Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway
October 10, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 30

BANQUET 400

KANSAS SPEEDWAY

 

Kansas City, Kan.Oct. 10, 2004

1.5-Mile Paved Tri-Oval

267 L – 400.5 M  Purse: $5,696,382

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           1          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         267                    185           *      5         $310,725      Running

 2         12          21            Ricky Rudd                  Keep It Genuine” Ford                                     267                    175           *      5           208,896      Running

 3           6          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           267                    170           *      5           160,325      Running

 4         11          38            Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree/Wizard of Oz Ford                             267                    165           *      5           159,708      Running

 5           3          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    165           *    10           138,075      Running

 6         22          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Ford                                                     267                    155           *      5           111,825      Running

 7         10          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    267                    151           *      5           101,100      Running

 8           9          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           267                    147           *      5           119,917      Running

 9           8            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        267                    138                               135,678      Running

10        13          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak/Jasper/Wizard of Oz Dodge                  267                    134                                 94,475      Running

11        26          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                267                    130                               115,131      Running

12          2            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    132           *      5           110,450      Running

13        30          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              267                    124                               129,078      Running

14        24          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               267                    121                               121,228      Running

15        17          30            Jeff Burton                  America Online Chevrolet                                 267                    118                                 86,750      Running

16          5          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           267                    115                               118,733      Running

17        15          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 267                    112                               123,428      Running

18        36            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                267                    109                               115,883      Running

19        25          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               267                    106                                 83,150      Running

20        18            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       267                    103                                 84,400      Running

21        19            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           267                    105           *      5           100,500      Running

22        16          99            Carl Edwards              Roush Racing Ford                                           267                      97                               106,467      Running

23        31          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   267                      94                                 94,275      Running

24        38          23            Shane Hmiel                Bill Davis Racing Dodge                                    265                      91                                 71,650      Running

25        33            4            Jimmy Spencer            Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           265                      88                                 71,350      Running

26        14          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Wizard of Oz Chevrolet                     265                      85                                 95,437      Running

27        32          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       265                      82                                 69,650      Running

28        23          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              265                      79                               101,237      Running

29        27          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         262                      76                                 94,600      Running

30        35            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Chevrolet                                             255                      73                                 66,100      Running

31        21          41            Casey Mears               Target/Energizer Dodge                                    243                      75           *      5             75,900      Running

32          4          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              239                      67                                 85,000      Accident

33          7          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  223                      69           *      5           121,867      Accident

34        28          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            216                      61                                 98,725      Accident

35        29          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              160                      58                               100,378      Overheating

36        37          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               146                      55                                 80,789      Overheating

37        34          84            Kyle Busch                  CarQuest Chevrolet                                          136                      52                                 64,175      Accident

38        39          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                          88                      49                                 63,975      Handling

39        20          50            Todd Bodine                Arnold Development Co. Dodge                          66                      46                                 63,765      Steering Box

40        41          02            Hermie Sadler              SCORE Motorsports Chevrolet                            38                      43                                 63,550      Rear End

41        43          94            Stanton Barrett            AmericInn/Racer’s Edge Ford                             30                      40                                 63,355      Vibration

42        40          98            Larry Gunselman        Mach 1 Inc. Ford                                                 26                      37                                 63,170 Suspension

43        42          72            Kirk Shelmerdine         Vote for Bush Ford                                               3                      34                                 63,212      Clutch

# 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: (4) #75 Mike Garvey; #35 Mike Wallace; #00 Carl Long; #89 Morgan Shepherd.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 90,000, Joe Nemechek won the Banquet 400, posting his fourth career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. He became the 13th different race winner in 2004. 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: #02 Hermie Sadler (engine change); #72 Kirk Shelmerdine (engine change) and #94 Stanton Barrett (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 7 minutes, 39 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 128.058 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: .081 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, U.S. Army Chevrolet (180.156 mph, 29.974 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, U.S. Army Chevrolet

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Joe Nemechek, U.S. Army Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $15,000 at Charlotte.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $20,000 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, U.S. Army Chevrolet

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Brendan Gaughan, Kodak/Jasper/Wizard of Oz Dodge

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Joe Nemechek, U.S. Army Chevrolet

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

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 39 laps. 2-4 (Debris on Track); 17-19 (Car #99-Spin, Frontstretch); 142-150 (Debris on Track); 153-156 (Car #97 & 48-Accident, Backstretch); 198-203 (Car #41-Accident, Turn 2); 210-213 (Car #12-Spin, Frontstretch); 215-217 (Car #48-Accident, Backstretch); 242-245 (Car #9-Spin, Backstretch); 252-254 (Car #31-Spin, Turn 4).

LAP LEADERS: 24 lead changes among 12 drivers. Joe Nemechek 1-4, Jeremy Mayfield 5-16, Kasey Kahne 17-19, Mayfield 20-62, Greg Biffle 63-73, Mayfield 74, Ryan Newman 75-76, Ricky Rudd 77-78, Kurt Busch 79, Kahne 80-110, Biffle 111-130, Mayfield 131, Newman 132-137, Dale Jarrett 138-139, Kahne 140-143, Mayfield 144-158, Casey Mears 159-172, Biffle 173-195, Jarrett 196-197, Kahne 198, Terry Labonte 199, Biffle 200-209, Jamie McMurray 210-228, Elliott Sadler 229-230, Nemechek 231-267.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Kurt Busch                       5685          (3)

 2 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.            5656          (5)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                      5606          (5)

 4 –Elliott Sadler                   5542          (2)

 5 –Mark Martin                      5535          (1)

 6 –Tony Stewart                   5512          (2)

 7 –Matt Kenseth                   5505          (2)

 8 –Ryan Newman                 5453          (2)

 9 –Jimmie Johnson              5438          (4)

10–Jeremy Mayfield              5428          (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                   293

Brendan Gaughan                          202

Brian Vickers                                   200

Scott Wimmer                                 198

Scott Riggs                                      190

Johnny Sauter                                 123

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                        6

Ryan Newman                                   5

Kasey Kahne                                     4

Jeremy Mayfield                                2

Casey Mears                                      2

Joe Nemechek                                   2

Brian Vickers                                      2

4 drivers tied with one pole.


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points Wins

Chevrolet                         215      17

Ford                                 189        9

Dodge                              166        4

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          6

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          4

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD           Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)        122

Robby Gordon               (#31)          78

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          62

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)        14

Ryan Newman               (#12)          6

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          8

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          5

Mark Martin                    (#  6)          3


McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 10/5/04)

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)      1031

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)      1029

Kurt Busch                     (#97)      1020

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)        12

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)        11

Ryan Newman               (#12)          7

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)        165

Mark Cronquist               (#20)        155

Richie Gilmore              (#  8)        146

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          7

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         3


 

NEXT EVENT: Oct. 16 – UAW-GM Quality 500, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (500 M) (334 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (10/11/04)

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