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2003 Aaron's 499


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 36
Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:28
Average Speed: 144.625 mph
Pole Speed: 186.489 mph
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: .125 sec
Attendance: 190,000
Lead changes: 43

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1138   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188204,367running34180
2 229   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188179,233running12175
3 338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford188162,955running1170
41532   Ricky Craven Tide With Bleach   (Cal Wells)Pontiac188139,575running0160
5285   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188122,221running1160
61140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge188126,380running2155
72422   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge188114,386running5151
8 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188128,458running24147
92717   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford188104,730running9143
10 631   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless / Special Olympics   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188105,367running0134
112145   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18884,375running0130
121888   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford188116,473running2132
13 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge188109,823running1129
144043   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge188109,388running1126
15 748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18889,930running65128
164374   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet18874,640running0115
172523   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge18886,825running0112
18 119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18784,285running19114
192697   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford18687,195running1111
20121   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18497,302running1108
212925   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18270,695engine0100
223316   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford17866,375running097
233977   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford17891,565running094
241615   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17783,935running1096
251920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet156118,708running088
26 96   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford154102,783running085
271442   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge15465,395running082
283554   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford15279,045running079
293030   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet12476,285running076
303609   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Resort   (James Finch)Dodge12065,390electrical073
31424   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac12076,214running070
322218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet118109,658running067
334149   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge11065,350running064
34200   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac10964,310running061
353899   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford10797,597running058
362301   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac7367,050crash055
37312   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge12101,567crash052
38347   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge966,025crash049
39 812   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge393,215crash046
401041   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge371,090crash043
411710   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac389,640crash040
423721   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford370,690crash037
433202   Hermie Sadler Aaron's Dream Machine   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet362,746crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Mike Skinner4engine change
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.8engine change
Bobby Labonte18engine change
Jeff Green30engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Brett Bodine11Hooters RestaurantsBrett BodineFord
45Larry Foyt14Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge
46David Green60Haas AutomationRick HendrickChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
144  
5139   #0,01,02,09,1,2,4,6,8,10,12,16,17,18,20,21,25,30,31,41,42,43,45,49,54,77,99 accident turn 2 
143623  
37404   debris 
416323  
64674   debris 
688316  
84896   #15,38 accident turn 3 
90901  
91944   #97,20,16 accident turn 4 
9513238  
1331375   debris 
13818851  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 22.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeremy Mayfield188
  Kevin Harvick91911
  Michael Waltrip202910
  Steve Park30301
  Sterling Marlin31322
  Jimmie Johnson33364
  Terry Labonte37371
  Jimmie Johnson384710
  Jeremy Mayfield48492
  Jimmie Johnson50534
  Jeremy Mayfield54574
  Jeff Gordon58581
  Jeremy Mayfield59635
  Bill Elliott64641
  Jimmie Johnson657915
  Matt Kenseth80834
  Kurt Busch84841
  Jimmie Johnson859915
  Matt Kenseth1001034
  Kevin Harvick1041041
  Ward Burton1051062
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1071126
  Jeff Gordon1131186
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1191213
  Jeff Gordon1221254
  John Andretti1261261
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1271282
  Jeff Gordon12914113
  Ward Burton1421432
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.14415411
  Jimmie Johnson1551562
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1571604
  Dale Jarrett1611622
  Elliott Sadler1631631
  Jimmie Johnson1641718
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1721754
  Jimmie Johnson1761761
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1771771
  Jimmie Johnson1781781
  Ward Burton1791791
  Jimmie Johnson1801845
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1851851
  Matt Kenseth1861861
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1871882

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 1233    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1104   -129  
3   Kurt Busch 1046   -187  
4   Jimmie Johnson 1013   -220  
5   Jeff Gordon 1011   -222  
6   Ricky Craven 1000   -233  
7   Michael Waltrip 994   -239  
8   Kevin Harvick 977   -256  
9   Tony Stewart 937   -296  
10   Elliott Sadler 895   -338  
11   Ryan Newman 894   -339  
12   Dale Jarrett 884   -349  
13   Robby Gordon 871   -362  
14   Mark Martin 858   -375  
15   Bobby Labonte 851   -382  
16   Sterling Marlin 850   -383  
17   Joe Nemechek 841   -392  
18   Rusty Wallace 823   -410  
19   Ricky Rudd 817   -416  
20   Dave Blaney 801   -432