Pop Secret 500
September 5, 2004


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 25

Pop Secret 500

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Sept. 5, 2004

2-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 250 L  Purse: $6,036,554

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         17          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       250                    185           *      5         $279,398      Running

 2           5            9    #      Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              250                    175           *      5           190,315      Running

 3         11            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       250                    175           *    10           144,450      Running

 4         23          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    250                    160                               124,500      Running

 5         14          12            Ryan Newman            Sony/ALLTEL Dodge                                         250                    160           *      5           154,367      Running

 6         19          99            Carl Edwards              Shop Rat Ford                                                   250                    150                               136,792      Running

 7           9          10    #      Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           250                    146                               121,437      Running

 8         25          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           250                    142                               124,642      Running

 9         35          31            Robby Gordon             Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              250                    143           *      5           128,612      Running

10        26            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                250                    134                               131,808      Running

11          4          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               250                    135           *      5           108,425      Running

12        10          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         250                    127                               114,700      Running

13          1          25    #      Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               250                    129           *      5           107,625      Running

14        16          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              250                    126           *      5           103,800      Running

15        34          30            Jeff Burton                  America Online Chevrolet                                 250                    118                                 96,200      Running

16          2          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              250                    120           *      5           110,900      Running

17        20          21            Ricky Rudd                  “Keep It Genuine” Ford                                     250                    112                               111,556      Running

18        33          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               250                    109                               127,978      Running

19        15            5            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           250                    106                               110,775      Running

20        37          18            Bobby Labonte            Wellbutrin XL Chevrolet                                     250                    103                               127,033      Running

21        38          22    #      Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               250                    100                               103,875      Running

22        30          17            Matt Kenseth               Smirnoff Ice/DeWalt Ford                                  250                      97                               129,803      Running

23        21          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Chevrolet                                                250                      99           *      5           115,606      Running

24        18          84            Kyle Busch                  CarQuest Chevrolet                                          250                      91                                 78,250      Running

25          3          98            Bill Elliott                       McDonald’s Dodge                                            250                      88                                 77,925      Running

26        31          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            250                      85                               114,325      Running

27        13          43            Jeff Green                   Pop Secret Dodge                                             250                      82                               106,935      Running

28        27          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              250                      79                               116,238      Running

29          6          41            Casey Mears               Target House Dodge                                         249                      76                                 90,750      Running

30        36          36            Boris Said                    Centrix Chevrolet                                              249                      73                                 77,700      Running

31        39            0            Ward Burton                NetZero/Fear Factor Chevrolet                         248                      70                                 80,150      Running

32        41            4            Jimmy Spencer            Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           247                      72           *      5             79,600      Running

33        40          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       231                      69           *      5             77,050      Engine

34        12            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        231                      61                               125,103      Accident

35        28          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        225                      58                                 85,339      Engine

36          7          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          213                      55                                 84,900      Accident

37          8          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              209                      52                               124,228      Engine

38        24          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   207                      49                                 84,800      Running

39        29          23            Shane Hmiel                Bill Davis Racing Dodge                                    173                      51           *      5             76,740      Transmission

40        43          96            Derrike Cope               Mach 1 Inc. Ford                                               154                      43                                 76,690      Accident

41        32          11            J.J. Yeley                    Vigoro/The Home Depot Chevrolet                      32                      40                                 76,640      Accident

42        22          77    #      Brendan Gaughan       Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                    32                      37                                 84,585      Accident

43        42          50            Jeff Fuller                    Arnold Development Co. Dodge                            5                      34                                 75,875      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: (5) #37 Kevin Lepage, #02 Hermie Sadler, #35 Mike Wallace, #89 Morgan Shepherd, #72 Kirk Shelmerdine.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 90,000, Elliott Sadler won the Pop Secret 500 posting his third career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following driver, under penalty, dropped from his original starting position to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: #23 Shane Hmiel (backup car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 53 minutes, 47 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 128.324 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY: .263 second

ANHEUSER-BUSCH POLE AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC Chevrolet (187.417 mph, 38.417 secs.)

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO AWARD: Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford (Also, received $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Sony/ALLTEL Dodge

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $60,000 at Richmond Int’l Raceway.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE BLOOMIN’ FAVORITE DRIVER AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

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

U.S.G. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

WASTE MANAGEMENT PICKING UP PLACES AWARD:  Robby Gordon, Cingular Wireless Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Mark Martin, Viagra Ford

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 51 laps. 27-30 (Debris); 34-38 (Car #11 & 77-Accident, Turn 2); 45-47 (Debris); 73-77 (Car #16-Accident, Frontstretch); 106-113 (Debris); 117-119 (Car #4, 16 & 23-Accident, Turn 4); 171-176 (Car #96-Accident, Turn 1); 179-181 (Car #97-Accident, Backstretch); 220-223 (Car #8-Spin, Turn 4); 226-229 (Oil on track); 235-240 (Car #49 & 8-Accident, Turn 4).

LAP LEADERS: 29 lead changes among 13 drivers. Brian Vickers 1-9, Jeremy Mayfield 10-18, Vickers  19-44, Kurt Busch 45-51, Michael Waltrip 52-61, Mark Martin 62-73, Vickers  74-79, Martin 80-105, Elliott Sadler 106, Ken Schrader 107, Jimmy Spencer 108, Sadler 109-121, Kasey Kahne 122-124, Sadler 125-128, Kahne 129-133, Martin 134-157, Jimmie Johnson 158, Ryan Newman 159-160, Shane Hmiel 161-164, Kahne 165-172, Sadler 173, Robby Gordon 174-176, Sadler 177-184, R. Gordon 185-189, Sadler 190-193, Kahne 194-216, Martin 217-219, Sadler 220, Vickers  221-223, Sadler 224-250.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson               3482         (4)

 2 –Jeff Gordon                     3432         (5)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.           3366         (4)

 4 –Tony Stewart                  3204         (2)

 5 –Matt Kenseth                   3253         (2)

 6 –Elliott Sadler                     3204         (1)

 7 –Kurt Busch                      3186         (2)

 8 –Ryan Newman                3078         (1)

 9 –Kasey Kahne                  3067         (0)

10–Mark Martin                      3058         (1)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kasey Kahne                                  277

Brian Vickers                                  193

Scott Wimmer                                 191

Scott Riggs                                     181

Brendan Gaughan                          173

Johnny Sauter                                123

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                       6

Kasey Kahne                                    4

Ryan Newman                                  4

Casey Mears                                     2

Brian Vickers                                    2

5 drivers tied with one pole.


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Points     Wins

Chevrolet                         181      15

Ford                                 158        8

Dodge                              136        2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         3

 

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)       10

Ryan Newman              (#12)         5

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         3

 

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         8

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         2


McDONALD’S/POWERADE DRIVE-THRU PIT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD (as of 8/31/04)

                                      Car #         Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)       868

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)       856

Tony Stewart                (#20)       840

 

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

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         3

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3


 

NEXT EVENT: Sept. 11 - Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. (400 L) (300 M)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (9/8/04)

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