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2004 Tropicana Twister 300


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NASCAR Busch Series race number 19 of 34
Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:21:58
Average Speed: 126.79 mph
Pole Speed: 183.611 mph
Cautions: 8 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: .419 sec
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
43 125   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marines   (Ed Rensi)Ford827,174engine539
12 25   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Briggs & Stratton   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20036,125running49137
31 387   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet18818,495engine070
16 417   Matt Kenseth Express Personnel / Martian Manhunter   (John Reiser)Ford20020,470running36120
41 521   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2216,860vibration040
33 620   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet14023,295engine3269
4 738   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge20034,125running0160
32 860   Greg Biffle Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford18417,385overheating372
9 918   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20029,125running25143
61055   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet20026,575running14155
341132   David Stremme Trim Spa   (Todd Braun)Dodge12521,190vibration061
39127   Todd Szegedy Hills Brothers / Jewel Osco   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet6016,655crash046
81337   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20038,075running0142
111429   Ricky Craven ESGR   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20021,975running0130
241531   Todd Bodine Whelen Engineering   (Ted Marsh)Ford19718,315running091
14168   Martin Truex, Jr. Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20025,565running0121
3179   Jeff Burton Pennzoil   (Jack Roush)Ford20046,005running0165
171812   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet19924,630running0112
361923   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet9120,970engine055
72000   Jason Leffler Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet20039,125running0146
262150   Regan Smith Enzyte   (Michael Holigan)Chevrolet19618,070running085
202274   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19823,525running0103
22322   Jason Keller Miller High Life Light   (Greg Pollex)Ford20070,420running0170
192427   Johnny Sauter Kleenex / Cub Foods   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19918,965running0106
52546   Ashton Lewis Lewis Motorsports   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet20030,975running0155
27261   Jamie McMurray Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Dodge19617,960running082
182799   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet19919,175running6114
372866   Billy Parker Duraflame   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge6416,840crash052
10292   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20033,975running0134
133014   Casey Atwood Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet20026,405running0124
223172   Kevin Lepage MacDonald Motorsports   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet19820,535running097
233236   Travis Geisler National City Bank   (Carl Natale)Chevrolet19820,755running094
213359   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's / Jewel Osco   (Tad Geschickter)Ford19822,665running0100
13444   Justin Labonte U.S. Coast Guard   (Justin Labonte)Dodge20079,985running12185
15354   Mike Wallace GEICO / Sportclips   (Fred Biagi)Ford20031,080running18123
383649   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford6020,800engine049
403735   Kenny Hendrick Keller Racing   (Gary Keller)Chevrolet2516,535transmission043
253802   Hermie Sadler The FanZCar   (Bryant Stith)Chevrolet19622,300running088
353947   Robert Pressley Clorox / Wisk / Jewel Osco   (Tad Geschickter)Ford12321,080engine058
424033   Clint Bowyer Monaco Coaches   (Kevin Harvick)Chevrolet1718,290rear end037
294110   Gus Wasson RaceGirl   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet19427,235running076
304239   Tina Gordon Yahoo!   (Jay Robinson)Ford19219,705running073
284324   Steve Grissom Jani-King / Hot Tamales   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet19519,865running079

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Johnny Sauter27engine change
David Green37engine change
Stacy Compton59engine change
Tony Raines74engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jeff Fuller88NEMCO MotorsportsJoe NemechekChevrolet
45Blake Mallory51Ware Racing EnterprisesRick WareChevrolet
46Jimmy Kitchens77BG ProductsJoe ReillyFord
47Carl Long07BG ProductsJoe ReillyFord
48Larry Hollenbeck62SWAT Fitness / Shanks on IceLarry HollenbeckChevrolet
49Stanton Barrett91AmericInn Lodging SystemsStanton BarrettChevrolet
50Kevin Conway56Air1WirelessJohn McNellyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
122  
353   #66 accident turn 2 
64439  
45484   debris turn 1 
49568  
57593   debris 
60634  
64674   #7 accident turn 2 
6811548  
1161238   #47 accident turn 3 
1241296  
1301334   debris 
1341396  
1401434   #50 accident turn 4 
14418037  
1811855   #60 accident turn 2 
18620015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.5%             Average green flag run: 18.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.155
  Kyle Busch63934
  Matt Kenseth40445
  Greg Biffle45451
  Robby Gordon46549
  Matt Kenseth55551
  Robby Gordon56605
  Matt Kenseth619030
  Mike Bliss9111727
  Kyle Busch1181181
  Michael Waltrip1191246
  Mike Bliss1251295
  Justin Labonte13014011
  Kyle Busch14115414
  J.J. Yeley15517723
  Greg Biffle1781781
  J.J. Yeley1791802
  Greg Biffle1811811
  Mike Wallace18219918
  Justin Labonte2002001

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 2863    
2   Kyle Busch 2811   -52  
3   Jason Keller 2504   -359  
4   David Green 2495   -368  
5   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2495   -368  
6   Greg Biffle 2487   -376  
7   Jason Leffler 2444   -419  
8   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2393   -470  
9   Michael Waltrip 2293   -570  
10   Mike Bliss 2232   -631  
11   Kasey Kahne 2126   -737  
12   Ashton Lewis 2117   -746  
13   Tim Fedewa 2081   -782  
14   Robby Gordon 2050   -813  
15   Kenny Wallace 2028   -835  
16   Casey Atwood 2002   -861  
17   Stacy Compton 1989   -874  
18   David Stremme 1980   -883  
19   Robert Pressley 1977   -886  
20   Johnny Sauter 1954   -909