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1999 International Race of Champions
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Dale Earnhardt (seen in 1997), the IROC XXIII champion

The twenty-third season of IROC, the (International Race Of Champions), started on February 12, 1999. IROC XXIII was the year that witnessed the closest race and points battle ever. It was held at Michigan International Speedway in which Dale Earnhardt beat his son Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The other three contested races were held at Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Earnhardt won the first three races of the season. Including two last lap passes at Daytona and Talladega.

The roster of drivers and final points standings were as follows:

Position Driver Points Winnings Series
1 United States Dale Earnhardt 75 $225,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
2 United States Mark Martin 74 $100,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
3 United States Bobby Labonte 53 $60,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
4 United States Rusty Wallace 50 $50,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
5 United States Jeff Gordon 49 $45,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
6 Sweden Kenny Bräck 34 $40,000 Indy Racing League
7 United States Eddie Cheever 31 $40,000 Indy Racing League
8 United States Dale Jarrett 30 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
9 United States Dale Earnhardt Jr. 29 $40,000 NASCAR Busch Series
10 Mexico Adrian Fernandez1 28 $40,000 FedEx CART World Series
11 United States Jeff Burton 26 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
12 Canada Greg Moore 25 $40,000 FedEx CART World Series


  • 1. Adrian Fernandez did not compete in the last race in Indianapolis, Dave Marcis ran the event and finished 9th.

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