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Tue 09 Dec 2003
Kenseth receives accolades at champion banquetHeadline

Kenseth receives accolades at champion banquet

Matt Kenseth received the final "Winston Cup Champion" title last night at a star-studded affair at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. An impending blizzard hammered the city with heavy snow, but did not hamper NASCAR ushering in their 2003 champion and...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Earnhardt Jr: Just a regular guyHeadline

Earnhardt Jr: Just a regular guy

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may be one of the biggest stars in NASCAR racing, but after spending a few minutes with him you realize that he's just a regular guy. There is no glitz, no glamour. Ask a question, get an answer. He's not interested in witty ...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 5Headline

Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 5

Part 5: Clinching the Cup Richmond II One year ago, Kenseth twice came back from being a lap down and went on to his fourth win of the season under the lights at Richmond. This year, Kenseth started 18th and was fighting a loose race car ...

Sat 29 Nov 2003
Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 3Headline

Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 3

Part 3: The quest continues. The Winston Matt Kenseth came to Charlotte for The Winston with a new car, a new paint scheme and thoughts of the new $1 million prize up for grabs in the annual all-star event. Matt Kenseth and Todd ...

Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 1Headline

Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 1

Matt Kenseth put together a pretty special season one year ago. He led the Winston Cup circuit with five wins. He finished a career-high eighth in the championship point standings and he also won his first pole. Matt Kenseth celebrates...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Atwood, Evernham part waysHeadline

Atwood, Evernham part ways

After an arduous two years with Evernham Motorsports, Casey Atwood and Ray Evernham have decided to end their relationship ."Casey is a good friend and a talented driver," said Ray Evernham. "We want what's best for him and his ...

BUSCH: USAC star Yeley gets the call to NASCARHeadline

BUSCH: USAC star Yeley gets the call to NASCAR

Joe Gibbs Racing has signed United States Auto Club (USAC) racer J.J. Yeley to a multi-year contract beginning in 2004. Gibbs, who has won two Winston Cup championships with Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart since its inception in 1992, has long been...

Fri 21 Nov 2003
Speedweeks a test of new garage policyHeadline

Speedweeks a test of new garage policy

Normally the phrase "Are you hot? Is reserved for some of the more seedy spots along Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach. Due to a change in NASCAR policy, it is now the buzz of the Winston Cup Garage area. The Budweiser Shootout at Daytona was the...

IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to IndyHeadline

IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to Indy

Petty Enterprises announced that it has given permission to veteran driver John Andretti to pull double duty in May and seek a ride the 87th running of The Indianapolis 500. Andretti, who cut his racing teeth in the open wheel ranks, was the ...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
Rookie of the Year: Jamie McMurrayHeadline

Rookie of the Year: Jamie McMurray

Jamie McMurray bested fellow rookie Greg Biffle to earn the Raybestos Rookie of the year honors for 2003. Although Biffle won an event (Pepsi 400) and McMurray did not, more consistent finishes and a panel vote helped McMurray beat Biffle by 33 ...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
On the eve of the final Winston Cup raceHeadline

On the eve of the final Winston Cup race

When Matt Kenseth claimed the 2003 Winston Cup championship last Sunday at Rockingham, he made official what most of the competitors on the circuit have known for months. Everyone else is running for second place. Matt Kenseth and Jimmie...

Sun 16 Nov 2003
Bill Elliott tames The RockHeadline

Bill Elliott tames The Rock

Bill Elliott overcame starting from the rear of the field (engine change), as well as a late race charge by Jimmie Johnson to earn the first victory of the season for Evernham Motorsports. It was a sweet victory for Elliott, who made his first ...

Consistent Kenseth claims championship for RoushHeadline

Consistent Kenseth claims championship for Roush

It's been a long time coming for Roush Racing. After 16 years and four second place finishes, Jack Roush can finally be called a Winston Cup Championship car owner. Matt Kenseth brought his ...

McMurray lands first career poleHeadline

McMurray lands first career pole

Jamie McMurray has earned his first career pole at the season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway. Previously, McMurray's best start was second at the fall event in Talladega. McMurray's hot lap of 181.111 mph blistered the rest of the field, only...

Fri 17 Oct 2003
Thu 16 Oct 2003
Ricky Craven: off trackHeadline

Ricky Craven: off track

Ricky Craven is in his 10th year in the Winston Cup series in 2003, and he's hoping for it to be the most successful one of his career. In 2001, Ricky made his mark by bringing the ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Stewart charges past Newman for Charlotte winHeadline

Stewart charges past Newman for Charlotte win

After a heated side-by-side battle for the lead, Tony Stewart denied Ryan Newman his ninth season victory With ten laps to go, Newman led the UAW-GM 500 at Lowe's Speedway, but the fast approaching car of Stewart was making ground. Tony...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
Newman impervious to Headline

Newman impervious to "cheater" gossip

In a sport where winning is everything, where it is equally as hard to find victory lane, when someone blows into the sport and sets it on fire, it's bound to raise some people's ire. Ryan Newman is starting to experience some of the backlash ...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
Jimmie Johnson: Off TrackHeadline

Jimmie Johnson: Off Track

Jimmie Johnson grew up racing motorcycles before venturing into off-road racing, where he captured 25 wins and 3 Rookie of the Year titles. Johnson then leaped to the ASA before joining the NASCAR Busch Series fulltime in 2000. Jimmie ...

Tue 07 Oct 2003
Newman claims eighth win at KansasHeadline

Newman claims eighth win at Kansas

Ryan Newman took the lead with 28 laps left to go and held off a hard-charging Bill Elliott to win the Banquet 400 Sunday at Kansas Speedway. It was Newman's eighth win of the season and third in the past five races. Ryan Newman. Photo...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Sadler ready to roll in KansasHeadline

Sadler ready to roll in Kansas

It's a trip that Elliot Sadler would like to forget. After a wild ride in a spectacular crash on lap 181 of the EA Sports 500 last Sunday at Talladega, Sadler is medically cleared and mentally ready to get back in the car this weekend at ...

Sat 04 Oct 2003
Johnson takes pole, sets new record at KansasHeadline

Johnson takes pole, sets new record at Kansas

Jimmy Johnson obliterated the Kansas Speedway lap record on Friday, easily winning the pole for Sunday's Banquet 400 with a fast lap of 180.373 miles per hour. Johnson improved on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s record lap of 177.924 from one year ago. It...

Wed 24 Sep 2003
Earnhardt Jr awaiting approval to driveHeadline

Earnhardt Jr awaiting approval to drive

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is awaiting clearance from NASCAR regarding his medical standing, as to whether he can compete in this weekend's EA Sports 500 at Talladega. Earnhardt has won the last four consecutive Cup races at the 2.66-mile Alabama super...

Sun 14 Sep 2003
Newman takes 7th pole of the year in LoudonHeadline

Newman takes 7th pole of the year in Loudon

Ryan Newman motored to a series-high seventh pole of the season at the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, New Hampshire. Newman set the track record this event last year with a speed of 132.241 mph. This year's pole lap bested that one by one mph to give...

Sat 13 Sep 2003
Harvick returns to formHeadline

Harvick returns to form

Kevin Harvick is making a strong case to prove that the 2003 Winston Cup championship is not a one-horse race. Since the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in June, Harvick has charged from 11th to third in the Winston Cup point standings.

Sun 31 Aug 2003
Jeff Gordon chasing historic win at DarlingtonHeadline

Jeff Gordon chasing historic win at Darlington

Jeff Gordon is looking to make a little history this weekend at Darlington Raceway. The four-time Winston Cup champion is the active leader in wins at the historic track and would love to be the man that wins the last Labor Day race at...

Sat 30 Aug 2003
Newman on pole at Headline

Newman on pole at "The Lady in Black"

Ryan Newman earned his sixth pole of the season, and 13th of his career at the 1.366-mile track at Darlington. Newman's hot lap of 169.048 mph secured his first ever Darlington pole. "The guys did a great job with the car," said Newman. "We were...

Sun 24 Aug 2003
Busch wins BristolHeadline

Busch wins Bristol

Kurt Busch battled battery voltage problems and a record-tying number of cautions (20) to score his fourth win of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway. Upon exiting his car, he was immediately apologetic to Sterling Marlin, whom he turned...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
Spencer's appeal deniedHeadline

Spencer's appeal denied

The National Stock Car Racing Commission on Wednesday morning maintained the penalties enforced by NASCAR against Jimmy Spencer for an incident at Michigan involving fellow driver Kurt Busch. Spencer who drives the No. 7 Dodge for Ultra...

Sun 17 Aug 2003
Bobby Labonte on Michigan poleHeadline

Bobby Labonte on Michigan pole

Bobby Labonte scored his 25th career Bud pole, and fourth pole of this season by posting a lap of 190.240 mph. It is Labonte's second one at MIS this season, and gives him the most front-row starts this year. Only Ryan Newman has more, with five...

Tue 12 Aug 2003
Robby Gordon sweeps 2003 road course racesHeadline

Robby Gordon sweeps 2003 road course races

Robby Gordon scored his second win of the season and third of his career at the road racing course in Watkins Glen, New York. It is Gordon's second Winston Cup road course victory; the first came at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway earlier this ...

Fri 08 Aug 2003
BUSCH: Riding the high banks of MISHeadline

BUSCH: Riding the high banks of MIS

The 35th season of racing at Michigan International Speedway is heading to a conclusion with next weekend's racing event, the NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup races, the 23rd stop of 2003 for both series. And what better way to start the beginning...

Sat 14 Jun 2003
Bobby Labonte steals Michigan pole from teammateHeadline

Bobby Labonte steals Michigan pole from teammate

Brooklyn, MI (June 13, 2003) -- Would the last one out, please take the pole -- and he did. Bobby Labonte drew the last qualifying position for the Sirius 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Bobby Labonte. Photo by Tony ...

Tue 10 Jun 2003
Stewart finally takes first win of 2003Headline

Stewart finally takes first win of 2003

LONG POND, Pa. - No one thought it would take until June, but reigning Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart finally landed his first victory of 2003 at Pocono Raceway. This was Stewart's 16th career victory and first at the 2.5-mile triangle in the...