Homestead grid: Earnhardt’s mission impossible

Dale Earnhardt faces a near-impossible task to keep his NASCAR Winston Cup title hopes alive after failing to qualify for Homestead's Pennzoil 400 on speed alone. Instead, the seven-time champ has been forced to take a provisional starting slot and will line-up 37th on the 43-car grid

Homestead grid: Earnhardt’s mission impossible

Bobby Labonte can take the title with a race to spare if he finishes fifth in Florida, regardless of Earnhardt's finishing position. The title is also his if he finishes sixth and leads a lap, or seventh and leads most laps. The Texan starts third in his Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac.



Homestead-Miami Speedway
November 12, 2000


ROW 1
1 1 Steve Park Chev 34.518s 156.440mph
2 28 Ricky Rudd Ford 34.525 156.408
ROW 2
3 18 Bobby Labonte Pont 34.566 156.223
4 26 Jimmy Spencer Ford 34.573 156.191
ROW 3
5 19 Casey Atwood Ford 34.678 155.718
6 33 Joe Nemechek Chev 34.721 155.525
ROW 4
7 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 34.736 155.458
8 22 Ward Burton Pont 34.741 155.436
ROW 5
9 11 Brett Bodine Ford 34.753 155.382
10 97 Kurt Busch Ford 34.782 155.253
ROW 6
11 6 Mark Martin Ford 34.786 155.235
12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chev 34.790 155.217
ROW 7
13 20 Tony Stewart Pont 34.793 155.204
14 10 Johnny Benson Pont 34.809 155.132
ROW 8
15 40 Sterling Marlin Chev 34.829 155.043
16 43 John Andretti Pont 34.836 155.012
ROW 9
17 2 Rusty Wallace Ford 34.840 154.994
18 31 Mike Skinner Chev 34.848 154.959
ROW 10
19 9 Stacy Compton Ford 34.872 154.852
20 93 Dave Blaney Pont 34.872 154.852
ROW 11
21 25 Jerry Nadeau Chev 34.893 154.759
22 12 Jeremy Mayfield Ford 34.908 154.692
ROW 12
23 94 Bill Elliott Ford 34.921 154.635
24 66 Darrell Waltrip Ford 34.921 154.635
ROW 13
25 14 Rick Mast Pont 34.948 154.515
26 77 Robert Pressley Ford 34.955 154.484
ROW 15
27 21 Elliott Sadler Ford 35.003 154.272
28 24 Jeff Gordon Chev 35.019 154.202
ROW 16
29 96 Andy Houston Ford 35.051 154.061
30 57 Bobby Hamilton Jr Chev 35.056 154.039
ROW 17
31 99 Jeff Burton Ford 35.057 154.035
32 75 Wally Dallenbach Ford 35.062 154.013
ROW 18
33 16 Kevin Lepage Ford 35.063 154.008
34 32 Scott Pruett Ford 35.080 153.934
ROW 19
35 27 Mike Bliss Pont 35.094 153.872
36 98 Geoffrey Bodine Ford 35.098 153.855
ROW 20
37 3 Dale Earnhardt Chev Provisional
38 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Provisional
ROW 21
39 5 Terry Labonte Chev Provisional
40 36 Ken Schrader Pont Provisional
ROW 22
41 7 Michael Waltrip Chev Provisional
42 55 Kenny Wallace Chev Provisional
ROW 23
43 4 Bobby Hamilton Chev Provisional


01 Ted Musgrave Chev
96 Andy Houston Ford
45 Kyle Petty Pont
60 Hermie Sadler Chev
50 Ricky Craven Chev
71 Dave Marcis Chev
90 Hut Stricklin Ford
44 Steve Grissom Pont
84 Norm Benning Chev

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