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2004 Auto Club 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 10 of 36
Sunday, May 2, 2004 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:38:33
Average Speed: 137.268 mph
Pole Speed: 186.94 mph
Cautions: 6 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 12.871 sec
Attendance: 120,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250318,628running81190
21948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250194,675running37175
3 712   Ryan Newman Mobil 1 / Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge250191,267running2170
42517   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford250172,578running11165
52718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250150,233running0155
6 577   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share   (Doug Bawel)Dodge250106,125running1155
7295   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250119,625running0146
81341   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge250108,375running0142
92429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250123,203running3143
10150   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet25088,350running0134
11266   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford25090,450running0130
122331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250112,437running0127
13 19   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge250127,250running77129
142019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge249112,025running1126
151242   Jamie McMurray Texaco $1,000,000 Birthday Bash / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24987,725running0118
161120   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet249120,603running0115
173521   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford249102,981running0112
183432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet24997,225running0109
19108   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet249119,203running0106
203249   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge24974,925running1108
213730   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet24984,175running0100
221438   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford249109,058running097
232197   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford24990,550running094
243188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford249103,217running091
25 410   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet24997,187running088
263099   Jeff Burton Roundup Fast Act   (Jack Roush)Ford249104,317running085
27 840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge249103,200running082
28 201   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet24988,100running284
29 625   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet24876,900running181
303922   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge24883,039running073
313650   Derrike Cope Bennett Lane Winery   (Don Arnold)Dodge24865,975running070
321715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet245101,831running067
331816   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford22374,500running2869
344198   Todd Bodine Lucas Oil Products   (William Edwards)Ford20965,375engine166
35 92   Rusty Wallace Vote Miller President of Beers   (Roger Penske)Dodge193109,008running058
363889   Morgan Shepherd Voyles / Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge16365,025electrical160
37 343   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge14791,050engine052
38224   Jimmy Spencer Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet12764,550engine354
392845   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4064,430engine046
404394   Stanton Barrett AmericInn Lodging Systems   (Dave Watson)Chevrolet2064,280crash043
414002   Hermie Sadler SCORE Motorsports   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet2064,155transmission040
424272   Kirk Shelmerdine 2nd Chance Race Parts   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford564,050handling037
433309   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge264,161vibration034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Casey Mears41backup car
Joe Ruttman09driver change
Scott Wimmer22engine change
Derrike Cope50engine change
Todd Bodine98engine change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12222  
23308   #94 accident turn 2none
315020  
51555   oil on tracknone
56572  
58625   #97,2 accident frontstretchnone
639129  
92976   debris turn 3#0
9814043  
1411455   debris turn 2none
1461483  
14915810   oil on track#38
15925092  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.6%             Average green flag run: 30.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kasey Kahne111
  Joe Nemechek232
  Kasey Kahne42421
  Jimmy Spencer25262
  Morgan Shepherd27271
  Todd Bodine28281
  Kasey Kahne294921
  Jeff Gordon50523
  Jimmy Spencer53531
  Matt Kenseth546411
  Jeff Gordon65651
  Greg Biffle669328
  Brian Vickers94941
  Kasey Kahne9510410
  Jimmie Johnson10514137
  Jeremy Mayfield1421421
  Ken Schrader1431431
  Jeff Gordon14416623
  Kasey Kahne16719024
  Jeff Gordon1911977
  Brendan Gaughan1981981
  Ryan Newman1992002
  Kevin Harvick2012033
  Jeff Gordon20425047

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1453    
2   Jimmie Johnson 1428   -25  
3   Jeff Gordon 1426   -27  
4   Matt Kenseth 1357   -96  
5   Kevin Harvick 1316   -137  
6   Kurt Busch 1316   -137  
7   Ryan Newman 1299   -154  
8   Tony Stewart 1284   -169  
9   Bobby Labonte 1265   -188  
10   Elliott Sadler 1250   -203  
11   Kasey Kahne 1209   -244  
12   Jamie McMurray 1200   -253  
13   Mark Martin 1135   -318  
14   Rusty Wallace 1132   -321  
15   Sterling Marlin 1112   -341  
16   Jeremy Mayfield 1106   -347  
17   Casey Mears 1093   -360  
18   Dale Jarrett 1066   -387  
19   Robby Gordon 1033   -420  
20   Joe Nemechek 1014   -439