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2004 Sharpie 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 24 of 36
Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:00:36
Average Speed: 88.538 mph
Pole Speed: 128.52 mph
Cautions: 9 for 63 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.390 sec
Attendance: 160,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
14 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet498135,118running60126
21 29   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge496107,535running0100
6 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500132,115running0150
2 412   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge500213,887running0170
7 542   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500101,715running8151
19 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet497121,528running0106
13 76   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford49991,440running0124
5 838   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford500142,158running0155
22 919   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge496101,510running097
111016   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford49992,165running0130
31148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500169,590running20170
15125   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet498109,335running0118
26132   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge490114,248running7990
101488   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford499119,232running1139
41530   Jeff Burton America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500128,280running26165
18160   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet49779,075running0109
351777   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge31376,615crash058
121831   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet499114,152running0127
161918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet498121,468running1120
202025   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49787,835running0103
242129   Kevin Harvick Goodwrench / Realtree   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet494110,963running091
302241   Casey Mears Energizer   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge43387,675crash073
92317   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford499134,168running0138
82497   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford499107,515running0142
332599   Carl Edwards Roundup Fast Act   (Jack Roush)Ford386103,187crash064
322649   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge41871,455running067
292743   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge46298,635running076
252800   Kenny Wallace Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet49371,740running088
432937   Kevin Lepage Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge1167,862vibration034
1308   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500322,443running295190
373145   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge15076,759crash052
403221   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford6494,056crash043
393351   Tony Raines NegotiationsSeminar.com   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet8868,125crash046
363422   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge26887,005crash055
343532   Ricky Craven Tide With a Touch of Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet37389,735crash061
273615   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet481105,961running787
423701   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet3175,755crash037
31384   Jimmy Spencer Food City / Supreme Clean   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet43072,065running070
173910   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet497111,522running0112
234050   Todd Bodine Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge49576,785running399
284109   Mike Wallace Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Dodge46872,595running079
384298   Derrike Cope Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Ford12168,250brakes049
414389   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus / Red Line Oil   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge4967,875handling040

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Michael Waltrip15backup car
Kevin Lepage37driver choice
Jimmie Johnson48backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02East Tennessee TrailersHermie SadlerChevrolet
45Stanton Barrett52Gibson ProductsRick WareDodge
46Brad Teague72New Peoples BankKirk ShelmerdineFord
47Tony Ave80Commercial Truck & TrailerStan HoverFord
48Ryan McGlynn08Buyer's Choice Auto WarrantiesRaynard McGlynnChevrolet
WDBrad Teague92New Peoples BankBob JenkinsFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12020  
21244   #4 accident backstretchnone
25339  
34407   #22,01 accident turn 1none
415717  
58614   #21,09 accident backstretch#45
628322  
84885   #32 spun turn 4#98
89891  
90989   #17,45,49,51,77 accident frontstretch#32
99327229  
32833710   debris#38
33835821  
3593635   debris#30
3643652  
3663738   #31,88,43,20,32,40 accident turn 2#12
37438815  
38939911   #2,18,9,99,20 accident turn 2#24
400500101  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.6%             Average green flag run: 43.7 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon15757
  Rusty Wallace58636
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.6410441
  Rusty Wallace10511814
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.11913113
  Rusty Wallace13219059
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.19121525
  Jamie McMurray2162238
  Jeff Gordon2242263
  Dale Jarrett2272271
  Jeff Burton2282281
  Michael Waltrip2292357
  Bobby Labonte2362361
  Todd Bodine2372393
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.240355116
  Jimmie Johnson35637520
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.37639015
  Jeff Burton39141525
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.41650085

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3380    
2   Jimmie Johnson 3356   -24  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3305   -75  
4   Tony Stewart 3195   -185  
5   Matt Kenseth 3156   -224  
6   Kurt Busch 3051   -329  
7   Elliott Sadler 3019   -361  
8   Kevin Harvick 2923   -457  
9   Bobby Labonte 2919   -461  
10   Ryan Newman 2918   -462  
11   Kasey Kahne 2892   -488  
12   Jeremy Mayfield 2883   -497  
13   Mark Martin 2883   -497  
14   Jamie McMurray 2873   -507  
15   Dale Jarrett 2873   -507  
16   Casey Mears 2628   -752  
17   Michael Waltrip 2575   -805  
18   Greg Biffle 2552   -828  
19   Sterling Marlin 2546   -834  
20   Jeff Burton 2529   -851