Talladega Race Results
September 28th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 29

EA Sports 500

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.Sept. 28, 2003

2.66-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 188 L   Purse: $4,783,786

 

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

 1         18          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                188                    180           *      5         $157,090      Running

 2         38            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        188                    175           *      5           146,772      Running

 3         11          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      188                    165                               163,333      Running

 4         12          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  188                    160                               113,165      Running

 5           5          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              188                    165           *    10           138,193      Running

 6         39          97            Kurt Busch                  Lenox/Irwin Ford                                               188                    155           *      5           106,750      Running

 7         30          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              188                    151           *      5           101,953      Running

 8         17          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       188                    142                                 87,200      Running

 9         33            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                188                    143           *      5             97,742      Running

10        23          09            Mike Wallace               Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                188                    134                                 61,600      Running

11        10          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           188                    135           *      5           102,998      Running

12        34          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              188                    132           *      5             87,002      Running

13          9            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              188                    129           *      5             98,138      Running

14        20          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               188                    126           *      5             92,801      Running

15        24          90            John Andretti               AOL 9.0 Chevrolet                                            188                    118                                 57,485      Running

16          2          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 188                    120           *      5             67,425      Running

17        42          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Dodge          188                    112                                 81,035      Running

18        13          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Yu-Gi-Oh! Dodge                               188                    109                                 95,498      Running

19          6          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           188                    106                               101,228      Running

20        19          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                188                    103                                 71,405      Running

21          7          49            Ken Schrader              BAM Racing Dodge                                           188                    100                                 58,060      Running

22        14            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             188                    102           *      5             83,796      Running

23        15            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       188                      94                                 92,103      Running

24        36          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    187                      91                                 56,975      Running

25        27          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      187                      88                                 57,005      Running

26        43            1            Jason Keller                Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            187                      85                                 78,332      Running

27        28          01            Mike Skinner                USG Sheetrock Pontiac                                     186                      82                                 64,549      Running

28        26          44            Christian Fittipaldi        Bugles Dodge                                                    186                      79                                 52,800      Running

29        25          98            Jason Jarrett               C.H.I. Overhead Doors Ford                              184                      76                                 52,640      Running

30          1          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       181                      78           *      5             96,330      Accident

31        29          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            179                      70                                 55,395      Accident

32        40          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       168                      72           *      5             88,727      Engine

33        37          17            Matt Kenseth               Smirnoff Ice Triple Black/DEWALT Ford            158                      69           *      5             61,125      Engine

34          3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              157                      66           *      5             71,930      Engine

35        21          60            David Green                NetZero/Haas Automation Chevrolet                150                      58                                 52,025      Accident

36        32          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 138                      55                                 62,475      Engine

37          8          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    113                      52                                 59,925      Overheating

38        22          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              104                      49                                 59,875      Running

39          4          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            103                      46                                 95,810      Overheating

40        16          00            Buckshot Jones          Crown Fiber Communications Chevrolet             88                      48           *      5             51,730      Accident

41        41          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                                 29                      40                                 78,430      Accident

42        31            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                                11                      37                                 51,630      Accident

43        35          14    #      Larry Foyt                   Harrah’s Dodge                                                     9                      34                                 51,832      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Kyle Petty (#45), Kevin Lepage (#4), Jason Leffler (#0), Mike Bliss (#80), Steve Park (#30), Todd Bodine (#54).

Race Comments:  Before an estimated crowd of 170,000, Michael Waltrip won the EA Sports 500, posting his fourth career victory. Prior to green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear of the field, under penalty, for the reasons indicated: #12 Newman (engine change); #98 J. Jarrett (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 12 minutes, 17 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  156.045 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .095 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford (189.943 mph, 50.415 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Michael Waltrip, NAPA Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Havoline Dodge

INFOGRAMES PIT STRATEGY AWARD:  Greg Zipadelli, Home Depot Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $70,000 at Kansas.)

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 $300,000 at Kansas Speedway.

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:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Lenox/Irwin Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 23 laps. 11-17 (Car #14, 19, 74, 60, 10, 7 & 25-Accident, Turn 4); 91-94 (Debris on Track); 144-148 (Car #48-Accident, Turn 2); 170-174 (Oil on Track); 183-184 (Car #38-Accident, Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS:  41 lead changes among 17 drivers. Elliott Sadler 1, Jamie McMurray 2-13, Michael Waltrip 14, Terry Labonte 15, McMurray 16-22, Buckshot Jones 23-41, Waltrip 42-43, Ward Burton 44-48, Jeff Gordon 49-50, Jimmie Johnson 51, Matt Kenseth 52, Kevin Harvick 53, J. Gordon 54-85, Rusty Wallace 86-87, Harvick 88, Robby Gordon 89-90, J. Gordon 91-101, Harvick 102, Sadler 103-104, J. Gordon 105-106, Harvick 107, Johnson 108, Sadler 109-122, Waltrip 123, Kurt Busch 124-125, Jeff Burton 126, R. Gordon 127-128, Johnson 129-141, Waltrip 142-143, Bill Elliott 144-145, McMurray  146, Sadler 147-152, Ward Burton 153-155, Rusty Wallace 156-164, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 165-166, Bobby Labonte 167, Earnhardt Jr. 168, B. Labonte 169, Busch 170-176, Waltrip 177, Busch 178-179, Waltrip 180-188.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  4,227            (1)

 2 –Kevin Harvick                 3,873            (1)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3,843            (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson              3,751            (3)

 5 –Ryan Newman               3,738            (7)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                    3,707            (1)

 7 –Bobby Labonte               3,528            (1)

 8 –Kurt Busch                     3,527            (4)

 9 –Tony Stewart                 3,456            (1)

10–Terry Labonte                3,396            (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             260

Greg Biffle                                      239

Casey Mears                                  186

Tony Raines                                   186

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       134

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           207    14

Ford                                   173      7

Dodge                                157      7

Pontiac                              101      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  7

Bobby Labonte                                  4

Jeff Gordon                                       3

Steve Park                                         2

Elliott Sadler                                       2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Jeff Green                                         1

Kevin Harvick                                    1

Jimmie Johnson                                 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)         8

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         5

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         3

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 9/23/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       988

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       956

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       946

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         4

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         3

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKIN’ UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         73

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         67

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         65

 

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: Oct. 5, 2003 – Banquet 400, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (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. (9/29/03)

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