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1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup season, the 51st season of professional Stock car racing in the United States, the 28th modern-era Cup series, and the last Cup season of the 1990s, the 20th century's final decade, began on Sunday, February 7, and ended on Sunday, November 21. Dale Jarrett, representing Robert Yates Racing, was crowned the champion. The NASCAR Manufacturers' Championship was won by the Ford drivers with 13 wins and 231 points over second place Chevrolet who had 12 wins and 210 points.

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Bud Shootout

The exhibition Bud Shootout race, for drivers who had won a pole position in the previous season or had won the event before, was held on February 7 at Daytona International Speedway. Rusty Wallace drew the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 33-Ken Schrader
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 31-Mike Skinner
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 22-Ward Burton
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace
  8. 88-Dale Jarrett
  9. 98-Rick Mast
  10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

Gatorade Twin 125's

The Gatorade Twin 125's, a pair of qualifying races for the Daytona 500, were held February 11 at Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart won the pole positions for the races, respectively.

Race one: top ten results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 33-Ken Schrader
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 26-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 7-Michael Waltrip
  8. 77-Robert Pressley
  9. 40-Sterling Marlin
  10. 5-Terry Labonte

Race two: top ten results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 31-Mike Skinner
  6. 20-Tony Stewart
  7. 16-Kevin Lepage
  8. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  9. 22-Ward Burton
  10. 30-Derrike Cope

Daytona 500

The 1999 Daytona 500 was held February 14 at Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole. In winning the race as well, he became the first Daytona 500 pole sitter to win the race since Bill Elliott in 1987. This race is known for Gordon's daring three-wide pass on Rusty Wallace and Mike Skinner. Gordon passed Wallace after ducking to the apron, nearly plowing into the damaged car of Ricky Rudd. Skinner jumped to the outside and they raced three-wide for three laps until Dale Earnhardt gave Gordon the needed push. The race was also known for a determined Dale Earnhardt repeatedly trying to pass Jeff Gordon for the lead on the final lap, but Gordon beat Earnhardt to the finish. The race was also marked by a large crash on lap 135 in turn 3 that collected 13 cars and saw Dale Jarrett flip over twice.

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  4. 31-Mike Skinner
  5. 7-Michael Waltrip
  6. 33-Ken Schrader
  7. 44-Kyle Petty
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 97-Chad Little
  10. 98-Rick Mast

Failed to qualify: 50-Dan Pardus*, 59-Mark Gibson, 72-Jim Sauter, 48-Glen Morgan, 81-Morgan Shepherd, 78-Gary Bradberry, 73-Ken Bouchard, 15-Jeff Green, 80-Andy Hillenburg, 84-Stanton Barrett, 47-Billy Standridge, 41-David Green, 00-Buckshot Jones*, 91-Steve Grissom, 13-Dick Trickle, and 79-Norm Benning.

  • This was the first Winston No Bull 5 race of the season. Jeff Gordon won the bonus.
  • This was the first Winston Cup race for future champion Tony Stewart.
  • Dura Lube/Big K 400

    The Dura Lube/Big K 400 was held February 21 at North Carolina Speedway. Ricky Rudd won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 6-Mark Martin
    2. 88-Dale Jarrett
    3. 18-Bobby Labonte
    4. 99-Jeff Burton
    5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    6. 31-Mike Skinner
    7. 5-Terry Labonte
    8. 60-Geoffrey Bodine
    9. 4-Bobby Hamilton
    10. 2-Rusty Wallace

    Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (No. 30), Buckshot Jones (No. 00), Billy Standridge (No. 50), Rich Bickle (No. 45)

  • Jeff Gordon lost his bid at another 4 straight victories and for the first time since Michigan in June, Gordon failed to finish in the top 10. He fell back to 13th in points.
  • Las Vegas 400

    The Las Vegas 400 was held March 7 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole. The Burton brothers, Jeff and Ward, both led for a combined 182 of the race's 267 laps. In the end after a great battle for the lead in the race's closing moments, Jeff would pass brother Ward and hold on for the win.

    Top ten results

    1. 99-Jeff Burton
    2. 22-Ward Burton
    3. 24-Jeff Gordon
    4. 31-Mike Skinner
    5. 18-Bobby Labonte
    6. 36-Ernie Irvan
    7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    8. 5-Terry Labonte
    9. 2-Rusty Wallace
    10. 6-Mark Martin

    Failed to qualify: Ted Musgrave (No. 75), Kyle Petty (No. 44), Robert Pressley (No. 77), Ron Hornaday (No. 50), Butch Gilliland (No. 38), Dave Marcis (No. 71), Morgan Shepherd (No. 92), Ron Burns (No. 68), Austin Cameron (No. 89)

  • This was the second Winston No Bull 5 race for 1999
  • Cracker Barrel 500

    The Cracker Barrel 500 was held March 14 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 24-Jeff Gordon
    2. 18-Bobby Labonte
    3. 6-Mark Martin
    4. 99-Jeff Burton
    5. 88-Dale Jarrett
    6. 31-Mike Skinner
    7. 36-Ernie Irvan
    8. 22-Ward Burton
    9. 97-Chad Little
    10. 7-Michael Waltrip

    Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (No. 77), Steve Grissom (No. 91), Morgan Shepherd (No. 90), Harris DeVane (No. 08)

    TranSouth Financial 400

    The TranSouth Financial 400 was held March 21 at Darlington Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was halted on lap 164 due to rain and never resumed. Jeff Burton (the leader at the time) was involved in a multi car wreck that occurred just as the rain started pouring, but managed to limp across the start/finish line to take the win. Jeff Gordon was running 2nd before being passed by Jeremy Mayfield after being involved in the same wreck, Gordon still finished 3rd. Bobby Labonte injured his shoulder in a practice crash but started the race. On the first pit stop, Matt Kenseth filled in for Labonte.

    Top ten results

    1. 99-Jeff Burton
    2. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    3. 24-Jeff Gordon
    4. 88-Dale Jarrett
    5. 6-Mark Martin
    6. 20-Tony Stewart
    7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
    8. 22-Ward Burton
    9. 43-John Andretti
    10. 18-Matt Kenseth

    Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (No. 30), Dave Marcis (No. 71), Rich Bickle (No. 45)

    Primestar 500

    The Primestar 500 was held March 28 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenny Irwin, Jr. won the pole. The race was notable for Terry Labonte claiming his first victory in his home state of Texas. It would be his last win until the 2003 Mountain Dew Southern 500.

    Top ten results

    1. 5-Terry Labonte
    2. 88-Dale Jarrett
    3. 18-Bobby Labonte
    4. 2-Rusty Wallace
    5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    6. 20-Tony Stewart
    7. 99-Jeff Burton
    8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    9. 40-Sterling Marlin
    10. 21-Elliott Sadler

    Failed to qualify: Dick Trickle (No. 91), Stanton Barrett (No. 90), Kyle Petty (No. 44), Dave Marcis (No. 71), Ken Bouchard (No. 84)

  • This race would end under the caution flag as with just a couple laps to go Jimmy Spencer was involved in an accident, bringing out the yellow flag.
  • Food City 500

    The Food City 500 was held April 11 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 2-Rusty Wallace
    2. 6-Mark Martin
    3. 88-Dale Jarrett
    4. 43-John Andretti
    5. 99-Jeff Burton
    6. 24-Jeff Gordon
    7. 75-Ted Musgrave
    8. 44-Kyle Petty
    9. 22-Ward Burton
    10. 3-Dale Earnhardt

    Failed to qualify: Rich Bickle (No. 45), Stanton Barrett (No. 90), Derrike Cope (No. 30), Carl Long (No. 85)

  • Rusty Wallace led 425 of the 500 laps on his way to a dominating victory.
  • Jeff Gordon was involved in a multi car crash with about 50 laps left, but because so few cars were left on the lead lap, Gordon was able to rally to a sixth-place finish.
  • Goody's Body Pain 500

    The Goody's Body Pain 500 was held April 18 at Martinsville Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 43-John Andretti
    2. 99-Jeff Burton
    3. 24-Jeff Gordon
    4. 31-Mike Skinner
    5. 6-Mark Martin
    6. 55-Kenny Wallace
    7. 2-Rusty Wallace
    8. 88-Dale Jarrett
    9. 33-Ken Schrader
    10. 44-Kyle Petty

    Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (No. 71), Morgan Shepherd (No. 90), Buckshot Jones (No. 00)

  • This was the last time until the 2014 Coke Zero 400 that the famous 43 car visited victory lane in a Cup Series race
  • Last win for John Andretti and for Petty Enterprises
  • DieHard 500

    The DieHard 500 was held April 25 at Talladega Superspeedway. Ken Schrader won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 3 -Dale Earnhardt
    2. 88-Dale Jarrett
    3. 6 -Mark Martin
    4. 18-Bobby Labonte
    5. 20-Tony Stewart
    6. 33-Ken Schrader
    7. 55-Kenny Wallace
    8. 9 -Jerry Nadeau
    9. 43-John Andretti
    10. 94-Bill Elliott

    Failed to qualify:Ken Bouchard (No. 84), Dan Pardus (No. 50), Derrike Cope (No. 30), Loy Allen Jr. (No. 90), Dick Trickle (No. 91)

    California 500 Presented by NAPA

    The California 500 Presented by NAPA was held May 2 at California Speedway. Since qualifying was rained out the lineup was set by owner's points, and Jeff Burton started on the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 24-Jeff Gordon
    2. 99-Jeff Burton
    3. 18-Bobby Labonte
    4. 20-Tony Stewart
    5. 88-Dale Jarrett
    6. 22-Ward Burton
    7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    8. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
    9. 5-Terry Labonte
    10. 31-Mike Skinner 1 lap down

    Failed to qualify: Boris Said (No. 14), Hut Stricklin (No. 90), Buckshot Jones (No. 00), Butch Gilliland (No. 38)

    Pontiac Excitement 400

    The Pontiac Excitement 400 was held May 15 at Richmond International Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 88-Dale Jarrett
    2. 6-Mark Martin
    3. 18-Bobby Labonte
    4. 4-Bobby Hamilton
    5. 2-Rusty Wallace
    6. 42-Joe Nemechek
    7. 44Kyle Petty
    8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    9. 22-Ward Burton
    10. 91-Rich Bickle

    Failed to qualify: Buckshot Jones (No. 00), Dave Marcis (No. 71), Hut Stricklin (No. 90)

  • After troubles by points leader Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett would not only win this race, but inherit the points lead and hold it for the rest of 1999
  • The Winston

    The Winston, NASCAR's all-star race, was held May 22 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 5-Terry Labonte
    2. 20-Tony Stewart
    3. 24-Jeff Gordon
    4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    6. 60-Geoffrey Bodine
    7. 40-Sterling Marlin
    8. 7-Michael Waltrip
    9. 94-Bill Elliott
    10. 43-John Andretti

    Coca-Cola 600

    The Coca-Cola 600 was held May 30 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 99-Jeff Burton
    2. 18-Bobby Labonte
    3. 6-Mark Martin
    4. 20-Tony Stewart
    5. 88-Dale Jarrett
    6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    7. 33-Ken Schrader
    8. 22-Ward Burton 1 lap down
    9. 31-Mike Skinner 1 lap down
    10. 12-Jeremy Mayfield 1 lap down
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made his NASCAR Winston Cup debut at this race, achieving a 16th-place finish.
  • Jeff Burton collected an extra million dollars for winning the third Winston No Bull 5 race of the season
  • Failed to qualify: Jeff Green (No. 01), Dick Trickle (No. 91), Dave Marcis (No. 71), Derrike Cope (No. 30), Ricky Craven (No. 58), Dan Pardus (No. 50), Morgan Shepherd (No. 05), Randy LaJoie (No. 14), Carl Long (No. 85)

    MBNA Platinum 400

    The MBNA Platinum 400 was held June 6 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole. For the second straight year in this race, fuel strategy did not play out in favor of Jeff Gordon, as he would again have to pit for fuel in the race's closing laps, giving the lead away to Bobby Labonte in this race who would lead the final six laps.

    Top ten results

    1. 18-Bobby Labonte
    2. 24-Jeff Gordon
    3. 6-Mark Martin 1 lap down
    4. 20-Tony Stewart 1 lap down
    5. 88-Dale Jarrett 1 lap down
    6. 2-Rusty Wallace 1 lap down
    7. 26-Johnny Benson 1 lap down
    8. 99-Jeff Burton 1 lap down
    9. 12-Jeremy Mayfield 2 laps down
    10. 28-Kenny Irwin Jr. 2 laps down

    Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), Buckshot Jones (No. 00), Hut Stricklin (No. 90)

    Kmart 400

    The Kmart 400 was held June 13 at Michigan Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 88-Dale Jarrett
    2. 24-Jeff Gordon
    3. 99-Jeff Burton
    4. 22-Ward Burton
    5. 18-Bobby Labonte
    6. 1-Steve Park 1 lap down
    7. 36-Ernie Irvan 1 lap down
    8. 43-John Andretti 1 lap down
    9. 20-Tony Stewart 2 laps down
    10. 6-Mark Martin 2 laps down

    Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (No. 71), Hut Stricklin (No. 90), Buckshot Jones (No. 00)

  • This race was run caution-free. It was therefore the fastest NASCAR Cup race at MIS, Dale Jarrett's average speed being 173.997 mph.
  • Pocono 500

    The Pocono 500 was held June 20 at Pocono Raceway. Sterling Marlin won the pole. This race is mostly remembered for a hard crash from veteran Dave Marcis on Lap 91 when he got loose at turn two and when trying to correct it, spun hard right and slammed into the wall at a good rate of speed, getting some air and destroying his car. He emerged from the wreck without injury.

    Top ten results

    1. 18-Bobby Labonte
    2. 24-Jeff Gordon
    3. 88-Dale Jarrett
    4. 40-Sterling Marlin
    5. 6-Mark Martin
    6. 20-Tony Stewart
    7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    8. 36-Ernie Irvan
    9. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

    Failed to qualify: Hut Stricklin (No. 90), Loy Allen Jr. (No. 58), Derrike Cope (No. 30)

    Save Mart/Kragen 350

    The Save Mart/Kragen 350 was held June 27 at Sears Point Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 24-Jeff Gordon
    2. 6-Mark Martin
    3. 43-John Andretti
    4. 2-Rusty Wallace
    5. 23-Jimmy Spencer
    6. 88-Dale Jarrett
    7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    8. 44-Kyle Petty
    9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    10. 7-Michael Waltrip

    Failed to qualify: R. K. Smith (No. 71), Austin Cameron (No. 89), Sean Woodside (No. 58), John Metcalf (No. 70), Mike Borkowski (No. 09), Boris Said (No. 14), Steve Portenga (No. 96), David Murry (No. 61)

  • Two flips occurred in the race, first when No. 1 of Steve Park got sideways in turn 1, hitting the guardrail and flipping once. He was uninjured. The No. 33 of Ken Schrader flipped as well. In the same area of the track Park had crashed earlier, Schrader got sideways causing the car to go over the fence and roll two and a half times. Schrader was also uninjured.
  • Jeff Gordon won the race despite hard charges by Mark Martin and being extremely sick. This was also Jeff's second straight win at Sears Point Raceway and his fourth straight win on a road course.
  • Pepsi 400

    The Pepsi 400 was held July 3 at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 88-Dale Jarrett
    2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    3. 99-Jeff Burton
    4. 31-Mike Skinner
    5. 18-Bobby Labonte
    6. 20-Tony Stewart
    7. 22-Ward Burton
    8. 4-Bobby Hamilton
    9. 36-Ernie Irvan
    10. 5-Terry Labonte

    Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (No. 30), Hut Stricklin (No. 91), Ken Bouchard (No. 84), Robert Pressley (No. 77), Stanton Barrett (No. 90)

  • With a couple of laps left, Jeremy Mayfield and Jimmy Spencer spun off of turn 4, bringing out the yellow flag and ending the race under the caution flag.
  • Jiffy Lube 300

    The Jiffy Lube 300 was held July 11 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 99-Jeff Burton
    2. 55-Kenny Wallace
    3. 24-Jeff Gordon
    4. 88-Dale Jarrett
    5. 94-Bill Elliott
    6. 6-Mark Martin
    7. 25-Wally Dallenbach Jr.
    8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    9. 23-Jimmy Spencer
    10. 20-Tony Stewart

    Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (No. 77), Derrike Cope (No. 30), David Green (No. 41), Dave Marcis (No. 71)

  • Tony Stewart was only a couple of laps away from notching his first Winston Cup Series win when he ran out of fuel
  • Pennsylvania 500

    The Pennsylvania 500 was held July 25 at Pocono Raceway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 18-Bobby Labonte
    2. 88-Dale Jarrett
    3. 6-Mark Martin
    4. 20-Tony Stewart
    5. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
    6. 5-Terry Labonte
    7. 91-Rich Bickle
    8. 1-Steve Park
    9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    10. 31-Mike Skinner

    Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (No. 30), Morgan Shepherd (No. 91)

  • With this win, Bobby Labonte completed a rare sweep of races at Pocono Raceway for one season.
  • Elliott Sadler injured his left foot during qualifying. Morgan Shepherd was on standby, but was not used.
  • This was the final race where Ken Squier was the play-by-play announcer.
  • Brickyard 400

    The Brickyard 400 was held August 7 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 88-Dale Jarrett
    2. 18-Bobby Labonte
    3. 24-Jeff Gordon
    4. 6-Mark Martin
    5. 99-Jeff Burton
    6. 22-Ward Burton
    7. 20-Tony Stewart
    8. 2-Rusty Wallace
    9. 28-Ricky Rudd
    10. 3-Dale Earnhardt

    Failed to qualify: Rich Bickle (No. 45), Boris Said (No. 14), Brett Bodine (No. 11), Dick Trickle (No. 91), Steve Grissom (No. 01), Morgan Shepherd (No. 05), Jeff Davis/Lance Hooper (No. 62), Stanton Barrett (No. 90), Mike Wallace (No. 32), Gary Bradberry (No. 80), Buckshot Jones (No. 00), Bob Strait (No. 61)

  • Just one year after Jeff Gordon became the first repeat Brickyard 400 winner, Dale Jarrett redeemed himself after running out of fuel took him out of top contention in last year's race and followed in Gordon's footsteps to become the second repeat Brickyard 400 winner.
  • Frontier at the Glen

    The Frontier at the Glen was held August 13 at Watkins Glen International. Rusty Wallace won the pole. Jeff Gordon would lead 55 of the race's 90 laps on his way to his third straight win at Watkins Glen and his fifth straight win overall on a road course.

    Top ten results

    1. 24-Jeff Gordon
    2. 87-Ron Fellows
    3. 2-Rusty Wallace
    4. 88-Dale Jarrett
    5. 9-Jerry Nadeau
    6. 20-Tony Stewart
    7. 25-Wally Dallenbach Jr.
    8. 44-Kyle Petty
    9. 31-Mike Skinner
    10. 6-Mark Martin

    Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (No. 77), Derrike Cope (No. 30), Paul Gentilozzi (No. 19), Jack Baldwin (No. 91), Hut Stricklin (No. 58), Dave Marcis (No. 71)

  • This was Ernie Irvan's last NASCAR Winston Cup Race
  • Pepsi 400 Presented by Meijer

    The Pepsi 400 Presented by Meijer was held August 22 at Michigan Speedway. Ward Burton won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 18-Bobby Labonte
    2. 24-Jeff Gordon
    3. 20-Tony Stewart
    4. 88-Dale Jarrett
    5. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    6. 97-Chad Little
    7. 6-Mark Martin
    8. 23-Jimmy Spencer
    9. 58-Hut Stricklin
    10. 43-John Andretti

    Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (No. 30), Stanton Barrett (No. 90), Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), Brett Bodine (No. 11), Tom Hubert (No. 19)

  • This was the race that saw former Michigan winner Ernie Irvan crash hard during practice, similar to a crash that he was involved in during the 1994 event. Dick Trickle subbed for Irvan for the Michigan race and then Jerry Nadeau took over for the remainder of the season.
  • Goody's Headache Powder 500

    The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was held August 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    2. 23-Jimmy Spencer
    3. 10-Ricky Rudd
    4. 24-Jeff Gordon
    5. 20-Tony Stewart
    6. 6-Mark Martin
    7. 40-Sterling Marlin
    8. 5-Terry Labonte
    9. 22-Ward Burton
    10. 33-Ken Schrader
  • This race came under some controversy when on the last lap, Dale Earnhardt spun out leader Terry Labonte, who collected Ricky Rudd and Stewart. Earnhardt was booed as he pulled into victory lane. Earnhardt would inherit the lead after leader Terry Labonte spun after the caution flag was just brought out with 9 laps to go. Because of the low number of lead lap cars left in the race, Terry was able to pit for tires during the caution flag and make a hard charge to the front when the race was back green, allowing Labonte to get by Earnhardt for the lead coming to the white flag just before Earnhardt got into him in turns 1 and 2.
  • Failed to qualify: Rich Bickle (No. 45), Dick Trickle (No. 91)

    Pepsi Southern 500

    The 50th Pepsi Southern 500 was held September 5 at Darlington Raceway. Kenny Irwin, Jr. won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 99-Jeff Burton
    2. 22-Ward Burton
    3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    4. 6-Mark Martin
    5. 16-Kevin Lepage
    6. 42-Joe Nemechek
    7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
    8. 2-Rusty Wallace
    9. 33-Ken Schrader
    10. 1-Steve Park

    Failed to qualify: Todd Bodine (No. 30), Stanton Barrett (No. 90)

  • Jeff Burton once again collected one million dollars for his victory in the fourth Winston No Bull 5 race of 1999.
  • The race was halted on lap 270 due to rain.
  • During the weekend of this race, Ernie Irvan announced his immediate retirement from racing due to injuries he suffered while testing his Busch Series car at Michigan International Speedway the previous month.
  • Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400

    The Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 was held September 11 at Richmond International Raceway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 20-Tony Stewart*
    2. 18-Bobby Labonte
    3. 88-Dale Jarrett
    4. 40-Sterling Marlin
    5. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
    6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
    8. 75-Ted Musgrave
    9. 43-John Andretti 1 lap down
    10. 8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1 lap down

    Failed to qualify: Jack Sprague (No. 45), Dave Marcis (No. 71), Hut Stricklin(No. 58), Stanton Barrett (No. 90), Tommy Baldwin (No. 91)

  • This was Tony Stewart's first NASCAR Winston Cup win. Stewart led a whopping 333 of the race's 400 laps.
  • Dura Lube/Kmart 300

    The Dura Lube/Kmart 300 was held September 19 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 42-Joe Nemechek*
    2. 20-Tony Stewart
    3. 18-Bobby Labonte
    4. 99-Jeff Burton
    5. 24-Jeff Gordon
    6. 2-Rusty Wallace
    7. 26-Johnny Bensone
    8. 22-Ward Burton
    9. 98-Rick Mast
    10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

    Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), Derrike Cope (No. 91), Dick Trickle (No. 41), Andy Belmont (No. 79)

  • This was Joe Nemechek's first NASCAR Winston Cup win
  • For the second week in a row, a first time winner won a race.
  • This race ended under the caution flag.
  • MBNA Gold 400

    The MBNA Gold 400 was held September 26 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 6-Mark Martin
    2. 20-Tony Stewart
    3. 88-Dale Jarrett
    4. 17-Matt Kenseth
    5. 18-Bobby Labonte
    6. 99-Jeff Burton
    7. 97-Chad Little 1 lap down
    8. 3-Dale Earnhardt 1 lap down
    9. 1-Steve Park 1 lap down
    10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr. 1 lap down

    Failed to qualify: Dick Trickle (No. 41), Todd Bodine (No. 30), Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), Derrike Cope (No. 91), Andy Belmont (No. 79)

    NAPA AutoCare 500

    The NAPA AutoCare 500 was held October 3 at Martinsville Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 24-Jeff Gordon
    2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    3. 60-Geoffrey Bodine
    4. 2-Rusty Wallace
    5. 55-Kenny Wallace
    6. 31-Mike Skinner
    7. 44-Kyle Petty
    8. 18-Bobby Labonte
    9. 99-Jeff Burton 1 lap down
    10. 88-Dale Jarrett 1 lap down

    Failed to qualify: Ron Hornaday (No. 01), Dick Trickle (No. 41), Tim Fedewa (No. 91), Morgan Shepherd (No. 05)

  • It was announced prior to this race, that Jeff Gordon's crew chief Ray Evernham was leaving Hendrick Motorsports to oversee Dodge's return to NASCAR in 2001. Brian Whitesell was Gordon's crew chief for the remainder of 1999.
  • UAW-GM Quality 500

    The UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway was scheduled for October 10 but was held October 11 due to rain. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 24-Jeff Gordon
    2. 18-Bobby Labonte
    3. 31-Mike Skinner
    4. 6-Mark Martin
    5. 22-Ward Burton
    6. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    7. 88-Dale Jarrett
    8. 2-Rusty Wallace 1 lap down
    9. 16-Kevin Lepage 1 lap down
    10. 1-Steve Park 1 lap down

    Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), Dave Marcis (No. 71), Ed Berrier (No. 90), Gary Bradberry (No. 80), Hut Stricklin (No. 58), Andy Hillenburg (No. 91)

  • With this win, Jeff Gordon was now two for two with Brian Whitesell as his interim crew chief, as the tandem had won their first race together a week ago at Martinsville.
  • Winston 500

    The Winston 500 was held October 17 at Talladega Superspeedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    2. 88-Dale Jarrett
    3. 10-Ricky Rudd
    4. 22-Ward Burton
    5. 55-Kenny Wallace
    6. 20-Tony Stewart
    7. 18-Bobby Labonte
    8. 99-Jeff Burton
    9. 4-Bobby Hamilton
    10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

    Failed to qualify: Bobby Gerhart (No. 89), Robert Pressley (No. 77), Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), Hut Stricklin (No. 58)

  • This was the final Winston No Bull 5 race of 1999. The top five finishing order was eligible for the bonus at the 2000 Daytona 500.
  • Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400

    The Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 was held October 24 at North Carolina Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 99-Jeff Burton
    2. 22-Ward Burton
    3. 18-Bobby Labonte
    4. 88-Dale Jarrett
    5. 2-Rusty Wallace
    6. 6-Mark Martin
    7. 43-John Andretti
    8. 40-Sterling Marlin
    9. 12-Jeremy Mayfield 1 lap down
    10. 4-Bobby Hamilton 1 lap down

    Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (No. 71), Rich Bickle (No. 91), Hut Stricklin (No. 58), Ed Berrier (No. 90)

  • During the weekend for this race, the No. 58 SBIII Motorsports team closed its doors due to a sponsorship pullout.
  • Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500

    The Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500 was held November 7 at Phoenix International Raceway. John Andretti won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 20-Tony Stewart
    2. 6-Mark Martin
    3. 18-Bobby Labonte
    4. 99-Jeff Burton
    5. 28-Ricky Rudd
    6. 88-Dale Jarrett
    7. 44-Kyle Petty
    8. 43-John Andretti
    9. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
    10. 24-Jeff Gordon

    Failed to qualify: Mike Wallace (No. 32)

    Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart

    The inaugural Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart was held November 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 20-Tony Stewart
    2. 18-Bobby Labonte
    3. 99-Jeff Burton
    4. 6-Mark Martin
    5. 88-Dale Jarrett
    6. 31-Mike Skinner
    7. 44-Kyle Petty
    8. 3-Dale Earnhardt 1 lap down
    9. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 1 lap down
    10. 24-Jeff Gordon 1 lap down

    Failed to qualify: Dave Marcis (No. 71), Ed Berrier (No. 90), Derrike Cope (No. 41), Andy Belmont (No. 04), Bob Strait (No. 61)

  • This was Ted Musgrave's final race as a full-time Winston Cup series regular. Musgrave quit the Butch Mock Motorsports team after this race. He would later re-surface in the Craftsman Truck Series and find success, winning 15 career races and the series championship in 2005.
  • During this race, Dale Jarrett clinched the Winston Cup Series championship and Tony Stewart broke Davey Allison's record for most wins in a rookie season.
  • NAPA 500

    The NAPA 500 was held November 21 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Lepage won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 18-Bobby Labonte
    2. 88-Dale Jarrett
    3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
    4. 6-Mark Martin
    5. 99-Jeff Burton
    6. 97-Chad Little
    7. 10-Ricky Rudd
    8. 31-Mike Skinner
    9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

    Failed to qualify: Darrell Waltrip (No. 66), Derrike Cope (No. 15), Hut Stricklin (No. 75), Ricky Craven (No. 50), Stacy Compton (No. 9), Morgan Shepherd (No. 05)

  • Bobby Labonte won the 1999 NAPA 500 despite starting back in the 37th position after using a provisional to make the race.
  • Final points standings

    1. 88-Dale Jarrett - 5262
    2. 18-Bobby Labonte - 5061
    3. 6-Mark Martin - 4943
    4. 20-Tony Stewart (R) - 4774
    5. 99-Jeff Burton - 4733
    6. 24-Jeff Gordon - 4620
    7. 3-Dale Earnhardt - 4492
    8. 2-Rusty Wallace - 4155
    9. 22-Ward Burton - 4062
    10. 31-Mike Skinner - 4003
    11. 12-Jeremy Mayfield - 3743
    12. 5-Terry Labonte - 3580
    13. 4-Bobby Hamilton - 3564
    14. 1-Steve Park - 3481
    15. 33-Ken Schrader - 3479
    16. 40-Sterling Marlin - 3397
    17. 43-John Andretti - 3394
    18. 25-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. - 3367
    19. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr. - 3338
    20. 23-Jimmy Spencer - 3307
    21. 94-Bill Elliott - 3246
    22. 55-Kenny Wallace - 3210
    23. 97-Chad Little - 3193
    24. 21-Elliott Sadler (R) - 3191
    25. 16-Kevin Lepage - 3185
    26. 44-Kyle Petty - 3103
    27. 60-Geoffrey Bodine - 3053
    28. 26-Johnny Benson - 3012
    29. 7-Michael Waltrip - 2974
    30. 42-Joe Nemechek - 2956
    31. 10-Ricky Rudd - 2922
    32. 98-Rick Mast - 2845
    33. 75-Ted Musgrave - 2689
    34. 9/36-Jerry Nadeau - 2686
    35. 11-Brett Bodine - 2351
    36. 41/45-David Green - 2320
    37. 66-Darrell Waltrip - 2158
    38. 45/9-Rich Bickle - 2149
    39. 77-Robert Pressley - 2050
    40. 36-Ernie Irvan - 1915
    41. 58/50-Ricky Craven - 1513
    42. 71-Dave Marcis - 1324
    43. 90/58-Hut Stricklin - 918
    44. 30/41-Derrike Cope - 915
    45. 00-Buckshot Jones (R) - 676
    46. 30-Todd Bodine - 529
    47. 91-Dick Trickle - 528
    48. 8-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 500
    49. 17-Matt Kenseth - 434
    50. 91/9-Steve Grissom - 336
    51. 93-Dave Blaney - 332
    52. 90-Ed Berrier - 268
    53. 32-Mike Wallace - 185
    54. 87-Ron Fellows - 175
    55. 9-Stacy Compton - 174
    56. 19-Tom Hubert - 143
    57. 90-Stanton Barrett (R) - 143
    58. 30-Mike Bliss - 104
    59. 14-Boris Said - 103
    60. 01-Jeff Green - 100
    61. 14-Randy LaJoie - 95
    62. 58-Loy Allen, Jr. - 86
    63. 01-Ron Hornaday, Jr. - 76
    64. 13-Ted Christopher - 70
    65. 90-Morgan Shepherd - 67
    66. 41-Gary Bradberry - 58
    67. 61-David Murry - 46
    68. 91-Andy Hillenburg - 34
    69. 38-Butch Gilliland - 34

    Rookie of the Year

    The 1999 Rookie of the Year battle was expected to be one of the most competitive in years but it really was not an issue. Tony Stewart ran away with three wins and a fourth-place finish in points. Elliott Sadler, who was considered the top favorite for the award during the pre-season, only had one top-ten finish and was the only rookie besides Stewart to complete the full schedule. Buckshot Jones was another favorite, but a long string of DNQ's and DNF's forced him to cut back his schedule and abandon his run for the award. Stanton Barrett began the year with his own team, then left for Junie Donlavey, only making two races. Dan Pardus hoped to run a part-time schedule with Midwest Transit Racing, but he did not qualify for any of his attempts, and was released after the Coca-Cola 600. Finally, Mike Harmon was scheduled to drive the No. 90, but did not even attempt a race after a sponsorship fallout with Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce.

    References

    1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Wikipedia


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