Sunday 9th April 2000
Mark Martin emerged almost unscathed from near-constant hazards brought by 17 caution flags and his late-race gamble on old tires won the Goody’s Body Pain 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Martin went ahead for the first time when he stayed on the track during a caution with 64 laps to go. He never let teammate Jeff Burton get close during the run to the finish. Rusty Wallace, who led 343 laps, wound up 10th in his 500th career start. The finish was set up when Jerry Nadeau hit the wall in Turn 3 on the 436th lap. Wallace and the rest of the leaders, including Dale Earnhardt and Ward Burton, pitted for tires, putting Martin in front.