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The 1999 TranSouth Financial 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina on March 21, 1999. Jeff Burton won the race.[2]

1999 TranSouth Financial 400
Race details[1]
Race 5 of 34 of in the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Layout of Darlington Raceway
Layout of Darlington Raceway
Date March 21, 1999 (1999-03-21)
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 293 laps, 400.2 mi (644.0 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 75.2°F (24°C); wind speeds up to 23.02 miles per hour (37.04 km/h)
Average speed 121.294 mph (195.204 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 28.398
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Burton Roush Racing
Laps 59
Winner
No. 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett

SummaryEdit

Contested over 164 out of a scheduled 293 laps, it was the fifth race of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series. The race was won by Jeff Burton for the Roush Racing team. Jeremy Mayfield finished second, and Jeff Gordon, who started from pole position, clinched third. Seventy-one thousand attended the race that lasted one hour, fifty minutes and forty-nine seconds. A total distance of 19 laps were raced under low speeds due to two accident-related and one rain-related caution. Derrike Cope, Dave Marcis and Rich Bickle were not fast enough during qualifying to be in the race grid.[3] Jeff Burton's victory would help him bolt ahead of Mike Skinner in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings.[4] The majority of the grid drove Ford vehicles .[3]

Ken Schrader became the last-place finisher of the race; he was 89 laps behind the lead drivers and had no possibility of accomplishing even a top-ten finish. Schrader walked away with $30,416 as his take-home pay ($45,745.52 when adjusted for inflation) while the race winner came away with a then-incredible $161,900 in winnings ($243,496.82 when adjusted for inflation).[5]

ResultsEdit

Pos Grid Car Driver Team Make Laps Laps led Status
1 9 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 164 59 Running
2 11 12 Jeremy Mayfield Penske-Kranefuss Racing Ford 164 48 Running
3 1 24 Jeff Gordon (W) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 164 50 Running
4 21 88 Dale Jarrett (W) Robert Yates Racing Ford 164 0 Running
5 3 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 164 2 Running
6 10 20 Tony Stewart (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 164 0 Running
7 17 4 Bobby Hamilton Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet 164 0 Running
8 28 22 Ward Burton Bill Davis Racing Pontiac 164 0 Running
9 5 43 John Andretti Petty Enterprises Pontiac 164 1 Running
10 34 18 Bobby Labonte1 Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 164 1 Running
11 27 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 164 0 Running
12 29 1 Steve Park (R) Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 164 1 Running
13 6 98 Rick Mast Cale Yarborough Motorsports Ford 163 0 Flagged
14 8 94 Bill Elliott (W) Bill Elliott Racing Ford 163 0 Flagged
15 18 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Motorsports Ford 163 0 Flagged
16 20 40 Sterling Marlin (W) SABCO Racing Chevrolet 163 0 Flagged
17 16 60 Geoffrey Bodine Joe Bessey Motorsports Chevrolet 163 0 Flagged
18 2 26 Johnny Benson, Jr. Roush Racing Ford 163 0 Flagged
19 12 42 Joe Nemechek SABCO Racing Chevrolet 163 0 Flagged
20 24 23 Jimmy Spencer Haas-Carter Motorsports Ford 163 0 Flagged
21 13 7 Michael Waltrip Mattei Motorsports Chevrolet 163 0 Flagged
22 7 16 Kevin Lepage Roush Racing Ford 163 0 Flagged
23 23 55 Kenny Wallace Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet 163 0 Flagged
24 37 36 Ernie Irvan MB2 Motorsports Pontiac 163 0 Flagged
25 30 3 Dale Earnhardt (W) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 163 0 Flagged
26 31 91 Dick Trickle LJ Racing Chevrolet 163 0 Flagged
27 41 10 Ricky Rudd (W) Rudd Performance Motorsports Ford 163 0 Flagged
28 22 97 Chad Little Roush Racing Ford 163 0 Flagged
29 40 75 Ted Musgrave Butch Mock Motorsports Ford 163 0 Flagged
30 19 11 Brett Bodine Brett Bodine Racing Ford 163 0 Flagged
31 36 44 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Pontiac 162 0 Flagged
32 4 31 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 162 0 Flagged
33 26 2 Rusty Wallace Penske-Kranefuss Racing Ford 162 0 Flagged
34 32 00 Buckshot Jones (R) Buckshot Racing Pontiac 162 0 Flagged
35 14 28 Kenny Irwin, Jr. Robert Yates Racing Ford 161 0 Contact BS
36 15 21 Elliott Sadler (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 161 0 Flagged
37 42 58 Ricky Craven SBIII Motorsports Ford 160 0 Contact
38 38 25 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 159 0 Flagged
39 43 90 Ed Berrier (R) Donlavey Racing Ford 159 0 Flagged
40 33 9 Jerry Nadeau Melling Racing Ford 158 0 Flagged
41 39 66 Darrell Waltrip (W) Haas-Carter Motorsports Ford 141 0 Flagged
42 35 41 David Green Larry Hedrick Motorsports Chevrolet 129 0 Flagged
43 25 33 Ken Schrader Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet 75 0 Flagged
Failed to Qualify
30 Derrike Cope Bahari Racing Pontiac
71 Dave Marcis Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet
45 Rich Bickle Tyler Jet Motorsports Pontiac
Notes:
  1. Bobby Labonte suffered a broken shoulder while attempting to qualify for a Busch Series race that weekend. He was relieved during this race by Matt Kenseth.
  2. Bryan Foods signed a one race agreement to sponsor the #90 car for this race after their original entry, the #30 car, did not qualify.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather History: Darlington, South Carolina". The Old Farmer's Almanac. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Transouth 400 Racing in the Rain - Tran South Financial 400". Circle Track. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Race Information: 1999 TransSouth Financial 500". Racing Reference. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Championship Points Update: 1999 TransSouth Financial 500". Race Database. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "Additional Race Information: 1999 TransSouth Financial 500". Driver Averages. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
Preceded by
1999 Cracker Barrel 500
NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
1999
Succeeded by
1999 Primestar 500