1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400

The 1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on September 11, 1999, at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 400 laps on the three–quarter (1.2 km) short track, it was the 25th race of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Tony Stewart of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race, earning his first career Winston Cup Series win. Bobby Labonte finished second and Dale Jarrett finished third.

1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400
Race details
Race 25 of 34 in the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 program cover, featuring Jeff Burton. "Under the Lights!"
1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 program cover, featuring Jeff Burton. "Under the Lights!"
Date September 11, 1999 (1999-09-11)
Location Richmond International Raceway , Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (482.803 km)
Average speed 104.006 mph (167.381 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 333
Winner
No. 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons, & Ned Jarrett

BackgroundEdit

In 1953, Richmond International Raceway began hosting the Grand National Series with Lee Petty winning that first race in Richmond.[1] The original track was paved in 1968.[2] In 1988, the track was re-designed into its present D-shaped configuration

The name for the raceway complex was "Strawberry Hill" until the Virginia State Fairgrounds site was bought out in 1999 and renamed the "Richmond International Raceway".

Entry listEdit

Car[3] Driver Team Manufacturer Sponsor
1 Steve Park Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Pennzoil
01 Ron Hornaday Jr. SABCO Racing Chevrolet Tracfone
2 Rusty Wallace Penske-Kranefuss Racing Ford Miller Lite
3 Dale Earnhardt Sr. Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet GM Goodwrench Service Plus
4 Bobby Hamilton Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet Kodak
5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Kellogg's
6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford Valvoline/Cummins
7 Michael Waltrip Mattei Motorsports Chevrolet Philips Electronics
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Budweiser
9 Steve Grissom Melling Racing Ford WCW
10 Ricky Rudd Rudd Performance Motorsports Ford Tide
11 Brett Bodine Brett Bodine Racing Ford Paychex
12 Jeremy Mayfield Penske-Kranefuss Racing Ford Mobil 1
16 Kevin Lepage Roush Racing Ford TV Guide/Tim McGraw
18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac Interstate Batteries
20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Home Depot
21 Elliott Sadler Wood Brothers Racing Ford Citgo
22 Ward Burton Bill Davis Racing Pontiac Caterpillar
23 Jimmy Spencer Haas-Carter Motorsports Ford Team Winston
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet DuPont Automotive Finishes
25 Wally Dallenbach Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Budweiser
26 Johnny Benson Jr. Roush Racing Ford Cheerios
28 Kenny Irwin Jr. Robert Yates Racing Ford Texaco/Havoline
30 Todd Bodine Eel River Racing Pontiac State Fair Corn Dogs
31 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Lowe's
32 Mike Wallace Ultra Motorsports Ford Ultra Wheels/Biagi Brothers
33 Ken Schrader Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet Skoal
36 Jerry Nadeau MB2 Motorsports Pontiac M&M's
40 Sterling Marlin SABCO Racing Chevrolet Coors Light
41 David Green Larry Hedrick Motorsports Chevrolet Kodiak
42 Joe Nemechek SABCO Racing Chevrolet BellSouth
43 John Andretti Petty Enterprises Dodge STP/NFL Players Inc.
44 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Pontiac Hot Wheels
45 Jack Sprague Tyler Jet Motorsports Pontiac AT&T/10-10-345
55 Kenny Wallace Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet Square D
58 Hut Stricklin SBIII Motorsports Ford Federated Auto Parts
60 Geoff Bodine Joe Bessey Motorsports Chevrolet Power Team
66 Darrell Waltrip Haas-Carter Motorsports Ford Big Kmart/Route 66
71 Dave Marcis Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet RealTree Camouflage
75 Ted Musgrave Butch Mock Motorsports Ford Polaris
77 Robert Pressley Jasper Motorsports Ford Jasper Engines & Transmissions
88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford Quality Care/Ford Credit
90 Stanton Barrett Donlavey Racing Ford Hills Brothers Coffee/Nesquik
91 Tommy Baldwin Jr. LJ Racing Chevrolet All INVICA-Shield
94 Bill Elliott Bill Elliott Racing Ford McDonald's
97 Chad Little Roush Racing Ford John Deere
98 Rick Mast Cale Yarborough Motorsports Ford Woody Woodpecker
99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford Exide Batteries

QualifyingEdit

Pos.[4] Driver Car Manufacturer Time Avg. Speed
1  Mike Skinner 31 Chevrolet 21.520   125.465  
2  Tony Stewart 20 Pontiac 21.544   125.325  
3  Rusty Wallace 2 Ford 21.558   125.244  
4  Bobby Labonte 18 Pontiac 21.582   125.104  
5  Geoffrey Bodine 60 Chevrolet 21.607   124.960  
6  Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 21.625   124.855  
7  Jeff Burton 99 Ford 21.641   124.763  
8  Kenny Wallace 55 Chevrolet 21.652   124.700  
9  Kenny Irwin, Jr. 28 Ford 21.655   124.683  
10  Steve Park 1 Chevrolet 21.678   124.550  
11  Jimmy Spencer 23 Ford 21.681   124.533  
12  Ted Musgrave 75 Ford 21.694   124.458  
13  Dale Jarrett 88 Ford 21.699   124.430  
14  Jeremy Mayfield 12 Ford 21.700   124.424  
15  Terry Labonte 5 Chevrolet 21.702   124.412  
16  Rick Mast 98 Ford 21.703   124.407  
17  Bill Elliott 94 Ford 21.706   124.390  
18  Kyle Petty 44 Pontiac 21.711   124.361  
19  Ward Burton 22 Pontiac 21.718   124.321  
20  Mark Martin 6 Ford 21.745   124.166  
21  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 8 Chevrolet 21.760   124.081  
22  Bobby Hamilton 4 Chevrolet 21.761   124.075  
23  Ken Schrader 33 Chevrolet 21.786   123.933  
24  John Andretti 43 Pontiac 21.790   123.910  
25  Sterling Marlin 40 Chevrolet 21.797   123.870  
26  Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 25 Chevrolet 21.801   123.848  
27  Kevin Lepage 16 Ford 21.835   123.655  
28  Joe Nemechek 42 Chevrolet 21.851   123.564  
29  Mike Wallace 32 Ford 21.864   123.491  
30  Johnny Benson, Jr. 26 Ford 21.882   123.389  
31  Dick Trickle 10 Ford 21.882   123.389  
32  Chad Little 97 Ford 21.892   123.333  
33  Dale Earnhardt 3 Chevrolet 21.894   123.321  
34  Todd Bodine 30 Pontiac 21.898   123.299  
35  Ron Hornaday, Jr. 01 Chevrolet 21.902   123.276  
36  Michael Waltrip 7 Chevrolet 21.905   123.260  
Provisionals
37  Elliott Sadler 21 Ford 0.000 0.000
38  Jerry Nadeau 36 Pontiac 0.000 0.000
39  Steve Grissom 9 Ford 0.000 0.000
40  Darrell Waltrip 66 Ford 0.000 0.000
41  Brett Bodine 11 Ford 0.000 0.000
42  David Green 41 Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
43  Robert Pressley 77 Ford 0.000 0.000
Failed to qualify
44  Jack Sprague 45 Pontiac 21.943   123.046  
45  Dave Marcis 71 Chevrolet 22.031   122.555  
46  Hut Stricklin 58 Ford 22.180   121.731  
47  Stanton Barrett 90 Ford 22.311   121.017  
48  Tom Baldwin 91 Chevrolet 22.336   120.881  

Race recapEdit

Race resultsEdit

Fin[5][6] St # Driver Sponsor Make Team Laps Led Status Pts Winnings
1 2 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Pontiac Joe Gibbs Racing 400 333 running 185 135160
2 4 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Pontiac Joe Gibbs Racing 400 7 running 175 77990
3 13 88 Dale Jarrett Quality Care, Ford Credit Ford Robert Yates Racing 400 0 running 165 64605
4 25 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Chevy SABCO Racing 400 0 running 160 60105
5 9 28 Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco, Havoline Ford Robert Yates Racing 400 0 running 155 49570
6 33 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevy Richard Childress Racing 400 0 running 150 47055
7 22 4 Bobby Hamilton Kodak Chevy Morgan-McClure Motorsports 400 0 running 146 48430
8 12 75 Ted Musgrave Polaris Ford Butch Mock Motorsports 400 0 running 142 37405
9 24 43 John Andretti STP, NFL Players Inc. Pontiac Petty Enterprises 399 0 running 138 45305
10 21 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser Chevy Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 399 0 running 134 29905
11 1 31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chevy Richard Childress Racing 399 3 running 135 44495
12 8 55 Kenny Wallace Square D Chevy Andy Petree Racing 399 0 running 127 31880
13 7 99 Jeff Burton Exide Batteries Ford Roush Racing 399 0 running 124 47730
14 3 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Ford Penske-Kranefuss Racing 399 0 running 121 41130
15 18 44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels Pontiac Petty Enterprises 399 0 running 118 30505
16 10 1 Steve Park Pennzoil Chevy Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 399 0 running 115 35730
17 37 21 Elliott Sadler Citgo Ford Wood Brothers Racing 398 0 running 112 37170
18 38 36 Jerry Nadeau M&M's Pontiac MB2 Motorsports 398 0 running 109 38080
19 34 30 Todd Bodine State Fair Corn Dogs Pontiac Eel River Racing 398 0 running 106 24155
20 28 42 Joe Nemechek BellSouth Chevy SABCO Racing 398 0 running 103 37055
21 23 33 Ken Schrader Skoal Chevy Andy Petree Racing 397 0 running 100 35320
22 30 26 Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios Ford Roush Racing 397 0 running 97 34755
23 5 60 Geoffrey Bodine Power Team Chevy Joe Bessey Motorsports 397 0 running 94 28980
24 29 32 Mike Wallace Ultra Wheels, Biagi Brothers Ford Ultra Motorsports 397 0 running 91 23455
25 14 12 Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1 Ford Penske-Kranefuss Racing 396 0 running 88 38305
26 27 16 Kevin Lepage TV Guide, Tim McGraw Ford Roush Racing 396 0 running 85 34180
27 31 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Ford Rudd Performance Motorsports 396 0 running 82 33255
28 26 25 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 396 0 running 79 33030
29 35 01 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Tracfone Chevy SABCO Racing 396 0 running 76 22810
30 39 9 Steve Grissom WCW Ford Melling Racing 395 0 running 73 26200
31 41 11 Brett Bodine Paychex Ford Brett Bodine Racing 395 0 running 70 33190
32 40 66 Darrell Waltrip Big Kmart, Route 66 Ford Haas-Carter Motorsports 395 0 running 67 25130
33 42 41 David Green Kodiak Chevy Larry Hedrick Motorsports 391 0 running 64 22595
34 19 22 Ward Burton Caterpillar Pontiac Bill Davis Racing 389 0 running 61 29535
35 20 6 Mark Martin Valvoline, Cummins Ford Roush Racing 366 1 engine 63 41000
36 17 94 Bill Elliott McDonald's Ford Bill Elliott Racing 358 0 running 55 29465
37 11 23 Jimmy Spencer Team Winston Ford Haas-Carter Motorsports 357 0 running 52 29430
38 36 7 Michael Waltrip Philips Electronics Chevy Mattei Motorsports 346 0 running 49 29395
39 43 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford Jasper Motorsports 316 0 running 46 22360
40 6 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 311 56 transmission 48 50625
41 16 98 Rick Mast Woody Woodpecker Ford Cale Yarborough Motorsports 175 0 running 40 22290
42 32 97 Chad Little John Deere Ford Roush Racing 167 0 crash 37 29455
43 15 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 54 0 crash 34 37245
Failed to qualify
44 45 Jack Sprague AT&T / 10-10-345 Pontiac Tyler Jet Motorsports
45 71 Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage Chevrolet Marcis Auto Racing
46 58 Hut Stricklin Federated Auto Parts Ford SBIII Motorsports
47 90 Stanton Barrett Hills Brothers Coffee / Nesquik Ford Donlavey Racing
48 91 Tom Baldwin All INVICA-Shield Chevrolet LJ Racing
DC 10 Dick Trickle Tide Ford Rudd Performance Motorsports

Race StatisticsEdit

  • Time of race: 2:53:04
  • Average Speed: 104.006 miles per hour (167.381 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 125.465 miles per hour (201.916 km/h)
  • Cautions: 6 for 45 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 1.115 sec
  • Lead changes: 13
  • Percent of race run under caution: 11.2%
  • Average green flag run: 50.7 laps

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://racing.ballparks.com/Richmond/index.htm "Richmond International Raceway has hosted the NASCAR Winston Cup Series since 1953. Lee Petty won the first race that year. "
  2. ^ http://racing.ballparks.com/Richmond/index.htm "The original track was paved in 1968."
  3. ^ "1999 Nascar Cup Series Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 | Motorsport Stats". results.motorsportstats.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  4. ^ "1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 qualifying results". Racing-Reference.
  5. ^ "1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 - The Third Turn". www.thethirdturn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  6. ^ "1999 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 race results". Racing-Reference.