Lowe's Motor Speedway Race Results
October 11th, 2003






NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 31

UAW-GM Quality 500

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C.Oct. 11, 2003

1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 334 L   Purse: $4,634,749

 

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

 1           6          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      334                    185           *    10         $312,478      Running

 2           1          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  334                    175           *      5           164,425      Running

 3           3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              334                    170           *      5           144,550      Running

 4           4            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              334                    165           *      5           125,233      Running

 5           2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              334                    155                               123,578      Running

 6         12          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           334                    155           *      5           110,258      Running

 7         19          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 334                    151           *      5             67,225      Running

 8         29          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt/DEWALT Ford                                     334                    142                                 82,425      Running

 9         11            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        334                    143           *      5             98,217      Running

10          9          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              334                    134                                 97,853      Running

11        27            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       334                    130                                 93,108      Running

12        32          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              334                    127                                 65,125      Running

13        14            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                334                    124                                 90,842      Running

14        30          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                334                    121                                 68,950      Running

15        33          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            334                    118                                 96,600      Running

16        23          10            Johnny Benson           Zerex/Valvoline Pontiac                                    333                    115                                 80,400      Running

17        22          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    333                    112                                 53,000      Running

18        21            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             333                    109                                 78,406      Running

19        13          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       333                    106                                 76,850      Running

20        37          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       332                    103                                 87,167      Running

21          5            4            Kevin Lepage              Kodak Perfect Touch Pontiac                            332                    100                                 64,050      Running

22        16          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           331                      97                                 93,053      Running

23        39          21            Ricky Rudd                  Rent-A-Center/Motorcraft Ford                         331                      94                                 71,475      Running

24        34          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             331                      91                                 69,530      Running

25        35          74    #      Tony Raines                Aaron's Dream Machine Chevrolet                   331                      88                                 50,200      Running

26        25            7            Jimmy Spencer            75th Anniversary 3 Stooges/Sirius Dodge       331                      85                                 57,889      Running

27        36          43            Jeff Green                   Betty Crocker/dinner made easy Dodge           331                      82                                 84,963      Running

28        38          22            Ward Burton                CAT Rental Stores Dodge                                 331                      79                                 81,941      Running

29          8          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          331                      76                                 49,200      Running

30        41            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            331                      73                                 74,262      Running

31        40          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      330                      70                                 47,950      Running

32        18          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                330                      67                                 45,325      Running

33        20          60            Brian Vickers              Haas Automation Chevrolet                              329                      64                                 46,175      Running

34        31          44            Christian Fittipaldi        Bugles Dodge                                                    329                      61                                 45,225      Running

35        24            0            Jason Leffler               NetZero Pontiac                                                325                      58                                 45,150      Running

36        26          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 310                      55                                 53,065      Running

37        43          37            Derrike Cope               GBROnline.com/Friendly's Chevrolet                297                      52                                 45,020      Running

38        15          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              293                      49                                 70,162      Running

39        10          01            Mike Skinner                U.S. Army Pontiac                                             275                      51           *      5             45,440      Running

40        42          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific/Dixie Dodge                              271                      43                                 52,905         Suspension

41        17          97            Kurt Busch                  Irwin/Lenox Ford                                               229                      40                                 64,870      Accident

42        28          41    #      Casey Mears               Target/Energizer/Fujifilm Dodge                        217                      37                                 52,830      Engine

43          7          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M's Ford                                                       204                      34                                 78,999      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Ken Schrader (#49); Hermie Sadler (#02); Mark Green (#14); Jeff Fultz (#55).

Race Comments:  Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Tony Stewart won the UAW-GM Quality 500, his 17th career NASCAR Winston Cup victory. 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: #43 Jeff Green (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 30 minutes, 24 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED:  142.871 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .608 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (186.657 mph, 28.930 secs.) Track Record

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

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

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Greg Zipadelli, Home Depot Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet (Also collects $75,000 MBNA Bonus for winning the race.)

MOBIL 1 OIL COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $320,000 at Martinsville Speedway.

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:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, Carhartt/DEWALT Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 31 laps. 87-94 (Car #97-Spin, Turn 2); 161-164 (Car #38 & 01-Accident, Turn 4); 169-172 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 4); 206-213 (Car #38 & 54-Accident, Frontstretch); 232-238 (Car #97-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS:  15 lead changes among 8 drivers. Ryan Newman 1-17, Jimmie Johnson 18-59, Tony Stewart 60, Bobby Labonte 61-64, Johnson 65-86, Stewart 87, Mike Skinner 88, Johnson 89-128, Stewart 129-155, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 156-157, Stewart 158-206, Bill Elliott 207-233, Stewart 234-296, Jamie McMurray 297, Newman 298-326, Stewart 327-334.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                 4,424            (1)

 2 –Kevin Harvick                 4,157            (1)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          4,100            (1)

 4 –Ryan Newman               4,093            (8)

 5 –Jimmie Johnson              4,072            (3)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                    4,017            (1)

 7 –Tony Stewart                 3,801            (2)

 8 –Bobby Labonte               3,800            (1)

 9 –Terry Labonte                3,620            (1)

10–Kurt Busch                     3,615            (4)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             271

Greg Biffle                                      241

Casey Mears                                  189

Tony Raines                                   188

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       134

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           222    15

Ford                                   181      7

Dodge                                172      8

Pontiac                              107      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  8

Bobby Labonte                                  4

Jeff Gordon                                       3

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)         9

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 10/6/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)     1047

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)     1011

Kurt Busch                    (#97)     1002

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         5

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         78

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         73

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         67

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       188

Scott Carriher                (#12)       177

Hendrick Engines          (#24)       166

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         8

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4


 

NEXT EVENT: Oct. 19, 2003 – Subway 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. (500 L) (263 M)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (10/13/03)

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