Sharpie 500
August 28, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 24

Sharpie 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Bristol, Tenn.Aug. 28, 2004

.533-Mile High-Banked Concrete Oval

500 L – 266.5 M  Purse: $5,820,438

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         30            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    190           *    10         $322,443      Running

 2           4          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  500                    170                               213,887      Running

 3         11          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              500                    170           *      5           169,590      Running

 4         15          30            Jeff Burton                  America Online Chevrolet                                 500                    165           *      5           128,280      Running

 5           8          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       500                    155                               142,158      Running

 6           3          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            500                    150                               132,115      Running

 7           5          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    500                    151           *      5           101,715      Running

 8         24          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Retractable Ford                                  499                    142                               107,515      Running

 9         23          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 499                    138                               134,168      Running

10        14          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           499                    139           *      5           119,232      Running

11        10          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          499                    130                                 92,165      Running

12        18          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              499                    127                               114,152      Running

13          7            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       499                    124                                 91,440      Running

14          1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              498                    126           *      5           135,118      Running

15        12            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           498                    118                               109,335      Running

16        19          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           498                    120           *      5           121,468      Running

17        39          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           497                    112                               111,522      Running

18        16            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Chevrolet                                             497                    109                                 79,075      Running

19          6          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               497                    106                               121,528      Running

20        20          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               497                    103                                 87,835      Running

21          2            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              496                    100                               107,535      Running

22          9          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              496                      97                               101,510      Running

23        40          50            Todd Bodine                Arnold Development Co. Dodge                        495                      99           *      5             76,785      Running

24        21          29            Kevin Harvick              RealTree/GM Goodwrench Chevrolet               494                      91                               110,963      Running

25        28          00            Kenny Wallace            Aaron’s Chevrolet                                             493                      88                                 71,740      Running

26        13            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                490                      90           *      5           114,248      Running

27        36          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                481                      87           *      5           105,961      Running

28        41          09            Mike Wallace               Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                              468                      79                                 72,595      Running

29        27          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         462                      76                                 98,635      Running

30        22          41            Casey Mears               Energizer Dodge                                               433                      73                                 87,675      Accident

31        38            4            Jimmy Spencer            Food City Supreme Clean Chevrolet                 430                      70                                 72,065      Running

32        26          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       418                      67                                 71,455      Running

33        25          99            Carl Edwards              RoundUp Ford                                                   386                      64                               103,187      Accident

34        35          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   373                      61                                 89,735      Accident

35        17          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  313                      58                                 76,615      Accident

36        34          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               268                      55                                 87,005      Accident

37        31          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        150                      52                                 76,759      Accident

38        42          98            Derrike Cope               America’s Most Wanted Ford                            121                      49                                 68,250      Brakes

39        33          51            Tony Raines                Marathon Oil/Chase Chevrolet                            88                      46                                 68,125      Accident

40        32          21            Ricky Rudd                  “Keep It Genuine” Ford                                       64                      43                                 94,056      Accident

41        43          89            Morgan Shepherd       Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge               49                      40                                 67,875      Handling

42        37          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                           31                      37                                 75,755      Accident

43        29          37            Kevin Lepage              Carter’s Royal Dispos-all Dodge                         11                      34                                 67,862      Vibration

# 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: (5) #02 Hermie Sadler, #52 Stanton Barrett, #72 Brad Teague, #80 Tony Ave, #08 Ryan McGlynn.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Sharpie 500, posting his 13th 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: #48 – Jimmie Johnson (backup car); #15 – Michael Waltrip (backup car). Additionally, #37 – Kevin Lepage dropped to the rear of the field on his own.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 0 minutes, 36 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 88.538 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 4.390 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (128.520 mph, 14.930 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet (Also, received $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

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 Bristol Motor Speedway.

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

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Scott Riggs, Valvoline Chevrolet

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Scott Riggs, Valvoline Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 63 laps. 21-24 (Car #4-Accident, Backstretch); 34-40 (Car #22 & 01-Accident, Turn 1); 58-61 (Car #21 & 09-Accident, Backstretch); 84-88 (Car #32-Spin, Turn 4); 90-98 (Car #17, 45, 49, 51 & 77-Accident, Frontstretch); 328-337 (Debris); 359-363 (Debris); 366-373 (Car #31, 88, 43, 20, 32 & 40-Accident, Turn 2); 389-399 (Car #2, 18, 9, 99 & 20-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 18 lead changes among 10 drivers. Jeff Gordon 1-57, Rusty Wallace 58-63, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 64-104, R. Wallace 105-118, Earnhardt Jr. 119-131, R. Wallace 132-190, Earnhardt Jr. 191-215, Jamie McMurray 216-223, J. Gordon 224-226, Dale Jarrett 227, Jeff Burton 228, Michael Waltrip 229-235, Bobby Labonte 236, Todd Bodine 237-239, Earnhardt Jr. 240-355, Jimmie Johnson 356-375, Earnhardt Jr. 376-390, J. Burton 391-415, Earnhardt Jr. 416-500.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                     3380         (5)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               3356         (4)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.           3305         (4)

 4 –Tony Stewart                  3195         (2)

 5 –Matt Kenseth                   3156         (2)

 6 –Kurt Busch                      3051         (2)

 7 –Elliott Sadler                     3019         (1)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                  2923         (0)

 9 –Bobby Labonte                2919         (0)

10–Ryan Newman                2918         (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  265

Brian Vickers                                  191

Scott Wimmer                                 190

Scott Riggs                                     172

Brendan Gaughan                          172

Johnny Sauter                                123

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                       6

Kasey Kahne                                    4

Ryan Newman                                  4

Casey Mears                                     2

6 drivers tied with one pole.


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                         177      15

Ford                                 149        7

Dodge                              130        2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         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)       10

Ryan Newman              (#12)         4

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         3

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         8

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2


McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 8/24/04)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       827

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       817

Tony Stewart                (#20)       811

 

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)       162

Mark Cronquist              (#20)       143

Hendrick                        (#48)       121

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         3

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3


 

NEXT EVENT: September 5, 2004 – Pop Secret 500, Calfornia Speedway, Fontana, Calif. (500 M) (250 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (8/30/04)

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