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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:09:15
Average speed: 158.679 mph
Pole speed: 193.575 mph
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: 4.584 sec
Attendance: 125000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 78   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325180078running55185
21619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge325137750running22175
3129   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge325120125running0165
4 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32597400running0160
5 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge325120467running43160
63017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford325120728running0150
71920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325133778running127156
81316   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford32574000running2147
9 688   Dale Jarrett UPS / Arnold Palmer Tribute   (Yates Racing)Ford32596217running0138
10 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325114228running38139
111423   Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing   (Bill Davis)Dodge32564275running0130
122097   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32578950running0127
13210   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32463775running0124
14286   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford32470550running0121
152601   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet32486750running0118
163140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32394800running0115
172331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32392987running1117
181018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet323102673running0109
191843   Jeff Green Cheerios / Old El Paso   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32283615running0106
203299   Jeff Burton SKF   (Jack Roush)Ford32296182running0103
21 225   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32269315running0100
222932   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet32281310running097
231515   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32193591running094
24365   Terry Labonte Got Milk? / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32186560running091
251710   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet32185072running088
262449   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge32159235running085
273722   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32177420running082
282745   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32167059running079
29 538   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford32087293running076
303930   Johnny Sauter America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32066335running073
313321   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford32081316running070
32 829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31890963running067
332577   Brendan Gaughan Kodak Easy Share   (Doug Bawel)Dodge31463120running064
34 941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge30256000engine3766
35112   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge29188873running058
36354   Kevin Lepage Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet28755005running055
372242   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24562970engine052
383450   Derrike Cope Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge18654935engine049
394102   Andy Belmont Intell Food Brokers   (Hermie Sadler)Pontiac8054890rear end046
404272   Kirk Shelmerdine Tucson   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford6054840handling043
413898   Todd Bodine Lucas Oil Products   (William Edwards)Ford1654800engine00
424380   Andy Hillenburg Lowe's Motor Speedway   (Stan Hover)Ford1554760engine037
434009   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge654071vibration034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Andy Hillenburg80failure to keep pace

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Morgan Shepherd89Voyles / Carter's Royal Dispos-allMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1126126  
1271326   debris turn 1#23
13314917  
1501556   oil on track#17
15624691  
2472515   oil on track#0
25232574  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.2%             Average green flag run: 77.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman188
  Jeff Gordon94638
  Tony Stewart475812
  Robby Gordon59591
  Tony Stewart6014485
  Greg Biffle1451462
  Tony Stewart14717226
  Casey Mears1731731
  Tony Stewart1741774
  Casey Mears17821336
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2142163
  Ryan Newman21724832
  Jeremy Mayfield24926517
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.26630136
  Ryan Newman3023043
  Jeremy Mayfield3053095
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.31032516

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 673    
2   Tony Stewart 591   -82  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 583   -90  
4   Kasey Kahne 550   -123  
5   Jeff Gordon 543   -130  
6   Kurt Busch 527   -146  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 514   -159  
8   Elliott Sadler 481   -192  
9   Jimmie Johnson 480   -193  
10   Bobby Labonte 469   -204  
11   Ryan Newman 467   -206  
12   Kevin Harvick 466   -207  
13   Joe Nemechek 465   -208  
14   Ward Burton 459   -214  
15   Dale Jarrett 445   -228  
16   Jamie McMurray 437   -236  
16   Mark Martin 437   -236  
18   Sterling Marlin 436   -237  
19   Casey Mears 433   -240  
20   Terry Labonte 423   -250