2000 is actually Earnhardt’s breakout seasons about Cup Show, the guy competed with the Raybestos NASCAR Novice of the year Prize from inside the 2000. Kenseth outran Earnhardt in the year-beginning Daytona five-hundred. Earnhardt scored 1st win on the DirecTV five hundred at Colorado Motor Speedway, breaking the listing kept from the his father Earnhardt Sr. having fewest starts by the a drivers to make his first profit for the NASCAR’s “modern time” by the profitable in his 12th start, and at Richmond Internationally Raceway. He became the first novice to winnings the Every-Celebrity exhibition race.
Earnhardt played a part for the reproducing you to definitely Winston Cup milestone inside 2000 when he competed together with dad and you will half of-aunt Kerry on Pepsi eight hundred from the Michigan Worldwide Speedway. One event was just the next day one to a dad had raced facing one or two sons – Lee Petty and his awesome a few sons Richard and you can Maurice got prior to now complete new feat.