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The 2004 Twister 300 was a NASCAR Busch Series race held at Chicagoland Speedway. It was won by Justin Labonte in a thrilling finish. Mike Wallace ran out of gas on the last lap, propelling Labonte by and to his first career win.

2004 Twister 300

General info
Series Busch Series
Location Chicagoland Speedway
Date July 10, 2004
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
Pole Speed 183.611 mph
Race Data
Winner Justin Labonte
Margin of Victory .419 seconds
Average Speed 126.79 mph
Cautions 8 for 35 laps
Points Leader Martin Truex, Jr. (+52)

Qualifying notes Edit

  • During qualifying, an inflatable orange promoting race sponsor Tropicana came loose and bounced onto the racetrack, forcing driver Todd Szegedy to dodge the apparatus. After the orange was removed from the track, NASCAR allowed Szegedy to qualify again, and he wound up 12th.

Additional Race Data Edit

  • Leaders: 10
  • Time of Race: 2:21:58
  • Average Speed: 126.79 mph
  • Cautions: 8 for 35 laps
  • Margin of Victory: .419 sec
  • 1992 Busch Series Rookie of the Year Ricky Craven made his first Busch start in four years in this race, finishing eleventh in a research & development car for Richard Childress Racing.
  • Billy Parker made his final Busch start to this date in this race. After wrecking 1/4 of the way through the race, he was released from his Rusty Wallace, Inc. ride, and has not participated in NASCAR racing since.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 3444Justin LabonteU.S. Coast GuardDodge20012running
2 2322Jason KellerMiller High Life LightFord2000running
3 179Jeff BurtonPennzoilFord2000running
4 738Kasey KahneGreat ClipsDodge2000running
5 2546Ashton LewisLewis MotorsportsChevrolet2000running
6 1055Robby GordonFruit of the LoomChevrolet20014running
7 2000Jason LefflerHaas AutomationChevrolet2000running
8 1337David GreenTimber WolfChevrolet2000running
9 918J.J. YeleyVigoro/The Home DepotChevrolet20025running
10 292Ron HornadayAC DelcoChevrolet2000running
11 1429Ricky CravenESGRChevrolet2000running
12 25Kyle BuschLowe's/Briggs & StrattonChevrolet20049running
13 3014Casey AtwoodNavy "Accelerate Your Life"Chevrolet2000running
14 168Martin Truex, Jr.Kentucky Fried ChickenChevrolet2000running
15 354Mike WallaceGEICO/SportsclipsFord20018running
16 417Matt KensethExpress Personnel/Martian ManhunterFord20035running
17 1812Tim FedewaSupercutsChevrolet1990running
18 2799Michael WaltripAaron'sChevrolet1990running
19 2427Johnny SauterKleenex/Cub FoodsChevrolet1990running
20 2274Tony RainesOutdoor ChannelChevrolet1990running
21 3359Stacy ComptonKingsford/Bush's/Jewel OscoFord1980running
22 3172Kevin LepageMacDonald MotorsportsChevrolet1980running
23 3236Travis GeislerNational City BankChevrolet1980running
24 1531Todd BodineWhelen EngineeringChevrolet1970running
25 3802Hermie SadlerThe FanZCarChevrolet1960running
26 2150Regan SmithEnzyteChevrolet1960running
27 261Jamie McMurrayYellow TransportationDodge1960running
28 4324Steve GrissomJani-King/Hot TamalesChevrolet1950runing
29 4110Gus WassonRace GirlChevrolet1940running
30 4239Tina GordonYahoo!Ford1920running
31 387Joe NemechekCelluar OneChevrolet1880engine
32 860Greg BiffleCharter CommunicationsFord1843overheating
33 620Mike BlissRockwell AutomationChevrolet14032engine
34 1132David StremmeTrim SpaDodge1250vibration
35 3947Robert PressleyClorox/Wisk/Jewel OscoFord1230engine
36 1923Kenny WallaceStacker 2Chevrolet910engine
37 2866Billy ParkerDuraflameDodge640crash
38 3649Derrike CopeAdvil Liqui-GelsFord600crash
39 127Todd SzegedyHills Brothers/Jewel OscoChevrolet600crash
40 3735Kenny HendrickKeller RacingChevrolet250transmission
41 521Kevin HarvickReese'sChevrolet220engine
42 4033Clint BowyerMonaco CoachesChevrolet170rear end
43 125Bobby Hamilton, Jr.U.S. MarinesFord80engine

Points Edit

  1. Martin Truex, Jr. +52
  2. Kyle Busch -52
  3. Jason Keller -359
  4. Ron Hornaday -368
  5. David Green -368
  6. Greg Biffle -376
  7. Jason Leffler -419
  8. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. -470
  9. Michael Waltrip -570
  10. Mike Bliss -631

External links Edit

Preceded by:
2004 Winn-Dixie 250
1988 Busch Series race Succeeded by:
2004 Kroger 200

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