The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season was boosted into the public eye by new television deals with FOX Sports and NBC, and for the first time the qualifying races for the Daytona 500 were broadcast. The Daytona 500 itself was an exciting race, but it ended in tragedy as Dale Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap crash.

Because of Earnhardt's death -- the fourth in nine months among drivers in NASCAR's top three racing divisions -- additional safety requirements were implemented for NASCAR drivers, and the season continued with higher-than-ever television ratings. Jeff Gordon, now 31 years old, ended the season on top, making him the youngest four-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion in history. See results for each race in the season with our 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results chart below.

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Sterling Marlin and Bill Elliott drive in the 2001 Brickyard 400, a NASCAR Winston Cup series event.
Sterling Marlin (#40) shoots past Bill Elliott (#9)
in the late stages of the 2001 Brickyard 400,
one of the NASCAR Winston Cup season's most
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2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

Number Date
Site
Race Winner
Car
Speed
1 2/18/01
Daytona Beach, FL
Michael Waltrip
Chevy
161.783
2 2/25/01 Rockingham, NC
Steve Park
Chevy 111.877
3 3/04/01 Las Vegas, NV
Jeff Gordon
Chevy 135.546
4 3/11/01 Atlanta, GA
Kevin Harvick
Chevy 143.273
5 3/18/01 Darlington, SC
Dale Jarrett
Ford
126.557
6 3/25/01 Bristol, TN
Elliott Sadler
Ford 86.949
7 4/01/01 Ft. Worth, TX
Dale Jarrett Ford 141.804
8 4/08/01 Martinsville, VA
Dale Jarrett Ford 70.799
9 4/22/01 Talladega, AL
Bobby Hamilton
Chevrolet
184.003
10 4/29/01 Fontana, CA
Rusty Wallace
Ford 143.118
11 5/05/01 Richmond, VA
Tony Stewart
Pontiac
95.872
12 5/27/01 Charlotte, NC
Jeff Burton
Ford 138.107
13 6/03/01 Dover, DE
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 120.361
14 6/10/01 Brooklyn, MI
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 134.203
15 6/17/01 Pocono, PA
Ricky Rudd
Ford
134.389
16 6/24/01 Sonoma, CA
Tony Stewart
Pontiac
75.889
17 7/07/01 Daytona Beach, FL
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 157.601
18 7/15/01 Chicago, IL
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 121.200
19 7/22/01 Loudon, NH
Dale Jarrett
Ford
102.131
20 7/29/01 Pocono, PA
Bobby Labonte
Pontiac
134.590
21 8/05/01 Indianapolis, IN
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 130.790
22 8/12/01 Watkins Glen, NY
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 89.081
23 8/19/01 Brooklyn, MI
Sterling Marlin
Dodge
140.513
24 8/25/01 Bristol, TN
Tony Stewart
Pontiac
85.106
25 9/02/01 Darlington, SC
Ward Burton
Dodge
122.773
26 9/08/01 Richmond, VA
Ricky Rudd
Ford
95.146
27 9/23/01 Dover, DE
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 101.559
28 9/30/01 Kansas City, KS
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 110.576
29 10/07/01 Charlotte, NC
Sterling Marlin
Dodge
139.006
30 10/14/01 Martinsville, VA
Ricky Craven
Ford
75.750
31 10/21/01 Talladega, AL
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet 164.185
32 10/28/01 Phoenix, AZ
Jeff Burton
Ford
102.613
33 11/04/01 Rockingham, NC
Joe Nemechek
Chevrolet 128.941
34 11/11/01 Homestead, FL
Bill Elliott
Dodge
117.449
35 11/18/01 Atlanta, GA
Bobby Labonte
Pontiac
151.756
36 11/25/01 Loudon, NH
Robby Gordon
Chevrolet 103.594

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