Daytona Speedweeks Fact Sheet

THE RACE: THE BUD SHOOTOUT What: A 25-lap race for eligible drivers who won poles during the 1999 Winston Cup season, following the running of a 25-lap qualifying race for last season's fastest second-round qualifiers Race: Sunday, February...

THE RACE: THE BUD SHOOTOUT

What: A 25-lap race for eligible drivers who won poles during the 1999 Winston Cup season, following the running of a 25-lap qualifying race for last season's fastest second-round qualifiers

Race: Sunday, February 13, 2000 in Daytona, FL

TV: Qualifier Race ESPN 11am/et; the Shootout CBS 12:00noon/et

1999 Race Winner: Mark Martin; Qualifier Race Winner: Mike Skinner

Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 25 laps each, 62.5 miles each

Practice: Friday, Feb 11th, 4:30-5:30pm/et; Saturday, Feb 12th, 9:45-10:30am/et and one hour after the Goody's Dash Series race

THE RACE: THE GATORADE TWIN 125's

Races: Thursday, February 17, 2000 in Daytona, FL

Start Time: Race 1) 12:30pm/et with Race 2 starting after the 1st

TV: CBS - Tape Delayed on Saturday, Feb 19th from 2:30-4:00pm/et (after BGN race)

1999 Race Winners: 1) Bobby Labonte; 2) Dale Earnhardt

THE RACE: THE DAYTONA 500

Preview: on CBS Feb 6th from 12:00noon to 1:00pm/et

Race: Sunday, February 20, 2000 in Daytona, FL

TV: CBS 12:00noon/et

1999 Race Winner: Jeff Gordon

Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 200 laps, 500 miles

Practice: Friday, Feb 11th 10:00am-12:00noon/et; 12:30-2:50pm/et(TV-ESPN2 including Bud Shootout Practice tp 4:30pm/et); Saturday, Feb 12th, 8:30-9:40am/et; Monday, Feb 14th, 10:00-11:30am/et; Tuesday, Feb 15th, 12:30-2:25pm/et; Wednesday, Feb 16th, 10:30am-12:00noon; Friday, Feb 18th, 9:10-10:15am/et

Happy Hour Practice: Saturday, Feb 19th, after the BGN race, TV-? First

Round Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-2 and the Gatorade Twin 125's lineup, Saturday, Feb 12th at 12:00noon/et, TV-CBS and live via MRN radio/internet(link below) Second-Round Qualifying: Monday, Feb 14th at 1:00-1:55pm/et for 2 laps

The traditional third round of qualifying has been discontinued effective this year.

Event/Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, 210.364mph, February 1987

Last Year's Pole Sitter: Jeff Gordon, 195.067mph

Pit Road Speed: 65mph

HOW TO MAKE THE DAYTONA 500

The Daytona 500 has a different qualifying format. Only the two fastest drivers secure starting spots for the 500 in that first round. Drivers can stand on Saturday's speed or try to go faster on Tuesday's in second-round qualifying. Once a driver elects to go again, his previous speed is wiped off the slate and the new speed becomes his official mark. After qualifying ends on Tuesday, the speeds will be used to set the lineups for Thursday's Gatorade 125-mile qualifying races. Odd numbers -- first, third, fifth and so on -- go in the first race, even numbers in the second. Results from the 125s will set positions 3 through 30 for the 500. The next six spots in the 500 field will go to the drivers with the six best qualifying speeds who have not yet made the field. The final seven spots go to provisional starters based on last season's car owner points standings. One of the biggest gaps in Winston Cup racing falls between the second- and third-fastest qualifiers on Saturday. The second-fastest driver is assured of starting on the outside of the front row for the 500. The third-fastest, however, could start the main event as far back as 31st depending on how he does in his 125-miler.(That's Racin')

The Track: Daytona International Speedway is a tri-oval with 31-degree banking in the turns, 18-degree banking in the tri-oval and 6-degree banking on the straightaways. Daytona International Speedway

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Labonte , Mike Skinner , Mark Martin