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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 14, 2004 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:00:33
Average speed: 125.044 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: 8 for 47 laps
Margin of victory: .959 sec
Attendance: 70000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

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

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367269675running124185
2 56   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford367190825running36175
3 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367185403running155175
41142   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge367118675running15165
5139   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge367129550running0155
6 197   Kurt Busch Smirnoff Ice / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford367103275running9155
72499   Carl Edwards World Financial Group   (Jack Roush)Ford367114642running0146
81801   Joe Nemechek USG Sheetrock   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet367102625running1147
91518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet367115958running0138
10300   Mike Bliss NetZero   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet36786750running0134
11 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet367114253running0130
122040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge367103450running1132
132130   Jeff Burton America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36778600running0124
143243   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36795025running0121
152331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet367100562running17123
162621   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford36793731running0115
17 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet366109678running0112
18162   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge365106058running0109
191019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW / Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge36588150running0106
20 917   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford365113603running1108
212725   Brian Vickers GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36571700running0100
222822   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge36583975running097
23 838   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford36598683running094
241916   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford36569550running896
253110   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet36486437running088
262241   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge36470575running085
272977   Brendan Gaughan Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge36367375running082
28255   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36385500running079
294209   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge36358050running076
303349   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge36255875running073
313532   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet35771514running070
321429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet35490728running067
331715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet33691756running064
34 712   Ryan Newman Mobil 1 / Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge330101517engine061
353445   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge30054425crash058
363998   Randy LaJoie Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Ford26254275engine055
371288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford19484992crash052
38374   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18153850oil pump049
393850   Todd Bodine Mesco Building Solutions   (Don Arnold)Dodge14353725crash046
404102   Hermie Sadler E. Tennessee Trailers / Hammonds Chevy   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet13053575handling043
414380   Mario Gosselin Adesa Impact   (Stan Hover)Ford1453450too slow040
423672   Kirk Shelmerdine Freddie B's   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Ford1453340too slow037
434089   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus / Red Line Oil   (Morgan Shepherd)Dodge1053454too slow034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Hermie Sadler02engine change
Kasey Kahne9backup car
Ricky Rudd21backup car
Elliott Sadler38backup car
Kirk Shelmerdine72engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kevin Lepage37Carter's Royal Dispos-allJohn CarterDodge
45Derrike Cope94Racer's EdgeDavid WatsonFord
46Carl Long00Buyer's Choice Auto WarrantiesRaynard McGlynnDodge
47John Andretti14VB/A Plus at SunocoA.J. FoytFord
48Travis Kvapil06Mobil 1 / Jasper EnginesRoger PenskeDodge
WDTed Musgrave7Ultra MotorsportsJim SmithDodge
WDKerry Earnhardt33Bass Pro Shops / TrackerRichard ChildressChevrolet
WDMike Garvey75Jani-KingRandall HaefeleDodge
WDGeoffrey Bodine93Global Industrial ContractorsPat WhitenerChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18282  
83875   #32 accident turn 2#21
8812033  
1211244   #18 spun turn 4#25
12514420  
1451506   #50,15 accident turn 4#88
15119444  
1952017   #88 accident turn 4#41
20224948  
2502534   debris#9
25430249  
3033097   #21,40 accident turn 4none
31033021  
33134010   oil on track#21
3413455  
3463494   #29 stalled turn 3#31
35036718  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.8%             Average green flag run: 35.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch111
  Jeff Gordon21918
  Kurt Busch20267
  Jimmie Johnson276135
  Sterling Marlin62621
  Joe Nemechek63631
  Greg Biffle64652
  Mark Martin667712
  Jimmie Johnson78825
  Mark Martin839513
  Greg Biffle961016
  Jimmie Johnson10211211
  Mark Martin1131175
  Jamie McMurray1181203
  Mark Martin1211211
  Robby Gordon12213817
  Jimmie Johnson1391457
  Mark Martin1461461
  Jimmie Johnson14719549
  Mark Martin1961961
  Matt Kenseth1971971
  Jeff Gordon19825053
  Mark Martin2512533
  Jeff Gordon25433784
  Jimmie Johnson3383458
  Kurt Busch3463461
  Jamie McMurray34735812
  Jimmie Johnson3593679

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kurt Busch 6346    
2   Jimmie Johnson 6328   -18  
3   Jeff Gordon 6325   -21  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 6274   -72  
5   Mark Martin 6264   -82  
6   Tony Stewart 6161   -185  
7   Ryan Newman 6102   -244  
8   Elliott Sadler 5963   -383  
8   Matt Kenseth 5963   -383  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 5942   -404  
11   Jamie McMurray 4451   -1895  
12   Kasey Kahne 4225   -2121  
13   Bobby Labonte 4145   -2201  
14   Dale Jarrett 4123   -2223  
15   Kevin Harvick 4094   -2252  
16   Jeff Burton 3847   -2499  
17   Rusty Wallace 3813   -2533  
18   Joe Nemechek 3796   -2550  
19   Michael Waltrip 3766   -2580  
20   Sterling Marlin 3742   -2604  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4877    
2   Jimmie Johnson 4825   -52  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4775   -102  
4   Kurt Busch 4635   -242  
5   Tony Stewart 4536   -341  
6   Mark Martin 4462   -415  
7   Jamie McMurray 4451   -426  
8   Ryan Newman 4283   -594  
9   Matt Kenseth 4270   -607  
10   Elliott Sadler 4254   -623  
11   Kasey Kahne 4225   -652  
12   Bobby Labonte 4145   -732  
13   Jeremy Mayfield 4125   -752  
14   Dale Jarrett 4123   -754  
15   Kevin Harvick 4094   -783  
16   Jeff Burton 3847   -1030  
17   Rusty Wallace 3813   -1064  
18   Joe Nemechek 3796   -1081  
19   Michael Waltrip 3766   -1111  
20   Sterling Marlin 3742   -1135