Winston No Bull 5

* The Winston No Bull 5 replaced the Winston Million Bonus in 1998. Fifteen drivers were eligible for a $1 million bonus in five different races in 1998. Eligibility is based on finishing in the top five in the previous Winston No Bull 5 race. If an eligible driver wins a Winston No Bull 5 race he collects a $1 million bonus. The previous Winston Million events: the Daytona 500, the Coca-Cola 600, the Mountain Dew Southern 500 and the Winston 500 were carried over as four of the Winston No Bull 5 races in 1998. The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis was added to the line up of the Winston No Bull 5 that season. Las Vegas Motor Speedway replaced Indianapolis in 1999 and in 2000, Richmond International Raceway replaced Darlington Raceway. In 2001, the Pepsi 400 replaced the Daytona 500.

* Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett were the only drivers that won the Winston No Bull 5 $1 million bonus in the five races that it was available in 1998. Gordon did so twice, winning the Brickyard 400 and the Pepsi Southern 500. Jarrett claimed the final pay-off with his victory in the Winston 500. Gordon continued his winning ways, capturing the bonus in the season-opening Daytona 500 in 1999. Jeff Burton became the second winner of the $1 million in 1999. Burton won twice: the Coca-Cola 600 and the Pepsi Southern 500.

* The Winston No Bull 5 continued in 1999. The four "crown jewel" races were still included but the Las Vegas 400 replaced the Brickyard 400. The fan participation also continued with five fans, randomly selected, each paired with one of the five eligible drivers before the race. This allowed those fans the opportunity to watch their driver throughout the Winston No Bull 5 weekend.

* One fan is also guaranteed a matching bonus whenever a driver wins the $1 million in a Winston No Bull 5 event in the "They Win, You Win" fan sweepstakes.

* The No Bull 5 races for 2000 were the Daytona 500 at Daytona, the CarsDirect.com 400 at Las Vegas, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond 400 and the Winston 500 at Talladega.

* The Winston No Bull 5 races for the 2001 season are: the UAW-Damler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, the Pepsi 400 at Daytona, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond 400 and the EA Sports 500 at Talladega. In 2001, one of the five eligible fans for each Winston No Bull 5 event and 24 of his/her friends will receive a party with one of the Winston No Bull 5 drivers in the fan's hometown.

* Rodney Mims from Clanton, Ala., won the "They Win, You Win" fan sweepstakes $1 million bonus based on his pairing with race winner, Jeff Gordon, in the 2001 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas. There was no winner in the sweepstakes in the second and third Winston No Bull 5 races in 2001.

* The fans eligible for the fourth Winston No Bull 5 "They Win, You Win" fan sweepstakes at Richmond and their driver pairing:
* Doris DeBerry - Savannah, Tenn. (Jeff Burton)
* Sharon Bauer - Peoria, Ill. (Elliott Sadler)
* Eric Wolf - Peotone, Ill. (Bobby Labonte)
* Allen Fitch - Hamptonville, N.C. (Michael Waltrip)
* Joseph Brennan - Eufaula, Ala. (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)

Winston No Bull 5 Facts

* Six of the 10 Winston No Bull 5 $1 million winners won from a starting position of fifth or better. Jeff Gordon set a new standard with his victory in the 2001 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 from a 24th-place starting position. Dale Earnhardt started 20th in winning the 2000 Winston 500. Jeff Burton won the 1999 Pepsi Southern 500 from the 15th-starting position and started 11th in winning the 2000 CarsDirect.com 400.

* The five eligible Winston No Bull 5 drivers in the 2000 CarsDirect.com 400 at Las Vegas were all driving Fords.

* Ford and Chevrolet each have five Winston No Bull 5 victories while Pontiac and Dodge have yet to win a Winston No Bull 5 race.

* Bill Elliott's attempt at Las Vegas in 2000, was his first try at the $1 million Winston No Bull 5 bonus. Elliott won the first Winston million in 1985. and also qualified for the 2000 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte.

* Johnnie Bowser, from Charlotte, is the only fan to be selected at random to participate in two of the "They Win, You Win" fan sweepstakes. Winston No Bull 5 Performance

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Michael Waltrip , Elliott Sadler