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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 34 of 36
Sunday, November 2, 2003 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:19:11
Average speed: 93.984 mph
Pole speed: 133.675 mph
Cautions: 10 for 66 laps
Margin of victory: .735 sec
Attendance: 100000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1118   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet312203017running87180
2 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312173625running84175
3 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge312152625running41170
4 797   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford312142585running98170
51715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet312100925running0155
63717   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford31286000running0150
7 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Looney Tunes: Back in Action   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312111778running0146
82799   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford31298917running0142
92822   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge31295656running0138
10126   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford31299133running0134
111540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge312100000running0130
122242   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31259900running0127
13 225   Brian Vickers UAW-Delphi / Looney Tunes: Back in Action   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31258900running0124
14189   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31290633running0121
152516   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford31256130running0118
16331   John Andretti Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31275162running0115
173021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford31276875running0112
18 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet312102128running0109
194174   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet31253350running0106
201438   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford31289225running0103
213510   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac31279900running0100
222154   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford31265575running097
23434   Kevin Lepage Kodak Perfect Touch   (Larry McClure)Pontiac31260250running199
24 877   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford31268589running091
252623   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge31252375running088
262309   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Resort   (James Finch)Dodge31248450running085
273449   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge31251625running082
283214   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge31249200running079
293988   Dale Jarrett UPS / Winston Cup Victory Lap   (Yates Racing)Ford31293853running076
30195   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31077706running073
311001   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31050925running070
323131   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31075862running067
33 52   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge30585217running064
341329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29786603running061
353645   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge28055300engine058
362418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet26792233running055
374243   Jeff Green Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge26682803engine052
383832   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac20754900crash154
394030   Steve Park America Online / Looney Tunes: Back in Action   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20654775crash046
40297   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge16746625crash00
41200   Ward Burton NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac16747185crash040
42 941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge11754350engine037
431619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge3254471engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Derrike Cope37PHM / Friendly's Ice CreamDerrike CopeChevrolet
45Brandon Ash02Triton Realty PartnersJames AshFord
WDHermie Sadler02MW WindowsHermie SadlerChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13434  
35439   oil on track#14
4411976  
1201245   oil on track#4
12513915  
1401445   #32 accident turn 1#74
14516925  
1701789   #7,0 accident turn 3#54
1791868  
1871904   #99 accident turn 3#16
19120919  
2102178   #30 accident turn 3#45
21822912  
2302378   #2,29,20,18 accident turn 2#49
23826831  
2692757   oil on track#23
2762816  
2822887   oil on track#14
28929911  
3003034   #09 spun turn 3#09
3043129  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.2%             Average green flag run: 22.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman111
  Jimmie Johnson23837
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.39391
  Ricky Craven40401
  Kurt Busch418545
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.8612035
  Kurt Busch12117353
  Ryan Newman17421340
  Kevin Lepage2142141
  Jimmie Johnson21526147
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.26231251

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 4828    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4600   -228  
3   Jimmie Johnson 4587   -241  
4   Jeff Gordon 4528   -300  
5   Ryan Newman 4499   -329  
6   Kevin Harvick 4477   -351  
7   Tony Stewart 4260   -568  
8   Bobby Labonte 4055   -773  
9   Kurt Busch 3983   -845  
10   Bill Elliott 3966   -862  
11   Terry Labonte 3912   -916  
12   Michael Waltrip 3842   -986  
12   Jeff Burton 3842   -986  
14   Jamie McMurray 3769   -1059  
15   Rusty Wallace 3757   -1071  
16   Robby Gordon 3680   -1148  
17   Mark Martin 3665   -1163  
18   Greg Biffle 3508   -1320  
19   Sterling Marlin 3477   -1351  
20   Jeremy Mayfield 3411   -1417