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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 10 of 36
Sunday, May 2, 2004 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:38:33
Average speed: 137.268 mph
Pole speed: 186.94 mph
Cautions: 6 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: 12.871 sec
Attendance: 120000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250318628running81190
21948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250194675running37175
3 712   Ryan Newman Mobil 1 30 Years / Speedpass   (Roger Penske)Dodge250191267running2170
42517   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford250172578running11165
52718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250150233running0155
6 577   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share   (Doug Bawel)Dodge250106125running1155
7295   Terry Labonte Got Milk? / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250119625running0146
81341   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge250108375running0142
92429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250123203running3143
10150   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet25088350running0134
11266   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford25090450running0130
122331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250112437running0127
13 19   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge250127250running77129
142019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge249112025running1126
151242   Jamie McMurray Texaco $1,000,000 Birthday Bash / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24987725running0118
161120   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet249120603running0115
173521   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford249102981running0112
183432   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet24997225running0109
19108   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet249119203running0106
203249   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge24974925running1108
213730   Johnny Sauter America Online / NASCAR IMAX 3D   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet24984175running0100
221438   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford249109058running097
232197   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford24990550running094
243188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford249103217running091
25 410   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet24997187running088
263099   Jeff Burton Roundup Fast Act   (Jack Roush)Ford249104317running085
27 840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge249103200running082
28 201   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet24988100running284
29 625   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet24876900running181
303922   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge24883039running073
313650   Derrike Cope Bennett Lane Winery   (Don Arnold)Dodge24865975running070
321715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet245101831running067
331816   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford22374500running2869
344198   Todd Bodine Lucas Oil Products   (William Edwards)Ford20965375engine166
35 92   Rusty Wallace Vote Miller President of Beers   (Roger Penske)Dodge193109008running058
363889   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus / Voyles Equipment Co.   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge16365025electrical160
37 343   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge14791050engine052
38224   Jimmy Spencer Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet12764550engine354
392845   Kyle Petty Kyle Petty Charity Ride / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge4064430engine046
404394   Stanton Barrett AmericInn Lodging Systems   (Dave Watson)Chevrolet2064280crash043
414002   Hermie Sadler SCORE Motorsports   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet2064155transmission040
424272   Kirk Shelmerdine 2nd Chance Race Parts   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford564050handling037
433309   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge264161vibration034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Joe Ruttman09driver change
Scott Wimmer22engine change
Casey Mears41backup car
Derrike Cope50engine change
Todd Bodine98engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCJohnny Benson, Jr.09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
23308   #94 accident turn 2none
315020  
51555   oil on tracknone
56572  
58625   #97,2 accident frontstretchnone
639129  
92976   debris turn 3#0
9814043  
1411455   debris turn 2none
1461483  
14915810   oil on track#38
15925092  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.6%             Average green flag run: 30.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kasey Kahne111
  Joe Nemechek232
  Kasey Kahne42421
  Jimmy Spencer25262
  Morgan Shepherd27271
  Todd Bodine28281
  Kasey Kahne294921
  Jeff Gordon50523
  Jimmy Spencer53531
  Matt Kenseth546411
  Jeff Gordon65651
  Greg Biffle669328
  Brian Vickers94941
  Kasey Kahne9510410
  Jimmie Johnson10514137
  Jeremy Mayfield1421421
  Ken Schrader1431431
  Jeff Gordon14416623
  Kasey Kahne16719024
  Jeff Gordon1911977
  Brendan Gaughan1981981
  Ryan Newman1992002
  Kevin Harvick2012033
  Jeff Gordon20425047

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1453    
2   Jimmie Johnson 1428   -25  
3   Jeff Gordon 1426   -27  
4   Matt Kenseth 1357   -96  
5   Kurt Busch 1316   -137  
5   Kevin Harvick 1316   -137  
7   Ryan Newman 1299   -154  
8   Tony Stewart 1284   -169  
9   Bobby Labonte 1265   -188  
10   Elliott Sadler 1250   -203  
11   Kasey Kahne 1209   -244  
12   Jamie McMurray 1200   -253  
13   Mark Martin 1135   -318  
14   Rusty Wallace 1132   -321  
15   Sterling Marlin 1112   -341  
16   Jeremy Mayfield 1106   -347  
17   Casey Mears 1093   -360  
18   Dale Jarrett 1066   -387  
19   Robby Gordon 1033   -420  
20   Joe Nemechek 1014   -439