With the conclusion of the thrilling NASCAR Winston Cup season, AutoRacing1
grades the driver's performances in 2000. Check to see the report card of
your favorite driver in alphabetical order. Part 4 includes drivers
Skinner through Waltrip, along with other drivers who completed less than
Report Card grading system is based on a number of factors. In
addition to the general guidelines below, there are other factors that can
influence the grade such as injuries, personnel changes, sponsorship
difficulties, rookie status, DNQ's, DNF's and other intangibles. Drivers who
competed in a minimum of 28 races have been assigned a report card
1st-10th place finish in points; or an improvement of 15 places or more from the previous year.
11th-20th place finish in points; or an improvement of 10 places or more
from the previous year; or 1st-10th place finish in points with a decline of
5 or more places from the previous year.
21st-30th place finish in points, while remaining within 5 places from the previous
year; or a finish below 30th place in points with an improvement of
at least 5
places from the previous year.
A finish below 30th place in points for a non-rookie with no
improvement from the previous year; or anyone with a decline of 15 or more places from the previous year.
No one who straps themselves into an 800 HP car and
races inches from the next guy at 180 mph deserves a failing
Any rookie who has made
at least 28 starts receives a grade of C or better.
Please remember that
this rating system is relative, subjective and not scientific.
With 13 divisions of NASCAR racing, even a Winston Cup driver with a
subpar Auto Racing1.com report card
grade is still one of the best stock car drivers in the world.
Compton, Mike Bliss, Ted Musgrave,
Kyle Petty, Robby Gordon, Ricky Craven,
Geoff Bodine, Dave Marcis, Ed Berrier
1 - Andretti through Elliott
2 - Gordon through Mayfield
3 - Nadeau through Schrader
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