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2003 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 36
Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps* on a .750 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:23:47
Average Speed: 86.783 mph
Pole Speed: 126.511 mph
Cautions: 15 for 91 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 110,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 225   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet393159,375running156185
2 418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet393157,758running62175
3 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet393121,867running5170
43231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet393101,212running29165
5306   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford393102,533running10160
63629   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet393100,928running12155
71817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford39372,675running0146
8 797   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford39389,925running17147
91699   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford39390,342running0138
10172   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge39391,942running0134
112022   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge39390,781running0130
123715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39369,910running0127
132140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39395,425running0124
143574   Tony Raines Special Olympics Virginia / Logo Capital   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet39351,325running0121
151310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Eagle One / Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac39382,435running0118
16 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39397,228running42120
171516   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford39349,150running0112
183177   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford39376,000running0109
191048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39368,275running0106
20289   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge39389,058running6108
21 15   Terry Labonte Ahh, the Power of Cheese / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39383,456running30105
222242   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39347,975running097
233454   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford39365,375running094
243349   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge39258,100running091
251919   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge39259,050running088
26290   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac39247,725running085
27 845   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39158,700running082
281141   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39166,864running079
291423   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge39050,250crash076
302443   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39086,253running073
314311   Brett Bodine Hooters   (Brett Bodine)Ford38949,825running070
321201   Jason Keller U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac38849,675running067
334214   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge38749,625running064
342721   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford37857,075crash061
35264   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac37847,425crash058
364088   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford36392,253crash055
373938   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford33880,675running052
383832   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac28754,375crash049
39 512   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge27776,185running2451
404130   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet26754,230crash043
41 920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet22398,748crash040
42257   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge13946,110crash037
43231   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet4271,502crash034
* Race shortened to 393 laps due to rain.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jason Keller01driver change
Bill Elliott9engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Derrike Cope37Friendly's Ice CreamDerrike CopeChevrolet
45Hermie Sadler02GoTeamVa.comHermie SadlerPontiac
46Hideo Fukuyama66KikkomanTravis CarterFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14444  
45539   #1 accident turn 2 
546310  
64674   #0,11 accident frontstretch 
6814174  
14215716   #7 accident turn 3 
15821053  
2112188   rain 
2192246  
2252306   #20,38 accident turn 2 
2312311  
2322354   #41 accident turn 3 
23625015  
2512544   #14 accident frontstretch 
2552617  
2622654   #32 accident turn 2 
2662683  
2692779   #01,2,12,30 accident turn 2 
27829922  
3003034   #0 spun turn 4 
30431714  
3183214   #43 spun turn 2 
32236342  
3643674   #88 accident backstretch 
3683703  
3713744   #48,54 accident backstretch 
3753806  
3813888   #4,21 accident turn 4 
3893902  
3913933   #0,23 accident frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.2%             Average green flag run: 20.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek122
  Terry Labonte331
  Joe Nemechek44542
  Terry Labonte467429
  Ryan Newman759824
  Joe Nemechek9912022
  Kurt Busch1211277
  Joe Nemechek1281292
  Kurt Busch13013910
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1401445
  Bobby Labonte14520460
  Joe Nemechek20522824
  Jeff Gordon22926032
  Mark Martin26127010
  Jeff Gordon27128010
  Bill Elliott2812866
  Kevin Harvick28729812
  Bobby Labonte2993002
  Robby Gordon30132929
  Joe Nemechek33039364

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 1619    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1599   -20  
3   Kurt Busch 1452   -167  
4   Jeff Gordon 1441   -178  
5   Bobby Labonte 1376   -243  
6   Jimmie Johnson 1372   -247  
7   Michael Waltrip 1361   -258  
8   Kevin Harvick 1328   -291  
9   Rusty Wallace 1274   -345  
10   Sterling Marlin 1259   -360  
11   Ricky Craven 1254   -365  
12   Mark Martin 1242   -377  
13   Robby Gordon 1218   -401  
14   Joe Nemechek 1211   -408  
15   Jeff Burton 1202   -417  
16   Elliott Sadler 1201   -418  
17   Tony Stewart 1182   -437  
18   Terry Labonte 1143   -476  
19   Bill Elliott 1113   -506  
20   Greg Biffle 1109   -510