2001 NAPA Auto Parts 500

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2001 NAPA Auto Parts 500
Race details
Race 10 of 36 in the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Date April 29, 2001 (2001-April-29)
Official name NAPA Auto Parts 500
Location California Speedway, Fontana, California
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.23 km)
Distance 250 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Average speed 143.118 miles per hour (230.326 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Most laps led
Driver Rusty Wallace Penske Racing
Laps 95
Winner
No. 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2001 NAPA Auto Parts 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car race held on April 29, 2001 at California Speedway in Fontana, California. Contested over 250 laps on the 2-mile (3.23 km) asphalt D-shaped oval, it was the tenth race of the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Rusty Wallace of Penske Racing won the race.

Background[edit]

The track, California Speedway, is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[1] The track's turns are banked from fourteen degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at eleven degrees. Unlike the front stretch, the back straightaway is banked at three degrees.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
4 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac
5 12 Jeremy Mayfield Penske Racing Ford
6 28 Ricky Rudd Robert Yates Racing Ford
7 26 Jimmy Spencer Haas-Carter Motorsports Ford
8 25 Jerry Nadeau Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
9 40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
10 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Motorsports Ford

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auto Club Speedway Track Facts". Auto Club Speedway. Retrieved March 22, 2013.