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2004 Brickyard 400


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 21 of 36
Sunday, August 8, 2004 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
160 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:56
Average Speed: 115.037 mph
Pole Speed: 186.293 mph
Cautions: 13 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 250,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet161518,053running124190
52420   Tony Stewart Home Depot Celebrates 25 Years   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet161247,278running0155
83229   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet161205,178running0142
153918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet161180,333running0118
17 401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet161158,850running0112
19334   Jimmy Spencer Featherlite Inc.   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet161132,800running1111
202815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet161164,856running0103
213830   Dave Blaney America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet161139,250running0100
222031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet161160,992running097
243732   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet161146,505running091
27 58   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet161169,078running082
29 625   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet158136,000crash076
342200   Kenny Wallace Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet99117,180engine061
36 948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet88136,625engine055
372710   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet72141,927crash052
38215   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet72143,360crash049
39 20   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet72120,005crash046
432560   Jason Leffler Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet3116,359crash034
4129   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge161263,325running0160
7 842   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge161179,025running0146
91891   Bill Elliott Visteon   (Ray Evernham)Dodge161156,300running0138
111319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge161174,050running0130
13292   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge161178,658running0124
141443   Jeff Green Cheerios / Box Tops for Education   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge161164,075running0121
183149   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge161133,900running1114
232645   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge161141,180running094
26 141   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge161139,539running290
303623   Tony Raines Bill Davis Racing   (Bill Davis)Dodge155121,730crash073
31 712   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge154165,092crash070
323422   Scott Wimmer CAT Rental Stores   (Bill Davis)Dodge148125,730crash067
331040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light / U.S. Marines   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge116151,400brakes064
353077   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge95124,925crash058
414150   Todd Bodine Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge16116,320vibration040
424209   Scott Pruett Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Dodge9116,215engine037
21788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford161323,367running0170
3 338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford161309,158running32170
63516   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford161188,175running0150
101597   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford161172,900running0134
121999   Jeff Burton Roush Racing   (Jack Roush)Ford161177,342running0127
162317   Matt Kenseth Smirnoff Ice / DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford161192,603running0115
25166   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford161134,380running088
284021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford160148,806crash079
404398   Derrike Cope Lucas Oil Products   (William Edwards)Ford55116,825vibration148
* Race extended to 161 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Bobby Labonte18engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kevin Lepage51Marathon OilJoe AuerChevrolet
45Hermie Sadler02SCORE MotorsportsHermie SadlerChevrolet
46Morgan Shepherd89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge
47Greg Sacks13ARC Dehooker / Vita CocoJames WilsbergDodge
48Andy Hillenburg37Quality EquipmentJohn CarterDodge
49Geoffrey Bodine34City of El PasoGary TroutDodge
50Kirk Shelmerdine72Freddy B's / Embassy SuitesKirk ShelmerdineFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
584   #60 accident turn 3 
92315  
24263   #20 spun backstretch 
27304  
31322   #48 spun turn 3 
334311  
44485   debris 
496820  
69724   debris backstretch 
73731  
74785   #0,2,5,10,21,22,45,99 accident frontstretch 
798810  
89924   oil on track 
93964  
971015   #77 accident turn 2 
10212423  
1251284   debris 
12914315  
1441463   debris 
1471493  
1501523   #22 accident turn 3 
1531553  
1561594   #12,25,5 accident turn 2 
1601601  
1611611   #21,8 accident backstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 29.2%             Average green flag run: 8.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Casey Mears122
  Elliott Sadler32624
  Jeff Gordon274620
  Derrike Cope47471
  Jeff Gordon486922
  Jimmy Spencer70701
  Elliott Sadler71788
  Jeff Gordon7912547
  Ken Schrader1261261
  Jeff Gordon12716135

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 3095    
2   Jeff Gordon 2998   -97  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2855   -240  
4   Tony Stewart 2761   -334  
5   Matt Kenseth 2738   -357  
6   Elliott Sadler 2674   -421  
7   Kurt Busch 2615   -480  
8   Bobby Labonte 2584   -511  
9   Kevin Harvick 2562   -533  
10   Ryan Newman 2542   -553  
11   Kasey Kahne 2511   -584  
12   Jeremy Mayfield 2510   -585  
13   Dale Jarrett 2487   -608  
14   Jamie McMurray 2433   -662  
15   Mark Martin 2419   -676  
16   Casey Mears 2287   -808  
17   Rusty Wallace 2274   -821  
18   Michael Waltrip 2268   -827  
19   Sterling Marlin 2223   -872  
20   Terry Labonte 2208   -887