Daytona Race Results
February 15th, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE NO. 1

Daytona 500

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Daytona Beach, Fla.Feb. 15, 2004

2.5-Mile High-Banked Paved Tri-Oval

500 M – 200 L  Purse: $16,003,785

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts             Won            Status

 1           3            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        200                    185           *      5      $1,495,070      Running

 2           5          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      200                    180           *    10        1,096,165      Running

 3         26          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               200                    170           *      5           758,839      Running

 4         10          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              200                    165           *      5           610,792      Running

 5           6          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              200                    160           *      5           472,189      Running

 6         14          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         200                    150                               358,839      Running

 7           2          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       200                    146                               358,772      Running

 8         39          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              200                    147           *      5           318,490      Running

 9         12          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 200                    143           *      5           307,917      Running

10        31          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           200                    134                               279,529      Running

11        13          18            Bobby Labonte            Passion of the Christ/Interstate Chevrolet        200                    130                               278,445      Running

12          1          16            Greg Biffle                   U.S. Army National Guard Ford                         200                    127                               249,312      Running

13        29            1            John Andretti               Post/Maxwell House Coffee Chevrolet             200                    129           *      5           235,287      Running

14        25          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    200                    121                               235,087      Running

15        23          23            Dave Blaney                Whelen Dodge                                                   200                    118                               232,762      Running

16        15          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Ford                                                     199                    115                               236,887      Running

17        19            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Hi-Speed Chevrolet                             199                    112                               218,912      Running

18        16          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 199                    109                               246,020      Running

19        17          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak Easy Share/Eckerd Drugs Dodge          199                    106                               225,887      Running

20        38            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           199                    108           *      5           245,812      Running

21        33          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        198                    105           *      5           226,127      Running

22        43          33            Mike Skinner                Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        198                      97                               213,813      Running

23        28          32            Ricky Craven               Tide/Mr Clean AutoDry Chevrolet                      198                      94                               225,339      Running

24        40            7            Jimmy Spencer            Johnny Cat Dodge                                             198                      91                               223,513      Running

25        22          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              195                      88                               222,889      Running

26        21          30    #      Johnny Sauter             America Online Chevrolet                                 193                      85                               213,687      Running

27        24          09            Johnny Benson           Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                177                      82                               210,414      Accident

28        41          14            Larry Foyt                   LPGA Dodge                                                     176                      79                               212,487      Running

29        18            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                154                      76                               245,572      Running

30        42          50            Derrike Cope               Thrifty/Melling Engine Parts Dodge                    153                      73                               207,962      Running

31        20          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  149                      70                               255,056      Running

32        32            4            Kevin Lepage              YOKE TV.com Chevrolet                                   132                      67                               207,488      Running

33        34          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         110                      64                               232,087      Accident

34        36          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           109                      61                               231,328      Accident

35        30          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                                78                      58                               241,230      Accident

36          7          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                      75                      55                               224,137      Accident

37          4          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                              75                      52                               254,714      Accident

38          9          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                  70                      49                               246,193      Accident

39        35          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet                   70                      46                               211,888      Accident

40        37          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                         59                      43                               203,438      Accident

41        27            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                42                      40                               231,887      Engine

42        11          99            Jeff Burton                  NBA All-Star Game on TNT Ford                         25                      37                               239,554      Engine

43          8            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                           7                      34                               216,997      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) #90 Andy Hillenburg, #72 Kirk Shelmerdine.

Race Comments: Before a sellout crowd that included the President of the United States, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 46th annual Daytona 500 - the inaugural NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event. It was the third time that a sitting president had attended a NASCAR race. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting position to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #16 - Biffle (Engine Change); #12 - Newman (Engine Change); #10 - Riggs (Backup); #32 - Craven (Engine Change); #50 Cope - (Engine Change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 11 minutes, 53 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 156.345 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: .273 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, U.S. Army National Guard Ford (188.387 mph, 47.774 secs.)

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

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

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Scott Wimmer, Caterpillar Dodge

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Scott Wimmer, Caterpillar Dodge

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, Home Depot Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 23 laps. 8-11(Oil on Track); 34-38 (Car #50 & 10-Accident, Turn 4); 60-64 (Car #43, 49 & 2-Accident, Backstretch); 72-80 (Car #1, 4, 5, 10, 12, 15, 25, 30, 31, 40, 42 & 09-Accident, Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 28 lead changes among 10 drivers. Greg Biffle (Pole), Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1-29, Kevin Harvick 30-35, Tony Stewart 36-39, Jimmie Johnson 40-41, Stewart 42-43, Johnson 44-52, Earnhardt  53-58, Stewart 59, Earnhardt 60, Stewart 61-71, Earnhardt 72, Kyle Petty 73-77, Jeff Gordon 78-84, Stewart 85-104, Johnson 105-107, Matt Kenseth 108, John Andretti 109, Stewart 110-136, J. Gordon 137, Kenseth 138, Johnson 139, Terry Labonte 140, Stewart 141-168, Earnhardt 169, Johnson 170, Scott Wimmer 171-175, Stewart 176-180, Earnhardt 181-200.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             185          (1)

 2 –Tony Stewart                    180            (0)

 3 –Scott Wimmer                    170            (0)

 4 –Kevin Harvick                    165            (0)

 5 –Jimmie Johnson                 160            (0)

 6 –Joe Nemechek                   150            (0)

 7 –Jeff Gordon                       147            (0)

 8 –Elliott Sadler                       146            (0)

 9 –Matt Kenseth                     143            (0)

10–Dale Jarrett                        134            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Scott Wimmer                                   19

Brendan Gaughan                            10

Johnny Sauter                                    9

Scott Riggs                                         8

Brian Vickers                                      7

Kasey Kahne                                      6

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                               9      1

Dodge                                    6      0

Ford                                       4      0

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Greg Biffle                                         1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         31

 

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Scott Wimmer                (#22)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Mark Cronquist              (#20)         19

Richie Gilmore               (#  8)         16

Terry Elledge                 (#22)         13

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1


 

 

NEXT EVENT: Feb. 22, 2004 – Subway 400, North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, N.C. (400 M) (393 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (2/19/04)

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