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2003 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 36
Sunday, April 13, 2003 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .526 mile paved track (263.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:28:51
Average Speed: 75.557 mph
Pole Speed: 94.307 mph
Cautions: 11 for 64 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 86,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500219,143running190180
23918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500138,348running49175
3 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500112,542running195175
41099   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford500101,592running0160
51838   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford50098,950running5160
6 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500105,953running11155
72540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50097,275running23151
8 52   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge50091,217running13147
9 748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50070,250running0138
10 449   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge50054,050running0134
111921   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford50078,650running0130
12 923   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge50068,225running0127
14165   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49978,581running1126
13319   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49988,358running0124
162929   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49987,678running13120
15 625   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49953,750running0118
17246   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford49985,433running0112
182016   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford49947,975running0109
19137   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge49963,575running0106
203788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford49994,303running0103
213831   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49975,262running0100
223417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford49966,725running097
233015   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49963,975running094
24321   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49974,562running091
251222   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge49982,931running088
263530   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49856,825running085
271732   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac49867,010running082
283697   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford49864,910running079
29140   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac49744,725running076
304043   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49784,178running073
311577   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford49764,064running070
322810   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac49774,200running067
332774   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet49645,025running064
343345   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49655,000running061
35214   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac49646,950running058
362241   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge49654,400running055
374154   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford49243,850running052
38 312   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge43674,685brakes049
391142   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31943,740engine046
402319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge30851,665overheating043
412601   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac26743,615oil pump040
424237   Derrike Cope Friendly's Ice Cream   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet23043,575throttle037
434302   Hermie Sadler GoTeamVA.com   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet13342,866engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Hermie Sadler02driver change
Ward Burton22backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDLarry Foyt14Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17979  
80845   #01 spun turn 2 
8511935  
1201267   #21 spun turn 4 
127243117  
2442496   #19 spun turn 2 
25027122  
27228110   #01 stalled turn 3 
28229413  
2952995   #0 spun turn 4 
30031819  
3193246   debris turn 4 
32534824  
3493546   #77 spun frontstretch 
35543581  
4364438   #12 spun turn 2 
4444463  
4474515   #32 stalled turn 2 
45248837  
4894924   #5 spun turn 4 
4934986  
4995002   #97 spun turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.8%             Average green flag run: 39.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon1120120
  Tony Stewart12113111
  Rusty Wallace13214413
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.14523995
  Jeff Gordon24029556
  Sterling Marlin29631823
  Terry Labonte3193191
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.32034930
  Kevin Harvick35036112
  Elliott Sadler3623621
  Kevin Harvick3633631
  Elliott Sadler3643674
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.36843770
  Bobby Labonte43848649
  Jeff Gordon48750014

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 1330    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1279   -51  
3   Jeff Gordon 1191   -139  
4   Jimmie Johnson 1151   -179  
5   Kurt Busch 1125   -205  
6   Kevin Harvick 1097   -233  
7   Tony Stewart 1092   -238  
8   Michael Waltrip 1088   -242  
9   Ricky Craven 1082   -248  
10   Elliott Sadler 1055   -275  
11   Bobby Labonte 1026   -304  
12   Sterling Marlin 1001   -329  
13   Dale Jarrett 987   -343  
14   Robby Gordon 971   -359  
15   Mark Martin 970   -360  
16   Rusty Wallace 970   -360  
17   Joe Nemechek 959   -371  
18   Jeff Burton 958   -372  
19   Ricky Rudd 947   -383  
20   Ryan Newman 943   -387