2003 Brickyard 400

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2003 Brickyard 400
Race details[1]
Race 21 of 36 in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Map of the basic speedway
Map of the basic speedway
Date August 3, 2003 (2003-August-03)
Official name Brickyard 400
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Warm with temperatures approaching 80.1 °F (26.7 °C); wind speeds up to 13.8 miles per hour (22.2 km/h)
Average speed 134.548 miles per hour (216.534 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 60
No. 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Benny Parsons
Nielsen Ratings 6.1/15 (9.3 million)

The 2003 Brickyard 400, the 10th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on August 3, 2003 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested at 160 laps on the 2.5 mile (4.023 km) speedway, it was the twenty-first race of the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing won the race.

Kevin Harvick became the first driver to win the race from the pole position.

Failed to qualify: Brett Bodine (#11), Ken Schrader (#49), Billy Bigley (#79), Ted Musgrave (#07), Robert Pressley (#4), Jim Sauter (#71), Christian Fittipaldi (#43), David Reutimann (#04), Hermie Sadler (#02)


Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis. It is a four-turn rectangular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.023 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 9 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, has no banking. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a zero degree banking. The racetrack has seats for more than 250,000 spectators.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
3 42 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
4 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 9 Bill Elliott Evernham Motorsports Dodge
6 31 Robby Gordon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
7 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford
8 7 Jimmy Spencer Ultra Motorsports Dodge
9 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford
10 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Dodge

Race statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:58:22
  • Average Speed: 134.554 miles per hour (216.544 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 184.343
  • Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 2.758 sec
  • Lead changes: 17
  • Percent of race run under caution: 15.6%
  • Average green flag run: 22.5 laps


  1. ^ "2003 Brickyard 400 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved November 28, 2015.