AutoRacing1 2000 Winston Cup Report Card

Tony

Stewart

Car #20
Sponsor   Home Depot
Model Pontiac Grand Prix
Owner Joe Gibbs Racing
Crew Chief Greg Zipadelli
1999 Winston Cup Points:         4774 1999 Winston Cup Place:  4th
2000 Winston Cup Points:         4570 2000 Winston Cup Place:  6th
Differential: - 204 Differential: - 2
Positives: Tony had more wins (6) than any other driver.  He obtained 12 top-five and 23 top-ten finishes.  He won two poles and won back to back races on two occasions.
Negatives:  Had 5 DNF's that may have cost him the championship.  3 DNF's over a 7-race period put the team in an early season hole from which they couldn't quite recover.
Comments: A very good season for Stewart, especially after he turned up the heat starting in April.  But he couldn't quite keep up the consistency needed to bring home the championship.  Home Depot will remain as sponsor through 2004.
Overall Grade for 2000: 

A-

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