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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 31 of 36
Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:50:51
Average speed: 130.214 mph
Pole speed: 188.877 mph
Cautions: 11 for 53 laps
Margin of victory: 1.727 sec
Attendance: 140000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2004 standings

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

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / HMS 20th Anniversary   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334191450running35185
22324   Jeff Gordon DuPont / HMS 20th Anniversary   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334161678running0170
3258   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser / MLB World Series   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet334155928running8170
42197   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford334110250running3165
5 801   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army / G.I. Joe   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet334112750running4160
63988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford334113992running0150
7 538   Elliott Sadler Combos   (Yates Racing)Ford334112158running13151
82442   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge33480625running0142
93530   Jeff Burton AOL / RCR 35th Anniversary   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33477700running0138
101520   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet334113903running0134
113617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford334113803running0130
123140   Sterling Marlin Prilosec   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge334100525running1132
13126   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford33474500running32129
14 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge334136117running31126
151132   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet33388150running0118
164121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford33289006running0115
173418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet332103483running0112
181931   Robby Gordon Cingular / RCR 35th Anniversary   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33293137running0109
19430   Ward Burton NetZero   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet33161350running0106
20 341   Casey Mears Target / SpongeBob SquarePants   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge33179400running0103
213049   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge33160550running0100
222014   John Andretti VB/APlus at Sunoco   (Greg Pollex)Ford33056675running097
231677   Brendan Gaughan Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Dodge32969375running094
242909   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge32960455running091
25405   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / HMS 20th Anniversary   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32886325running088
264222   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32777375running085
273245   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32666934running082
28 615   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31991991crash079
29224   Jimmy Spencer Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31058050crash076
301319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge27766425crash073
31142   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge27498633running070
32 29   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers Mopar / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge267133050crash20777
331816   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford26563550running064
343884   Kyle Busch Carquest / HMS 20th Anniversary   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26454575crash061
353343   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge23880750engine058
36 729   Kevin Harvick Goodwrench / RCR 35th Anniversary   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet22190793engine055
371099   Dave Blaney Canteen Vending / Kraft Foods   (Jack Roush)Ford21888087crash052
38 410   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet3082022engine049
392737   Kevin Lepage Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge2554290ignition046
401725   Brian Vickers GMAC / HMS 20th Anniversary   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2362255crash043
413713   Greg Sacks ARC Dehooker / Vita Coco   (James Wilsberg)Dodge1054220crash040
422650   Jeff Fuller Arnold Development Companies   (Don Arnold)Dodge754180crash037
432851   Tony Raines Marathon Oil / Chase   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet253499crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jamie McMurray42backup car
Dave Blaney99driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kenny Wallace00Aaron'sMichael WaltripChevrolet
45Derrike Cope94AmericInn / Racer's EdgeDavid WatsonDodge
46Mike Wallace35Gary Keller RacingGary KellerChevrolet
47Carl Long08Buyer's Choice Auto WarrantiesRaynard McGlynnChevrolet
48Kirk Shelmerdine72Vote for BushKirk ShelmerdineFord
49Larry Foyt59BAM RacingBeth Ann MorgenthauDodge
50Hermie Sadler02SCORE MotorsportsHermie SadlerChevrolet
51Morgan Shepherd89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge
52Geoffrey Bodine98Mach One Inc.William EdwardsFord
DCCarl Edwards99Canteen Vending / Kraft FoodsJack RoushFord
WDDamon Lusk62S.W.A.T. Fitness ClubLarry HollenbeckChevrolet
WDDerrike Cope92Means-Jenkins MotorsportsBob JenkinsDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
276   #16,97,14,24,51,49 accident turn 1 
881  
9124   #50 accident turn 1 
132311  
24307   #25 accident frontstretch 
317646  
77804   #24,2 accident frontstretch 
8112040  
1211244   debris 
12517248  
1731764   #17 accident turn 3 
17721034  
2112144   debris 
2152239  
2242318   oil on track 
23226837  
2692724   #9 accident turn 1 
27331240  
3133175   #4,77,6 accident frontstretch 
3183192  
3203223   #15 accident turn 2 
32333412  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.9%             Average green flag run: 23.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman12828
  Elliott Sadler294113
  Kasey Kahne4212483
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1251295
  Kasey Kahne13017647
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1771793
  Jimmie Johnson1801867
  Kasey Kahne18721529
  Mark Martin2162194
  Kasey Kahne22026748
  Ryan Newman2682692
  Sterling Marlin2702701
  Mark Martin2712777
  Kurt Busch2782803
  Mark Martin28130121
  Jimmie Johnson30231211
  Ryan Newman3133131
  Joe Nemechek3143174
  Jimmie Johnson31833417

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kurt Busch 5850    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 5826   -24  
3   Jeff Gordon 5776   -74  
4   Elliott Sadler 5693   -157  
5   Mark Martin 5664   -186  
6   Tony Stewart 5646   -204  
7   Matt Kenseth 5635   -215  
8   Jimmie Johnson 5623   -227  
9   Ryan Newman 5579   -271  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 5501   -349  
11   Jamie McMurray 3878   -1972  
12   Dale Jarrett 3804   -2046  
13   Kevin Harvick 3662   -2188  
14   Bobby Labonte 3652   -2198  
15   Kasey Kahne 3626   -2224  
16   Michael Waltrip 3358   -2492  
17   Jeff Burton 3313   -2537  
18   Rusty Wallace 3289   -2561  
19   Joe Nemechek 3284   -2566  
20   Casey Mears 3259   -2591  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4328    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4327   -1  
3   Kurt Busch 4139   -189  
4   Jimmie Johnson 4120   -208  
5   Tony Stewart 4021   -307  
6   Elliott Sadler 3984   -344  
7   Matt Kenseth 3942   -386  
8   Jamie McMurray 3878   -450  
9   Mark Martin 3862   -466  
10   Dale Jarrett 3804   -524  
11   Ryan Newman 3760   -568  
12   Jeremy Mayfield 3684   -644  
13   Kevin Harvick 3662   -666  
14   Bobby Labonte 3652   -676  
15   Kasey Kahne 3626   -702  
16   Michael Waltrip 3358   -970  
17   Jeff Burton 3313   -1015  
18   Rusty Wallace 3289   -1039  
19   Joe Nemechek 3284   -1044  
20   Casey Mears 3259   -1069