2004 Chevy Rock & Roll 400

The 2004 Chevy Rock and Roll 400 was the 26th stock car race of the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season, the final race of the 2004 NASCAR regular season, and the 47th iteration of the event. The race was held on Saturday, September 11, 2004, before a crowd of 110,000 in Richmond, Virginia, at Richmond International Raceway, a 0.75 miles (1.21 km) D-shaped oval. The race took the scheduled 400 laps to complete. At race's end, Jeremy Mayfield of Evernham Motorsports would pass a fuel-ailing Kurt Busch with 8 to go and take home a clutch win to lock himself into the 2004 Chase for the Nextel Cup. The race was Mayfield's fourth career NASCAR Nextel Cup Series win and his first and only win of the season.[1] To fill out the podium, Dale Earnhardt Jr. of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports would finish second and third, respectively.

2004 Chevy Rock & Roll 400
Race details
Race 26 of 36 in the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
The 2004 Chevy Rock and Roll 400 program cover.
The 2004 Chevy Rock and Roll 400 program cover.
Date September 11, 2004
Official name 47th Annual Chevy Rock & Roll 400
Location Richmond, Virginia, Richmond International Raceway
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.21 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (482.803 km)
Scheduled Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (482.803 km)
Average speed 98.946 miles per hour (159.238 km/h)
Attendance 110,000
Pole position
Driver Penske-Jasper Racing
Time 20.979
Most laps led
Driver Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports
Laps 151
Winner
No. 19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Benny Parsons, Wally Dallenbach Jr.
Radio in the United States
Radio Motor Racing Network

The ten drivers to make it into the inaugural Chase for the Nextel Cup were Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Kurt Busch, Mark Martin, Jeremy Mayfield, and Ryan Newman.[2]

BackgroundEdit

 
The layout of Richmond International Raceway, the venue where the race was at.

Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a 3/4-mile (1.2 km), D-shaped, asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia in Henrico County. It hosts the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series. Known as "America's premier short track", it formerly hosted a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, an IndyCar Series race, and two USAC sprint car races.

Entry listEdit

# Driver Team Make Sponsor
0 Ward Burton Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet NetZero Hi Speed
00 Ryan McGlynn McGlynn Racing Chevrolet Buyer's Choice Auto Warranties
01 Joe Nemechek MBV Motorsports Chevrolet U. S. Army
2 Rusty Wallace Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge Miller Lite
02 Hermie Sadler SCORE Motorsports Chevrolet Jenkins & Jenkins Attorneys at Law
4 Jimmy Spencer Morgan–McClure Motorsports Chevrolet Lucas Oil
5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Kellogg's
6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford Reverse Viagra
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Budweiser
08 Carl Long Hover Motorsports Ford Commercial Truck & Trailer
9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dodge Dealers, UAW
09 Mike Wallace Phoenix Racing Dodge Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
10 Scott Riggs MBV Motorsports Chevrolet Valvoline
12 Ryan Newman Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge Alltel
13 Greg Sacks Sacks Motorsports Dodge Vita Coco, ARC Dehooker
15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford National Guard
17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford DeWalt Power Tools
18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet Wellbutrin XL
19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dodge Dealers, UAW
20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet The Home Depot
21 Ricky Rudd Wood Brothers Racing Ford U. S. Air Force "Let's Roll"
22 Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Dodge Caterpillar
23 Shane Hmiel Bill Davis Racing Dodge Bill Davis Racing
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet DuPont
25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet GMAC Financial Services
27 David Green Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet Timber Wolf
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet GM Goodwrench, KISS
30 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet America Online, Big & Rich
31 Robby Gordon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Cingular Wireless
32 Ricky Craven PPI Motorsports Chevrolet Tide
33 Johnny Sauter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Maglite, GM Card
37 Kevin Lepage R&J Racing Dodge Carter's Royal Dispos-all
38 Elliott Sadler Robert Yates Racing Ford M&M's
40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Coors Light
41 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Target
42 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Texaco, Havoline
43 Jeff Green Petty Enterprises Dodge Pillsbury Grands!
45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge Georgia-Pacific Brawny
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lowe's
49 Ken Schrader BAM Racing Dodge Schwan's Home Service
50 Todd Bodine Arnold Motorsports Dodge The Orleans
51 Tony Raines Competitive Edge Motorsports Chevrolet Great Value
72 Kirk Shelmerdine Kirk Shelmerdine Racing Ford Kirk Shelmerdine Racing
75 Mike Garvey* Haefele Racing Dodge Jani-King
77 Brendan Gaughan Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge Kodak
80 Mike Bliss Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet Van Camp's, Hunt's
88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford UPS
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Dodge Racing With Jesus, Red Line Oil
92 Brad Teague Front Row Motorsports Ford Broadway Motors
97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford Irwin Industrial Tools
98 Derrike Cope Mach 1 Motorsports Ford Mach One Inc.
99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford Roush Racing
Official entry list

*Withdrew.[3]

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

The first practice session was held on Friday, September 10, at 11:20 AM EST, and would last for two hours.[3] Ryan Newman of Penske-Jasper Racing would set the fastest time in the session, with a lap of 21.024 and an average speed of 128.425 miles per hour (206.680 km/h).[4]

Pos. # Driver Team Make Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Newman Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 21.024 128.425
2 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 21.184 127.455
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.211 127.292
Full first practice results

Second and final practiceEdit

The second and final practice session, sometimes referred to as Happy Hour, was held on Friday, September 10, at 6:00 PM EST, and would last for one hour and 15 minutes.[3] Kasey Kahne of Evernham Motorsports would set the fastest time in the session, with a lap of 21.480 and an average speed of 125.698 miles per hour (202.291 km/h).[5]

Pos. # Driver Team Make Time Speed
1 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 21.480 125.698
2 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford 21.488 125.651
3 12 Ryan Newman Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 21.560 125.232
Full Happy Hour practice results

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying was held on Friday, September 10, at 3:10 PM EST. Each driver would have two laps to set a fastest time; the fastest of the two would count as their official qualifying lap.[3] Positions 1-38 would be decided on time, while positions 39-43 would be based on provisionals. Four spots are awarded by the use of provisionals based on owner's points. The fifth is awarded to a past champion who has not otherwise qualified for the race. If no past champ needs the provisional, the next team in the owner points will be awarded a provisional.[6]

Ryan Newman of Penske-Jasper Racing would win the pole, setting a time of 20.979 and an average speed of 128.700 miles per hour (207.123 km/h).[7]

Nine drivers would fail to qualify: Johnny Sauter, Tony Raines, Kevin Lepage, Greg Sacks, Hermie Sadler, Brad Teague, Ryan McGlynn, Morgan Shepherd, and Carl Long.

Full qualifying resultsEdit

Pos. # Driver Team Make Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Newman Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 20.979 128.700
2 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 21.192 127.407
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.195 127.388
4 01 Joe Nemechek MBV Motorsports Chevrolet 21.225 127.209
5 30 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.225 127.209
6 21 Ricky Rudd Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21.237 127.137
7 19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge 21.247 127.077
8 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 21.252 127.047
9 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.259 127.005
10 43 Jeff Green Petty Enterprises Dodge 21.260 126.999
11 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 21.263 126.981
12 2 Rusty Wallace Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 21.303 126.743
13 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 21.306 126.725
14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 21.308 126.713
15 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 21.315 126.671
16 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 21.317 126.660
17 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford 21.321 126.636
18 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 21.325 126.612
19 15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 21.334 126.559
20 38 Elliott Sadler Robert Yates Racing Ford 21.342 126.511
21 22 Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Dodge 21.349 126.470
22 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. PPI Motorsports Chevrolet 21.360 126.405
23 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.368 126.357
24 40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 21.371 126.339
25 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford 21.395 126.198
26 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.407 126.127
27 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.423 126.033
28 31 Robby Gordon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.447 125.892
29 41 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 21.460 125.815
30 23 Shane Hmiel Bill Davis Racing Dodge 21.465 125.786
31 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 21.468 125.769
32 49 Ken Schrader BAM Racing Dodge 21.470 125.757
33 80 Mike Bliss Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 21.474 125.733
34 27 David Green Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet 21.474 125.733
35 10 Scott Riggs MBV Motorsports Chevrolet 21.502 125.570
36 42 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 21.503 125.564
37 77 Brendan Gaughan Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 21.514 125.500
38 0 Ward Burton Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet 21.541 125.342
Provisionals
39 4 Jimmy Spencer Morgan–McClure Motorsports Chevrolet 21.694 124.458
40 50 Todd Bodine Arnold Motorsports Dodge 21.711 124.361
41 09 Mike Wallace Phoenix Racing Dodge 21.591 125.052
42 98 Derrike Cope Mach 1 Motorsports Ford 21.722 124.298
43 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Kirk Shelmerdine Racing Ford 22.186 121.698
Failed to qualify or withdrew
44 33 Johnny Sauter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.579 125.122
45 51 Tony Raines Competitive Edge Motorsports Chevrolet 21.610 124.942
46 37 Kevin Lepage R&J Racing Dodge 21.638 124.781
47 13 Greg Sacks Sacks Motorsports Dodge 21.834 123.660
48 02 Hermie Sadler SCORE Motorsports Chevrolet 21.980 122.839
49 92 Brad Teague Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.095 122.200
50 00 Ryan McGlynn McGlynn Racing Chevrolet 22.243 121.386
51 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Dodge 22.388 120.600
52 08 Carl Long Hover Motorsports Ford
WD 75 Mike Garvey Haefele Racing Dodge
Official qualifying results

Race resultsEdit

Fin[8] St # Driver Team Make Laps Led Status Pts Winnings
1 7 19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge 400 151 running 190 $211,120
2 14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 42 running 175 $153,543
3 9 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 20 running 170 $138,333
4 33 80 Mike Bliss Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 400 0 running 160 $82,655
5 2 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 400 0 running 155 $84,055
6 13 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 400 0 running 150 $102,997
7 41 09 Mike Wallace Phoenix Racing Dodge 400 45 running 151 $78,430
8 8 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 400 0 running 142 $74,580
9 36 42 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 400 0 running 138 $74,180
10 12 2 Rusty Wallace Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 400 0 running 134 $105,863
11 22 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. PPI Motorsports Chevrolet 400 0 running 130 $89,680
12 27 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 0 running 127 $99,843
13 19 15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 399 0 running 124 $96,836
14 24 40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 399 0 running 121 $96,455
15 17 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford 399 94 running 123 $80,830
16 18 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 399 0 running 115 $104,213
17 20 38 Elliott Sadler Robert Yates Racing Ford 399 0 running 112 $97,763
18 23 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 399 0 running 109 $89,230
19 15 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 399 0 running 106 $105,433
20 1 12 Ryan Newman Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 399 3 running 108 $110,572
21 6 21 Ricky Rudd Wood Brothers Racing Ford 399 0 running 100 $88,536
22 4 01 Joe Nemechek MBV Motorsports Chevrolet 399 0 running 97 $82,705
23 5 30 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 399 8 running 99 $69,905
24 11 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 399 0 running 91 $92,080
25 10 43 Jeff Green Petty Enterprises Dodge 399 0 running 88 $87,105
26 25 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford 398 0 running 85 $91,147
27 37 77 Brendan Gaughan Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge 398 0 running 82 $68,005
28 16 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 397 5 running 84 $107,658
29 30 23 Shane Hmiel Bill Davis Racing Dodge 397 0 running 76 $59,760
30 32 49 Ken Schrader BAM Racing Dodge 397 0 running 73 $59,600
31 34 27 David Green Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet 397 0 running 70 $56,565
32 28 31 Robby Gordon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 396 0 running 67 $91,717
33 39 4 Jimmy Spencer Morgan–McClure Motorsports Chevrolet 392 0 running 64 $57,425
34 31 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 392 0 running 61 $66,935
35 29 41 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 352 0 running 58 $64,789
36 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 338 32 running 60 $76,165
37 26 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 335 0 running 52 $64,330
38 21 22 Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Dodge 297 0 running 49 $64,295
39 35 10 Scott Riggs MBV Motorsports Chevrolet 292 0 ignition 46 $81,442
40 38 0 Ward Burton Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet 192 0 crash 43 $56,185
41 43 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Kirk Shelmerdine Racing Ford 87 0 brakes 40 $56,130
42 42 98 Derrike Cope Mach 1 Motorsports Ford 30 0 ignition 37 $56,090
43 40 50 Todd Bodine Arnold Motorsports Dodge 9 0 crash 34 $56,303
Failed to qualify or withdrew
44 33 Johnny Sauter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
45 51 Tony Raines Competitive Edge Motorsports Chevrolet
46 37 Kevin Lepage R&J Racing Dodge
47 13 Greg Sacks Sacks Motorsports Dodge
48 02 Hermie Sadler SCORE Motorsports Chevrolet
49 92 Brad Teague Front Row Motorsports Ford
50 00 Ryan McGlynn McGlynn Racing Chevrolet
51 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Dodge
52 08 Carl Long McGlynn Racing Ford
WD 75 Mike Garvey Haefele Racing Dodge
Official race results

ReferencesEdit

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