Homestead Race Results
November 16th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 36

Ford 400

HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY

 

Homestead, Fla.Nov. 16, 2003

1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval

400.5 M – 267 L  Purse: $4,745,672

 

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

 1           2          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           267                    180           *      5         $331,058      Running

 2           6          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              267                    175           *      5           240,583      Running

 3         10          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              267                    170           *      5           183,855      Running

 4         21          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               267                    165           *      5           146,575      Running

 5           5          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              267                    160           *      5           147,628      Running

 6           9          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    155           *      5             90,975      Running

 7         13          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      267                    151           *      5           120,703      Running

 8         20            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    152           *    10           116,358      Running

 9           1          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 267                    138                                 65,725      Running

10        41          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            267                    134                               103,025      Running

11        34          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          267                    130                                 70,525      Running

12        27          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               267                    127                                 84,681      Running

13        19          74    #      Tony Raines                Speed Racer on SPEED Channel Chevrolet      267                    124                                 53,525      Running

14        36          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       267                    121                                 85,742      Running

15        14            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             267                    123           *      5             79,606      Running

16        12          14    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah’s Dodge                                                 267                    115                                 47,800      Running

17          8          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Pontiac                                             267                    112                                 66,400      Running

18        31            4            Kevin Lepage              Kodak Perfect Touch Pontiac                            267                    109                                 60,400      Running

19        35          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 267                    106                                 58,900      Running

20        28          90            Ron Hornaday             Childress Vineyards Chevrolet                         267                    103                                 48,950      Running

21        29          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       267                    100                                 84,650      Running

22        43          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                266                      97                                 60,950      Running

23        11            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                265                      99           *      5             84,467      Running

24        38            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        265                      91                                 87,117      Running

25        16            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              265                      93           *      5             58,989      Running

26        32          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           265                      85                                 91,578      Running

27        15          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    264                      82                                 56,800      Running

28        18          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             264                      79                                 56,500      Running

29        42          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       264                      76                                 56,190      Running

30        39          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              258                      73                                 73,662      Running

31        30          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 252                      70                                 55,275      Engine

32        24            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Pontiac                                                242                      67                                 44,575      Accident

33        40            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       242                      64                                 79,113      Accident

34          3          25            Brian Vickers              UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      220                      66           *      5             44,175      Running

35        25          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    197                      58                                 43,975      Accident

36          7          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               147                      55                                 63,760      Running

37          4          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  122                      52                                 73,425      Accident

38        33          02            Hermie Sadler              Sadler GM Chevrolet                                         121                      PE                                 43,350      Overheating

39        17          00            Mike Skinner                Bacardi Silver/Raz Chevrolet                              89                      46                                 43,150      Accident

40        26          43            Jeff Green                   Chex by Petty Dodge                                          81                      43                                 78,703      Engine

41        23          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                  72                      40                                 60,735      Accident

42        22            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                              57                      37                                 67,612      Engine

43        37          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                   28                      34                                 62,665      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (5) #45 Kyle Petty, #49 Ken Schrader, #09 Mike Wallace, #79 Derrike Cope, #79 Rich Bickle.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 75,000, Bobby Labonte won the Ford 400, posting his 21st career NASCAR Winston Cup victory. It is the fourth time that Labonte has won the final race of the season.  No cars dropped to the rear.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 25 minutes, 37 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 116.868 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.749 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Havoline Dodge (181.111 mph, 29.816 secs.) (Track Record)

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

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

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Michael McSwain, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

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

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; $360,000 rolls over into NASCAR Winston Cup Series point fund.

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

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

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

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 for 60 laps. 5-9 (Car #12, 29 & 97-Accident, Backstretch); 30-34 (Oil on Track); 74-78 (Car #15-Accident, Turn 2); 82-86 (Oil on Track); 122-128 (Car #25-Accident, Turn 1); 143-151 (Debris on Track); 200-207 (Car #16-Accident, Turn 3); 210-214 (Car #01-Accident, Frontstretch); 244-249 (Car #0 & 6-Accident, Turn 1); 254-258 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 21 lead changes among 12 drivers. Jamie McMurray-pole, Brian Vickers 1-11, Jeff Gordon 12-15, Rusty Wallace 16-22, Jimmie Johnson 23-29, R. Wallace 30, Jimmy Spencer 31-39, Johnny Benson 40-46, Bill Elliott 47-73, R. Wallace 74, Bill Elliott 75-87, Jeremy Mayfield 88-91, Elliott 92-121, Kevin Harvick 122, Terry Labonte 123, Harvick 124-132, Elliott 133-142, Harvick 143, Elliott 144-201, Tony Stewart 202-215, Elliott 216-266, Bobby Labonte 267.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  5,022            (1)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson              4,932            (3)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          4,815            (2)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                    4,785            (3)

 5 –Kevin Harvick                 4,770            (1)

 6 –Ryan Newman               4,711            (8)

 7 –Tony Stewart                 4,549            (2)

 8 –Bobby Labonte               4,377            (2)

 9 –Bill Elliott                          4,303            (1)

10–Terry Labonte                4,162            (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             320

Greg Biffle                                      283

Tony Raines                                   239

Casey Mears                                  238

Jack Sprague                                 183

Larry Foyt                                       176

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           264    19

Dodge                                203      9

Ford                                   200      7

Pontiac                              125      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                11

Jeff Gordon                                       4

Bobby Labonte                                  4

Jimmie Johnson                                 2

Steve Park                                         2

Elliott Sadler                                       2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Kevin Harvick                                    1

Terry Labonte                                   1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Jamie McMurray                                1

Boris Said                                          1

Mike Skinner                                      1

Tony Stewart                                    1

 

MOBIL 1 OIL COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)       10

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 11/10/03)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)     1213

Michael Waltrip              (#15)     1213

Bobby Labonte              (#18)     1163

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         7

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         4

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)       135

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         73

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         67

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Hendrick Engines          (#24)       211

Scott Carriher                (#12)       206

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       201

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         8

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         5


 

NEXT EVENT: Feb. 15, 2004 – Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (500 M) (200 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (11/19/03)

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