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NASCAR Busch Series race number 29 of 34
Friday, October 15, 2004 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:21
Average speed: 110.193 mph
Pole speed: 183.014 mph
Cautions: 12 for 54 laps
Margin of victory: .338 sec
Attendance: 75000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 720   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20083470running19185
21317   Matt Kenseth Alka-Seltzer Plus   (John Reiser)Ford20048500running46175
32048   Jimmie Johnson SpongeBob SquarePants   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20035800running30170
4 360   Greg Biffle CNN America Votes 2004 / Charter Comm.   (Jack Roush)Ford20030175running0160
5185   Kyle Busch SpongeBob SquarePants   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20042175running22160
6 98   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet20029700running14155
7 141   Casey Mears Discount Tire   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge20028710running61156
8 466   Jamie McMurray Duraflame   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge20019295running0142
91423   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet20026300running0138
101233   Clint Bowyer Kevin Harvick, Inc.   (Kevin Harvick)Chevrolet20023110running0134
11 821   Kevin Harvick Reese's / RCR 35th Anniversary   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20016470running0130
122125   Mike McLaughlin U.S. Marines   (Ed Rensi)Ford20023850running0127
133337   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20027295running0124
141618   Bobby Labonte Banquet Foods   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20014900running0121
15272   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco / RCR 35th Anniversary   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20025490running0118
162247   Robert Pressley Clorox / Wisk   (Tad Geschickter)Ford20020040running1120
173631   Randy LaJoie Whelen Engineering   (Ted Marsh)Ford20014240running0112
183244   Justin Labonte U.S. Coast Guard   (Terry Labonte)Dodge20014045running0109
19404   Mike Wallace GEICO / Sportclips   (Fred Biagi)Ford20024570running1111
203914   Casey Atwood Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet20019370running0103
21311   Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge20013985running0100
222574   Jimmy Spencer Outdoor Channel   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20015480running097
233499   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet19913705running094
242426   Mark Green lovefifi.com   (Keith Coleman)Chevrolet19813280running091
251582   Dave Blaney Goulds Pumps   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet19813185running088
263559   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (Tad Geschickter)Ford19617210running085
27 500   Blake Feese Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet19420570brakes082
284272   Kevin Lepage MacDonald Motorsports   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet18414915engine079
29 255   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet17913135tires481
301922   Jason Keller Nestle Toll House   (Greg Pollex)Ford17922385running073
312312   Tim Fedewa Hot Tamales   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet16816735crash070
323091   Stanton Barrett Bojangles' / carsponsor.com   (Stanton Barrett)Chevrolet15614685crash067
331743   Aaron Fike Ollie's Bargain Outlet / LeAnn Rimes   (Mike Curb)Dodge15412655crash064
342932   David Stremme Trim Spa   (Todd Braun)Dodge14316645engine061
351046   Ashton Lewis Parker Power Products   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet13216615engine058
361138   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge11412515crash055
374324   Steve Grissom Global Industrial Contractors   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet11116515engine052
383849   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford10816470engine049
394102   Hermie Sadler Zapf Creations   (Bryant Stith)Chevrolet10216435engine151
402835   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Mr. Clean AutoDry Carwash   (Sam Rensi)Ford9812395engine043
413727   Johnny Sauter Kleenex Anti-Viral   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet9116395engine040
422687   Boston Reid ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet7514350crash037
43 688   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet3712376crash139

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Derrike Cope49engine change
Greg Biffle60unapproved impound adjustment
Kevin Lepage72unapproved impound adjustment

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Paul Menard11Menards / MoenDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
45Robby Benton03MAC Tools / Car Wash ConsultantsRobby BentonFord
46Eric McClure04Morgan-McClureJerry McClureChevrolet
47Kertus Davis0RaceGirlJohnny DavisChevrolet
48Kenny Hendrick51Ware Racing EnterprisesRick WareDodge
49Brad Teague52Means-Jenkins MotorsportsJimmy MeansFord
50Brian Sockwell40cashwell.comJerry RearyChevrolet
51Gus Wasson10theacex.comJohnny DavisChevrolet
52Jimmy Kitchens77BG ProductsJoe ReillyFord
53Scott Lynch6Country Crock SpreadTommy Baldwin, Jr.Dodge
54Jimmy Henderson63JB Steel & PrecastJohnny HendersonChevrolet
55Tina Gordon39Yahoo! / Vassarette / MicrotelJay RobinsonFord
56Travis Geisler36TucsonCarl NataleChevrolet
57Larry Hollenbeck62SWAT Fitness ClubLarry HollenbeckChevrolet
WDMorgan Shepherd89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
573   #22 accident backstretch 
83730  
38425   #88 accident turn 2 
43475  
48514   #87,49 accident frontstretch 
526110  
62654   #38 accident backstretch 
667611  
77804   #87 accident turn 2 
8112343  
1241274   debris 
1281347  
1351384   #46 accident turn 2 
1391435  
1441529   oil on track 
1531553  
1561627   #43,91 accident frontstretch 
1631686  
1691713   #4,12,14 accident turn 2 
1721776  
1781814   #55 spun frontstretch 
1821865  
1871893   #82 accident turn 4 
19020011  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.0%             Average green flag run: 11.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Casey Mears13535
  Joe Nemechek36361
  Casey Mears37393
  Mike Wallace40401
  Martin Truex, Jr.415414
  Casey Mears557723
  Hermie Sadler78781
  Robby Gordon79824
  Jimmie Johnson8310220
  Kyle Busch10312422
  Robert Pressley1251251
  Jimmie Johnson12613510
  Matt Kenseth13618146
  Mike Bliss18220019

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 4367    
2   Kyle Busch 4223   -144  
3   Greg Biffle 3892   -475  
4   Jason Leffler 3661   -706  
5   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 3660   -707  
6   David Green 3648   -719  
7   Jason Keller 3565   -802  
8   Mike Bliss 3499   -868  
9   Kenny Wallace 3227   -1140  
10   Ashton Lewis 3193   -1174  
11   Kasey Kahne 3174   -1193  
12   David Stremme 3153   -1214  
13   Casey Atwood 3130   -1237  
14   Michael Waltrip 3101   -1266  
15   Stacy Compton 3072   -1295  
16   Robert Pressley 3041   -1326  
17   Johnny Sauter 3023   -1344  
18   Mike Wallace 3001   -1366  
19   Tim Fedewa 2992   -1375  
20   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2896   -1471