Las Vegas Results
March 2nd, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 3

UAW-DAIMLER CHRYSLER 400

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Las Vegas, Nev.March 2, 2003

1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval

400.5 M – 267 L    Purse: $5,291,856

 

 

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

 1           17          17              Matt Kenseth             DEWALT Power Tools Ford                                267                  180         *        5         $365,875    Running

 2             4            8              Dale Earnhardt Jr.     Budweiser Chevrolet                                          267                  180         *      10           267,167    Running

 3             9          15              Michael Waltrip          NAPA Chevrolet                                                  267                  170         *        5           190,550    Running

 4             1          18              Bobby Labonte          Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                             267                  165         *        5           178,908    Running

 5             8          20              Tony Stewart            Home Depot Chevrolet                                        267                  155                               163,503    Running

 6             7          99              Jeff Burton                CITGO Ford                                                         267                  150                               127,067    Running

 7             3          12              Ryan Newman          ALLTEL Dodge                                                    267                  151         *        5           128,025    Running

 8           34          40              Sterling Marlin            Coors Light Dodge                                              267                  142                               136,000    Running

 9           26          25              Joe Nemechek           UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                        267                  138                                 87,200    Running

10          39            1              Steve Park                 Pennzoil Chevrolet                                              267                  134                               112,662    Running

11          10          48              Jimmie Johnson         Lowe's Chevrolet                                                267                  135         *        5             97,675    Running

12          16          10              Johnny Benson         Valvoline Pontiac                                                 266                  127                               107,725    Running

13          22          29              Kevin Harvick            GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet                   266                  124                               116,553    Running

14          30            9              Bill Elliott                     Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                266                  121                               113,383    Running

15          18          41      #      Casey Mears             Target Dodge                                                      266                  118                               105,100    Running

16          36            5              Terry Labonte           Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                               266                  115                               102,406    Running

17          15            7              Jimmy Spencer          Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                                266                  112                                 90,250    Running

18            6          43              John Andretti             Cheerios Dodge                                                  266                  114         *        5           108,928    Running

19          38          21              Ricky Rudd                Motorcraft Ford                                                   266                  111         *        5             94,050    Running

20          24          54              Todd Bodine              National Guard Ford                                            266                  103                                 84,750    Running

21          13          19              Jeremy Mayfield        Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                266                  100                                 78,850    Running

22          11          01              Jerry Nadeau            USG/Sheetrock Pontiac                                       266                    97                                 78,139    Running

23          21          31              Robby Gordon           Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                                266                    94                                 84,743    Running

24          32          74      #      Tony Raines              BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                              265                    91                                 64,550    Running

25          20          22              Ward Burton              Caterpillar Dodge                                                 265                    88                               113,894    Running

26          42            0      #      Jack Sprague            NetZero Pontiac                                                  265                    85                                 62,550    Running

27          14          30              Jeff Green                 America Online Chevrolet                                   265                    82                                 72,550    Running

28          28          49              Ken Schrader            dakota imaging, inc. Dodge                                 263                    79                                 60,550    Running

29          43          37              Derrike Cope             Friendly's Chevrolet                                            263                    76                                 60,350    Running

30          33          23              Kenny Wallace          Stacker2 Dodge                                                  261                    73                                 63,600    Running

31          19          45              Kyle Petty                  Georgia Pacific Dodge                                        261                    70                                 70,400    Running

32          12          42      #      Jamie McMurray        Havoline Dodge                                                   258                    67                                 59,700    Running

33          41          66              Hideo Fukuyama        Kikkoman Ford                                                     258                    64                                 60,400    Running

34          35          77              Dave Blaney              Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford               231                    61                                 67,300    Clutch

35          31          14      #      Larry Foyt                 Harrah's Dodge                                                   216                    58                                 59,100    Vibration

36          37          32              Ricky Craven             Tide Pontiac                                                         211                    55                                 66,900    Running

37            2          24              Jeff Gordon               DuPont Chevrolet                                                193                    57         *        5           106,053    Accident

38            5          97              Kurt Busch                Rubbermaid Ford                                                 179                    54         *        5             78,475    Accident

39          40            4              Mike Skinner              Kodak Pontiac                                                     174                    46                                 58,275    Accident

40          25            2              Rusty Wallace           Miller Lite Dodge                                                  174                    43                                 92,717    Accident

41          27          88              Dale Jarrett                UPS Ford                                                             131                    40                               103,633    Accident

42          23          38              Elliott Sadler               M&M's Ford                                                         125                    37                                 91,915    Engine

43          29            6              Mark Martin                Pfizer/Viagra Ford                                               114                    34                                 91,542    Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) – Greg Biffle (#16), Brandon Ash (#02).

Race Comments: With a crowd estimated at 140,000 in attendance, Matt Kenseth earned his seventh career NASCAR Winston Cup victory.

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 0 minutes, 46 seconds                       AVERAGE SPEED:  132.934 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY:  9.104 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet (173.016 mph) TRACK RECORD

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

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

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Robbie Reiser, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet ($15,000 MBNA Bonus for also winning the race rolls to Atlanta.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:   No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Atlanta.

NASCAR ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Casey Mears, Target Dodge

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Sterling Marlin, Coors Light Dodge

CAUTION FLAGS:  6 for 30 laps. 101-106 (Car #14 & 32-Accident, Frontstretch); 117-120 (Oil on Track); 127-130 (Oil on Track); 133-137 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 2); 167-170 (Car #42-Spin, Turn 4); 177-183 (Car #2, 4, 7, 14, 24, 54 & 97-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  17 lead changes among 10 drivers. Bobby Labonte—pole, Jeff Gordon 1-50, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 51-56, Michael Waltrip 57, B. Labonte 58, Kurt Busch 59-60, Earnhardt Jr. 61-90, Waltrip 91-101, Earnhardt Jr. 102-116, Waltrip 117-121, Earnhardt Jr. 122-167, Ricky Rudd 168, J. Gordon 169-171, Matt Kenseth 172-227, Jimmie Johnson 228-229, Ryan Newman 230-232, John Andretti 233-235, Kenseth 236-267.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Michael Waltrip                  461            (1)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                     458            (1)

 3 –Jimmie Johnson                 447            (0)

 4 –Jeff Burton                        412            (0)

 5 –Tony Stewart                    409            (0)

 6 –Kurt Busch                        399            (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                    372            (0)

 8 –Ricky Rudd                        359            (0)

 9 –Johnny Benson                 357            (0)

10–Dale Jarrett                        354            (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                               33

Casey Mears                                    29

Jack Sprague                                   28

Tony Raines                                     23

Greg Biffle                                        21

Larry Foyt                                         14

Hideo Fukuyama                                 7

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                   24        2

Chevrolet                           18        1

Pontiac                              12        0

Dodge                                12        0

 

 

 


WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       34

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)       29

Sterling Marlin                (#40)       26

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         1

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

Michael Waltrip              (#15)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         1

Michael Waltrip              (#15)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Dale Jarrett                    (#88)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

 


CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Richy Gilmore                (#15)         33

Tom Gent                       (#97)         28

Roush Engines              (#17)         28

 

MECHANIX WEAR PIT CREW AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         28

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         28

Michael Waltrip              (#15)         28

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 2/24/03)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         80

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         78

Michael Waltrip              (#15)         78

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Bobby Labonte                                  1

 


NEXT EVENT:  March 9, 2003 – Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. – (500.5 M) (325 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/5/03)

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