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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 19 of 34
Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:18:45
Average speed: 129.73 mph
Pole speed: 181.757 mph
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: 4.503 sec
Attendance: 75000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 325   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford20091945running186185
2 717   Matt Kenseth Bayer / Kmart   (John Reiser)Ford20056700running0170
3 85   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services / Carquest   (Ricky Hendrick)Chevrolet20058385running1170
4 119   Casey Mears Fuji Film   (Todd Braun)Dodge20036475running2165
5 599   Michael Waltrip Aaron's / Terminator T3   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet20028850running0155
62157   Jason Keller Albertson's / got milk? / Jewel-Osco   (Greg Pollex)Ford19938550running4155
71310   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford19936250running2151
8 933   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet19923350running0142
9271   Jamie McMurray Yellow   (James Finch)Dodge19922250running5143
101520   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet19927800running0134
111637   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac19931500running0130
12112   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19930900running0127
13 431   Dave Blaney Whelen Engineering   (Ted Marsh)Ford19920655running0124
142327   Joey Clanton Trim Spa   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac19925225running0121
152223   Scott Wimmer Stacker 2 / YJ Stinger   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet19829700running0118
161748   Shane Hmiel Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19823575running0115
17284   Mike Wallace GEICO   (Fred Biagi)Chevrolet19822170running0112
183726   Kevin Grubb Dr. Pepper / Express Personnel   (Dave Carroll)Dodge19821945running0109
193059   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet19721720running0106
202418   Coy Gibbs MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet19622295running0103
212982   Casey Atwood Jani-King   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet19517350running0100
223444   Mike Harmon The FanZCar   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet19321245running097
23390   Jason White Amerisuites Chicago-Lombard / Eagle Jet   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet19219450running094
243577   Jimmy Kitchens UAW / Walk to Cure Diabetes   (Joe Reilly)Ford18818975running091
253181   Dwayne Leik Benore Logistics / Super Swivels   (Dwayne Leik)Chevrolet18616850running088
264039   Jamie Mosley Karnes Dyno-Rev Engines   (Jay Robinson)Ford16316725rear end085
27 221   Johnny Sauter PayDay   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16227720engine082
281838   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford16120495running079
292630   Lance Norick Express Personnel Services   (Todd Braun)Dodge16116350radiator076
302034   Mike McLaughlin LesCare Kitchens   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet15216325crash073
31107   Todd Bodine Cottonelle Ultra / Cub Foods   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet13816100engine070
32 687   David Reutimann Hills Brothers Coffee / Jewel Osco   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet5917970ignition067
333649   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford5118155engine064
343291   Stanton Barrett carsponsor.com   (Stanton Barrett)Pontiac4417740engine061
354353   Brad Teague Tennessee Mountain Boys   (Butch Jarvis)Chevrolet2817630engine058
364152   Mike Potter Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Ford2415500oil pump055
371455   Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards / Purex   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet1315390crash052
383816   Larry Gunselman 31-W Insulation / Waterloo Tool   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet1317335crash049
393373   Jason Schuler Havill-Spoerl   (Daryl Spoerl)Ford717210vibration046
404296   Josh Richeson Ortec, Inc.   (Julian Burgess)Pontiac515085transmission043
411912   Kerry Earnhardt Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet216960crash040
422546   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet216840crash037
431288   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet214731ignition034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Todd Bodine7driver change
Larry Gunselman16missed drivers meeting
Kevin Grubb26engine change
Derrike Cope49engine change
Joe Nemechek88driver change
Josh Richeson96missed drivers meeting

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCJoe Nemechek7Cottonelle Ultra / Cub FoodsEd EvansChevrolet
DCGreg Biffle88Cellular OneJoe NemechekChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4129   #12,82,46,59 accident backstretch 
13142  
15217   #55,16 accident turn 2 
226443  
65684   oil on track 
69768  
77804   oil on track 
8115373  
1541574   #34 accident turn 4 
1581614  
1621654   #38 accident turn 4 
16620035  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 24.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Casey Mears122
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.3135133
  Brian Vickers1361361
  Jason Keller1371404
  Jamie McMurray1411455
  Scott Riggs1461472
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.14820053

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Scott Riggs 2591    
2   David Green 2568   -23  
3   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2534   -57  
4   Brian Vickers 2522   -69  
5   Jason Keller 2511   -80  
6   Todd Bodine 2467   -124  
7   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2434   -157  
8   Johnny Sauter 2292   -299  
9   Scott Wimmer 2241   -350  
10   Shane Hmiel 2240   -351  
11   Mike Bliss 2218   -373  
12   Stacy Compton 2131   -460  
13   Kasey Kahne 2118   -473  
14   Mike Wallace 2095   -496  
15   Ashton Lewis 1985   -606  
16   Coy Gibbs 1873   -718  
17   Kerry Earnhardt 1679   -912  
18   Randy LaJoie 1669   -922  
19   Stanton Barrett 1598   -993  
20   Kevin Grubb 1587   -1004  
21   Michael Waltrip 1535   -1056