Martinsville Race Results
April 18, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 8

Advance Auto Parts 500

MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

Martinsville, Va.April 18, 2004

.526-Mile Paved Oval

500 L – 263 M  Purse: $4,774,299

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         17            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                500                    185           *      5         $170,998      Running

 2         23          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           500                    170                               143,198      Running

 3           4            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    170           *      5           135,103      Running

 4           8          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              500                    165           *      5             99,975      Running

 5           3          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  500                    160           *      5           113,242      Running

 6           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              500                    160           *    10           141,403      Running

 7           2          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    500                    146                                 80,725      Running

 8         29          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 500                    142                               113,728      Running

 9         18          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            500                    138                               100,300      Running

10        25          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           500                    134                                 99,117      Running

11          7          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               500                    130                                 80,100      Running

12          9          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       500                    127                                 98,408      Running

13        35          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               500                    124                                 78,900      Running

14        30          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      500                    121                               105,753      Running

15        39          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                500                    118                                 95,706      Running

16        32          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   500                    115                                 88,350      Running

17        11          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak Easy Share Dodge                                 500                    112                                 70,450      Running

18        31          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        500                    109                                 76,725      Running

19          5          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              500                    106                                 97,403      Running

20        14          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 499                    103                                 88,581      Running

21        15            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              499                    105           *      5             91,050      Running

22          6            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Hi-Speed Chevrolet                             499                      97                                 60,425      Running

23        28            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           498                      94                                 87,800      Running

24        33          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         498                      91                                 82,775      Running

25        27          99            Jeff Burton                  Team Caliber Racing Ford                                 497                      88                                 93,417      Running

26        37          02            Hermie Sadler              TheFanZcar Chevrolet                                      497                      85                                 56,050      Running

27        20          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         496                      82                                 80,035      Running

28        13          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           495                      79                                 83,922      Running

29        16          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               494                      76                                 76,950      Running

30        21          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              493                      73                                 91,012      Running

31        22          30    #      Johnny Sauter             America Online Chevrolet                                 493                      70                                 66,175      Running

32        42          89            Morgan Shepherd       Voyles/Carter Dispos-all Dodge                        492                      67                                 55,050      Running

33        40          50            Derrike Cope               Arnold Development Co. Dodge                        491                      64                                 55,750      Running

34        19            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       469                      61                                 65,200      Running

35        24          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          445                      58                                 62,650      Running

36        10          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              390                      55                                 70,989      Running

37        12          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    366                      52                                 54,550      Running

38        34            4            Jimmy Spencer            Featherlite Custom Trailers Chevrolet               272                      49                                 54,500      Engine

39        43          98            Todd Bodine                Lucas Oil Ford                                                   151                      46                                 54,440      Brakes

40        26          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       118                      43                                 54,365      Accident

41        36          94            Stanton Barrett            W.W. Motorsports Chevrolet                               65                      40                                 54,315      Brakes

42        41          80            Andy Hillenburg           Commercial Truck & Trailer Ford                           4                      37                                 54,265      Accident

43        38          09            Joe Ruttman                Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                                  2                      34                                 53,566      Brakes

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

Failed to qualify: (1) #72 Kirk Shelmerdine.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 91,000, Rusty Wallace won the Advance Auto Parts 500, posting his 55th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. He ended a 105-race winless streak that dated to California in 2001. On Lap 290 the race was red-flagged (1 hour, 17 minutes, 28 seconds) to repair the track surface. 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: #99 Jeff Burton (backup car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 51 minutes, 29 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 68.169 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.538-second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (93.502 mph, 20.252 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Rusty Wallace, Miller Lite Dodge

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $30,000 at Talladega.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $60,000 at Talladega Superspeedway.

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC Chevrolet

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Rusty Wallace, Miller Lite Dodge

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 105 laps. 7-22 (Car #80-Accident, Turn 3); 27-31 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 4); 120-127 (Car #49-Accident, Frontstretch); 162-169 (Car #10-Spin, Frontstretch); 215-223 (Car #77-Accident, Turn 3); 270-277 (Car #19-Accident, Turn 2); 285-301 (Car #15 & 4-Accident, Turn 3); 372-380 (Car #89 & 9-Accident, Turn 4); 415-422 (Car #22-Accident, Turn 4); 430-439 (Car #29-Accident, Turn 4); 457-463 (Car #50, 29 & 32-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 10 lead changes among 6 drivers. Jeff Gordon 1-48, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 49-65, J. Gordon 66-117, Jimmie Johnson 118-163, Ryan Newman 164-179, Johnson 180-192, J. Gordon 193-272, Kasey Kahne  273, Earnhardt Jr. 274-410, Johnson 411-455, Rusty Wallace 456-500.


 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.           1167         (2)

 2 –Kurt Busch                      1162         (1)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                   1155         (2)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson               1088         (1)

 5 –Elliott Sadler                     1069         (1)

 6 –Tony Stewart                  1067         (0)

 7 –Jeff Gordon                     1051         (0)

 8 –Rusty Wallace                 1010         (1)

 9 –Kasey Kahne                  1007         (0)

10–Kevin Harvick                  1003         (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  111

Scott Wimmer                                   77

Brian Vickers                                    71

Johnny Sauter                                  66

Brendan Gaughan                            65

Scott Riggs                                       61

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                   52        4

Dodge                                51        1

Chevrolet                           49        3

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  3

Kasey Kahne                                    2

Greg Biffle                                         1

Jeff Gordon                                       1

Bobby Labonte                                  1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Tony Stewart                (#20)         2

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         88

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         31

Robby Gordon               (#31)         25

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 4/6/04)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       269

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       262

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       260

 

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         3

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         2

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Roush/Yates                 (#17)         55

Mark McArdle                (#  9)         54

Richie Gilmore               (#  8)         52

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Bill Elliott                         (#91)         1

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         1


 

NEXT EVENT: April 25, 2004 – Aaron’s 499, 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. (4/19/04)

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