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Status: Final Lowe's Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 29 of 34 on Nationwide circuit

  • Where:

    Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

  • When:

    October 15, 2004 8:20 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,121,781

Drivers to Watch

Matt Kenseth Defending series champion crashed into a tire barrier filled with water entering pit lane on lap 120 in Dover last week and took a 32nd, dropping three spots to seventh in the standings; ran second in first race of the "Chase" in New Hampshire two weeks ago; has finished outside the top 20 three times in last four races after posting five top-10 finishes in the previous six; fifth on the circuit with 16 top-10s, including back-to-back victories in Subway 400 and UAW DaimlerChrysler 400; engine problems were to blame for a 42nd - his worst finish of the season - in Aaron's 499 here in April.
Jimmie Johnson Gordon's teammate ran 10th in Dover last weekend to post just his second top-10 finish in last eight races; had 12 top-10s in previous 14 races, culminating in a victory in Pennsylvania 500 on August 1; tied with Mark Martin at 57 points back in standings but holds tiebreaker with a 4-1 advantage in wins over Martin; leads circuit with 15 top-five finishes, including a fourth here in April, and is tied for second with four victories; ran into engine problems and was saddled with a 34th in this event last year before recording seven consecutive top-10 finishes, including six top-fives, to close out the 2003 season.