Las Vegas Race Results
March 7th, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE NO. 3

UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Las Vegas, Nev.March 7, 2004

1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval

400.5 M – 267 L  Purse: $6,011,590

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         25          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 267                    190           *    10         $458,828      Running

 2           1            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    175           *      5           260,775      Running

 3         19          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      267                    170           *      5           219,603      Running

 4           4          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    267                    160                               150,925      Running

 5         27            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       267                    155                               127,875      Running

 6         11          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       267                    150                               131,808      Running

 7         13          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    267                    146                               117,050      Running

 8           7          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           267                    142                               136,583      Running

 9           2          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               267                    143           *      5           108,500      Running

10        21            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                267                    134                               129,108      Running

11        29          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           267                    130                               120,492      Running

12        32          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        267                    127                               101,275      Running

13        28          99            Jeff Burton                  Pennzoil Ford                                                    267                    129           *      5           119,417      Running

14          6          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    121                               104,950      Running

15        20          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              267                    118                               128,128      Running

16        12          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              267                    120           *      5             98,050      Running

17        37            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           267                    112                               107,600      Running

18        23          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            266                    109                               112,750      Running

19        38          01            Joe Nemechek             USG Sheetrock Chevrolet                                 266                    106                                 97,150      Running

20        10          91            Bill Elliott                       UAW/DaimlerChrysler/NTC Dodge                    266                    103                                 76,200      Running

21        16          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              266                    105           *      5           112,328      Running

22          8          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak Easy Share Dodge                                 266                      97                                 83,450      Running

23          3          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet                 266                      94                                 83,275      Running

24        30          30    #      Johnny Sauter             AOL/IMAX NASCAR 3D Chevrolet                    266                      91                                 73,250      Running

25        17          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   265                      93           *      5             89,039      Running

26        34            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Hi-Speed Chevrolet                             265                      85                                 70,750      Running

27          5          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  265                      82                               114,117      Running

28        33          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 264                      79                                 92,306      Running

29        15          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           264                      81           *      5             91,237      Running

30        22          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              264                      73                               101,487      Running

31        36          09            Johnny Benson           Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                              263                      70                                 65,600      Running

32        31          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       263                      67                                 65,400      Running

33        40          50            Derrike Cope               redneckjunk.com Dodge                                    262                      64                                 66,125      Running

34        24          43            Jeff Green                   Lucky Charms Dodge                                        200                      61                                 91,250      Accident

35        26            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        196                      58                               111,978      Handling

36        35            4            Kevin Lepage              YOKE TV.com Chevrolet                                   182                      55                                 64,600      Engine

37        14          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                163                      57           *      5           100,431      Accident

38        41          02            Carl Long                     RacingJunk.com Pontiac                                   145                      49                                 64,175      Oil Leak

39        39          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                                 37                      46                                 71,975      Engine

40          9          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                             23                      43                                 71,750      Engine

41        18          84            Kyle Busch                  CarQuest Chevrolet                                            11                      40                                 63,555      Accident

42        43          89            Morgan Shepherd       Voyles/Carter’s Royal Disposal Dodge                 9                      37                                 63,375      Overheating

43        42          72            Kirk Shelmerdine         TUCSON/Freddie B’s Ford                                     8                      34                                 63,413      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (1) #98 Larry Gunselman.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 148,000, Matt Kenseth won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, posting his ninth NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and his second consecutive at Las Vegas. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers dropped from their original starting positions, to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #24 J. Gordon (engine change), #0 W. Burton (engine change), #50 Cope (engine change) and #4 Lepage (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 6 minutes, 35 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 128.790 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.426 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge (174.904 mph, 30.874 secs.) TRACK RECORD

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford (Also collects $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning the race.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford ($30,000)

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

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

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 cautions for 37 laps. 40-45 (Oil on Track); 88-92 (Car #12-Accident, Turn 4); 138-142 (Car #43-Accident, Turn 2); 166-172 (Car #15-Accident, Turn 4), 184-192 (Oil on Track), 202-206 (Debris on Track).

LAP LEADERS: 18 lead changes among 10 drivers. Kasey Kahne-pole, Kurt Busch 1-4, Kahne 5-35, Jimmie Johnson 36-40, Scott Riggs 41, Kahne 42-53, Tony Stewart 54-88, Ricky Craven 89, Stewart 90-94, Matt Kenseth 95-138, Michael Waltrip 139, Kenseth 140-168, Stewart 169-172, Kenseth 173-184, Jeff Burton 185, Kevin Harvick 186-201, Stewart 202, Harvick 203-229, Kenseth 230-267.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                     523            (2)

 2 –Tony Stewart                    435            (0)

 3 –Elliott Sadler                       405            (0)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                       404            (0)

 5 –Kurt Busch                        400            (0)

 6 –Kevin Harvick                    399            (0)

 7 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             398            (1)

 8 –Kasey Kahne                    385            (0)

 9 –Jamie McMurray                385            (0)

10–Casey Mears                     367            (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                    46

Scott Wimmer                                   34

Johnny Sauter                                  27

Brendan Gaughan                            27

Brian Vickers                                    24

Scott Riggs                                       21

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Ford                                     22      2

Dodge                                  18      0

Chevrolet                             17      1

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Greg Biffle                                         1

Kasey Kahne                                    1

Ryan Newman                                  1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         46

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         31

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 2/26/04)

                                      Car #       Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         85

Ricky Rudd                    (#21)         80

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         77

 

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         1

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Scott Wimmer                (#22)         1

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         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

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1


NEXT EVENT: March 14, 2004 – Golden Corral 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. (500.5 M) (325 L)

 

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/16/04)

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