New Hampshire Race Results
September 14, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 27

Sylvania 300

NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Loudon, N.H.Sept. 14, 2003

1.058-Mile Paved Oval

317.4 M – 300 L   Purse: $4,714,296

 

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

 1           8          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              300                    180           *      5         $200,225      Running

 2         31          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 300                    175           *      5           145,055      Running

 3         25          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      300                    165                               101,980      Running

 4         12            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              300                    165           *      5           144,108      Running

 5           6            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        300                    165           *    10           111,992      Running

 6         11            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                300                    150                               106,317      Running

 7         19          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              300                    151           *      5             80,750      Running

 8         24          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M's Ford                                                       300                    142                                 97,700      Running

 9           1          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  300                    143           *      5             98,925      Running

10          3          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 300                    134                                 68,650      Running

11        10          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              300                    130                                 69,750      Running

12        16            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            300                    127                                 85,637      Running

13        13          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              300                    129           *      5             96,528      Running

14        26          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             299                    121                                 81,950      Running

15        28          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               299                    118                                 89,375      Running

16        37          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           299                    115                                 99,308      Running

17        18          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    299                    112                                 75,500      Running

18          2            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg's/got milk? Chevrolet                             299                    109                                 84,856      Running

19          7          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              299                    111           *      5             99,978      Running

20        32          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      299                    103                               107,278      Running

21        17          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              299                    105           *      5             80,762      Running

22        14          01            Mike Skinner                U.S. Army Pontiac                                             299                      97                                 63,639      Running

23        34            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              299                      94                                 55,850      Running

24        35          27            Scott Wimmer              YJ Stinger Chevrolet                                         299                      91                                 51,550      Running

25        22          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               299                      88                                 81,600      Running

26          5          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                299                      90           *      5             69,150      Running

27        41            0            Jason Leffler               NetZero Pontiac                                                298                      82                                 53,925      Running

28        33            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       298                      79                                 87,583      Running

29          9          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            298                      76                                 94,465      Running

30        40          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      298                      73                                 61,225      Running

31        43          43            Christian Fittipaldi        Cheerios Dodge                                                298                      70                                 85,803      Running

32        30            4            Johnny Sauter             Kodak Easy Share Pontiac                                297                      67                                 49,825      Running

33        42          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            297                      64                                 50,530      Running

34        39          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 297                      66           *      5             57,400      Running

35        29          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          296                      58                                 49,200      Running

36        38          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                295                      55                                 49,010      Running

37        20          49            Ken Schrader              BAM Racing Dodge                                           292                      52                                 48,850      Running

38        21          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       291                      49                                 56,700      Running

39        23          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               270                      46                                 84,691      Accident

40        36          02            Hermie Sadler              goteamva.com Pontiac                                      179                      43                                 48,550      Engine

41        27          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           159                      40                                 94,228      Accident

42        15          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       117                      37                                 81,817      Engine

43          4          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    108                      34                                 49,060      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Larry Foyt (#50), Derrike Cope (#37), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Carl Long (#46).

Race Comments:  Jimmie Johnson won the Sylvania 300 before an estimated crowd of 101,000 for a season sweep of New Hampshire races; Prior to the green flag for the Sylvania 300, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field for the following reasons: #2 R. Wallace (engine change); #32 Craven (backup car); #77 Blaney (backup car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  2 hours, 58 minutes, 41 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  106.580 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  6.240 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (133.357 mph, 28.561 secs)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

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

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

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $60,000 at Dover.)

MOBIL 1 OIL COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Rusty Wallace, Miller Lite Dodge

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $280,000 at Dover International 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:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Ricky Rudd, Motorcraft Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 for 38 laps. 127-138 (Debris on Track); 148-151 (Car #22-Accident, Turn 1); 156-159 (Car #31-Spin, Backstretch); 162-171 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 4); 184-187 (Oil on Track); 196-199 (Car #20-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  20 lead changes among 11 drivers.  Ryan Newman 1-45, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 46-83, Michael Waltrip 84-85, Jimmie Johnson 86, Matt Kenseth 87-88, Robby Gordon 89, Steve Park 90, Earnhardt Jr. 91-126, Newman 127, Bill Elliott 128-146, Newman 147, Elliott 148-183, Earnhardt Jr. 184-229, Ricky Rudd 230-255, Waltrip 256-271, Johnson 272-275, Jeff Gordon 276, Kevin Harvick 277-285, Kenseth 286-290, R. Gordon 291-293, Johnson 294-300.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  4,015            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3,611            (1)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                 3,552            (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson              3,543            (3)

 5 –Ryan Newman               3,398            (6)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                    3,382            (1)

 7 –Kurt Busch                     3,323            (4)

 8 –Bobby Labonte               3,323            (1)

 9 –Terry Labonte                3,191            (1)

10–Michael Waltrip               3,169            (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             249

Greg Biffle                                      233

Casey Mears                                  184

Tony Raines                                   183

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       127

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           192    13

Ford                                   165      7

Dodge                                142      6

Pontiac                                95      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  7

Bobby Labonte                                  4

Jeff Gordon                                       3

Steve Park                                         2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Kevin Harvick                                    1

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Terry Labonte                                   1

Jeremy Mayfield                                1

Elliott Sadler                                       1

Boris Said                                          1

Mike Skinner                                      1

Tony Stewart                                    1

 

MOBIL 1 OIL COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         7

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         5

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         3

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 9/9/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       939

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       892

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       888

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         4

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         4

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         3

Ryan Newman              (#12)         2

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         73

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         65

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         57

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jerry Carcone               (#17)       176

Scott Carriher                (#12)       147

Richie Gilmore               (#  8)       147

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4


 

NEXT EVENT: Sept. 21, 2003 – MBNA America 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. (400 L) (400 M)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (9/16/03)

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