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1999 Pennzoil 400

The 1999 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart was an inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on November 14, 1999 at Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.[5] Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 33rd race of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season and the first at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Tony Stewart of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race, his teammate Bobby Labonte finished second and Roush Racing driver Jeff Burton was third.[2]

1999 Pennzoil 400
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 33 of 34 in the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Layout of Homestead-Miami Speedway
Layout of Homestead-Miami Speedway
Date November 14, 1999 (1999-November-14)
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 74.2 °F (23.4 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 20.8 miles per hour (33.5 km/h)[4]
Average speed 140.335 miles per hour (225.847 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Tyler Jet Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 174
Winner
No. 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Joe Gibbs, & Mike Wallace

David Green would earn his only pole position during qualifying.[6] He led the first seven laps until John Andretti passed him on lap eight. Labonte took the lead on lap 27,[2] holding the place for a total of 174 laps, more than any other driver.[3] On the 228th lap, Stewart overtook Labonte for the first position, and later went on to win the event,[2] his third career triumph in the Cup Series.[7] Drivers' Championship leader Dale Jarrett had a lead of 231 points entering the race,[8] and he finished fifth to claim his first (and only) NASCAR Cup Series title.[2] There was a single caution and a total of nineteen lead changes amongst ten different drivers during the course of the race.[3]

Top 10 resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Race: Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Archived from the original on August 23, 2000. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Turning Back the Clock – 1999 Pennzoil 400". Frontstretch. November 18, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "1999 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers Almanac
  5. ^ Mauk, Eric (October 18, 1999). "Kmart To Sponsor Season's Final Cup Race". Racer. Archived from the original on March 10, 2000. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  6. ^ David Green's pole position information at Race Database
  7. ^ Kelly, Goodwin (November 15, 1999). "Jarrett clinches championship as rookie Stewart wins again". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Archived from the original on August 23, 2000. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Brioso, Cesar (November 13, 1999). "Day of firsts: Homestead's Winston Cup race could end with Jarrett's first title". Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on February 29, 2000. Retrieved September 6, 2019.