Atlanta Race Results
March 9th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 4

BASS PRO SHOPS MBNA 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.March 9, 2003

1.54-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500.5 M – 325 L    Purse: $4,130,954

 

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

 1             4          18              Bobby Labonte          Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                             325                  185         *      10         $209,233    Running

 2           30          24              Jeff Gordon               DuPont Chevrolet                                                325                  175         *        5           142,778    Running

 3           37            8              Dale Earnhardt Jr.     Budweiser Chevrolet                                          325                  170         *        5           113,917    Running

 4           24          17              Matt Kenseth             DEWALT Power Tools Ford                                325                  160                                 91,850    Running

 5             8          20              Tony Stewart            Home Depot Chevrolet                                        325                  160         *        5           113,328    Running

 6             3          38              Elliott Sadler               M&M's Ford                                                         325                  155         *        5             94,450    Running

 7             5            7              Jimmy Spencer          Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                                325                  151         *        5             79,550    Running

 8           27          77              Dave Blaney              Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford               325                  147         *        5             80,125    Running

 9           13          25              Joe Nemechek           UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                        325                  143         *        5             58,225    Running

10            1          12              Ryan Newman          ALLTEL Dodge                                                    324                  139         *        5             94,450    Running

11          23          10              Johnny Benson         Valvoline Pontiac                                                 324                  130                                 84,400    Running

12          22          32              Ricky Craven             Tide Pontiac                                                         324                  127                                 76,375    Running

13          20          16      #      Greg Biffle                 Grainger Ford                                                      324                  124                                 51,775    Running

14          34          40              Sterling Marlin            Coors Light Dodge                                              324                  121                                 93,675    Running

15            7            2              Rusty Wallace           Miller Lite Dodge                                                  324                  118                                 88,392    Running

16          15            1              Steve Park                 Pennzoil Chevrolet                                              324                  115                                 75,512    Running

17          18          31              Robby Gordon           Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                                323                  112                                 77,912    Running

18          12          22              Ward Burton              Caterpillar Dodge                                                 323                  109                                 84,871    Running

19          17          29              Kevin Harvick            GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet                   323                  106                                 87,968    Running

20          39            5              Terry Labonte           Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                               323                  103                                 80,196    Running

21          16          88              Dale Jarrett                UPS Ford                                                             323                  100                                 93,968    Running

22          10          19              Jeremy Mayfield        Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                322                    97                                 59,435    Running

23          33          41      #      Casey Mears             Target Dodge                                                      322                    94                                 70,535    Running

24          36          74      #      Tony Raines              BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                              322                    91                                 47,635    Running

25          28          30              Jeff Green                 America Online Chevrolet                                   322                    88                                 59,035    Running

26          40          23              Kenny Wallace          Stacker2 Dodge                                                  322                    85                                 58,774    Running

27            6          15              Michael Waltrip          NAPA Chevrolet                                                  321                    82                                 68,070    Running

28          35          54              Todd Bodine              National Guard Ford                                            321                    79                                 49,920    Running

29          19          43              John Andretti             Cheerios Dodge                                                  320                    76                                 84,988    Running

30          32            4              Mike Skinner              Kodak Pontiac                                                     318                    73                                 47,085    Running

31          14          01              Jerry Nadeau            U.S. Army Pontiac                                               316                    70                                 46,510    Accident

32          11          48              Jimmie Johnson         Lowe's Chevrolet                                                308                    72         *        5             65,835    Engine

33          26          99              Jeff Burton                CITGO Ford                                                         305                    64                                 80,687    Engine

34          38          45              Kyle Petty                  Brawny/Georgia Pacific Dodge                          296                    61                                 54,325    Running

35          21          21              Ricky Rudd                Motorcraft Ford                                                   295                    58                                 54,290    Engine

36          31          42      #      Jamie McMurray        Havoline Dodge                                                   293                    55                                 46,255    Engine

37          43            0      #      Jack Sprague            NetZero Pontiac                                                  267                    52                                 46,220    Overheating

38          42          49              Ken Schrader            BAM Racing Dodge                                             182                    49                                 46,175    Engine

39            2            9              Bill Elliott                     Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                164                    46                                 85,723    Engine

40            9          97              Kurt Busch                Rubbermaid Ford                                                 143                    43                                 66,090    Engine

41          25          11              Brett Bodine              Hooters Restaurants Ford                                  141                    40                                 46,050    Accident

42          29            6              Mark Martin                Pfizer/Viagra Ford                                               133                    37                                 79,843    Engine

43          41          14      #      Larry Foyt                 Harrah's Dodge                                                   104                    34                                 45,069    Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) – Bobby Hamilton Jr. (#35), Jeff Fultz (#57).

Race Comments:  Bobby Labonte earned his sixth career NASCAR Winston Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Estimated attendance: 106,000.)

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 25 minutes, 37 seconds                       AVERAGE SPEED:  146.048 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.274 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (191.417 mph) TRACK RECORD

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Michael McSwain, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet (Also collects $15,000 MBNA Bonus for winning the race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jimmy Spencer, Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:   No winner; rolls over to $50,000 at Darlington.

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

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

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS:  7 for 34 laps. 136-140 (Oil on Track); 146-154 (Oil on Track & Car #11 & 23-Accident, Backstretch); 175-178 (Car #2-Accident, Turn 2); 186-189 (Oil on Track); 209-212 (Debris in Turn 2); 303-306 (Car #21-Accident, Turn 3), 309-312 (Car #43 & 99-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  23 lead changes among 10 drivers. Ryan Newman 1-20, Bobby Labonte 21-36, Joe Nemechek 37-55, B. Labonte 56-57, Tony Stewart 58-59, Jeff Gordon 60-68, B. Labonte 69-118, Stewart 119-120, B. Labonte 121-136, Elliott Sadler 137, B. Labonte 138-175, Dave Blaney 176, B. Labonte 177-185, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 186-208, Newman 209, Stewart 210-222, J. Gordon 223-268, Jimmie Johnson 269-270, J. Gordon 271-281, B. Labonte 282-303, Jimmy Spencer 304, B. Labonte 305-312, J. Gordon 313-314, B. Labonte 315-325.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                     618            (1)

 2 –Tony Stewart                    569            (0)

 3 –Michael Waltrip                  543            (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson                 519            (0)

 5 –Bobby Labonte                  510            (1)

 6 –Johnny Benson                 487            (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                    478            (0)

 8 –Jeff Gordon                       477            (0)

 9 –Jeff Burton                        476            (0)

10–Dale Earnhardt Jr.             474            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                               41

Casey Mears                                    39

Jack Sprague                                   35

Tony Raines                                     32

Greg Biffle                                        32

Larry Foyt                                         20

Hideo Fukuyama                                 7

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                   30        2

Chevrolet                           27        2

Dodge                                16        0

Pontiac                              15        0

 

 


WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       34

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)       29

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)       28

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         1

Jimmy Spencer              (#  7)         1

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         1

Michael Waltrip              (#15)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         1

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         1

Michael Waltrip              (#15)         1

 

 


CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Roush Engines              (#17)         40

Mark Cronquist              (#18)         37

Dave Ollish                    (#  8)         35

 

MECHANIX WEAR PIT CREW AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         40

Tony Stewart                (#40)         31

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         28

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         1

Dale Jarrett                    (#88)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Bobby Labonte                                  1

Ryan Newman                                  1

 

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

                                      Car #       Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       120

Robby Gordon               (#31)       105

Steve Park                     (#  1)       102


 

NEXT EVENT:  March 16, 2003Carolina Dodge Dealers 400, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. – (400 M) (293 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/11/03)

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