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2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:16
Average Speed: 126.214 mph
Pole Speed: 170.147 mph
Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: .002 sec
Attendance: 55,000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
382643   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18777,743crash049
39 840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge14585,915crash046
414174   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet6041,750crash040
431054   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford2241,009crash034
423799   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford3275,107engine037
13132   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac293172,150running1180
2 697   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford293103,725running23175
31877   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford29391,945running0165
4276   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford293114,813running71165
5 915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29374,450running0155
6168   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29398,392running91160
7 138   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford29394,470running12151
81217   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford29369,440running0142
9259   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge29386,743running0138
102820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet293103,158running0134
11234   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac29264,250running0130
121716   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford29248,120running0127
133825   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29251,465running3129
14 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge29280,060running1126
153921   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford29269,055running0118
16132   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge29183,827running0115
171549   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge29145,715running0112
183688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford29190,673running7114
193230   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29156,365running0106
20351   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29174,982running0103
21 47   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge29156,569running4105
221942   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29143,965running097
232123   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge29148,050running094
24295   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29172,891running091
252210   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac29173,670running088
264045   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge29154,210running085
271448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29162,310running082
283031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29170,942running184
29 722   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge29078,611running076
301119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge28953,985running073
314357   Brett Bodine CLR   (Ted Campbell)Ford28842,380running0 
324214   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge28844,825running067
33 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet28690,503running7969
342441   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge28650,165running061
35 301   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac28642,210running058
363329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet28377,843running055
372018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet24087,108running052
40340   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac14441,815running043

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Michael Waltrip15backup car
Kurt Busch97engine change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
793   #42,17 accident turn 2 
10134  
14163   #0 spun frontstretch 
17237  
24285   #54,29,0,18,40,74,31,48 accident turn 1 
29335  
34396   oil on track 
406829  
69746   #22 spun turn 1 
75190116  
1911966   #43 accident frontstretch 
19723741  
2382414   debris turns 3/4 
24229352  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.3%             Average green flag run: 32.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman111
  Elliott Sadler21312
  Jimmy Spencer14174
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18247
  Dale Jarrett25317
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.326938
  Robby Gordon70701
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.7111646
  Mark Martin11713115
  Jeff Gordon1321321
  Joe Nemechek1331353
  Mark Martin13619156
  Jeff Gordon19226978
  Kurt Busch27029223
  Ricky Craven2932931

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 760    
2   Tony Stewart 703   -57  
3   Michael Waltrip 698   -62  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 634   -126  
5   Ricky Craven 617   -143  
6   Kurt Busch 617   -143  
7   Dave Blaney 603   -157  
8   Jimmie Johnson 601   -159  
9   Joe Nemechek 601   -159  
10   Elliott Sadler 575   -185  
11   Johnny Benson, Jr. 575   -185  
12   Ryan Newman 571   -189  
13   Dale Jarrett 568   -192  
14   Bobby Labonte 562   -198  
15   Jeff Gordon 546   -214  
16   Mark Martin 542   -218  
17   Ricky Rudd 535   -225  
18   Kevin Harvick 533   -227  
19   Steve Park 528   -232  
20   Rusty Wallace 524   -236