Bristol Race Results
March 23rd, 2003




NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 6

FOOD CITY 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Bristol, Tenn.March 23, 2003

.533 Mile High-Banked Concrete Oval

500 L – 266.5 M    Purse: $4,649,329

 

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

 1             9          97              Kurt Busch                Sharpie/Rubbermaid Ford                                   500                  180         *        5         $162,790    Running

 2           37          17              Matt Kenseth             DEWALT Power Tools Ford                                500                  175         *        5           118,870    Running

 3           12          18              Bobby Labonte          Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                             500                  170         *        5           126,558    Running

 4           34          21              Ricky Rudd                Motorcraft Ford                                                   500                  160                               103,475    Running

 5           15          16      #      Greg Biffle                 Grainger Ford                                                      500                  155                                 71,120    Running

 6           16          40              Sterling Marlin            Coors Light Dodge                                              500                  150                               110,795    Running

 7           27          29              Kevin Harvick            GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                                499                  151         *        5           104,448    Running

 8           23          48              Jimmie Johnson         Lowe's Chevrolet                                                499                  142                                 82,570    Running

 9             2          24              Jeff Gordon               DuPont Chevrolet                                                499                  148         *      10           115,643    Running

10          40          23              Kenny Wallace          Stacker2 Dodge                                                  499                  134                                 86,615    Running

11          26          42      #      Jamie McMurray        Havoline Dodge                                                   499                  130                                 63,245    Running

12            7            7              Jimmy Spencer          Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                                498                  132         *        5             88,865    Running

13          29          99              Jeff Burton                CITGO Ford                                                         498                  124                                 99,807    Running

14            4            2              Rusty Wallace           Miller Lite Dodge                                                  498                  126         *        5             99,882    Running

15          14          32              Ricky Craven             Tide Pontiac                                                         498                  118                                 84,815    Running

16            8            8              Dale Earnhardt Jr.     Budweiser Chevrolet                                          498                  115                               101,407    Running

17          36          31              Robby Gordon           Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                                498                  112                                 89,527    Running

18            5            9              Bill Elliott                     Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                497                  109                                 99,023    Running

19          20          10              Johnny Benson         Valvoline Pontiac                                                 497                  106                                 90,630    Running

20          21          30              Jeff Green                 America Online Chevrolet                                   497                  103                                 73,575    Running

21          30          38              Elliott Sadler               M&M's Ford                                                         497                  100                                 97,565    Running

22            1          12              Ryan Newman          ALLTEL Dodge                                                    496                    97                                 97,940    Running

23          18          19              Jeremy Mayfield        Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                494                    94                                 72,045    Running

24          33          11              Brett Bodine              Hooters Ford                                                       494                    91                                 62,515    Running

25          28          15              Michael Waltrip          NAPA Chevrolet                                                  488                    88                                 77,470    Running

26          10          20              Tony Stewart            Home Depot Chevrolet                                        487                    85                               111,518    Accident

27          25          25              Joe Nemechek           UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                        469                    82                                 62,005    Accident

28          13          01              Jerry Nadeau            U.S. Army Pontiac                                               456                    79                                 70,139    Running

29          19            6              Mark Martin                Viagra Ford                                                         451                    76                                 95,368    Running

30          35            1              Steve Park                 Pennzoil Chevrolet                                              446                    73                                 83,872    Running

31          43          43              John Andretti             Cheerios Dodge                                                  440                    70                                 96,168    Running

32          39          41      #      Casey Mears             Target Dodge                                                      423                    67                                 67,845    Running

33          11          22              Ward Burton              Caterpillar Dodge                                                 422                    64                                 94,256    Accident

34          32          45              Kyle Petty                  Georgia Pacific Dodge                                        422                    61                                 65,235    Accident

35          42            0      #      Jack Sprague            NetZero Pontiac                                                  409                    58                                 57,190    Running

36          38          88              Dale Jarrett                UPS Ford                                                             397                    55                               102,923    Running

37            3          49              Ken Schrader            1-800-CallATT Dodge                                          385                    52                                 57,410    Accident

38          31          77              Dave Blaney              Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford               371                    49                                 65,065    Running

39          17            5              Terry Labonte           Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                               349                    46                                 83,086    Running

40          41          54              Todd Bodine              National Guard Ford                                            342                    43                                 56,965    Accident

41            6            4              Mike Skinner              Kodak Pontiac                                                     310                    40                                 56,915    Running

42          22          74      #      Tony Raines              BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                                52                    37                                 56,860    Engine

43          24          37              Derrike Cope             Friendly's Chevrolet                                              31                    34                                 56,178    Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) Hermie Sadler (#02), Larry Foyt (#14).

Race Comments:  With a crowd of 160,000 watching at recently-expanded Bristol Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch defended his Food City 500 title. ...  Prior to green flag, Jamie McMurray (#42), under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field because of an engine change.

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 29 minutes, 53 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  76.185 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .39 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (128.709 mph) TRACK RECORD

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:  Jimmy Spencer, Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge ($15,000 MBNA Bonus for also winning the race rolls to Texas.)

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

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:   No winner; rolls over to $70,000 at Texas.

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

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:  Matt Kenseth, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 17 for 121 laps. 4-6 (Car #45-Spin, Turn 1); 15-19 (Car #15, 41, 77 & 88-Accident, Turn 2); 21-28 (Car #41, 43 & 54-Accident, Turn 3); 56-63 (Car #74-Accident, Turn 2); 69-73 (Car #12-Spin, Turn 1); 136-141 (Car #4-Accident, Turn 2); 150-153 (Car #0 & 10-Accident,Turn 2); 182-186 (Car #0-Accident, Turn 2); 200-204 (Car #6-Accident, Frontstretch); 219-222 (Car #01-Accident, Frontstretch); 227-240 (Car #18 & 97-Spin, Turn 2); 244-249 (Car #5, 11, 23, 31, 45 & 49-Accident, Turn 2); 257-262 (Car #20, 21 & 42-Accident, Backstretch); 390-403 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 2); 407-411 (Car #45-Spin, Turn 4); 425-438 (Car #22 & 45-Accident, Turn 1); 473-481 (Car #20 & 25-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 11 lead changes among 7 drivers. Ryan Newman-pole, Jeff Gordon 1-28, Rusty Wallace 29-33, J. Gordon 34-160; Jimmy Spencer 161-182, J. Gordon 183-201, Kevin Harvick 202-216, Spencer 217-333, Matt Kenseth 334-358, Kurt Busch 359-377, Bobby Labonte 378-403, Busch 404-500.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                     935            (1)

 2 –Kurt Busch                        797            (1)

 3 –Tony Stewart                    788            (0)

 4 –Michael Waltrip                  786            (1)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             749            (0)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson                 743            (0)

 7 –Ricky Craven                     735            (1)

 8 –Bobby Labonte                  732            (1)

 9 –Ricky Rudd                        695            (0)

10–Jeff Gordon                       694            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                               61

Greg Biffle                                        60

Casey Mears                                    56

Jack Sprague                                   50

Tony Raines                                     45

Larry Foyt                                         30

Hideo Fukuyama                                 7

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                   45        3

Chevrolet                           37        2

Pontiac                              27        1

Dodge                                23        0


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         2

Jimmy Spencer              (#  7)         1

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         1

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         1

Michael Waltrip              (#15)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         1

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         1

Dale Jarrett                    (#88)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)         62

Guy Williams                  (#97)         57

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)         50

Mark Cronquist              (#18)         50

 


MECHANIX WEAR PIT CREW AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         62

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         57

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         40

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         35

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         34

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         30

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Bobby Labonte                                  1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 3/17/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       189

Steve Park                     (#  1)       170

Robby Gordon               (#31)       164

Tony Stewart                (#20)       164


NEXT EVENT:  March 30, 2003 – Samsung/RadioShack 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Justin, Tex. – (500 M) (334 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/24/03)

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