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2003 MBNA America 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 36
Sunday, September 21, 2003 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:40:35
Average Speed: 108.802 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 7 for 63 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.152 sec
Attendance: 137,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
9 117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford40079,840running1143
37 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36297,792crash4857
4 329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet400119,533running133170
8 448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40079,940running0142
1 512   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge400160,460running106180
5 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400123,923running14160
38 797   Kurt Busch Brute / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford34771,750engine049
31 818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / 3M   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet39597,948running070
20 95   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39986,346running0103
421015   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17169,200engine037
31120   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet400153,408running97170
231231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39883,327running094
121399   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford40096,007running0127
10142   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge40098,707running0134
14159   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge40094,673running0121
22166   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford39891,323running097
131740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge400102,540running1129
61842   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40071,890running0150
71916   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford40066,440running0146
192038   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford40092,490running0106
292122   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge39789,246running076
402232   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac24959,465engine043
112321   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford40087,155running0130
432425   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet7851,330crash034
22519   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge400140,635running0170
212610   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac39984,490running0100
182788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford400100,703running0109
242877   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford39875,490running091
15297   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge40075,890running0118
34301   John Andretti Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39377,532running061
283123   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge39753,340running079
263230   Steve Park America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39764,165running085
173354   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford40071,740running0112
413401   Mike Skinner U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac19551,325engine040
363541   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39260,000running055
323645   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39460,705running067
25370   Jason Leffler NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac39857,215running088
333849   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge39353,455running064
303974   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet39553,540running073
27404   Kevin Lepage Kodak Easy Share   (Larry McClure)Pontiac39761,904running082
164143   Jeff Green Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge40099,818running0115
354237   Derrike Cope Friendly's   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet39352,130running058
394302   Hermie Sadler VCU Rams / Dollar Tree   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac25751,635engine046

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ricky Craven32engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt50Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge
45Scott Wimmer27Bill Davis RacingBill DavisChevrolet
46Morgan Shepherd89Racing With JesusMorgan ShepherdFord
47Billy Bigley79Arnold Development CompaniesDon ArnoldDodge
48Christian Fittipaldi44BuglesPetty EnterprisesDodge
49Tim Sauter71ARAN TradingDave MarcisChevrolet
WDRich Bickle79SBC / MolykoteJohn ConelyChevrolet
WDShane Hmiel91Evernham MotorsportsRay EvernhamDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474   #01,49 accident turn 2none
88073  
8110525   #25 accident turn 1#54
10616459  
1651706   #18 accident turn 4#21
17123565  
2362416   debris#32
24228746  
2882969   debris#12
29732529  
3263305   #23 accident turn 4#7
33136434  
3653728   #8 accident turn 2#54
37340028  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.8%             Average green flag run: 42.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Harvick11111
  Ryan Newman124433
  Kevin Harvick45166122
  Sterling Marlin1671671
  Jeff Gordon16818013
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18119818
  Tony Stewart19921214
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.21323725
  Matt Kenseth2382381
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2392435
  Jeff Gordon2442441
  Tony Stewart24532783
  Ryan Newman32840073

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 4158    
2   Kevin Harvick 3722   -436  
3   Jimmie Johnson 3685   -473  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3668   -490  
5   Ryan Newman 3578   -580  
6   Jeff Gordon 3542   -616  
7   Bobby Labonte 3393   -765  
8   Kurt Busch 3372   -786  
9   Terry Labonte 3294   -864  
10   Tony Stewart 3291   -867  
11   Michael Waltrip 3206   -952  
12   Robby Gordon 3189   -969  
13   Jeff Burton 3173   -985  
14   Rusty Wallace 3096   -1062  
15   Bill Elliott 3073   -1085  
16   Mark Martin 3037   -1121  
17   Sterling Marlin 2973   -1185  
18   Jamie McMurray 2969   -1189  
19   Greg Biffle 2893   -1265  
20   Elliott Sadler 2877   -1281