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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 9, 2003 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:25:37
Average speed: 146.048 mph
Pole speed: 191.417 mph
Cautions: 7 for 34 laps
Margin of victory: 1.274 sec
Attendance: 106000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Advair   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325209233running172185
23024   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325142778running68175
3378   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325113917running23170
42417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32591850running0160
5 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325113328running17160
6 338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford32594450running1155
7 57   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge32579550running1151
82777   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford32580125running1147
91325   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32558225running19143
10 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge32494450running21139
112310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac32484400running0130
122232   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac32476375running0127
132016   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford32451775running0124
143440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32493675running0121
15 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge32488392running0118
16151   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32475512running0115
171831   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32377912running0112
181222   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32384871running0109
191729   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32387968running0106
20395   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32380196running0103
211688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford32393968running0100
221019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge32259435running097
233341   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32270535running094
243674   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet32247635running091
252830   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32259035running088
264023   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge32258774running085
27 615   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32168070running082
283554   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford32149920running079
291943   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32084988running076
30324   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac31847085running073
311401   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31646510crash070
321148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30865835engine272
332699   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford30580687engine064
343845   Kyle Petty Brawny / Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge29654325running061
352121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford29554290engine058
363142   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29346255engine055
37430   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac26746220overheating052
384249   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18246175engine049
39 29   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge16485723engine046
40 997   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford14366090engine043
412511   Brett Bodine Hooters   (Brett Bodine)Ford14146050crash040
42296   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford13379843engine037
434114   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge10445069engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Bobby Hamilton, Jr.35U.S. Marine CorpsEd RensiFord
45Jeff Fultz57CLREd CampbellFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1135135  
1361405   oil on track 
1411455  
1461549   #11,23 accident backstretch 
15517420  
1751784   #2 accident turn 2 
1791857  
1861894   oil on track 
19020819  
2092124   debris turn 2 
21330290  
3033064   #21 accident turn 3 
3073082  
3093124   #43,99 accident turn 2 
31332513  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.5%             Average green flag run: 36.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman12020
  Bobby Labonte213616
  Joe Nemechek375519
  Bobby Labonte56572
  Tony Stewart58592
  Jeff Gordon60689
  Bobby Labonte6911850
  Tony Stewart1191202
  Bobby Labonte12113616
  Elliott Sadler1371371
  Bobby Labonte13817538
  Dave Blaney1761761
  Bobby Labonte1771859
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18620823
  Ryan Newman2092091
  Tony Stewart21022213
  Jeff Gordon22326846
  Jimmie Johnson2692702
  Jeff Gordon27128111
  Bobby Labonte28230322
  Jimmy Spencer3043041
  Bobby Labonte3053128
  Jeff Gordon3133142
  Bobby Labonte31532511

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 618    
2   Tony Stewart 569   -49  
3   Michael Waltrip 543   -75  
4   Jimmie Johnson 519   -99  
5   Bobby Labonte 510   -108  
6   Johnny Benson, Jr. 487   -131  
7   Kevin Harvick 478   -140  
8   Jeff Gordon 477   -141  
9   Jeff Burton 476   -142  
10   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 474   -144  
11   Joe Nemechek 472   -146  
12   Dale Jarrett 454   -164  
13   Ryan Newman 445   -173  
14   Kurt Busch 442   -176  
15   Dave Blaney 438   -180  
16   Ricky Craven 437   -181  
17   Robby Gordon 432   -186  
18   Steve Park 425   -193  
19   Elliott Sadler 424   -194  
20   Sterling Marlin 423   -195