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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 36
Sunday, March 30, 2003 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:43:28
Average Speed: 134.517 mph
Pole Speed: 193.514 mph
Cautions: 10 for 52 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.405 sec
Attendance: 215,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 312   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge334406,500running77180
2118   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet334299,667running35175
3 724   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334249,753running16170
4 501   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac334187,725running0160
5326   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford334173,058running0155
61717   Matt Kenseth Smirnoff Ice / DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford334142,950running65155
71430   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet334118,575running2151
8 448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334119,575running0142
93097   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford334133,150running0138
102442   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge334101,150running0134
111954   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford334111,750running0130
123322   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge334127,906running0127
132388   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford334136,528running1129
14102   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge333126,692running0121
15 829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet333128,128running0118
16125   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet333115,656running0115
173715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet333102,500running0112
182131   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet333112,387running0109
194343   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge333121,753running0106
202999   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford333120,492running0103
213832   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac333102,075running2105
22310   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac33378,975running097
234023   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge33390,164running094
244249   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge33375,975running091
252719   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge33285,525running088
261621   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford33284,175running085
272641   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge33182,475running082
282016   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford33068,975running079
293640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge328111,475running076
303514   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge32669,185running073
312511   Brett Bodine Hooters   (Brett Bodine)Ford32567,775running070
321310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac32292,450engine067
33187   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge29463,075crash169
342220   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet293113,728engine061
35 925   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet27960,125crash058
363977   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford26867,075engine055
37 118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet260117,108crash052
382845   Christian Fittipaldi Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge24064,950crash049
39151   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet23482,087crash151
40414   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac23356,850crash043
41 238   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford16792,060crash9150
423474   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet15256,765engine037
43 69   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge46100,781engine4339

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Sterling Marlin40engine change
Christian Fittipaldi45driver change
Jimmie Johnson48engine change
Todd Bodine54engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kerry Earnhardt83Aaron'sArmando FitzChevrolet
45David Starr75Team TexasMike StarrChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14174   oil on track 
184225  
43464   #1 spun turn 4 
47471  
48503   oil on track 
51156106  
1571604   debris frontstretch 
1611688  
16917810   #38 accident backstretch 
17922648  
2272326   #7,21 accident frontstretch 
2332353  
2362405   #0,1,4,40 accident backstretch 
2412422  
2432497   #45,88 accident turn 4 
2502512  
2522543   #18 accident backstretch 
25528228  
2832886   #25 accident turn 3 
28933446  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.6%             Average green flag run: 25.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler133
  Bill Elliott44643
  Elliott Sadler478842
  Jeff Gordon8910214
  Matt Kenseth1031031
  Ryan Newman1041052
  Jeff Green1061072
  Jimmy Spencer1081081
  Steve Park1091091
  Ricky Craven1101112
  Elliott Sadler11215746
  Matt Kenseth15822063
  Jeff Gordon2212222
  Matt Kenseth2232231
  Ryan Newman22428562
  Dale Jarrett2862861
  Ryan Newman2872882
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.28932335
  Ryan Newman32433411

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 1090    
2   Kurt Busch 935   -155  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 924   -166  
4   Michael Waltrip 898   -192  
5   Jimmie Johnson 885   -205  
6   Jeff Gordon 864   -226  
7   Tony Stewart 849   -241  
8   Ryan Newman 848   -242  
9   Ricky Craven 840   -250  
10   Kevin Harvick 802   -288  
11   Bobby Labonte 784   -306  
12   Ricky Rudd 780   -310  
13   Mark Martin 773   -317  
14   Rusty Wallace 771   -319  
15   Dale Jarrett 752   -338  
16   Johnny Benson, Jr. 748   -342  
17   Joe Nemechek 741   -349  
18   Jeff Burton 740   -350  
19   Robby Gordon 737   -353  
20   Elliott Sadler 725   -365