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Jeff Gordon the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion

The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on February 11, 2001 at Daytona International Speedway and ended on November 23, 2001. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the championship. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing won the rookie of the year. On February 11, 2001 tragedy happened when Dale Earnhardt Sr died in turn 4 on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He got lose when Sterling Marlin bumped him and he went head first into the wall and hit by Ken Schrader. The next week Kevin Harvick drove for Dale Earnhardt in the 29 car and won the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500 in Atlanta 3 weeks later. Two new tracks were added in the season. Chicagoland Speedway hosted the Tropicana 400 and Kansas Speedway hosted the Protection One 400. Kevin Harvick won Chicagoland and Jeff Gordon won Kansas Speedway on the way to winning the championship. Jeff Gordon won 6 wins in 2001.

Drivers List Edit

Team # Drivers Sponsor
A.J. Foyt Racing 14 Ron Hornaday (R) Conseco
Andy Petree Racing

33

55

Joe Nemecheck

Bobby Hamilton

Oakwood Homes

Square D

Bill Davis Racing

22

93

Ward Burton

Dave Blaney

Caterpillar, Inc.

Amoco

Brett Bodine Racing 11 Brett Bodine Ralphs
Chip Ganassi Racing

01

40

Jason Leffler (R)

Sterling Marlin

Cingular Wireless

Coors Lights

Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

1

8

15

Steve Park

Dale Earnhardt Jr

Michael Waltrip

Pennzoil

Budweiser

Napa Auto Parts

Donlavey Racing 90 Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers
Eel River Racing 27 Kenny Wallace Duke's Mayonnaise
Evernham Motorsports

9

19

Bill Elliot

Casey Atwood (R)

Dodge Dealers
Haas-Carter Motorsports

26

66

Jimmy Spencer

Todd Bodine

Big Kmary
Hendrick Motorsports

5

24

25

Terry Labonte

Jeff Gordon

Jerry Nadeau

Kellogg's

Dupont

UAW-Delphi

Jasper Motorsports 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Engines
Joe Gibbs Racing

18

20

Bobby Labonte

Tony Stewart

Interstate Batteries

The Home Depot

MBV Motorsports

10

36

Johnny Benson

Ken Schrader

Valvoline

M&M's

Melling Racing 92 Stacy Compton

Kodiak/Cougar

Midwest Transit Racing 50 Rick Mast Midwest Transit
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Kevin Lepage Eastman Kodak
Penske Racing

2

12

Rusty Wallace

Jeremey Mayfield

Miller Light

Mobil 1

Petty Enterprises

43

44

45

John Andretti

Buckshot Jones

Kyle Petty

Cheerios

Georgia-Pacific

Sprint

PPI Motorsports

32

96

Ricky Craven

Andy Houston (R)

Tide

McDonald's

Qwest Motorsports 37 Derrike Cope

N/A

Richard Childress Racing

29

31

Kevin Harvick (R)

Mike Skinner

GM Goodwrench

Lowe's

Robert Yates Racing

28

88

Ricky Rudd

Dale Jarrett

Texaco/Havoline

UPS

Roush Racing

6

17

97

99

Mark Martin

Matt Kenseth

Kurt Busch (R)

Jeff Burton

Pfizer/Viagra

DeWalt

Sharpie/Rubbermaid

Citgo

Ultra Motorsports 7 Mike Wallace NationsRent
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Elliott Sadler Motorcraft

Final Top 10 points standings *rookieEdit

Rank Driver/# Points Behind Starts Wins
1 Jeff Gordon 24 5112 Leader 36 6
2 Tony Stewart 20 4763 -349 36 3
3 Sterling Marlin 40 4741 -371 36 2
4 Ricky Rudd 28 4706 -406 36 2
5 Dale Jarrett 88 4612 -500 36 4
6 Bobby Labonte 18 4561 -551 36 2
7 Rusty Wallace 2 4481 -631 36 1
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr 8 4460 -652 36 3
9 Kevin Harvick* 29 4406 -706 35 2
10 Jeff Burton 99 4349 -718 36 2

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