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2004 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:30:39
Average Speed: 114.001 mph
Pole Speed: 171.716 mph
Cautions: 9 for 58 laps
Margin of Victory: .132 sec
Attendance: 56,000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
374202   Andy Belmont Continental Fire & Safety   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac6951,225brakes052
383889   Morgan Shepherd Voyles / Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge6551,175brakes254
353915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18188,291crash058
363632   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet15959,265crash055
41 924   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2798,328crash040
424380   Andy Hillenburg Commerical Truck & Trailer   (Stan Hover)Ford2650,890crash037
343245   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge24551,365engine061
11148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet293151,150running69185
21218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet293136,183running18175
3 612   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge293120,912running39170
42931   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet293119,117running0160
51038   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford293120,233running0155
6 497   Kurt Busch Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford29386,275running76160
7206   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford29372,345running0146
82329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29398,743running0142
91819   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge29388,635running0138
10 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet293106,983running18139
113399   Jeff Burton Hot Wheels   (Jack Roush)Ford29395,092running0130
12 316   Greg Biffle National Guard / Travelodge   (Jack Roush)Ford29367,945running3132
13 19   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge293103,590running24129
141740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29392,110running1126
151941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29375,130running0118
161422   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge29379,285running0115
17 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet293101,118running1117
18130   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet29357,720running0109
19265   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29384,140running0106
203401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet29277,470running0103
212142   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29274,705running40105
221649   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge29256,390running097
232825   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29265,000running094
243043   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge29279,010running091
25 550   Derrike Cope Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge29252,920running088
262430   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29263,310running085
273777   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share   (Doug Bawel)Dodge29163,110running082
28314   Kevin Lepage Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet29162,844running079
29 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge29085,588running076
302710   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet29077,372running073
311517   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford289102,358running070
322288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford27982,442running067
332521   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford27577,481running064
403598   Todd Bodine Lucas Oil Products   (William Edwards)Ford3351,015rear end248
394172   Kirk Shelmerdine Tucson   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford4951,115too slow046
434009   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge2250,214vibration034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kirk Shelmerdine72missed driver introductions

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Stanton Barrett94Bojangles / AmericInnDavid WatsonChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
199  
10145   #15 accident turn 3none
152814  
29357   #80,24 accident turn 1#02
365318  
54596   debris turn 3none
6014586  
1461516   #9 spun turn 1#8
15216110  
1621698   #17,32,10,25,41,21 accident turns 1/2#12
17018415  
1851906   debris turn 1#29
19123141  
2322387   debris turn 3#0
23927537  
2762827   oil on track#41
2832831  
2842896   #9 spun turn 3#5
2902934  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.8%             Average green flag run: 23.5 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kasey Kahne11111
  Greg Biffle12143
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.15228
  Kasey Kahne23308
  Todd Bodine31322
  Kasey Kahne33353
  Ryan Newman365520
  Kurt Busch56561
  Morgan Shepherd57582
  Kurt Busch59668
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.677610
  Kurt Busch7710428
  Ryan Newman10512319
  Kasey Kahne1241252
  Jamie McMurray12616540
  Jimmie Johnson16618520
  Kurt Busch1861861
  Sterling Marlin1871871
  Jimmie Johnson18822134
  Kurt Busch22225938
  Bobby Labonte26027718
  Tony Stewart2782781
  Jimmie Johnson27929315

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 743    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 722   -21  
3   Tony Stewart 708   -35  
4   Kurt Busch 687   -56  
5   Kasey Kahne 679   -64  
6   Jimmie Johnson 665   -78  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 652   -91  
8   Bobby Labonte 644   -99  
9   Ryan Newman 637   -106  
10   Elliott Sadler 636   -107  
11   Kevin Harvick 608   -135  
12   Jeff Gordon 583   -160  
13   Mark Martin 583   -160  
14   Ward Burton 568   -175  
15   Joe Nemechek 568   -175  
16   Sterling Marlin 562   -181  
17   Casey Mears 551   -192  
18   Greg Biffle 543   -200  
19   Jamie McMurray 542   -201  
20   Scott Wimmer 531   -212