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2004 Tropicana 400 Presented by Meijer


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 18 of 36
Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:33
Average Speed: 129.507 mph
Pole Speed: 186.942 mph
Cautions: 9 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.925 sec
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11020   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet267336,803running160190
2 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267208,640running31175
32988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford267183,592running0165
4 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267172,453running14165
51919   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge267130,575running26160
6245   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267123,075running1155
73240   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge267126,200running9151
8 901   Joe Nemechek USG Sheetrock   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet267112,850running0142
93915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet267129,556running0138
101729   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267122,053running0134
11202   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge267121,908running0130
122617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford267127,853running1132
131442   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge26788,100running0124
14 425   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26787,950running0121
151241   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge26792,150running0118
16311   John Andretti Kraft Foods   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet26773,250running0115
172331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267107,837running2117
181118   Bobby Labonte Wellbutrin XL   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet267117,133running1114
19220   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet26775,150running0106
20 516   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford26784,400running0103
211338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford267109,083running0100
22258   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet267116,828running097
234022   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge26791,975running094
24186   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford26579,850running1096
25344   Jimmy Spencer Wide Open Energy Drink   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet26571,550running088
264245   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge26578,839running085
274149   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge26369,750running082
283843   Jeff Green Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge24895,300crash079
291610   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet24594,037running076
301577   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge24076,100running073
31 780   Mike Bliss ConAgra / Slim Jim   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20565,900crash070
323021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford20491,256running067
33 699   Jeff Burton Comcast   (Jack Roush)Ford19799,342running064
34 812   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge166111,667crash061
352197   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford15184,600running058
36 29   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge13694,275crash1060
373630   Dave Blaney America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet12972,175crash157
383532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet11671,975engine049
394350   P.J. Jones Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge10863,765too slow046
403302   Hermie Sadler SCORE Motorsports   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet10363,555transmission043
412809   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Dodge8663,355engine040
422751   Kevin Lepage NegotiationsSeminar.com   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet3463,170fuel pump142
433737   Chad Blount Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge363,207electrical034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Hermie Sadler02backup car
Chad Blount37engine change
Jeff Green43engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Todd Bodine98Lucas Oil ProductsWilliam EdwardsFord
45Greg Sacks13ARC Dehooker / Vita CocoJames WilsbergDodge
46Kirk Shelmerdine72Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord
WDMorgan Shepherd89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19235   #12,97 accident turn 2#50
24241  
25295   oil on tracknone
303910  
40423   debris backstretchnone
4312078  
1211266   oil on track#0
1271271  
1281347   #1,8,9,10,20,24,30,99 accident turn 1#22
13517238  
1731775   debris#24
17820932  
2102145   #80 accident turn 2#41
21524531  
2462494   debris turn 4#8
2502534  
2542563   #43 accident turn 3#1
25726711  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.1%             Average green flag run: 22.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon11414
  Kasey Kahne15195
  Terry Labonte20201
  Kevin Lepage21211
  Tony Stewart228362
  Jimmie Johnson84841
  Mark Martin859410
  Sterling Marlin95995
  Matt Kenseth1001001
  Dave Blaney1011011
  Robby Gordon1021032
  Tony Stewart10412118
  Kasey Kahne1221265
  Tony Stewart12717347
  Sterling Marlin1741741
  Tony Stewart1751806
  Jimmie Johnson18121030
  Bobby Labonte2112111
  Sterling Marlin2122143
  Jeremy Mayfield21524026
  Tony Stewart24126727

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 2720    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2615   -105  
3   Jeff Gordon 2478   -242  
4   Tony Stewart 2393   -327  
5   Matt Kenseth 2321   -399  
6   Bobby Labonte 2278   -442  
7   Elliott Sadler 2252   -468  
8   Kevin Harvick 2229   -491  
9   Kurt Busch 2211   -509  
10   Ryan Newman 2173   -547  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 2108   -612  
12   Dale Jarrett 2083   -637  
13   Jamie McMurray 2068   -652  
14   Kasey Kahne 2044   -676  
15   Mark Martin 2035   -685  
16   Casey Mears 1998   -722  
17   Rusty Wallace 1965   -755  
18   Michael Waltrip 1960   -760  
19   Sterling Marlin 1941   -779  
20   Brian Vickers 1913   -807