Bristol Race Results
March 28, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE NO. 6

Food City 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Bristol, Tenn.March 28, 2004

.533-Mile High-Banked Concrete Oval

500 L – 266.5 M  Purse: $5,293,316

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         13          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Ford                                                     500                    190           *    10         $173,965      Running

 2           4            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                500                    175           *      5           141,878      Running

 3         14          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              500                    165                               131,978      Running

 4         17          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            500                    165           *      5           135,125      Running

 5         23          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 500                    155                               136,098      Running

 6         19          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       500                    150                                 77,945      Running

 7           1          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  500                    151           *      5           124,862      Running

 8           6          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    500                    142                                 87,095      Running

 9           2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              500                    138                               120,168      Running

10          8          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                500                    134                               110,796      Running

11        18            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    135           *      5           118,748      Running

12          3          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Jackson Hewitt Ford                500                    132           *      5             84,890      Running

13        20          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               500                    124                               102,440      Running

14          9          38            Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree/M&M’s Ford                                        500                    121                               103,273      Running

15        10          30    #      Johnny Sauter             America Online Chevrolet                                 500                    123           *      5             83,090      Running

16        11          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              500                    120           *      5             90,215      Running

17        16          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              500                    112                                 96,565      Running

18        33            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           500                    109                               100,065      Running

19        32          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              500                    111           *      5           104,792      Running

20          7          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak/Punisher Dodge                                      500                    103                                 81,900      Running

21        30          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           500                    100                               104,557      Running

22        25          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   499                      97                                 93,390      Running

23        21            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       499                      94                                 81,045      Running

24        12          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      498                      96           *      5           115,518      Running

25        36          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        498                      88                                 82,570      Running

26        37          50            Derrike Cope               Arnold Development Co. Dodge                        497                      85                                 68,440      Running

27        26          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         496                      82                                 87,694      Running

28        39            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Hi-Speed Chevrolet                             496                      79                                 71,150      Running

29        29          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         496                      76                                 94,285      Running

30        35            4            Kevin Lepage              Food City Chevrolet                                           495                      73                                 70,685      Running

31        42          02            Hermie Sadler              East Tennessee Trailers Pontiac                      490                      70                                 66,890      Running

32        38          94            Stanton Barrett            AmericInn Chevrolet                                          453                      67                                 66,845      Accident

33        27          18            Bobby Labonte            Wellbutrin XL (bupropion HCl) Chevrolet           428                      64                               112,808      Running

34        28          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Harlem Globetrotters Chevrolet         404                      61                                 91,922      Accident

35        22          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               377                      58                                 74,690      Running

36        24          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    331                      55                                 66,645      Running

37        15          21            Ricky Rudd                  Rent-A-Center/Motorcraft Ford                         166                      52                                 92,666      Accident

38        31          99            Jeff Burton                  Roush Racing Ford                                           138                      49                                 99,977      Too Slow

39        34          98            Geoffrey Bodine         Lucas Oil Ford                                                     59                      46                                 66,505      Brakes

40          5            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                57                      43                                 96,315      Accident

41        41          72            Kirk Shelmerdine         Freddie B’s Ford                                                    7                      40                                 66,390      Handling

42        40          09            Joe Ruttman                Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                    4                      37                                 66,335      Rear End

43        43          80            Andy Hillenburg           Commercial Truck & Trailer Ford                           4                      34                                 65,656      Brakes

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

Failed to qualify: (1) #89 Morgan Shepherd.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Kurt Busch won the Food City 500 – his ninth career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory and his third straight at Bristol. 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: #31 R. Gordon (engine change) and #50 Cope (backup).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 13 minutes, 34 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 82.607 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: .428 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (128.313 mph, 14.954 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Sharpie Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Sharpie Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Sterling Marlin, Coors Light Dodge (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $20,000 at Texas.)

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

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

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Sharpie Ford

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Sharpie Ford

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Sharpie Ford

CAUTION FLAGS:  11 cautions for 85 laps. 59-65 (Car #9 & 42-Accident, Turn 1); 68-73 (Debris on Track); 102-110 (Car #29, 99 & 18-Accident, Turn 3); 169-178 (Car #41 & 21-Accident, Backstretch); 202-209 (Car #31-Spin, Turn 2); 381-394 (Car #4-Spin, Turn 4); 408-413 (Car #43 & 10-Accident, Backstretch); 432-437 (Car #8-Spin Turn 2); 464-472 (Car #94-Accident, Turn 2); 483-487 (Car #77-Spin, Frontstretch); 494-498 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 13 lead changes among 10 drivers. Ryan Newman 1-25, Rusty Wallace 26-81, Tony Stewart 82-106, Greg Biffle 107-149, R. Wallace 150-172, Biffle 173-187, R. Wallace 188-203, Robby Gordon 204, Sterling Marlin 205-276, R. Wallace 277-281, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 282-372, Johnny Sauter 373, Jimmie Johnson 374-381, Kurt Busch 382-500.

 



TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                     898            (2)

 2 –Kurt Busch                        877            (1)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             857            (2)

 4 –Tony Stewart                    804            (0)

 5 –Ryan Newman                  788            (0)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson                 785            (1)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                    773            (0)

 8 –Jeremy Mayfield                764            (0)

 9 –Elliott Sadler                       757            (0)

10–Sterling Marlin                    727            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                    82

Scott Wimmer                                   63

Johnny Sauter                                  52

Brian Vickers                                    50

Brendan Gaughan                            49

Scott Riggs                                       44

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           39        3

Ford                                   39        3

Dodge                                36        0

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                  3

Kasey Kahne                                    2

Greg Biffle                                         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 3/23/04)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)       194

Tony Stewart                (#20)       184

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       183

 

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         3

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         2

Robby Gordon               (#31)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         1

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4

Sterling Marlin                (#40)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Roush/Yates                 (#17)         47

Mark McArdle                (#  9)         34

Mark Cronquist              (#20)         32

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         1

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         1


 

NEXT EVENT: April 4, 2004 – Samsung/RadioShack 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (500 M) (334 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/29/04)

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