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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 36
Sunday, September 28, 2003 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:17
Average Speed: 156.045 mph
Pole Speed: 189.943 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: .095 sec
Attendance: 170,000
Lead changes: 41

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188157,090running16180
2388   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188146,772running3175
31120   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet188163,333running0165
41212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge188113,165running0160
5 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188138,193running47165
63997   Kurt Busch Lenox / Irwin   (Jack Roush)Ford188106,750running11155
73029   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188101,953running4151
81732   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac18887,200running0142
9332   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge18897,742running11143
102309   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Resort   (James Finch)Dodge18861,600running0134
111018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet188102,998running2135
123431   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18887,002running4132
13 99   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18898,138running2129
142022   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18892,801running8126
152490   John Andretti AOL 9.0   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18857,485running0118
16 242   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18867,425running20120
174277   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Dodge18881,035running0112
181343   Jeff Green Cheerios / Yu-Gi-Oh!   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18895,498running0109
19 688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford188101,228running0106
201923   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge18871,405running0103
21 749   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18858,060running0100
22145   Terry Labonte Kellogg's/got milk?/Winston Cup Victory Lap   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18883,796running1102
23156   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford18892,103running094
243616   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford18756,975running091
252725   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18757,005running088
26431   Jason Keller Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18778,332running085
272801   Mike Skinner USG Sheetrock   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18664,549running082
282644   Christian Fittipaldi Bugles   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18652,800running079
292598   Jason Jarrett C.H.I. Overhead Doors   (Yates Racing)Ford18452,640running076
30 138   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford18196,330crash2378
312974   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet17955,395crash070
324099   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford16888,727engine172
333717   Matt Kenseth Smirnoff Ice Triple Black / DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford15861,125engine169
34 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15771,930engine1566
352160   David Green NetZero / Haas Automation   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15052,025crash058
363221   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford13862,475engine055
37 841   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge11359,925overheating052
382219   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge10459,875running049
39 440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge10395,810overheating046
401600   Buckshot Jones Crown Fiber Communications   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet8851,730crash1948
414110   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac2978,430crash040
42317   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge1151,630crash037
433514   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge951,832crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ryan Newman12engine change
Jason Jarrett98engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kyle Petty45Georgia-PacificPetty EnterprisesDodge
45Kevin Lepage4KodakLarry McClurePontiac
46Jason Leffler0NetZero Hi SpeedGene HaasPontiac
47Mike Bliss80AdvairJoe GibbsChevrolet
48Steve Park30America OnlineRichard ChildressChevrolet
49Todd Bodine54National GuardTravis CarterFord
WDMorgan Shepherd89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11177   #14,19,74,60,10,7,25 accident turn 4none
189073  
91944   debris#49
9514349  
1441485   #48 accident turn 2#8
14916921  
1701745   oil on track#12
1751828  
1831842   #38 accident backstretchnone
1851884  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 27.5 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler111
  Jamie McMurray21312
  Michael Waltrip14141
  Terry Labonte15151
  Jamie McMurray16227
  Buckshot Jones234119
  Michael Waltrip42432
  Ward Burton44485
  Jeff Gordon49502
  Jimmie Johnson51511
  Matt Kenseth52521
  Kevin Harvick53531
  Jeff Gordon548532
  Rusty Wallace86872
  Kevin Harvick88881
  Robby Gordon89902
  Jeff Gordon9110111
  Kevin Harvick1021021
  Elliott Sadler1031042
  Jeff Gordon1051062
  Kevin Harvick1071071
  Jimmie Johnson1081081
  Elliott Sadler10912214
  Michael Waltrip1231231
  Kurt Busch1241252
  Jeff Burton1261261
  Robby Gordon1271282
  Jimmie Johnson12914113
  Michael Waltrip1421432
  Bill Elliott1441452
  Jamie McMurray1461461
  Elliott Sadler1471526
  Ward Burton1531553
  Rusty Wallace1561649
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1651662
  Bobby Labonte1671671
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1681681
  Bobby Labonte1691691
  Kurt Busch1701767
  Michael Waltrip1771771
  Kurt Busch1781792
  Michael Waltrip1801889

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 4227    
2   Kevin Harvick 3873   -354  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3843   -384  
4   Jimmie Johnson 3751   -476  
5   Ryan Newman 3738   -489  
6   Jeff Gordon 3707   -520  
7   Bobby Labonte 3528   -699  
8   Kurt Busch 3527   -700  
9   Tony Stewart 3456   -771  
10   Terry Labonte 3396   -831  
11   Michael Waltrip 3386   -841  
12   Robby Gordon 3321   -906  
13   Jeff Burton 3245   -982  
14   Rusty Wallace 3239   -988  
15   Bill Elliott 3202   -1025  
16   Mark Martin 3131   -1096  
17   Jamie McMurray 3089   -1138  
18   Sterling Marlin 3019   -1208  
19   Greg Biffle 2984   -1243  
20   Elliott Sadler 2955   -1272