2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

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2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season
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The 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began February 18 and ended October 28. Greg Biffle of Roush Racing was crowned the series champion.

See also: 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series

2000 Team Chart[edit]

Team Truck(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Addington Racing Chevrolet Silverado 60 Andy Houston CAT Rental Stores Mike Addington Rick Ren
Billy Ballew Motorsports Ford F-150 15 Barry Bodine Line-X Bedliners Billy Ballew Richie Wauters
Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram 4 Bobby Hamilton Dana Corporation Bobby Hamilton Tim Fowlkes
18 Joe Ruttman Danny Gill
Brevak Racing Ford F-150 31 John Young (R) n/a Shelly Brevak Jerry Hand
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford Milwaukee Electric Tool Tom Mitchell Mike Cheek
CJ Racing Ford F-150 27 Lonnie Rush, Jr. Hastings Premium Filters Mike Albernaz Mike Albernaz
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 24 Jack Sprague NetZero Rick Hendrick Dennis Connor
Impact Motorsports Dodge Ram 12 Carlos Contreras (R) Hot Wheels Russell Kersh Doug George
25 Randy Tolsma Citgo David Hodson Gary Showalter
86 Mike Cope RC Cola Bryan Berry
Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet Silverado 20 Coy Gibbs (R) MBNA Joe Gibbs Clinton Cram
K Automotive Racing Dodge Ram 1 Dennis Setzer Mopar Performance Kay Keselowski Howard Comstock
L&R Racing Chevrolet Silverado 90 Lance Norick Aventis Behring Ron Norick Paul Balmer
MacDonald Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 72 Randy MacDonald 3M Marrill MacDonald Stu Beckett
Martin Bros. Racing Ford F-150 98 Kenny Martin (R) Premier Truck Parts Angelo Martin Bud Haefele
MB Motorsports Ford F-150 26 Jamie McMurray (R) Mittler Tool Mike Mittler Mike Mittler
McGlynn Racing Chevrolet Silverado 00 Ryan McGlynn Buyers Choice/Howes Lubricator Raynard McGlynn Bob Kocher
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 46 Rob Morgan Acxiom David Dollar Tim Murphy
Petty Enterprises Dodge Ram 43 Steve Grissom Dodge Motorsports Richard Petty Fred Wanke
Phelon Motorsports Ford F-150 66 Rick Carelli Carlin Burners & Controls Dale Phelon Roland Wlodyka
Raptor Performance Motorsports Ford F-150 9 Lance Hooper (R) Garage Doors of Naples Marty Walsh n/a
Roush Racing Ford F-150 50 Greg Biffle W. W. Grainger Jack Roush Randy Goss
99 Kurt Busch (R) Exide Batteries Matt Chambers
SealMaster Racing Chevrolet Silverado 88 Terry Cook PickupTruck.com Duke Thorson Jerry Cook
Sonntag Racing Chevrolet Silverado 73 B. A. Wilson Sonntag Redi-Mix Kim Sonntag Joey Sonntag
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 75 Marty Houston Spears Manufacturing Wayne Spears Freddy Fryar
Team 23 Racing Chevrolet Silverado 23 Phil Bonifield Red Line Oil Tom Mazucchi Phil Bonifield
Team Menard Chevrolet Silverado 3 Bryan Reffner Menards John Menard, Jr. Les Back
Team Rensi Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 16 Jimmy Hensley n/a Ed Rensi Troy Selberg
Troxell Racing Chevrolet Silverado 93 Wayne Edwards (R) WorldBestBuy.com Lonnie Troxell Lonnie Troxell
Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 2 Mike Wallace Team ASE Racing Marlene Smith Tim Kohuth
Ware Racing Enterprises Chevrolet Silverado 51 Rick Ware (R) Dunlop Golf Rick Ware Cal Northrop

Daytona 250[edit]

Main article: 2000 Daytona 250

The inaugural Daytona 250 was held on February 18 at Daytona International Speedway. During this race, Geoffrey Bodine was involved in a serious accident that collected many trucks and damaged the fence, causing his truck to flip over several times and become engulfed in flames. He survived the accident. Also in this race, Kurt Busch makes his first start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and ended up finishing 2nd to Mike Wallace.

Top Ten Results

Driver # Make
1 Mike Wallace 2 Ford
2 Kurt Busch 99 Ford
3 Andy Houston 60 Chevrolet
4 Terry Cook 88 Chevrolet
5 Kenny Martin 98 Ford
6 Randy MacDonald 72 Chevrolet
7 Rick Carelli 66 Ford
8 Dennis Setzer 1 Dodge
9 Donnie Neuenberger 84 Ford
10 Steve Grissom 43 Dodge


Failed to qualify: Brad Teague (#04), Lance Hooper (#9), Rick Ware (#51), Peter Gibbons (#01), Carl Long (#91), Ricky Sanders (#19), Brian Sockwell (#54), Matt Mullins (#09), Kenny Allen (#28), Wayne Edwards (#93), Jeff Spraker (#69), Gary Bradberry (#80), Tom Powers (#5), Tommy Croft (#71), Joe Buford (#11), Phil Bonifield (#23)

Florida Dodge Dealers 400K[edit]

The Florida Dodge Dealers 400K was held February 26 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Andy Houston
  2. 2-Mike Wallace
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 18-Joe Ruttman
  5. 50-Greg Biffle
  6. 25-Randy Tolsma
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 88-Terry Cook
  9. 99-Kurt Busch
  10. 75-Marty Houston

Chevy Trucks NASCAR 150[edit]

The Chevy Trucks NASCAR 150 was held March 18 at Phoenix International Raceway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Joe Ruttman
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 60-Andy Houston
  4. 99-Kurt Busch
  5. 50-Greg Biffle
  6. 1-Dennis Setzer
  7. 43-Steve Grissom
  8. 41-Randy Renfrow
  9. 2-Mike Wallace
  10. 14-Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: Milan Garrett (#85), Bobby Hillis (#05)

Dodge California 250[edit]

The Dodge California 250 was held March 26 at Mesa Marin Raceway. Mike Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Mike Wallace
  2. 99-Kurt Busch
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 43-Steve Grissom
  5. 41-Randy Renfrow
  6. 3-Bryan Reffner
  7. 88-Terry Cook
  8. 1-Dennis Setzer
  9. 14-Rick Crawford
  10. 60-Andy Houston

Failed to qualify: Rick Ware (#51), Milan Garrett (#85)

NAPA 250[edit]

The NAPA 250 was held April 10 at Martinsville Speedway. Mike Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 2-Mike Wallace
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 1-Dennis Setzer
  5. 43-Steve Grissom
  6. 18-Joe Ruttman
  7. 25-Randy Tolsma
  8. 3-Bryan Reffner
  9. 84-Scott Riggs
  10. 16-Jimmy Hensley

Failed to qualify: Wayne Edwards (#91), Carl Long (#91), Andy Genzman (#27), Billy Venturini (#83), Rick Ware (#51), Tom Bambard (#30), Paul Carman (#08), Bobby Norfleet (#34)

LINE-X 225[edit]

The LINE-X 225 was held April 22 at Portland International Raceway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Andy Houston
  2. 1-Dennis Setzer
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 2-Mike Wallace
  5. 14-Rick Crawford
  6. 16-Jimmy Hensley
  7. 3-Bryan Reffner
  8. 43-Steve Grissom
  9. 75-Marty Houston
  10. 31-John Young

Ram Tough 200[edit]

The Ram Tough 200 was held May 7 at Gateway International Raceway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 16-Jimmy Hensley
  3. 25-Randy Tolsma
  4. 50-Greg Biffle
  5. 18-Joe Ruttman
  6. 43-Steve Grissom
  7. 2-Mike Wallace
  8. 3-Bryan Reffner
  9. 88-Terry Cook
  10. 41-Randy Renfrow

Failed to qualify: Coy Gibbs (#20), Morgan Shepherd (#23), Wayne Edwards (#93), Stan Boyd (#89), Steve Stevenson (#11)

Quaker State 200[edit]

The Quaker State 200 was held May 13 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 50-Greg Biffle
  3. 1-Dennis Setzer
  4. 43-Steve Grissom
  5. 14-Rick Crawford
  6. 25-Randy Tolsma
  7. 3-Bryan Reffner
  8. 98-Kenny Martin
  9. 16-Jimmy Hensley

Failed to qualify: Stan Boyd (#89), R.D. Smith (#79), Patrick Lawler (#38), Tom Powers (#5), Ricky Sanders (#19), Thomas Boston (#81), Phil Bonifield (#23), Paul Carman (#08)

Grainger.com 200[edit]

The Grainger.com 200 was held May 21 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Andy Houston won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 99-Kurt Busch
  3. 60-Andy Houston
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 1-Dennis Setzer
  6. 17-Ricky Hendrick
  7. 41-Randy Renfrow
  8. 3-Bryan Reffner
  9. 86-Scott Riggs
  10. 75-Marty Houston

Failed to qualify: Bobby Norfleet (#34)

Sears 200[edit]

The Sears 200 was held June 3 at Evergreen Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 25-Randy Tolsma
  3. 18-Joe Ruttman
  4. 50-Greg Biffle
  5. 99-Kurt Busch
  6. 1-Dennis Setzer
  7. 66-Rick Carelli
  8. 60-Andy Houston
  9. 86-Scott Riggs
  10. 3-Bryan Reffner

Failed to qualify: Jason Roche (#04), Bobby Hillis (#05), Bobby Norfleet (#34)

Pronto Auto Parts 400[edit]

The Pronto Auto Parts 400 was held June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 2-Mike Wallace
  3. 25-Randy Tolsma
  4. 60-Andy Houston
  5. 3-Bryan Reffner
  6. 99-Kurt Busch
  7. 75-Marty Houston
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 73-B. A. Wilson
  10. 86-Scott Riggs

Failed to qualify: none

Kroger 225[edit]

The inaugural Kroger 225 was held June 17 at Kentucky Speedway. Bryan Reffner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 2-Mike Wallace
  4. 75-Marty Houston
  5. 3-Bryan Reffner
  6. 25-Randy Tolsma
  7. 66-Rick Carelli
  8. 46-Rob Morgan
  9. 60-Andy Houston
  10. 14-Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: Michael Dokken (#17)

Bully Hill Vineyards 150[edit]

The Bully Hill Vineyards 150 was held June 24 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Greg Biffle won the pole. The race was the last Truck race on a road course until 2013, when the Chevy Silverado 250 was held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.[1]

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 99-Kurt Busch
  3. 7-Ron Fellows
  4. 2-Mike Wallace
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 60-Andy Houston
  7. 1-Dennis Setzer
  8. 12-Carlos Contreras
  9. 14-Rick Crawford
  10. 25-Randy Tolsma

Failed to qualify: Donny Morelock (#4), Jason Thom (#37)

Sears DieHard 200[edit]

The Sears DieHard 200 was held July 1 at The Milwaukee Mile. Kurt Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Kurt Busch
  2. 25-Randy Tolsma
  3. 50-Greg Biffle
  4. 43-Steve Grissom
  5. 2-Andy Houston
  6. 75-Marty Houston
  7. 90-Lance Norick
  8. 24-Jack Sprague
  9. 86-Scott Riggs
  10. 3-Bryan Reffner

Failed to qualify: none

thatlook.com 200[edit]

The thatlook.com 200 was held July 8 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Kurt Busch
  2. 2-Mike Wallace
  3. 25-Randy Tolsma
  4. 50-Greg Biffle
  5. 60-Andy Houston
  6. 86-Scott Riggs
  7. 17-Ricky Hendrick
  8. 51-Michael Dokken
  9. 52-Ken Schrader
  10. 75-Marty Houston

Failed to qualify: none

Chevy Silverado 200[edit]

The Chevy Silverado 200 was held July 15 at Nazareth Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Dennis Setzer
  2. 18-Joe Ruttman
  3. 50-Greg Biffle
  4. 43-Steve Grissom
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 88-Terry Cook
  7. 16-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 66-Rick Carelli
  9. 3-Bryan Reffner
  10. 2-Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: none

Michigan 200[edit]

The Michigan 200 was held July 22 at Michigan International Speedway. Jamie McMurray won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 99-Kurt Busch
  3. 2-Mike Wallace
  4. 60-Andy Houston
  5. 1-Dennis Setzer
  6. 41-Jamie McMurray
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 75-Marty Houston
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 25-Randy Tolsma

Failed to qualify: Ricky Sanders (#19)

Power Stroke Diesel 200[edit]

The Power Stroke Diesel 200 was held August 3 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Joe Ruttman
  2. 52-Lyndon Amick
  3. 41-Jamie McMurray
  4. 2-Mike Wallace
  5. 50-Greg Biffle
  6. 99-Kurt Busch
  7. 1-Dennis Setzer
  8. 3-Bryan Reffner
  9. 16-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 25-Randy Tolsma

Failed to qualify: Steve Prescott (#03), Coy Gibbs (#20), Phil Bonifield (#23), Morgan Shepherd (#7), Ronnie Hornaday (#92), Donny Morelock (#4), Ryan McGlynn (#00), Wes Russell (#47), Wayne Edwards (#93), Tony Ave (#31), Jason Thom (#37), Loni Richardson (#0)

Federated Auto Parts 250[edit]

The Federated Auto Parts 250 was held August 12 at Nashville Speedway USA. Jamie McMurray won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Randy Tolsma
  2. 1-Dennis Setzer
  3. 84-Chad Chaffin
  4. 18-Joe Ruttman
  5. 43-Steve Grissom
  6. 60-Andy Houston
  7. 86-Scott Riggs
  8. 3-Bryan Reffner
  9. 17-Ricky Hendrick
  10. 14-Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: Brian Rose (#31), Ryan McGlynn (#00), Bobby Gill (#15), Ricky Sanders (#19), Wayne Edwards (#93), Jeff Beck (#27), Conrad Burr (#28), R.D. Smith (#79), Phil Bonifield (#23), Loni Richardson (#0), Tim Martin (#04)

Sears Craftsman 175 of Chicago[edit]

The inaugural Sears Craftsman 175 of Chicago was held August 27 at Chicago Motor Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Joe Ruttman
  2. 50-Greg Biffle
  3. 2-Mike Wallace
  4. 60-Andy Houston
  5. 66-Rick Carelli
  6. 41-Jamie McMurray
  7. 3-Bryan Reffner
  8. 88-Terry Cook
  9. 25-Randy Tolsma

Failed to qualify: Wayne Edwards (#93), Stan Boyd (#89), Brad Payne (#33), Donnie Neuenberger (#21), Jay Stewart (#30), Phil Bonifield (#23), Brendan Gaughan (#62)

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held September 7 at Richmond International Raceway. Kurt Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 66-Rick Carelli
  2. 50-Greg Biffle
  3. 99-Kurt Busch
  4. 18-Joe Ruttman
  5. 86-Scott Riggs
  6. 24-Jack Sprague
  7. 52-Ken Schrader
  8. 1-Dennis Setzer
  9. 43-Steve Grissom
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: Coy Gibbs (#20), Ricky Hendrick (#17), Morgan Shepherd (#80), Darren Shaw (#11), J. D. Gibbs (#48), Steve Prescott (#03), Brian Sockwell (#54), Brian Rose (#98), Wayne Edwards (#93), Bill Lester (#23), Jim Mills (#30), Loni Richardson (#0), Scotty Sands (#47)

MBNA e-commerce 200[edit]

The inaugural MBNA e-commerce 200 was held September 22 at Dover International Speedway. Kurt Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Kurt Busch
  2. 50-Greg Biffle
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 60-Andy Houston
  5. 52-Ken Schrader
  6. 41-Jamie McMurray
  7. 75-Marty Houston
  8. 66-Rick Carelli
  9. 1-Dennis Setzer
  10. 43-Carlos Contreras

Failed to qualify: Ron Barfield (#97), Kenny Martin (#98), Morgan Shepherd (#80), Larry Gunselman (#31), Tony Roper (#26), Ricky Sanders (#19), Ryan McGlynn (#00), Jerry Miller (#32), Michael Hamby (#0), Donnie Neuenbeger (#84), Jim Mills (#30)

O'Reilly 400[edit]

The O'Reilly 400 was held October 13 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bryan Reffner won the pole. During this race, Tony Roper was racing for position when he collied with another truck and struck the front straightaway wall head-on. He died the next day from the injuries suffered in that wreck.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Bryan Reffner
  2. 60-Andy Houston
  3. 99-Kurt Busch
  4. 16-Jimmy Hensley
  5. 1-Dennis Setzer
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 25-Randy Tolsma
  8. 17-Ricky Hendrick
  9. 66-Rick Carelli
  10. 44-Mark Petty

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#80), Bobby Dotter (#45), Wayne Edwards (#93), Ron Barfield (#97), Carl Long (#32), Jay Stewart (#33), Richie Hearn (#23), Gene Christensen (#92)

Motorola 200[edit]

The Motorola 200 was held October 28 at California Speedway. Kurt Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Kurt Busch
  2. 60-Andy Houston
  3. 18-Joe Ruttman
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 50-Greg Biffle
  6. 3-Bryan Reffner
  7. 29-Terry Cook
  8. 75-Marty Houston
  9. 88-Matt Crafton
  10. 16-Jimmy Hensley

Failed to qualify: Tom Powers (#5), Rick Ware (#51), Michael Hamby (#0)

Final points standings[edit]

  1. Greg Biffle - 3826
  2. Kurt Busch - 3596
  3. Andy Houston - 3566
  4. Mike Wallace - 3450
  5. Jack Sprague - 3316
  6. Joe Ruttman - 3278
  7. Dennis Setzer - 3214
  8. Randy Tolsma - 3157
  9. Bryan Reffner - 3153
  10. Steve Grissom - 3113
  11. Rick Crawford - 3053
  12. Marty Houston - 2942
  13. Jace Hubbard - 2937
  14. Jimmy Hensley - 2933
  15. Terry Cook - 2805
  16. Rick Carelli - 2606
  17. Lance Norick - 2430
  18. Carlos Contreras - 2414
  19. Rob Morgan - 2353
  20. Randy MacDonald - 2321
  21. Scott Riggs - 2078
  22. B. A. Wilson - 2047
  23. Jamie McMurray - 1679
  24. Randy Renfrow - 1610
  25. Rick Ware - 1585
  26. Ryan McGlynn - 1581
  27. Wayne Edwards - 1391
  28. Coy Gibbs - 1226
  29. Lance Hooper - 1199
  30. David Starr - 1163
  31. Ricky Hendrick - 846
  32. Andy Genzman - 780
  33. Jim Inglebright - 742
  34. John Young - 720
  35. Mark Petty - 719
  36. Ken Schrader - 688
  37. Ricky Sanders - 667
  38. Kenny Martin - 652
  39. Tom Carey - 652
  40. Phil Bonifield - 617
  41. Brendan Gaughan - 615
  42. Mike Cope - 594
  43. Bobby Hamilton - 586
  44. Michael Dokken - 532
  45. Ron Barfield - 501
  46. Brad Bennett - 473
  47. Jeff Beck - 467
  48. Morgan Shepherd - 465
  49. Donny Morelock - 459
  50. J. D. Gibbs - 444
  51. Brian Sockwell - 435

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Kurt Busch, winner of Roush Racing's first Gong Show, took home Rookie of the Year honors in 2000, winning four races and finishing second in points. The top runner-up was Carlos Contreras, the first Mexican to compete full-time in the Truck Series. Scott Riggs started the year with several underfunded teams, before becoming Conteraras' teammate at Impact Motorsports. Rick Ware, Wayne Edwards, Kenny Martin, and Coy Gibbs all declared for ROTY but struggled in qualifying, while Mark Petty made a delayed attempt at the award. Businessman Donny Morelock and Coy's brother J.D. rounded out the rookie class of 2000.

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