Martinsville Race Results
April 13th, 2003




NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 9

VIRGINIA 500

MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

Martinsville, Va.April 13, 2003

.526-Mile Paved Oval

500 L – 263 M    Purse: $4,076,971

 

FIN     STR     CAR#          DRIVER                       TEAM                                                              LAPS                 PTS      BONUS PTS    MONEY       STATUS

 1           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              500                    180           *      5         $219,143      Running

 2         39          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           500                    175           *      5           138,348      Running

 3           2            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    175           *    10           112,542      Running

 4         10          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       500                    160                               101,592      Running

 5         18          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M's Ford                                                       500                    160           *      5             98,950      Running

 6           8          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               500                    155           *      5           105,953      Running

 7         25          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            500                    151           *      5             97,275      Running

 8           5            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                500                    147           *      5             91,217      Running

 9           7          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              500                    138                                 70,250      Running

10          4          49            Ken Schrader              1-800 CallATT Dodge                                        500                    134                                 54,050      Running

11        19          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 500                    130                                 78,650      Running

12          9          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                500                    127                                 68,225      Running

13        31            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              499                    124                                 88,358      Running

14        16            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             499                    126           *      5             78,581      Running

15          6          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      499                    118                                 53,750      Running

16        29          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              499                    120           *      5             87,678      Running

17        24            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       499                    112                                 85,433      Running

18        20          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    499                    109                                 47,975      Running

19        13            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              499                    106                                 63,575      Running

20        37          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           499                    103                                 94,303      Running

21        38          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              499                    100                                 75,262      Running

22        34          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              499                      97                                 66,725      Running

23        30          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                499                      94                                 63,975      Running

24        32            1            Steve Park                   Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            499                      91                                 74,562      Running

25        12          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               499                      88                                 82,931      Running

26        35          30            Jeff Green                   America Online Chevrolet                                 498                      85                                 56,825      Running

27        17          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       498                      82                                 67,010      Running

28        36          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               498                      79                                 64,910      Running

29        14            0    #      Jack Sprague              NetZero Pontiac                                                497                      76                                 44,725      Running

30        40          43            John Andretti               Cheerios Dodge                                                497                      73                                 84,178      Running

31        15          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             497                      70                                 64,064      Running

32        28          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               496                      67                                 74,200      Running

33        27          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            496                      64                                 45,025      Running

34        33          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      496                      61                                 55,000      Running

35        21            4            Mike Skinner                Kodak Pontiac                                                   496                      58                                 46,950      Running

36        22          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    496                      55                                 54,400      Running

37        41          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          492                      52                                 43,850      Running

38          3          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  436                      49                                 74,665      Brakes

39        11          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 319                      46                                 43,740      Engine

40        23          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              308                      43                                 51,665         Overheating

41        26          01            Jerry Nadeau              U.S. Army Pontiac                                             267                      40                                 43,615      Oil pump

42        42          37            Derrike Cope               Friendly's Chevrolet                                          230                      37                                 43,575      Throttle

43        43          02            Hermie Sadler              GoTeamVA.com Chevrolet                               133                      34                                 42,866      Engine

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   * Includes race leader/most laps bonus.

Failed to qualify: (0)

Race Comments:  Jeff Gordon wins first of the season with triumph at Virginia 500 before a sellout crowd of 86,000; Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field for the following reasons: #8 (engine chamge); #22 (backup car); #02 (driver change).

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 28 minutes, 51 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  75.557 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under Caution

BUD POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (94.307 mph)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Robbie Loomis, DuPont Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet ($25,000 MBNA Bonus).

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $100,000 at California Speedway.

NASCAR ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, Grainger Ford

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS:  11 for 64 laps. 80-84 (Car #01-Spin, Turn 2); 120-126 (Car #21-Spin, Turn 4); 244-249 (Car #19-Spin, Turn 2); 272-281 (Car #01-Stalled, Turn 3); 295-299 (Car #0-Spin, Turn 4); 319-324 (Debris in Turn 4); 349-354 (Car #77-Spin, Frontstretch); 436-443 (Car #12-Spin, Turn 2); 447-451 (Car #32-Stalled, Turn 2); 489-492 (Car #5-Spin, Turn 4); 499-500 (Car #97-Spin, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 14 lead changes among 9 drivers. Jeff Gordon 1-120; Tony Stewart 121-131; Rusty Wallace 132-144; Dale Earnhardt Jr. 145-239; J. Gordon 240-295; Sterling Marlin 296-318; Terry Labonte 319; Earnhardt Jr. 320-349; Kevin Harvick 350-361; Elliott Sadler 362; Harvick 363; E. Sadler 364-367; Earnhardt Jr. 368-437; Bobby Labonte 438-486; J. Gordon 487-500.


 

TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  1,330            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,279            (1)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                    1,191            (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson              1,151            (0)

 5 –Kurt Busch                     1,125            (1)

 6– Kevin Harvick                 1,097            (0)

 7 –Tony Stewart                 1,092            (0)

 8 –Michael Waltrip               1,088            (1)

 9 –Ricky Craven                  1,082            (1)

10–Elliott Sadler                    1,055            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                               89

Greg Biffle                                        89

Casey Mears                                    80

Jack Sprague                                   78

Tony Raines                                     71

Larry Foyt                                         38

Hideo Fukuyama                                 7

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           61        4

Ford                                   60        3

Dodge                                39        1

Pontiac                              38        1

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Bobby Labonte                                  2

Ryan Newman                                  2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Gordon                                       1

Jeff Green                                         1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         3

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Ryan Newman              (#12)         2

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jimmy Spencer              (#  7)         1

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         1

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         37

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         35

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         34

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)         79

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)         79

Guy Williams                  (#97)         64

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 4/7/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       289

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       277

Robby Gordon               (#31)       275

 

NEXT EVENT:  April 27, 2003 – Auto Club 500, California Speedway, Fontana, Calif. – (500 M) (250 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (4/15/03)

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