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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 36
Sunday, April 13, 2003 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.526 mile paved track (263.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:28:51
Average speed: 75.557 mph
Pole speed: 94.307 mph
Cautions: 11 for 64 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 86000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2003 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500219143running190180
23918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500138348running49175
3 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500112542running195175
41099   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford500101592running0160
51838   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford50098950running5160
6 820   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500105953running11155
72540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50097275running23151
8 52   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge50091217running13147
9 748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50070250running0138
10 449   Ken Schrader 1-800-Call-ATT   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge50054050running0134
111921   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford50078650running0130
12 923   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge50068225running0127
13319   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49988358running0124
14165   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / got milk?   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49978581running1126
15 625   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49953750running0118
162929   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49987678running13120
17246   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford49985433running0112
182016   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford49947975running0109
19137   Jimmy Spencer Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge49963575running0106
203788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford49994303running0103
213831   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49975262running0100
223417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford49966725running097
233015   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49963975running094
24321   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49974562running091
251222   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge49982931running088
263530   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49856825running085
271732   Ricky Craven Tide With Bleach   (Cal Wells)Pontiac49867010running082
283697   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford49864910running079
29140   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Gene Haas)Pontiac49744725running076
304043   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49784178running073
311577   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford49764064running070
322810   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (James Rocco)Pontiac49774200running067
332774   Tony Raines BACE Motorsports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet49645025running064
343345   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49655000running061
35214   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Pontiac49646950running058
362241   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge49654400running055
374154   Todd Bodine National Guard   (Travis Carter)Ford49243850running052
38 312   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge43674685brakes049
391142   Jamie McMurray Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31943740engine046
402319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge30851665overheating043
412601   Jerry Nadeau U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac26743615oil pump040
424237   Derrike Cope Friendly's Ice Cream   (Derrike Cope)Chevrolet23043575throttle037
434302   Hermie Sadler GoTeamVA.com   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet13342866engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Hermie Sadler02driver change
Ward Burton22backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCDennis Setzer02GoTeamVA.comHermie SadlerChevrolet
WDLarry Foyt14Harrah'sA.J. FoytDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17979  
80845   #01 spun turn 2 
8511935  
1201267   #21 spun turn 4 
127243117  
2442496   #19 spun turn 2 
25027122  
27228110   #01 stalled turn 3 
28229413  
2952995   #0 spun turn 4 
30031819  
3193246   debris turn 4 
32534824  
3493546   #77 spun frontstretch 
35543581  
4364438   #12 spun turn 2 
4444463  
4474515   #32 stalled turn 2 
45248837  
4894924   #5 spun turn 4 
4934986  
4995002   #97 spun turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.8%             Average green flag run: 39.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon1120120
  Tony Stewart12113111
  Rusty Wallace13214413
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.14523995
  Jeff Gordon24029556
  Sterling Marlin29631823
  Terry Labonte3193191
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.32034930
  Kevin Harvick35036112
  Elliott Sadler3623621
  Kevin Harvick3633631
  Elliott Sadler3643674
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.36843770
  Bobby Labonte43848649
  Jeff Gordon48750014

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 1330    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1279   -51  
3   Jeff Gordon 1191   -139  
4   Jimmie Johnson 1151   -179  
5   Kurt Busch 1125   -205  
6   Kevin Harvick 1097   -233  
7   Tony Stewart 1092   -238  
8   Michael Waltrip 1088   -242  
9   Ricky Craven 1082   -248  
10   Elliott Sadler 1055   -275  
11   Bobby Labonte 1026   -304  
12   Sterling Marlin 1001   -329  
13   Dale Jarrett 987   -343  
14   Robby Gordon 971   -359  
15   Mark Martin 970   -360  
15   Rusty Wallace 970   -360  
17   Joe Nemechek 959   -371  
18   Jeff Burton 958   -372  
19   Ricky Rudd 947   -383  
20   Ryan Newman 943   -387