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...

* 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 season ending point's standings. Earnhardt has 14 top-five point standing finishes and has finished in the top-three in the points 11 times.

* This was Earnhardt best finish since 1995 when he finished second to Jeff Gordon.

* The GM Goodwrench Service Plus team won two events Atlanta (March 12) and Talladega (Oct. 15) marking his 75th and 76th Career Winston Cup victories.

* The GM Goodwrench Service Plus team was in the top-five in the points for 31 of the 34 races that made up the 2000 season.

<pre> RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/GM GOODWRENCH SERVICE PLUS 2000 PERFORMANCE RECORD

Date Track ST FN Laps laps led Money Points 02/20 Daytona 21 21 200(200) $116,075 21 -85 02/27 Rockingham 4 2 393(393) 1 $ 78,610 7 65 03/05 Las Vegas 33 9 148(148)* $ 94,900 7 73 03/12 Atlanta 35 1 325(325) 34 $123,100 3 68 03/19 Darlington 4 3 293(293) $ 66,590 3 32 03/26 Bristol 11 39 346(500) 2 $ 45,215 5 131 04/02 Texas 17 7 334(334) $108,750 4 155 04/09 Martinsville 17 9 500(500) 41 $ 48,550 5 144 04/16 Talladega 4 3 188(188) 5 $ 92,630 4 98 04/30 California 35 17 250(250) $ 59,075 5 132 05/06 Richmond 31 10 400(400) 18 $ 52,800 5 78 05/28 Charlotte 15 3 400(400) 23 $103,250 4 83 06/04 Dover 30 6 399(400) 48 $ 75,455 3 98 06/11 Michigan 9 2 194(194)* $ 80,575 2 98 06/19 Pocono (a) 16 4 200(200) 17 $ 87,495 2 57 06/25 Sears Point 29 6 112(112) $ 65,165 2 67 07/01 Daytona 18 8 160(160) $ 64,375 2 52 07/09 Loudon 24 6 274(274)* $ 69,425 2 42 07/23 Pocono 25 25 199(200) 5 $ 48,915 3 107 08/05 Indianapolis 8 8 60(160) $143,510 3 145 08/12 Watkins Glen 3b 25 90(90) $ 45,180 3 217 08/20 Michigan 37 6 200(200) $ 51,190 3 237 08/26 Bristol 17 4 500(500) 2 $ 62,980 3 195 09/03 Darlington 6 3 328(328)* 47 $ 82,745 3 205 09/09 Richmond 22 2 400(400) $ 81,190 2 158 09/17 Loudon 37 12 299(300) $ 62,550 4 201 09/24 Dover 37 17 398(400) $ 63,390 2 248 10/01 Martinsville 12 2 500(500) $ 77,925 2 213 10/08 Charlotte 37 11 334(334) 55 $ 58,750 3 258 10/15 Talladega 20 1 188(188) 34 $1,135,900@ 2 210 10/22 Rockingham 27 17 393(393) 1 $ 46,625 2 201 11/05 Phoenix 31 9 312(312) 1 $ 69,300 2 218 11/12 Homestead 37 20 267(264) $ 60,700 3 280 11/19 Atlanta (a) 8 2 325(325) 12 $ 99,750 2 265

* Race shortened due to rain a Race postponed to next day due to weather b Starting field determined by points standings
Million Dollar bonus from R. J. Reynolds

CAREER quick facts

Birth Date: April 29, 1951 Birth Place: Kannapolis, NC Height: 6'0 Weight: 195 lbs. Wife: Teresa

Daughters: Taylor Nicole (12-20-88) Kelley King (8-28-72)

Sons: Ralph Dale, Jr. (10-10-74) Kerry Dale (12-8-69)

MILESTONES

* Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion (1980, 1986, 1987, 1990,

1991, 1993, 1994).

* 76 career Winston Cup wins in 674 starts -- Sixth on the all-time list. Currently second on all-time consecutive start list with 647 starts. Holds Winston Cup record for consecutive finishes with 53.

* All-time American motorsports career winnings leader with $41,013,436

* All-time Winston Cup career winnings leader with $40,238,116

* 1998 Daytona 500 winner

* Only six-time winner of the Busch Clash -- 1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995.

* Only three-time winner of the Winston All-Star race -- 1987, 1990, 1993.

* 12 time winner of the 125-mile qualifying race at Daytona -- including 10 consecutive from 1990 through 1999.

* Seven-time winner of the Goody's 300 Busch Series race at Daytona -- including five straight (1990 - 1994).

* Five-time NMPA Driver of the Year -- 1980, 1987, 1990, 1994. Co-Winner with

Tim Richmond in 1986.

* Rookie of the Year -- 1979.

* Four-time winner of the International Race of Champions title -- 1990,'95,'99, 2000

* Father, the late Ralph Earnhardt, won NASCAR Sportsman Championship in 1956.

* Two-time American Driver of the Year -- 1987, 1994.

* First Winston Cup driver to drive at Suzuka Circuitland, Japan.

* First American driver to receive AUTOSPORTS Gregor Grant Award.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1975 First career Winston Cup start was at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the World 600. Started 33rd and finished 22nd, completing 355 of 400 laps driving for Ed Negre. He earned $2,425 and finished one position ahead of Richard Childress.

1979 Earned Rookie of the Year title. Won first Winston Cup race, the Southern 500, at Bristol International Raceway. Won first career pole position in NAPA 400 at Riverside Raceway in 24th career attempt.

1980 Won first Winston Cup Championship in only second full season. Only driver to win rookie title and championship back-to-back.

First superspeedway win came in the Atlanta 500 in his 41st career start.

1981 Won first $1 million with 25th-place finish at Martinsville in his 76th start.

1986 Won second NASCAR Winston Cup Championship with five wins, 16 top-five and 23 top-ten finishes.

Shared NMPA Driver of the Year award with Tim Richmond.

1987 Won third NASCAR Winston Cup Championship by capturing 11 races, 21 top- five and 24 top-ten finishes in 29 races. Also won the Winston.

Was named American Driver of the Year and NMPA Driver of the Year.

1990 Earned his fourth Series title on the strength of nine wins, 18 top-five and 23 top-ten finishes. Earned four poles and won a then record $3,083,056 -- $1,059,690 on superspeedways, also a record. NMPA Driver of the Year.

1991 Fifth NASCAR Winston Cup Championship and second straight championship.

1993 Won sixth NASCAR Championship title by winning six points races in addition to two Busch Grand National races, the Winston, the Busch Clash, and a 125 mile qualifier. Posted 17 top-five and 21 top ten finishes. Won a NASCAR Winston Cup record $3,353,789, breaking his old record set in 1990.

1994 Won seventh NASCAR Winston Cup Championship by winning four points races (Darlington, Bristol, Talladega, Rockingham). Posted 21 top-five and 25 top-ten finishes. Two poles (Pepsi 400, Die Hard 500). Won championship with a 444 point lead over second place Mark Martin. Won $3,300,733 in winnings, topping the $3 million mark for the third time in five years.

NMPA Driver of the Year, American Driver of the Year.

1995 Won sixth Busch Clash and eighth 125-mile qualifier at Daytona. Won 2nd IROC championship with two victories at Daytona and Talladega. Five wins -- N. Wilkesboro, Sears Point Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Three poles -- Purolator 500, Pepsi 400, and Miller Genuine Draft 400. He finished second in Winston Cup points, 34 behind Jeff Gordon.

1996 Won the pole position for the Daytona 500. Won a record ninth 125 mile qualifying race and the team's seventh consecutive. Won IROC event at Daytona International Speedway. Two wins this season -- GM Goodwrench Service 400 at Rockingham, and Purolator 500 at Atlanta. Third driver to achieve 500 consecutive Winston Cup starts at Pocono, July 21st. (R. Petty, T. LaBonte). Won second pole at Watkins Glen with a new track record, two weeks after breaking collar-bone and sternum. First NASCAR Winston Cup driver to test at Suzuka Circuitland, Japan, January 14th. Finished fourth in the points standings. Won "Gregor Grant Award" from AUTOSPORT Magazine for lifetime achievement.

1997 First driver to reach $30 million in All-time American motorsports winnings. He surpassed the mark at Pocono Raceway, July 20th, 1997. Completed every race in the 1997 season continuing a Winston Cup record of 45 consecutive races running at the finish. First race car driver to appear on box of Wheaties Cereal.

Captured his first Daytona 500 win in his 20th start in that race. Broke a 59-race winless streak. Won over $1,000,000 for Daytona 500 victory. Set Winston Cup record for finishing 53 consecutive races with streak at Talladega in April. First NASCAR driver to address National Press Club in Washington, DC. Cameo appearances on King of the Hill television program and the motion picture BASEKetball. Made 600th career Winston Cup start at Dover on 9/20/98. Finished 8th in the Winston Cup point standings, marking his 18th top-10 finish in the point standings throughout his 20-year career.

1999 Won 10th consecutive Twin 125-mile qualifying and International Race of Champions (IROC) races at Daytona International Speedway, marking his record 33rd and 34th victories at Daytona International Speedway . Dale Earnhardt Jr. competed in first IROC event making it the first time the father and son raced against each other in the United States. Won second IROC event in 1999 at Talladega Superspeedway. Won first race of the season and 72nd of his career at Talladega Superspeedway April 25th. Earnhardt and Earnhardt Jr. competed against each other in first Winston Cup points race at Lowe's Motor Speedway, May 30th. Results No. 3 finished sixth, No. 8 finished 16th. Won third consecutive IROC race at Michigan Speedway with a .007 lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Won his third IROC title by one point over Mark Martin at the final IROC race of the season held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Started 600th consecutive Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen. Won his 73rd career NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway August 28th. Won his 74th career NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway sweeping both events at Talladega for the 1999 season. Finished seventh in series points standings giving him his 19th top-10 finish in the points in 21 seasons.

2000 Began his 22nd full season on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit. Won the season opening IROC event at Daytona Int'l Spwy. adding to his record number of wins at DIS with 34. The win also tied him with Al Unser Jr for most wins in the IROC series. Named ESPY award winner for Driver of the Decade (1990's). Listed as 36th in FORBES Power 100 list of most powerful celebrities and athletes for the second year. Won 75th career victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 12th. Won first Winston Cup race as a car owner on April 2nd, when his son Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speed for his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory. Drove pop artist Peter Max designed Monte Carlo in the Winston. Won fourth IROC championship by three points over Mark Martin. Tied with Martin for most IROC championships (4).Competed in NASCAR Winston Cup event at Michigan Speedway(8/20) against both sons Kerry and Dale Jr. it was the first time in the NASCAR "modern era" history that a father raced against two sons. Won 76th NWC victory at Talladega Superspeedway, October 15th capturing a Million dollars bonus from R.J. Reynolds. Finished second in the NASCAR point standings.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Tim Richmond , Mark Martin , Al Unser