Rockingham Race Results
November 9th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 35

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400

NORTH CAROLINA SPEEDWAY

 

Rockingham, N.C.Nov. 9, 2003

1.017-Mile Banked Paved Oval

400 M – 393 L  Purse: $4,444,009

 

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

 1           5            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              393                    185           *    10         $207,648      Running

 2         18          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              393                    175           *      5           105,590      Running

 3           3          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              393                    170           *      5             88,700      Running

 4         23          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 393                    160                                 92,650      Running

 5           1          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  393                    160           *      5             98,785      Running

 6           4          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            393                    150                                 61,775      Running

 7           9          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       393                    146                                 91,442      Running

 8         14          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           393                    142                                 98,208      Running

 9         29          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      393                    138                               100,403      Running

10        31          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            393                    134                                 99,425      Running

11        10          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    392                    130                                 56,675      Running

12        20            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             392                    127                                 81,681      Running

13        26            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        391                    124                                 92,042      Running

14          8            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              391                    121                                 72,825      Running

15        34          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              391                    118                                 91,403      Running

16        27          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          391                    115                                 69,475      Running

17        19          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               391                    112                                 82,925      Running

18        13            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Pontiac                                                390                    114           *      5             53,325      Running

19        41          43            Jeff Green                   Pop Secret Dodge                                             390                    106                                 88,703      Running

20        17          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              390                    103                                 79,612      Running

21        15          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       390                    100                                 86,325      Running

22        16          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              390                      97                                 96,203      Running

23          7            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                390                      94                                 86,242      Running

24          2          25            Brian Vickers              UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      390                      91                                 52,175      Running

25          6          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Pontiac                                             390                      88                                 61,875      Running

26        37          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               389                      85                                 83,731      Running

27        22          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             389                      82                                 66,849      Running

28        42          14    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah’s Dodge                                                 389                      79                                 47,260      Running

29        25          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               388                      76                                 76,825      Running

30        36            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            388                      73                                 75,142      Running

31        35          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                387                      70                                 46,800      Running

32        33          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        387                      67                                 54,675      Running

33        39          41    #      Casey Mears               Target House Dodge                                         386                      64                                 55,450      Running

34        38          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 386                      61                                 54,425      Running

35        21          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 375                      58                                 46,300      Running

36        28          49            Ken Schrader              BAM Racing Dodge                                           374                      55                                 46,255      Accident

37        11          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                343                      52                                 64,200      Engine

38        32          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           339                      49                                 91,923      Running

39        30          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       325                      46                                 54,090      Accident

40        24          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 325                      43                                 54,015      Accident

41        12            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       239                      40                                 79,773      Engine

42        40            4            Kevin Lepage              Kodak Easy Share Pontiac                                130                      37                                 45,860      Engine

43        43          37            Derrike Cope               Friendly’s Chevrolet                                          127                      34                                 45,170      Broken Header

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

Failed to qualify: (3) #02 Hermie Sadler, #71 Tim Sauter, #79 Rich Bickle.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 60,000, Bill Elliott got his 44th career NASCAR Winston Cup victory and his first in 2003. Matt Kenseth clinched the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped from his original starting position, under penalty, to the rear of the field for the reason listed: #9 Elliott (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 34 minutes, 44 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 111.677 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.230 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (155.577 mph, 23.533 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

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

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Mike Ford, #9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge (Also collects $20,000 MBNA Bonus for winning the race.)

MOBIL 1 OIL COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DEWALT Power Tools Ford

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $360,000 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Jeff Green, Pop Secret Dodge

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 for 65 laps. 77-81 (Car #37-Accident, Backstretch); 85-89 (Car #12-Accident, Turn 2); 94-98 (Debris on Frontstretch); 101-105 (Car #99-Spin, Frontstretch); 108-117 (Car #16 & 42-Accident, Backstretch); 156-160 (Car #45-Accident, Turn 4); 243-253 (Oil on Track); 330-336 (Car #21 & 32-Accident, Turn 1); 369-373 (Car #20-Spin, Turn 2); 376-382 (Car #49-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 14 lead changes among 5 drivers. Ryan Newman 1-47, Ward Burton 48-77, Jeremy Mayfield 78-169, Jimmie Johnson 170, Mayfield 171-173, Johnson 174-185, Bill Elliott 186-243, Mayfield 244, Elliott 245-254, Johnson 255-319, Elliott 320-329, Newman 330, Elliott 331-368, Newman 369, Elliott 370-393.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  4,988            (1)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson              4,762            (3)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          4,724            (2)

 4 –Ryan Newman               4,659            (8)

 5 –Jeff Gordon                    4,625            (3)

 6 –Kevin Harvick                 4,595            (1)

 7 –Tony Stewart                 4,398            (2)

 8 –Bobby Labonte               4,197            (1)

 9 –Bill Elliott                          4,151            (1)

10–Kurt Busch                     4,095            (4)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             278

Greg Biffle                                      245

Tony Raines                                   199

Casey Mears                                  197

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       141

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           255    18

Dodge                                199      9

Ford                                   197      7

Pontiac                              119      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

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 11/3/03)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)     1194

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)     1172

Kurt Busch                    (#97)     1122

 


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

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         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

Bill Elliott                         (#  9)         4


 

NEXT EVENT: Nov. 16, 2003 – Ford 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla. (400.5 M) (267 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (11/10/03)

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