THE FINAL SOUTHERN 500
November 14, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 35

MOUNTAIN DEW SOUTHERN 500

DARLINGTON RACEWAY

 

Darlington, S.C.Nov. 14, 2004

1.366-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 367 LPurse: $5,219,075

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           4          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              367                    185           *      5         $269,675      Running

 2           5            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       367                    175           *      5           190,825      Running

 3           2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              367                    175           *    10           185,403      Running

 4         11          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    367                    165           *      5           118,675      Running

 5         13            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              367                    155                               129,550      Running

 6           1          97            Kurt Busch                  Smirnoff Ice/Sharpie Ford                                 367                    155           *      5           103,275      Running

 7         24          99            Carl Edwards              World Financial Group Ford                              367                    146                               114,642      Running

 8         18          01            Joe Nemechek             USG Sheetrock Chevrolet                                 367                    147           *      5           102,625      Running

 9         15          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           367                    138                               115,958      Running

10        30            0            Mike Bliss                    NetZero Chevrolet                                             367                    134                                 86,750      Running

11          3            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        367                    130                               114,253      Running

12        20          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            367                    132           *      5           103,450      Running

13        21          30            Jeff Burton                  America Online Chevrolet                                 367                    124                                 78,600      Running

14        32          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         367                    121                                 95,025      Running

15        23          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              367                    123           *      5           100,562      Running

16        26          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 367                    115                                 93,731      Running

17          6          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      366                    112                               109,678      Running

18        16            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                365                    109                               106,058      Running

19        10          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              365                    106                                 88,150      Running

20          9          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 365                    108           *      5           113,603      Running

21        27          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               365                    100                                 71,700      Running

22        28          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               365                      97                                 83,975      Running

23          8          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       365                      94                                 98,683      Running

24        19          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           365                      96           *      5             69,550      Running

25        31          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           364                      88                                 86,437      Running

26        22          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    364                      85                                 70,575      Running

27        29          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  363                      82                                 67,375      Running

28        25            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           363                      79                                 85,500      Running

29        42          09    #      Johnny Sauter             Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                363                      76                                 58,050      Running

30        33          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       362                      73                                 55,875      Running

31        35          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   357                      70                                 71,514      Running

32        14          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              354                      67                                 90,728      Running

33        17          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                336                      64                                 91,756      Running

34          7          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL/Mobil 1 Dodge                                      330                      61                               101,517      Engine

35        34          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        300                      58                                 54,425      Accident

36        39          98            Randy LaJoie              Mach 1 Inc. Ford                                               262                      55                                 54,275      Engine

37        12          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           194                      52                                 84,992      Accident

38        37            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           180                      49                                 53,850      Oil Pump

39        38          50            Todd Bodine                Mesco Building Solutions Dodge                       143                      46                                 53,725      Accident

40        41          02            Hermie Sadler              East Tennesee Trailers Chevrolet                     130                      43                                 53,575      Handling

41        43          80            Mario Gosselin            Adesa Impact Ford                                              14                      40                                 53,450      Too Slow

42        36          72            Kirk Shelmerdine         Freddie B’s Ford                                                  14                      37                                 53,340      Too Slow

43        40          89            Morgan Shepherd       Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge               10                      34                                 53,454      Too Slow

# 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) Kevin Lepage #37, Derrike Cope #94, Carl Long #00, John Andretti #14, Travis Kvapil #06.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 70,000, Jimmie Johnson won the Mountain Dew Southern 500, posting his 14th 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: #38 Elliott Sadler (backup); #9 Kasey Kahne (backup car); #21 Ricky Rudd (backup car); #72 Kirk Shelmerdine (engine change) and #02 Hermie Sadler (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 0 minutes, 33 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 125.044 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY: .959 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  None, qualifying was rained out.

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: Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Mark Martin, Viagra Ford (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $10,000 at Miami.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Mike Bliss, NetZero Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $70,000 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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

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

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

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Mike Bliss, NetZero Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 47 laps. 83-87 (Car #32-Accident, Turn 2); 121-124 (Car #18-Spin, Turn 4); 145-150 (Car #50 & 15-Accident, Turn 4); 195-201 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 4); 250-253 (Debris on Track); 303-309 (Car #21 & 40-Accident, Turn 4); 331-340 (Oil on Track); 346-349 (Car #29-Stalled, Turn 3).

LAP LEADERS: 27 lead changes among 10 drivers. Kurt Busch 1, Jeff Gordon 2-19, Busch 20-26, Jimmie Johnson 27-61, Sterling Marlin 62, Joe Nemechek 63, Greg Biffle 64-65, Mark Martin 66-77, Johnson 78-82, Martin 83-95, Biffle 96-101, Johnson 102-112, Martin 113-117, Jamie McMurray 118-120, Martin 121, Robby Gordon 122-138, Johnson 139-145, Martin 146, Johnson 147-195, Martin 196, Matt Kenseth 197, J. Gordon 198-250, Martin 251-253, J. Gordon 254-337, Johnson 338-345, Busch 346, McMurray 347-358, Johnson 359-367.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Kurt Busch                       6346          (3)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson              6328          (8)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                      6325          (5)

 4 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.            6274          (6)

 5 –Mark Martin                      6264          (1)

 6 –Tony Stewart                   6161          (2)

 7 –Ryan Newman                 6102          (2)

 8 –Matt Kenseth                   5963          (2)

 9 –Elliott Sadler                   5963          (2)

10–Jeremy Mayfield              5942          (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                   346

Brendan Gaughan                          231

Brian Vickers                                   229

Scott Wimmer                                 226

Scott Riggs                                      219

Johnny Sauter                                 146

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 11/9/04)

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)      1194

Tony Stewart                 (#20)      1191

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)      1181

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         260      22

Ford                                 215        9

Dodge                              190        4

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          7

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          5

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD           Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)        122

Dale Jarrett                    (#88)          93

Robby Gordon               (#31)          78

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)        16

Ryan Newman               (#12)          7

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)        12

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          6

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          3


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   9

Jeff Gordon                                        6

Kasey Kahne                                     4

Jeremy Mayfield                                2

Casey Mears                                      2

Joe Nemechek                                   2

Brian Vickers                                      2

4 drivers tied with one pole.

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)        12

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)        11

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          8

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)        218

Richie Gilmore              (#  8)        190

Hendrick                         (#48)        178

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          8

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)         3


 

NEXT EVENT: Nov. 21 – Ford 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla. (400.5 M) (267 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (11/15/04)

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