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The 2001 Brickyard 400 was a Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) event that occured at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 5, 2001. Jeff Gordon won his third Brickyard 400, holding off Sterling Marlin for the victory. Gordon also used the win to boost his points lead over Dale Jarrett.

2001 Bickyard 400

General info
Series Winston Cup Series
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date August 5, 2001
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Jimmy Spencer
Pole Speed 179.666 mph
Race Data
Winner Jeff Gordon
Margin of Victory 0.943 seconds
Average Speed 130.790 mph
Cautions 7 for 28 laps
Points Leader Jeff Gordon (+160)

Qualifying notes Edit

Jimmy Spencer captured his first series pole in seven years, taking down a speed nearing 180 mph. Bill Elliott started alongside him on the front row, while his teammate Casey Atwood qualified third. Eventual race winner Gordon started back in twenty-seventh, and defending race champion Bobby Labonte began the race from the fifteenth spot.

The following drivers failed to qualify for the race: Kevin Lepage (#4), Derrike Cope (#37), Mike Wallace (#7), Hermie Sadler (#13), Ed Berrier (#95), David Keith (#57), Rick Mast (#27), Dave Marcis (#71), Kyle Petty (#45), Shawna Robinson (#84), Andy Hillenburg (#49)

Additional race data Edit

  • Leaders: 12
  • Time of race: 3:03:30
  • Average Speed: 130.79 mph
  • Margin of Victory: 0.943 sec
  • This race marked the fourth consecutive year in which the winner of this race went on to win the points championship.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 2724JGJeff Gordon (W)DuPont AutomotiveChevrolet16029running
2 840coorsSterling MarlinCoors LightDodge16025running
3 2610Johnny BensonValvolinePontiac1600running
4 332PenskeBlueRusty WallaceMiller LiteFord1600running
5 3497sharpieKurt Busch (R)Sharpie/RubbermaidFord1601running
6 1922Ward BurtonCaterpillarDodge1600running
7 131Steve ParkPennzoilChevrolet16039running
8 29EvernhamBill ElliottDodge Dealers/UAWDodge1606running
9 732ppiRicky CravenTideFord1600running
10 368JuniorDale Earnhardt, Jr.BudweiserChevrolet16010running
11 1129GoodwrenchCupKevin Harvick (R)GM GoodwrenchChevrolet16018running
12 688upsDale Jarrett (W)UPSFord1600running
13 126kmartJimmy SpencerKmartFord16016running
14 3043CheeriosCupJohn AndrettiHoney Nut CheeriosDodge1600running
15 1518Bobby LabonteInterstate BatteriesPontiac1606running
16 2299Jeff BurtonCitgo SupergardFord1604running
17 920TonyStewartTony StewartHome DepotPontiac1603running
18 1612mobilJeremy MayfieldMobil 1Ford1600running
19 355Terry LabonteKellogg'sChevrolet1600running
20 2033oakwoodJoe NemechekOakwood HomesChevrolet1600running
21 3130rcrJeff GreenAmerica OnlineChevrolet1600running
22 256Mark MartinViagra/PfizerFord1600running
23 3821motorcraftElliott SadlerMotorcraftFord1600running
24 1066Todd BodineKmartFord1590running
25 1415DEINapaMichael WaltripNAPAChevrolet1590running
26 2901Jason Leffler (R)Cingular WirelessDodge1590running
27 3955Bobby HamiltonSquare DChevrolet1590running
28 4036Ken SchraderM&M'sPontiac1590running
29 3290Hut StricklinHill Brothers CoffeeFord1590running
30 4231Robby GordonLowe'sChevrolet1590running
31 502newmanRyan NewmanAlltelFord1593running
32 1750Rich BickleSpeedway RecordsChevrolet1590running
33 3392Stacy ComptonKodiakDodge1590running
34 2814Ron Hornaday (R)ConsecoPontiac1580running
35 2177jasperyellowRobert PressleyJasper EnginesFord1580running
36 4344Buckshot JonesGeorgia PacificDodge1580running
37 1811ralphsBrett BodineRalph's Supermarkets/Red CellFord1580running
38 4125Jerry NadeauUAW-DelphiChevrolet1350crash
39 428Ricky Rudd (W)Texaco HavolineFord1070running
40 2493Dave BlaneyAmocoDodge1000crash
41 319Casey Atwood (R)Dodge/UAWDodge380overheating
42 2317KensethCupBuschMatt KensethDeWalt Power ToolsFord20crash
43 1296ppiAndy Houston (R)McDonald'sFord10crash

Points Edit

  1. Jeff Gordon +160
  2. Dale Jarrett -160
  3. Ricky Rudd -179
  4. Tony Stewart -319
  5. Sterling Marlin -323
  6. Rusty Wallace -375
  7. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -435
  8. Bobby Labonte -466
  9. Kevin Harvick -470
  10. Johnny Benson -509

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