Sylvania 300
September 19, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 27

Sylvania 300

NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Loudon, N.H.Sept. 19, 2004

1.058-Mile Flat Paved Oval

300 L – 317.4 M  Purse: $5,129,482

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           7          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               300                    190           *    10         $237,225      Running

 2           5          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 300                    170                               175,108      Running

 3           3            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        300                    170           *      5           155,158      Running

 4         12            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              300                    165           *      5           131,700      Running

 5         11          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    300                    160           *      5             92,400      Running

 6         25          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S.G. Sheetrock Chevrolet                              300                    150                               105,725      Running

 7           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              300                    151           *      5           116,478      Running

 8           6          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       300                    147           *      5           107,333      Running

 9         16          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                300                    143           *      5           103,956      Running

10        14          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              300                    139           *      5           109,778      Running

11          2          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              300                    135           *      5             86,800      Running

12        19          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            300                    127                               103,200      Running

13          8            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       300                    124                                 78,425      Running

14        17            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                300                    121                               108,533      Running

15        26          30            Jeff Burton                  America Online Chevrolet                                 300                    118                                 77,275      Running

16        33          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       300                    115                                 67,875      Running

17        35          32            Ricky Craven               Tide Chevrolet                                                   299                    112                                 89,650      Running

18        13          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           299                    109                               107,333      Running

19        31          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         299                    106                                 92,000      Running

20        21          99            Carl Edwards              Roush Racing Ford                                           299                    103                               100,817      Running

21        34          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        299                    100                                 78,125      Running

22        24          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               298                      97                                 72,800      Running

23        36          50            Todd Bodine                Yale Cancer Center Dodge                               298                      94                                 65,425      Running

24        23            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           298                      91                                 90,950      Running

25        29            0            Ward Burton                NetZero Chevrolet                                             298                      88                                 64,285      Running

26        30          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           298                      85                                 88,762      Running

27        15          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           297                      82                                 94,267      Running

28        20          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          297                      79                                 70,675      Running

29        18          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    296                      81           *      5             70,390      Running

30        32          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  296                      73                                 67,650      Running

31        42          02            Hermie Sadler              SCORE Motorsports Chevrolet                          295                      70                                 59,950      Running

32        22          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              293                      67                                 94,417      Running

33        10          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge                                      262                      69           *      5           105,902      Engine

34        41          09            Mike Wallace               Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                256                      61                                 59,725      Accident

35          9          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              251                      58                                 74,989      Running

36        27          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               207                      55                                 66,410      Accident

37        28          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Ford                                                 192                      52                                 84,306         Overheating

38        38            4            Jimmy Spencer            Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           121                      49                                 58,100 Suspension

39          4          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                                 83                      51           *      5           104,813      Accident

40        40          89            Morgan Shepherd       Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge               81                      43                                 57,950      Too Slow

41        39          98            Geoffrey Bodine         Mach 1 Racing Ford                                            50                      40                                 57,850      Ignition

42        37          72            Kirk Shelmerdine         Vote for Bush Ford                                             30                      37                                 57,800      Too Slow

43        43          80            Ted Christopher          Commercial Truck & Trailer Ford                         17                      34                                 57,959      Engine

# 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: (8) #37 Kevin Lepage, #1 Martin Truex, #33 Johnny Sauter, #13 Greg Sacks, #00 Ryan McGlynn, #46 Carl Long, #92 Tony Raines, #79 Stan Boyd.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 101,000, Kurt Busch won the Sylvania 300, posting his 11th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. No one dropped to the rear of the field. Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved into the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup - breaking a point tie with Busch based on his four victories to three for Busch.

 

TIME OF RACE:  2 hours, 53 minutes, 31 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 109.753 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.488 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  None, qualifying was rained out.

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford (Also, received $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $80,000 at Dover Int’l Speedway.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

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

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, U.S.G. Sheetrock Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 cautions for 30 laps. 18-21 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 1); 37-40 (Competition Caution); 65-70 (Car #16, 19, 20 & 31-Accident, Turn 2); 104-107 (Car #22-Accident, Turn 4); 114-116 (Car #31-Spin, Backstretch); 177-181 (Debris-Turn 2); 277-280 (Debris-Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 15 lead changes among 12 drivers. Jeff Gordon 1-11, Tony Stewart 12-27, J. Gordon 28-37, Kasey Kahne  38-65, Michael Waltrip 66-104, Casey Mears 105-111, Elliott Sadler 112-131, Kahne  132-134, Kurt Busch 135-183, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 184-185, Busch 186-255, Ryan Newman 256-259, Jamie McMurray 260, Kevin Harvick 261, Jimmie Johnson 262-264, Busch 265-300.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.           5210         (4)

 2 –Kurt Busch                      5210         (3)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                     5201         (5)

 4 –Matt Kenseth                   5200         (2)

 5 –Jimmie Johnson               5180         (4)

 6 –Elliott Sadler                     5172         (2)

 7 –Mark Martin                      5139         (1)

 8 –Tony Stewart                  5086         (2)

 9 –Ryan Newman                5074         (1)

10–Jeremy Mayfield              5068         (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  290

Brian Vickers                                  197

Scott Wimmer                                 193

Scott Riggs                                     184

Brendan Gaughan                          179

Johnny Sauter                                123

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                       6

Ryan Newman                                  5

Kasey Kahne                                    4

Casey Mears                                     2

Brian Vickers                                    2

5 drivers tied with one pole.


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                         193      15

Ford                                 171        9

Dodge                              149        3

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         4

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP

PLACES AWARD         Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)       122

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         62

Dale Jarrett                    (#88)         60

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       12

Ryan Newman              (#12)         5

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         3

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         8

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3


McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 9/14/04)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       941

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       914

Tony Stewart                (#20)       908

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)       12

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)       11

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         6

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Hendrick                        (#24)       162

Mark Cronquist              (#20)       143

Hendrick                        (#48)       123

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         7

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         3

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3


 

NEXT EVENT: Sept. 26 – MBNA America 400, 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. (9/20/04)

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