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2003 Food City 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 36
Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:53
Average Speed: 76.185 mph
Pole Speed: 128.709 mph
Cautions: 17 for 121 laps
Margin of Victory: .39 sec
Attendance: 160,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
22 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge49697,940running097
9 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet499115,643running174148
37 349   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge38557,410crash052
14 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge49899,882running5126
18 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49799,023running0109
41 64   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac31056,915running040
12 77   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge49888,865running139132
16 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet498101,407running0115
1 997   Kurt Busch Metallic Silver Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford500162,790running116180
261020   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet487111,518crash085
331122   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge42294,256crash064
31218   Bobby Labonte Advair   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500126,558running26170
281301   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac45670,139running079
151432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac49884,815running0118
51516   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford50071,120running0155
61640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500110,795running0150
39175   Terry Labonte Cheez-It / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet34983,086running046
231819   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49472,045running094
29196   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford45195,368running076
192010   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac49790,630running0106
202130   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49773,575running0103
422274   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet5256,860engine037
82348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49982,570running0142
432437   Derrike Cope Friendly's Ice Cream   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet3156,178engine034
272525   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet46962,005crash082
112642   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge49963,245running0130
72729   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet499104,448running15151
252815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet48877,470running088
132999   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford49899,807running0124
213038   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford49797,565running0100
383177   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford37165,065running049
343245   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge42265,235crash061
243311   Brett Bodine Hooters "We race in their memory"   (Brett Bodine)Ford49462,515running091
43421   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford500103,475running0160
30351   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet44683,872running073
173631   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49889,527running0112
23717   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford500118,870running25175
363888   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford397102,923running055
323941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge42367,845running067
104023   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge49986,615running0134
404154   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford34256,965crash043
35420   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac40957,190running058
314343   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge44096,168running070

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jamie McMurray42engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt14Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge
45Hermie Sadler02Virginia TechHermie SadlerPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   #45 spun turn 1 
7148  
15195   #15,41,77,88 accident turn 2 
20201  
21288   #41,43,54 accident turn 3 
295527  
56638   #74 accident turn 2 
64685  
69735   #12 spun turn 1 
7413562  
1361416   #4 accident turn 2 
1421498  
1501534   #0,10 accident turn 2 
15418128  
1821865   #0 accident turn 2 
18719913  
2002045   #6 accident frontstretch 
20521814  
2192224   #01 accident frontstretch 
2232264  
22724014   #18,97 spun turn 2 
2412433  
2442496   #5,11,23,31,45,49 accident turn 2 
2502567  
2572626   #20,21,42 accident backstretch 
263389127  
39040314   #88 accident turn 2 
4044063  
4074115   #45 spun turn 4 
41242413  
42543814   #22,45 accident turn 1 
43947234  
4734819   #20,25 accident turn 1 
48250019  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.2%             Average green flag run: 21.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon12828
  Rusty Wallace29335
  Jeff Gordon34160127
  Jimmy Spencer16118222
  Jeff Gordon18320119
  Kevin Harvick20221615
  Jimmy Spencer217333117
  Matt Kenseth33435825
  Kurt Busch35937719
  Bobby Labonte37840326
  Kurt Busch40450097

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 935    
2   Kurt Busch 797   -138  
3   Tony Stewart 788   -147  
4   Michael Waltrip 786   -149  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 749   -186  
6   Jimmie Johnson 743   -192  
7   Ricky Craven 735   -200  
8   Bobby Labonte 732   -203  
9   Ricky Rudd 695   -240  
10   Jeff Gordon 694   -241  
11   Kevin Harvick 684   -251  
12   Joe Nemechek 683   -252  
13   Johnny Benson, Jr. 681   -254  
14   Elliott Sadler 675   -260  
15   Ryan Newman 668   -267  
16   Dave Blaney 652   -283  
17   Rusty Wallace 650   -285  
18   Jeff Burton 637   -298  
19   Robby Gordon 628   -307  
20   Dale Jarrett 623   -312