AutoRacing1 2000 Winston Cup Report Card

Note:  Drivers with 10-27 starts are listed below, but no grade has been assigned.

Driver

Points Finish Comments
Stacy Compton 1857 38th Started 27 races in 2000, but was hampered by a broken wrist suffered in a crash in Indianapolis and a broken collarbone that occurred in a non-racing related accident.  High points of the year included an 8th place qualifying effort and a 16th place finish at New Hampshire.  Stacy has already had successful testing in his new 2001 Dodge.
Mike Bliss 1748 39th Started the year for A.J. Foyt, but after qualifying for only one of the first four races, Bliss was relieved of his driving duties.  But by mid April, Bliss secured a ride with Eel River Racing driving the #27 car.  Competing in 25 races in the 2000 season, Bliss finished a season best 9th in the fall Talladega race.
Ted Musgrave 1614 40th Started 18 events in 2000 and finished 40th in Winston Cup points.  Musgrave led 6 races and had a season best 14th in New Hampshire.  For the first time since 1991 Musgrave was without a top-10 finish
Kyle Petty 1441 41st Petty ran a limited Winston Cup schedule for obvious reasons in 2000, opting to run his son Adam’s car on the Busch circuit for a portion of the year.  Petty had a season high 9th place finish in the spring Talladega race and sat on the outside pole at Sears Point.  Kyle will also run a Dodge in WC during 2001.
Robby Gordon 1309 43rd Gordon only started 17 races but had 2 top- 10 finishes, a 9th at Sears Point and a 4th at Watkins Glen.  Gordon’s run at the Glen was impressive, starting the race from the 42nd starting position. Unfortunately, Gordon could only muster one top-20 finish on the oval tracks.
Ricky Craven 1175 44th Craven ran a limited schedule with limited funding for Mid West Transit, competing in 16 Winston Cup events in 2000.  His best finish was a 15th in Rockingham and qualified 5th for the first New Hampshire event.
Geoff Bodine 1039 45th Bodine raced in 14 events in 2000.  A devastating CTS crash at Daytona gave a slow start to the season that saw Bodine lose the Power Team ride later in the year.  Bodine’s best finish was a 12th at the Brickyard.  For the first time since his rookie year, Bodine failed to secure a top-10 finish.  Geoff is trying to put together a 2001 team.
Dave Marcis 723 46th Marcis has competed in Winston Cup since 1970, and in many ways is a throw back to “I remember when”.  But he is still a fierce competitor, an independent and well-liked driver by all.  Unfortunately, father time is catching up with Marcis as his best qualifying effort was a 9th place at the fall Talladega race and his best race effort was a 29th place finish.
Ed Berrier 628 47th Berrier raced in 10 events in 2000.  Berrier made the starting grid mostly with provisionals, but did have decent qualifying efforts on the superspeedways, qualifying 11th for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona.

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