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NASCAR Busch Series race number 8 of 34
Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.220 miles)

Time of race: 2:16:31
Average speed: 136.783 mph
Pole speed: 184.253 mph
Cautions: 6 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 150000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 38   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet11753135running29185
21081   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Taco Bell   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet11731750running4175
3 22   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11746415running21170
4135   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Briggs & Stratton   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11740685running2165
5 600   Jason Leffler Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet11732255running0155
62423   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet11727585running6155
7 455   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet11720985running46156
81199   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet11719535running1147
91437   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet11730510running0138
101287   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet11719685running4139
11274   Mike Wallace GEICO / Sportclips   (Fred Biagi)Ford11726010running2135
122922   Jason Keller Sport Clips   (Greg Pollex)Ford11729135running0127
134014   Casey Atwood Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet11723840running0124
14 747   Robert Pressley Clorox / Wisk   (Tad Geschickter)Ford11723385running0121
151767   C.W. Smith Panasonic   (Mike Smith)Chevrolet11718610running0118
16 833   Paul Menard Menards / Turtle Wax   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet11721955running0115
172246   Ashton Lewis Lewis Motorsports   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet11721830running0112
182536   Steve Grissom DCT Motorsports / Tucson   (Carl Natale)Chevrolet11721705running0109
193695   David Keith Sadler Brothers Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Ford11717560running0106
203551   Kim Crosby Boudreaux's Butt Paste   (Rick Ware)Dodge11718185running0103
212660   Greg Biffle Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford11717260running1105
22 121   Clint Bowyer Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11721310running097
232159   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (Tad Geschickter)Ford11621310running094
241525   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford11526355crash091
25206   Tracy Hines Ragu   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Dodge11516785crash088
261974   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11520580crash085
273162   Larry Hollenbeck S.W.A.T. / Shanks on Ice   (Larry Hollenbeck)Chevrolet11516435running082
284210   Tina Gordon Sticks 'n Stuff   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet11423815running079
293316   Justin Ashburn 31-W Insulation / Fikes Automotive   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet11416185running076
302802   Hermie Sadler Zapf Creations   (Bryant Stith)Pontiac11320080running073
311627   Johnny Sauter Kleenex / Winn-Dixie   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet11215910running175
324339   Jimmy Kitchens Yahoo!   (Jay Robinson)Ford11215850running067
333077   Donnie Neuenberger University of Maryland / BG Products   (Joe Reilly)Ford11115815running064
343772   Randy MacDonald MacDonald Motorsports   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet10917775engine061
353824   Mike Harmon Quality Service Plus   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet10615740crash058
36231   Johnny Benson, Jr. Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge10125225crash055
373912   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet9919690crash052
38 938   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge9915635crash049
39 520   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet9919620crash046
401832   David Stremme Trim Spa   (Todd Braun)Dodge7817565crash043
414149   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford7617530running040
423288   Jeff Fuller NEMCO Motorsports   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet4920995handling037
433468   Rick Markle www.UnfinishedFurntureDirect.com   (Del Markle)Chevrolet3015455handling034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Robert Pressley47driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Gus Wasson0Race GirlJohnny DavisChevrolet
45Robby Benton03MAC ToolsRobby BentonFord
DCMark Green47Clorox / WiskTad GeschickterFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #16 stalled on track 
64540  
46505   debris backstretch 
518636  
87926   debris turn 2 
931008  
1011066   #1,4,12,20,36,38,46,59,95 accident tri-oval 
1071071  
1081114   #24 accident turn 3 
1121165  
1171171   #21,6,59,25,74,36 accident frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.4%             Average green flag run: 15.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.11010
  Kenny Wallace11166
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17182
  Robby Gordon193416
  Johnny Sauter35351
  Robby Gordon36394
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.40412
  Robby Gordon42509
  Martin Truex, Jr.51533
  Greg Biffle54541
  Martin Truex, Jr.55562
  Robby Gordon577115
  Mike Wallace72732
  Michael Waltrip74741
  Robby Gordon75751
  Kyle Busch76772
  Robby Gordon78781
  Martin Truex, Jr.79791
  Joe Nemechek80834
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.849411
  Martin Truex, Jr.9511723

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Waltrip 1180    
2   David Green 1163   -17  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 1153   -27  
4   Kyle Busch 1137   -43  
5   Robby Gordon 1118   -62  
6   Jason Keller 1051   -129  
7   Johnny Sauter 988   -192  
8   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 961   -219  
9   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 954   -226  
10   Jason Leffler 937   -243  
11   Tim Fedewa 914   -266  
12   Kenny Wallace 888   -292  
13   Greg Biffle 887   -293  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 884   -296  
15   Mike Bliss 867   -313  
16   Robert Pressley 833   -347  
17   David Stremme 826   -354  
18   Casey Atwood 810   -370  
19   Stacy Compton 803   -377  
20   Kasey Kahne 792   -388