Richmond Race Results
September 6th, 2003


NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES RACE NO. 26

Chevy Rock & Roll 400

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Richmond, Va.Sept. 6, 2003

.75-Mile Paved Oval

400 L – 300 M   Purse: $4,445,856

 

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

 1           4          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  400                    180           *      5         $160,970      Running

 2         23          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    170                               136,365      Running

 3         19          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 400                    165                               104,130      Running

 4           7          99            Jeff Burton                  CITGO Ford                                                       400                    165           *      5           116,897      Running

 5         17            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                400                    155                                 99,047      Running

 6         16          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           400                    155           *      5           104,513      Running

 7         18          17            Matt Kenseth               Smirnoff Ice Triple Black/DEWALT Ford            400                    146                                 75,230      Running

 8         32            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/got milk? Chevrolet                             400                    147           *      5             83,161      Running

 9           9          10            Johnny Benson           Valvoline Pontiac                                               400                    138                                 83,455      Running

10          5          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              400                    144           *    10           102,333      Running

11        26          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              400                    130                                 70,605      Running

12        42          09            Mike Wallace               Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                              400                    132           *      5             56,290      Running

13          3            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       400                    129           *      5             89,463      Running

14        24            1            John Andretti               Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            400                    121                                 76,917      Running

15          8          22            Ward Burton                Caterpillar Dodge                                               400                    118                                 88,811      Running

16        28          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              400                    120           *      5             89,383      Running

17        13            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        399                    117           *      5           105,522      Running

18          1          01            Mike Skinner                U.S. Army Pontiac                                             399                    109                                 73,155      Running

19        29          42    #      Jamie McMurray          Havoline Dodge                                                 399                    106                                 53,930      Running

20          2          16    #      Greg Biffle                   Grainger Ford                                                    399                    108           *      5             54,680      Running

21        37          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           399                    100                                 94,333      Running

22          6          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            399                    102           *      5             92,430      Running

23        34          23            Kenny Wallace            Stacker2 Dodge                                                399                      94                                 65,555      Running

24        25          97            Kurt Busch                  Rubbermaid Ford                                               398                      91                                 78,605      Running

25        27          49            Ken Schrader              BAM Racing Dodge                                           398                      88                                 51,655      Running

26        11          25            Joe Nemechek             UAW-Delphi Chevrolet                                      397                      85                                 51,030      Running

27        14          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      397                      82                               100,283      Running

28        40            0            Jason Leffler               NetZero Pontiac                                                397                      84           *      5             50,680      Running

29        21          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              397                      76                                 75,647      Running

30        35          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Pontiac                                                       396                      73                                 67,189      Running

31        39          30            Steve Park                   America Online Chevrolet                                 394                      70                                 57,765      Running

32        33          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                388                      67                                 65,230      Running

33        38          77            Dave Blaney                Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford             377                      64                                 56,100      Running

34        10          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia Pacific Dodge                                      373                      61                                 55,135      Running

35        20          74    #      Tony Raines                BACE Motorsports Chevrolet                            360                      58                                 47,100      Running

36        22            7            Jimmy Spencer            Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge                              324                      55                                 47,065      Engine

37        15            9            Bill Elliott                       Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              302                      52                                 85,863      Running

38        36            4            Johnny Sauter             Kodak Easy Share Pontiac                                291                      49                                 46,995      Running

39        30          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       280                      46                                 81,195      Accident

40        43          02            Hermie Sadler              VCU Rams/Dollar Tree Chevrolet                      266                      43                                 46,885      Accident

41        31          41    #      Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    247                      40                                 54,830      Accident

42        12          54            Todd Bodine                National Guard Ford                                          230                      37                                 46,790      Accident

43        41          43            Christian Fittipaldi        Cheerios Heart Health Dodge                            130                      34                                 82,778      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (2) Larry Foyt (#50), Billy Bigley Jr. (#79).

Race Comments:  Ryan Newman won the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 before an estimated crowd of 105,000 at Richmond International Raceway. His series-leading sixth victory of 2003 is his seventh career victory in his 70th race.  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: #01 Skinner (backup car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 9 minutes, 35 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED:  94.945 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .159 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Mike Skinner, U.S. Army Pontiac (125.792 mph, 21.464 secs)

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, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $55,000 at New Hampshire.)

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

NASCAR WINSTON CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $270,000 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

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:  Mike Wallace, Miccosukee Resorts Dodge

CAUTION FLAGS: 14 for 76 laps. 25-28 (Car #31-Accident, Backstretch); 65-68 (Car #16-Spin, Turn 3); 85-88 (Car #17 & 38-Spin, Frontstretch); 95-112 (Car #77, 23, 45, 30, 4 & 88-Accident, Backstretch); 121-126 (Car #0, 97, 1, 88, 42, 43 & 16-Accident, Backstretch); 130-133 (Car #20-Accident, Turn 3); 145-148 (Car #17 & 38-Accident, Frontstretch); 196-200 (Car #20-Accident, Frontstretch); 269-274 (Car #42-Spin, Frontstretch); 287-293 (Car #38-Accident, Turn 1); 320-323 (Debris in Turn 2); 383-386 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 3); 389-391 (Debris in Turn 1); 394-396 (Car #29-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS:  20 lead changes among 12 drivers.  Mike Skinner-pole, Mark Martin 1, Greg Biffle 2-3, Jeff Gordon 4-64, Ryan Newman 65, Jason Leffler 66-84, Mike Wallace 85-91, J. Gordon 92-120, Jeff Burton 121, Kevin Harvick 122-144, Terry Labonte 145-151, Bobby Labonte 152-156, T. Labonte 157-159, J. Burton 160-163, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 164-196, Sterling Marlin 197, Earnhardt Jr. 198-213, J. Gordon 214-242, Earnhardt Jr. 243-269, J. Gordon 270-276, Newman 277-400.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                  3,864            (1)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          3,446            (1)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                 3,423            (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson              3,363            (2)

 5 –Jeff Gordon                    3,271            (1)

 6 –Ryan Newman               3,255            (6)

 7 –Bobby Labonte               3,208            (1)

 8 –Kurt Busch                     3,205            (4)

 9 –Terry Labonte                3,082            (1)

10–Michael Waltrip               3,079            (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jamie McMurray                             245

Greg Biffle                                      232

Casey Mears                                  181

Tony Raines                                   181

Jack Sprague                                 158

Larry Foyt                                       127

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           183    12

Ford                                   159      7

Dodge                                138      6

Pontiac                                92      1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  6

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 9/2/03)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Michael Waltrip              (#15)       912

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       854

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       849

 


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         4

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         3

 

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)       167

Hendrick Engines          (#24)       144

Scott Carriher                (#12)       135

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4


 

NEXT EVENT: Sept. 14, 2003Sylvania 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, N.H. (300 L) (317.4 M)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (9/8/03)

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