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2001 Race Voted One of Decade's Best

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The March 2001 Cracker Barrel 500 has been named one the decade's top races by NASCAR's media members...

NASCAR recently polled its media members on the top moments and performances of the past decade. The 2001 Atlanta race, in which Kevin Harvick picked up his first career Cup victory by a razor-thin margin of .006 seconds ahead of Jeff Gordon, was voted the third-best race of the decade.

Harvick's victory came three races after the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr., who Harvick replaced.

The top two races were the October 2000 Talladega Superspeedway race and the March 2003 finish between Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch at Darlington Raceway.

Three-time Atlanta Motor Speedway winner Jimmie Johnson was named top Sprint Cup Series driver of the decade with two other drivers with wins at AMS, Harvick and Ron Hornaday Jr., being named the respective top drivers of the decade in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. 

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