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2001 Brickyard 400

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Official name  Brickyard 400
2001 Brickyard 400
Date  August 5, 2001 (2001-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  130.79 miles per hour (210.49 km/h)

The 2001 Brickyard 400, the 8th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on August 5, 2001 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested at 160 laps on the 2.5 mile (4.023 km) speedway, it was the twenty-first race of the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the race.



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: 3:03:30
  • Average Speed: 130.79 miles per hour (210.49 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 179.666
  • Cautions: 7 for 28 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.943 sec
  • Lead changes: 18
  • Percent of race run under caution: 17.5%
  • Average green flag run: 16.5 laps
  • References

    2001 Brickyard 400 Wikipedia

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