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2004 Aaron's 499


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 9 of 36
Sunday, April 25, 2004 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:51:53
Average Speed: 129.396 mph
Pole Speed: 191.18 mph
Cautions: 11 for 55 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 155,000
Lead changes: 54

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
40100   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet6661,900engine043
372700   Kenny Wallace Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet8262,700crash052
32 401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet14671,500engine372
263504   Eric McClure 77sports.com / I CAN Learn   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18865,175running190
293409   Johnny Benson, Jr. Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge15163,910suspension076
34 510   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet14489,322running061
111712   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge188123,592running1135
12 215   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188112,301running13132
151816   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford18886,480running1123
423117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford59112,298engine037
101918   Bobby Labonte Wellbutrin XL   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet188126,313running1139
213819   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18890,095running0100
33322   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge144107,108running064
223720   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet188114,353running6102
17 121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford188106,281running0112
183022   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18896,885running2114
394223   Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing   (Bill Davis)Dodge8162,150crash046
11124   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188320,258running15185
273925   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18875,620running287
31429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188185,808running14170
142930   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18886,935running0121
52131   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188139,927running22160
432432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet769,581engine034
353633   Kerry Earnhardt Bass Pro Shops   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet14463,005running058
281238   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford185102,903running184
20234   Jimmy Spencer Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18887,335running2108
31 940   Sterling Marlin Coors Light / Kentucky Derby   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge14699,050overheating275
81641   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge188108,205running5147
93342   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge188115,705running4143
191543   Jeff Green Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18895,845running0106
242845   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18877,949running091
4 848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188139,655running25165
234049   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18870,265running094
25135   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18896,930running193
384150   Derrike Cope Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge8262,350crash049
6 66   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford188108,380running6155
132077   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share   (Doug Bawel)Dodge18889,015running0124
2 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188241,433running57180
16 788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford188106,957running3120
414389   Morgan Shepherd Voyles / Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge6561,785transmission040
30269   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge15097,080running073
362297   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford8282,875crash160
72599   Jeff Burton Roundup Fast Act   (Jack Roush)Ford188126,572running0146

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Eric McClure04driver choice
Elliott Sadler38engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt14A.J. Foyt RacingA.J. FoytDodge
45Todd Bodine98Lucas Oil ProductsWilliam EdwardsFord
46Kirk Shelmerdine722nd Chance Race PartsKirk ShelmerdineFord
WDAndy Belmont02Continental Fire & SafetyHermie SadlerChevrolet
WDAndy Hillenburg80Commerical Truck & TrailerStan HoverFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   oil on tracknone
72115  
22265   #17,9 spun frontstretchnone
27348  
35395   debris frontstretch#21
406728  
68736   oil on track#01
748310  
84885   #00,2,5,9,10,12,19,23,50 accident turn 4none
89935  
94996   debris turn 4#5
10011415  
1151206   #33 accident backstretch#09
12114626  
1471537   debris backstretch#25
15416613  
1671715   debris turn 4#38
1721765  
1771793   #20 spun turn 4#38
1801845  
1851884   #25 accident turn 4none
  Percent of race run under caution: 29.3%             Average green flag run: 12.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Waltrip122
  Joe Nemechek342
  Mark Martin5106
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.11144
  Sterling Marlin15162
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17171
  Kurt Busch18181
  Casey Mears19235
  Ryan Newman24241
  Robby Gordon25306
  Jeff Gordon31355
  Dale Jarrett36361
  Jeff Gordon37393
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.40434
  Tony Stewart44452
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.46461
  Kevin Harvick47493
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.50534
  Jimmie Johnson54552
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.56561
  Brian Vickers57582
  Michael Waltrip596810
  Dale Jarrett69691
  Robby Gordon70778
  Jeff Gordon78781
  Kevin Harvick79813
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.82843
  Dale Jarrett85851
  Jimmy Spencer86861
  Scott Wimmer87882
  Kevin Harvick89946
  Bobby Labonte95951
  Eric McClure96961
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.9711317
  Jamie McMurray1141152
  Elliott Sadler1161161
  Robby Gordon1171204
  Michael Waltrip1211211
  Jamie McMurray1221232
  Jimmie Johnson1241318
  Joe Nemechek1321321
  Jimmie Johnson1331353
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1361372
  Jimmie Johnson1381447
  Tony Stewart1451484
  Greg Biffle1491491
  Terry Labonte1501501
  Jimmy Spencer1511511
  Robby Gordon1521554
  Jimmie Johnson1561605
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.16117919
  Kevin Harvick1801812
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1821821
  Jeff Gordon1831886

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1347    
2   Jimmie Johnson 1253   -94  
3   Jeff Gordon 1236   -111  
4   Kurt Busch 1222   -125  
5   Matt Kenseth 1192   -155  
6   Kevin Harvick 1173   -174  
7   Tony Stewart 1169   -178  
8   Elliott Sadler 1153   -194  
9   Ryan Newman 1129   -218  
10   Bobby Labonte 1110   -237  
11   Jamie McMurray 1082   -265  
12   Kasey Kahne 1080   -267  
13   Rusty Wallace 1074   -273  
14   Sterling Marlin 1030   -317  
15   Mark Martin 1005   -342  
16   Jeremy Mayfield 980   -367  
17   Dale Jarrett 975   -372  
18   Casey Mears 951   -396  
19   Joe Nemechek 930   -417  
20   Greg Biffle 926   -421