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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 36
Sunday, July 13, 2003 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:15
Average speed: 134.059 mph
Pole speed: 184.786 mph
Cautions: 7 for 36 laps
Margin of victory: 2.633 sec
Attendance: 85000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11412   Ryan Newman Mobil 1 / Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge267191000running67180
2 120   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet267213468running80180
3 648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267134575running25170
4 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267158178running47165
51215   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet267100975running1160
62799   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford267114092running0150
73531   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267106812running0146
81042   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge26777375running1147
9 838   Elliott Sadler M&M's Groovy Summer   (Yates Racing)Ford267108375running0138
10 519   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge26785075running0134
11 39   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge267106908running0130
122417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford26687725running0127
133721   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford26694475running0124
14136   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford266103883running0121
15285   Terry Labonte got milk? / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26696356running0118
16151   Jeff Green Pennzoil Synthetic   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet26689937running0115
171129   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet266104028running4692
183610   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac26594700running0109
193022   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge265100106running0106
20 716   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford26569650running0103
211940   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge265107650running0100
222974   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet26563450running097
23217   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge26582550running094
243823   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge26579325running091
252632   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Pontiac26584925running088
262330   Steve Park America Online / Kraft 100 Years   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet26573725running085
274145   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge26473425running082
284349   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge26373614running079
294243   Christian Fittipaldi Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge263100303running076
303388   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford263108063running073
31 977   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford26269575running070
32222   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite / Miller Time Live Goo Goo Dolls   (Roger Penske)Dodge24996042running067
333954   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford23762075transmission064
34 441   Casey Mears Fuji Film / Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge23268975crash061
35204   Johnny Sauter Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac21360775running058
361818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Advair   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet212105658crash055
374001   Mike Wallace USG Sheetrock   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac21160375crash052
38168   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser / MLB All-Star Game   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet206101092crash049
393297   Kurt Busch Irwin / Lennox / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford12479985engine046
40340   Jack Sprague NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Pontiac11759785engine043
413114   Larry Foyt Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)Dodge8859590crash040
421725   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4559395engine037
432537   Derrike Cope GBROnline.com   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet659457transmission034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Larry Foyt14engine change
Derrike Cope37backup car
Jimmie Johnson48engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jason Keller81Kraft Foods 100th AnniversaryDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18282  
83864   debris 
87915  
92954   #14 accident turn 4 
9610611  
1071137   debris 
11412714  
1281314   oil on track 
13220877  
2092124   #8 accident turn 2 
2132142  
2152228   #10,18,01,30,9,31,41 accident turn 4 
22323412  
2352395   #41 accident turn 2 
24026728  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.5%             Average green flag run: 28.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart16060
  Kevin Harvick61644
  Michael Waltrip65651
  Tony Stewart668318
  Kevin Harvick8410421
  Tony Stewart1051062
  Kevin Harvick10712721
  Jeff Gordon12817346
  Jimmie Johnson17418815
  Jamie McMurray1891891
  Ryan Newman1901989
  Jimmie Johnson19920810
  Jeff Gordon2092091
  Ryan Newman21026758

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 2678    
2   Jeff Gordon 2513   -165  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2420   -258  
4   Bobby Labonte 2351   -327  
5   Michael Waltrip 2294   -384  
6   Jimmie Johnson 2249   -429  
7   Kevin Harvick 2141   -537  
8   Tony Stewart 2129   -549  
9   Kurt Busch 2113   -565  
10   Sterling Marlin 2098   -580  
11   Rusty Wallace 2086   -592  
12   Mark Martin 2070   -608  
13   Jeff Burton 2057   -621  
14   Terry Labonte 2028   -650  
15   Robby Gordon 2023   -655  
16   Ryan Newman 2013   -665  
17   Ricky Craven 1919   -759  
18   Elliott Sadler 1911   -767  
19   Bill Elliott 1902   -776  
20   Greg Biffle 1810   -868