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2004 Food City 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 6 of 36
Sunday, March 28, 2004 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:34
Average Speed: 82.607 mph
Pole Speed: 128.314 mph
Cautions: 11 for 85 laps
Margin of Victory: .428 sec
Attendance: 160,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11397   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford500173,465running119190
2 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge500141,878running100175
52317   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford500136,098running0155
41740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500135,125running72165
31429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500131,978running0165
7 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge500124,862running25151
9 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500120,168running0138
11188   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500118,748running91110
241220   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet498115,518running2596
332718   Bobby Labonte Wellbutrin XL   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet428112,808running064
10 815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500110,796running0134
193231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500104,792running1111
213088   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford500104,557running0100
14 938   Elliott Sadler Pedigree / M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford500103,273running0121
132022   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge500102,440running0124
18335   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500100,065running0109
383199   Jeff Burton Roush Racing   (Jack Roush)Ford13899,977too slow049
171619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge50096,565running0112
40 59   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge5796,315crash043
292943   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49694,285running076
222532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet49993,390running097
371521   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / Rent-A-Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford16692,666crash052
342810   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Harlem Globetrotters   (James Rocco)Chevrolet40491,922crash061
161148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50090,215running8120
272601   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet49687,694running082
8 642   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50087,095running0117
12 316   Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt / National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford50084,890running58132
151030   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50083,090running1123
253645   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49882,570running088
20 777   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Punisher   (Doug Bawel)Dodge50081,900running0103
23216   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford49981,045running094
61949   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge50077,945running0150
352225   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet37774,690running058
28390   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet49671,150running079
30354   Kevin Lepage Food City   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49570,685running073
263750   Derrike Cope Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge49768,440running085
314202   Hermie Sadler East Tennessee Trailers   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac49066,890running070
323894   Stanton Barrett Bojangles' / AmericInn   (Dave Watson)Chevrolet45366,845crash067
362441   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge33166,645running055
393498   Geoffrey Bodine Lucas Oil Products   (William Edwards)Ford5966,505brakes046
414172   Kirk Shelmerdine Black Wolf Harley-Davidson   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford766,390handling040
424009   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge466,335rear end037
434380   Andy Hillenburg Commercial Truck & Trailer   (Stan Hover)Ford465,656brakes034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Robby Gordon31engine change
Derrike Cope50backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Morgan Shepherd89Voyles / Carter's Royal Dispos-allMorgan ShepherdDodge
WDLarry Foyt14Foyt RacingA.J. FoytDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15858  
59657   #9,42 accident turn 1 
66672  
68736   debris 
7410128  
1021109   #29,99,18 accident turn 3 
11116858  
16917810   #41,21 accident backstretch 
17920123  
2022098   #31 spun turn 2 
210380171  
38139414   #4 spun turn 4 
39540713  
4084136   #43,10 accident backstretch 
41443118  
4324376   #8 spun turn 2 
43846326  
4644729   #94 accident turn 2 
47348210  
4834875   #77 spun frontstretch 
4884936  
4944985   #88 accident turn 1none
4995002  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 34.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman12525
  Rusty Wallace268156
  Tony Stewart8210625
  Greg Biffle10714943
  Rusty Wallace15017223
  Greg Biffle17318715
  Rusty Wallace18820316
  Robby Gordon2042041
  Sterling Marlin20527672
  Rusty Wallace2772815
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.28237291
  Johnny Sauter3733731
  Jimmie Johnson3743818
  Kurt Busch382500119

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 898    
2   Kurt Busch 877   -21  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 832   -66  
4   Tony Stewart 804   -94  
5   Ryan Newman 788   -110  
6   Jimmie Johnson 785   -113  
7   Kevin Harvick 773   -125  
8   Jeremy Mayfield 764   -134  
9   Elliott Sadler 757   -141  
10   Sterling Marlin 727   -171  
11   Kasey Kahne 722   -176  
12   Jeff Gordon 721   -177  
13   Bobby Labonte 708   -190  
14   Mark Martin 677   -221  
15   Greg Biffle 675   -223  
16   Rusty Wallace 665   -233  
17   Jamie McMurray 659   -239  
18   Scott Wimmer 655   -243  
19   Joe Nemechek 650   -248  
20   Ward Burton 647   -251