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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
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

Contents

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".

Top 10 resultsEdit

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."