AutoRacing1 2000 Winston Cup Report Card

Michael

Waltrip

Car #7
Sponsor   Nations Rent
Model Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Owner Mattei Motorsports
Crew Chief Bobby Kennedy
1999 Winston Cup Points:         2974 1999 Winston Cup Place:  29th
2000 Winston Cup Points:         2797 2000 Winston Cup Place:  27th
Differential: - 177 Differential: + 2
Positives: Qualified for all 34 races and finished 3rd at Martinsville, best since 1995.  Also led 5 races in 2000. 
Negatives:  Had 10 DNF's for the third time in his career.  finished 30th or worse in 16 races.
Comments: Like Ponce de Leon searching for the Fountain of Youth, Michael continues to search for Victory Lane.  The big change over to DEI in 2001 may just give him the best chance to find it.  NAPA will be the sponsor of his #15 car in 2001.
Overall Grade for 2000: 

C-

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