Texas Race Results
March 30th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 7

SAMSUNG/RADIOSHACK 500

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Justin, TexasMarch 30, 2003

1.5 Mile High-Banked Paved Oval

500.5 M – 334 L    Purse: $6,117,759

 

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

 1           3        12              Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  334                    180         *      5           $406,500      Running

 2         11          8              Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        334                    175         *      5             299,667      Running

 3           7        24              Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              334                    170         *      5             249,753      Running

 4           5        01              Jerry Nadeau              U.S. Army Pontiac                                             334                    160                               187,725      Running

 5         32          6              Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       334                    155                               173,058      Running

 6         17        17              Matt Kenseth               Smirnoff Ice/DEWALT Power Tools Ford          334                    155         *      5             142,950      Running

 7         14        30              Jeff Green                   America Online Chevrolet                                 334                    151         *      5             118,575      Running

 8           4        48              Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              334                    142                               119,575      Running

 9         30        97              Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               334                    138                               133,150      Running

10        24        42      #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 334                    134                               101,150      Running

11        19        54              Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          334                    130                               111,750      Running

12        33        22              Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               334                    127                               127,906      Running

13        23        88              Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           334                    129         *      5             136,528      Running

14        10          2              Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                333                    121                               126,692      Running

15          8        29              Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              333                    118                               128,128      Running

16        12          5              Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             333                    115                               115,656      Running

17        37        15              Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                333                    112                               102,500      Running

18        21        31              Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              333                    109                               112,387      Running

19        43        43              John Andretti               Cheerios Dodge                                                333                    106                               121,753      Running

20        29        99              Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       333                    103                               120,492      Running

21        38        32              Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       333                    105         *      5             102,075      Running

22        31          0      #      Jack Sprague              NetZero Pontiac                                                333                      97                                 78,975      Running

23        40        23              Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                333                      94                                 90,164      Running

24        42        49              Ken Schrader              1-800-CallATT Dodge                                        333                      91                                 75,975      Running

25        27        19              Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              332                      88                                 85,525      Running

26        16        21              Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 332                      85                                 84,175      Running

27        26        41      #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    331                      82                                 82,475      Running

28        20        16      #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    330                      79                                 68,975      Running

29        36        40              Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            328                      76                               111,475      Running

30        35        14      #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah's Dodge                                                 326                      73                                 69,185      Running

31        25        11              Brett Bodine                Hooters Restaurants Ford                                325                      70                                 67,775      Running

32        13        10              Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               322                      67                                 92,450      Engine

33        18          7              Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              294                      69         *      5               63,075      Accident

34        22        20              Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      293                      61                               113,728      Engine

35          9        25              Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      279                      58                                 60,125      Accident

36        39        77              Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             268                      55                                 67,075      Engine

37          1        18              Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           260                      52                               117,108      Accident

38        28        45              Christian Fittipaldi        Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      240                      49                                 64,950      Accident

39        15          1              Steve Park                   Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            234                      51         *      5               82,087      Accident

40        41          4              Mike Skinner                Kodak Pontiac                                                   233                      43                                 56,850      Accident

41          2        38              Elliott Sadler                 M&M's Ford                                                       167                      50         *    10               92,060      Accident

42        34        74      #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            152                      37                                 56,765      Engine

43          6          9              Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                46                      39         *      5             100,781      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) Kerry Earnhardt (#83), David Starr (#75).

Race Comments:  In front of a crowd estimated at 215,000, Ryan Newman got his second career NASCAR Winston Cup victory. … Prior to the green flag the following cars, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field in order: #48 (engine change), #54 (engine change), #40 (engine change), #45 (driver change- Christian Fittipaldi replaced Kyle Petty).

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 43 minutes, 28 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  134.517 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  3.405 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet (193.514 mph)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Robbie Loomis, DuPont Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Matt Kenseth, Smirnoff Ice/DEWALT Power Tools Ford ($20,000 MBNA Bonus for also winning the race rolls to Talladega.)

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

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $80,000 at Talladega.

NASCAR ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Havoline Dodge

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Mark Martin, Viagra Ford

CAUTION FLAGS:  10 for 52 laps. 14-17 (Oil on Track); 43-46 (Car #1-Spin, Turn 4); 48-50 (Oil on Track); 157-160 (Debris on Frontstretch); 169-178 (Car #38-Accident, Backstretch); 227-232 (Car #7 & 21-Accident, Frontstretch); 236-240 (Car #0, 1, 4 & 40-Accident, Backstretch); 243-249 (Car #45 & 88-Accident, Turn 4); 252-254 (Car #18-Accident, Backstretch); 283-288 (Car #25-Accident, Turn 3).

LAP LEADERS: 19 lead changes among 11 drivers. Bobby Labonte-pole. Elliott Sadler 1-3, Bill Elliott 4-46, Sadler 47-88, Jeff Gordon 89-102, Matt Kenseth 103, Ryan Newman 104-105, Jeff Green 106-107, Jimmy Spencer 108, Steve Park 109, Ricky Craven 110-111, Sadler 112-157, Kenseth 158-220, J. Gordon 221-222, Kenseth 223, Newman 224-285, Dale Jarrett 286, Newman 287-288, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 289-323, Newman 324-334.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  1,090            (1)

 2 –Kurt Busch                        935            (1)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             924            (0)

 4 –Michael Waltrip                  898            (1)

 5 –Jimmie Johnson                 885            (0)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                       864            (0)

 7 –Tony Stewart                    849            (0)

 8 –Ryan Newman                  848            (1)

 9 –Ricky Craven                     840            (1)

10–Kevin Harvick                    802            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                               73

Greg Biffle                                        68

Casey Mears                                    65

Jack Sprague                                   60

Tony Raines                                     51

Larry Foyt                                         37

Hideo Fukuyama                                 7

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                   48        3

Chevrolet                           43        2

Dodge                                32        1

Pontiac                              31        1


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         2

Ryan Newman              (#12)         2

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         1

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         2

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)         72

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)         64

Guy Williams                  (#97)         64

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

Jimmy Spencer              (#  7)         1

Mark Martin                    (#  6)         1

 


MECHANIX WEAR PIT CREW AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         72

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         64

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         51

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         35

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         34

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         30

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Bobby Labonte                                  2

Ryan Newman                                  2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 3/24/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       217

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       203

Steve Park                     (#  1)       199


NEXT EVENT:  April 6, 2003 – Aaron’s 499, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. – (500 M) (188 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/31/03)

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