<pre> WHAT: The 25th anniversary season of the True Value IROC series, race one of four. WHERE: Daytona International Speedway, 2.5-mile high-banked tri-oval. WHEN: Friday, February 16, 2001 1:30 p.m. (local time) BROADCAST: ESPN -...
WHAT: The 25th anniversary season of the True Value IROC series, race one of four.
WHERE: Daytona International Speedway, 2.5-mile high-banked tri-oval.
WHEN: Friday, February 16, 2001 1:30 p.m. (local time)
BROADCAST: ESPN - Sunday, February 18 at 5 p.m.
WHO: 12 drivers, competing at the invitation of True Value IROC race organizers.
TRUE VALUE IROC XXV DRIVERS
NAME: REPRESENTING: Kenny Brack CART FedEx Championship Series Jeff Burton NASCAR Winston Cup Series Eddie Cheever, Jr. Indy Racing Northern Light Series Mark Dismore Indy Racing Northern Light Series Dale Earnhardt NASCAR Winston Cup Series Scott Goodyear Indy Racing Northern Light Series Jeff Green NASCAR Busch Series Dale Jarrett NASCAR Winston Cup Series Bobby Labonte NASCAR Winston Cup Series Buddy Lazier Indy Racing Northern Light Series Ricky Rudd NASCAR Winston Cup Series Tony Stewart NASCAR Winston Cup Series DISTANCE: 100 Miles, 40 laps (Yellow flag laps do not count.) No pit stop required.
PURSE: Total $1,025,000 with $250,000 awarded to the Championship based on points standings at the end of the fourth race.
LINE UP: Starting order and car color determined by draw.
Last Year: Dale Earnhardt over Tony Stewart by .124 second.
SCHEDULE: Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 April 21, 2001 June 9, 2001 August 4, 2001 Talladega Superspeedway Michigan Int. Speedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.66 high-banked oval 2.0 mile high-banked oval 2.5 mile oval 101 miles (38 laps) 100 miles (50 laps) 100 miles (40 laps) Broadcast: ABC Sports Broadcast:ESPN Broadcast: ESPN Sunday, May 27,2001 (Same Day) Friday, August 10, 2001 Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET
True Value IROC at Daytona Fast Facts:
*Winningest Driver, Dale Earnhardt with 6 wins: '92, '94, '95, '96, '99, 2000
*Only other multiple winner, Bill Elliott with 2 wins: '88, '93.
*2/16/2001 will be the 21st Daytona IROC event/20th on the oval. Inaugural Daytona IROC race (2/14/74) was on the 3.81-mile road course.
*Daytona True Value IROC events have been won twice from the last starting position (12th): Rusty Wallace in '89 and Al Unser, Jr. in '97.
*Daytona True Value IROC events have been won four times from the pole position: Mark Donohue in '74, Bill Elliott in '88 (led start to finish) and Dale Earnhardt in '94 and 2000.
*Wins by division: (20) 1-SCCA, 1-USAC, 1-FIA, 3-CART, 13-Winston Cup.
*Daytona Race Record: 187.793 mph, 31 minutes, 57 seconds, Dale Earnhardt, IROC 20, 2/16/96.
*Only rain shortened event in IROC history: IROC 22, 2/13/98, winner-Jeff Gordon.