2000 Brickyard 400

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2000 Brickyard 400
Race details[1]
Race 20 of 34 in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
2000 Brickyard 400 program cover
2000 Brickyard 400 program cover
Date August 5, 2000 (2000-August-05)
Official name Brickyard 400
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Average speed 155.912 miles per hour (250.916 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Robert Yates Racing
Most laps led
Driver Rusty Wallace Penske-Kranefuss Racing
Laps 110
No. 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons and Ray Evernham
Nielsen Ratings 3.7/10

The 2000 Brickyard 400, the 7th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on August 5, 2000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested over 160 laps on the 2.5 mile (4.023 km) speedway, it was the twentieth race of the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Bobby Labonte of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis. It is a four-turn rectangular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.023 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 9 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, has no banking. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a zero degree banking. The racetrack has seats for more than 250,000 spectators.

Prior to the race, Kyle Petty replaced Jeremy Mayfield in the latter's No. 12 Mobil 1 Ford Taurus after NASCAR officials did not clear Mayfield for competition after he suffered a concussion during practice. Petty had failed to qualify his No. 44 Hot Wheels Pontiac Grand Prix for the race.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac
2 2 Rusty Wallace Penske-Kranefuss Racing Ford
3 94 Bill Elliott Bill Elliott Racing Ford
4 25 Jerry Nadeau Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac
6 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford
7 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford
8 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 31 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 32 Scott Pruett PPI Motorsports Ford
Source: [1]

Race statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:33:56
  • Average Speed: 155.918 miles per hour (250.926 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 181.068
  • Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 4.229
  • Lead changes: 9
  • Percent of race run under caution: 4.4%
  • Average green flag run: 51 laps


The race was aired live on ABC in which was the latter's last broadcast of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series until 2007 (in which the series was renamed to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series) as part of ESPN group of networks.