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Status: Final Lowe's Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 13 of 34 on Nationwide circuit

  • Where:

    Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

  • When:

    May 29, 2004 1:10 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,102,766

Drivers to Watch

Kasey Kahne Rookie picked up his third top-three finish of the season - tops among all rookies - in the Pennsylvania 500 and moved up two slots into 12th in the standings, 69 points out of 10th; recorded a top-10 finish in each of last two races after posting one, a second in the DHL 400, in previous 11; Subway 400 was first of his four second-place finishes; tied Art Watts (1957) on June 13 for the quickest driver to reach four career poles, doing so in 14 races.
Kevin Harvick Defending champion is 10th in points race with 2,420, 40 ahead of Jeremy Mayfield for the final spot in the "Chase for the Nextel Cup"; set the track qualifying record here last year with a speed of 184.343 mph; has finished no higher than 10th in last 10 races; posted three top-five finishes in first nine races, including thirds in the Ford City 500 and Aaron's 499.
Tony Stewart Grew up in Columbus, Indiana, 45 minutes from the historic track; took a 35th-place finish 35th, his worst of the season, in the Pennsylvania 500 after crashing into the wall on lap 109; fell one spot in the standings to fifth with 2,606 points, 434 behind Johnson; posted two top-10 finishes in five Brickyard 400 races; has 10 top-10 finishes, including a victory in the Tropicana 400 and seconds in the Daytona 500 and the MBNA 400.