JARRETT OVERCOMES '98 INDY HEARTACHE WITH 1999 BRICKYARD
400 WIN

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 7, 1999 - Dale Jarrett put to rest the ghosts of last
year's Brickyard 400 heartbreak and extended his NASCAR Winston Cup
points lead with a dominating victory Saturday in the sixth Brickyard 400 at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In 1998, Jarrett dominated the early stages of the Brickyard 400, but was
knocked out of contention when his Quality Care Service/Ford Credit Ford
Taurus ran out of gas midway through the race. Jarrett ! coasted to the pits
and lost four laps to the leaders, finishing 16th.
This year was a different story, as Jarrett led six times for 117 of the
event's 160 laps. He led the last 43 laps of the race, keeping the lead after a
two-tire-and-gas pit stop on Lap 143 during the final caution period.

Jarrett, from Conover, N.C., pulled away on the restart and beat Bobby
Labonte to the finish line by 3.351 seconds, averaging 148.228 mph. Defending
NASCAR Winston Cup and event champion Jeff Gordon finished third.

"It was hard work," said Jarrett. "The car was really good. But after last
year, you're out there and you wonder what's going to happen now. Todd
(Parrott, Jarrett's crew chief) had already told me we were good on fuel.
Then the caution came out and I said, 'Here we go again.' We agreed to come
in and take two tires. We had no idea what it would do to the car. But really,
it was the best it was all day.

"The engine was so good toda! y. I could beat anybody on the straightaways."
Jarrett earned $712,240 for the win and expanded his Winston Cup points
lead to 274 points over Mark Martin, who finished fourth today.

Jarrett became the second two-time winner of the Brickyard 400, joining
Gordon. Jarrett's other Brickyard win came in 1996. This was the fourth
victory of the season for Jarrett, tying Jeff Burton and Gordon.

Labonte was a victim of the last of three caution periods of the race. Dave
Marcis suffered engine failure on Lap 143, and nearly every car on track
entered the pits for fuel and tires. Labonte, running fourth at the time, had
enough gas to finish without the caution. Martin and Burton, running second
and third, couldn't have gone the distance. It would have been close for
Jarrett, who admitted after the race that he would have needed to
soft-pedal the gas pedal over the closing laps to finish without another fuel
stop.

"We had a good car all ! day long," said Labonte. "But we couldn't run with the
88 (Jarrett). We were developing a miss. After that, we didn't have a good
race car. I didn't think we were going to have to pit at the end. I guess you
are never happy with second."

August 6, 1999 - Mark Martin wins the IROC race. Earnhardt captures 1999
IROC title.

August 5, 1999 - Jeff Gordon, 94 & 98 winner, got the pole position.
1999 Brickyard 400 Race Report
Pos Car  Name               Sponsor            Make Lap Pts Bns Winnings Status

1  88 Dale Jarrett       Quality Care/FrdCre Frd 160 185  10 712,240  Running
2  18 Bobby Labonte      InterstateBatteries Pon 160 175  5  270,950  Running
3  24 Jeff Gordon        DuPont AutomotiveFi Chv 160 170  5  262,800  Running
4  6  Mark Martin        Valvoline/Cummings  Frd 160 165  5  222,450  Running
5  99 Jeff Burton        Exide Batteries     Frd 160 160  5  193,240  Running
6  22 Ward Burton        Caterpillar         Pon 160 150     157,210  Running
7  20 Tony Stewart       Home Depot          Pon 160 146     162,635  Running
8  2  Rusty Wallace      Miller Lite         Frd 160 142     140,435  Running
9  10 Ricky Rudd         Tide                Frd 160 138     137,535  Running
10 3  Dale Earnhardt     GM GoodwrenchServic Chv 160 134     135,525  Running
11 5  Terry Labonte      Kellogg's           Chv 160 130     129,160  Running
12 31 Mike Skinner       Lowe's              Chv 160 127     111,410  Running
13 28 Kenny Irwin        Texaco/Havoline     Frd 160 124     109,610  Running
14 25 Wally Dallenbach   Budweiser           Chv 160 121     109,610  Running
15 1  Steve Park         Pennzoil            Chv 160 118     109,610  Running
16 40 Sterling Marlin    Coors Light         Chv 160 115     109,310  Running
17 77 Robert Pressley    Jasper Engines      Frd 160 112     100,450  Running
18 33 Ken Schrader       Skoal               Chv 160 109     105,410  Running
19 26 Johnny Benson      Cheerios            Frd 160 106     112,410  Running
20 41 David Green        Kodiak              Chv 160 103     101,575  Running
21 21 Elliott Sadler     Citgo               Frd 160 100     102,710  Running
22 42 Joe Nemechek       BellSouth           Chv 159 97      100,710  Running
23 94 Bill Elliott       McDonald's          Frd 159 94      99,610   Running    
24 36 Ernie Irvan        M&M's               Pon 159 91      98,510   Running    
25 60 Geoffrey Bodine    Power Team          Chv 159 88      90,710   Running    
26 23 Jimmy Spencer      Winston             Frd 159 85      96,385   Running    
27 7  Michael Waltrip    Philips             Chv 159 82      94,885   Running    
28 93 Dave Blaney        Amoco               Pon 159 79      84,385   Running    
29 12 Jeremy Mayfield    Mobil 1             Frd 159 76      98,885   Running    
30 16 Kevin Lepage       TV Guide            Frd 159 73      90,910   Running    
31 9  Jerry Nadeau       Cartoon Network     Frd 159 70      83,485   Running    
32 30 Derrike Cope       Jimmy Dean          Pon 159 67      82,385   Running    
33 58 Hut Stricklin      MTX Audio/CT Farms  Frd 158 64      82,135   Running    
34 50 Ricky Craven       Midwest Transit     Chv 158 61      81,885   Running    
35 75 Ted Musgrave       Remington Arms      Frd 158 58      84,110   Running    
36 98 Rick Mast          Universal Studios   Frd 158 55      81,510   Running    
37 43 John Andretti      STP                 Pon 158 52      96,410   Running    
38 4  Bobby Hamilton     Kodak               Chv 157 49      96,310   Running    
39 55 Kenny Wallace      Square D            Chv 157 46      81,210   Running    
40 71 Dave Marcis        RealTree            Chv 139 43  5   82,010   Engine
41 44 Kyle Petty         Mattel Hot Wheels   Pon 72  40      81,010  Accident
42 66 Darrell Waltrip    Route 66/Big Kmart  Frd 58  37      80,910  Handling
43 97 Chad Little        John Deere          Frd 41  34      91,605  Accident
1999 BRICKYARD 400 RACE RESULTS
Pos No Name                Make         Time         Speed
1  24  Jeff Gordon         Chv          00:50.108    179.612
2  6   Mark Martin         Frd          00:50.296    178.941
3  41  David Green         Chv          00:50.307    178.902
4  88  Dale Jarrett        Frd          00:50.319    178.859
5  7   Michael Waltrip     Chv          00:50.331    178.816
6  31  Mike Skinner        Chv          00:50.373    178.667
7  18  Bobby Labonte       Pon          00:50.380    178.642
8  94  Bill Elliott        Frd          00:50.407    178.547
9  33  Ken Schrader        Chv          00:50.415    178.518
10 43  John Andretti       Pon          00:50.427    178.476
11 20  Tony Stewart *      Pon          00:50.463    178.348
12 22  Ward Burton         Pon          00:50.470    178.324
13 21  Elliott Sadler *    Frd          00:50.520    178.147
14 10  Ricky Rudd          Frd          00:50.525    178.130
15 28  Kenny Irwin         Frd          00:50.547    178.052
16 99  Jeff Burton         Frd          00:50.551    178.038
17 2   Rusty Wallace       Frd          00:50.566    177.985
18 3   Dale Earnhardt      Chv          00:50.570    177.971
19 12  Jeremy Mayfield     Frd          00:50.583    177.925
20 93  Dave Blaney         Pon          00:50.645    177.708
21 40  Sterling Marlin     Chv          00:50.661    177.651
22 5   Terry Labonte       Chv          00:50.664    177.641
23 60  Geoffrey Bodine     Chv          00:50.668    177.627
24 44  Kyle Petty          Pon          00:50.691    177.546
25 77  Robert Pressley     Frd          00:50.698    177.522
26 50  Ricky Craven        Chv          00:50.716    177.459
27 25  Wally Dallenbach    Chv          00:50.765    177.288
28 9   Jerry Nadeau        Frd          00:50.806    177.144
29 71  Dave Marcis         Chv          00:50.825    177.078
30 75  Ted Musgrave        Frd          00:50.863    176.946
31 30  Derrike Cope        Pon          00:50.895    176.835
32 1   Steve Park          Chv          00:50.921    176.744
33 42  Joe Nemechek        Chv          00:50.970    176.574
34 98  Rick Mast           Frd          00:50.988    176.512
35 66  Darrell Waltrip     Frd          00:50.998    176.478
36 58  Hut Stricklin       Frd          00:51.011    176.433
37 4   Bobby Hamilton      Chv          Provisional
38 97  Chad Little         Frd          Provisional
39 26  Johnny Benson       Frd          Provisional
40 36  Ernie Irvan         Pon          Provisional
41 55  Kenny Wallace       Chv          Provisional
42 23  Jimmy Spencer       Frd          Provisional
43 16  Kevin Lepage        Frd          Provisional

Failed to qualify
45 Rich Bickle             Pon          00:51.035    176.350
14 Boris Said              Frd          00:51.119    176.060
11 Brett Bodine            Frd          00:51.288    175.480
91 Dick Trickle            Chv          00:51.667    174.192
01 Steve Grissom           Chv          00:51.738    173.953
05 Morgan Shepherd         Pon          00:51.859    173.548
62 Lance Hooper            Frd          00:51.905    173.394
90 Stanton Barrett         Frd          00:51.948    173.250
32 Mike Wallace            Frd          00:52.159    172.549
80 Gary Bradberry          Frd          00:52.564    171.220
00 Buckshot Jones *        Pon          00:51.612    174.378
61 Bob Strait              Frd          00:52.624    171.025

* = rookie
1999 BRICKYARD 400 QUALIFYING
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