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AJ Foyt
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Andy Petree Racing
Joe Nemechek
Bobby Hamilton

Bill Davis Racing
Dave Blaney
Ward Burton

Brett Bodine Racing
Brett Bodine

Dale Earnhardt Inc.
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Steve Park
Michael Waltrip

Dave Marcis Racing
Dave Marcis

Eel River Racing
Kenny Wallace

Evernham Racing
Bill Elliott

Fenley-Moore Motorsports
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Galaxy Motorsports
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Haas/Carter Motorsports
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Todd Bodine

Jack Roush/Mark Martin
Matt Kenseth

Jasper Motorsports
Robert Pressley

Jeff Gordon/Hendrick Motorsports
Jeff Gordon
Terry Labonte
Jerry Nadeau

Jim Smith Ultra Motorsports
Michael Wallace

Joe Bessey Motorsports
Joe Bessey

Joe Gibbs Racing
Bobby Labonte
Tony Stewart

Junie Donlavey
Hut Stricklin

Larry Hedrick Motorsports
Gary Bradberry?

Melling Racing
Stacy Compton

Midwest Transit Racing
Ricky Craven

Morgan-McClure Motorsports
Robby Gordon

Penske South Racing
Jeremy Mayfield
Rusty Wallace
Ryan Newman

Petty Enterprises
John Andretti
Buckshot Jones
Kyle Petty

PPI Motorsports
Scott Pruett
A. Houston
Chad Little?

Richard Childress Racing
Dale Earnhardt
Mike Skinner

Robert Yates Racing
Dale Jarrett
Ricky Rudd

Roush Racing
Mark Martin
Jeff Burton
Kurt Busch

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Ken Schrader

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Total team concept for the Winston All-Star Race
March 23, 2001

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Drivers garner much of the spotlight in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, but when the series reaches its all-star break in May, the emphasis shifts to the entire team. Qualifying for The Winston, NASCAR's all-star race, will feature a four-tire pit stop at the beginning of each team's qualifying attempt. In the past, qualifying has included a two-tire stop somewhere within the multi-lap qualifying process. The Winston is set for Saturday night, May 19, 2001. 

Last season, the pit stop was moved to the beginning of the attempt. This year, each team will perform a four-tire pit stop followed by three hot laps. The teams will compete for the quickest total time. Only the drivers who enter The Winston weekend as qualified drivers will compete in this process. "NASCAR Winston Cup racing is a team sport," Rick Sanders, president of RJR's Sports Marketing Enterprises said. "Just last weekend at Darlington, Dale Jarrett's pit crew put him back on the track ahead of the field late in the race, and he went on to win. By including a four-tire stop, we are able to place even more emphasis on the team. The drivers are the all-stars of NASCAR Winston Cup racing, but the crews are all-stars, too." (more) 

The remaining NASCAR Winston Cup drivers will attempt to qualify for The Winston through The Winston Open and The No Bull Sprint races run immediately prior to The Winston. Qualifying for The Winston Open will be Friday night, May 18th. A two-lap qualifying format replaces the No Bull 25 qualifying races The winner of The Winston Open, a 30-lap affair, will advance into The Winston. Following the Winston Open, the winner will go to victory lane. The remaining cars will stay on the track for four caution laps followed by the 16-lap No Bull Sprint. Teams may elect to pit during the caution period, but they will lose track position. The winner of the No Bull Sprint will also advance into The Winston. 

The format of The Winston will again be three segments of 30, 30 and 10 laps, respectively. Only green-flag laps count in The Winston. Following the first 30-lap segment, there will be a 10-minute break, and the field will be inverted between six and 12 positions. The actual inversion process and number will be announced at a later date. Following the second segment, pit road will open, but the pace car will remain on the track. Teams may pit, but they will lose track position. All restarts in The Winston will be double-file. The first row will consist of the cars running first and second. The second row will consist of the cars running third and fourth, etc. Cars not on the lead lap will restart behind all lead-lap cars. (more) 

The Winston 2001 Eligibility List As of March 23, 2001 
Driver Race Won Car Owner 
Dale Jarrett 2000 Daytona 500 Robert Yates 
Bobby Labonte 2000 Dura Lube 400, Rockingham Joe Gibbs 
Jeff Burton 2000 400, Las Vegas Jack Roush 
Ward Burton 2000 Mall.Com 400, Darlington Bill Davis 
Rusty Wallace 2000 Food City 500, Bristol Roger Penske 
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2000 DirecTV 500, Fort Worth Teresa Earnhardt 
Mark Martin 2000 Goody's 500, Martinsville Jack Roush 
Jeff Gordon 2000 DieHard 500, Talladega Rick Hendrick 
Jeremy Mayfield 2000 Napa Auto Parts 500 Roger Penske 
Matt Kenseth 2000 Coca-Cola 600 Jack Roush 
Tony Stewart 2000 MBNA Platinum 400 Joe Gibbs 
Steve Park 2000 Global Crossing at the Glen Teresa Earnhardt 
Jerry Nadeau 2000 NAPA 500 Rick Hendrick 
Michael Waltrip 2001 Daytona 500 Teresa Earnhardt 
Kevin Harvick 2001 Cracker Barrel 500 Richard Childress 

Drivers Year(s) won 
Bill Elliott 1988 
Terry Labonte 1984, 96 

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE WINSTON (Last five years, not otherwise exempt) 
Drivers Year(s) won 

Drivers Race Won 
John Andretti 1999 Goody's 500, Martinsville 
Joe Nemechek 1999 Dura-Lube 300, Loudon 

(If a non-qualified driver wins a NASCAR Winston Cup race before The Winston, Andretti and Nemechek will drop out of the field. If either Andretti or Nemechek wins a race, the other will drop out.)

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