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2004 Aaron's 312


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NASCAR Busch Series race number 8 of 34
Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.2 miles)

Time of race: 2:16:31
Average Speed: 136.783 mph
Pole Speed: 184.253 mph
Cautions: 6 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 150,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 38   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet11753,135running29185
3 22   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11746,415running21170
4135   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Briggs & Stratton   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11740,685running2165
5 600   Jason Leffler Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet11732,255running0155
21081   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Taco Bell   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet11731,750running4175
91437   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet11730,510running0138
122922   Jason Keller Sport Clips   (Greg Pollex)Ford11729,135running0127
62423   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet11727,585running6155
241525   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford11526,355crash091
11274   Mike Wallace GEICO / Sportclips   (Fred Biagi)Ford11726,010running2135
36231   Johnny Benson, Jr. Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge10125,225crash055
134014   Casey Atwood Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet11723,840running0124
284210   Tina Gordon Sticks 'n Stuff   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet11423,815running079
14 747   Robert Pressley Clorox / Wisk   (Tad Geschickter)Ford11723,385running0121
16 833   Paul Menard Menards / Turtle Wax   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet11721,955running0115
172246   Ashton Lewis Lewis Motorsports   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet11721,830running0112
182536   Steve Grissom DCT Motorsports / Tucson   (Carl Natale)Chevrolet11721,705running0109
232159   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (Tad Geschickter)Ford11621,310running094
22 121   Clint Bowyer Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11721,310running097
423288   Jeff Fuller NEMCO Motorsports   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet4920,995handling037
7 455   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet11720,985running46156
261974   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11520,580crash085
302802   Hermie Sadler Zapf Creations   (Bryant Stith)Pontiac11320,080running073
373912   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet9919,690crash052
101287   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet11719,685running4139
39 520   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet9919,620crash046
81199   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet11719,535running1147
151767   C.W. Smith Panasonic   (Mike Smith)Chevrolet11718,610running0118
203551   Kim Crosby Boudreaux's Butt Paste   (Rick Ware)Dodge11718,185running0103
343772   Randy MacDonald MacDonald Motorsports   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet10917,775engine061
401832   David Stremme Trim Spa   (Todd Braun)Dodge7817,565crash043
193695   David Keith Sadler Brothers Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Ford11717,560running0106
414149   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford7617,530running040
212660   Greg Biffle Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford11717,260running1105
25206   Tracy Hines Ragu   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Dodge11516,785crash088
273162   Larry Hollenbeck SWAT / Shanks on Ice   (Larry Hollenbeck)Chevrolet11516,435running082
293316   Justin Ashburn 31-W Insulation / Fikes Automotive   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet11416,185running076
311627   Johnny Sauter Kleenex / Winn-Dixie   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet11215,910running175
324339   Jimmy Kitchens Yahoo!   (Jay Robinson)Ford11215,850running067
333077   Donnie Neuenberger University of Maryland / BG Products   (Joe Reilly)Ford11115,815running064
353824   Mike Harmon Quality Service Plus   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet10615,740crash058
38 938   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge9915,635crash049
433468   Rick Markle www.UnfinishedFurntureDirect.com   (Del Markle)Chevrolet3015,455handling034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Robert Pressley47driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Gus Wasson0Race GirlJohnny DavisChevrolet
45Robby Benton03MAC ToolsRobby BentonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #16 stalled on track 
64540  
46505   debris backstretch 
518636  
87926   debris turn 2 
931008  
1011066   #1,4,12,20,36,38,46,59,95 accident tri-oval 
1071071  
1081114   #24 accident turn 3 
1121165  
1171171   #21,6,59,25,74,36 accident frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.4%             Average green flag run: 15.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.11010
  Kenny Wallace11166
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17182
  Robby Gordon193416
  Johnny Sauter35351
  Robby Gordon36394
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.40412
  Robby Gordon42509
  Martin Truex, Jr.51533
  Greg Biffle54541
  Martin Truex, Jr.55562
  Robby Gordon577115
  Mike Wallace72732
  Michael Waltrip74741
  Robby Gordon75751
  Kyle Busch76772
  Robby Gordon78781
  Martin Truex, Jr.79791
  Joe Nemechek80834
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.849411
  Martin Truex, Jr.9511723

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Waltrip 1180    
2   David Green 1163   -17  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 1153   -27  
4   Kyle Busch 1137   -43  
5   Robby Gordon 1118   -62  
6   Jason Keller 1051   -129  
7   Johnny Sauter 988   -192  
8   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 961   -219  
9   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 954   -226  
10   Jason Leffler 937   -243  
11   Tim Fedewa 914   -266  
12   Kenny Wallace 888   -292  
13   Greg Biffle 887   -293  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 884   -296  
15   Mike Bliss 867   -313  
16   Robert Pressley 833   -347  
17   David Stremme 826   -354  
18   Casey Atwood 810   -370  
19   Stacy Compton 803   -377  
20   Kasey Kahne 792   -388