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2004 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 15, 2004 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:53
Average Speed: 156.345 mph
Pole Speed: 188.387 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: .273 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser Born On Date   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2001,495,070running58185
2 520   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet2001,096,160running98180
32622   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge200758,839running5170
41029   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200610,792running6165
5 648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200472,189running16160
61401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet200358,839running0150
7 238   Elliott Sadler M&M's Black & White   (Yates Racing)Ford200358,772running0146
83924   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200318,490running8147
91217   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford200307,917running2143
103188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford200279,529running0134
111318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Passion of the Christ   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet200278,445running0130
12 116   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford200249,312running0127
13291   John Andretti Post / Maxwell House   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet200235,287running1129
142541   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge200235,087running0121
152323   Dave Blaney Whelen Engineering   (Bill Davis)Dodge200232,762running0118
161597   Kurt Busch Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford199236,887running0115
17190   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet199218,912running0112
181621   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford199246,020running0109
191777   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge199225,887running0106
20385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet199245,812running1108
213345   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge199226,127running5105
224333   Mike Skinner Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet198213,813running097
232832   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet198225,339running094
24407   Jimmy Spencer Johnny Cat / Oil Dri   (Jim Smith)Dodge198223,513running091
252219   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge195222,889running088
262130   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet193213,687running085
272409   Johnny Benson, Jr. Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge177210,414crash082
284114   Larry Foyt LPGA   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge176212,487running079
29182   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge154245,572running076
304250   Derrike Cope Thrifty Rent-a-Car / Melling   (Don Arnold)Dodge153207,962running073
312012   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge149255,056running070
32324   Kevin Lepage YokeTV.com   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet132207,488running067
333443   Jeff Green Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge110232,087crash064
343610   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet109231,328crash061
353031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet78241,230crash058
36 742   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge75224,137crash055
37 440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge75254,714crash052
38 915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet70246,193crash049
393525   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet70211,888crash046
403749   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge59203,438crash043
41279   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge42231,887engine040
421199   Jeff Burton NBA All-Star Game on TNT   (Jack Roush)Ford25239,554engine037
43 86   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford7216,997engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Scott Riggs10backup car
Ryan Newman12engine change
Greg Biffle16engine change
Ricky Craven32engine change
Derrike Cope50engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kirk Shelmerdine72Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord
45Andy Hillenburg90Donlavey RacingJunie DonlaveyFord
WDAndy Belmont95Burger KingSadler BrothersFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177  
8114   oil on tracknone
123322  
34385   #50,10 accident turn 4#40
395921  
60645   #43,49,2 accident backstretch#18
65717  
72809   #1,4,5,10,12,15,25,30,31,40,42,09 accident backstretch#41
81200120  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.5%             Average green flag run: 35.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.12929
  Kevin Harvick30356
  Tony Stewart36394
  Jimmie Johnson40412
  Tony Stewart42432
  Jimmie Johnson44529
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.53586
  Tony Stewart59591
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.60601
  Tony Stewart617111
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.72721
  Kyle Petty73775
  Jeff Gordon78847
  Tony Stewart8510420
  Jimmie Johnson1051073
  Matt Kenseth1081081
  John Andretti1091091
  Tony Stewart11013627
  Jeff Gordon1371371
  Matt Kenseth1381381
  Jimmie Johnson1391391
  Terry Labonte1401401
  Tony Stewart14116828
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1691691
  Jimmie Johnson1701701
  Scott Wimmer1711755
  Tony Stewart1761805
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18120020

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 185    
2   Tony Stewart 180   -5  
3   Scott Wimmer 170   -15  
4   Kevin Harvick 165   -20  
5   Jimmie Johnson 160   -25  
6   Joe Nemechek 150   -35  
7   Jeff Gordon 147   -38  
8   Elliott Sadler 146   -39  
9   Matt Kenseth 143   -42  
10   Dale Jarrett 134   -51  
11   Bobby Labonte 130   -55  
12   John Andretti 129   -56  
13   Greg Biffle 127   -58  
14   Casey Mears 121   -64  
15   Dave Blaney 118   -67  
16   Kurt Busch 115   -70  
17   Ward Burton 112   -73  
18   Ricky Rudd 109   -76  
19   Terry Labonte 108   -77  
20   Brendan Gaughan 106   -79