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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 7 of 34
Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.220 miles)

Time of race: 2:11:43
Average speed: 114.768 mph
Pole speed: 188.649 mph
Cautions: 5 for 22 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 100000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tribute Concert Foundation   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet11739275running60185
2 187   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac11737420running49175
32548   Shane Hmiel Goulds Pumps / Dark Dog   (George Debidart)Pontiac11740080running0165
4 42   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11732600running5165
5 720   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac11730400running0155
6 61   Jamie McMurray Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Dodge11721225running0150
72199   Michael Waltrip Aaron's Sales & Lease   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet11719225running0146
8244   Mike Wallace GEICO   (Fred Biagi)Pontiac11724875running0142
91418   Coy Gibbs MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac11624050running0138
103822   Tina Gordon Bost Motorsports   (Danny Bost)Chevrolet11620925running0134
11420   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet11617600running0130
123668   Rick Markle Markle Motorsports   (Del Markle)Pontiac11617475running0127
132327   Chase Montgomery chasemontgomery.com   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac11628380running0124
143949   Derrike Cope bgnracing.com / Ocean Potion   (Jay Robinson)Ford11619225running0121
153362   Larry Hollenbeck S.W.A.T. Fitness   (Larry Hollenbeck)Pontiac11617100running0118
162837   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac11528175running0115
171712   Kerry Earnhardt Jani-King   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet11522050running1117
184016   Larry Gunselman 31-W Insulation / Waterloo Tool   (Wayne Day)Pontiac11519925running0109
194173   Jason Schuler Havill-Spoerl   (Daryl Spoerl)Ford11419800running1111
202746   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet11421295running0103
213777   Donnie Neuenberger Moy Racing   (Joe Reilly)Ford11118300running0100
223054   Hermie Sadler Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet10520195overheating097
23135   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Ricky Hendrick)Chevrolet10025875running094
24 810   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford8425420running091
251626   Kevin Grubb Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Dodge7619870running088
26 921   Johnny Sauter PayDay   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet7525145running085
272992   Todd Bodine Herzog-Jackson Motorsports   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet7315500running082
281957   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Greg Pollex)Ford6824895running079
29107   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Winn-Dixie   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet5719270running076
301528   Brad Baker Trus Joist   (Gary Baker)Dodge4615125crash073
314339   Jason White Jay Robinson Racing   (Jay Robinson)Ford3014975electrical070
32 559   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2719160crash067
333552   Brad Teague Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Ford2415210overheating169
343244   Mike Harmon Global Industrial Contractors   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet1116865crash061
352625   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford1022310crash058
361132   Lyndon Amick Support Our Soldiers   (Bill Amick)Chevrolet914775crash055
37 238   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford817290crash052
382023   Scott Wimmer Stacker 2 / Stamina Rx   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet822205crash049
393134   Mike McLaughlin LesCare Kitchens   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet814670crash046
401260   Stanton Barrett Odoban   (Jack Roush)Ford822135crash043
411819   Chad Blount APP Prepaid Gas Cards   (Todd Braun)Dodge816600crash040
423472   Randy MacDonald U.S. Security   (Pat MacDonald)Pontiac814565crash037
432288   Jeff Fuller Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac214515handling034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Tina Gordon22engine change
Shane Hmiel48engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Bobby Gerhart55James Auto / AT ConstructionBilly GerhartPontiac
45Kevin Ray95Sadler BrothersFord
46Gus Wasson84www.brianweberassociates.comBrian WeberChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10189   #57,23,26,44,32,7,92,21,59,10,12,34,60,38,72,19,37,28 accident turn 4 
193921  
40434   debris turn 4 
445714  
58614   debris backstretch 
6211049  
1111133   #27 spun tri-oval 
1141152  
1161172   #46 stalled turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.8%             Average green flag run: 19.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek11414
  Jason Schuler15151
  Brad Teague16161
  Kerry Earnhardt17171
  Joe Nemechek184023
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.41455
  Joe Nemechek465712
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.5811760

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Todd Bodine 996    
2   Jamie McMurray 957   -39  
3   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 927   -69  
4   Shane Hmiel 897   -99  
5   Jason Keller 889   -107  
6   David Green 855   -141  
7   Mike Bliss 853   -143  
8   Scott Riggs 815   -181  
9   Kasey Kahne 813   -183  
10   Mike Wallace 784   -212  
11   Johnny Sauter 777   -219  
12   Brian Vickers 767   -229  
13   Scott Wimmer 764   -232  
14   Kevin Grubb 758   -238  
15   Coy Gibbs 757   -239  
16   Randy LaJoie 736   -260  
17   Stacy Compton 734   -262  
18   Michael Waltrip 721   -275  
19   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 714   -282  
20   Kerry Earnhardt 677   -319