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2003 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 16, 2003 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:02:08
Average Speed: 133.87 mph
Pole Speed: 186.606 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 200,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
14240   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac109184,901running0121
284201   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac109184,915running079
91809   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Resort   (James Finch)Dodge109220,051running0138
29321   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet109196,645running076
194010   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac109208,620running0106
433712   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge56173,788crash034
1 415   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1091,400,406running68185
212716   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford109177,495running0100
203517   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford109200,345running2108
412218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet81202,829running040
82019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers   (Ray Evernham)Dodge109245,026running0142
25382   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge109190,275running088
7 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet109315,454running6151
15 521   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford109220,595running0118
381722   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge105210,695crash049
162123   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge109184,420running0115
121324   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109238,648running0127
221525   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109180,595running097
43129   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet109569,630running0160
39 130   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet94202,720crash046
6 331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet109363,676running0150
262532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac109185,870running190
353433   Christian Fittipaldi Monaco Coaches   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet108177,856running058
231638   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford109189,651running094
37434   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac108167,870running052
17 740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge109227,662running0112
272941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge109194,920running187
311942   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge109171,195running070
341243   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge108207,814running061
133045   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge109198,176running0124
31048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109717,526running8170
422849   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge57166,476crash037
30415   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109203,353running073
18 654   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford109195,051running1114
5266   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford109444,609running0155
40237   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge94166,620crash043
333374   Tony Raines Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet109171,851running064
243977   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford109200,676running091
36 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet108220,626running2260
101188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford109245,320running0134
32149   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers   (Ray Evernham)Dodge109208,707running067
23697   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford1091,027,101running0170
11 999   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford109235,187running0130
* Race shortened to 109 laps due to rain.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Mark Martin6backup car
Casey Mears41backup car
Johnny Benson, Jr.10backup car
Kevin Harvick29engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt14Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge
45Brett Bodine11Hooters RestaurantsBrett BodineFord
46Hermie Sadler02Hermie SadlerPontiac
47David Green60Haas AutomationRick HendrickChevrolet
48Kirk Shelmerdine90Freddie B'sJunie DonlaveyFord
49Derrike Cope37Friendly's Ice CreamDerrike CopeChevrolet
50Mike Harmon78Carb-R-AllAnthony DesmondChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
14242  
43453   #18 spun backstretch 
465712  
586710   #12,18,22,49 accident tri-oval 
689528  
96994   #7,30 accident turn 4 
1001023  
1031053   debris 
1061061  
1071093   #22 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.1%             Average green flag run: 17.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Waltrip13434
  Matt Kenseth35362
  Tony Stewart37426
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.436422
  Casey Mears65651
  Michael Waltrip669530
  Jimmie Johnson96961
  Todd Bodine97971
  Ricky Craven98981
  Jimmie Johnson991057
  Michael Waltrip1061094

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Waltrip 185    
2   Kurt Busch 170   -15  
3   Jimmie Johnson 170   -15  
4   Kevin Harvick 160   -25  
5   Mark Martin 155   -30  
6   Tony Stewart 151   -34  
7   Robby Gordon 150   -35  
8   Jeremy Mayfield 142   -43  
9   Mike Wallace 138   -47  
10   Dale Jarrett 134   -51  
11   Jeff Burton 130   -55  
12   Jeff Gordon 127   -58  
13   Kyle Petty 124   -61  
14   Jack Sprague 121   -64  
15   Ricky Rudd 118   -67  
16   Kenny Wallace 115   -70  
17   Todd Bodine 114   -71  
18   Sterling Marlin 112   -73  
19   Matt Kenseth 108   -77  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 106   -79