Texas Race Results
April 4, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE NO. 7

Samsung/RadioShack 500

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Fort Worth, TexasApril 4, 2004

1.5-Mile High-Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 334 L  Purse: $6,812,841

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         19          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       334                    185           *      5         $507,733      Running

 2           3            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              334                    180           *    10           335,550      Running

 3           9          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              334                    170           *      5           253,178      Running

 4           7            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        334                    165           *      5           227,653      Running

 5         10            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                334                    160           *      5           174,883      Running

 6         12          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               334                    155           *      5           147,050      Running

 7           6          41            Casey Mears               Fuji Film/Target Dodge                                       334                    146                               117,875      Running

 8         17          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      334                    142                               156,453      Running

 9           8          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              334                    138                               126,475      Running

10        26          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    334                    134                               114,150      Running

11        20          23            Dave Blaney                Batesville Speedway/BadBoyMowers Dodge  334                    130                               101,950      Running

12        13          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               333                    127                               107,950      Running

13        22          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench/Icebreakers Chevrolet          333                    124                               135,153      Running

14          5          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         333                    126           *      5           104,925      Running

15        24          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           332                    118                               121,712      Running

16        25          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 332                    115                               145,103      Running

17        28            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       332                    112                               100,425      Running

18        11          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           332                    109                               121,842      Running

19        39          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       332                    106                                 89,425      Running

20        41          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                332                    103                               124,981      Running

21        38          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        332                    105           *      5             87,375      Running

22        29          21            Ricky Rudd                  Keep It Genuine Ford                                        332                      97                               110,981      Running

23        18          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              331                      94                               119,537      Running

24        37          30    #      Johnny Sauter             America Online Chevrolet                                 331                      96           *      5             89,925      Running

25          1          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           330                      93           *      5           139,908      Running

26        14          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            330                      90           *      5           111,925      Running

27        23          99            Jeff Burton                  Roush Racing Ford                                           330                      82                               110,842      Running

28        40          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   330                      79                                 83,925      Running

29        42            4            Jimmy Spencer            Featherlight Luxury Coaches Chevrolet           328                      76                                 74,825      Running

30        35          14            Larry Foyt                   Smith ChryslerDodge/FtWorth HD Dodge          327                      73                                 74,175      Running

31          4          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          318                      70                                 79,775      Engine

32        27            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Hi-Speed Chevrolet                             304                      67                                 70,675      Running

33        32          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               294                      64                                 78,500      Accident

34        21          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              293                      61                                 76,475      Accident

35        33          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         290                      58                                 93,625      Engine

36          2          91            Bill Elliott                       Evernham Motorsports Dodge                          273                      60           *      5             72,350      Accident

37        31          50            Derrike Cope               Arnold Development Co. Dodge                        232                      52                                 65,125      Drive Shaft

38        16          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak Easy Share Dodge                                 230                      49                                 72,000      Engine

39        15          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  194                      46                               110,742      Accident

40        34          09            Johnny Benson           Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                              151                      43                                 63,750      Rear End

41        30            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/Delphi Chevrolet                                 119                      40                                 90,385      Engine

42        43          72            Kirk Shelmerdine         Freddie B’s Ford                                                    8                      37                                 63,525      Handling

43        36          98            Todd Bodine                Lucas Oil Ford                                                       5                      34                                 63,634      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (4) #84 Kyle Busch, #89 Morgan Shepherd, #80 Andy Hillenburg, #02 Andy Belmont.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 216,000, Elliott Sadler won the Samsung/RadioShack 500 - his second career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting positions to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #19 J. Mayfield (engine change); #22 S. Wimmer (engine change); #98 T. Bodine (engine change); #0 W. Burton (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 36 minutes, 30 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 138.845 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: .028 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, Interstate Batteries Chevrolet (193.903 mph, 27.849 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Bill Elliott, Evernham Motorsports Dodge

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $25,000 at Martinsville.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $50,000 at Martinsville Speedway.

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Dodge

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

CAUTION FLAGS:  7 cautions for 45 laps. 19-23 (Debris on backstretch); 119-124 (Debris in Turn 4); 197-204 (Car #12-Accident, Turn 4); 267-272 (Car #0-Spin, Backstretch); 277-283 (Car #91-Accident, Turn 3); 285-291 (Car #22, 19 & 25-Accident, Frontstretch); 296-301 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 24 lead changes among 12 drivers. Bobby Labonte-pole, Bill Elliott 1-19, Joe Nemechek 20, Kyle Petty 21, Rusty Wallace 22-23, Sterling Marlin 24-37, Elliott 38-44, Marlin 45-48, Kasey Kahne  49-81, Elliott Sadler 82, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 83-84, Johnny Sauter  85, Kahne  86-120, Kurt Busch 121, Kahne  122-124, Sadler 125-144, Kahne  145-181, Jeff Gordon 182, Earnhardt  183-184, Kahne  185-199, B. Labonte 200-204, Nemechek 205-236, Kahne  237-261, J. Gordon 262-307, Sadler 308-334.

 



TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Kurt Busch                      1032         (1)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                   1013         (2)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             997         (2)

 4 –Tony Stewart                    946         (0)

 5 –Elliott Sadler                       942         (1)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson                 923         (1)

 7 –Kasey Kahne                    902         (0)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                    897         (0)

 9 –Jeff Gordon                       891         (0)

10–Ryan Newman                  834         (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  102

Scott Wimmer                                   70

Brian Vickers                                    60

Johnny Sauter                                  60

Brendan Gaughan                            55

Scott Riggs                                       53

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                   48        4

Chevrolet                           43        3

Dodge                                42        0

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  3

Kasey Kahne                                    2

Greg Biffle                                         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

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         38

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         31

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 3/30/04)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       236

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       220

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       219

 

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         2

Robby Gordon               (#31)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         1

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Mark McArdle                (#  9)         54

Roush/Yates                 (#17)         47

Mark Cronquist              (#20)         40

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Bill Elliott                         (#91)         1


 

NEXT EVENT: April 18, 2004 – Advance Auto Parts 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. (500 L) (263 M)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (4/5/04)

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