BASS PRO SHOPS MBNA 500
October 31, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 33

BASS PRO SHOPS MBNA 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.Oct. 31, 2004

1.54-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500.5 M – 325 L  Purse: $5,831,269

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           8          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              325                    185           *      5         $298,250      Running

 2           7            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       325                    180           *    10           238,500      Running

 3           4          99            Carl Edwards              World Financial Group Ford                              325                    170           *      5           180,117      Running

 4           2          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         325                    165           *      5           145,050      Running

 5         32            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              325                    160           *      5           137,275      Running

 6         21          30            Jeff Burton                  America Online Chevrolet                                 325                    150                               110,700      Running

 7         13          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               325                    146                               100,250      Running

 8         29          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    325                    142                                 99,325      Running

 9         15          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      324                    138                               130,063      Running

10          5          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           324                    134                                 95,735      Running

11        12            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                324                    130                               128,233      Running

12        43          21            Ricky Rudd                  Rent-a-Center Motorcraft Ford                         324                    127                               108,456      Running

13        16          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    324                    124                                 98,625      Running

14        40          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                324                    126           *      5           113,081      Running

15        20          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           324                    118                               111,742      Running

16        14          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              324                    115                               110,512      Running

17          1          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge                                      323                    117           *      5           138,092      Running

18        25          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Jasper Eng. & Trans./Kodak Dodge                  323                    109                                 85,225      Running

19        41          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            323                    106                               109,400      Running

20        19          18            Bobby Labonte            Wellbutrin XL™ Chevrolet                                 323                    103                               119,233      Running

21        35          43            Jeff Green                   Bugles Dodge                                                    322                    100                               101,050      Running

22        38          98            Bill Elliott                       McDonald’s Dodge                                            322                      97                                 70,700      Running

23        37          49            Ken Schrader              Red Baron Frozen Pizza Dodge                        321                      94                                 73,200      Running

24        31          23            Shane Hmiel                CAT Dodge                                                        321                      91                                 73,325      Running

25        17          14            John Andretti               VB/APlus at Sunoco Ford                                 320                      88                                 69,000      Running

26        11          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              320                      85                                 92,000      Running

27        36          11            J.J. Yeley                    MBNA Chevrolet                                                319                      82                                 67,400      Running

28        23          37            Kevin Lepage              Carter Racing Dodge                                         319                      79                                 66,800      Running

29        18          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        319                      76                                 80,150      Running

30        34            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Chevrolet                                             318                      73                                 69,500      Running

31        42            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           318                      70                                 93,100      Running

32        26          06            Travis Kvapil               Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    317                      67                                 66,175      Running

33          6            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        311                      64                               114,103      Accident

34        10          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              299                      61                               113,228      Running

35          9          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              296                      58                               101,478      Engine

36          3          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       262                      55                               104,883      Running

37        33            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet                                259                      52                                 65,400      Engine

38        27          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   225                      49                                 81,664      Running

39        24          50            Todd Bodine                U.S. Micro Dodge                                              222                      46                                 65,150      Handling

40        30          51            Tony Raines                Universal/Marathon Oil Products Chev             220                      43                                 65,025      Oil Leak

41        39          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 175                      40                               115,678      Engine

42        22          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Ford                                                       51                      37                                 84,790      Engine

43        28          84            Kyle Busch                  CarQuest Chevrolet                                            44                      34                                 64,909      Timing Belt

# 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: (15) Scott Riggs #10; Scott Wimmer #22; Kerry Earnhardt #33; Johnny Sauter #09; Hermie Sadler #02; Mike Wallace #4; Derrike Cope #94; Randy LaJoie #96; Greg Sacks #13; Larry Foyt #59; Kirk Shelmerdine #72; Morgan Shepherd #89; Andy Belmont #80; Larry Hollenbeck #62; Kenny Wallace #00.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 104,000, Jimmie Johnson won the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, posting his 13th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory and his third in a row. 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: #30 Jeff Burton (engine change); #21 Ricky Rudd (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 25 minutes, 54 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 145.847 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY: .293 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge (191.575 mph, 28.939 secs.)

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: Mark Martin, Viagra Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Mark Martin, Viagra Ford (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $30,000 at Phoenix.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Burton, America Online Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $50,000 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.

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:  Ricky Rudd, Rent-a-Center Motorcraft Ford

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Mark Martin, Viagra Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 cautions for 33 laps. 54-61 (Oil on Track); 138-142 (Car #18-Spin, Turn 2); 178-181 (Oil on Track); 287-293 (Oil on Track); 301-305 (Car #29-Stalled, Pit Road); 312-315 (Car #8-Accident, Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 16 lead changes among 7 drivers. Ryan Newman-pole, Joe Nemechek 1, Newman 2-49, Carl Edwards 50-53, Newman 54-63, Edwards 64-74, Mark Martin 75-115, Jimmie Johnson 116-119, Martin 120-178, Michael Waltrip 179, Martin 180-236, Johnson 237, Nemechek 238-239, Martin 240-309, Johnson 310-311, Kasey Kahne 312-315, Johnson 316-325.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Kurt Busch                       6052          (3)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson              5993          (7)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                      5980          (5)

 4 –Mark Martin                      5871          (1)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.            5954          (5)

 6 –Tony Stewart                   5907          (2)

 7 –Ryan Newman                 5866          (2)

 8 –Elliott Sadler                   5815          (2)

 9 –Matt Kenseth                   5795          (2)

10–Jeremy Mayfield              5736          (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                   304

Brendan Gaughan                          209

Brian Vickers                                   208

Scott Wimmer                                 203

Scott Riggs                                      193

Johnny Sauter                                 133

 

McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 1026/04)

                                      Car #        Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)      1140

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)      1129

Kurt Busch                     (#97)      1127

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         242      20

Ford                                 205        9

Dodge                              180        4

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          6

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          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)        15

Ryan Newman               (#12)          7

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)        11

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          5

Mark Martin                    (#  6)          3


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   8

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

Ryan Newman               (#12)          7

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)        184

Mark Cronquist               (#20)        168

Richie Gilmore              (#  8)        164

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          7

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          3

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)         3


 

NEXT EVENT: Nov. 7 – Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Havoline, Phoenix Int’l Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. (312 M) (312 L) (500 K)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (11/1/04)

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