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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 34 of 36
Sunday, November 7, 2004 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps* on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:19:16
Average Speed: 94.848 mph
Pole Speed: 135.854 mph
Cautions: 11 for 63 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.431 sec
Attendance: 105,000
Lead changes: 10

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
1148   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet315274,503running118190
2 112   Ryan Newman Alltel Txt2WinMVP   (Roger Penske)Dodge315181,167running59175
3 824   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet315170,503running100170
4 529   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet315134,938running0160
5 49   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge315126,950running0155
61348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31596,225running0150
7152   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge315111,658running0146
8 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet315112,028running0142
92718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet315113,083running4143
102897   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford31584,300running14139
112030   Jeff Burton America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31572,500running0130
12 301   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet31588,200running0127
132316   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford31570,225running0124
141110   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet31585,187running0121
15226   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford31567,975running0118
163232   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide / The Incredibles   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet31580,950running0115
171915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31591,006running0112
18 225   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31565,825running0109
192521   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford31583,081running0106
201849   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge31557,300running0103
212419   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31578,525running0100
222688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford31587,767running097
231243   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31582,375running094
241042   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31564,800running091
253540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light / U.S. Marines   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31489,050running088
263822   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge31473,925running085
273737   Kevin Lepage Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge31452,300running082
283445   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny / Shop Master   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31363,564running079
29334   Mike Wallace Love's Travel Stops / Wide Open Performance   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31354,550running076
304077   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge31159,925running073
312114   John Andretti VB/APlus at Sunoco   (Greg Pollex)Ford31152,300running070
32315   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / The Incredibles   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30978,400running067
334202   Hermie Sadler Treasure Island Las Vegas   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet30752,450running064
34 741   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge30651,400crash061
351731   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30686,462engine058
361617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford280101,903engine460
372999   Carl Edwards Roush Racing   (Jack Roush)Ford27284,417running052
38 938   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford25289,708running1654
393009   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge23650,750crash046
40390   Ward Burton NetZero   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet20150,600rear end043
414389   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus / Red Line Oil   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge18150,460handling040
424198   Randy LaJoie Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Ford10550,335transmission037
433650   Todd Bodine Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge1150,447vibration034
* Race extended to 315 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Michael Waltrip15backup car
Kevin Lepage37engine change
Sterling Marlin40engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Mike Garvey75Jani-KingRandall HaefeleDodge
45Tony Raines51Marathon Oil / ChaseJoe AuerChevrolet
46Stanton Barrett94W.W. MotorsportsDavid WatsonFord
47Mario Gosselin80Commercial Truck & TrailerStan HoverFord
48Ryan McGlynn00Buyer's Choice Auto WarrantiesRaynard McGlynnChevrolet
49Kirk Shelmerdine72Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord
50Geoffrey Bodine93Quality Plus ServicesPat WhitenerChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17676  
77804   #02 stalled turn 3#15
8110525  
1061149   debris#29
1151195  
1201234   #14 accident turn 4#32
1241285  
1291324   #0,01,6,12,29,42,97 accident turn 4#5
13314311  
1441496   #10,99 accident turn 4#88
1501545  
1551595   #38 accident turn 1#0
16022566  
2262316   #5 accident frontstretch#17
2322398  
2402434   #09 accident backstretch#15
24428239  
28329311   oil on track#25
2942985  
2993024   #42 accident turn 2#43
3033075  
3083136   #41 accident turn 2none
3143152  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.0%             Average green flag run: 21.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman15959
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.6010748
  Elliott Sadler10812316
  Jeff Gordon12414421
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.14520258
  Matt Kenseth2032064
  Kurt Busch20722014
  Jeff Gordon2212233
  Bobby Labonte2242274
  Jeff Gordon22830376
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.30431512

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kurt Busch 6191    
2   Jeff Gordon 6150   -41  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 6144   -47  
4   Jimmie Johnson 6143   -48  
5   Mark Martin 6089   -102  
6   Tony Stewart 6049   -142  
7   Ryan Newman 6041   -150  
8   Elliott Sadler 5869   -322  
9   Matt Kenseth 5855   -336  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 5836   -355  
11   Jamie McMurray 4286   -1905  
12   Dale Jarrett 4071   -2120  
13   Kasey Kahne 4070   -2121  
14   Kevin Harvick 4027   -2164  
15   Bobby Labonte 4007   -2184  
16   Jeff Burton 3723   -2468  
17   Rusty Wallace 3704   -2487  
18   Michael Waltrip 3702   -2489  
19   Joe Nemechek 3649   -2542  
20   Greg Biffle 3616   -2575  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4702    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4645   -57  
3   Jimmie Johnson 4640   -62  
4   Kurt Busch 4480   -222  
5   Tony Stewart 4424   -278  
6   Mark Martin 4287   -415  
7   Jamie McMurray 4286   -416  
8   Ryan Newman 4222   -480  
9   Matt Kenseth 4162   -540  
10   Elliott Sadler 4160   -542  
11   Dale Jarrett 4071   -631  
12   Kasey Kahne 4070   -632  
13   Kevin Harvick 4027   -675  
14   Jeremy Mayfield 4019   -683  
15   Bobby Labonte 4007   -695  
16   Jeff Burton 3723   -979  
17   Rusty Wallace 3704   -998  
18   Michael Waltrip 3702   -1000  
19   Joe Nemechek 3649   -1053  
20   Greg Biffle 3616   -1086