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The 2001 UAW-GM Quality 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held October 7, 2001 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Sterling Marlin pulled a strong lead over Tony Stewart to capture his second win of the season. In the points race, Jeff Gordon's lead over Ricky Rudd increased his lead by fifteen points.

2001 UAW-GM 500

General info
Series Winston Cup Series
Location Lowe's Motor Speedway
Date October 7, 2005
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Jimmy Spencer
Pole Speed 185.147 mph
Race Data
Winner Sterling Marlin
Margin of Victory 6.002 seconds
Average Speed 139.006 mph
Cautions 8 for 40 laps
Points Leader Jeff Gordon (+237)

Qualifying notes Edit

Jimmy Spencer won his final Winston Cup pole position with his 185 mph qualification effort. His teammate Todd Bodine started on the outside pole. Points leader Jeff Gordon started mid-pack in 20th spot.

The following drivers did not qualify for the race: Kyle Petty (#45), Derrike Cope (#57), Jeff Green (#30), Robby Gordon (#31), Buckshot Jones (#44), Frank Kimmel (#46)

Additional race data Edit

  • Leaders: 9
  • Time of race: 3:36:15
  • Average Speed: 139.006 mph
  • Margin of Victory: 6.002 seconds
  • The race held a patriotic theme all weekend. Country star sang God Bless the USA before the race started, and after winning the race, Marlin carried an American flag on his victory lap. Because United States military forces began their bombing campaign in Afghanistan that day, NASCAR forced Marlin to go straight to victory lane.
  • Stuart Kirby made his NASCAR debut in this race. He drove the #75 Ford for Bob Shact but wrecked early in the race. Jimmie Johnson also made his Winston Cup debut during this event.
  • During the weekend of this race, former NASCAR driver Blaise Alexander was killed in an ARCA race at the track. Ironically, Alexander had been Marlin's teammate the previous year in the Busch Series, when both drivers raced for Team SABCO.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 1340Sterling MarlinCoors LightDodge334115running
2 620Tony StewartHome DepotPontiac334130running
3 2622Ward BurtonCaterpillarDodge33414running
4 98Dale Earnhardt, Jr.BudweiserChevrolet3340running
5 3799Jeff BurtonCitgo SupergardFord3340running
6 2588Dale JarrettUPSFord3340running
7 242Rusty WallaceMiller LiteFord3340running
8 1429Kevin Harvick (R)GM GoodwrenchChevrolet3340running
9 86Mark MartinViagra/PfizerFord3340running
10 718Bobby LabonteInterstate BatteriesPontiac3340running
11 126Jimmy SpencerKmartFord3349running
12 3217Matt KensethDeWalt Power ToolsFord3341running
13 57Kevin LepageNationsRentFord3330running
14 3436Ken SchraderM&M'sPontiac3330running
15 189Bill ElliottDodge Dealers/UAWDodge3330running
16 2024Jeff GordonDuPont AutomotiveChevrolet3330running
17 266Todd BodineKmart Blue Light SpecialFord33337running
18 2115Michael WaltripNAPAChevrolet3320running
19 402Ryan NewmanAlltelFord3320running
20 1233Joe NemechekOakwood HomesChevrolet3313running
21 1928Ricky RuddTexaco HavolineFord3310running
22 4397Kurt Busch (R)Sharpie/RubbermaidFord3310running
23 31Kenny WallacePennzoilChevrolet3311running
24 2919Casey Atwood (R)Dodge Dealers/UAWDodge3300running
25 2877Robert PressleyJasper EnginesFord3300running
26 3143John AndrettiCheeriosDodge3300running
27 425Terry LabonteKellogg'sChevrolet3290running
28 2711Brett BodineRalph's/Wells Fargo FinancialFord3280running
29 3085Carl LongNoopco Paint RemoverDodge3280running
30 1790Hut StricklinHills Brothers CoffeeFord3280running
31 3655Bobby HamiltonSquare DChevrolet3210running
32 1692Stacy ComptonLevi GarretDodge3020transmission
33 234Bobby Hamilton, Jr.KodakChevrolet2960engine
34 3912Mike WallaceMobil 1Ford2810engine
35 4032Ricky CravenTideFord2350crash
36 1110Johnny BensonValvolinePontiac2304engine
37 3821Elliott SadlerMotorcraftFord2230running
38 3514Ron Hornaday (R)ConsecoPontiac2210engine
39 1548Jimmie JohnsonLowe'sChevrolet1920crash
40 1025Jerry NadeauUAW-DelphiChevrolet1670crash
41 4193Dave BlaneyAmocoDodge1110engine
42 2275Stuart KirbyCombosFord460crash
43 3301Jason Leffler (R)Cingular WirelessDodge440crash
  • (R) - Denotes rookie

External LinksEdit

Points Edit

  1. Jeff Gordon +237
  2. Ricky Rudd -237
  3. Tony Stewart -385
  4. Sterling Marlin -434
  5. Dale Jarrett -493
  6. Rusty Wallace -552
  7. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -565
  8. Kevin Harvick -586
  9. Bobby Labonte -686
  10. Jeff Burton -859

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