Saturday 15th April 2000
Joe Nemechek won the NASCAR Xfinity (Busch) Series Touchstone Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway when he beat Buckshot Jones to the finish line. It was redemption for Nemechek, who was edged in a photo finish in the event in 1999 by Terry Labonte (.002 seconds). Nemechek took the lead away from Jones with seven laps to go and steadily pulled away, winning by 0.224 seconds, about three car lengths. Nemechek, who started 35th because rain washed out qualifying and the 43-car field was set by the rule book, became the first repeat winner in the race’s history. He also won it in 1998.