Darlington Race Results
March 16th, 2003

  • Why no points for Brett Bodine? been asked why Brett Bodine got no drivers points for the race at Darlignton and the #57 Team CLR team go no owners points - they were classified by NASCAR as being 'Post Entry' [PE]. What does that mean? what it means is that a driver/owner is not eligible for any points as the race entry blank was received after the deadline which is normally 13 days before the race date.(3-17-2003)


    NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 5

    CAROLINA DODGE DEALERS 400

    DARLINGTON RACEWAY

     

    Darlington, S.C.March 16, 2003

    1.366-Mile Banked Paved Oval

    400 M – 293 L    Purse: $3,922,407

     

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

     1           31          32              Ricky Craven             Tide Pontiac                                                         293                  180         *        5         $172,150    Running

     2             6          97              Kurt Busch                Rubbermaid Ford                                                 293                  175         *        5           103,725    Running

     3           18          77              Dave Blaney              Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford               293                  165                                 91,945    Running

     4           27            6              Mark Martin                Viagra Ford                                                         293                  165         *        5           114,813    Running

     5             9          15              Michael Waltrip          NAPA Chevrolet                                                  293                  155                                 74,450    Running

     6           16            8              Dale Earnhardt Jr.     Budweiser Chevrolet                                          293                  160         *      10             98,392    Running

     7             1          38              Elliott Sadler               M&M's Ford                                                         293                  151         *        5             94,470    Running

     8           12          17              Matt Kenseth             DEWALT Power Tools Ford                                293                  142                                 69,440    Running

     9           25            9              Bill Elliott                     Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                293                  138                                 86,743    Running

    10          28          20              Tony Stewart            The Home Depot Chevrolet                                 293                  134                               103,158    Running

    11          23            4              Mike Skinner              Kodak Pontiac                                                     292                  130                                 64,250    Running

    12          17          16      #      Greg Biffle                 Grainger Ford                                                      292                  127                                 48,120    Running

    13          38          25              Joe Nemechek           UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                        292                  129         *        5             51,465    Running

    14            2          12              Ryan Newman          ALLTEL Dodge                                                    292                  126         *        5             80,060    Running

    15          39          21              Ricky Rudd                Motorcraft Ford                                                   292                  118                                 69,055    Running

    16          13            2              Rusty Wallace           Miller Lite Dodge                                                  291                  115                                 83,827    Running

    17          15          49              Ken Schrader            1-800 CallATT Dodge                                          291                  112                                 45,715    Running

    18          36          88              Dale Jarrett                UPS Ford                                                             291                  114         *        5             90,673    Running

    19          32          30              Jeff Green                 America Online Chevrolet                                   291                  106                                 56,365    Running

    20          35            1              Steve Park                 Pennzoil Chevrolet                                              291                  103                                 74,982    Running

    21            4            7              Jimmy Spencer          Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                                291                  105         *        5             56,569    Running

    22          19          42      #      Jamie McMurray        Havoline Dodge                                                   291                    97                                 43,965    Running

    23          21          23              Kenny Wallace          Stacker2 Dodge                                                  291                    94                                 48,050    Running

    24          29            5              Terry Labonte           Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                               291                    91                                 72,891    Running

    25          22          10              Johnny Benson         Valvoline Pontiac                                                 291                    88                                 73,670    Running

    26          40          45              Kyle Petty                  Georgia Pacific/Brawny Dodge                          291                    85                                 54,210    Running

    27          14          48              Jimmie Johnson         Lowe's Chevrolet                                                291                    82                                 62,310    Running

    28          30          31              Robby Gordon           Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                                291                    84         *        5             70,942    Running

    29            7          22              Ward Burton              Caterpillar Dodge                                                 290                    76                                 78,611    Running

    30          11          19              Jeremy Mayfield        Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                289                    73                                 53,985    Running

    31          43          57              Brett Bodine              CLR Ford                                                             288                    PE                                 42,380    Running

    32          42          14      #      Larry Foyt                 Harrah's Dodge                                                   288                    67                                 44,825    Running

    33            5          24              Jeff Gordon               DuPont Chevrolet                                                286                    69         *        5             90,503    Running

    34          24          41      #      Casey Mears             Target Dodge                                                      286                    61                                 50,165    Running

    35            3          01              Jerry Nadeau            U.S. Army Pontiac                                               286                    58                                 42,210    Running

    36          33          29              Kevin Harvick            GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                                283                    55                                 77,843    Running

    37          20          18              Bobby Labonte          Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                             240                    52                                 87,108    Running

    38          26          43              John Andretti             Cheerios Dodge                                                  187                    49                                 77,743    Accident

    39            8          40              Sterling Marlin            Coors Light Dodge                                              145                    46                                 85,915    Accident

    40          34            0      #      Jack Sprague            NetZero Pontiac                                                  144                    43                                 41,815    Running

    41          41          74      #      Tony Raines              BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                                60                    40                                 41,750    Accident

    42          37          99              Jeff Burton                CITGO Ford                                                           32                    37                                 75,107    Engine

    43          10          54              Todd Bodine              National Guard Ford                                              22                    34                                 41,009    Accident

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

    Failed to qualify: (0)

    Race Comments:  Ricky Craven edged Kurt Busch by .002 of a second in a spectacular finish in the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 before an estimated crowd of more than 55,000. Prior to the green flag for the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field for the following reasons: Busch (engine change), Michael Waltrip (backup car).

     

    TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 10 minutes, 16 seconds                       AVERAGE SPEED:  126.214 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .002 second

    BUD POLE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford (170.147 mph)

    EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ricky Craven, Tide Pontiac

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

    INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Scott Miller, Tide Pontiac

    MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Mark Martin, Viagra Ford ($10,000 MBNA Bonus for also winning the race rolls to Bristol.)

    MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ricky Craven, Tide Pontiac

    NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:   No winner; rolls over to $60,000 at Bristol.

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

    OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Ricky Craven, Tide Pontiac

    U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ricky Craven, Tide Pontiac

    WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Ricky Craven, Tide Pontiac

    CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 33 laps. 7-9 (Car #01-Spin, Turn 1 & Car #42 & 17-Accident, Turn 2); 14-16 (Car #0-Spin, Frontstretch); 24-28 (Car #54, 29, 0, 18, 40, 74, 31 & 48-Accident, Turn 1); 34-39 (Oil on Track); 69-74 (Car #22-Spin, Turn 1); 191-196 (Car #43-Accident, Frontstretch); 238-241 (Debris in Turns 3-4).

    LAP LEADERS: 15 lead changes among 11 drivers. Elliott Sadler-pole, Ryan Newman 1, Sadler 2-13, Jimmy Spencer 14-17, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 18-24, Dale Jarrett, 25-31, Earnhardt Jr. 32-69, Robby Gordon 70, Earnhardt Jr. 71-116, Mark Martin 117-131, Jeff Gordon 132, Joe Nemechek 133-135, Martin 136-191, J. Gordon 192-269, Kurt Busch 270-292, Ricky Craven 293.

     


    TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                                (Wins)

     1 –Matt Kenseth                     760            (1)

     2 –Tony Stewart                    703            (0)

     3 –Michael Waltrip                  698            (1)

     4 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             634            (0)

     5 –Ricky Craven                     617            (1)

     6 –Kurt Busch                        617            (0)

     7 –Dave Blaney                      603            (0)

     8 –Jimmie Johnson                 601            (0)

     9 –Joe Nemechek                   601            (0)

    10–Elliott Sadler                       575            (0)

     

    RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

    Jamie McMurray                               51

    Casey Mears                                    47

    Greg Biffle                                        43

    Jack Sprague                                   42

    Tony Raines                                     38

    Larry Foyt                                         29

    Hideo Fukuyama                                 7

     

    MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                            Points     Wins

    Ford                                   36        2

    Chevrolet                           31        2

    Pontiac                              24        1

    Dodge                                19        0

     

     


    WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

    PLACES AWARD

                                          Car #         Pts.

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)       34

    Ricky Craven                 (#32)       30

    Jimmie Johnson             (#48)       29

     

    MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                          Car #          Pts.

    Ricky Craven                 (#32)         2

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

    Jimmy Spencer              (#  7)         1

    Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

     

    OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                          Car #          Pts.

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

    Ricky Craven                 (#32)         1

    Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         1

    Dale Jarrett                    (#88)         1

    Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

     

    MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #          Pts.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

    Bobby Labonte              (#18)         1

    Mark Martin                    (#  6)         1

    Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         1

    Michael Waltrip              (#15)         1

     

     


    CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                          Car #          Pts.

    Greg Ollish                    (#  8)         50

    Jerry Carcone               (#17)         48

    Bruce Stauffer              (#15)         44

     

    MECHANIX WEAR PIT CREW AWARD

                                          Car #           Pts.

    Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         48

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)         42

    Michael Waltrip              (#15)         39

     

    GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

    AWARD                         Car #       Pts.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

    Bobby Labonte              (#18)         1

    Michael Waltrip              (#15)         1

     

    BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

    Dave Blaney                                      1

    Jeff Green                                         1

    Bobby Labonte                                  1

    Ryan Newman                                  1

    Elliott Sadler                                       1

     

    McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 3/10/03)

                                          Car #         Pts.

    Michael Waltrip              (#15)       148

    Robby Gordon               (#31)       141

    Ricky Craven                 (#32)       140


     

    NEXT EVENT:  March 23, 2003Food City 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. – (500 L) (266.5 L)

    NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/18/03)

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