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NASCAR Busch Series race number 10 of 34
Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL
200 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:27:50
Average speed: 101.466 mph
Pole speed: 134.112 mph
Cautions: 6 for 36 laps
Margin of victory: 6.601 sec
Attendance: 60000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 18   Martin Truex, Jr. Taco Bell   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet20066955running123190
2 62   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20051600running52175
3 522   Jason Keller Miller High Life   (Greg Pollex)Ford20047505running0165
4 925   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford20040350running0160
5 45   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Gladiator   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20037500running1160
6 700   Jason Leffler NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet20030850running0150
7 360   Greg Biffle Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford20024900running3151
81532   David Stremme Trim Spa   (Todd Braun)Dodge20027850running0142
91012   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet20027675running0138
102255   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet19923575running0134
11 237   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac19935625running21135
121221   Clint Bowyer Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19924025running0127
131438   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge19922205running0124
142099   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet19921765running0121
152546   Ashton Lewis Lewis Motorsports   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet19927380running0118
163618   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet19921495running0115
171120   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet19925330running0112
182627   Johnny Sauter Kleenex / Dierbergs   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac19921175running0109
193256   Regan Smith Holiday Inn Express   (John McNelly)Chevrolet19921065running0106
201759   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Schnucks / Bubba Burger   (Tad Geschickter)Ford19825425running0103
211902   Hermie Sadler SCORE Motorsports   (Bryant Stith)Chevrolet19825165running0100
222933   Paul Menard Menards / Energizer   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet19724755running097
23 814   Casey Atwood Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet19724970running094
244350   David Starr Enzyte   (Michael Holigan)Chevrolet19620490running091
253410   Gus Wasson RaceGirl   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet19329975running088
264072   Jerry Hill MacDonald Motorsports   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet19122245running085
273949   Josh Richeson Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford19022135running082
281824   Shane Hmiel Quality Plus Services   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet16020020engine079
29371   Johnny Benson, Jr. Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Dodge13229410engine076
301687   David Reutimann Natural Gear   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet9521880engine073
313877   Shane Hall BG Products   (Joe Reilly)Ford9519670electrical070
323551   Stan Boyd Bicknell Racing Products   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet9119560engine067
331323   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet8623470engine064
344139   Andy Ponstein Yahoo!   (Jay Robinson)Ford8619345engine061
353328   Mark Green Yahoo!   (Jay Robinson)Ford7019235crash00
362747   Robert Pressley Clorox / Wisk   (Tad Geschickter)Ford6023145engine055
372488   Jeff Fuller NEMCO Motorsports   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet4826560brakes052
384216   Justin Ashburn Spectra Metals / 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet4818980brakes049
393135   Kenny Hendrick Compton Roofing / Boemler   (Gary Keller)Chevrolet4118945transmission00
403036   Travis Geisler National City Bank   (Carl Natale)Chevrolet2220910crash043
41214   Mike Wallace Sport Clips / GEICO   (Fred Biagi)Ford1720875engine040
422391   Stanton Barrett AmericInn Lodging Systems   (Stanton Barrett)Pontiac1018815engine037
432866   Billy Parker Duraflame   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge118769crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Gus Wasson10pitting before green flag
Josh Richeson49driver change
Robby Gordon55engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Clint Vahsholtz90Vahsholtz RacingLeonard VahsholtzFord
45Brad Teague53Bolts & Screws / JTC ExpressButch JarvisChevrolet
46Shane Wallace63Speed Racer on SPEED ChannelEd WallaceChevrolet
47Dion Ciccarelli84Star SalesMartyn GliddenFord
48Randy Briggs85Premier Glass / J & SDaniel KinneyChevrolet
DCDerrike Cope49Advil Liqui-GelsJay RobinsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #21,66,36,33 accident turn 2 
92416  
25295   #36 accident turn 2 
306233  
63697   oil on track 
70701  
71755   #28 accident frontstretch 
76838  
84896   #77 stalled turn 1 
90978  
981025   oil on track 
10320098  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 23.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Martin Truex, Jr.12929
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.308051
  Martin Truex, Jr.81899
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.90901
  Martin Truex, Jr.9114353
  Kyle Busch1441441
  Greg Biffle1451473
  David Green14816821
  Martin Truex, Jr.16920032

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 1472    
2   Michael Waltrip 1456   -16  
3   Kyle Busch 1443   -29  
4   David Green 1386   -86  
5   Robby Gordon 1379   -93  
6   Jason Keller 1322   -150  
7   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 1259   -213  
8   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 1255   -217  
9   Greg Biffle 1223   -249  
10   Johnny Sauter 1188   -284  
11   Jason Leffler 1148   -324  
12   Tim Fedewa 1122   -350  
13   Mike Bliss 1091   -381  
14   Kenny Wallace 1090   -382  
15   Stacy Compton 1076   -396  
16   Kasey Kahne 1071   -401  
17   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1060   -412  
18   David Stremme 1053   -419  
19   Ashton Lewis 1003   -469  
20   Casey Atwood 980   -492