GFS Marketplace 400
August 22, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 23

GFS Marketplace 400

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Brooklyn, Mich.Aug. 22, 2004

2-Mile Banked Paved Oval

400 M - 200 L  Purse: $4,926,541

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         24          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/The Flash Ford                         200                    190           *    10         $190,180      Running

 2         13            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra/Batman Ford                                          200                    175           *      5           115,680      Running

 3         14          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           200                    165                               123,727      Running

 4         15          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    200                    165           *      5             93,695      Running

 5         11            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              200                    160           *      5           110,455      Running

 6           7          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie/Superman Ford                                    200                    155           *      5             89,540      Running

 7           2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              200                    151           *      5           119,968      Running

 8           5          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 200                    142                               117,343      Running

 9           4          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot/USA Olympics Chevrolet              200                    138                               112,493      Running

10        23          99            Carl Edwards              Green Lantern Ford                                          200                    134                               105,332      Running

11        10          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              200                    130                                 94,480      Running

12        28          30            Jeff Burton                  America Online Chevrolet                                 200                    127                                 80,640      Running

13        25          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         200                    124                                 90,865      Running

14        12          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL/Justice League Dodge                         200                    121                               109,507      Running

15        20          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            200                    118                               100,390      Running

16          8          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              200                    115                               101,093      Running

17        17          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                200                    117           *      5             97,421      Running

18        26          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               199                    114           *      5             85,565      Running

19        31          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           199                    111           *      5             89,352      Running

20        16          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    199                    103                                 76,215      Running

21          3            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        199                    100                               107,393      Running

22        22          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               199                      97                                 71,215      Running

23        34          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         199                      94                                 89,140      Running

24        27          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft/Wonder Woman Ford                      199                      91                                 88,646      Running

25        19          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              199                      88                                 95,827      Running

26          9          18            Bobby Labonte            Wellbutrin XL Chevrolet                                     199                      85                               104,098      Running

27        21            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s/Delphi Chevrolet                                 199                      87           *      5             88,575      Running

28        33          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       199                      79                                 61,175      Running

29        32          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        199                      76                                 66,879      Running

30        29            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Chevrolet                                             196                      73                                 58,915      Running

31        38            4            Jimmy Spencer            Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           195                      75           *      5             58,290      Running

32          6          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       179                      72           *      5             97,048      Running

33        30          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  157                      69           *      5             66,140      Engine

34        40          89            Morgan Shepherd       Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge             113                      61                                 58,960      Handling

35        35          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   111                      58                                 65,890      Clutch

36        18            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                109                      55                               101,673      Engine

37        37          72            Kirk Shelmerdine         Freddie B’s Ford                                                109                      52                                 57,790      Ignition

38        41          09            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                105                      49                                 57,690      Engine

39        43          80            Carl Long                     Commercial Truck & Trailer Ford                         98                      46                                 57,645      Rear End

40          1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                                81                      43                                 77,385      Engine

41        39          98            Derrike Cope               America’s Most Wanted Ford                              49                      40                                 57,550      Power Steering

42        42          02            Hermie Sadler              Zapf Creation Chevrolet                                      27                      37                                 57,510      Engine

43        36          50            Todd Bodine                Arnold Development Co. Dodge                          11                      34                                 56,822      Overheating

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

Report does not reflect $20,000 McDonald’s/PowerAde Drive-Thru Pit Championship Award, results compiled mid-week.

Failed to qualify: (8) #51 Kevin Lepage, #33 Kerry Earnhardt, #84 Kyle Busch, #00 Kenny Wallace, #11 J.J. Yeley, #35 Mike Wallace, #79 Stan Boyd, #37 Stanton Barrett.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Greg Biffle won the GFS Marketplace 400, posting 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: #5 Terry Labonte (engine change); #45 Kyle Petty (engine change) and #12 Ryan Newman (pre-green pit stop).

 

TIME OF RACE:  2 hours, 52 minutes, 35 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 139.063 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 8.216 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  None, qualifying was rained out.

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/The Flash Ford

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Greg Biffle, National Guard/The Flash Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/The Flash Ford (Also, received $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Burton, America Online Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/The Flash Ford

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

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/The Flash Ford

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/The Flash Ford

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/The Flash Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 33 laps. 4-6 (Car #9-Spin, Turn 2); 30-34 (Fluid on Backstretch); 46-49 (Debris in Turn 4); 52-54 (Debris on Track); 58-60 (Debris on Frontstretch); 72-74 (Car #80-Spin, Turn 2); 92-94 (Car #22-Spin, Backstretch); 99-101 (Car #97-Spin, Turn 2); 130-135 (Debris on Track).

LAP LEADERS: 25 lead changes among 13 drivers. Jimmie Johnson-pole, Jeff Gordon 1-30, Terry Labonte 31, J. Gordon 32-38, Kurt Busch 39-42, Greg Biffle 43-46, Scott Wimmer 47-49, Mark Martin 50, Biffle 51-55, Martin 56-72, Jimmy Spencer 73-75, Scott Riggs  76-80, Martin 81-82, Jamie McMurray 83-85, Martin 86-92, Brendan Gaughan 93-94, Elliott Sadler 95-103, Biffle 104-111, Martin 112-130, Michael Waltrip 131, Biffle 132-138, Kasey Kahne 139-143, Biffle 144-174, Kahne 175, Riggs 176-182, Biffle 183-200.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                     3254         (5)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               3186         (4)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.           3115         (3)

 4 –Tony Stewart                  3089         (2)

 5 –Matt Kenseth                   3018         (2)

 6 –Kurt Busch                      2909         (2)

 7 –Elliott Sadler                     2864         (1)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                  2832         (0)

 9 –Bobby Labonte                2799         (0)

10–Kasey Kahne                  2792         (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  264

Scott Wimmer                                 189

Brian Vickers                                  188

Brendan Gaughan                          170

Scott Riggs                                     167

Johnny Sauter                                123

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                       5

Kasey Kahne                                    4

Ryan Newman                                  4

Casey Mears                                     2

6 drivers tied with one pole.


McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 8/17/04)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       800

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       794

Tony Stewart                (#20)       774

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                         168      14

Ford                                 145        7

Dodge                              124        2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         3

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)       122

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         62

Dale Jarrett                    (#88)         60

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         9

Ryan Newman              (#12)         4

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         3


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         7

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)       12

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)       11

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Hendrick                        (#24)       160

Mark Cronquist              (#20)       143

Hendrick                        (#48)       108

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         3

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3


 

NEXT EVENT: August 28, 2004 – Sharpie 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (500 L) (266.5 M)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (8/25/04)

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