OCTOBER 16, 2001
WINSTON NO BULL 5 FACT SHEET
Location: Talladega Superspeedway
Date: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001
Start time: Noon (CDT)
2001 Winston No Bull 5 -- Event No. 5 of 5 Qualified drivers:
* Ricky Rudd (No. 28 Texaco / Havoline Ford Taurus)
* Kevin Harvick (No. 29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo)
* Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo)
* Dale Jarrett (No. 88 UPS Ford Taurus)
* Rusty Wallace (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Taurus)
Winston No Bull 5 Notes
* This group of drivers is quite experienced in the Winston No Bull 5 program. They have 20 Winston No Bull 5 attempts among
them. Jarrett leads the way with nine attempts and two Winston No Bull 5 victories, the 1998 Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
and the 2000 Daytona 500. Wallace has four attempts, Earnhardt,
Jr., has three while Rudd and Harvick have two Winston No Bull 5attempts each.
* Four of the five eligible drivers had top-15 finishes in this race last year. Wallace finished eighth; Rudd came home in
11th place, Earnhardt, Jr. finished 14th while Jarrett finished 15th. Harvick did not compete.
* Dale Earnhardt won this race last season taking the million-dollar Winston No Bull 5 bonus in what was his
last victory. When Earnhardt won the race, Winston No Bull 5 fan Rick Sturtz from Mt. Savage, Md., became an instant millionaire.
* Harvick is the only NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver in Winston No Bull 5 history to make two Winston No
Bull 5 starts in his rookie season. Harvick also competed for the million-dollar bonus at Richmond.
* Entering the EA Sports 500, eligible rookie drivers are 0-for-4 in Winston No Bull 5 starts. Tony Stewart failed
to capture the bonus at the 1999 Pepsi Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt
Kenseth each missed out on the bonus at the 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond. Harvick missed his million-dollar opportunity at Richmond earlier this season.
* Six of the 10 Winston No Bull 5 winners won from a starting position of fifth or better. The furthest back a
Winston No Bull 5 winner has started the race is 24th. Jeff Gordon did so when he won the 2001 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400.
* Winston No Bull 5 fan Debra Krob from Dallas is the sixth Winston No Bull 5 fan from the state of Texas and
the second eligible fan from Dallas. Joyce Williams from Port Isabel was eligible for the 2000 CarsDirect.com
400 at Las Vegas. Bryon Pratt, from Houston, was eligible for the 1999 Winston 500 at Talladega. Jennifer
McCann, from Grand Prairie, and Ritchie Gregory, from Dallas, were eligible for the 1999 Daytona 500.
Rhonda Traylor, from Highlands, was eligible for the 1999 Coca-Cola 600. Williams
became the only
Texas winner when Jeff Burton won the 2000 Winston No Bull 5 event at Las Vegas.
* The 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 marked the only time there were two eligible fans from the state of
* There have been 10 winners in the previous 19 Winston No Bull 5 events. Jeff Gordon has won the million
four times. Jeff Burton has won the million-dollar bonus three times. Dale Jarrett has won the million twice. Earnhardt won the bonus once.
* When he won the Winston No Bull 5 bonus at Las Vegas, Jeff Gordon became the only driver to win the million-dollar bonus
with two crew chiefs. He pocketed the big check three times with Ray Evernham (1998 Brickyard 400, '98 Pepsi Southern 500 and the
1999 Daytona 500). Robbie Loomis was his crew chief for the
2001 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400. Gordon has won the million-dollar bonus four times in nine attempts.
* Roush Racing has made 18 attempts at the Winston No Bull 5 program, more than any other team. Jeff
Burton has won the bonus three times, making Roush Racing three-for-18. Richard Childress Racing and
Hendrick motorsports are tied for second with 12 previous attempts each. RCR has one win while Hendrick Motorsports has four.
* The 1999 Winston 500 marked the only time three cars from the same team competed for the million-dollar bonus. Mark Martin,
Kevin Lepage and Jeff Burton all competed out of the Roush Racing stable.
* Three sets of brothers in NASCAR Winston Cup Series' competition have competed in a Winston No Bull
5 event: Kenny and Rusty Wallace; Ward and Jeff Burton; and Terry and Bobby Labonte.
* When Gordon won the 2001 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas, lucky NASCAR Winston Cup fan Rodney Mims, of Clanton, Ala.,
became an instant millionaire.
* Three NASCAR Winston Cup fans became millionaires through the Winston No Bull 5 program last year.
When Dale Jarrett won the season-opening Daytona 500, he and his fan, Melissa Brown from Pittsburgh,
each won a million dollars from Winston. Two races later at Las Vegas, Jeff Burton won a rain-shortened
event to make a millionaire out of Joyce Williams from Port Isabel, Texas. Richard Sturtz, from Mt. Savage,
Md., won a million dollars when Dale Earnhardt won the Winston 500.
* Burton won the Winston No Bull 5 million-dollar bonus twice in 1999 taking the checkered flag at the
Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway and the Pepsi Southern 500 at Darlington. When Burton won,
NASCAR Winston Cup fans Wade Smith, of Metropolis, Ill., and Phyllis Farmer, of Hillsboro, Mo., each took
home $1 million. Jeff Gordon captured the Winston No Bull 5 million-dollar bonus
at the 1999 Daytona 500.
With Gordon's win, NASCAR Winston Cup fan Ray Grimm, of Hagerstown, Md., also won $1 million.
* The Winston No Bull 5 was created in 1998 as a tribute to NASCAR's 50th anniversary season. The Winston
No Bull 5 replaced the Winston Million, which had been in existence since 1985. Bill Elliott in 1985 and Jeff
Gordon in 1997 were the only winners of the Winston Million in its 13-season run.
* The original Winston No Bull 5 schedule (1998) featured the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Brickyard 400,
Pepsi Southern 500 and the Winston 500.
* In October of 1998, the Carsdirect.com 400 was added to the 1999 Winston No Bull 5 lineup, replacing
the Brickyard 400. In November of 1999, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond, Va. joined the fray
replacing the Pepsi Southern 500. This season, the program trades races at Daytona. The Daytona 500 is
replaced with the July Daytona race, the Pepsi 400.
* The $1 million Winston No Bull 5 bonus was captured three times in each of its first three seasons. In 1998,
Jeff Gordon won the bonus at the Brickyard 400 and the Pepsi Southern 500 at Darlington. Dale Jarrett won
the Winston No Bull 5 at the Winston 500 at Talladega, Ala. In 1999, Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500 and the Winston No Bull 5. Jeff Burton collected the bonus when he
won the Coca- Cola 600 and the Pepsi Southern 500. Last season, Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500, Jeff Burton won the
Carsdirect.com 400 at Las Vegas and Dale Earnhardt captured the Winston 500 at Talladega.
Winston No Bull 5 Format
1. Drivers become eligible to win the $1 million Winston No Bull 5 bonus by finishing in the top five at the
previous Winston No Bull 5 event. The five races comprising the Winston No Bull 5 in 2000 are, in chronological order: the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400
(March 4); the Coca-Cola 600 (May 27); the Pepsi 400 (July 7) at Daytona;
the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 (Sept. 8) at Richmond; and the Oct. 21 race at Talladega.
NOTE: Eligible drivers for the 2001 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas were determined by the top-five finishers
at the final Winston No Bull 5 event of 2000, the Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mike
Skinner finished sixth and raced in Dale Earnhardt's place.
2. Eligible drivers at a particular Winston No Bull 5 event can win the Winston No Bull 5 million-dollar bonus
by finishing first in said event.
3. If all five qualified drivers fail to capture the $1 million Winston No Bull 5 bonus at a particular Winston No
Bull 5 event, the bonus will not roll over to the next event. Each Winston No Bull 5 event is worth $1 million
to the qualified drivers.
4. If a qualified driver wins a Winston No Bull 5 event, one fan will also win a $1 million bonus as part of
Winston's "They Win, You Win" sweepstakes. Five fans are eligible at each Winston No Bull 5 event. They
are selected at random through a nationwide sweepstakes program, and each is paired, at random, with one
of the eligible Winston No Bull 5 drivers. If an eligible driver wins the Winston No Bull 5 bonus, the fan paired
with that driver also wins a $1 million check from Winston.
The following fans are qualified for the Winston No Bull 5 "They Win, You Win" fan sweepstakes at Talladega Superspeedway. The
fans were paired with the drivers via a pit-crew competition in Uptown Charlotte on
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001.
* Jeff Campbell, Pevely, Mo. is paired with Harvick.
* Carrie Richter, Conneaut, Ohio will be pulling for Earnhardt, Jr.
* Karen Gould, Scotland, Md. is paired with Jarrett.
* Daniel Lewis, San Jose, Calif. will be pulling for Wallace.
* Debra Krob, from Dallas, will be pulling for Rudd.
WINSTON NO BULL 5 HISTORY
Including The EA Sports 500
Previous winners: Jeff Gordon, 2001 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400
Dale Earnhardt, 2000 Winston 500
Jeff Burton, 2000 CarsDirect.com 400
Dale Jarrett, 2000 Daytona 500
Jeff Burton, 1999 Pepsi Southern 500
Jeff Burton, 1999 Coca-Cola 600
Jeff Gordon, 1999 Daytona 500
Jeff Gordon, 1998 Brickyard 400
Jeff Gordon, 1998 Pepsi Southern 500
Dale Jarrett, 1998 Winston 500
Qualified drivers: Bobby Labonte (10) Jeff Gordon (9)
(Number of times) Dale Jarrett (9) Dale Earnhardt (8)
Jeff Burton (8) Mark Martin (8)
Jeremy Mayfield (4) Mike Skinner (4)
Rusty Wallace (4) Ward Burton (4)
Tony Stewart (3) Terry Labonte (3) Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
(3) Bill Elliott (2)
Kenny Wallace (2) Ken Schrader (2)
Michael Waltrip (2) Ricky Rudd (2)
Kevin Harvick (2) John Andretti (1)
Kevin Lepage (1) Matt Kenseth (1)
Ernie Irvan (1) Kenny Irwin (1)
Steve Park (1) Joe Nemechek (1)
Sterling Marlin (1) Johnny Benson (1)
Todd Bodine (1) Jimmy Spencer (1)
Elliott Sadler (1)
Drivers qualified: 31
Most consecutive events qualified - 6: Jeff Gordon (1998 - Brickyard 400, Pepsi Southern 500, Winston 500,
1999 - Daytona 500, Las Vegas 400 and Coca-Cola 600)
Manufacturer's comparison: Ford - 44 attempts; 5 victories
(Number of attempts includes Chevrolet - 36 attempts; 5 victories
EA Sports 400. Pontiac - 18 attempts; 0 victories
Number of victories Dodge - 2 attempt; 0 victories
Team comparison: Roush Racing - 18 attempts; 3 victories
(Number of attempts includes Richard Childress Racing - 13 attempts; 1 victory
The EA Sports 500.) Hendrick Motorsports - 12 attempts; 4 victories
Robert Yates Racing - 12 attempts; 2 victories Joe Gibbs Racing - 13 attempts; 0 victories
Penske/Kranefuss - 8 attempts; 0 victories