2000 Pepsi Southern 500

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2000 Pepsi Southern 500
Race details
Race 24 of 34 in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
2000 Southern 500 program logo
2000 Southern 500 program logo
Date September 3, 2000 (2000-September-03)
Official name Pepsi Southern 500 presented by Kmart
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington County, South Carolina
Course 1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 328 laps, 448.048 mi (721.063 km)
Scheduled Distance 367 laps, 501.322 mi (806.800 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 84.2 °F (29.0 °C); wind speeds up to 20.8 miles per hour (33.5 km/h)[1]
Average speed 108.273 miles per hour (174.249 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Penske-Kranefuss Racing
Most laps led
Driver Jeremy Mayfield Penske-Kranefuss Racing
Laps 104
Winner
No. 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN/ESPN2
Announcers Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons

The 2000 Pepsi Southern 500 presented by Kmart, the 51st running of the event, was the 24th race of the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. It was held at Darlington Raceway on September 3, 2000. The race was scheduled for 367 laps but was shortened to 328 laps due to rain. Bobby Labonte of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race.

Darrell Waltrip would lead his final Cup Series lap in his career on lap 48. Rick Mast leads a lap for the final time on lap 304.[2] The Mayfield-Marcis tango didn't bring out a caution. Mayfield thought he was clear out of 2, then got hooked in the wall by Marcis. Mayfield slid down the track, sparks flying, right-front tore up, but the green flag remained active.

Qualifying[edit]

Full qualifying results[edit]

RANK[3] DRIVER NBR CAR TIME SPEED
1  Jeremy Mayfield 12 Ford 29.022   169.444  
2  Johnny Benson, Jr. 10 Pontiac 29.028   169.409  
3  Ward Burton 22 Pontiac 29.052   169.269  
4  Mike Skinner 31 Chevrolet 29.062   169.211  
5  Mark Martin 6 Ford 29.078   169.118  
6  Dale Earnhardt 3 Chevrolet 29.111   168.926  
7  Scott Pruett 32 Ford 29.117   168.891  
8  Ken Schrader 36 Pontiac 29.178   168.538  
9  Dale Jarrett 88 Ford 29.246   168.146  
10  Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 29.275   167.980  
11  Michael Waltrip 7 Chevrolet 29.309   167.785  
12  Jimmy Spencer 26 Ford 29.313   167.762  
13  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 8 Chevrolet 29.354   167.527  
14  Kenny Wallace 55 Chevrolet 29.358   167.505  
15  Jerry Nadeau 25 Chevrolet 29.370   167.436  
16  Rusty Wallace 2 Ford 29.373   167.419  
17  Ricky Rudd 28 Ford 29.375   167.408  
18  Brett Bodine 11 Ford 29.377   167.396  
19  Bobby Hamilton 4 Chevrolet 29.412   167.197  
20  Mike Bliss 27 Pontiac 29.421   167.146  
21  Elliott Sadler 21 Ford 29.447   166.998  
22  Dave Blaney 93 Pontiac 29.458   166.936  
23  Geoffrey Bodine 60 Chevrolet 29.475   166.840  
24  Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 29.489   166.760  
25  Joe Nemechek 33 Chevrolet 29.500   166.698  
26  Chad Little 97 Ford 29.506   166.664  
27  Ted Musgrave 01 Chevrolet 29.519   166.591  
28  Dave Marcis 71 Chevrolet 29.527   166.546  
29  Tony Stewart 20 Pontiac 29.531   166.523  
30  Kevin Lepage 16 Ford 29.531   166.523  
31  Rick Mast 14 Pontiac 29.551   166.411  
32  Hut Stricklin 90 Ford 29.576   166.270  
33  Sterling Marlin 40 Chevrolet 29.584   166.225  
34  John Andretti 43 Pontiac 29.599   166.141  
35  Jeff Burton 99 Ford 29.608   166.090  
36  Steve Grissom 44 Pontiac 29.641   165.905  
37  Bobby Labonte 18 Pontiac PR
38  Terry Labonte 5 Chevrolet PR
39  Steve Park 1 Chevrolet PR
40  David Green 94 Ford PR
41  Robert Pressley 77 Ford PR
42  Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 75 Ford PR
43  Darrell Waltrip 66 Ford PR
44  Stacy Compton 9 Ford 30.031   163.751  

OP: qualified via owners points

PC: qualified as past champion

PR: provisional

QR: via qualifying race

* - had to qualify on time

Results[edit]

POS[4] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 37 18   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Pontiac 328 198180 running 10 180
2 35 99   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush) Ford 328 106705 running 17 175
3 6 3   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 328 82745 running 47 170
4 10 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 328 82540 running 24 165
5 9 88   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing) Ford 328 80570 running 3 160
6 3 22   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Pontiac 328 66655 running 59 155
7 30 16   Kevin Lepage FamilyClick.com / TV Guide   (Jack Roush) Ford 328 55535 running 0 146
8 17 28   Ricky Rudd Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing) Ford 328 52475 running 0 142
9 29 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Pontiac 328 55735 running 0 138
10 39 1   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 328 55330 running 0 134
11 13 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 328 46345 running 16 135
12 31 14   Rick Mast Conseco   (A.J. Foyt) Pontiac 328 39750 running 1 132
13 27 01   Ted Musgrave BellSouth   (Felix Sabates) Chevrolet 328 48860 running 0 124
14 5 6   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush) Ford 328 56970 running 29 126
15 38 5   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 328 53680 running 0 118
16 8 36   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers) Pontiac 327 38310 running 1 120
17 33 40   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates) Chevrolet 327 46390 running 0 112
18 21 21   Elliott Sadler Citgo   (Wood Brothers) Ford 327 45615 running 0 109
19 42 75   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Cartoon Network/Scooby Doo   (Darwin Oordt) Ford 327 36660 running 0 106
20 22 93   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis) Pontiac 327 35865 running 0 103
21 26 97   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush) Ford 327 45065 running 1 105
22 19 4   Bobby Hamilton Kodak   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 326 43820 running 0 97
23 28 71   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis) Chevrolet 326 31950 running 13 99
24 7 32   Scott Pruett Tide   (Cal Wells) Ford 324 31750 running 0 91
25 40 94   David Green McDonald's   (Bill Elliott) Ford 324 43215 running 0 88
26 36 44   Steve Grissom Hot Wheels   (Petty Enterprises) Pontiac 324 43330 running 0 85
27 18 11   Brett Bodine Ralph's Supermarkets   (Brett Bodine) Ford 324 31295 running 0 82
28 20 27   Mike Bliss Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Birmingham) Pontiac 323 31160 running 0 79
29 15 25   Jerry Nadeau Michael Holigan.com   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 315 42425 engine 0 76
30 16 2   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Ford 308 48940 running 0 73
31 25 33   Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree) Chevrolet 306 42580 engine 0 70
32 12 26   Jimmy Spencer Big Kmart / Route 66   (Travis Carter) Ford 305 41865 running 2 72
33 24 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools   (Jack Roush) Ford 286 41675 running 0 64
34 32 90   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Junie Donlavey) Ford 268 30515 engine 0 61
35 14 55   Kenny Wallace Square D / Cooper Lighting   (Andy Petree) Chevrolet 264 41380 engine 0 58
36 41 77   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel) Ford 245 33295 running 0 55
37 34 43   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises) Pontiac 223 48206 crash 0 52
38 2 10   Johnny Benson, Jr. Aaron's Rents / RCA   (Nelson Bowers) Pontiac 175 32535 handling 0 49
39 23 60   Geoffrey Bodine Power Team   (Joe Bessey) Chevrolet 171 38000 crash 0 46
40 11 7   Michael Waltrip NationsRent   (Jim Smith) Chevrolet 123 37900 engine 0 43
41 1 12   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss) Ford 120 37850 crash 104 50
42 43 66   Darrell Waltrip Big Kmart / Route 66   (Travis Carter) Ford 113 29800 electrical 1 42
43 4 31   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 15 37750 engine 0 34

Race statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 4:08:20
  • Average Speed: 108.273 miles per hour (174.249 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 169.444
  • Cautions: 9 for 69 laps
  • Margin of Victory: under caution
  • Lead changes: 22
  • Percent of race run under caution: 21%
  • Average green flag run: 28.8 laps

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information at the Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ Racing information at Racing Reference
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-05-31.
  4. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-05-31.
  5. ^ Race statistics at Race Database