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2003 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 9, 2003 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:25:37
Average Speed: 146.048 mph
Pole Speed: 191.417 mph
Cautions: 7 for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.274 sec
Attendance: 106,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Advair   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325209,233running172185
23024   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325142,778running68175
3378   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325113,917running23170
42417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32591,850running0160
5 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325113,328running17160
6 338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford32594,450running1155
7 57   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge32579,550running1151
82777   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford32580,125running1147
91325   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32558,225running19143
10 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge32494,450running21139
112310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac32484,400running0130
122232   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac32476,375running0127
132016   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford32451,775running0124
143440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32493,675running0121
15 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge32488,392running0118
16151   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32475,512running0115
171831   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32377,912running0112
181222   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32384,871running0109
191729   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32387,968running0106
20395   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32380,196running0103
211688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford32393,968running0100
221019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge32259,435running097
233341   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32270,535running094
243674   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet32247,635running091
252830   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32259,035running088
264023   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge32258,774running085
27 615   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32168,070running082
283554   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford32149,920running079
291943   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32084,988running076
30324   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac31847,085running073
311401   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31646,510crash070
321148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30865,835engine272
332699   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford30580,687engine064
343845   Kyle Petty Brawny / Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge29654,325running061
352121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford29554,290engine058
363142   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29346,255engine055
37430   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac26746,220overheating052
384249   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18246,175engine049
39 29   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge16485,723engine046
40 997   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford14366,090engine043
412511   Brett Bodine Hooters   (Brett Bodine)Ford14146,050crash040
42296   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford13379,843engine037
434114   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge10445,069engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Bobby Hamilton, Jr.35U.S. Marine CorpsEd RensiFord
45Jeff Fultz57CLREd CampbellFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1135135  
1361405   oil on track 
1411455  
1461549   #11,23 accident backstretch 
15517420  
1751784   #2 accident turn 2 
1791857  
1861894   oil on track 
19020819  
2092124   debris turn 2 
21330290  
3033064   #21 accident turn 3 
3073082  
3093124   #43,99 accident turn 2 
31332513  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.5%             Average green flag run: 36.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman12020
  Bobby Labonte213616
  Joe Nemechek375519
  Bobby Labonte56572
  Tony Stewart58592
  Jeff Gordon60689
  Bobby Labonte6911850
  Tony Stewart1191202
  Bobby Labonte12113616
  Elliott Sadler1371371
  Bobby Labonte13817538
  Dave Blaney1761761
  Bobby Labonte1771859
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18620823
  Ryan Newman2092091
  Tony Stewart21022213
  Jeff Gordon22326846
  Jimmie Johnson2692702
  Jeff Gordon27128111
  Bobby Labonte28230322
  Jimmy Spencer3043041
  Bobby Labonte3053128
  Jeff Gordon3133142
  Bobby Labonte31532511

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 618    
2   Tony Stewart 569   -49  
3   Michael Waltrip 543   -75  
4   Jimmie Johnson 519   -99  
5   Bobby Labonte 510   -108  
6   Johnny Benson, Jr. 487   -131  
7   Kevin Harvick 478   -140  
8   Jeff Gordon 477   -141  
9   Jeff Burton 476   -142  
10   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 474   -144  
11   Joe Nemechek 472   -146  
12   Dale Jarrett 454   -164  
13   Ryan Newman 445   -173  
14   Kurt Busch 442   -176  
15   Dave Blaney 438   -180  
16   Ricky Craven 437   -181  
17   Robby Gordon 432   -186  
18   Steve Park 425   -193  
19   Elliott Sadler 424   -194  
20   Sterling Marlin 423   -195