2001 Pennzoil Freedom 400

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2001 Pennzoil Freedom 400
Race details
Race 34 of 36 in the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Layout of Homestead-Miami Speedway
Layout of Homestead-Miami Speedway
Date November 11, 2001 (2001-November-11)
Location Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.52 km)
Weather Temperatures averaging around 69.4 °F (20.8 °C); wind speeds up to 12.7 miles per hour (20.4 km/h)[1]
Average speed 117.449 miles per hour (189.016 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Evernham Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 72
No. 9 Bill Elliott Evernham Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Benny Parsons, & Wally Dallenbach Jr.
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore and Barney Hall
Turn Announcers Kurt Becker (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)

The 2001 Pennzoil Freedom 400 was an NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on November 11, 2001 at Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 34th race of the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Bill Elliott of Evernham Motorsports won the race. The Freedom moniker was picked up following the events of 9/11.

Bill Elliott's 41st career win snapped his 226 race winless streak, the longest streak in between race wins, dating back to Darlington in 1994, as well as the 1st for Evernham Motorsports. The NBC Broadcast of the race featured a television appearance of Bill Elliott's son and future NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott, who was 6 years old in 2001.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 9 Bill Elliott Evernham Motorsports Dodge
2 15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
3 19 Casey Atwood Evernham Motorsports Dodge
4 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford
5 40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
6 93 Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing Dodge
7 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
8 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac
9 31 Jeff Green Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 01 Jason Leffler Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge


  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers Almanac