Phoenix Race Results
November 2nd, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 34

Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Havoline

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Avondale, Ariz.Nov. 2, 2003

1-Mile Paved Oval

500 K – 312 L – 312 M  Purse: $4,436,424

 

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

 1         11            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        312                    180           *      5         $203,017      Running

 2           3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              312                    175           *      5           173,625      Running

 3           1          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  312                    170           *      5           152,625      Running

 4           7          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid/Sharpie Ford                                 312                    170           *    10           142,585      Running

 5         17          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                312                    155                               100,925      Running

 6         37          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              312                    150                                 86,000      Running

 7           4          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              312                    146                               111,778      Running

 8         27          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       312                    142                                 98,917      Running

 9         28          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               312                    138                                 95,656      Running

10        12            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       312                    134                                 99,133      Running

11        15          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            312                    130                               100,000      Running

12        22          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 312                    127                                 59,900      Running

13          2          25            Brian Vickers              UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      312                    124                                 58,900      Running

14        18            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              312                    121                                 90,633      Running

15        25          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    312                    118                                 56,130      Running

16        33            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            312                    115                                 75,162      Running

17        30          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 312                    112                                 76,875      Running

18          6          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      312                    109                               102,128      Running

19        41          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            312                    106                                 53,350      Running

20        14          38            Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree Ford                                                    312                    103                                 89,225      Running

21        35          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               312                    100                                 79,900      Running

22        21          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          312                      97                                 65,575      Running

23        43            4            Kevin Lepage              Kodak Perfect Touch Pontiac                            312                      99           *      5             60,250      Running

24          8          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             312                      91                                 68,589      Running

25        26          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                312                      88                                 52,375      Running

26        23          09            Mike Wallace               Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                312                      85                                 48,450      Running

27        34          49            Ken Schrader              BAM Racing Dodge                                           312                      82                                 51,625      Running

28        32          14    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah’s Dodge                                                 312                      79                                 49,200      Running

29        39          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           312                      76                                 93,853      Running

30        19            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             310                      73                                 77,706      Running

31        10          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Pontiac                                             310                      70                                 50,925      Running

32        31          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              310                      67                                 75,862      Running

33          5            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                305                      64                                 85,217      Running

34        13          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              297                      61                                 86,603      Running

35        36          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        280                      58                                 55,300      Engine

36        24          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           267                      55                                 92,233      Running

37        42          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios Dodge                                                266                      52                                 82,803      Engine

38        38          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       207                      54           *      5             54,900      Accident

39        40          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 206                      46                                 54,775      Accident

40        29            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              167                      PE                                 46,625      Accident

41        20            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Pontiac                                                167                      40                                 47,185      Accident

42          9          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    117                      37                                 54,350      Engine

43        16          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                32                      34                                 54,471      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) #37 Derrike Cope; #02 Brandon Ash.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Dale Earnahrdt Jr. won the Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Havoline, his ninth career NASCAR Winston Cup victory and his second win in 2003. No one dropped to the rear of the field prior to the green flag.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 19 minutes, 11 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED:  93.984 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .735 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (133.675 mph, 26.931 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Chad Knaus, Lowe’s Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Rubbermaid/Sharpie Ford (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $20,000 at Rockingham.)

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

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $350,000 at Rockingham.

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:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 for 66 laps. 35-43 (Oil on Track); 120-124 (Oil on Track); 140-144 (Car #32-Accident, Turn 1); 170-178 (Car #7 & 0 Accident, Turn 3); 187-190 (Car #99-Accident, Turn 3); 210-217 (Car #30-Accident, Turn 3); 230-237 (Car #2, 29, 20 & 18-Accident, Turn 2); 269-275 (Oil on Track); 282-288 (Oil on Track); 300-303 (Car #09-Spin, Turn 3).

LAP LEADERS: 10 lead changes among 6 drivers. Ryan Newman 1, Jimmie Johnson 2-38, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 39, Ricky Craven 40, Kurt Busch 41-85, Earnhardt Jr. 86-120, Busch 121-173, Newman 174-213, Kevin Lepage 214, Johnson 215-261, Earnhardt Jr. 262-312.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  4,828            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          4,600            (2)

 3 –Jimmie Johnson              4,587            (3)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                    4,528            (3)

 5 –Ryan Newman               4,499            (8)

 6 –Kevin Harvick                 4,477            (1)

 7 –Tony Stewart                 4,260            (2)

 8 –Bobby Labonte               4,055            (1)

 9 –Kurt Busch                     3,983            (4)

10–Bill Elliott                          3,966            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             277

Greg Biffle                                      244

Casey Mears                                  196

Tony Raines                                   191

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       137

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           249    18

Ford                                   193      7

Dodge                                190      8

Pontiac                              116      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                10

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

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 10/27/03)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)     1151

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)     1132

Bobby Labonte              (#18)     1100

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         6

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

 

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.

Scott Carriher                (#12)       206

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       201

Hendrick Engines          (#24)       200

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         8

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         4


 

NEXT EVENT: Nov. 9, 2003 – Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400, North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, N.C. (400 M) (393 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (11/4/03)

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