Bristol Race Results
August 23rd, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 24

Sharpie 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Bristol, Tenn.Aug. 23, 2003

.533-Mile High-Banked Concrete Oval

500 L – 266.5 M   Purse: $5,288,972

 

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

 1           5          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie/Rubbermaid Ford                                 500                    180           *      5         $237,565      Running

 2         23          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              500                    175           *      5           174,223      Running

 3         31          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 500                    165                               127,390      Running

 4         10          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              500                    160                               122,905      Running

 5         16          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              500                    155                               100,775      Running

 6           6          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  500                    155           *      5           111,940      Running

 7         27          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           500                    146                               122,418      Running

 8         14          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       500                    142                               102,740      Running

 9           9            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    138                               116,107      Running

10        29          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              500                    134                                 88,740      Running

11        13            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             500                    130                               102,346      Running

12        26          49            Ken Schrader              SEM Color Horizons Dodge                               500                    127                                 74,090      Running

13        24          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               500                    124                               105,996      Running

14        32          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               500                    121                                 98,415      Running

15        11          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                500                    118                                 85,735      Running

16        25            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              500                    115                               106,018      Running

17        36          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            500                    117           *      5           121,035      Running

18          4          01            Mike Skinner                U.S. Army Pontiac                                             500                    114           *      5             81,175      Running

19        38          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      500                    106                                 70,325      Running

20        12          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            500                    103                                 68,885      Running

21        41          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    500                    100                                 86,249      Running

22        34          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    500                      97                                 69,610      Running

23        18          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      494                      94                               119,138      Running

24        28          27            Scott Wimmer              YJ Stinger Chevrolet                                         494                      91                                 65,085      Running

25        21            4            Johnny Sauter             Kodak Pontiac                                                   459                      88                                 67,990      Running

26        30            0            Jason Leffler               NetZero Hi Speed Pontiac                                 458                      85                                 66,815      Running

27        19          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           448                      82                               107,688      Running

28          1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              444                      89           *    10           118,973      Accident

29        35          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 440                      76                                 72,185      Running

30        15          77            Dave Blaney                1st TN Bank/Jasper Powered Ford                   436                      73                                 72,335      Running

31          7            7            Ted Musgrave             Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              430                      70                                 63,715      Running

32        37          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       419                      67                                 96,547      Running

33          8          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 415                      64                                 68,595      Running

34        42          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      400                      61                                 68,560      Running

35        22          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              392                      58                                 86,602      Running

36          2            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       346                      60           *      5             94,813      Accident

37        40          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          315                      52                                 60,420      Running

38        17          38            Elliott Sadler                 Combos Ford                                                     305                      49                                 94,600      Accident

39        33          50    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah’s Dodge                                                 273                      46                                 60,300      Accident

40        39            1            Jeff Green                   Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            193                      48           *      5             85,412      Engine

41        43          43            Christian Fittipaldi        Cheerios Heart Health Dodge                            175                      40                                 95,953      Accident

42          3          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                  87                      37                                 78,430      Accident

43        20            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                  87                      34                                 94,737      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (3) Hermie Sadler (#02); Billy Bigley Jr. (#79); Derrike Cope (#37).

Race Comments:  Kurt Busch wins Sharpie 500 before a capacity crowd of 160,000 at Bristol Motor Speedway for his fourth victory of the season and third victory in last four races at Bristol.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 26 minutes, 32 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  77.421 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .818 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (127.597 mph, 15.038 secs)

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Jimmy Fennig, Sharpie/Rubbermaid Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Sterling Marlin, Coors Light Dodge (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $45,000 at Darlington.)

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

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $250,000 at Darlington Raceway.

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

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

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

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

CAUTION FLAGS: 20 for 119 laps. 7-12 (Car #1, 30, 45, 54, 41 & 43-Accident, Turn 4); 65-70 (Car #16, 0 & 27-Accident, Backstretch); 77-80 (Car #12-Spin, Frontstretch); 90-100 (Car #2 & 15-Accident, Turn 4); 104-107 (Car #1, 50, 25, 9, 42 & 10-Accident, Turn 3); 161-166 (Car #41, 25, 20, 18 & 97-Accident, Turn 3); 178-186 (Car #99, 7, 12 & 77-Accident, Frontstretch); 194-197 (Car #1-Accident, Turn 3); 223-228 (Car #7 & 32-Accident, Turn 3); 256-261 (Car #31-Spin, Frontstretch); 276-282 (Car #43-Accident, Frontstretch); 287-292 (Car #50-Accident, Backstretch); 300-304 (Debris on Track); 307-313 (Car #38-Accident, Backstretch); 339-344 (Car #18-Accident, Turn 4); 348-353 (Car #6 & 4-Accident, Frontstretch); 373-378 (Car #40 & 21-Accident, Turn 2); 423-427 (Debris on Track); 445-449 (Car #24 & 49-Accident, Frontstretch); 461-464 (Car #74-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  11 lead changes among 8 drivers.  Jeff Gordon 1-66, Jeff Green 67-82, J. Gordon 83-162, Kevin Harvick 163-187, Mike Skinner 188-192, J. Gordon 193-225, Sterling Marlin 226-261, Mark Martin 262-310, Ryan Newman 311-340, Marlin 341-365, Harvick 366-379, Kurt Busch 380-500.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  3,592            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3,241            (1)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                 3,128            (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson              3,063            (2)

 5 –Jeff Gordon                    3,060            (1)

 6 –Kurt Busch                     2,990            (4)

 7 –Ryan Newman               2,971            (5)

 8 –Michael Waltrip               2,960            (1)

 9 –Bobby Labonte               2,907            (1)

10–Robby Gordon                2,835            (2)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             232

Greg Biffle                                      229

Casey Mears                                  178

Tony Raines                                   177

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       126

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           170    11

Ford                                   150      7

Dodge                                123      5

Pontiac                                85      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  5

Bobby Labonte                                  4

Jeff Gordon                                       3

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)         5

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         3

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 8/18/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       874

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       779

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       773

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         4

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         3

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         3

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         3

Sterling Marlin                (#40)         2

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         73

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         65

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         57

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       158

Hendrick Engines          (#24)       133

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)       131

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         5

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4


 

NEXT EVENT: Aug. 31, 2003 – Mountain Dew Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. (500 M) (367 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (8/25/03)

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