Winston Cup standings and Phoenix race results

Bobby Labonte can clinch the NASCAR Winston Cup title at Homestead next weekend with a race to spare, following his fifth at Phoenix

Winston Cup standings and Phoenix race results

Labonte now holds a 218-point lead over Dale Earnhardt and will take the title if he finishes fifth in Florida, regardless of Earnhardt's result. Labonte ould also take the title if he finishes sixth and leads a lap, or seventh and leads the most laps.

As a worst-case scenario, a pair of 28ths would seal the championship for the Texan, even if Earnhardt wins both races and leads most laps.

Earnhardt's second in the points is far from secured after Jeff Burton's win at Phoenix. Burton is now just eight points behind.




1 Bobby Labonte, 4645 points
2 Dale Earnhardt, 4444
3 Jeff Burton, 4394
4 Dale Jarrett, 4315
5 Tony Stewart, 4210
6 Ricky Rudd, 4272


November 5th, 2000


1 Jeff Burton, Ford, 312 laps
2 Jeremy Mayfield, Ford, 312
3 Steve Park, Chevrolet, 312
4 Rusty Wallace, Ford, 312
5 Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 312
6 Mark Martin, Ford, 312
7 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 312
8 Dave Blaney, Pontiac, 312
9 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 312
10 Dale Jarrett, Ford, 312
11 Mike Skinner, Chevrolet, 312
12 Ward Burton, Pontiac, 312
13 Jimmy Spencer, Ford, 312
14 Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 312
15 Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 312
16 Johnny Benson, Pontiac, 312
17 Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 312
18 Ricky Craven, Chevrolet, 312
19 Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 312
20 Brett Bodine, Ford, 312
21 Kevin Lepage, Ford, 312
22 Wally Dallenbach, Ford, 311
23 Jerry Nadeau, Chevrolet, 311
24 Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 311
25 Ted Musgrave, Chevrolet, 311
26 Bill Elliott, Ford, 311
27 Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 311
28 John Andretti, Pontiac, 311
29 Kurt Busch, Ford, 311
30 Elliott Sadler, Ford, 311
31 Robert Pressley, Ford, 311
32 Michael Waltrip, Chevrolet, 310
33 Darrell Waltrip, Ford, 310
34 Scott Pruett, Ford, 310
35 Rich Bickle, Chevrolet, 309
36 Andy Houston, Ford, 309
37 Ricky Rudd, Ford, 300
38 Mike Bliss, Pontiac, 291 - accident
39 Rick Mast, Pontiac, 282 - accident
40 Ken Schrader, Pontiac, 260 - running
41 Ryan Newman, Ford, 176 - engine
42 Matt Kenseth, Ford, 53 - accident
43 Bobby Hamilton, Chevrolet, 51 - accident


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