Pos Driver                    Make       Time    Gap To 1st    Speed     Gap  To 1st
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1.  26  Jimmy Spencer         Frd      50.093                179.666
2.   9  Bill Elliott          Dge      50.121  0.028  0.028  179.565  0.100   0.100
3.  19  Casey Atwood *        Dge      50.178  0.057  0.085  179.362  0.204   0.304
4.  28  Ricky Rudd            Frd      50.214  0.036  0.121  179.233  0.129   0.433
5.  02  Ryan Newman           Frd      50.269  0.055  0.176  179.037  0.196   0.629
6.  88  Dale Jarrett          Frd      50.322  0.053  0.229  178.848  0.189   0.818
7.  32  Ricky Craven          Frd      50.436  0.114  0.343  178.444  0.404   1.222
8.  40  Sterling Marlin       Dge      50.503  0.067  0.410  178.207  0.237   1.459
9.  20  Tony Stewart          Pon      50.550  0.047  0.457  178.042  0.166   1.624
10.  66  Todd Bodine           Frd      50.644  0.094  0.551  177.711  0.330   1.955
11.  29  Kevin Harvick *       Chv      50.716  0.072  0.623  177.459  0.252   2.207
12.  96  Andy Houston *        Frd      50.776  0.060  0.683  177.249  0.210   2.417
13.   1  Steve Park            Chv      50.794  0.018  0.701  177.186  0.063   2.480
14.  15  Michael Waltrip       Chv      50.807  0.013  0.714  177.141  0.045   2.525
15.  18  Bobby Labonte         Pon      50.809  0.002  0.716  177.134  0.007   2.532
16.  12  Jeremy Mayfield       Frd      50.895  0.086  0.802  176.835  0.299   2.831
17.  50  Rich Bickle           Chv      50.916  0.021  0.823  176.762  0.073   2.904
18.  11  Brett Bodine          Frd      50.923  0.007  0.830  176.737  0.024   2.928
19.  22  Ward Burton           Dge      50.933  0.010  0.840  176.703  0.035   2.963
20.  33  Joe Nemechek          Chv      50.945  0.012  0.852  176.661  0.042   3.005
21.  77  Robert Pressley       Frd      50.966  0.021  0.873  176.588  0.073   3.077
22.  99  Jeff Burton           Frd      50.991  0.025  0.898  176.502  0.087   3.164
23.  17  Matt Kenseth          Frd      51.006  0.015  0.913  176.450  0.052   3.216
24.  93  Dave Blaney           Dge      51.031  0.025  0.938  176.363  0.086   3.302
25.   6  Mark Martin           Frd      51.037  0.006  0.944  176.343  0.021   3.323
26.  10  Johnny Benson         Pon      51.053  0.016  0.960  176.287  0.055   3.378
27.  24  Jeff Gordon           Chv      51.084  0.031  0.991  176.180  0.107   3.486
28.  14  Ron Hornaday *        Pon      51.109  0.025  1.016  176.094  0.086   3.572
29.  01  Jason Leffler *       Dge      51.113  0.004  1.020  176.080  0.014   3.585
30.  43  John Andretti         Dge      51.146  0.033  1.053  175.967  0.114   3.699
31.  30  Jeff Green            Chv      51.170  0.024  1.077  175.884  0.083   3.781
32.  90  Hut Stricklin         Frd      51.173  0.003  1.080  175.874  0.010   3.792
33.  92  Stacy Compton         Dge      51.185  0.012  1.092  175.833  0.041   3.833
34.  97  Kurt Busch *          Frd      51.190  0.005  1.097  175.816  0.017   3.850
35.   5  Terry Labonte         Chv      51.222  0.032  1.129  175.706  0.110   3.960
36.   8  Dale Earnhardt, Jr    Chv      51.237  0.015  1.144  175.654  0.052   4.011
37.   2  Rusty Wallace         Frd      Provisional
38.  21  Elliott Sadler        Frd      Provisional
39.  55  Bobby Hamilton        Chv      Provisional
40.  36  Ken Schrader          Pon      Provisional
41.  25  Jerry Nadeau          Chv      Provisional
42.  31  Robby Gordon          Chv      Provisional
43.  44  Buckshot Jones        Dge      Provisional


FAILED TO QUALIFY

4  Kevin Lepage          Chv
37  Derrike Cope          Pon
7  Mike Wallace          Frd
13  Hermie Sadler         Chv
95  Ed Berrier            Frd
257  David Keith           Frd
27  Rick Mast             Pon
71  Dave Marcis           Chv
45  Kyle Petty            Dge
84  Shawna Robinson       Frd
49  Andy Hillenburg       Pon



* Rookie
** Provisional
INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001 - Jeff Gordon added
to his legacy at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, becoming the
first three-time winner of the Brickyard 400 by beating
Sterling Marlin to the finish by .943 of a second on Aug. 5.

Gordon, a former Indiana resident, also won the inaugural
Brickyard 400 in 1994 and again in 1998. He triumphed in
the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet today despite starting 27th, the
lowest starting spot of any Brickyard 400 winner.
"I think I got a few new gray hairs after today," said Gordon,
who turn! ed 30 Saturday. "Wow, what an incredible day. I
never dreamed it. It feels unbelievable."

Marlin was second in the No. 40 Coors Light Dodge, while
Johnny Benson was third in the No. 10 Valvoline Pontiac.
Rusty Wallace finished fourth in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford
after starting 37th, while Kurt Busch was the highest-finishing
rookie, in fifth in the No. 97 Sharpie/Rubbermaid Ford.
NASCAR Winston Cup points leader Gordon earned his third
Brickyard 400 victory in just the eighth running of the event.
Louis Meyer became the first three-time Indianapolis 500 in
1936, the 24th running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

"I don't race for statistics, I race to win," Gordon said. "If we
win, the statistics will come after that. Three Brickyard 400s.
Whoa!"

Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Gordon
averaged 130.790 mph. He earned $428,452 for his fourth
victory of the season.

Gordon took the lead for good on Lap 136 of the 160-lap
race after a restart. Marlin led on the restart but missed a gear
while accelerating across the start-finish line. That miscue
allowed Gordon to pass Marlin for the lead in Turn 1.

"He blocked me on the inside, and I wasn't sure if I was
going to make it," Gordon said of the decisive pass. "But I
said, 'Hey, these are the moves you have to make to win the
Brickyard 400."

Said Marlin: "The last restart I missed a gear. He just took
off. Our cars have had trouble loading up on restarts. We're
2001 Brickyard 400 Race Report
Pos  St No Driver                Make  Pts Bonus Laps Status
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1.  27 24 Jeff Gordon            Chv  180  5   160  Running
2.   8 40 Sterling Marlin        Dge  175  5   160  Running
3.  26 10 Johnny Benson          Pon  165  0   160  Running
4.  37  2 Rusty Wallace          Frd  160  0   160  Running
5.  34 97 Kurt Busch             Frd  160  5   160  Running
6.  19 22 Ward Burton            Dge  150  0   160  Running
7.  13  1 Steve Park             Chv  156 10   160  Running
8.   2  9 Bill Elliott           Dge  147  5   160  Running
9.   7 32 Ricky Craven           Frd  138  0   160  Running
10.  36  8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr     Chv  139  5   160  Running
11.  11 29 Kevin Harvick          Chv  135  5   160  Running
12.   6 88 Dale Jarrett           Frd  127  0   160  Running
13.   1 26 Jimmy Spencer          Frd  129  5   160  Running
14.  30 43 John Andretti          Dge  121  0   160  Running
15.  15 18 Bobby Labonte          Pon  123  5   160  Running
16.  22 99 Jeff Burton            Frd  120  5   160  Running
17.   9 20 Tony Stewart           Pon  117  5   160  Running
18.  16 12 Jeremy Mayfield        Frd  109  0   160  Running
19.  35  5 Terry Labonte          Chv  106  0   160  Running
20.  20 33 Joe Nemechek           Chv  103  0   160  Running
21.  31 30 Jeff Green             Chv  100  0   160  Running
22.  25  6 Mark Martin            Frd   97  0   160  Running
23.  38 21 Elliott Sadler         Frd   94  0   160  Running
24.  10 66 Todd Bodine            Frd   91  0   159  Running
25.  14 15 Michael Waltrip        Chv   88  0   159  Running
26.  29 01 Jason Leffler          Dge   85  0   159  Running
27.  39 55 Bobby Hamilton         Chv   82  0   159  Running
28.  40 36 Ken Schrader           Pon   79  0   159  Running
29.  32 90 Hut Stricklin          Frd   76  0   159  Running
30.  42 31 Robby Gordon           Chv   73  0   159  Running
31.   5 02 Ryan Newman            Frd   75  5   159  Running
32.  17 50 Rich Bickle            Chv   67  0   159  Running
33.  33 92 Stacy Compton          Dge   64  0   159  Running
34.  28 14 Ron Hornaday           Pon   61  0   158  Running
35.  21 77 Robert Pressley        Frd   58  0   158  Running
36.  43 44 Buckshot Jones         Dge   55  0   158  Running
37.  18 11 Brett Bodine           Frd   52  0   158  Running
38.  41 25 Jerry Nadeau           Chv   49  0   135  Out
39.   4 28 Ricky Rudd             Frd   46  0   107  Running
40.  24 93 Dave Blaney            Dge   43  0   100  Out
41.   3 19 Casey Atwood           Dge   40  0    38  Out
42.  23 17 Matt Kenseth           Frd   37  0     2  Out
43.  12 96 Andy Houston           Frd   34  0     1  Out
2001 BRICKYARD 400 RACE RESULTS
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The final caution period of the race was triggered by Jerry
Nadeau's single-car accident on Lap 138. Nadeau was
unhurt. Gordon led on the restart on Lap 143 and never
trailed, but Marlin slipped more than one second behind
Gordon only once over the final 18 laps, keeping the pressure
on. "I got a little loose the last few laps, and Sterling just hung
right there," Gordon said. "If ! I'd have made a mistake, he
would have had me."

The groundwork for Gordon's decisive pass was laid on his
final pit stop on Lap 132, when he and crew chief Robbie
Loomis decided to change only right-side tires while all other
cars changed four tires. That allowed Gordon to exit the pits
in second place behind Marlin, who had made his final stop
on Lap 118 and did not pit with the majority of the leading
cars on Lap 132.

"The car was just on rails after that," Gordon said.

Then Gordon made the pass for the win on the ensuing
restart on Lap 136.
Gordon languished in the bottom half of the 43-car field for
the first 40 laps, struggling with handling problems. But he
jumped from 18th on Lap 60 to fourth on Lap 70 after many
of the lead cars made pit stops. Gordon never was lower than
fifth at any 10-lap interval thereafter, ending up leading twice
for 29 laps.

Steve Park appeared to be the driver to beat during various
stages of the race, as he led three times for 39 laps in the No.
1 Pennzoil Chevrolet, more than any other driver. Park
opened a lead of 4.991 seconds over teammate Dale
Earnhardt Jr. on Lap 104.

Park last led on Lap 131 before making his final pit stop on
Lap 132 with Gordon and many other of the leading cars.
But Park exited that stop in eighth, ending up seventh.

Pole winner Jimmy Spencer finished 13th in the No. 26
Kmart Ford. He led the first 16 laps of the race but never led
thereafter due to handling problems.

The race was slowed by seven caution periods for 28 laps.
Andy Houston was eliminated in a multi-car accident on Turn
3 but was unhurt.
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