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The 2000 DirecTV 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car race held on April 2, 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.414 km) asphalt Quad oval. Dale Earnhardt Jr. of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. won the race, his first career Winston Cup Series victory. Jeff Burton finished second and Bobby Labonte finished third.

2000 DirecTV 500
Race details[1]
Race 7 of 34 in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Simple line diagram of Texas Motor Speedway track layout
Simple line diagram of Texas Motor Speedway track layout
Date April 2, 2000 (2000-April-02)
Official name DirecTV 500
Location Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (806.281 km)
Weather Cold with temperatures approaching 55.9 °F (13.3 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)
Average speed 131.152 miles per hour (211.069 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Laps 106
Winner
No. 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Television in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Mike Joy, Ned Jarrett and Buddy Baker

BackgroundEdit

 
Texas Motor Speedway, the race track where the race was held.

Texas Motor Speedway is a four-turn quad-oval track that is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long.[2] The track's turns are banked at twenty-four degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is five degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a five degree banking. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, tracks also owned by Speedway Motorsports.

Failed to qualify: Robby Gordon (#13), Dave Marcis (#71), Wally Dallenbach, Jr. (#75), Kyle Petty (#44), Todd Bodine (#91)

Top 10 resultsEdit

Post-race standingsEdit

Pos Driver Points[3] Differential
1   Bobby Labonte 1114 0
2   Mark Martin 1030 -84
3   Ward Burton 1024 -90
4   Dale Earnhardt 959 -155
5   Rusty Wallace 940 -174
6   Jeff Burton 934 -180
7   Ricky Rudd 907 -207
8   Dale Jarrett 895 -219
9   Terry Labonte 878 -236
10   Jeremy Mayfield 848 -266

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2000 DirecTV 500". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Track Facts". Texas Motor Speedway. Archived from the original on April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Racing information for the 2000 DirecTV 500". Racing Reference. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
Preceded by
2000 Food City 500
NASCAR Winston Cup Season
2000
Succeeded by
2000 Goody's Body Pain 500