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
2003 Brickyard 400 program cover
2003 Brickyard 400 program cover
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
Winner
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.


Background[edit]

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.

Race 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 (R) 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
11 12 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge
12 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
13 10 Johnny Benson MB2 Motorsports Pontiac
14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet
15 30 Steve Park Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
16 15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet
17 32 Ricky Craven PPI Motorsports Pontiac
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
19 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
20 1 Jeff Green Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet
21 16 Greg Biffle (R) Roush Racing Ford
22 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
23 54 Todd Bodine BelCar Motorsports Ford
24 23 Kenny Wallace Bill Davis Racing Dodge
25 74 Tony Raines (R) BACE Motorsports Chevrolet
26 22 Ward Burton Bill Davis Racing Dodge
27 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford
28 77 Dave Blaney Jasper Motorsports Ford
29 41 Casey Mears (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
30 57 Kevin Lepage CLR Racing Ford
31 91 Casey Atwood Evernham Motorsports Dodge
32 14 Larry Foyt (R) A. J. Foyt Racing Dodge
33 0 Jason Leffler Haas CNC Racing Pontiac
34 40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
35 01 Mike Skinner MB2 Motorsports Pontiac
36 37 Derrike Cope Quest Motor Racing Chevrolet
37 25 Joe Nemechek Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
38 21 Ricky Rudd Wood Brothers Racing Ford
39 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford
40 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge
41 19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge
42 38 Elliott Sadler Robert Yates Racing Ford
43 81 John Andretti Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet

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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

References[edit]

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