Daytona Race Results
July 5th, 2003

  • DRIVERS POINTS corrected [corrections in RED] after the following three penalties were announced, a summary before, NASCAR.com took the points away from the race results on their site also, so I followed suit:

    #15-Michael Waltrip docked 25 drivers points, the team docked 25 Owners Points - unapproved carb mod
    #4-Stacy Compton docked 25 drivers points, the team docked 25 Owners Points - unapproved fuel cell mod
    #45-Kyle Petty docked 25 drivers points, the team docked 25 Owners Points - unapproved jacking bolts

  • #4 Fuel Cell Confiscated before race UPDATE 2 Penalty announced cash and points: Morgan-McClure Motorsports faces a hefty penalty this week after NASCAR officials confiscated the entire fuel cell assembly from the team's #4 Pontiac prior to Saturday night's Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The car was delayed in pre-race inspection and not did not get on the track until the race's pace laps had already started. The fuel cell was expanded beyond regulation size, NASCAR officials said. The assembly was tagged and placed outside the NASCAR hauler during the race. Team officials declined to comment on the issue.(ThatsRacin.com)(7-6-2003)
    UPDATE: hearing Morgan McClure Motorsports will be penalized heavily today by NASCAR due to their fuel cell infraction last weekend at Daytona. Hearing a member of the Kodak crew inserted a air-pressure type device into the fuel cell of the #4 attempting to stretch it. The problem is he went too far and the fuel cell actually blew up like a balloon. Supposedly the fuel cell stretched so much that it bent the brackets which hold it in place. "It looked like the shape of a football," according to one person who got a glimpse of the fuel cell. NASCAR especially frowned on this since 1) it was a blatant rules violations and 2) attempting to enlarge the fuel cell could have resulted in an explosion.(7-9-2003)
    UPDATE 2: The #4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Pontiac was penalized for having an unapproved fuel cell container modification that was found by NASCAR officials during pre-race inspection. Crew chief Chris Carrier was fined $25,000, Stacy Compton forfeited 25 championship driver points and Larry McClure forfeited 25 championship owner points for the infraction. The team was in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and Section 12-4-Q (Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules) of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)(7-9-2003)

  • Waltrip's Carb Pulled, other parts taken UPDATE 2 Fines and Points, no Suspension: NASCAR officials confiscated the carburetor from Michael Waltrip's #15 Chevy during pre-qualifying inspection Thursday morning at Daytona International Speedway. Winston Cup series director John Darby said the carburetor had problems with openings through which air travels. Larger openings theoretically can mean increased horsepower, especially at Daytona and Talladega where NASCAR mandates speed-reducing carburetor restrictor plates. Darby said Waltrip's Dale Earnhardt Inc.-owned team will likely be penalized. No penalties are expected until early next week, however. Waltrip, who won the season-opening Daytona 500, said he was not aware of any problems on his car when asked about it Thursday afternoon. Waltrip's car was also found to have unapproved window braces. The carburetor, as well as other unapproved parts confiscated Thursday, will be placed on display at the NASCAR hauler on Friday, Darby said.(ThatsRacin.com)(7-3-2003)
    AND Kyle Petty 's #45 Dodge had unapproved rear jacking bolts confiscated during an inspection before practice.(Roanoke Times)
    ALSO: taken was an unapproved spring from the #09 Dodge of Buckshot Jones.(ThatsRacin.com)(7-4-2003)
    UPDATE: An illegal carburetor discovered during inspection at Daytona was expected to bring a penalty, possibly a two-week suspension, for Richard “Slugger” Labbe, crew chief for #15-Michael Waltrip. Expect Bobby Kennedy, Waltrip's Busch Series crew chief, to make the calls on race day, if needed.(Sporting News)(7-7-2003)
    UPDATE 2: The #15 DEI Chevrolet was found to have an unapproved carburetor modification during opening-day inspection. The result was a $25,000 fine for crew chief Richard Labbe, the loss of 25 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship driver points for Michael Waltrip and the loss of 25 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship owner points for Teresa Earnhardt. Labbe also received an additional $500 fine for an unapproved roof strip, which was found during the opening-day inspection period as well.The team was in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and Section 12-4-Q (Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules) of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)
    Labbe's Comments: "NASCAR didn't like what they saw on that particular carburetor and took it during inspection on Friday morning. We all have to abide by their rules and accept our penalty. All we can focus on from this point is moving ahead."(DEI PR)(7-9-2003)

  • #45 Unapproved Jacking Bolt UPDATE Penalized and docked points: Kyle Petty 's #45 Dodge had unapproved rear jacking bolts confiscated during an inspection before practice.(Roanoke Times)(7-7-2003)
    UPDATE: The #45 Petty Enterprises Dodge was found to have unapproved rear jacking bolts during opening-day inspection. Crew chief Steven Lane was issued a $25,000 fine while Kyle Petty forfeited 25 championship driver points and Pattie Petty forfeited 25 championship owner points.The team was in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and Section 12-4-Q (Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules) of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)(7-9-2003)


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 17

Pepsi 400

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Daytona Beach, Fla.July 5, 2003

2.5-Mile High-Banked Paved Tri-Oval

400 M – 160 L   Purse: $5,202,185

 

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

 1         30          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    160                    180           *      5         $187,975      Running

 2         36          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       160                    170                               168,142      Running

 3         27          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 160                    165                               127,600      Running

 4         25            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             160                    160                               128,806      Running

 5         15          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           160                    160           *      5           129,283      Running

 6         37          17            Matt Kenseth               Smirnoff Ice Triple Black/DeWalt Ford               160                    155           *      5             98,475      Running

 7           5            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        160                    151           *      5           133,067      Running

 8         10          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              160                    142                                 87,175      Running

 9           2          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              160                    148           *    10           113,553      Running

10        16          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           160                    134                               120,203      Running

11          6          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                160                    110           *      5             90,275      Running

12        40            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              160                    127                                 89,175      Running

13        41          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          160                    124                                 87,450      Running

14          3          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Pepsi Chevrolet                                     160                    126           *      5           117,303      Running

15        29          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2/YJ Stinger Dodge                               160                    118                                 84,475      Running

16        14            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              160                    115                               107,183      Running

17        19          09            Buckshot Jones          Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                              160                    112                                 68,000      Running

18        11          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              160                    114           *      5             87,075      Running

19          4          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            160                    106                               111,225      Running

20        33            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       160                    103                               106,708      Running

21        13          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               160                    100                               114,128      Running

22        24          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  160                      97                                 99,800      Running

23        42          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        160                      74           *      5             77,550      Running

24          9          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M's Ford                                                       159                      96           *      5           104,350      Running

25        12          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    159                      88                                 85,639      Running

26        32          80            Mike Bliss                    Advair Chevrolet                                               159                      85                                 65,300      Running

27        22          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               159                      82                                 95,000      Running

28        38            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                159                      79                               102,592      Running

29        34            1            Jeff Green                   Pennzoil Synthetic Chevrolet                            159                      76                                 92,969      Running

30        28          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               159                      78           *      5           100,991      Running

31        35            0    #      Jack Sprague              NetZero Hi Speed Pontiac                                 159                      70                                 67,250      Running

32        21          60            David Green                Haas Automation Chevrolet                              157                      67                                 64,125      Running

33        43            4            Stacy Compton            Kodak/Pirates of the Carribbean Pontiac          157                      39                                 67,400      Running

34        26          14    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah's Dodge                                                 155                      61                                 63,875      Running

35        39          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             154                      58                                 71,750      Running

36        31          97            Kurt Busch                  Irwin/Lenox/Rubbermaid Ford                           151                      55                                 83,600      Running

37          8          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline/Terminator 3 Dodge                            143                      52                                 63,475      Running

38        20          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      113                      49                                 63,325      Running

39          1          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 112                      46                                 78,210      Running

40        18          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                                86                      43                                 88,247      Accident

41          7          49            Ken Schrader              1-800-Call AT&T Dodge                                      85                      40                                 62,935      Engine

42        23          01            Mike Wallace               U.S. Army Pontiac                                               84                      37                                 62,815      Running

43        17          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                         79                      34                                 70,945      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Kerry Earnhardt (#83), Tony Raines (#74), Shane Hmiel (#43), Christian Fittipaldi (#44).

Race Comments:  Greg Biffle won the first race of his NASCAR Winston Cup career. Prior to green flag, the following cars, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field for the following reason: #2 & #4 (engine change). (Estimated attendance - 155,000).

 

TIME OF RACE:  2 hours, 24 minutes, 29 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  166.109 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  4.102 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Steve Park, America Online Chevrolet (184.752 mph, 48.714 secs)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, Grainger Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Randy Goss, Grainger Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet (No winner of the MBNA Bonus for winning the race; rolls to $10,000 at Chicago.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, Grainger Ford

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $180,000 at Chicagoland 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:  Greg Biffle, Grainger Ford

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Jeff Burton, CITGO Ford

CAUTION FLAGS:  2 for 10 laps. 64-68 (Car #77-Spin, Backstretch); 75-79 (Car #97, 31, 01, 32, 25, 42 & 30-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  17 lead changes among 11 drivers.  Steve Park-pole, Kevin Harvick 1-37, Ward Burton 38, Harvick 39-54, Michael Waltrip 55-63, Jimmie Johnson 64, Kyle Petty 65, Elliott Sadler 66-69, Johnson 70, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 71-101, Harvick 102, J. Gordon 103, W. Burton 104-105, Matt Kenseth 106-115, Bobby Labonte 116-126, Earnhardt Jr. 127-138, Johnson 139, Greg Biffle 140-160.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  2,551            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          2,371            (1)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                    2,348            (1)

 4 –Bobby Labonte               2,296            (1)

 5 –Michael Waltrip               2,159            (1)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson              2,079            (1)

 7 –Kurt Busch                     2,067            (3)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                 2,049            (0)

 9 –Rusty Wallace                2,019            (0)

10–Sterling Marlin                 1,998            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Greg Biffle                                      186

Jamie McMurray                             180

Casey Mears                                  156

Jack Sprague                                 150

Tony Raines                                   135

Larry Foyt                                         85

Hideo Fukuyama                               17

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                         121        8

Ford                                 111        6

Dodge                                78        2

Pontiac                              64        1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  4

Bobby Labonte                                  3

Steve Park                                         2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Gordon                                       1

Jeff Green                                         1

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Terry Labonte                                   1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

Boris Said                                          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         4

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         3

Ryan Newman              (#12)         3

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         3

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         4

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         4

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         1


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         65

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         57

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         45

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       132

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)       116

Mark Cronquist              (#18)       109

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 6/23/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       598

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       548

Robby Gordon               (#31)       529


 

NEXT EVENT: July 13, 2003 – Tropicana 400, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (400.5 M) (267 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (7/7/03)

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