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2003 Sharpie 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 36
Saturday, August 23, 2003 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:32
Average Speed: 77.421 mph
Pole Speed: 127.597 mph
Cautions: 20 for 119 laps
Margin of Victory: .818 sec
Attendance: 160,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
28 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet444118,973crash17989
36 26   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford34694,813crash4960
381738   Elliott Sadler Combos   (Yates Racing)Ford30594,600crash049
393350   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge27360,300crash046
414343   Christian Fittipaldi Cheerios Heart Health   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge17595,953crash040
42 315   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet8778,430crash037
43202   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite / Winston Cup Victory Lap   (Roger Penske)Dodge8794,737crash034
40391   Jeff Green Pennzoil Synthetic   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19385,412engine1648
1 597   Kurt Busch Metallic Silver Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford500237,565running121180
22329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500174,223running39175
33142   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500127,390running0165
41017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford500122,905running0160
51648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500100,775running0155
6 612   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge500111,940running30155
72788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford500122,418running0146
81432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac500102,740running0142
9 98   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500116,107running0138
102919   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge50088,740running0134
11135   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500102,346running0130
122649   Ken Schrader SEM Products   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge50074,090running0127
132422   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge500105,996running0124
143210   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac50098,415running0121
151123   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge50085,735running0118
16259   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge500106,018running0115
173640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500121,035running61117
18 401   Mike Skinner U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac50081,175running5114
193825   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50070,325running0106
201274   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet50068,885running0103
214141   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50086,249running0100
223416   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford50059,510running097
231820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet494119,138running094
242827   Scott Wimmer YJ Stinger   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet49465,085running091
25214   Johnny Sauter Kodak Easy Share   (Larry McClure)Pontiac45967,990running088
26300   Jason Leffler NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Pontiac45866,815running085
271918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet448107,688running082
293530   Steve Park America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet44072,185running076
301577   Dave Blaney First Tennessee Bank / Jasper   (Doug Bawel)Ford43672,335running073
31 77   Ted Musgrave Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge43063,715running070
323799   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford41996,547running067
33 821   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford41568,595running064
344245   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge40068,560running061
352231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39286,602running058
374054   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford31560,420running052

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02Virginia CavaliersHermie SadlerPontiac
45Billy Bigley79Arnold Development CompaniesDon ArnoldDodge
46Derrike Cope37Friendly's / SP FilmsDerrike CopeChevrolet
47Morgan Shepherd89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7126   #1,30,45,54,41,43 accident turn 4 
136452  
65706   #16,0,27 accident backstretch 
71766  
77804   #12 spun frontstretch 
81899  
9010011   #2,15 accident turn 4 
1011033  
1041074   #1,50,25,9,42,10 accident turn 3 
10816053  
1611666   #41,25,20,18,97 accident turn 3 
1671759  
17618611   #99,7,12,77 accident frontstretch 
1871937  
1941974   #1 accident turn 3 
19822225  
2232286   #7,32 accident turn 3 
22925527  
2562616   #31 spun frontstretch 
26227514  
2762827   #43 accident frontstretch 
2832864  
2872926   #50 accident backstretch 
2932997  
3003045   debris 
3053062  
3073137   #38 accident backstretch 
31433825  
3393446   #18 accident turn 4 
3453473  
3483536   #6,4 accident frontstretch 
35437219  
3733786   #40,21 accident turn 2 
37942244  
4234275   debris 
42844417  
4454495   #24,49 accident frontstretch 
45046011  
4614644   #74 accident turn 2 
46550036  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.2%             Average green flag run: 18.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon16666
  Jeff Green678216
  Jeff Gordon8316280
  Kevin Harvick16318725
  Mike Skinner1881925
  Jeff Gordon19322533
  Sterling Marlin22626136
  Mark Martin26231049
  Ryan Newman31134030
  Sterling Marlin34136525
  Kevin Harvick36637914
  Kurt Busch380500121

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 3592    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3241   -351  
3   Kevin Harvick 3128   -464  
4   Jimmie Johnson 3063   -529  
5   Jeff Gordon 3060   -532  
6   Kurt Busch 2990   -602  
7   Ryan Newman 2971   -621  
8   Michael Waltrip 2960   -632  
9   Bobby Labonte 2907   -685  
10   Robby Gordon 2835   -757  
11   Tony Stewart 2809   -783  
12   Terry Labonte 2755   -837  
13   Jeff Burton 2709   -883  
14   Mark Martin 2668   -924  
15   Rusty Wallace 2602   -990  
16   Sterling Marlin 2596   -996  
17   Bill Elliott 2580   -1012  
18   Ward Burton 2470   -1122  
19   Greg Biffle 2466   -1126  
20   Elliott Sadler 2445   -1147