Lowe's Motor Speedway Race Results
May 30, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 12

Coca-Cola 600

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C. – May 30, 2004

1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval

600 M – 400 L  Purse: $6,201,379

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              400                    190           *    10         $426,350      Running

 2         12          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                400                    170                               254,456      Running

 3         37          17            Matt Kenseth               Smirnoff Ice/DEWALT Ford                               400                    170           *      5           222,478      Running

 4         21          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    400                    165           *      5           145,800      Running

 5           4          38            Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree Ford                                                    400                    160           *      5           178,683      Running

 6         10            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        400                    155           *      5           152,053      Running

 7         14          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    400                    151           *      5           119,550      Running

 8         15          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    142                               120,700      Running

 9           6          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      400                    138                               137,678      Running

10        16            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                400                    134                               131,658      Running

11        32          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               400                    130                               107,380      Running

12        19            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    132           *      5           119,750      Running

13          9          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries/Shrek 2 Chevrolet              400                    124                               129,283      Running

14        13          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         398                    121                               107,050      Running

15          5          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               398                    118                                 95,850      Running

16        17            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Hi-Speed Chevrolet                             398                    115                                 83,650      Running

17        11          23            Dave Blaney                Whelen Dodge                                                   398                    112                                 82,450      Running

18        33          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           398                    109                               112,067      Running

19        25            1            John Andretti               Snap-On Chevrolet                                           398                    106                                 79,975      Running

20        20          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              397                    103                               112,487      Running

21        30          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           397                    100                                 86,025      Running

22        34          99            Jeff Burton                  RoundUp Ford                                                   397                      97                               110,517      Running

23        23          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              396                      94                               112,878      Running

24        26          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   396                      91                                 93,800      Running

25        28          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           395                      88                               100,087      Running

26        40          21            Ricky Rudd                  U.S. Air Force/Motorcraft Ford                         395                      85                                 99,756      Running

27          8          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Great American Bake Sale Dodge     395                      82                                 96,825      Running

28        29          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               394                      79                                 88,939      Running

29        24            4            Jimmy Spencer            Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet           394                      76                                 72,425      Running

30          3          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              393                      73                               120,678      Running

31        41          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       393                      70                                 71,650      Running

32        27          84            Kyle Busch                  CarQuest Chevrolet                                          393                      67                                 69,025      Running

33          7          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak Easy Share/Jasper Dodge                     392                      64                                 77,500      Running

34        38          50            Derrike Cope               Bennett Lane Winery Dodge                             391                      61                                 69,670      Running

35          2          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  390                      58                               120,417      Engine

36        18            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       387                      55                                 76,425      Running

37        35            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           385                      52                                 95,045      Running

38        42          45            Kyle Petty                    Krazy Kritters/GP/Brawny Dodge                     384                      49                                 68,185      Running

39        36          40            Sterling Marlin              U.S. Marine Corp./Coors Light Dodge               331                      46                               101,075      Rear End

40        39          30    #      Johnny Sauter             America Online Chevrolet                                 203                      43                                 75,965      Accident

41        43          02            Hermie Sadler              Zapf Creations Chevrolet                                  137                      40                                 67,855      Ignition

42        31          09            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                                73                      37                                 67,760      Handling

43        22          51            Kevin Lepage              negotiationsseminar.com Chevrolet                    56                      PE                                 67,642      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: (9) #7 Steve Park, #37 Todd Bodine, #46 Carl Long, #94 Stanton Barrett, #98 Geoffrey Bodine, #89 Morgan Shepherd, #78 Jeff Fultz, #72 Kirk Shelmerdine, #80 Andy Hillenburg.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 180,000 - Jimmie Johnson won the 45th running of the Coca-Cola 600, posting his eighth 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: #77 Brendan Gaughan (backup car); #31 Robby Gordon (drivers meeting); #0 Ward Burton (engine change); #40 Sterling Marlin (engine change) and #22 Scott Wimmer (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 12 minutes, 10 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 142.763 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution

BUSCH POLE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet (187.052 mph, 28.869 secs.) TRACK RECORD

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, Pedigree Ford (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $50,000 at Dover.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Michael Waltrip, NAPA Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $20,000 at Dover International Speedway.

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

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

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

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, Smirnoff Ice/DEWALT Ford

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 cautions for 37 laps. 161-166 (Car #30-Accident, Turn 2); 235-243 (Debris on Track); 338-344 (Car #1-Spin, Tri-oval); 350-355 (Debris on Track); 369-373 (Car #12 & 50-Accident, Turn 2); 395-397 (Oil on Track); 400 (Car #18-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 16 lead changes among 7 drivers. Jimmie Johnson 1-53, Elliott Sadler 54-58, Johnson 59-63, Sadler 64-71, Johnson 72-130, Sadler 131-145, Johnson 146-162, Sadler 163-175, Johnson 176-229, Casey Mears 230-231, Johnson 232-295, Kasey Kahne 296-300, Matt Kenseth 301, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 302-303, Johnson 304-368, Jamie McMurray 369-383, Johnson 384-400.

 



TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.           1798         (3)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               1793         (2)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                   1687         (2)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                     1654         (2)

 5 –Tony Stewart                  1587         (0)

 6 –Bobby Labonte                1554         (0)

 7 –Elliott Sadler                     1537         (1)

 8 –Kurt Busch                      1521         (1)

 9 –Ryan Newman                1500         (0)

10–Kevin Harvick                  1498         (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  158

Brian Vickers                                  116

Scott Wimmer                                 116

Brendan Gaughan                          115

Johnny Sauter                                108

Scott Riggs                                       95

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 5/18/04)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       425

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       396

Tony Stewart                (#20)       390

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kasey Kahne                                    3

Ryan Newman                                  3

6 drivers tied with one pole.

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                           85        7

Ford                                   74        4

Dodge                                69        1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         2

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)       108

Bobby Labonte              (#18)         46

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         31

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         6

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         3

Ryan Newman              (#12)         2


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         4

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         2

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         4

Jamie McMurray            (#42)         4

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Richie Gilmore               (#  8)         72

Roush/Yates                 (#17)         66

Hendrick                        (#24)         58

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2


 

NEXT EVENT: June 6, 2004 – MBNA 400 “A Salute to Heroes,” Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. (400 M) (400 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (6/1/04)

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