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2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap


2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

In 2000, Bobby Labonte gave team owner Joe Gibbs his first NASCAR Winston Cup championship to go with the former Washington Redskins coach's three Super Bowl rings. Labonte took the points lead with a runner-up finish at California Speedway in April and held on to record his first career ­championship.

2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Bobby Labonte
2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Bobby Labonte

Labonte posted four victories and held off a mild late-season rally by Dale Earnhardt to win the title by 265 points. Earnhardt won twice, including a dramatic win at Talladega in October when he came from 18th place to first in the final five laps to win a thrilling 500-mile race.

Four-time race winner Jeff Burton finished third in the NASCAR Winston Cup standings, 29 points behind Earnhardt. Super sophomore Tony Stewart racked up the most wins with six, including the first of his career, and finished sixth in the championship points race.

Get the details of other NASCAR drivers' seasons with the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup standings chart below:

2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Rank
Driver
Points
Wins
Earnings
1 Bobby Labonte
5,130 4 $7,361,386
2 Dale Earnhardt
4,865 2 4,918,886
3 Jeff Burton
4,836 4 5,959,439
4 Dale Jarrett
4,684 2 5,984,475
5 Ricky Rudd
4,575 0 2,974,970
6 Tony Stewart
4,570 6 3,642,348
7 Rusty Wallace
4,544 4 3,621,468
8 Mark Martin
4,410 1 3,098,874
9 Jeff Gordon
4,361 3 3,001,144
10 Ward Burton
4,152 1 2,699,604
11 Steve Park
3,934 1 2,283,629
12 Mike Skinner
3,839 0 2,205,320
13 Johnny Benson
3,716 0 1,841,324
14 Matt Kenseth
3,711 1 2,408,138
15 Joe Nemechek
3,534 0 2,105,041
16 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
3,516 2 2,801,880
17 Terry Labonte
3,433 0 2,239,716
18 Ken Schrader
3,398 0 1,711,476
19 Sterling Marlin
3,363 0 1,992,301
20 Jerry Nadeau
3,273 1 2,164,778
21 Bill Elliott
3,267 0 2,580,823
22 Jimmy Spencer
3,188 0 1,936,762
23 John Andretti
3,169 0 2,035,902
24 Jeremy Mayfield
3,156 2 2,169,251
25 Robert Pressley
3,055 0 1,460,317
26 Kenny Wallace
2,874 0 1,723,966
27 Michael Waltrip
2,797 0 1,689,421
28 Kevin Lepage
2,795 0 1,679,186
29 Elliott Sadler
2,762 0 1,578,356
30 Bobby Hamilton
2,715 0 1,619,775
31 David Blaney
2,656 0 1,272,689
32 Chad Little
2,634 0 1,418,884
33 Rick Mast
2,366 0 1,156,427
34 Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
2,344 0 1,169,069
35 Brett Bodine
2,145 0 1,020,659
36 Darrell Waltrip
1,981 0 1,246,280
37 Scott Pruett
1,879 0 1,135,854
38 Stacy Compton
1,857 0 1,069,649
39 Mike Bliss
1,748 0 953,948
40 Ted Musgrave
1,614 0 827,216
41 Kyle Petty
1,441 0 894,911
42 Kenny Irwin
1,440 0 949,436
43 Robby Gordon
1,309 0 620,781
44 Ricky Craven
1,175 0 636,562
45 Geoff Bodine
1,039 0 704,981
46 Dave Marcis
723 0 405,572
47 Ed Berrier
628 0 417,144
48Kurt Busch
613 0 311,915
49 Todd Bodine
456 0 234,065
50 Hut Stricklin
436 0 255,200

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