Michigan Race Results
August 17th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 23

GFS Marketplace 400

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Brooklyn, Mich.Aug. 17, 2003

2-Mile Paved Oval

400 M – 200 L   Purse: $4,485,337

 

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

 1           2          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  200                    180           *      5         $155,505      Running

 2         11          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              200                    175           *      5           147,758      Running

 3         23          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      200                    165                               140,063      Running

 4         12          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    200                    165           *      5             85,670      Running

 5         18          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 200                    155                                 76,980      Running

 6           3          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              200                    150                                 89,402      Running

 7         13          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                200                    146                                 77,915      Running

 8         30          49            Ken Schrader              SEM Products/Color Horizons Dodge                200                    142                                 79,790      Running

 9         33          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              200                    138                                 76,540      Running

10        35          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               200                    134                                 94,690      Running

11          8          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       200                    130                                 92,422      Running

12        17          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       200                    127                                 92,515      Running

13          5            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             200                    124                                 84,421      Running

14        22          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               200                    121                                 90,521      Running

15        32            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              200                    118                                 92,598      Running

16        36          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      200                    115                                 64,540      Running

17        37            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       200                    112                                 89,323      Running

18        20          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               200                    114           *      5             96,690      Running

19        38          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            200                    106                                 95,390      Running

20        25          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      200                    103                                 56,790      Running

21        34            1            Jeff Green                   Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            200                    100                                 76,027      Running

22        42          01            Mike Skinner                U.S. Army Pontiac                                             200                      97                                 66,940      Running

23        29          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           200                      99           *      5             97,093      Running

24        24          74    #      Tony Raines                GFS Marketplace Chevrolet                              200                      91                                 50,215      Running

25          9          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             200                      88                                 72,065      Running

26        10            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              200                      90           *      5             61,154      Running

27        15          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              199                      92           *    10             73,875      Running

28        40          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              199                      79                                 60,325      Running

29        27          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 199                      76                                 60,140      Running

30        21          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              198                      73                                 96,943      Running

31          4          57            Kevin Lepage              CLR Ford                                                           197                      70                                 49,065      Running

32        19            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        192                      67                                 89,782      Accident

33          7          43            Christian Fittipaldi        Cheerios Dodge                                                176                      64                                 87,068      Engine

34        43          37            Derrike Cope               Friendly’s Chevrolet                                          173                      61                                 49,585      Running

35          6            0            Jason Leffler               NetZero Hi Speed Pontiac                                 166                      58                                 48,540      Running

36        26          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 141                      55                                 48,490      Accident

37          1          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           140                      57           *      5             99,023      Engine

38        31            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                105                      49                                 82,997      Engine

39        14          50    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah’s Dodge                                                   81                      46                                 48,295      Transmission

40        39          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                         76                      43                                 56,235      Accident

41        16          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                      76                      40                                 56,200      Accident

42        28          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                  62                      37                                 48,160      Accident

43        41          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                            62                      34                                 47,484      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (1) Stacy Compton (#4).

Race Comments:  With an estimated crowd of 150,000 in attendance, Ryan Newman won his fifth NASCAR Winston Cup race of the season. Prior to green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field, under penalty: #40 Sterling Marlin (engine change) and #19 Jeremy Mayfield (back-up car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 8 minutes, 31 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  127.310 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.652 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet (190.240 mph, 37.847 secs)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Todd Berrier, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Rubbermaid Ford (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $40,000 at Bristol.)

MOBIL 1 OIL COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $240,000 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, Grainger Ford

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kevin Harvick, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Johnny Benson, Valvoline Pontiac

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 46 laps. 17-19 (Car #42-Accident, Turn 3); 55-58 (Debris on Track); 64-71 (Car #54 & 23-Accident, Backstretch); 78-82 (Car #32 & 41-Accident, Turn 2); 90-95 (Debris on Track); 106-113 (Car #2-Stalled, Frontstretch); 135-138 (Debris on Track); 142-149 (Oil on Track).

LAP LEADERS:  14 lead changes among 8 drivers.  Bobby Labonte-pole, Ryan Newman 1-17, B. Labonte 18-20, Jimmie Johnson 21-43, Kevin Harvick 44-77, Newman 78-89, Johnson 90-108, Greg Biffle 109-127, Johnson 128-135, Harvick 136-147, Jimmy Spencer 148-149, Kurt Busch 150-151, Dale Jarrett 152-156, Busch 157-197, Newman 198-200.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  3,432            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3,103            (1)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                    2,971            (1)

 4 –Kevin Harvick                 2,953            (1)

 5 –Michael Waltrip               2,923            (1)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson              2,908            (2)

 7 –Bobby Labonte               2,825            (1)

 8 –Ryan Newman               2,816            (5)

 9 –Kurt Busch                     2,810            (3)

10–Robby Gordon                2,777            (2)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Greg Biffle                                      228

Jamie McMurray                             220

Casey Mears                                  176

Tony Raines                                   173

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       119

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           164    11

Ford                                   141      6

Dodge                                119      5

Pontiac                                82      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  5

Bobby Labonte                                  4

Jeff Gordon                                       2

Steve Park                                         2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Kevin Harvick                                    1

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Terry Labonte                                   1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

Boris Said                                          1

Tony Stewart                                    1

 

MOBIL 1 OIL COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         6

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         4

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         3

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         5

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         4

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         5

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         4

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         3

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         3

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         3

Tony Stewart                (#20)         2

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         65

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         57

Robby Gordon               (#31)         55

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       158

Hendrick Engines          (#24)       133

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)       131

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 8/11/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       832

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       757

Bobby Labonte              (#18)       738


 

NEXT EVENT: Aug. 23, 2003 – Sharpie 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (500 L) (266.5 M)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (8/18/03)

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