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2000 DirecTV 500

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Official name  DirecTV 500
2000 DirecTV 500
Date  April 2, 2000 (2000-April-02)
Location  Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
Course  Permanent racing facility 1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance  334 laps, 501 mi (806.281 km)
Weather  Cold with temperatures approaching 55.9 °F (13.3 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)

The 2000 DirecTV 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car race held on April 2, 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.414 km) asphalt Quad oval. Dale Earnhardt Jr. of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. won the race, his first career Winston Cup Series victory. Jeff Burton finished second and Bobby Labonte finished third.


Texas Motor Speedway is a four-turn quad-oval track that is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long. The track's turns are banked at twenty-four degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is five degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a five degree banking. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, tracks also owned by Speedway Motorsports.

Failed to qualify: Robby Gordon (#13), Dave Marcis (#71), Wally Dallenbach, Jr. (#75), Kyle Petty (#44), Todd Bodine (#91)


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