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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 36
Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:53
Average speed: 76.185 mph
Pole speed: 128.709 mph
Cautions: 17 for 121 laps
Margin of victory: .39 sec
Attendance: 160000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 997   Kurt Busch Metallic Silver Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford500162790running116180
23717   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford500118870running25175
31218   Bobby Labonte Advair   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500126558running26170
43421   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford500103475running0160
51516   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford50071120running0155
61640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500110795running0150
72729   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet499104448running15151
82348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49982570running0142
9 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet499115643running174148
104023   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge49986615running0134
112642   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge49963245running0130
12 77   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge49888865running139132
132999   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford49899807running0124
14 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge49899882running5126
151432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac49884815running0118
16 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet498101407running0115
173631   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49889527running0112
18 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49799023running0109
192010   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac49790630running0106
202130   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49773575running0103
213038   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford49797565running0100
22 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge49697940running097
231819   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49472045running094
243311   Brett Bodine Hooters "We race in their memory"   (Brett Bodine)Ford49462515running091
252815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet48877470running088
261020   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet487111518crash085
272525   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet46962005crash082
281301   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac45670139running079
29196   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford45195368running076
30351   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet44683872running073
314343   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge44096168running070
323941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge42367845running067
331122   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge42294256crash064
343245   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge42265235crash061
35420   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac40957190running058
363888   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford397102923running055
37 349   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge38557410crash052
383177   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford37165065running049
39175   Terry Labonte Cheez-It / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet34983086running046
404154   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford34256965crash043
41 64   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac31056915running040
422274   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet5256860engine037
432437   Derrike Cope Friendly's Ice Cream   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet3156178engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jamie McMurray42engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt14Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge
45Hermie Sadler02Virginia TechHermie SadlerPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   #45 spun turn 1 
7148  
15195   #15,41,77,88 accident turn 2 
20201  
21288   #41,43,54 accident turn 3 
295527  
56638   #74 accident turn 2 
64685  
69735   #12 spun turn 1 
7413562  
1361416   #4 accident turn 2 
1421498  
1501534   #0,10 accident turn 2 
15418128  
1821865   #0 accident turn 2 
18719913  
2002045   #6 accident frontstretch 
20521814  
2192224   #01 accident frontstretch 
2232264  
22724014   #18,97 spun turn 2 
2412433  
2442496   #5,11,23,31,45,49 accident turn 2 
2502567  
2572626   #20,21,42 accident backstretch 
263389127  
39040314   #88 accident turn 2 
4044063  
4074115   #45 spun turn 4 
41242413  
42543814   #22,45 accident turn 1 
43947234  
4734819   #20,25 accident turn 1 
48250019  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.2%             Average green flag run: 21.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon12828
  Rusty Wallace29335
  Jeff Gordon34160127
  Jimmy Spencer16118222
  Jeff Gordon18320119
  Kevin Harvick20221615
  Jimmy Spencer217333117
  Matt Kenseth33435825
  Kurt Busch35937719
  Bobby Labonte37840326
  Kurt Busch40450097

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 935    
2   Kurt Busch 797   -138  
3   Tony Stewart 788   -147  
4   Michael Waltrip 786   -149  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 749   -186  
6   Jimmie Johnson 743   -192  
7   Ricky Craven 735   -200  
8   Bobby Labonte 732   -203  
9   Ricky Rudd 695   -240  
10   Jeff Gordon 694   -241  
11   Kevin Harvick 684   -251  
12   Joe Nemechek 683   -252  
13   Johnny Benson, Jr. 681   -254  
14   Elliott Sadler 675   -260  
15   Ryan Newman 668   -267  
16   Dave Blaney 652   -283  
17   Rusty Wallace 650   -285  
18   Jeff Burton 637   -298  
19   Robby Gordon 628   -307  
20   Dale Jarrett 623   -312