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2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap


2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings
2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Jeff Gordon took the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup points lead with an eighth-place finish at Pocono in July, then romped to his fourth champion­ship with ease. After being locked in a tight battle during the first half of the season, Gordon left all challengers in the dust as he won by a 349-point cushion over runner-up Tony Stewart.

2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon
2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon

The points lead changed hands seven times among five different ­drivers as several contenders jockeyed for points early in the year. By late summer, it was a one-horse race with Gordon leading by more than 300 points in August.

Gordon won six races along the way to his fourth title. Stewart overcame a sluggish start to finish second on the strength of three victories. Two-time winner Sterling Marlin finished third in the points chase with two wins. Ricky Rudd and Dale Jarrett rounded out the top five. Jarrett posted the ­second most wins of the season with four.

Check out the rest of the 2001 NASCAR season standings with the easy-to-read chart below.

2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Rank
Driver
Points
Wins
Earnings
1 Jeff Gordon
5,112 6 $10,879,757
2 Tony Stewart
4,763 3 4,941,463
3 Sterling Marlin
4,741 2 4,517,634
4 Ricky Rudd
4,706 2 4,878,027
5 Dale Jarrett
4,612 4 5,377,742
6 Bobby Labonte
4,561 2 4,786,779
7 Rusty Wallace
4,481 1 4,788,652
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
4,460 3 5,827,542
9 Kevin Harvick
4,406 2 4,302,202
10 Jeff Burton
4,394 2 4,230,737
11 Johnny Benson
4,152 0 2,894,903
12 Mark Martin
4,095 0 3,797,006
13 Matt Kenseth
3,982 0 2,565,579
14 Ward Burton
3,846 1 3,583,692
15 Bill Elliott
3,824 1 3,618,017
16 Jimmy Spencer
3,782 0 2,669,638
17 Jerry Nadeau
3,675 0 2,507,827
18 Bobby Hamilton
3,575 1 2,527,310
19 Ken Schrader
3,480 0 2,418,181
20 Elliott Sadler
3,471 1 2,683,225
21 Ricky Craven
3,379 1 1,996,981
22 Dave Blaney
3,303 0 1,827,896
23 Terry Labonte
3,280 0 3,011,901
24 Michael Waltrip
3,159 1 3,411,644
25 Robert Pressley
3,156 0 2,171,520
26 Casey Atwood
3,132 0 1,797,111
27 Kurt Busch
3,081 0 2,170,629
28 Joe Nemechek
2,994 1 2,510,723
29 Todd Bodine
2,960 0 1,740,315
30 Brett Bodine
2,948 0 1,740,526
31 John Andretti
2,943 0 2,873,184
32 Steve Park
2,859 1 2,385,971
33 Stacy Compton
2,752 0 1,704,962
34 Mike Wallace
2,693 0 2,075,044
35 Jeremy Mayfield
2,651 0 2,682,603
36 Kevin Lepage
2,461 0 1,424,852
37 Jason Leffler
2,413 0 1,724,692
38 Ron Hornaday
2,305 0 1,435,857
39 Kenny Wallace
2,054 0 1,507,922
40 Mike Skinner
2,029 0 1,921,186
41 Buckshot Jones
1,939 0 1,631,488
42 Hut Stricklin
1,770 0 1,006,021
43 Kyle Petty
1,673 0 1,008,919
44 Robby Gordon
1,552 1 1,371,900
45 Rick Mast
1,187 0 680,321
46 Andy Houston
1,123 0 865,263
47 Bobby Hamilton
748 0 546,847
48 Jeff Green
539 0 441,449
49 Ryan Newman
497 0 465,276
50 Boris Said
272 0 124,340

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