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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, August 31, 2003 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:09:08
Average speed: 120.733 mph
Pole speed: 169.048 mph
Cautions: 10 for 55 laps
Margin of victory: 1.651 sec
Attendance: 75000
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 35   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367204736running33180
21829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet367149063running14175
3 248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367112575running17170
41742   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge36790765running21165
5229   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge367113028running0155
61519   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW / Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge36778355running0150
7 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet367112568running0146
8 832   Ricky Craven Give Kids The World / Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac36790125running0142
9 438   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford36798335running0138
10 916   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford36765980running70139
112899   Jeff Burton MDA / Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford36795037running43135
122020   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet367109503running0127
133197   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford36792135running0124
14 617   Matt Kenseth Smirnoff Ice / DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford36775720running37126
15414   Kevin Lepage Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac36774780running9123
163021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford36777235running1120
172754   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford36666754running0112
18351   Jeff Green Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36579577running0109
192922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge36490166running0106
203230   Steve Park America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36467390running0103
212625   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36357415running0100
22387   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge36156745running1102
23 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge359101775running120104
242423   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge35856925running091
25128   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet35893932running088
26360   Jason Leffler NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Pontiac35655455running085
274045   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge34563095engine187
282531   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33680072crash079
291601   Mike Skinner U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31854165running076
301077   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford31660000running073
311340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31595255running070
321424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30998443crash067
33 76   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford30785638running064
341988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford30296543running061
352141   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge26658580running058
36342   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge25885172running055
373715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25168325running052
383949   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18450160crash049
394237   Derrike Cope Friendly's / SP Films   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet16850125crash046
401110   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac16576800crash043
414302   Hermie Sadler GoTeamVA.com   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac6150000electrical00
423374   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet949950crash037
432343   Christian Fittipaldi Cheerios Heart Health   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge985927crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jimmy Spencer7backup car
Derrike Cope37engine change
Dale Jarrett88engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Larry Foyt50Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7137   #0,43,15,88,2,74 accident turn 3 
147259  
73764   debris turn 1 
779923  
1001034   #01 accident turn 4 
10414744  
1481536   debris turn 1 
15416613  
1671759   #41,24,23,10,77,49 accident turn 3 
17622853  
2292324   #25 accident turn 2 
2332397  
2402478   #49 accident turn 3 
24827427  
2752784   debris turn 4 
27931032  
3113155   debris turn 2 
31633318  
3343374   #31 accident turn 1 
33836730  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.0%             Average green flag run: 28.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman11010
  Jimmy Spencer11111
  Ryan Newman126554
  Matt Kenseth66727
  Ryan Newman73731
  Matt Kenseth749926
  Ryan Newman1001001
  Jeff Burton1011033
  Matt Kenseth1041074
  Jeff Burton10814740
  Jimmie Johnson1481481
  Kevin Harvick14915810
  Jimmie Johnson15917012
  Kyle Petty1711711
  Jimmie Johnson1721754
  Ryan Newman17622954
  Greg Biffle23024011
  Kevin Lepage2412499
  Kevin Harvick2502501
  Greg Biffle25127525
  Kevin Harvick2762783
  Greg Biffle27931234
  Ricky Rudd3133131
  Jamie McMurray31433421
  Terry Labonte33536733

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 3718    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3329   -389  
3   Kevin Harvick 3303   -415  
4   Jimmie Johnson 3233   -485  
5   Jeff Gordon 3127   -591  
6   Kurt Busch 3114   -604  
7   Ryan Newman 3075   -643  
8   Bobby Labonte 3053   -665  
9   Michael Waltrip 3012   -706  
10   Tony Stewart 2936   -782  
11   Terry Labonte 2935   -783  
12   Robby Gordon 2914   -804  
13   Jeff Burton 2844   -874  
14   Bill Elliott 2735   -983  
15   Mark Martin 2732   -986  
16   Sterling Marlin 2666   -1052  
17   Rusty Wallace 2657   -1061  
18   Greg Biffle 2605   -1113  
19   Elliott Sadler 2583   -1135  
20   Ricky Craven 2580   -1138