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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 28 of 36
Sunday, September 26, 2004 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:34
Average speed: 119.067 mph
Pole speed: 159.405 mph
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps
Margin of victory: 8.149 sec
Attendance: 140000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge400195477running325190
2126   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford400138560running2175
32124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400140533running1170
41188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford400122877running0160
51397   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford40099745running12160
62320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet400117168running0150
7 119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge400105015running0146
81042   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40079715running0142
9168   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet399113293running1143
10 948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39986415running0134
111916   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford39975630running0130
121421   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford39992321running0127
13 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge398105348running0124
14 618   Bobby Labonte MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet398107123running0121
153440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge398104415running0118
16 515   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39796671running0115
172745   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39779415running0112
181599   Carl Edwards Roush Racing   (Jack Roush)Ford39797417running0109
193029   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39799493running0106
20 438   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford397100648running0103
212843   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39689565running0100
222577   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge39672565running097
232922   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge39584740running094
242641   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge39573065running091
253149   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge39462265running193
26364   Jimmy Spencer Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39362415running085
27385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39388515running082
283751   Tony Raines Lee Jeans   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet39158590running079
292232   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet38577829running076
303231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet38593977running073
311810   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet36385802wheel bearing070
32 817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford319118833crash5872
333330   Jeff Burton America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16866730crash064
344289   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus / Red Line Oil   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge10557595handling061
352401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet9165380overheating058
363537   Kevin Lepage Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge8657250vibration055
37170   Ward Burton NetZero Hi Speed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet5057125engine052
38 325   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4665100crash049
394198   Geoffrey Bodine Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Ford4056875oil pressure046
404372   Kirk Shelmerdine Vote for Bush   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford3756705engine043
414009   Joe Ruttman Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge2756550rear end040
42209   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge1386300flywheel037
433950   Jeff Fuller Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge756555overheating034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Terry Labonte5backup car
Geoffrey Bodine98engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02Jenkins & Jenkins Attorneys At LawHermie SadlerChevrolet
45Carl Long00Buyer's Choice Auto WarrantiesRaynard McGlynnChevrolet
46Stanton Barrett92Applebee'sBob JenkinsFord
47Greg Sacks13ARC Dehooker / Vita CocoJames WilsbergDodge
48Kenny Hendrick35Gary Keller RacingGary KellerChevrolet
49Derrike Cope80Commercial Truck & TrailerStan HoverFord
50Mike Garvey75Jani-KingRandall HaefeleDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11414  
15228   oil on track#72
234826  
49557   #25 accident turn 2#31
5612065  
1211277   #17 accident turn 4#43
12817043  
1711777   #30 accident turn 3#43
178326149  
3273359   debris#19
33640065  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%             Average green flag run: 60.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman13232
  Matt Kenseth334816
  Ryan Newman49491
  Ken Schrader50501
  Matt Kenseth519242
  Ryan Newman9318492
  Kurt Busch18519511
  Ryan Newman19626065
  Mark Martin2612622
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2632631
  Jeff Gordon2642641
  Kurt Busch2652651
  Ryan Newman266400135

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 5371    
2   Kurt Busch 5370   -1  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 5353   -18  
4   Jimmie Johnson 5314   -57  
4   Mark Martin 5314   -57  
6   Elliott Sadler 5275   -96  
7   Matt Kenseth 5272   -99  
8   Ryan Newman 5264   -107  
9   Tony Stewart 5236   -135  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 5214   -157  
11   Jamie McMurray 3473   -1898  
12   Kevin Harvick 3374   -1997  
13   Bobby Labonte 3367   -2004  
14   Kasey Kahne 3360   -2011  
15   Dale Jarrett 3342   -2029  
16   Michael Waltrip 3056   -2315  
17   Rusty Wallace 3020   -2351  
18   Sterling Marlin 2997   -2374  
19   Greg Biffle 2958   -2413  
20   Casey Mears 2934   -2437  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3923    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3854   -69  
3   Jimmie Johnson 3811   -112  
4   Kurt Busch 3659   -264  
5   Tony Stewart 3611   -312  
6   Matt Kenseth 3579   -344  
7   Elliott Sadler 3566   -357  
8   Mark Martin 3512   -411  
9   Jamie McMurray 3473   -450  
10   Ryan Newman 3445   -478  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 3397   -526  
12   Kevin Harvick 3374   -549  
13   Bobby Labonte 3367   -556  
14   Kasey Kahne 3360   -563  
15   Dale Jarrett 3342   -581  
16   Michael Waltrip 3056   -867  
17   Rusty Wallace 3020   -903  
18   Sterling Marlin 2997   -926  
19   Greg Biffle 2958   -965  
20   Casey Mears 2934   -989