Dura-lube 400

Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2001

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Where: North Carolina Speedway's 1.017-mile, D-shaped oval with 22-degree banking in the first and second turns, 25-degree banking in the third and fourth turns, 1,300-foot frontstretch and a 1,367-foot backstretch.

Broadcast: TelevisionFOX; RadioMotor Racing Network

2000 winner: Bobby Labonte (Pontiac Grand Prix)

Morris News Service Pick to win: Rusty Wallace (Ford Taurus)

Others to watch: Mark Martin, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Gordon, Steve Park, Johnny Benson

Notes: Dale Earnhardt's death Sunday during the final lap of the Daytona 500 ends his streak of consecutive starts at 648. That puts Ricky Rudd atop the consecutive start list at 609, 46 short of Terry Labonte's NASCAR Winston Cup Series record of 655 ... All three cars from Dale Earnhardt Inc., will participate this weekend, including a Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... 25 of 71 winners at the North Carolina Speedway have come from the top-two starting positions.

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