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2003 Aaron's 312


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 7 of 34
Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.2 miles)

Time of race: 2:11:43
Average Speed: 114.768 mph
Pole Speed: 188.649 mph
Cautions: 5 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 100,000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tribute Concert Foundation   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet11739,275running60185
2 187   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac11737,420running49175
32548   Shane Hmiel Goulds Pumps / Dark Dog   (George Debidart)Pontiac11740,080running0165
4 42   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11732,600running5165
5 720   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac11730,400running0155
6 61   Jamie McMurray Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Dodge11721,225running0150
72199   Michael Waltrip Aaron's Sales & Lease   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet11719,225running0146
8244   Mike Wallace GEICO   (Fred Biagi)Pontiac11724,875running0142
91418   Coy Gibbs MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac11624,050running0138
103822   Tina Gordon Bost Motorsports   (Danny Bost)Chevrolet11620,925running0134
11420   Morgan Shepherd Eagle Jet International   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet11617,600running0130
123668   Rick Markle Del MarklePontiac11617,475running0127
132327   Chase Montgomery Trim Spa   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac11628,380running0124
143949   Derrike Cope bgnracing.com / Ocean Potion   (Jay Robinson)Ford11619,225running0121
153362   Larry Hollenbeck S.W.A.T. Fitness   (Larry Hollenbeck)Pontiac11617,100running0118
171712   Kerry Earnhardt Jani-King   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet11522,050running1117
162837   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac11528,175running0115
194173   Jason Schuler Havill-Spoerl   (Daryl Spoerl)Ford11419,800running1111
184016   Larry Gunselman 31-W Insulation / Waterloo Tool   (Wayne Day)Pontiac11519,925running0109
202746   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet11421,295running0103
213777   Donnie Neuenberger Moy Racing   (Joe Reilly)Ford11118,300running0100
223054   Hermie Sadler Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet10520,195overheating097
23135   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Ricky Hendrick)Chevrolet10025,875running094
24 810   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford8425,420running091
251626   Kevin Grubb Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Dodge7619,870running088
26 921   Johnny Sauter PayDay   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet7525,145running085
272992   Todd Bodine Herzog-Jackson Motorsports   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet7315,500running082
281957   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Greg Pollex)Ford6824,895running079
29107   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Winn-Dixie   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet5719,270running076
301528   Brad Baker Trus Joist   (Gary Baker)Dodge4615,125crash073
314339   Jason White Jay Robinson Racing   (Jay Robinson)Ford3014,975electrical070
333552   Brad Teague Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Ford2415,210overheating169
32 559   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2719,160crash067
343244   Mike Harmon Global Industrial Contractors   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet1116,865crash061
352625   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford1022,310crash058
361132   Lyndon Amick Support Our Soldiers   (Bill Amick)Chevrolet914,775crash055
37 238   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford817,290crash052
382023   Scott Wimmer Stacker 2 / Stamina Rx   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet822,205crash049
393134   Mike McLaughlin LesCare Kitchens   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet814,670crash046
401260   Stanton Barrett Odoban   (Jack Roush)Ford822,135crash043
411819   Chad Blount APP Prepaid Gas Cards   (Todd Braun)Dodge816,600crash040
423472   Randy MacDonald U.S. Security   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet814,565crash037
432288   Jeff Fuller Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac214,515handling034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Tina Gordon22engine change
Shane Hmiel48engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Bobby Gerhart55James Auto / AT ConstructionBilly GerhartPontiac
45Kevin Ray95Sadler BrothersFord
46Gus Wasson84www.brianweberassociates.comBrian WeberChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10189   #57,23,26,44,32,7,92,21,59,10,12,34,60,38,72,19,37,28 accident turn 4 
193921  
40434   debris turn 4 
445714  
58614   debris backstretch 
6211049  
1111133   #27 spun tri-oval 
1141152  
1161172   #46 stalled turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.8%             Average green flag run: 19.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek11414
  Jason Schuler15151
  Brad Teague16161
  Kerry Earnhardt17171
  Joe Nemechek184023
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.41455
  Joe Nemechek465712
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.5811760

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Todd Bodine 996    
2   Jamie McMurray 957   -39  
3   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 927   -69  
4   Shane Hmiel 897   -99  
5   Jason Keller 889   -107  
6   David Green 855   -141  
7   Mike Bliss 853   -143  
8   Scott Riggs 815   -181  
9   Kasey Kahne 813   -183  
10   Mike Wallace 784   -212  
11   Johnny Sauter 777   -219  
12   Brian Vickers 767   -229  
13   Scott Wimmer 764   -232  
14   Kevin Grubb 758   -238  
15   Coy Gibbs 757   -239  
16   Randy LaJoie 736   -260  
17   Stacy Compton 734   -262  
18   Michael Waltrip 721   -275  
19   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 714   -282  
20   Kerry Earnhardt 677   -319