Pocono Race Results
June 8th, 2003



NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 14

Pocono 500

POCONO RACEWAY

 

Pocono, Pa.June 8, 2003

2.5-Mile Banked Triangular Paved

500 M – 200 L   Purse: $4,190,609

 

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

 1           4          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      200                    180           *      5         $214,253      Running

 2           6            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       200                    175           *      5           152,278      Running

 3         25          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              200                    170           *      5           109,870      Running

 4           5            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        200                    165           *      5           116,272      Running

 5           2          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  200                    160           *      5             98,700      Running

 6         23          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            200                    160           *    10           104,490      Running

 7         11            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             200                    151           *      5             87,946      Running

 8         17          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               200                    147           *      5             91,146      Running

 9           9          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       200                    143           *      5           101,040      Running

10        32          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       200                    134                                 83,490      Running

11        14          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          200                    135           *      5             68,740      Running

12          1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              200                    132           *      5             80,375      Running

13        12          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              200                    124                                 95,568      Running

14        16          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       200                    126           *      5             84,507      Running

15        33          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              200                    118                                 59,640      Running

16        27            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                200                    115                                 84,957      Running

17          3          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           200                    112                                 91,973      Running

18        13          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                200                    114           *      5             64,090      Running

19          8            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              200                    111           *      5             84,673      Running

20        26          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    199                    103                                 52,615      Accident

21        19          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    199                    100                                 69,990      Running

22        18            0    #      Jack Sprague              NetZero Hi Speed Pontiac                                 199                      97                                 48,690      Running

23        21          43            John Andretti               Cheerios Dodge                                                199                      94                                 84,143      Running

24        24          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               199                      91                                 75,765      Running

25        20          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              199                      88                                 84,018      Running

26        22          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             199                      85                                 66,090      Running

27        40          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        199                      82                                 55,340      Running

28        37          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              199                      79                                 72,377      Running

29        38          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                199                      76                                 54,904      Running

30        42          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            199                      73                                 44,365      Running

31        31          01            Mike Wallace               U.S. Army Pontiac                                             198                      70                                 43,715      Running

32        28          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 198                      67                                 43,565      Running

33        35            1            Jeff Green                   Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            197                      69           *      5             68,552      Accident

34        41            4            Mike Skinner                Kodak Pontiac                                                   197                      61                                 44,065      Accident

35        36          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 195                      58                                 50,990      Running

36        10          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               193                      55                                 62,790      Accident

37        29          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 171                      52                                 50,625      Running

38        15          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      166                      49                                 42,500         Transmission

39        30            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              156                      46                                 42,385      Handling

40        34          91            Casey Atwood            Mountain Dew Live Wire Dodge                          77                      43                                 42,230      Engine

41        43          14    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah’s Dodge                                                   71                      45           *      5             42,090      Brakes

42          7          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                             53                      37                                 87,778      Accident

43        39          49            Ken Schrader              Blair.com Dodge                                                    7                      34                                 42,186      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (2) Derrike Cope (#37), Morgan Shepherd (#89).

Race Comments:  Defending NASCAR Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart earns his first win of the season before an estimated crowd of 100,000.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 42 minutes, 24 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  134.892 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under Caution

BUD POLE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet (170.645 mph, 52.741 secs)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

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

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Greg Zipadelli, Home Depot Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford (No winner of the MBNA Bonus for winning the race; rolls over to $10,000 at Michigan).

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $150,000 at Michigan International Speedway.

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Mark Martin, Viagra Ford

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

CAUTION FLAGS:  5 for 25 laps. 9-16 (Car #49-Accident, Turn 1); 55-61 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 1); 154-157 (Car #21-Stalled, Turn 2); 194-197 (Car #97-Accident, Turn 2); 199-200 (Car #1, 4 & 16-Accident, Long Pond straightaway).

LAP LEADERS:  28 lead changes among 16 drivers. Jimmie Johnson 1-9, Larry Foyt 10-14, Bill Elliott 15-16, Johnson 17-30, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 31-47, Ryan Newman 48, Matt Kenseth 49-50, Earnhardt Jr. 51-53, Tony Stewart 54-55, Elliott Sadler 56-85, Kenseth 86-89, Stewart 90-91, Mark Martin 92-93, Terry Labonte 94, Ward Burton 95-96, E. Sadler 97-101, Sterling Marlin 102-121, Kenseth 122-125, Stewart 126-127, Martin 128-130, Marlin 131-154, Michael Waltrip 155, Stewart 156-175, Martin 176-177, Earnhardt Jr. 178-179, Jeff Green 180, Jeff Burton 181-186, Todd Bodine 187-189, Stewart 190-200.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  2,115            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,939            (1)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                    1,882            (1)

 4 –Bobby Labonte               1,828            (1)

 5 –Kurt Busch                     1,753            (2)

 6 –Michael Waltrip               1,745            (1)

 7 –Jimmie Johnson              1,738            (1)

 8 –Rusty Wallace                1,671            (0)

 9 –Kevin Harvick                 1,627            (0)

10–Sterling Marlin                 1,623            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             151

Greg Biffle                                      149

Casey Mears                                  127

Jack Sprague                                 124

Tony Raines                                   119

Larry Foyt                                         77

Hideo Fukuyama                               11

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                         100        7

Ford                                   90        4

Dodge                                64        2

Pontiac                              54        1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  4

Bobby Labonte                                  2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Gordon                                       1

Jeff Green                                         1

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Terry Labonte                                   1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Steve Park                                         1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         3

Ryan Newman              (#12)         3

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         2

Tony Stewart                (#20)         2

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         4

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3

Mark Martin                    (#  6)         1


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         1

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         65

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         57

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         37

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       118

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)       101

Mark Cronquist              (#18)         83

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 6/2/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       484

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       441

Robby Gordon               (#31)       430


 

NEXT EVENT: June 15, 2003 – Sirius 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. (400 M) (200 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (6/10/03)

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