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2004 MBNA America 400


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 28 of 36
Sunday, September 26, 2004 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:34
Average Speed: 119.067 mph
Pole Speed: 159.405 mph
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps
Margin of Victory: 8.149 sec
Attendance: 140,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

'Chase' drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge400195,477running325190
32124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400140,533running1170
2126   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford400138,560running2175
41188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford400122,877running0160
32 817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford319118,833crash5872
62320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet400117,168running0150
9168   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet399113,293running1143
14 618   Bobby Labonte MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet398107,123running0121
13 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge398105,348running0124
7 119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge400105,015running0146
153440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge398104,415running0118
20 438   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford397100,648running0103
51397   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford40099,745running12160
193029   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39799,493running0106
181599   Carl Edwards Roush Racing   (Jack Roush)Ford39797,417running0109
16 515   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39796,671running0115
303231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet38593,977running073
121421   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford39992,321running0127
212843   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39689,565running0100
27385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39388,515running082
10 948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39986,415running0134
42209   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge1386,300flywheel037
311810   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet36385,802wheel bearing070
232922   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge39584,740running094
81042   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40079,715running0142
172745   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39779,415running0112
292232   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet38577,829running076
111916   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford39975,630running0130
242641   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39573,065running091
222577   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge39672,565running097
333330   Jeff Burton America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16866,730crash064
352401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet9165,380overheating058
38 325   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4665,100crash049
26364   Jimmy Spencer Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39362,415running085
253149   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge39462,265running193
283751   Tony Raines Lee Jeans   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet39158,590running079
344289   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus / Red Line Oil   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge10557,595handling061
363537   Kevin Lepage Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge8657,250vibration055
37170   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet5057,125engine052
394198   Geoffrey Bodine Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Ford4056,875oil pressure046
404372   Kirk Shelmerdine Vote for Bush   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford3756,705engine043
433950   Jeff Fuller Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge756,555overheating034
414009   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge2756,550rear end040

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Terry Labonte5backup car
Geoffrey Bodine98engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02Jenkins & Jenkins Attorneys At LawHermie SadlerChevrolet
45Carl Long00Buyer's Choice Auto WarrantiesRaynard McGlynnChevrolet
46Stanton Barrett92Applebee'sBob JenkinsFord
47Greg Sacks13ARC Dehooker / Vita CocoJames WilsbergDodge
48Kenny Hendrick35Gary Keller RacingGary KellerChevrolet
49Derrike Cope80Commercial Truck & TrailerStan HoverFord
50Mike Garvey75Jani-KingRandall HaefeleDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11414  
15228   oil on track#72
234826  
49557   #25 accident turn 2#31
5612065  
1211277   #17 accident turn 4#43
12817043  
1711777   #30 accident turn 3#43
178326149  
3273359   debris#19
33640065  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%             Average green flag run: 60.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman13232
  Matt Kenseth334816
  Ryan Newman49491
  Ken Schrader50501
  Matt Kenseth519242
  Ryan Newman9318492
  Kurt Busch18519511
  Ryan Newman19626065
  Mark Martin2612622
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2632631
  Jeff Gordon2642641
  Kurt Busch2652651
  Ryan Newman266400135

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 5371    
2   Kurt Busch 5370   -1  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 5353   -18  
4   Mark Martin 5314   -57  
5   Jimmie Johnson 5314   -57  
6   Elliott Sadler 5275   -96  
7   Matt Kenseth 5272   -99  
8   Ryan Newman 5264   -107  
9   Tony Stewart 5236   -135  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 5214   -157  
11   Jamie McMurray 3473   -1898  
12   Kevin Harvick 3374   -1997  
13   Bobby Labonte 3367   -2004  
14   Kasey Kahne 3360   -2011  
15   Dale Jarrett 3342   -2029  
16   Michael Waltrip 3056   -2315  
17   Rusty Wallace 3020   -2351  
18   Sterling Marlin 2997   -2374  
19   Greg Biffle 2958   -2413  
20   Casey Mears 2934   -2437  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3923    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3854   -69  
3   Jimmie Johnson 3811   -112  
4   Kurt Busch 3659   -264  
5   Tony Stewart 3611   -312  
6   Matt Kenseth 3579   -344  
7   Elliott Sadler 3566   -357  
8   Mark Martin 3512   -411  
9   Jamie McMurray 3473   -450  
10   Ryan Newman 3445   -478  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 3397   -526  
12   Kevin Harvick 3374   -549  
13   Bobby Labonte 3367   -556  
14   Kasey Kahne 3360   -563  
15   Dale Jarrett 3342   -581  
16   Michael Waltrip 3056   -867  
17   Rusty Wallace 3020   -903  
18   Sterling Marlin 2997   -926  
19   Greg Biffle 2958   -965  
20   Casey Mears 2934   -989