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NASCAR Busch Series race number 24 of 34
Friday, August 27, 2004 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
250 laps* on a 0.533 mile paved track (133.250 miles)

Time of race: 2:06:12
Average speed: 64.872 mph
Pole speed: 126.57 mph
Cautions: 13 for 87 laps
Margin of victory: .100 sec
Attendance: 120000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 181   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Menards Save Big Money   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet25642015running125190
22517   Matt Kenseth Alka-Seltzer Plus   (John Reiser)Ford25636280running60175
3 85   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Briggs & Stratton   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet25644040running0165
4 421   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25623835running54165
5 537   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet25637115running0155
61132   David Stremme Trim Spa   (Todd Braun)Dodge25627215running0150
7128   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet25627715running0146
82322   Jason Keller Airplus Insoles   (Greg Pollex)Ford25632705running0142
92147   Robert Pressley Clorox / Wisk   (Tad Geschickter)Ford25624470running0138
102214   Casey Atwood Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet25625410running0134
112459   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (Tad Geschickter)Ford25624400running0130
121025   Mike McLaughlin U.S. Marines   (Ed Rensi)Ford25629640running0127
13324   Mike Wallace GEICO / Sportclips   (Fred Biagi)Ford25629900running0124
14 323   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet25622860running0121
152818   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet25623080running17123
161912   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet25623110running0115
172600   Jason Leffler Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet25628280running0112
183172   Kevin Lepage Drill Doctor   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet25620730running0109
191403   Carl Edwards Mac Tools   (Bobby Benton)Ford25518710running0106
20162   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25528555running0103
211720   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet25522845running0100
222991   Stanton Barrett AmericInn Lodging Systems   (Stanton Barrett)Chevrolet25518905running097
23 766   Jamie McMurray Duraflame   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge25418890running094
244049   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford25422560running091
254224   Steve Grissom Global Industrial Contractors   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet25424140running088
263746   Ashton Lewis Lewis Motorsports   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet25422490running085
271899   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet25218430running082
283902   Hermie Sadler Zapf Creations   (Bryant Stith)Chevrolet25222410running079
29 274   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet24920370crash076
303836   Travis Geisler Tucson   (Carl Natale)Chevrolet24720445running073
313075   Jay Sauter Food Country USA / Lays   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet24618325crash070
322727   Johnny Sauter Kleenex   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac24220305running067
33 960   Greg Biffle Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford21418285brakes064
34 638   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge21318265engine061
35131   Casey Mears Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge18618225rear end058
361511   Paul Menard Menards / Turtle Wax   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17618205crash055
374377   Jimmy Kitchens Moy Racing   (Joe Reilly)Ford10320175crash052
384139   Tina Gordon Yahoo! / Vassarette / Microtel   (Jay Robinson)Ford8920140crash049
392055   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet8118100crash046
403510   Gus Wasson RaceGirl   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet7523580crash043
413488   Jeff Fuller NEMCO Motorsports   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet1523560brakes040
423328   Mark Green Matrix Automotive Finishes   (Jay Robinson)Ford118040crash037
433656   Eric McClure Hill Motorsports   (John McNelly)Chevrolet118010crash034
* Race extended to 256 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Eric McClure56missed drivers meeting

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Brad Teague52Jimmy Means RacingJimmy MeansFord
45Joe Buford53Bolts & Screws / JTC ExpressButch JarvisChevrolet
46Mike Potter0Davis RacingJohnny DavisChevrolet
47Cam Strader06Food CityJoseph EvansChevrolet
48Morgan Shepherd51Gibson ProductsRick WareDodge
49Rick Markle68Markle MotorsportsDel MarkleChevrolet
50Caleb Holman96Ortec / Laughlin Racing ProductsJulian BurgessChevrolet
51John Hayden1631-W InsulationWayne DayChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
3108   #27,28,39,56 accident frontstretch 
112919  
30378   #39,60,8 accident backstretch 
384811  
49557   #2,74 accident turn 3 
567419  
75795   #1,18,91 accident turn 2 
80812  
829211   #55,25,20 accident backstretch 
9310816  
1091157   #77,99 accident frontstretch 
1161172  
1181214   #23 spun frontstretch 
12216544  
1661727   #36,2 accident turn 2 
1731775  
1781858   #36,25,11 accident backstretch 
1861916  
1921965   #46 spun frontstretch 
19721216  
2132175   #03 spun turn 4 
21823619  
2372415   #02 accident turn 4 
2422487  
2492546   #75,74 accident turn 4 
2552562  
  Percent of race run under caution: 33.6%             Average green flag run: 12.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.12020
  Kevin Harvick217454
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.75751
  Matt Kenseth7613560
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.13616833
  J.J. Yeley16918517
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18625671

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 3634    
2   Kyle Busch 3556   -78  
3   Jason Leffler 3202   -432  
4   Greg Biffle 3116   -518  
5   David Green 3093   -541  
6   Jason Keller 3076   -558  
7   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 3055   -579  
8   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2896   -738  
9   Mike Bliss 2829   -805  
10   Ashton Lewis 2673   -961  
11   Kenny Wallace 2670   -964  
12   David Stremme 2615   -1019  
12   Stacy Compton 2615   -1019  
14   Tim Fedewa 2609   -1025  
15   Casey Atwood 2579   -1055  
16   Michael Waltrip 2551   -1083  
17   Robert Pressley 2521   -1113  
18   Kasey Kahne 2507   -1127  
19   Johnny Sauter 2482   -1152  
20   Mike Wallace 2478   -1156