California Race Results
April 27th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 10

AUTO CLUB 500

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.April 27, 2003

2-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 250 L    Purse: $5,230,261

 

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

 1         16        97              Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               250                    180           *      5         $213,150      Running

 2         19        18              Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           250                    175           *      5           172,708      Running

 3           7          2              Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                250                    170           *      5           146,917      Running

 4           2          9              Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              250                    165           *      5           148,683      Running

 5         25        42      #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 250                    160           *      5           101,575      Running

 6           8          8              Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        250                    150                               120,217      Running

 7         27        15              Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                250                    146                                 95,025      Running

 8         13        43              John Andretti               Cheerios Dodge                                                250                    142                               117,003      Running

 9         23        17              Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              250                    143           *      5             95,425      Running

10        30        40              Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            250                    134                               121,125      Running

11        14        24              Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              250                    130                               120,628      Running

12        21          5              Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             250                    127                               102,806      Running

13        18        77              Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             250                    129           *      5           101,350      Running

14          6        01              Jerry Nadeau              U.S. Army Pontiac                                             250                    121                                 89,925      Running

15        15        32              Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       250                    123           *      5             96,575      Running

16        20        48              Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              250                    115                                 89,025      Running

17        22          6              Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       249                    112                               107,358      Running

18        29        16      #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    249                    109                                 69,225      Running

19        10        99              Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       249                    106                               102,442      Running

20        28          4              Mike Skinner                Kodak Pontiac                                                   249                    103                                 85,625      Running

21        39        22              Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               249                    100                               104,681      Running

22        31        23              Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                249                      97                                 80,614      Running

23          5        38              Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree Ford                                                    249                      94                               107,075      Running

24        35        21              Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 249                      91                                 79,600      Running

25        34        54              Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          249                      88                                 71,700      Running

26        40        30              Jeff Green                   America Online Chevrolet                                 249                      85                                 79,000      Running

27        26        31              Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              249                      82                                 95,837      Running

28        36        45              Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      249                      79                                 78,350      Running

29        37        29              Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              248                      76                               105,828      Running

30        41        49              Ken Schrader              1-800 CallATT Dodge                                        248                      73                                 67,210      Running

31        33        74      #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            248                      70                                 66,525      Running

32          9        25              Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      248                      67                                 69,325      Running

33        24          7              Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              247                      64                                 70,025      Running

34        17        41      #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    247                      61                                 76,425      Running

35        11        19              Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              233                      58                                 73,750      Accident

36        32        10              Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               229                      55                                 92,425      Accident

37        38        88              Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           228                      52                               111,253      Accident

38        42        14      #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah's Dodge                                                 226                      49                                 65,300      Accident

39        12          0      #      Jack Sprague              NetZero Pontiac                                                199                      46                                 65,255      Accident

40          1          1              Steve Park                   Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            138                      43                               100,367      Accident

41          3        20              Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               128                      50           *    10           117,708      Engine

42          4        12              Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                    34                      37                                 94,960      Accident

43        43        37              Derrike Cope               GBROnline.com Chevrolet                                     9                      34                                 65,281      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) Kerry Earnhardt (#83), Hideo Fukuyama (#66).

Race Comments:  Kurt Busch captured the Auto Club 500 before a sellout crowd in excess of 120,000; Prior to the green flag for the Auto Club 500, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field for the following reasons: #10 Benson (backup car); #40 Marlin (backup car); #8 Earnhardt Jr. (engine change); #30 Green (engine change); #01 Nadeau (engine change); #37 Cope (engine change); #22 W. Burton (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 34 minutes, 7 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  140.111 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  2.294 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Steve Park, Pennzoil Chevrolet (186.838 mph)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Rubbermaid Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Jimmy Fennig, Rubbermaid Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Jamie McMurray, Havoline Dodge ($10,000 MBNA Bonus for also winning the race rolls to Richmond).

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Rubbermaid Ford

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $110,000 at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Havoline Dodge

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Rubbermaid Ford

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Rubbermaid Ford

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Havoline Dodge

CAUTION FLAGS:  8 for 34 laps. 2-4 (Car #1 & 12-Accident, Backstretch); 9-11 (Car#0-Accident, Backstretch); 41-44 (Car #16-Accident, Turn 4); 130-134 (Oil on Track); 156-159 (Debris on Frontstretch); 210-213 (Car #01 & 32-Spin, Turn 4); 220-223 (#01-Spin, Turn 2); 231-237 (Car #88, 10, 19, 14, 31, 25 & 41-Accident, Turn 3).

LAP LEADERS: 19 lead changes among 9 drivers. Steve Park-pole, Bill Elliott 1-12, Tony Stewart 13-92, Ricky Craven 93, Dave Blaney 94-95, Stewart 96-114, Jamie McMurray 115, Stewart 116, McMurray 117-130, Kurt Busch 131-145, McMurray 146-156, Rusty Wallace 157-201, McMurray 202-204, Matt Kenseth 205-206, R. Wallace 207-215, Bobby Labonte 216, McMurray 217, B. Labonte 218-227, McMurray 228-238, Busch 239-250.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  1,473            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,429            (1)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                    1,321            (1)

 4 –Kurt Busch                     1,305            (2)

 5 –Jimmie Johnson              1,266            (0)

 6 –Michael Waltrip               1,234            (1)

 7 –Ricky Craven                  1,205            (1)

 8 –Bobby Labonte               1,201            (1)

 9– Kevin Harvick                 1,173            (0)

10–Elliott Sadler                    1,149            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             115

Greg Biffle                                      109

Casey Mears                                    96

Jack Sprague                                   91

Tony Raines                                     86

Larry Foyt                                         50

Hideo Fukuyama                               12

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                   69        4

Chevrolet                           67        4

Dodge                                43        1

Pontiac                              41        1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Bobby Labonte                                  2

Ryan Newman                                  2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Gordon                                       1

Jeff Green                                         1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Steve Park                                         1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         3

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3

Ryan Newman              (#12)         2

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         2

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         1

 

 


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         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.

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)         89

Jerry Carcone               (#17)         86

Guy Williams                  (#97)         79

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 4/14/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       325

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       317

Robby Gordon               (#31)       303


NEXT EVENT:  May 3, 2003Pontiac Excitement 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. – (400 L) (300 M)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (4/28/03)

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