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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 9, 2003 at North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC
393 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (399.681 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:44
Average speed: 111.677 mph
Pole speed: 155.577 mph
Cautions: 10 for 65 laps
Margin of victory: 1.230 sec
Attendance: 60000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge393207648running140185
21848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet393105590running78175
3 319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge39388700running96170
42317   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford39392650running0160
5 112   Ryan Newman Alltel / Penske Racing 50th Win   (Roger Penske)Dodge39398785running49160
6 474   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet39361775running0150
7 999   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford39391442running0146
81418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries/Winston Cup Victory Lap   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet39398208running0142
92920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet393100403running0138
103140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39399425running0134
111016   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford39256675running0130
12205   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39281681running0127
13268   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39192042running0124
14 87   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge39172825running0121
153429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39191403running0118
162754   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford39169475running0115
171997   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford39182925running0112
18130   Ward Burton NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac39053325running30114
194143   Jeff Green Pop Secret   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39088703running0106
201731   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39079612running0103
211538   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford39086325running0100
221624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39096203running097
23 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite / Penske Racing 50th Win   (Roger Penske)Dodge39086242running094
24 225   Brian Vickers UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39052175running091
25 601   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39061875running088
263722   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge38983731running085
272277   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford38966849running082
284214   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge38947260running079
292510   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac38876825running076
30361   John Andretti Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet38875142running073
313523   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge38746800running070
323345   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge38754675running067
333941   Casey Mears Target House   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge38655450running064
343830   Steve Park America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet38654425running061
352142   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge37546300running058
362849   Ken Schrader BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge37446255crash055
371115   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet34364200engine052
383288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford33991923engine049
393032   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac32554090crash046
402421   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford32554015crash043
41126   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford23979773engine040
42404   Kevin Lepage Kodak Easy Share   (Larry McClure)Pontiac13045860engine037
434337   Derrike Cope Friendly's   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet12745170axle034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Bill Elliott9engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02Sadler GMHermie SadlerChevrolet
45Tim Sauter71ARAN Trading / Naples TransportationDave MarcisChevrolet
46Rich Bickle79SBC / MolykoteJohn ConelyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17676  
77815   #37 accident backstretch#23
82843  
85895   #12 accident turn 2#16
90934  
94985   debris frontstretch#25
991002  
1011055   #99 spun frontstretch#10
1061072  
10811710   #16,42 accident backstretch#29
11815538  
1561605   #45 accident turn 4#38
16124282  
24325311   oil on track#74
25432976  
3303367   #21,32 accident turn 1#18
33736832  
3693735   #20 spun turn 2#99
3743752  
3763827   #49 accident turn 1#20
38339311  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 29.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman14747
  Ward Burton487730
  Jeremy Mayfield7816992
  Jimmie Johnson1701701
  Jeremy Mayfield1711733
  Jimmie Johnson17418512
  Bill Elliott18624358
  Jeremy Mayfield2442441
  Bill Elliott24525410
  Jimmie Johnson25531965
  Bill Elliott32032910
  Ryan Newman3303301
  Bill Elliott33136838
  Ryan Newman3693691
  Bill Elliott37039324

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 4988    
2   Jimmie Johnson 4762   -226  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4724   -264  
4   Ryan Newman 4659   -329  
5   Jeff Gordon 4625   -363  
6   Kevin Harvick 4595   -393  
7   Tony Stewart 4398   -590  
8   Bobby Labonte 4197   -791  
9   Bill Elliott 4151   -837  
10   Kurt Busch 4095   -893  
11   Terry Labonte 4039   -949  
12   Jeff Burton 3988   -1000  
13   Michael Waltrip 3894   -1094  
14   Rusty Wallace 3851   -1137  
15   Jamie McMurray 3827   -1161  
16   Robby Gordon 3783   -1205  
17   Mark Martin 3705   -1283  
18   Greg Biffle 3638   -1350  
19   Sterling Marlin 3611   -1377  
20   Jeremy Mayfield 3581   -1407