Richmond Race Results
May 3rd, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 11

Pontiac Excitement 400

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Richmond, Va. – May 3, 2003

.75-Mile Paved Oval

400 L – 300 M   Purse: $4,233,879

 

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

 1           2          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      393                    185           *    10         $159,375      Running

 2           4          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           393                    175           *      5           157,758      Running

 3           3            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        393                    170           *      5           121,867      Running

 4         32          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              393                    165           *      5           101,212      Running

 5         30            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       393                    160           *      5           102,533      Running

 6         36          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              393                    155           *      5           100,928      Running

 7         18          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              393                    146                                 73,675      Running

 8           7          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               393                    147           *      5             89,925      Running

 9         16          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       393                    138                                 90,342      Running

10        17            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                393                    134                                 91,942      Running

11        20          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               393                    130                                 90,781      Running

12        37          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                393                    127                                 69,910      Running

13        21          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            393                    124                                 95,425      Running

14        35          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            393                    121                                 51,325      Running

15        13          10            Johnny Benson           Eagle One/Valvoline Pontiac                             393                    118                                 82,435      Running

16          6          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              393                    120           *      5             97,228      Running

17        15          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    393                    112                                 49,150      Running

18        31          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             393                    109                                 76,000      Running

19        10          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              393                    106                                 68,275      Running

20        28            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              393                    108           *      5             89,058      Running

21          1            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             393                    105           *      5             83,456      Running

22        22          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 393                      97                                 47,975      Running

23        34          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          393                      94                                 65,375      Running

24        33          49            Ken Schrader              BAM Racing Dodge                                           392                      91                                 58,100      Running

25        19          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              392                      88                                 59,050      Running

26        29            0    #      Jack Sprague              NetZero Pontiac                                                392                      85                                 47,725      Running

27          8          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      391                      82                                 58,700      Running

28        11          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    391                      79                                 66,864      Running

29        14          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                390                      76                                 50,250      Accident

30        24          43            John Andretti               Cheerios Dodge                                                390                      73                                 86,253      Running

31        43          11            Brett Bodine                Hooters Restaurants Ford                                389                      70                                 49,825      Running

32        12          01            Jason Keller                U.S. Army Pontiac                                             388                      67                                 49,675      Running

33        42          14    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah's Dodge                                                 387                      64                                 49,625      Running

34        27          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 378                      61                                 57,075      Accident

35        26            4            Mike Skinner                Kodak Pontiac                                                   378                      58                                 47,425      Accident

36        40          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           363                      55                                 92,253      Accident

37        39          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M's Ford                                                       338                      52                                 80,675      Running

38        38          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       287                      49                                 54,375      Accident

39          5          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  277                      51           *      5             76,185      Running

40        41          30            Jeff Green                   America Online Chevrolet                                 267                      43                                 54,230      Accident

41          9          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      223                      40                                 98,748      Accident

42        25            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              139                      37                                 46,110      Accident

43        23            1            Steve Park                   Pennzoil Chevrolet                                              42                      34                                 71,502      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (3) Hermie Sadler (#02), Derrike Cope (#37), Hideo Fukuyama (#66).

Race Comments:  With a crowd estimated at 110,000 in attendance, Joe Nemechek won a race shortened to 393 laps by rain. Prior to green flag, the following cars, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field, in order: #01 (because of a driver change, Jason Keller for Jerry Nadeau), #9 (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 23 minutes, 47 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  86.783 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

BUD POLE AWARD:  Terry Labonte, Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet (126.511 mph)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, UAW-Delphi Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, UAW-Delphi Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Peter Sospenzo, UAW-Delphi Chevrolet

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

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $120,000 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

NASCAR ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Raines, BACE Motorsports Chevrolet

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, UAW-Delphi Chevrolet

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, UAW-Delphi Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Kevin Harvick, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS:  15 for 91 laps. 45-53 (Car #1-Accident, Turn 2); 64-67 (Car #0 & 11-Accident, Frontstretch); 142-157 (Car #7-Accident, Turn 3); 211-218 (Rain); 225-230 (Car #20 & 38-Accident, Turn 2); 232-235 (Car #41-Accident, Turn 3); 251-254 (Car #14-Accident, Frontstretch); 262-265 (Car #32-Accident, Turn 2); 269-277 (Car #01, 2, 12 & 30-Accident, Turn 2); 300-303 (Car #0-Spin, Turn 4); 318-321 (Car #43-Spin, Turn 2); 364-367 (Car #88-Accident, Backstretch); 371-374 (Car #48 & 54-Accident, Backstretch); 381-388 (Car #4 & 21-Accident, Turn 4); 391-393 (Car #0 & 23-Accident, Frontstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 20 lead changes among 11 drivers. Terry Labonte-pole, Joe Nemechek 1-2, Terry Labonte 3, Nemechek 4-45, T. Labonte 46-74, Ryan Newman 75-98, Nemechek 99-120, Kurt Busch 121-127, Nemechek 128-129, Busch 130-139, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 140-144, Bobby Labonte 145-204, Nemechek 205-228, Jeff Gordon 229-260, Mark Martin 261-270, J. Gordon 271-280, Bill Elliott 281-286, Kevin Harvick 287-298, B. Labonte 299-300, Robby Gordon 301-329, Nemechek 330-393.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  1,619            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,599            (1)

 3 –Kurt Busch                     1,452            (2)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                    1,441            (1)

 5 –Bobby Labonte               1,376            (1)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson              1,372            (0)

 7 –Michael Waltrip               1,361            (1)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                 1,328            (0)

 9 –Rusty Wallace                1,274            (0)

10–Sterling Marlin                 1,259            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             124

Greg Biffle                                      119

Casey Mears                                  103

Jack Sprague                                   99

Tony Raines                                     97

Larry Foyt                                         56

Hideo Fukuyama                               13

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           76        5

Ford                                   75        4

Dodge                                47        1

Pontiac                              44        1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Bobby Labonte                                  2

Ryan Newman                                  2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Gordon                                       1

Jeff Green                                         1

Terry Labonte                                   1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Steve Park                                         1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3

Ricky Craven                 (#32)         3

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         2

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         2

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Joe Nemechek               (#25)         1


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         2

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         1

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         37

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         35

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         34

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Greg Ollish                    (#  8)         89

Jerry Carcone               (#17)         86

Guy Williams                  (#97)         79

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 4/28/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       362

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       349

Robby Gordon               (#31)       330


NEXT EVENT:    May 17, 2003 – The Winston, NASCAR All-Star non-point event, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (135 M) (90 L)

                          May 27, 2003 – Coca-Cola Racing Family 600, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (600 M) (400 L)

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

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