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ben24fan's 2000 Jeff Gordon Results Page


Overall, Jeff had an off-year.  He struggled at the season-opening Daytona 500 due to an engine problem.  He struggled with the new crew, body style, and tire that were implemented for the 2000 season.  He had bad luck many times.  Many of the notes and setups that he had gathered from racing his other cars were just not working. But for those of us who stuck with Jeff, we were rewarded with his having some decent runs.  He ended up with three wins and three poles.

In my opinion, the most amazing performances of his 2000 season were both at the same track: Talladega.  In the April race (which I was fortunate enough to attend), Jeff started in 36th place and he won the race!  That was his 50th win, and it came two days after my 16th birthday!

That is amazing to me, but what he did in the October race was just about as amazing.  After qualifying eighth, Jeff wrecked his primary car in Happy Hour (final practice).  This meant that he had to start the race in last place (43rd) with his back-up car.  Luckily, the back-up car was the one that Jeff won with at Talladega in April.  When the green flag waved, Jeff began to move to the front.  He led, then he was shuffled back, then he led, then he was shuffled back.  This kept happening until the closing laps. Jeff was back in the middle of the field and charged all the way up to fourth place.  I am confident that with a few more laps, he could have won the race.

And now, the results!!!


DATE
RACE - TRACK
START
FINISH
Feb. 20
Daytona 500 - Daytona International Speedway
11
34
Feb. 27
Dura-Lube/Kmart 400 - North Carolina Speedway
5
10
Mar. 5
CarsDirect.com 400 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10
28
Mar. 12
Cracker Barrel 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
7
9
Mar. 19
Mall.com 400 - Darlington Raceway
POLE
8
Mar. 26
Food City 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway
3
8
Apr. 2
DirectTV 500 - Texas Motor Speedway
23
25
Apr. 9
Goody's Headache Powder 500 - Martinsville Speedway
11
4
Apr. 16
Diehard 500 - Talladega Superspeedway
36
WIN
Apr. 30
NAPA Auto Parts 500 - California Speedway
26
11
May 6
Pontiac Excitement 400 - Richmond International Raceway
15
14
May 20
The Winston (non-points) - Lowe's Motor Speedway
11
16
May 28
Coca-Cola 600 - Lowe's Motor Speedway
14
10
June 4
MBNA Platinum 400 - Dover Downs International Speedway
19
32
June 11
Kmart 400 - Michigan Speedway
3
14
June 18
Pocono 500 - Pocono Raceway
5
8
June 25
Save Mart Supermarkets 300 - Sears Point Raceway
5
WIN
July 1
Pepsi 400 - Daytona International Speedway
34
10
July 9
thatlook.com 300 - New Hampshire International Speedway
8
5
July 23
Pennsylvania 500 - Pocono Raceway
5
3
Aug. 5
Brickyard 400 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
29
33
Aug. 13
Global Frontier @ the Glen - Watkins Glen International
8
23
Aug. 20
Pepsi 400 presented by Meijer - Michigan Speedway
16
36
Aug. 26
goracing.com 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway
2
23
Sep. 3
Southern 500 - Darlington Raceway
10
4
Sep. 9
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 - Richmond International Raceway
13
WIN
Sep. 17
Dura Lube 300 - New Hampshire International Speedway
18
6
Sep. 24
MBNA.com 400 - Dover Downs International Speedway
9
9
Oct. 1
Napa Autocare 500 - Martinsville Speedway
5
5
Oct. 8
UAW-GM Quality 500 - Lowe's Motor Speedway
POLE
39
Oct. 15
Winston 500 - Talladega Superspeedway
8
4
Oct. 22
Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 - North Carolina Speedway
3
2
Nov. 5
Checker Auto Parts / Dura Lube 500K - Phoenix Intl. Raceway
24
7
Nov. 12
Pennzoil 400 - Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex
28
7
Nov. 19
NAPA 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
POLE
4


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