Steve Park takes The Winston Open

Steve Park put the #1 Pennzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo of DEI into The Winston. Starting 4th, based upon his 2nd place finish in the second No Bull 25 run on Friday night, Park didn't have far to go to get to the point

Steve Park takes The Winston Open

He did, however, have a determined Jimmy Spencer, who started 2nd after winning the second No Bull 25 qualifying race, to get around. Spencer and Park battled briefly. As Park dove to the inside of Spencer, the #26 Kmart Ford got loose and Spencer did an awesome job of keeping it out of the wall.

"This is our first win as a team," said Park. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Adam Petty, and I wish Kyle was here."

The only caution of the race waved on the first lap. Geoffrey Bodine's car got loose heading off Turn 4, with Dave Marcis following behind. Bodine tried to correct, bumped with Marcis, tried again to correct before hitting Marcis once more and going into a spin. Bodine's car slammed the front stretch wall, fire briefly erupted from the mangled sheetmetal before Bodine let the window net down. Marcis car was torn up and both drivers were finished for the night.

Jerry Nadeau, Ricky Craven, Jimmy Spencer and Ricky Rudd finished 2nd through fifth. These five drivers, along with the remainder of the field, move onto the No Bull Sprint 16-lap 'Suitcase race.' Only the winner of the last chance race will move to The Winston.

Park took possession of a check in the amount of $35,000 for his winning effort.

The green flag waved for the remaining 23 drivers looking to take the checkers for the final position in The Winston.

Jerry Nadeau took the last spot in The Winston, leaving Kevin Lepage to look forward to next weekend's Coca-Cola 600. Nadeau, who started ninth in the pack, was elated.

"I was a little worred when we took on four tires and I was back in ninth," said Nadeau, who won the first of the twin No Bull 25's qualifying races on Friday night. Nadeau received a check for $25,000 and will start 20th on the grid in The Winston.

In the 16-laps, two cautions waved on Laps 7 and again on Lap 11. Chad
Little was the first 'victim' of the dash for cash. He ping ponged off the wall after he and Wally Dallenbach made contact.

Mike Skinner was on a rail until he had problems with fishtailing and, in the process, put Elliott Sadler's #21 CITGO machine into the wall. Skinner headed for pit road with a flat, his last chance evaporated.

Bill Elliott and Mark Martin will lead the field of 20 to the green for the start of the three-segment $2 Million The Winston.

RESULTS OF WINSTON OPEN
MAY 20, 2000

Winston Open Results
Charlotte
May 20, 2000
Pos No Driver Sponsor Make Laps

1 1 Steve Park Pennzoil Chev 30
2 25 Jerry Nadeau Michael Holigan Chev 30
3 50 Ricky Craven Midwest Trans. Chev 30
4 26 Jimmy Spencer Big Kmart Ford 30
5 28 Ricky Rudd Texaco/Havoline Ford 30
6 16 Kevin LePage FamilyClick.com Ford 30
7 31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chev 30
8 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Chev 30
9 97 Chad Little John Deere Ford 30
10 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Ford 30
11 4 Bobby Hamilton Kodak Film Chev 30
12 55 Kenny Wallace Square D Chev 30
13 14 Rick Mast Conseco Pont 30
14 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools Ford 30
15 21 Elliott Sadler Citgo Ford 30
16 10 Johnny Benson Lycos Pont 30
17 93 Dave Blaney Amoco Pont 30
18 9 Stacy Compton Kodiak Ford 30
19 11 Brett Bodine Ralph's Ford 30
20 75 W. Dallenbach Cartoon Network Ford 30
21 90 Ed Berrier Hills Bros. Ford 30
22 36 Ken Schrader M - M's Pont 30
23 32 Scott Pruett Tide Ford 30
24 27 Mike Bliss Viagra Pont 30
25 71 Dave Marcis Realtree Chev 1 Accident
26 60 Geoffrey Bodine Power Team Chev 1 Accident

RESULTS OF NO BULL SPRINT
MAY 20, 2000

Pos No Driver Sponsor Make Laps

1 25 Jerry Nadeau Michael Holigan Chev 16
2 16 Kevin LePage FamilyClick.com Ford 16
3 26 Jimmy Spencer Big Kmart Ford 16
4 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools Ford 16
5 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Chev 16
6 10 Johnny Benson Lycos Pont 16
7 4 Bobby Hamilton Kodak Film Chev 16
8 28 Ricky Rudd Texaco/Havoline Ford 16
9 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Ford 16
10 93 Dave Blaney Amoco Pont 16
11 9 Stacy Compton Kodiak Ford 16
12 14 Rick Mast Conseco Pont 16
13 36 Ken Schrader M & M's Pont 16
14 32 Scott Pruett Tide Ford 16
15 31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chev 16
16 75 W. Dallenbach Cartoon Network Ford 16
17 27 Mike Bliss Viagra Pont 16
18 90 Ed Berrier Hills Bros. Ford 16
19 11 Brett Bodine Ralph's Ford 16
20 21 Elliott Sadler Citgo Ford 10 Accident
21 97 Chad Little John Deere Ford 6 Accident
22 50 Ricky Craven Midwest Trans. Chev 4
23 55 Kenny Wallace Square D Chev 3

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