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2003 Sam's Town 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 3 of 34
Saturday, March 1, 2003 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:35:44
Average Speed: 115.582 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 7 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: .603 sec
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12987   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20085,175running46180
2 321   Kevin Harvick PayDay   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20064,070running93180
3 520   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20045,585running0165
4368   Steve Park Maxwell House Coffee   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20031,650running0160
5 257   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Greg Pollex)Ford20042,695running0155
61537   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac20039,825running0150
72699   Michael Waltrip Aaron's Sales & Lease   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet20025,075running8151
8 160   Stanton Barrett Odoban Grease Control   (Jack Roush)Ford20031,425running0142
9162   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20030,075running10143
10 423   Scott Wimmer Stacker 2 / Stamina Rx   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet20035,025running0134
112738   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford20026,975running0130
12 848   Shane Hmiel Dark Dog / Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet20026,425running0127
13 65   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Ricky Hendrick)Chevrolet20031,705running0124
142212   Kerry Earnhardt Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet20025,365running0121
151059   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet20025,655running2123
164018   Coy Gibbs MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20020,745running0115
171726   Kevin Grubb Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Dodge20024,835running0112
18204   Mike Wallace GEICO Direct   (Fred Biagi)Chevrolet20021,525running0109
191492   Todd Bodine Herzog-Jackson Motorsports   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet20023,435running17111
201110   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford19929,625running0103
211954   Hermie Sadler Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet19921,195running0100
22416   Damon Lusk Sta-Rite Pumps   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Dodge19819,085running097
234379   Joe Aramendia Aramendia Motorsports   (John Aramendia)Chevrolet19818,950running094
242577   Bruce Bechtel The Orleans / Coldwell Banker   (Joe Reilly)Ford19620,840running091
252173   Jason Schuler Havill-Spoerl   (Daryl Spoerl)Ford19619,135running088
262370   Robby Benton Ken AlexanderChevrolet19518,595running085
271846   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet19322,485running082
283316   Larry Gunselman Waterloo Tool Storage   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet19120,345running079
293819   Chad Blount APP Prepaid Gas Cards   (Todd Braun)Dodge18718,215running076
304271   Ron Young Jerry YoungChevrolet18518,105running073
313743   Johnny Sauter Channellock / Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Chevrolet17520,115crash070
32127   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Scott Products   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet16521,905engine067
33241   Jamie McMurray Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Chevrolet15322,125battery064
34 925   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford13721,685engine061
35309   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford11617,555oil leak2463
36 727   Chase Montgomery Brewco Motorsports   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac11319,520engine055
372849   Chris Bingham Reality Entertainment / Circus Circus   (Jay Robinson)Ford10919,485crash052
381333   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet8719,475engine049
393591   Eddie McKean LaciPeterson.com   (Stanton Barrett)Ford7117,420crash046
403139   Clint Vahsholtz Jay Robinson, Inc.   (Jay Robinson)Ford3517,380engine043
413222   Regan Smith Copperfield Realtors   (Danny Bost)Chevrolet1917,345oil leak040
423917   Matt Kenseth Alka-Seltzer   (John Reiser)Ford617,210engine037
433444   Mike Harmon Global Industrial Contractors   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet419,282oil pump034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jamie McMurray1backup car
Matt Kenseth17engine change
Tony Raines33engine change
Clint Vahsholtz39missed drivers meeting
Mike Harmon44engine change
Jason Keller57engine change
Michael Waltrip99backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Steadman Marlin30Keystone LightTodd BraunDodge
45Wayne Jacks52Jimmy MeansFord
46Morgan Shepherd0Eagle Jet InternationalJohnny DavisChevrolet
47Mike McLaughlin01XM NationAndy SanterreFord
48Troy Cline00Haas AutomationGene HaasChevrolet
49Scott Lynch08Yerf Dog / Mr. GasJames LynchDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #8 spun frontstretch 
6116  
12176   #16 spun turn 2 
186245  
63675   rain 
68747  
75784   #16,91 accident turn 2 
7911537  
1161216   #49 accident frontstretch 
12213615  
13715115   rain 
15217928  
1801834   #43 accident frontstretch 
18420017  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.5%             Average green flag run: 19.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Harvick18989
  Jeff Burton9011324
  Kevin Harvick1141174
  Stacy Compton1181192
  Michael Waltrip1201212
  Todd Bodine1221232
  Michael Waltrip1241241
  Todd Bodine1251251
  Michael Waltrip1261261
  Todd Bodine1271282
  Michael Waltrip1291291
  Todd Bodine1301301
  Michael Waltrip1311333
  Todd Bodine13414310
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.14415310
  Joe Nemechek15416714
  Todd Bodine1681681
  Joe Nemechek16920032

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kevin Harvick 484    
2   David Green 429   -55  
3   Todd Bodine 426   -58  
4   Jamie McMurray 404   -80  
5   Jason Keller 392   -92  
6   Scott Wimmer 391   -93  
7   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 385   -99  
8   Mike Bliss 379   -105  
9   Kerry Earnhardt 365   -119  
10   Kasey Kahne 357   -127  
11   Johnny Sauter 346   -138  
12   Randy LaJoie 345   -139  
13   Kevin Grubb 331   -153  
14   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 331   -153  
15   Michael Waltrip 326   -158  
16   Mike Wallace 324   -160  
17   Brian Vickers 303   -181  
18   Shane Hmiel 297   -187  
19   Stanton Barrett 288   -196  
20   Scott Riggs 285   -199