2000 Dura Lube/Kmart 400 1996 AC Delco 400 2 months ago   2:16:49

SKracing
the second race of nascar's tumultuous, transitional 2000 season. after reigning champ dj torched the competition at daytona, rockingham would give a more telling preview of the racing to come, paced by '99 breakout stars bobby labonte and tony stewart and the resurgent dale earnhardt. all completely live and in color.

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Henry Chapman
My favourite ever. Christopher Bell is my guy right now but nobody will beat my love for Bobby Labonte.
budamania1989
Good tight racing thanks
Michael Clayton
1st Bobby Labonte, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, 3rd W.Burton.
Garett Burns
Idk who dreamed up the idea that this track didn't sell seats or put on a good race. Up til the last race there in 04 the races and finishes were great and I remember crowds being fine.
Greatest Brand
thx for this
piperboy91
This was the first race I ever went to. Thank you for posting. I loved reliving it.
GialloHorror
I miss racing like this, and I miss Rockingham.

I hate what they did to this sport. I only started following it in 1999 because of Tony Stewart, and by 2006 I had had enough of it.

I tried to watch it before 1999 but really couldn't find anyone to root for. I hated Jeff Gordon at that time, and everyone loved Dale Sr. so I didn't want to root for him. Tony was a rookie in 1999 and I loved his take no shit attitude. I don't know about years previous to 1999, but it seemed crowds, and popularity were at their peak from 1999-2003.

I HATE the way they changed the points system. So stupid. Just because Kenseth only won 1 race in 2003 and won the championship NASCAR decided to change their points, and championship scheme. The whole point in this sport was that CONSISTENCY was rewarded. 

Now, Just because you win a race, you're eligible for the championship? LOL! That's so fucking laughable! So you can win 1 race, have 15 DNF's and be 30th in points, but you can still win a championship because the points start over at race 27? Come on! 

BRING BACK THE OLD POINTS SYSTEM! AND BRING BACK ROCKINGHAM! 

Also seems like I liked a lot more drivers back when I watched it compared to now. 

So happy I can watch these old races again! 
Ryan X
I wish they would go back here for Cup and Nationwide. such an amazing race track. NASCAR never sells out at any tracks anymore so they should just go back to good tracks
Greatest Brand
my favorite season in nascar ever
vidEvWill
Its kind of interesting that all of Bobby Labonte's 2000 wins(including championship) are uploaded on Youtube. He only won like 4 races all year(Rock, Charlotte, Darlington, Indy)
Nocstaa
If it wasn't for Jeff Gordon, Jarrett could have, and should have won the championship in 96, 97, 98 and even 2000. And if he had not have broken his ribs in 2001, he could have made a serious run for it. Even in 2002, when he got off to such a terrible start to the year, he finished so strong. He had always been very consistent in his prime
Nocstaa
If it wasn't for Jeff Gordon, Jarrett could have, and should have won the championship in 96, 97, 98 and even 2000. And if he had not have broken his ribs in 2001, he could have made a serious run for it. Even in 2002, when he got off to such a terrible start to the year, he finished so strong. He had always been very consistent in his prime
JesusHippie
DNQ: 50 Ricky Craven, 32 Scott Pruett*, 93 Dave Blaney*, & 14 Mike Bliss*.

Watching the early laps of this race, I miss Bobby Hamilton. Can you believe it's been 5 years since neck cancer took his life? Very underrated as a Winston Cup driver.
Anthony Pellegrino
@09corvettezr1 The track isnt in the middle of nowhere, its in the reigon that watches NASCAR most, thats why theyre bringing trucks back, it was never a matter of attendance NASCAR wanted to expand out of the Carolinas
09corvettezr1
TNN did an excellent job with this race, Eli Gold went through literally everyone on the track, and what a race, its a shame this racetrack is in the middle of nowhere, causing the attendance to sag.
marco faria
thanks
SKracing
@de31168 a lot of the races i'm posting were bought secondhand from a guy who i guess never taped the intros. in every case, i'm putting up as much of the footage as i've got.
Dave W
Excellent race! Just curious.. Do most people not record the intros to the races, or do they just get left out when uploading?
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1996 AC Delco 400 2000 Dura Lube/Kmart 400 2 months ago   3:02:17

North Carolina Motor Speedway- Rockingham, NC
October 20, 1996