Atlanta Race Results
October 27th, 2003 [rain delayed a day]





  • #0 Team Penalized; Points and $$: NASCAR Winston Cup Series team Haas CNC Racing was fined, and forfeited championship driver and owner points for rules infractions during the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 weekend (Oct. 24-27) at Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR officials announced today.
    The #0 Haas CNC Pontiac was found to have an unapproved carburetor modification (to the venturi) during opening-day inspection. The result was a $25,000 fine for crew chief Tony Furr, the loss of 25 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship driver points for Ward Burton and the loss of 25 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship owner points for Gene Haas.
    All parties were in violation of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rule Book, Section 12-4-A: Actions detrimental to stock car racing and Section 12-4-Q: Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules: Unapproved carburetor modification.(NASCAR PR)
    The deduction in drivers points move Burton from 20th to 21st in drivers points and moves #40-Marlin to 20th.
    The deduction in owners points moves the #0 team from 37th to 38th in owners points and the #49 up a spot.(10-29-2003)


    NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 33

    Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500

    ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

     

    Hampton, Ga.Oct. 27, 2003

    1.54-Mile Banked Paved Oval

    500.5 M – 325 L   Purse: $5,376,229

     

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

     1         19          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              325                    180           *      5         $249,978      Running

     2         24          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      325                    180           *    10           207,678      Running

     3           9          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              325                    170           *      5           122,800      Running

     4           5            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              325                    160                               133,833      Running

     5           2          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           325                    160           *      5           133,383      Running

     6           3            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        325                    155           *      5           121,692      Running

     7         15          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              325                    146                                 89,200      Running

     8         17          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid/Sharpie Ford                                 325                    147           *      5           110,475      Running

     9         22            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              325                    143           *      5             92,450      Running

    10          8          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Pontiac                                             325                    134                                 92,225      Running

    11        37          17            Matt Kenseth               Smirnoff Ice Triple/DEWALT Ford                     325                    130                                 95,825      Running

    12        31          88            Dale Jarrett                  The UPS Store Ford                                          325                    127                               115,403      Running

    13        29            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Pontiac                                                325                     99*                                 74,125      Running

    14        12            4            Kevin Lepage              Kodak Perfect Touch Pontiac                            325                    126           *      5             78,550      Running

    15        18          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 324                    118                                 74,400      Running

    16        40          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            324                    115                               111,150      Running

    17          6          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M's Ford                                                       324                    117           *      5           105,300      Running

    18        33          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            324                    114           *      5             70,550      Running

    19        21            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                324                    106                               104,692      Running

    20        10          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              324                    108           *      5           110,753      Running

    21        16          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              324                    100                                 94,712      Running

    22        11            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            324                      97                                 94,062      Running

    23        38          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       324                      94                               102,442      Running

    24        30          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               323                      91                                 94,475      Running

    25        25          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      323                      88                                 75,725      Running

    26        43          49            Ken Schrader              1-800-CallATT Dodge                                        323                      85                                 67,025      Running

    27        36          35            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      U.S. Marine Corps/Wawa Ford                         323                      82                                 63,575      Running

    28        14          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    321                      79                                 82,864      Running

    29          1          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge                                      320                      81           *      5           107,900      Accident

    30        28          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                320                      73                                 66,585      Running

    31        42          21            Ricky Rudd                  U.S. Air Force/Motorcraft Ford                         319                      70                                 73,425      Running

    32        41          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               316                      67                                 98,801      Running

    33        32            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             316                      64                                 89,531      Running

    34        27          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    314                      61                                 62,425      Transmission

    35        26          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       222                      58                                 70,300      Accident

    36        20          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 221                      55                                 70,225      Accident

    37        35          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             201                      52                                 70,100      Accident

    38        13          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                170                      49                                 80,050      Engine

    39        39            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       159                      46                                 95,833      Engine

    40        23          37            Derrike Cope               PHM/Friendly's Chevrolet                                  132                      43                                 61,950      Engine

    41        34          02            Hermie Sadler              Zapf Creations Chevrolet                                    77                      40                                 61,900      Accident

    42          7          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                            44                      37                                 61,850      Accident

    43          4          25            Brian Vickers              UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                        18                      34                                 62,059      Overheating

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

    Failed to qualify: (6) #43 Jeff Green; #00 Buckshot Jones; #14 Larry Foyt; #09 Mike Wallace; #79 Billy Bigley Jr.; #27 Shelby Howard.

    Race Comments: In a race that was run over a two-day period, due to a rain postponement, Jeff Gordon won the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, posting his 64th career victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear of the field, under penalty, for the reasons indicated: #0 W. Burton (backup car); #6 Martin (engine change).

     

    TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 55 minutes, 2 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED:  127.769 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

    BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge (194.295 mph, 28.534 secs.) (Track Record)

    EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

    GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

    INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Robbie Loomis, DuPont Chevrolet

    MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $15,000 at Phoenix.)

    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 $340,000 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.

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

    OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

    U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

    WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, Smirnoff Ice Triple/DEWALT Ford

    CAUTION FLAGS: 10 for 63 laps. 4-6 (Debris on Track); 34-44 (Rain); 46-51 (Car #54, 23, 4, 15, 17 & 40-Accident, Backstretch); 104-113 (Car #21-Spin, Frontstretch); 153-157 (Debris in Turn 1); 162-168 (Oil on Track); 172-178 (Car #32-Accident, Turn 1); 201-205 (Car #77-Accident, Turn 4); 224-229 (Car #30-Accident, Turn 2); 323-325 (Car #12-Accident, Turn 3).

    LAP LEADERS: 28 lead changes among 12 drivers. Ryan Newman 1-12, Kevin Harvick 13-33, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 34, Elliott Sadler 35, Harvick 36-55, Bobby Labonte 56-61, Tony Stewart 62-99, Earnhardt Jr. 100-101, Kurt Busch 102-104, Earnhardt Jr. 105-128, Stewart 129-152, Earnhardt Jr. 153, Stewart 154-200, B. Labonte 201, Jimmy Spencer 202-203, Jeff Gordon 204-205, B. Labonte 206-224, J. Gordon 225-231, B. Labonte 232-239, Earnhardt Jr. 240-243, B. Labonte 244-274, J. Gordon 275, B. Labonte 276, J. Gordon 277-285, Jimmie Johnson 286, Newman 287, Kevin Lepage 288, Tony Raines 289, J. Gordon 290-325.

     


    TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                                (Wins)

     1 –Matt Kenseth                  4,678            (1)

     2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          4,420            (1)

     3 –Kevin Harvick                 4,416            (1)

     4 –Jimmie Johnson              4,412            (3)

     5 –Jeff Gordon                    4,382            (3)

     6 –Ryan Newman               4,329            (8)

     7 –Tony Stewart                 4,151            (2)

     8 –Bobby Labonte               4,000            (1)

     9 –Bill Elliott                          3,845            (0)

    10–Terry Labonte                3,839            (1)

     

    RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

    Jamie McMurray                             276

    Greg Biffle                                      243

    Casey Mears                                  195

    Tony Raines                                   190

    Jack Sprague                                 158

    Larry Foyt                                       134

     

    MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                            Points     Wins

    Chevrolet                           240    17

    Ford                                   189      7

    Dodge                                184      8

    Pontiac                              113      1

     


    BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

    Ryan Newman                                  9

    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)         9

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)         5

    Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

     

    McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 10/21/03)

                                          Car #       Pts.

    Michael Waltrip              (#15)     1132

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)     1094

    Bobby Labonte              (#18)     1058

     


    OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                          Car #         Pts.

    Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

    Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         5

     

    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)       104

    Jamie McMurray            (#42)         73

    Kurt Busch                    (#97)         67

     

    CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                          Car #         Pts.

    Jerry Carcone               (#17)       191

    Hendrick Engines          (#24)       191

    Scott Carriher                (#12)       188

     

    GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

    AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         8

    Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

    Tony Stewart                (#20)         4


     

    NEXT EVENT: Nov. 2, 2003 – Checker Auto Parts 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. (312 L) (312 M) (500 K)

    NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (10/28/03)

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