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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 12 of 36
Sunday, May 30, 2004 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:12:10
Average speed: 142.763 mph
Pole speed: 187.052 mph
Cautions: 7 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 180000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400426350running334190
21215   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet400254456running0170
33717   Matt Kenseth Smirnoff Ice / DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford400222478running1170
42142   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge400145800running15165
5 438   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford400178683running41160
6108   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet400152053running2155
71441   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge400119550running2151
81519   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge400120700running0142
9 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet400137678running0138
10162   Rusty Wallace Vote Miller President of Beers   (Roger Penske)Dodge400131658running0134
113297   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford400107380running0130
12199   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge400119750running5132
13 918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Shrek 2   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet400129293running0124
141301   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet398107050running0121
15 525   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39895850running0118
16170   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet39883650running0115
171123   Dave Blaney Whelen Engineering   (Bill Davis)Dodge39882450running0112
183388   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford398112067running0109
19251   John Andretti Snap-On Tools   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39879975running0106
202031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet397112487running0103
213016   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford39786025running0100
223499   Jeff Burton Roundup Fast Act   (Jack Roush)Ford397110517running097
232329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet396112878running094
242632   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet39693800running091
252810   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet395100087running088
264021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford39599756running085
27 843   Jeff Green Cheerios / Great American Bake Sale   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39596825running082
282922   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge39488939running079
29244   Jimmy Spencer Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39472425running076
30 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet393120678running073
314149   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge39371650running070
322784   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39369025running067
33 777   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share / Jasper   (Doug Bawel)Dodge39277500running064
343850   Derrike Cope Bennett Lane Winery   (Don Arnold)Dodge39169670running061
35 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge390120417engine058
36186   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford38776425running055
37355   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet38595045running052
384245   Kyle Petty Krazy Kritters / Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge38468185running049
393640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light / U.S. Marines   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge331101075rear end046
403930   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20375965crash043
414302   Hermie Sadler Zapf Creations   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet13767855engine040
423109   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge7367760handling037
432251   Kevin Lepage NegotiationsSeminar.com   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet5667642overheating00

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ward Burton0engine change
Scott Wimmer22engine change
Robby Gordon31missed drivers meeting
Sterling Marlin40engine change
Brendan Gaughan77backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Steve Park7Ultra MotorsportsJim SmithDodge
45Todd Bodine37Carter's Royal Dispos-allJohn CarterDodge
46Carl Long46RacingMetal.comRick GlennDodge
47Stanton Barrett94HusqvarnaDavid WatsonChevrolet
48Geoffrey Bodine98Lucas Oil ProductsWilliam EdwardsFord
49Morgan Shepherd89BojanglesMorgan ShepherdDodge
50Jeff Fultz78Mark HarrahFord
51Kirk Shelmerdine72Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord
52Andy Hillenburg80Commercial Truck & TrailerStan HoverFord
WDKerry Earnhardt33Bass Pro Shops / TrackerRichard ChildressChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1160160  
1611666   #30 accident turn 2#9
16723468  
2352439   debris#8
24433794  
3383447   #1 spun tri-oval#2
3453495  
3503556   debris#97
35636813  
3693735   #12,50 accident turn 2#20
37439421  
3953973   oil on tracknone
3983992  
4004001   #18 accident turn 2none
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.3%             Average green flag run: 51.9 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmie Johnson15353
  Elliott Sadler54585
  Jimmie Johnson59635
  Elliott Sadler64718
  Jimmie Johnson7213059
  Elliott Sadler13114515
  Jimmie Johnson14616217
  Elliott Sadler16317513
  Jimmie Johnson17622954
  Casey Mears2302312
  Jimmie Johnson23229564
  Kasey Kahne2963005
  Matt Kenseth3013011
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.3023032
  Jimmie Johnson30436865
  Jamie McMurray36938315
  Jimmie Johnson38440017

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1798    
2   Jimmie Johnson 1793   -5  
3   Matt Kenseth 1687   -111  
4   Jeff Gordon 1654   -144  
5   Tony Stewart 1587   -211  
6   Bobby Labonte 1554   -244  
7   Elliott Sadler 1537   -261  
8   Kurt Busch 1521   -277  
9   Ryan Newman 1500   -298  
10   Kevin Harvick 1498   -300  
11   Kasey Kahne 1420   -378  
12   Jamie McMurray 1414   -384  
13   Rusty Wallace 1381   -417  
14   Jeremy Mayfield 1350   -448  
15   Mark Martin 1336   -462  
16   Casey Mears 1311   -487  
17   Dale Jarrett 1304   -494  
18   Sterling Marlin 1276   -522  
19   Robby Gordon 1227   -571  
20   Ward Burton 1206   -592