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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 19 of 34
Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:18:45
Average Speed: 129.73 mph
Pole Speed: 181.757 mph
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.503 sec
Attendance: 75,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 85   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Ricky Hendrick)Chevrolet20058,385running1170
5 599   Michael Waltrip Aaron's Sales & Lease   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet20028,850running0155
8 933   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet19923,350running0142
101520   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet19927,800running0134
12112   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19930,900running0127
152223   Scott Wimmer Stacker 2 / YJ Stinger   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet19829,700running0118
161748   Shane Hmiel Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19823,575running0115
17284   Mike Wallace GEICO   (Fred Biagi)Chevrolet19822,170running0112
193059   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet19721,720running0106
202418   Coy Gibbs MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet19622,295running0103
212982   Casey Atwood Jani-King   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet19517,350running0100
223444   Mike Harmon The FanZCar   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet19321,245running097
23390   Jason White Amerisuites Chicago-Lombard / Weber Grill   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet19219,450running094
253181   Dwayne Leik Benore Logistics / Super Swivels   (Dwayne Leik)Chevrolet18616,850running088
27 221   Johnny Sauter PayDay   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16227,720engine082
302034   Mike McLaughlin LesCare Kitchens   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet15216,325crash073
31107   Todd Bodine Cottonelle Ultra / Cub Foods   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet13816,100engine070
32 687   David Reutimann Hills Brothers Coffee / Jewel Osco   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet5917,970ignition067
354353   Brad Teague Davis Marina / Bolts & Screws   (Butch Jarvis)Chevrolet2817,630engine058
371455   Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards / Purex   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet1315,390crash052
383816   Larry Gunselman 31-W Insulation / Waterloo Tool   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet1317,335crash049
411912   Kerry Earnhardt Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet216,960crash040
422546   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet216,840crash037
431288   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet214,731ignition034
4 119   Casey Mears Fuji Film   (Todd Braun)Dodge20036,475running2165
9271   Jamie McMurray Yellow   (James Finch)Dodge19922,250running5143
183726   Kevin Grubb Dr. Pepper / Express Personnel   (Dave Carroll)Dodge19821,945running0109
292630   Lance Norick Express Personnel Services   (Todd Braun)Dodge16116,350radiator076
1 325   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford20091,945running186185
2 717   Matt Kenseth Bayer / Kmart   (John Reiser)Ford20056,700running0170
62157   Jason Keller Albertson's / got milk? / Jewel-Osco   (Greg Pollex)Ford19938,550running4155
71310   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford19936,250running2151
13 431   Dave Blaney Whelen Engineering   (Ted Marsh)Ford19920,655running0124
243577   Jimmy Kitchens Walk to Cure Diabetes   (Joe Reilly)Ford18818,975running091
264039   Jamie Mosley Karnes Dyno-Rev Engines   (Jay Robinson)Ford16316,725rear end085
281838   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford16120,495running079
333649   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford5118,155engine064
364152   Mike Potter Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Ford2415,500oil pump055
393373   Jason Schuler Havill-Spoerl   (Daryl Spoerl)Ford717,210vibration046
111637   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac19931,500running0130
142327   Joey Clanton Trim Spa   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac19925,225running0121
343291   Stanton Barrett carsponsor.com   (Stanton Barrett)Pontiac4417,740engine061
404296   Josh Richeson Ortec, Inc.   (Julian Burgess)Pontiac515,085transmission043

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Todd Bodine7driver change
Larry Gunselman16missed drivers meeting
Kevin Grubb26engine change
Derrike Cope49engine change
Joe Nemechek88driver change
Josh Richeson96missed drivers meeting

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4129   #12,82,46,59 accident backstretch 
13142  
15217   #55,16 accident turn 2 
226443  
65684   oil on track 
69768  
77804   oil on track 
8115373  
1541574   #34 accident turn 4 
1581614  
1621654   #38 accident turn 4 
16620035  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 24.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Casey Mears122
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.3135133
  Brian Vickers1361361
  Jason Keller1371404
  Jamie McMurray1411455
  Scott Riggs1461472
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.14820053

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Scott Riggs 2591    
2   David Green 2568   -23  
3   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2534   -57  
4   Brian Vickers 2522   -69  
5   Jason Keller 2511   -80  
6   Todd Bodine 2467   -124  
7   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2434   -157  
8   Johnny Sauter 2292   -299  
9   Scott Wimmer 2241   -350  
10   Shane Hmiel 2240   -351  
11   Mike Bliss 2218   -373  
12   Stacy Compton 2131   -460  
13   Kasey Kahne 2118   -473  
14   Mike Wallace 2095   -496  
15   Ashton Lewis 1985   -606  
16   Coy Gibbs 1873   -718  
17   Kerry Earnhardt 1679   -912  
18   Randy LaJoie 1669   -922  
19   Stanton Barrett 1598   -993  
20   Kevin Grubb 1587   -1004