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2004 Mountain Dew Southern 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 14, 2004 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:00:33
Average Speed: 125.044 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 8 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: .959 sec
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

'Chase' drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
353445   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge30054,425crash058
371288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford19484,992crash052
393850   Todd Bodine Mesco Building Solutions   (Don Arnold)Dodge14353,725crash046
34 712   Ryan Newman Mobil 1 / Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge330101,517engine061
363998   Randy LaJoie Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Ford26254,275engine055
404102   Hermie Sadler E. Tennessee Trailers / Hammonds Chevy   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet13053,575handling043
38374   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18153,850oil pump049
1 448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367269,675running124185
2 56   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford367190,825running36175
3 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367185,403running155175
41142   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge367118,675running15165
5139   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge367129,550running0155
6 197   Kurt Busch Smirnoff Ice / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford367103,275running9155
72499   Carl Edwards World Financial Group   (Jack Roush)Ford367114,642running0146
81801   Joe Nemechek USG Sheetrock   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet367102,625running1147
91518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet367115,958running0138
10300   Mike Bliss NetZero   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet36786,750running0134
11 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet367114,253running0130
122040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge367103,450running1132
132130   Jeff Burton America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36778,600running0124
143243   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36795,025running0121
152331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet367100,562running17123
162621   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford36793,731running0115
17 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet366109,678running0112
18162   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge365106,058running0109
191019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW / Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge36588,150running0106
20 917   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford365113,603running1108
212725   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36571,700running0100
222822   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge36583,975running097
23 838   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford36598,683running094
241916   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford36569,550running896
253110   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet36486,437running088
262241   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge36470,575running085
272977   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge36367,375running082
28255   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36385,500running079
294209   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge36358,050running076
303349   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge36255,875running073
313532   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet35771,514running070
321429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet35490,728running067
331715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet33691,756running064
414380   Mario Gosselin Commercial Truck & Trailer   (Stan Hover)Ford1453,450too slow040
423672   Kirk Shelmerdine Freddie B's   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford1453,340too slow037
434089   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus / Red Line Oil   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge1053,454too slow034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Elliott Sadler38backup car
Kasey Kahne9backup car
Ricky Rudd21backup car
Kirk Shelmerdine72engine change
Hermie Sadler02engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kevin Lepage37Carter's Royal Dispos-allJohn CarterDodge
45Derrike Cope94Racer's EdgeDavid WatsonFord
46Carl Long00Buyer's Choice Auto WarrantiesRaynard McGlynnDodge
47John Andretti14VB/A Plus at SunocoA.J. FoytFord
48Travis Kvapil06Mobil 1 / Jasper EnginesRoger PenskeDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
18282  
83875   #32 accident turn 2#21
8812033  
1211244   #18 spun turn 4#25
12514420  
1451506   #50,15 accident turn 4#88
15119444  
1952017   #88 accident turn 4#41
20224948  
2502534   debris#9
25430249  
3033097   #21,40 accident turn 4none
31033021  
33134010   oil on track#21
3413455  
3463494   #29 stalled turn 3#31
35036718  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.8%             Average green flag run: 35.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch111
  Jeff Gordon21918
  Kurt Busch20267
  Jimmie Johnson276135
  Sterling Marlin62621
  Joe Nemechek63631
  Greg Biffle64652
  Mark Martin667712
  Jimmie Johnson78825
  Mark Martin839513
  Greg Biffle961016
  Jimmie Johnson10211211
  Mark Martin1131175
  Jamie McMurray1181203
  Mark Martin1211211
  Robby Gordon12213817
  Jimmie Johnson1391457
  Mark Martin1461461
  Jimmie Johnson14719549
  Mark Martin1961961
  Matt Kenseth1971971
  Jeff Gordon19825053
  Mark Martin2512533
  Jeff Gordon25433784
  Mark Martin3383458
  Kurt Busch3463461
  Jamie McMurray34735812
  Jimmie Johnson3593679

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kurt Busch 6346    
2   Jimmie Johnson 6328   -18  
3   Jeff Gordon 6325   -21  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 6274   -72  
5   Mark Martin 6264   -82  
6   Tony Stewart 6161   -185  
7   Ryan Newman 6102   -244  
8   Elliott Sadler 5963   -383  
9   Matt Kenseth 5963   -383  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 5942   -404  
11   Jamie McMurray 4451   -1895  
12   Kasey Kahne 4225   -2121  
13   Bobby Labonte 4145   -2201  
14   Dale Jarrett 4123   -2223  
15   Kevin Harvick 4094   -2252  
16   Jeff Burton 3847   -2499  
17   Rusty Wallace 3813   -2533  
18   Joe Nemechek 3796   -2550  
19   Michael Waltrip 3766   -2580  
20   Sterling Marlin 3742   -2604  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4877    
2   Jimmie Johnson 4825   -52  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4775   -102  
4   Kurt Busch 4635   -242  
5   Tony Stewart 4536   -341  
6   Mark Martin 4462   -415  
7   Jamie McMurray 4451   -426  
8   Ryan Newman 4283   -594  
9   Matt Kenseth 4270   -607  
10   Elliott Sadler 4254   -623  
11   Kasey Kahne 4225   -652  
12   Bobby Labonte 4145   -732  
13   Jeremy Mayfield 4125   -752  
14   Dale Jarrett 4123   -754  
15   Kevin Harvick 4094   -783  
16   Jeff Burton 3847   -1030  
17   Rusty Wallace 3813   -1064  
18   Joe Nemechek 3796   -1081  
19   Michael Waltrip 3766   -1111  
20   Sterling Marlin 3742   -1135