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2003 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 16, 2003 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:02:08
Average Speed: 133.87 mph
Pole Speed: 186.606 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 200,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 415   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1091,400,406running68185
36 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet108220,626running2260
31048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109717,526running8170
7 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet109315,454running6151
203517   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford109200,345running2108
18 654   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford109195,051running1114
262532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac109185,870running190
272941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge109194,920running187
23697   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford1091,027,101running0170
43129   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet109569,630running0160
5266   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford109444,609running0155
6 331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet109363,676running0150
82019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Power Days   (Ray Evernham)Dodge109245,026running0142
91809   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Resort   (James Finch)Dodge109220,051running0138
101188   Dale Jarrett UPS "What Can Brown Do For You?"   (Yates Racing)Ford109245,320running0134
11 999   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford109235,187running0130
121324   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109238,648running0127
133045   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge109198,176running0124
14240   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac109184,901running0121
15 521   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford109220,595running0118
162123   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge109184,420running0115
17 740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge109227,662running0112
194010   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac109208,620running0106
212716   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford109177,495running0100
221525   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109180,595running097
231638   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford109189,651running094
243977   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford109200,676running091
25382   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge109190,275running088
284201   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac109184,915running079
29321   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet109196,645running076
30415   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet109203,353running073
311942   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge109171,195running070
32149   Bill Elliott Dodge Power Days   (Ray Evernham)Dodge109208,707running067
333374   Tony Raines Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet109171,851running064
341243   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge108207,814running061
353433   Christian Fittipaldi Monaco Coaches   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet108177,856running058
37434   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac108167,870running052
381722   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge105210,695crash049
39 130   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet94202,720crash046
40237   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge94166,620crash043
412218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet81202,829running040
422849   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge57166,476crash037
433712   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge56173,788crash034
* Race shortened to 109 laps due to rain.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Mark Martin6backup car
Johnny Benson, Jr.10backup car
Kevin Harvick29engine change
Casey Mears41backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt14Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge
45Brett Bodine11Hooters RestaurantsBrett BodineFord
46Hermie Sadler02SCORE MotorsportsHermie SadlerPontiac
47David Green60Haas AutomationRick HendrickChevrolet
48Kirk Shelmerdine90Freddie B'sJunie DonlaveyFord
49Derrike Cope37Friendly's Ice CreamDerrike CopeChevrolet
50Mike Harmon78Carb-R-AllAnthony DesmondChevrolet
WDNorm Benning84Norm Benning RacingNorm BenningChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14242  
43453   #18 spun backstretch 
465712  
586710   #12,18,22,49 accident tri-oval 
689528  
96994   #7,30 accident turn 4 
1001023  
1031053   debris 
1061061  
1071093   #22 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.1%             Average green flag run: 17.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Waltrip13434
  Matt Kenseth35362
  Tony Stewart37426
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.436422
  Casey Mears65651
  Michael Waltrip669530
  Jimmie Johnson96961
  Todd Bodine97971
  Ricky Craven98981
  Jimmie Johnson991057
  Michael Waltrip1061094

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Waltrip 185    
2   Jimmie Johnson 170   -15  
3   Kurt Busch 170   -15  
4   Kevin Harvick 160   -25  
5   Mark Martin 155   -30  
6   Tony Stewart 151   -34  
7   Robby Gordon 150   -35  
8   Jeremy Mayfield 142   -43  
9   Mike Wallace 138   -47  
10   Dale Jarrett 134   -51  
11   Jeff Burton 130   -55  
12   Jeff Gordon 127   -58  
13   Kyle Petty 124   -61  
14   Jack Sprague 121   -64  
15   Ricky Rudd 118   -67  
16   Kenny Wallace 115   -70  
17   Todd Bodine 114   -71  
18   Sterling Marlin 112   -73  
19   Matt Kenseth 108   -77  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 106   -79