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2003 Mountain Dew Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, August 31, 2003 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:09:08
Average Speed: 120.733 mph
Pole Speed: 169.048 mph
Cautions: 10 for 55 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.651 sec
Attendance: 75,000
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 35   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367204,736running33180
21829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet367149,063running14175
3 248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367112,575running17170
7 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet367112,568running0146
122020   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet367109,503running0127
18351   Jeff Green Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36579,577running0109
203230   Steve Park America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36467,390running0103
212625   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36357,415running0100
25128   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet35893,932running088
282531   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33680,072crash079
321424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30998,443crash067
373715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25168,325running052
394237   Derrike Cope Friendly's / SP Films   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet16850,125crash046
423374   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet949,950crash037
41742   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge36790,765running21165
5229   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge367113,028running0155
61519   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW / Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge36778,355running0150
192922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge36490,166running0106
22387   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge36156,745running1102
23 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge359101,775running120104
242423   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge35856,925running091
274045   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge34563,095engine187
311340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31595,255running070
352141   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge26658,580running058
36342   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge25885,172running055
383949   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18450,160crash049
432343   Christian Fittipaldi Cheerios Heart Health   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge985,927crash034
9 438   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford36798,335running0138
10 916   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford36765,980running70139
112899   Jeff Burton MDA / Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford36795,037running43135
133197   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford36792,135running0124
14 617   Matt Kenseth Smirnoff Ice / DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford36775,720running37126
163021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford36777,235running1120
172754   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford36666,754running0112
301077   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford31660,000running073
33 76   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford30785,638running064
341988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford30296,543running061
8 832   Ricky Craven Give Kids The World / Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac36790,125running0142
15414   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac36774,780running9123
26360   Jason Leffler NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Pontiac35655,455running085
291601   Mike Skinner U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31854,165running076
401110   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac16576,800crash043
414302   Hermie Sadler GoTeamVA.com   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac6150,000electrical00

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Derrike Cope37engine change
Jimmy Spencer7backup car
Dale Jarrett88engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt50Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7137   #0,43,15,88,2,74 accident turn 3 
147259  
73764   debris turn 1 
779923  
1001034   #01 accident turn 4 
10414744  
1481536   debris turn 1 
15416613  
1671759   #41,24,23,10,77,49 accident turn 3 
17622853  
2292324   #25 accident turn 2 
2332397  
2402478   #49 accident turn 3 
24827427  
2752784   debris turn 4 
27931032  
3113155   debris turn 2 
31633318  
3343374   #31 accident turn 1 
33836730  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.0%             Average green flag run: 28.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman11010
  Jimmy Spencer11111
  Ryan Newman126554
  Matt Kenseth66727
  Ryan Newman73731
  Matt Kenseth749926
  Ryan Newman1001001
  Jeff Burton1011033
  Matt Kenseth1041074
  Jeff Burton10814740
  Jimmie Johnson1481481
  Kevin Harvick14915810
  Jimmie Johnson15917012
  Kyle Petty1711711
  Jimmie Johnson1721754
  Ryan Newman17622954
  Greg Biffle23024011
  Kevin Lepage2412499
  Kevin Harvick2502501
  Greg Biffle25127525
  Kevin Harvick2762783
  Greg Biffle27931234
  Ricky Rudd3133131
  Jamie McMurray31433421
  Terry Labonte33536733

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 3718    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3329   -389  
3   Kevin Harvick 3303   -415  
4   Jimmie Johnson 3233   -485  
5   Jeff Gordon 3127   -591  
6   Kurt Busch 3114   -604  
7   Ryan Newman 3075   -643  
8   Bobby Labonte 3053   -665  
9   Michael Waltrip 3012   -706  
10   Tony Stewart 2936   -782  
11   Terry Labonte 2935   -783  
12   Robby Gordon 2914   -804  
13   Jeff Burton 2844   -874  
14   Bill Elliott 2735   -983  
15   Mark Martin 2732   -986  
16   Sterling Marlin 2666   -1052  
17   Rusty Wallace 2657   -1061  
18   Greg Biffle 2605   -1113  
19   Elliott Sadler 2583   -1135  
20   Ricky Craven 2580   -1138