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NASCAR Busch Series race number 19 of 34
Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:21:58
Average speed: 126.79 mph
Pole speed: 183.611 mph
Cautions: 8 for 35 laps
Margin of victory: .419 sec
Attendance: 70000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
13444   Justin Labonte U.S. Coast Guard   (Terry Labonte)Dodge20079985running12185
22322   Jason Keller Miller High Life Light   (Greg Pollex)Ford20070420running0170
3179   Jeff Burton Pennzoil   (Jack Roush)Ford20046005running0165
4 738   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge20034125running0160
52546   Ashton Lewis Lewis Motorsports   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet20030975running0155
61055   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet20026575running14155
72000   Jason Leffler Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet20039125running0146
81337   David Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20038075running0142
9 918   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20029125running25143
10292   Ron Hornaday, Jr. AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20033975running0134
111429   Ricky Craven ESGR   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20021975running0130
12 25   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Briggs & Stratton   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20036125running49137
133014   Casey Atwood Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet20026405running0124
14168   Martin Truex, Jr. Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet20025565running0121
15354   Mike Wallace GEICO / Sportclips   (Fred Biagi)Ford20031080running18123
16 417   Matt Kenseth Bayer   (John Reiser)Ford20020470running36120
171812   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet19924630running0112
182799   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet19919175running6114
192427   Johnny Sauter Kleenex / Cub Foods   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19918965running0106
202274   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19823525running0103
213359   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's / Jewel Osco   (Tad Geschickter)Ford19822665running0100
223172   Kevin Lepage MacDonald Motorsports   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet19820535running097
233236   Travis Geisler National City Bank   (Carl Natale)Chevrolet19820755running094
241531   Todd Bodine Whelen Engineering   (Ted Marsh)Ford19718315running091
253802   Hermie Sadler The FanZCar   (Bryant Stith)Chevrolet19622300running088
262150   Regan Smith Enzyte   (Michael Holigan)Chevrolet19618070running085
27261   Jamie McMurray Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Dodge19617960running082
284324   Steve Grissom Jani-King / Hot Tamales   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet19519865running079
294110   Gus Wasson RaceGirl   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet19427235running076
304239   Tina Gordon Yahoo!   (Jay Robinson)Ford19219705running073
31 387   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet18818495engine070
32 860   Greg Biffle Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford18417385overheating372
33 620   Mike Bliss Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet14023295engine3269
341132   David Stremme Trim Spa   (Todd Braun)Dodge12521190vibration061
353947   Robert Pressley Clorox / Wisk / Jewel Osco   (Tad Geschickter)Ford12321080engine058
361923   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Chevrolet9120970engine055
372866   Billy Parker Duraflame   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge6416840crash052
383649   Derrike Cope Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford6020800engine049
39127   Todd Szegedy Hills Brothers / Jewel Osco   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet6016655crash046
403735   Kenny Hendrick Keller Racing   (Gary Keller)Chevrolet2516535transmission043
41 521   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2216860vibration040
424033   Clint Bowyer Monaco Coaches   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet1718290rear end037
43 125   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marines   (Ed Rensi)Ford827174engine539

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Johnny Sauter27engine change
David Green37engine change
Stacy Compton59engine change
Tony Raines74engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jeff Fuller88NEMCO MotorsportsJoe NemechekChevrolet
45Blake Mallory51Ware Racing EnterprisesRick WareChevrolet
46Stanton Barrett91AmericInn Lodging SystemsStanton BarrettChevrolet
47Jimmy Kitchens77BG ProductsJoe ReillyFord
48Carl Long07BG ProductsJoe ReillyFord
49Larry Hollenbeck62SWAT Fitness / Shanks on IceLarry HollenbeckChevrolet
50Kevin Conway56Air1WirelessJohn McNellyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #66 accident turn 2 
64439  
45484   debris turn 1 
49568  
57593   debris 
60634  
64674   #7 accident turn 2 
6811548  
1161238   #47 accident turn 3 
1241296  
1301334   debris 
1341396  
1401434   #50 accident turn 4 
14418037  
1811855   #60 accident turn 2 
18620015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.5%             Average green flag run: 18.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.155
  Kyle Busch63934
  Matt Kenseth40445
  Greg Biffle45451
  Robby Gordon46549
  Matt Kenseth55551
  Robby Gordon56605
  Matt Kenseth619030
  Mike Bliss9111727
  Kyle Busch1181181
  Michael Waltrip1191246
  Mike Bliss1251295
  Justin Labonte13014011
  Kyle Busch14115414
  J.J. Yeley15517723
  Greg Biffle1781781
  J.J. Yeley1791802
  Greg Biffle1811811
  Mike Wallace18219918
  Justin Labonte2002001

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 2863    
2   Kyle Busch 2811   -52  
3   Jason Keller 2504   -359  
4   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2495   -368  
4   David Green 2495   -368  
6   Greg Biffle 2487   -376  
7   Jason Leffler 2444   -419  
8   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2393   -470  
9   Michael Waltrip 2293   -570  
10   Mike Bliss 2232   -631  
11   Kasey Kahne 2126   -737  
12   Ashton Lewis 2117   -746  
13   Tim Fedewa 2081   -782  
14   Robby Gordon 2050   -813  
15   Kenny Wallace 2028   -835  
16   Casey Atwood 2002   -861  
17   Stacy Compton 1989   -874  
18   David Stremme 1980   -883  
19   Robert Pressley 1977   -886  
20   Johnny Sauter 1954   -909