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2000 Brickyard 400

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Official name  Brickyard 400
2000 Brickyard 400
Date  August 5, 2000 (2000-August-05)
Location  Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course  Permanent racing facility 2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance  160 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Average speed  155.912 miles per hour (250.916 km/h)

The 2000 Brickyard 400, the 7th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on August 5, 2000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested over 160 laps on the 2.5 mile (4.023 km) speedway, it was the twentieth race of the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Bobby Labonte of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race.

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Background

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis. It is a four-turn rectangular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.023 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 9 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, has no banking. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a zero degree banking. The racetrack has seats for more than 250,000 spectators.

Race statistics

  • Time of race: 2:33:56
  • Average Speed: 155.918 miles per hour (250.926 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 181.068
  • Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 4.229
  • Lead changes: 9
  • Percent of race run under caution: 4.4%
  • Average green flag run: 51 laps
  • References

    2000 Brickyard 400 Wikipedia


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