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2004 Pop Secret 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 5, 2004 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:53:47
Average Speed: 128.324 mph
Pole Speed: 187.417 mph
Cautions: 11 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: .263 sec
Attendance: 90,000
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11738   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford250279,398running59185
2 59   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge250190,315running39175
3116   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford250144,450running65175
42342   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge250124,500running0160
51412   Ryan Newman Alltel / Sony Handycam   (Roger Penske)Dodge250154,367running2160
61999   Carl Edwards Shop Rat   (Jack Roush)Ford250136,792running0150
7 910   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet250121,437running0146
82588   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford250124,642running0142
93531   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250128,612running8143
10262   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge250131,808running0134
11 497   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford250114,700running7135
121001   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet250108,425running0127
13 125   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250107,625running44129
141648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Tool World   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250103,800running1126
153430   Jeff Burton America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25096,200running0118
16 219   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge250110,900running9120
172021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford250111,556running0112
183320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250127,978running0109
19155   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250110,775running0106
203718   Bobby Labonte Wellbutrin XL   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250127,033running0103
213822   Scott Wimmer CAT Dealers   (Bill Davis)Dodge250103,875running0100
223017   Matt Kenseth Smirnoff Ice / DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford250129,803running097
232115   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet250115,606running1099
241884   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet25078,250running091
25 398   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Dodge25077,925running088
263140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge250114,325running085
271343   Jeff Green Pop Secret   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge250106,935running082
282729   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250116,238running079
29 641   Casey Mears Target House   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24990,750running076
303636   Boris Said Centrix Financial   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet24977,700running073
31390   Ward Burton NetZero / Fear Factor   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet24880,150running070
32414   Jimmy Spencer Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet24779,600running172
334049   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge23177,050engine169
34128   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser True Music / Dave Matthews   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet231125,103crash061
352845   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge22585,339engine058
36 716   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford21384,900crash055
37 824   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet209124,228engine052
382432   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet20784,800running049
392923   Shane Hmiel Bill Davis Racing   (Bill Davis)Dodge17376,740transmission451
404396   Derrike Cope Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Ford15476,690crash043
413211   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet3276,640crash040
422277   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share / Jasper   (Doug Bawel)Dodge3284,585crash037
434250   Jeff Fuller Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge575,875overheating034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Shane Hmiel23backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kevin Lepage37WoodwardJohn CarterDodge
45Hermie Sadler02SCORE MotorsportsHermie SadlerChevrolet
46Mike Wallace35Gary Keller RacingGary KellerChevrolet
47Morgan Shepherd89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge
48Kirk Shelmerdine72Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord
WDJoe Ruttman09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchDodge
WDDamon Lusk62SWAT Fitness ClubLarry HollenbeckChevrolet
WDTony Raines92Broadway MotorsBob JenkinsFord
WDSteve Grissom93Global Industrial ContractorsPat WhitenerChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626  
27304   debrisnone
31333  
34385   #11,77 accident turn 2#96
39446  
45473   debris#96
487225  
73775   #16 accident frontstretch#41
7810528  
1061138   debris#2
1141163  
1171193   #4,16,23 accident turn 4#0
12017051  
1711766   #96 accident turn 1#43
1771782  
1791813   #97 accident backstretch#45
18221938  
2202234   #8 spun turn 4#17
2242252  
2262294   oil on track#18
2302345  
2352406   #49,8 accident turn 4#15
24125010  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.4%             Average green flag run: 16.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Brian Vickers199
  Jeremy Mayfield10189
  Brian Vickers194426
  Kurt Busch45517
  Michael Waltrip526110
  Mark Martin627312
  Brian Vickers74796
  Mark Martin8010526
  Elliott Sadler1061061
  Ken Schrader1071071
  Jimmy Spencer1081081
  Elliott Sadler10912113
  Kasey Kahne1221243
  Elliott Sadler1251284
  Kasey Kahne1291335
  Mark Martin13415724
  Jimmie Johnson1581581
  Ryan Newman1591602
  Shane Hmiel1611644
  Kasey Kahne1651728
  Elliott Sadler1731731
  Robby Gordon1741763
  Elliott Sadler1771848
  Robby Gordon1851895
  Elliott Sadler1901934
  Kasey Kahne19421623
  Mark Martin2172193
  Elliott Sadler2202201
  Brian Vickers2212233
  Elliott Sadler22425027

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 3482    
2   Jeff Gordon 3432   -50  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3366   -116  
4   Tony Stewart 3304   -178  
5   Matt Kenseth 3253   -229  
6   Elliott Sadler 3204   -278  
7   Kurt Busch 3186   -296  
8   Ryan Newman 3078   -404  
9   Kasey Kahne 3067   -415  
10   Mark Martin 3058   -424  
11   Jamie McMurray 3033   -449  
12   Bobby Labonte 3022   -460  
13   Dale Jarrett 3015   -467  
14   Jeremy Mayfield 3003   -479  
15   Kevin Harvick 3002   -480  
16   Casey Mears 2704   -778  
17   Michael Waltrip 2674   -808  
18   Jeff Burton 2647   -835  
19   Robby Gordon 2647   -835  
20   Rusty Wallace 2641   -841