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2004 Golden Corral 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:09:15
Average Speed: 158.679 mph
Pole Speed: 193.575 mph
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.584 sec
Attendance: 125,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13210   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32463,775running0124
152601   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet32486,750running0118
394102   Andy Belmont Intell Food Brokers   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac8054,890rear end046
434009   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge654,071vibration034
251710   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet32185,072running088
5 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge325120,467running43160
231515   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32193,591running094
81316   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford32574,000running2147
63017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford325120,728running0150
181018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet323102,673running0109
21619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge325137,750running22175
35112   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge29188,873running058
71920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325133,778running127156
313321   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford32081,316running070
273722   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32177,420running082
111423   Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing   (Bill Davis)Dodge32564,275running0130
10 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325114,228running38139
21 225   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32269,315running0100
32 829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31890,963running067
303930   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32066,335running073
172331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32392,987running1117
222932   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet32281,310running097
29 538   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford32087,293running076
36354   Kevin Lepage Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet28755,005running055
163140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32394,800running0115
34 941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge30256,000engine3766
372242   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24562,970engine052
191843   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32283,615running0106
282745   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32167,059running079
4 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32597,400running0160
262449   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge32159,235running085
24365   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32186,560running091
383450   Derrike Cope Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge18654,935engine049
14286   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford32470,550running0121
404272   Kirk Shelmerdine Tucson   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford6054,840handling043
332577   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share   (Doug Bawel)Dodge31463,120running064
1 78   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325180,078running55185
424380   Andy Hillenburg Commercial Truck & Trailer   (Stan Hover)Ford1554,760engine037
9 688   Dale Jarrett UPS / Arnold Palmer Tribute   (Yates Racing)Ford32596,217running0138
3129   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge325120,125running0165
122097   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32578,950running0127
413898   Todd Bodine Lucas Oil Products   (William Edwards)Ford1654,800engine00
203299   Jeff Burton SKF   (Jack Roush)Ford32296,182running0103

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Morgan Shepherd89Voyles / Carter's Royal Dispos-allMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
1126126  
1271326   debris turn 1#23
13314917  
1501556   oil on track#17
15624691  
2472515   oil on track#0
25232574  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.2%             Average green flag run: 77.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman188
  Jeff Gordon94638
  Tony Stewart475812
  Robby Gordon59591
  Tony Stewart6014485
  Greg Biffle1451462
  Tony Stewart14717226
  Casey Mears1731731
  Tony Stewart1741774
  Casey Mears17821336
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2142163
  Ryan Newman21724832
  Jeremy Mayfield24926517
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.26630136
  Ryan Newman3023043
  Jeremy Mayfield3053095
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.31032516

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 673    
2   Tony Stewart 591   -82  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 583   -90  
4   Kasey Kahne 550   -123  
5   Jeff Gordon 543   -130  
6   Kurt Busch 527   -146  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 514   -159  
8   Elliott Sadler 481   -192  
9   Jimmie Johnson 480   -193  
10   Bobby Labonte 469   -204  
11   Ryan Newman 467   -206  
12   Kevin Harvick 466   -207  
13   Joe Nemechek 465   -208  
14   Ward Burton 459   -214  
15   Dale Jarrett 445   -228  
16   Jamie McMurray 437   -236  
17   Mark Martin 437   -236  
18   Sterling Marlin 436   -237  
19   Casey Mears 433   -240  
20   Terry Labonte 423   -250