2004 Auto Club 500

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2004 Auto Club 500
Race details[1]
Race 10 of 36 in the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Date May 2, 2004 (2004-May-02)
Official name Auto Club 500
Location California Speedway, Fontana, California
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.23 km)
Distance 250 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Average speed 137.268 miles per hour (220.911 km/h)
Attendance 120,000
Pole position
Driver Evernham Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 81
Winner
No. 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2004 Auto Club 500 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stock car race held on May 2, 2004 at California Speedway in Fontana, California. Contested over 250 laps on the 2-mile (3.23 km) asphalt D-shaped oval, it was the tenth race of the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the race.

Background

The track, California Speedway, is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[2] The track's turns are banked from fourteen degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at eleven degrees. Unlike the front stretch, the backstraightaway is banked at three degrees.

Top 10 results

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 12 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge
4 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
5 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
6 77 Brendan Gaughan (R) Penske Racing Dodge
7 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
8 41 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
9 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 0 Ward Burton Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet

References

  1. ^ 2004 Auto Club 500 racing information at Racing Reference
  2. ^ "Auto Club Speedway Track Facts". Auto Club Speedway. Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved March 22, 2013.


Previous race:
2004 Aaron's 499
Nextel Cup Series
2004 season
Next race:
2004 Chevy American Revolution 400
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