Dover Race Results
September 21st, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 28

MBNA America 400

DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Dover, Del.Sept. 21, 2003

1-Mile Paved Concrete Oval

400 M – 400 L   Purse: $4,559,814

 

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

 1           5          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  400                    180           *      5         $160,460      Running

 2         25          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    170                               140,635      Running

 3         11          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      400                    170           *      5           153,408      Running

 4           3          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              400                    170           *    10           119,533      Running

 5           6          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              400                    160           *      5           123,923      Running

 6         18          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 400                    150                                 71,890      Running

 7         19          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    400                    146                                 66,440      Running

 8           4          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              400                    142                                 79,940      Running

 9           1          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Power Tools Ford                              400                    143           *      5             79,840      Running

10        14            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                400                    134                                 98,707      Running

11        23          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft/U.S. Air Force Ford                         400                    130                                 87,155      Running

12        13          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       400                    127                                 96,007      Running

13        17          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            400                    129           *      5           102,540      Running

14        15            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    121                                 94,673      Running

15        29            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              400                    118                                 75,890      Running

16        41          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios Dodge                                                400                    115                                 99,818      Running

17        33          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          400                    112                                 71,740      Running

18        27          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           400                    109                               100,703      Running

19        20          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       400                    106                                 92,490      Running

20          9            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             399                    103                                 86,346      Running

21        26          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               399                    100                                 84,490      Running

22        16            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       398                      97                                 91,323      Running

23        12          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              398                      94                                 83,327      Running

24        28          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             398                      91                                 75,490      Running

25        37            0            Jason Leffler               NetZero Pontiac                                                398                      88                                 57,215      Running

26        32          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 397                      85                                 64,165      Running

27        40            4            Kevin Lepage              Kodak Easy Care Pontiac                                  397                      82                                 61,904      Running

28        31          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                397                      79                                 53,340      Running

29        21          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               397                      76                                 89,246      Running

30        39          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            395                      73                                 53,540      Running

31          8          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries/3M Chevrolet                      395                      70                                 97,948      Running

32        36          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      394                      67                                 60,705      Running

33        38          49            Ken Schrader              BAM Racing Dodge                                           393                      64                                 53,455      Running

34        30            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            393                      61                                 77,532      Running

35        42          37            Derrike Cope               Friendly’s Chevrolet                                          393                      58                                 52,130      Running

36        35          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    392                      55                                 60,000      Running

37          2            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        362                      57           *      5             97,792      Accident

38          7          97            Kurt Busch                  Brute/Rubbermaid Ford                                     347                      49                                 71,750      Engine

39        43          02            Hermie Sadler              VCU Rams/Dollar Tree Pontiac                          257                      46                                 51,635      Engine

40        22          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       249                      43                                 59,465      Engine

41        34          01            Mike Skinner                U.S. Army Pontiac                                             195                      40                                 51,325      Engine

42        10          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                171                      37                                 69,200      Engine

43        24          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                        78                      34                                 51,330      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Larry Foyt (#50), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Billy Bigley Jr. (#79), Scott Wimmer (#27), Christian Fittipaldi (#44), Tim Sauter (#71).

Race Comments:  Before an estimated crowd of 137,000, Ryan Newman won his eighth career win, and series-leading seventh of the season. Prior to the green flag, the following driver, under penalty, dropped from his original starting position to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: #32 Craven (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  108.802 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.152 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Qualifying cancelled, starting grid based on car owner points.

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Ken Francis, #19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $65,000 at Talladega.)

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

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $290,000 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE AWARD:  Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Jeff Green, Cheerios Dodge

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 63 laps. 4-7 (Car #01 & 49-Accident, Turn 2); 81-105 (Car #25-Accident, Turn 1); 165-170 (Car #18-Accident, Turn 4); 236-241 (Debris on Track); 288-296 (Debris on Track); 326-330 (Car #23-Accident, Turn 4); 365-372 (Car #8-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  13 lead changes among 7 drivers. Matt Kenseth-pole, Kevin Harvick 1-11, Ryan Newman 12-44, Harvick 45-166, Sterling Marlin 167, Jeff Gordon 168-180, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 181-198, Tony Stewart 199-212, Earnhardt Jr. 213-237, Kenseth 238, Earnhardt Jr. 239-243, J. Gordon 244, Stewart 245-327, Newman 328-400.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  4,158            (1)

 2 –Kevin Harvick                 3,722            (1)

 3 –Jimmie Johnson              3,685            (3)

 4 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3,668            (1)

 5 –Ryan Newman               3,578            (7)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                    3,542            (1)

 7 –Bobby Labonte               3,393            (1)

 8 –Kurt Busch                     3,372            (4)

 9 –Terry Labonte                3,294            (1)

10–Tony Stewart                 3,291            (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             257

Greg Biffle                                      238

Casey Mears                                  185

Tony Raines                                   184

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       127

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           198    13

Ford                                   169      7

Dodge                                151      7

Pontiac                                98      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)         8

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         5

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         3

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 9/16/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       971

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       935

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       926

 


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

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3

 

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)       188

Scott Carriher                (#12)       162

Hendrick Engines          (#24)       155

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         7

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4


 

NEXT EVENT: Sept. 28, 2003 – EA Sports 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. (500 M) (188 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (9/22/03)

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