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The 1999 Daytona 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) race held on February 14, 1999 at Daytona International Speedway. Defending Cup champion Jeff Gordon won from the pole, passing Rusty Wallace with 11 laps to go.

1999 Daytona 500

General info
Series Winston Cup Series
Location Daytona International Speedway
Date February 14, 1999
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Jeff Gordon
Pole Speed 195.067 mph
Race Data
Winner Jeff Gordon
Margin of Victory 0.128 secs
Average Speed 161.551 mph
Cautions 4 for 20 laps
Points Leader Jeff Gordon (+10)

Qualifying notes Edit

Jeff Gordon won the pole for the race at over 195. He was joined on the outside pole by rookie Tony Stewart. Bobby Labonte and Dale Earnhardt started on the second row after winning their respective Gatorade 125 qualifying races.

The following drivers did not qualify: Dan Pardus (#50), Dick Trickle (#13), Steve Grissom (#91), Buckshot Jones (#00), David Green (#41), Billy Standridge (#47), Stanton Barrett (#84), Andy Hillenburg (#80), Jeff Green (#15), Ken Bouchard (#73), Gary Bradberry (#78), Morgan Shepherd (#81), Glen Morgan (#48), Jim Sauter (#72), Mark Gibson (#59), Norm Benning (#79)

Additional race data Edit

  • Leaders: 7
  • Time of race: 3:05:42
  • Cautions: 4 for 20 laps
  • Tony Stewart made his NASCAR debut in this race. Despite qualifying on the outside pole, he fell back to the rear of the field due to engine problems.
  • This weekend was a tumultuous one for Donlavey Racing. They had announced in the offseason that they would field their familiar #90 Ford Taurus driven by rookie Mike Harmon and with sponsorship from Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce. However, during the week before the race, reports surfaced that Big Daddy's had not made good on their sponsorship commitments. The ordeal ended with Big Daddy's' contract being cancelled and Harmon being fired from the ride. Mike Wallace was hired as a last-minute driver, and Kodiak was brought on board as a one-race sponsor after its regular team did not qualify.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 124Jeff Gordon (W)DuPont Automotive FinishesChevrolet20017running
2 43Dale Earnhardt (W)GM Goodwrench Service PlusChevrolet2000running
3 4128Kenny Irwin, Jr.Texaco HavolineFord2000running
4 1231Mike SkinnerLowe'sChevrolet20031running
5 137Michael WaltripPhilips/KlaussnerChevrolet2000running
6 733Ken SchraderSkoalChevrolet2000running
7 2444Kyle PettyHot WheelsPontiac2000running
8 102Rusty WallaceMiller LiteFord200104running
9 2697Chad LittleJohn DeereFord2000running
10 2198Rick MastSonicFord2000running
11 259Jerry NadeauCartoon NetworkFord2000running
12 3425Wally Dallenbach, Jr.BudweiserFord2000running
13 1416Kevin LepagePrimestarFord2000running
14 3136Ernie Irvan (W)M&M'sPontiac2000running
15 2775Ted MusgraveRemington ArmsFord2000running
16 3571Dave MarcisRealTree CamouflageChevrolet1990running
17 3926Johnny Benson, Jr.CheeriosFord1990running
18 2030Derrike Cope (W)Jimmy DeansPontiac1990running
19 1577Robert PressleyJasper EnginesFord1990running
20 612Jeremy MayfieldMobil 1Ford1997running
21 4366Darrell Waltrip (W)Big KmartFord1990running
22 4011Brett BodinePaychexFord1990running
23 4290Mike WallaceAccu-turn/KodiakFord1990running
24 1822Ward BurtonCaterpillarPontiac1980running
25 318Bobby LabonteInterstate BatteriesPontiac19820running
26 2858Ricky CravenHollywood VideoFord1970running
27 3794Bill Elliott (W)McDonald'sFord1947handling
28 220Tony Stewart (R)Home DepotPontiac1810running
29 164Bobby HamiltonKodakChevrolet1740crash
30 2910Ricky RuddTideFord1680running
31 96Mark MartinValvoline/CumminsFord1470crash
32 1740Sterling Marlin (W)Coors LightChevrolet1440crash
33 2245Rich Bickle10-10-345Pontiac1420crash
34 231Steve ParkPennzoilChevrolet1390crash
35 599Jeff BurtonExide BatteriesFord1380crash
36 3242Joe NemechekBellSouthChevrolet1370crash
37 888Dale Jarrett (W)Quality Care/Ford CreditFord13414crash
38 195Terry LabonteKellogg'sChevrolet1340crash
39 3060Geoffrey Bodine (W)Power TeamChevrolet1340crash
40 3821Elliott Sadler (R)CitgoFord1320crash
41 1123Jimmy SpencerWinstonFord1210crash
42 3355Kenny WallaceSquare DChevrolet920engine
43 3643John AndrettiSTPPontiac250engine
  • (R) - Denotes rookie driver
  • (W) - Denotes past winner of the race

Points Edit

  1. Jeff Gordon 180
  2. Dale Earnhardt -10
  3. Kenny Irwin, Jr. -15
  4. Mike Skinner -15
  5. Michael Waltrip -25
  6. Rusty Wallace -28
  7. Ken Schrader -30
  8. Kyle Petty -34
  9. Chad Little -42
  10. Rick Mast -46

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