1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
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Dale Jarrett, the 1999 Cup Series champion
Bobby Labonte finished second in the championship standings
Mark Martin finished third in the championship standings

The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on Sunday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. Dale Jarrett, representing Robert Yates Racing, was crowned the champion. The NASCAR Manufacturers' Championship was won by the Ford drivers with 13 wins and 231 points over second place Chevrolet who had 12 wins and 210 points.[1]

Teams and Drivers[edit]

Complete schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief
Chevrolet Andy Petree Racing 33 Ken Schrader Sammy Johns
55 Kenny Wallace Jimmy Elledge
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1 Steve Park Phillipe Lopez 10
Steve Hmiel 1
Paul Andrews 23
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Terry Labonte Andy Graves
24 Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham27
Brian Whitesell7
25 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Tony Furr
Joe Bessey Motorsports 60 Geoffrey Bodine Jim Long
Larry Hedrick Motorsports 41 David Green 25 Tim Brewer 1
Mike Hill 2
Donnie Disharoon 31
Dick Trickle 3
Derrike Cope 4
Gary Bradberry 1
Marcis Auto Racing 71 Dave Marcis 33 Bob Marcis
R. K. Smith 1
Mattei Motorsports 7 Michael Waltrip Bobby Kennedy
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Bobby Hamilton Charlie Pressley 1
Gary DeHart 33
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt Kevin Hamlin
31 Mike Skinner Larry McReynolds
Team SABCO 40 Sterling Marlin Corrie Stott 11
Tony Glover 1
Scott Eggleston 22
42 Joe Nemechek Scott Eggleston 12
Tony Glover 22
Ford Bill Elliott Racing 94 Bill Elliott Joe Garone 6
Jerry Pitts 4
Wayne Orme 23
Ernie Elliott 1
Brett Bodine Racing 11 Brett Bodine Gere Kennon 20
Rick Gay 14
Butch Mock Motorsports
Galaxy Motorsports
75 Ted Musgrave 33 Jon Wolfe20
Greg Ely 14
Hut Stricklin 1
Cale Yarborough Motorsports 98 Rick Mast Michael McSwain10
Jerry Pitts3
Mark Tutor15
Dan Glauz6
Haas-Carter Motorsports 23 Jimmy Spencer Donnie Wingo
66 Darrell Waltrip Donnie Disharoon 3
Joe Snyder 1
Travis Carter 5
Mark Tutor 6
Phillippe Lopez 18
Jasper Motorsports 77 Robert Pressley Newt Moore11
Charley Pressley 23
Melling Racing 9 Jerry Nadeau 22 Jeff Buice 13
Newt Moore 17
Kevin Cram 4
Steve Grissom 3
Rich Bickle 5
Stacy Compton 4
Penske Racing
Penske-Kranefuss Racing
2 Rusty Wallace Robin Pemberton
12 Jeremy Mayfield Paul Andrews 11
Peter Sospenzo 23
Robert Yates Racing 28 Kenny Irwin, Jr. Doug Richert 30
Ray Fox 4
88 Dale Jarrett Todd Parrott
Roush Racing 6 Mark Martin Jimmy Fennig
16 Kevin Lepage James Ince 7
Tommy Morgan 1
Skip Eyler 11
Pat Tryson 30
26 Johnny Benson, Jr. Bobby Leslie 10
Pat Tryson 13
Tommy Morgan 11
97 Chad Little Jeff Hammond
99 Jeff Burton Frank Stoddard
Rudd Performance Motorsports 10 Ricky Rudd Bill Ingle 4
Dan Stillman 6
Michael McSwain 24
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Elliott Sadler (R) Mike Beam
Pontiac Bahari Racing
Eel River Racing
30 Derrike Cope 22 Dan Glauz 19
Barry Dodson 15
Todd Bodine 9
Mike Bliss 2
Buckshot Jones (R)1
Bill Davis Racing 22 Ward Burton Tommy Baldwin, Jr.
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Bobby Labonte Jimmy Makar
20 Tony Stewart (R) Greg Zipadelli
MB2 Motorsports 36 Ernie Irvan 21 Ryan Pemberton
Dick Trickle 1
Jerry Nadeau 12
Petty Enterprises 43 John Andretti Robbie Loomis
44 Kyle Petty Doug Hewitt
Tyler Jet Motorsports 45 Rich Bickle 24 Phil Hammer 7
Bill Ingle 3
James Ince 24
Jack Sprague 1
David Green 9

Limited schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief Round(s)
Chevrolet Barkdoll Racing 73 Ken Bouchard 1
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tony Eury, Sr. 5
DeVane Racing 08 Harris DeVane 1
Glen Morgan Racing 84 Glen Morgan 1
AC Motorsports 89 Austin Cameron 2
Gerhart Racing Bobby Gerhart 1
LJ Racing 91 Steve Grissom Skip Eyler 8
Joe Falk 1
Nicholas Short 9
4
Dick Trickle 12
Hut Stricklin 1
Morgan Shepherd 1
Jack Baldwin 1
Tom Baldwin, Sr. 1
Derrike Cope 2
Tim Fedewa 1
Andy Hillenburg 2
Rich Bickle 1
Marcis Auto Racing 72 Jim Sauter 1
Marsh Racing 13 Ted Christopher Kevin Cram 1
Metcalf Motorsports 70 John Metcalf 1
Midwest Transit Racing 50 Dan Pardus (R) John McQueen 2
Jay Born 2
3
Billy Standridge 1
Ron Hornaday, Jr. 1
Ricky Craven John Monsam 13
NEMCO Motorsports 87 Ron Fellows Brian Pattie 1
Petty-Huggins Racing 84 Stanton Barrett (R) 1
Ken Bouchard 3
Team SABCO 01 Jeff Green Bob Temple 2
Steve Grissom 2
Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2
T.R.I.X. Racing 79 Norm Benning Ted Walters 1
Andy Belmont 1
Ford 1
Bill Elliott Racing 13 Dick Trickle Wayne Orme 1
Bud Moore Engineering
Fenley-Moore Motorsports
15 Jeff Green 1
Derrike Cope 2
62 Lance Hooper 1
CSG Racing 59 Mark Gibson Tony Gibson 1
Davis Racing Enterprises 92 Jeff Davis
Morgan Shepherd
Brian Bass 1
Donlavey Racing 90 Mike Harmon (R)
Mike Wallace
Greg Connor 19
Junie Donlavey 7
1
Morgan Shepherd 3
Stanton Barrett (R) 9
Ed Berrier 7
Loy Allen, Jr. 1
Hut Stricklin 6
Hover Motorsports 80 Andy Hillenburg 1
Gary Bradberry 2
Irvan-Simo Racing 14 Randy LaJoie Jerry Baxter 3
Boris Said 5
Buckshot Jones (R) 1
Jenn West Motorsports 38 Butch Gilliland 3
Mansion Motorsports 85 Carl Long 2
Meacham Racing 04 Andy Belmont 1
Phoenix Air Racing 61 David Murry Bob Bissinger 2
Bob Strait Donnie Straight 2
Pinnacle Motorsports 81 Morgan Shepherd 1
Roehrig Motorsports 19 Tom Hubert Mike Bodick 1
Ron Burns Racing 68 Ron Burns 1
Roush Racing 17 Matt Kenseth Robbie Reiser 5
SBIII Motorsports 58 Ricky Craven Mike Hillman 25
Jerry Pitts 6
13
Loy Allen, Jr. 3
Sean Woodside 1
Hut Stricklin 6
Standridge Motorsports 47 Billy Standridge Dave Smith 1
Triad Motorsports 78 Gary Bradberry Hut Stricklin 1
Ultra Motorsports 32 Mike Wallace Tim Brewer 3
Pontiac Bill Davis Racing 93 Dave Blaney Gil Martin 5
Buckshot Racing 00 Buckshot Jones (R) Tony Barclay 17
FAIN Motorsports
Shepherd Racing
05 Morgan Shepherd 4
Golden Gate Racing Team 96 Steve Portenga 1
Joyner-Kersee Racing 19 Tom Hubert Mike Bodick 2
Paul Gentilozzi 1
Midgley Motorsports 09 Mike Borkowski 1

Bud Shootout[edit]

The exhibition Bud Shootout race, for drivers who had won a pole position in the previous season or had won the event before, was held on February 7, 1999, at Daytona International Speedway. Rusty Wallace drew the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 33-Ken Schrader
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 31-Mike Skinner
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 22-Ward Burton
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace
  8. 88-Dale Jarrett
  9. 98-Rick Mast
  10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

Gatorade Twin 125's[edit]

The Gatorade Twin 125's, a pair of qualifying races for the Daytona 500, were held February 12, 1999 at Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart won the pole positions for the races, respectively.

Race One: Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 33-Ken Schrader
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 26-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 7-Michael Waltrip
  8. 77-Robert Pressley
  9. 40-Sterling Marlin
  10. 5-Terry Labonte

Race Two: Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 31-Mike Skinner
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 16-Kevin Lepage
  8. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  9. 22-Ward Burton
  10. 30-Derrike Cope

Daytona 500[edit]

Main article: 1999 Daytona 500

The 1999 Daytona 500 was held February 14, 1999 at Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole. In winning the race as well, he became the first Daytona 500 pole sitter to win the race since Bill Elliott in 1987. This race is known for Gordon's daring three-wide pass on Rusty Wallace and Mike Skinner. Gordon passed Wallace after ducking to the apron, nearly plowing into the damaged car of Ricky Rudd. Skinner jumped to the outside and they raced three-wide for three laps until Dale Earnhardt gave Gordon the needed push. The race was also known for a determined Dale Earnhardt repeatedly trying to pass Jeff Gordon for the lead on the final lap, but Gordon beat Earnhardt to the finish. The race was also marked by a large crash on lap 135 in turn 3 that collected 13 cars and saw Dale Jarrett flip over twice.

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  4. 31-Mike Skinner
  5. 7-Michael Waltrip
  6. 33-Ken Schrader
  7. 44-Kyle Petty
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 97-Chad Little
  10. 98-Rick Mast

Failed to qualify: 50-Dan Pardus*, 59-Mark Gibson, 72-Jim Sauter, 48-Glen Morgan, 81-Morgan Shepherd, 78-Gary Bradberry, 73-Ken Bouchard, 15-Jeff Green, 80-Andy Hillenburg, 84-Stanton Barrett, 47-Billy Standridge, 41-David Green, 00-Buckshot Jones*, 91-Steve Grissom, 13-Dick Trickle, and 79-Norm Benning.

  • This was the first Winston No Bull 5 race of the season. Jeff Gordon won the bonus.

Dura Lube/Big K 400[edit]

The Dura Lube/Big K 400 was held February 21, 1999, at North Carolina Speedway. Ricky Rudd won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 31-Mike Skinner
  7. 5-Terry Labonte
  8. 60-Geoffrey Bodine
  9. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  10. 2-Rusty Wallace

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#30), Buckshot Jones (#00), Billy Standridge (#50), Rich Bickle (#45)

Las Vegas 400[edit]

The Las Vegas 400 was held March 7, 1999, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 22-Ward Burton
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 31Mike Skinner
  5. 18-Bobby Labonte
  6. 36-Ernie Irvan
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 5-Terry Labonte
  9. 2-Rusty Wallace
  10. 6-Mark Martin

Failed to qualify: Ted Musgrave (#75), Kyle Petty (#44), Robert Pressley (#77), Ron Hornaday (#50), Butch Gilliland (#38), Dave Marcis (#71), Morgan Shepherd (#92), Ron Burns (#68), Austin Cameron (#89)

Cracker Barrel 500[edit]

The Cracker Barrel 500 was held March 14, 1999 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 31-Mike Skinner
  7. 36-Ernie Irvan
  8. 22-Ward Burton
  9. 97-Chad Little
  10. 7-Michael Waltrip

Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (#77), Steve Grissom (#91), Morgan Shepherd (#90), Harris DeVane (#08)

  • Gordon's win made him the second driver after Bobby Labonte to win on both of the configurations at Atlanta, after winning only 1 race on the 1.522 mile when he won in the spring of 1995.

1999 TranSouth Financial 400[edit]

The TranSouth Financial 400 was held March 21, 1999 at Darlington Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was halted on lap 164 due to rain and never resumed. Jeff Burton (the leader at the time) was involved in a multi car wreck that occurred just as the rain started pouring, but managed to limp across the start/finish line to take the win. Jeff Gordon was running 2nd before being passed by Jeremy Mayfield after being involved in the same wreck, Gordon still finished 3rd. Bobby Labonte injured his shoulder in a practice crash Matt Kenseth filled in

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 22-Ward Burton
  9. 43-John Andretti
  10. 18-Matt Kenseth

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#30), Dave Marcis (#71), Rich Bickle (#45)

Primestar 500[edit]

The Primestar 500 was held March 28, 1999, at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenny Irwin, Jr. won the pole. The race was notable for Terry Labonte claiming his first victory in his home state of Texas.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 99-Jeff Burton
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 40-Sterling Marlin
  10. 21-Elliott Sadler

Failed to qualify: Dick Trickle (#91), Stanton Barrett (#90), Kyle Petty (#44), Dave Marcis (#71), Ken Bouchard (#84)

Food City 500[edit]

The Food City 500 was held April 11, 1999, at Bristol Motor Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole, and led over 400 of the 500 laps on his way to a dominating victory.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 43-John Andretti
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 24-Jeff Gordon
  7. 75-Ted Musgrave
  8. 44-Kyle Petty
  9. 22-Ward Burton
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt

Failed to qualify: Rich Bickle (#45), Stanton Barrett (#90), Derrike Cope (#30), Carl Long (#85)

Goody's Body Pain 500[edit]

The Goody's Body Pain 500 was held April 18, 1999, at Martinsville Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 43-John Andretti
  2. 99-Jeff Burton
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 31-Mike Skinner
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 55-Kenny Wallace
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace
  8. 88-Dale Jarrett
  9. 33-Ken Schrader
  10. 44-Kyle Petty

Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (#71), Morgan Shepherd (#90), Buckshot Jones (#00)

  • This was the last time until the 2014 Coke Zero 400 that the famous 43 car visited victory lane in a Cup Series race

DieHard 500[edit]

The DieHard 500 was held April 25, 1999, at Talladega Superspeedway. Ken Schrader won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3 -Dale Earnhardt
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 6 -Mark Martin
  4. 18-Bobby Labonte
  5. 20-Tony Stewart
  6. 33-Ken Schrader
  7. 55-Kenny Wallace
  8. 9 -Jerry Nadeau
  9. 43-John Andretti
  10. 94-Bill Elliott

Failed to qualify:Ken Bouchard (#84), Dan Pardus (#50), Derrike Cope (#30), Loy Allen Jr. (#90), Dick Trickle (#91)

  • This race marked the first time since 1993 that a Hendrick Motorsports car did not finish in the top ten of a Winston Cup race.

California 500 Presented by NAPA[edit]

The California 500 Presented by NAPA was held May 2, 1999, at California Speedway. Since qualifying was rained out the lineup was set by owner's points, and Jeff Burton started on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 99-Jeff Burton
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 20-Tony Stewart
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 22-Ward Burton
  7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  8. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  9. 5-Terry Labonte
  10. 31-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: Boris Said (#14), Hut Stricklin (#90), Buckshot Jones (#00), Butch Gilliland (#38)

Pontiac Excitement 400[edit]

The Pontiac Excitement 400 was held May 15, 1999, at Richmond International Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 42-Joe Nemechek
  7. 44Kyle Petty
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 22-Ward Burton
  10. 91-Rich Bickle

Failed to qualify: Buckshot Jones (#00), Dave Marcis (#71), Hut Stricklin (#90)

  • After troubles by points leader Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett would not only win this race, but inherit the points lead and hold it for the rest of 1999

The Winston[edit]

The Winston, NASCAR's all-star race, was held May 22, 1999, at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 20-Tony Stewart
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 60-Geoffrey Bodine
  7. 40-Sterling Marlin
  8. 7-Michael Waltrip
  9. 94-Bill Elliott
  10. 43-John Andretti

Coca-Cola 600[edit]

The Coca-Cola 600 was held May 30, 1999 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 20-Tony Stewart
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 33-Ken Schrader
  8. 22-Ward Burton
  9. 31-Mike Skinner
  10. 12-Jeremy Mayfield

Failed to qualify: Jeff Green (#01), Dick Trickle (#91), Dave Marcis (#71), Derrike Cope (#30), Ricky Craven (#58), Dan Pardus (#50), Morgan Shepherd (#05), Randy LaJoie (#14), Carl Long (#85)

MBNA Platinum 400[edit]

The MBNA Platinum 400 was held June 6, 1999 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 20-Tony Stewart
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 2-Rusty Wallace
  7. 26-Johnny Benson
  8. 99-Jeff Burton
  9. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  10. 28-Kenny Irwin Jr.

Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (#66), Buckshot Jones (#00), Hut Stricklin (#90)

Kmart 400[edit]

The Kmart 400 was held June 13, 1999 at Michigan Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 22-Ward Burton
  5. 18-Bobby Labonte
  6. 1-Steve Park
  7. 36-Ernie Irvan
  8. 43-John Andretti
  9. 20-Tony Stewart
  10. 6-Mark Martin

Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (#71), Hut Stricklin (#90), Buckshot Jones (#00)

  • This race was run caution-free. It was therefore the fastest NASCAR Cup race at MIS, Dale Jarrett's average speed being 173.997 mph.

Pocono 500[edit]

The Pocono 500 was held June 20, 1999, at Pocono Raceway. Sterling Marlin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 40-Sterling Marlin
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 36-Ernie Irvan
  9. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: Hut Stricklin (#90), Loy Allen Jr. (#58), Derrike Cope (#30)

Save Mart/Kragen 350[edit]

The Save Mart/Kragen 350 was held June 27, 1999, at Sears Point Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole. Two flips occurred in the race, first when #1 of Steve Park got sideways in turn 1, hitting the guardrail and flipping once. He was uninjured. The #33 of Ken Schrader flipped as well. In the same area of the track Park had crashed earlier, Schrader got sideways causing the car to go over the fence and roll two and a half times. Schrader was also uninjured.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 43-John Andretti
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  6. 88-Dale Jarrett
  7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  8. 44-Kyle Petty
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 7-Michael Waltrip

Failed to qualify: R.K. Smith (#71), Austin Cameron (#89), Sean Woodside (#58), John Metcalf (#70), Mike Borkowski (#09), Boris Said (#14), Steve Portenga (#96), David Murry (#61)

Pepsi 400[edit]

Main article: 1999 Pepsi 400

The Pepsi 400 was held July 3, 1999, at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 31-Mike Skinner
  5. 18-Bobby Labonte
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 22-Ward Burton
  8. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  9. 36-Ernie Irvan
  10. 5-Terry Labonte

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#30), Hut Stricklin (#91), Ken Bouchard (#84), Robert Pressley (#77), Stanton Barrett (#90)

Jiffy Lube 300[edit]

The Jiffy Lube 300 was held July 11, 1999 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 55-Kenny Wallace
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 94-Bill Elliott
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 25-Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 20-Tony Stewart

Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (#77), Derrike Cope (#30), David Green (#41), Dave Marcis (#71)

  • Tony Stewart was only a couple of laps away from notching his first Cup Series win when he ran out of fuel

Pennsylvania 500[edit]

The Pennsylvania 500 was held July 25, 1999 at Pocono Raceway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 20-Tony Stewart
  5. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  6. 5-Terry Labonte
  7. 91-Rich Bickle
  8. 1-Steve Park
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 31-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#30), Morgan Shepherd (#91)

  • With this win, Bobby Labonte completed a rare sweep of races at Pocono Raceway for one season.
  • Elliott Sadler injured his left foot during qualifying. Morgan Shepherd was on standby, but was not used.
  • This was the final race where Ken Squier was the play-by-play announcer.

Brickyard 400[edit]

The Brickyard 400 was held August 7, 1999 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 22-Ward Burton
  7. 20-Tony Stewart
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 28-Ricky Rudd
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt

Failed to qualify: Rich Bickle (#45), Boris Said (#14), Brett Bodine (#11), Dick Trickle (#91), Steve Grissom (#01), Morgan Shepherd (#05), Jeff Davis/Lance Hooper (#62), Stanton Barrett (#90), Mike Wallace (#32), Gary Bradberry (#80), Buckshot Jones (#00), Bob Strait (#61)

Frontier at the Glen[edit]

The Frontier at the Glen was held August 13, 1999 at Watkins Glen International. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 87-Ron Fellows
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 9-Jerry Nadeau
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 25-Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  8. 44-Kyle Petty
  9. 31-Mike Skinner
  10. 6-Mark Martin

Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (#77), Derrike Cope (#30), Paul Gentilozzi (#19), Jack Baldwin (#91), Hut Stricklin (#58), Dave Marcis (#71)

  • This was Ernie Irvans last NASCAR Winston Cup Race

Pepsi 400 Presented by Meijer[edit]

The Pepsi 400 Presented by Meijer was held August 20, 1999 at Michigan Speedway. Ward Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 20-Tony Stewart
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  6. 97-Chad Little
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 58-Hut Stricklin
  10. 43-John Andretti

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#30), Stanton Barrett (#90), Darrell Waltrip (#66), Brett Bodine (#11), Tom Hubert (#19)

  • This was the race that saw former Michigan winner Ernie Irvan crash hard during practice, similar to a crash that he was involved in during the 1994 event. Dick Trickle subbed for Irvan for the Michigan race and then Jerry Nadeau took over for the remainder of the season.

Goody's Headache Powder 500[edit]

The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was held August 28, 1999 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole. This race came under some controversy when on the last lap, Dale Earnhardt spun out leader Terry Labonte, who collected Ricky Rudd and Stewart. Earnhardt was booed as he pulled into victory lane.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  3. 10-Ricky Rudd
  4. 24-Jeff Gordon
  5. 20-Tony Stewart
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 40-Sterling Marlin
  8. 5-Terry Labonte
  9. 22-Ward Burton
  10. 33-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Rich Bickle (#45), Dick Trickle (#91)

Pepsi Southern 500[edit]

The 50th Pepsi Southern 500 was held September 5, 1999, at Darlington Raceway. Kenny Irwin, Jr. won the pole. The race was halted on lap 270 due to rain. During the weekend of this race, Ernie Irvan announced his immediate retirement from racing due to injuries he suffered while testing his Busch Series car at Michigan International Speedway the previous month.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 22-Ward Burton
  3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 16-Kevin Lepage
  6. 42-Joe Nemechek
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 33-Ken Schrader
  10. 1-Steve Park

Failed to qualify: Todd Bodine (#30), Stanton Barrett (#90)

Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400[edit]

The Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 was held September 11, 1999 at Richmond International Raceway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 20-Tony Stewart*
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 40-Sterling Marlin
  5. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 75-Ted Musgrave
  9. 43-John Andretti
  10. 8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Failed to qualify: Jack Sprague (#45), Dave Marcis (#71), Hut Stricklin(#58), Stanton Barrett (#90), Tommy Baldwin (#91)

  • This was Tony Stewart's first NASCAR Winston Cup win

Dura Lube/Kmart 300[edit]

The Dura Lube/Kmart 300 was held September 19, 1999, at New Hampshire International Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 42-Joe Nemechek*
  2. 20-Tony Stewart
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 24-Jeff Gordon
  6. 2-Rusty Wallace
  7. 26-Johnny Benson
  8. 22-Ward Burton
  9. 98-Rick Mast
  10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (#66), Derrike Cope (#91), Dick Trickle (#41), Andy Belmont (#79)

  • This was Joe Nemechek's first NASCAR Winston Cup win

MBNA Gold 400[edit]

The MBNA Gold 400 was held September 26, 1999, at Dover Downs International Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 20-Tony Stewart
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 18-Bobby Labonte
  6. 99-Jeff Burton
  7. 97-Chad Little
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 1-Steve Park
  10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Dick Trickle (#41), Todd Bodine (#30), Darrell Waltrip (#66), Derrike Cope (#91), Andy Belmont (#79)

NAPA AutoCare 500[edit]

The NAPA AutoCare 500 was held October 3, 1999, at Martinsville Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 60-Geoffrey Bodine
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 55-Kenny Wallace
  6. 31-Mike Skinner
  7. 44-Kyle Petty
  8. 18-Bobby Labonte
  9. 99-Jeff Burton
  10. 88-Dale Jarrett

Failed to qualify: Ron Hornaday (#01), Dick Trickle (#41), Tim Fedewa (#91), Morgan Shepherd (#05)

UAW-GM Quality 500[edit]

The UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway was scheduled for October 10, 1999, but was held October 11 due to rain. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 31-Mike Skinner
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 22-Ward Burton
  6. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  7. 88-Dale Jarrett
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 16-Kevin Lepage
  10. 1-Steve Park

Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (#66), Dave Marcis (#71), Ed Berrier (#90), Gary Bradberry (#80), Hut Stricklin (#58), Andy Hillenburg (#91)

Winston 500[edit]

The Winston 500 was held October 17, 1999, at Talladega Superspeedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 10-Ricky Rudd
  4. 22-Ward Burton
  5. 55-Kenny Wallace
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 18-Bobby Labonte
  8. 99-Jeff Burton
  9. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Bobby Gerhart (#89), Robert Pressley (#77), Darrell Waltrip (#66), Hut Stricklin (#58)

  • This was the final Winston No Bull 5 race of 1999. The top five finishing order was eligible for the bonus at the 2000 Daytona 500.

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400[edit]

The Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 was held October 24, 1999, at North Carolina Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole. During the weekend for this race, the #58 SBIII Motorsports team closed its doors due to a sponsorship pullout.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 22-Ward Burton
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 43-John Andretti
  8. 40-Sterling Marlin
  9. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (#71), Rich Bickle (#91), Hut Stricklin (#58), Ed Berrier (#90)

Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500[edit]

The Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500 was held November 7, 1999, at Phoenix International Raceway. John Andretti won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 20-Tony Stewart
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 28-Ricky Rudd
  6. 88-Dale Jarrett
  7. 45-Kyle Petty
  8. 43-John Andretti
  9. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  10. 24-Jeff Gordon

Failed to qualify: Mike Wallace (#32)

Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart[edit]

The inaugural Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart was held November 14, 1999, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. David Green won the pole. During this race, Dale Jarrett clinched the Winston Cup Series championship and Tony Stewart broke Davey Allison's record for most wins in a rookie season.

Top Ten Results

  1. 20-Tony Stewart
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 31-Mike Skinner
  7. 44-Kyle Petty
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  10. 24-Jeff Gordon

Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (#71), Ed Berrier (#90), Derrike Cope (#41), Andy Belmont (#04), Bob Strait (#61)

NAPA 500[edit]

Main article: 1999 NAPA 500

The NAPA 500 was held November 21, 1999, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Lepage won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 97-Chad Little
  7. 10-Ricky Rudd
  8. 31-Mike Skinner
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (#66), Derrike Cope (#15), Hut Stricklin (#75), Ricky Craven (#50), Stacy Compton (#9), Morgan Shepherd (#05)

  • Bobby Labonte won the 1999 NAPA 500 despite starting back in the 37th position after using a provisional to make the race.

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett - 5262
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte - 5061
  3. 6-Mark Martin - 4943
  4. 20-Tony Stewart - 4774
  5. 99-Jeff Burton - 4733
  6. 24-Jeff Gordon - 4620
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt - 4492
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace - 4155
  9. 22-Ward Burton - 4062
  10. 31-Mike Skinner - 4003
  11. 12-Jeremy Mayfield - 3743
  12. 5-Terry Labonte - 3580
  13. 4-Bobby Hamilton - 3564
  14. 1-Steve Park - 3481
  15. 33-Ken Schrader - 3479
  16. 40-Sterling Marlin - 3397
  17. 43-John Andretti - 3394
  18. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. - 3367
  19. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr. - 3338
  20. 23-Jimmy Spencer - 3307
  21. 94-Bill Elliott - 3246
  22. 55-Kenny Wallace - 3210
  23. 97-Chad Little - 3193
  24. 21-Elliott Sadler - 3191
  25. 16-Kevin Lepage - 3185
  26. 44-Kyle Petty - 3103
  27. 60-Geoffrey Bodine - 3053
  28. 26-Johnny Benson - 3012
  29. 7-Michael Waltrip - 2974
  30. 42-Joe Nemechek - 2956
  31. 10-Ricky Rudd - 2922
  32. 98-Rick Mast - 2845
  33. 75-Ted Musgrave - 2689
  34. 9/36-Jerry Nadeau - 2686
  35. 11-Brett Bodine - 2351
  36. 41/45-David Green - 2320
  37. 66-Darrell Waltrip - 2158
  38. 45/9-Rich Bickle - 2149
  39. 77-Robert Pressley - 2050
  40. 36-Ernie Irvan - 1915
  41. 58/50-Ricky Craven - 1513
  42. 71-Dave Marcis - 1324
  43. 90/58-Hut Stricklin - 918
  44. 30/41-Derrike Cope - 915
  45. 00-Buckshot Jones - 676
  46. 30-Todd Bodine - 529
  47. 91-Dick Trickle - 528
  48. 8-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 500
  49. 17-Matt Kenseth - 434
  50. 91/9-Steve Grissom - 336
  51. 93-Dave Blaney - 332
  52. 90-Ed Berrier - 268
  53. 32-Mike Wallace - 185
  54. 87-Ron Fellows - 175
  55. 9-Stacy Compton - 174
  56. 19-Tom Hubert - 143
  57. 90-Stanton Barrett - 143
  58. 30-Mike Bliss - 104
  59. 14-Boris Said - 103
  60. 01-Jeff Green - 100
  61. 14-Randy LaJoie - 95
  62. 58-Loy Allen, Jr. - 86
  63. 01-Ron Hornaday, Jr. - 76
  64. 13-Ted Christopher - 70
  65. 90-Morgan Shepherd - 67
  66. 41-Gary Bradberry - 58
  67. 61-David Murry - 46
  68. 91-Andy Hillenburg - 34
  69. 38-Butch Gilliland - 34

Rookie of the Year[edit]

The 1999 Rookie of the Year battle was expected to be one of the most competitive in years but it really was not an issue. Tony Stewart ran away with three wins and a fourth place finish in points. Elliott Sadler, who was considered the top favorite for the award during the pre-season, only had one top-ten finish and was the only rookie besides Stewart to complete the full schedule. Buckshot Jones was another favorite, but a long string of DNQ's and DNF's forced him to cut back his schedule and abandon his run for the award. Stanton Barrett began the year with his own team, then left for Junie Donlavey, only making two races. Dan Pardus hoped to run a part-time schedule with Midwest Transit Racing, but he did not qualify for any of his attempts, and was released after the Coca-Cola 600. Finally, Mike Harmon was scheduled to drive the #90, but did not even attempt a race after a sponsorship fallout with Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standings: 1999 Manufacturer Standings". NASCAR; Turner Sports and Entertainment Digital Network. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 

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