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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 36
Sunday, September 21, 2003 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:40:35
Average speed: 108.802 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: 7 for 63 laps
Margin of victory: 1.152 sec
Attendance: 137000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 512   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge400160460running106180
22519   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge400140635running0170
31120   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet400153408running97170
4 329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet400119533running133170
5 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400123923running14160
61842   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40071890running0150
71916   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford40066440running0146
8 448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40079940running0142
9 117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford40079840running1143
10142   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge40098707running0134
112321   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford40087155running0130
121399   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford40096007running0127
131740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge400102540running1129
14159   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge40094673running0121
15297   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge40075890running0118
164143   Jeff Green Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge40099818running0115
173354   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford40071740running0112
182788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford400100703running0109
192038   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford40092490running0106
20 95   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39986346running0103
212610   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac39984490running0100
22166   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford39891323running097
231231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39883327running094
242877   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford39875490running091
25370   Jason Leffler NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac39857215running088
263230   Steve Park America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39764165running085
27404   Kevin Lepage Kodak Easy Share   (Larry McClure)Pontiac39761904running082
283123   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge39753340running079
292122   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge39789246running076
303974   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet39553540running073
31 818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / 3M   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet39597948running070
323645   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39460705running067
333849   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge39353455running064
34301   John Andretti Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39377532running061
354237   Derrike Cope Friendly's   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet39352130running058
363541   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39260000running055
37 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36297792crash4857
38 797   Kurt Busch Brute / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford34771750engine049
394302   Hermie Sadler VCU Rams / Dollar Tree   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac25751635engine046
402232   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac24959465engine043
413401   Mike Skinner U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac19551325engine040
421015   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17169200engine037
432425   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet7851330crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ricky Craven32engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt50Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge
45Scott Wimmer27Bill Davis RacingBill DavisChevrolet
46Morgan Shepherd89Racing With JesusMorgan ShepherdFord
47Billy Bigley79Arnold Development CompaniesDon ArnoldDodge
48Christian Fittipaldi44BuglesPetty EnterprisesDodge
49Tim Sauter71ARAN TradingDave MarcisChevrolet
WDRich Bickle79SBC / MolykoteJohn ConelyChevrolet
WDShane Hmiel91Evernham MotorsportsRay EvernhamDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474   #01,49 accident turn 2none
88073  
8110525   #25 accident turn 1#54
10616459  
1651706   #18 accident turn 4#21
17123565  
2362416   debris#32
24228746  
2882969   debris#12
29732529  
3263305   #23 accident turn 4#7
33136434  
3653728   #8 accident turn 2#54
37340028  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.8%             Average green flag run: 42.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Harvick11111
  Ryan Newman124433
  Kevin Harvick45166122
  Sterling Marlin1671671
  Jeff Gordon16818013
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18119818
  Tony Stewart19921214
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.21323725
  Matt Kenseth2382381
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2392435
  Jeff Gordon2442441
  Tony Stewart24532783
  Ryan Newman32840073

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 4158    
2   Kevin Harvick 3722   -436  
3   Jimmie Johnson 3685   -473  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3668   -490  
5   Ryan Newman 3578   -580  
6   Jeff Gordon 3542   -616  
7   Bobby Labonte 3393   -765  
8   Kurt Busch 3372   -786  
9   Terry Labonte 3294   -864  
10   Tony Stewart 3291   -867  
11   Michael Waltrip 3206   -952  
12   Robby Gordon 3189   -969  
13   Jeff Burton 3173   -985  
14   Rusty Wallace 3096   -1062  
15   Bill Elliott 3073   -1085  
16   Mark Martin 3037   -1121  
17   Sterling Marlin 2973   -1185  
18   Jamie McMurray 2969   -1189  
19   Greg Biffle 2893   -1265  
20   Elliott Sadler 2877   -1281