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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.238 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:16
Average speed: 126.214 mph
Pole speed: 170.147 mph
Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: .002 sec
Attendance: 55000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
13132   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac293172150running1180
2 697   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford293103725running23175
31877   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford29391945running0165
4276   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford293114813running71165
5 915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29374450running0155
6168   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29398392running91160
7 138   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford29394470running12151
81217   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford29369440running0142
9259   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge29386743running0138
102820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet293103158running0134
11234   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac29264250running0130
121716   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford29248120running0127
133825   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29251465running3129
14 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge29280060running1126
153921   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford29269055running0118
16132   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge29183827running0115
171549   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge29145715running0112
183688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford29190673running7114
193230   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29156365running0106
20351   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29174982running0103
21 47   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge29156569running4105
221942   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29143965running097
232123   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge29148050running094
24295   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29172891running091
252210   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac29173670running088
264045   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge29154210running085
271448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29162310running082
283031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29170942running184
29 722   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge29078611running076
301119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge28953985running073
314357   Brett Bodine CLR   (Ted Campbell)Ford28842380running0 
324214   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge28844825running067
33 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet28690503running7969
342441   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge28650165running061
35 301   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac28642210running058
363329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet28377843running055
372018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet24087108running052
382643   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18777743crash049
39 840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge14585915crash046
40340   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac14441815running043
414174   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet6041750crash040
423799   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford3275107engine037
431054   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford2241009crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Michael Waltrip15backup car
Kurt Busch97engine change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
793   #42,17 accident turn 2 
10134  
14163   #0 spun frontstretch 
17237  
24285   #54,29,0,18,40,74,31,48 accident turn 1 
29335  
34396   oil on track 
406829  
69746   #22 spun turn 1 
75190116  
1911966   #43 accident frontstretch 
19723741  
2382414   debris turns 3/4 
24229352  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.3%             Average green flag run: 32.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman111
  Elliott Sadler21312
  Jimmy Spencer14174
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18247
  Dale Jarrett25317
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.326938
  Robby Gordon70701
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.7111646
  Mark Martin11713115
  Jeff Gordon1321321
  Joe Nemechek1331353
  Mark Martin13619156
  Jeff Gordon19226978
  Kurt Busch27029223
  Ricky Craven2932931

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 760    
2   Tony Stewart 703   -57  
3   Michael Waltrip 698   -62  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 634   -126  
5   Ricky Craven 617   -143  
5   Kurt Busch 617   -143  
7   Dave Blaney 603   -157  
8   Jimmie Johnson 601   -159  
8   Joe Nemechek 601   -159  
10   Elliott Sadler 575   -185  
10   Johnny Benson, Jr. 575   -185  
12   Ryan Newman 571   -189  
13   Dale Jarrett 568   -192  
14   Bobby Labonte 562   -198  
15   Jeff Gordon 546   -214  
16   Mark Martin 542   -218  
17   Ricky Rudd 535   -225  
18   Kevin Harvick 533   -227  
19   Steve Park 528   -232  
20   Rusty Wallace 524   -236