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The 1999 The 50th Pepsi Southern 500, the 50th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on September 5, 1999 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington County, South Carolina. Contested at 270 laps – shortened from 367 laps due to rain – on the 1.366 mile (2.198 km) speedway, it was the 24th race of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Jeff Burton of Roush Racing won the race.

1999 The 50th Pepsi Southern 500
Race details
Race 24 of 34 in the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Date September 5, 1999 (1999-September-05)
Official name The 50th Pepsi Southern 500
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington County, South Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 270 laps, 368.82 mi (593.558 km)
Scheduled Distance 367 laps, 501.322 mi (806.800 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 87.8 °F (31.0 °C); wind speeds up to 18.3 miles per hour (29.5 km/h)[1]
Average speed 107.816 miles per hour (173.513 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Robert Yates Racing
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Burton Roush Racing
Laps 89
No. 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons

Kenny Irwin, Jr. would earn his final pole position while qualifying for this event.[2]

Top ten resultsEdit

Race statistics[3]Edit

  • Time of race: 3:25:15
  • Average Speed: 107.816 miles per hour (173.513 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 170.97
  • Cautions: 6 for 62 laps
  • Margin of Victory: under caution
  • Lead changes: 20
  • Percent of race run under caution: 23%
  • Average green flag run: 34.7 laps


  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ Racing information at Racing Reference
  3. ^ Race statistics at Race Database