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Wed 31 Dec 2003
Harry Gant to attend Motorsports 2004

Harry Gant to attend Motorsports 2004

FORT WASHINGTON, PA December 28, 2003 . . . Harry Gant, one of the most popular drivers in the history of NASCAR stock car racing, will be part of the U.S.Smokeless Tobacco Company Motorsports Experience at the Motorsports 2004 Presented by Sunoco...

Nadeau comments about ongoing recovery

Nadeau comments about ongoing recovery

CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 22, 2003) -- NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau, who suffereda serious head injury in a racing accident May 2at Richmond International Raceway, continues to make progress. In a question and answer session below, the 33-year-oldDanbury,...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Hendrick receives penalty post-Homestead violation

Hendrick receives penalty post-Homestead violation

Homestead violation results in loss of Car Owner Points For Hendrick. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2003) -- NASCAR officials announced today that car owner Rick Hendrick has been assessed a penalty of 25 car owner points,...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
DEI/Earnhardt Jr adds Mike Davis to team

DEI/Earnhardt Jr adds Mike Davis to team

Mike Davis has joined the staff of fingerprint inc., the media relations and publicity agency for the Anheuser-Busch sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Inc.'s No. 8 Budweiser team and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Davis joins fingerprint inc. effective ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Dave Blaney set for Motorsports 2004 Show

Dave Blaney set for Motorsports 2004 Show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA December, 2003 . . . One of the most popular veteran racing talents in NASCAR Winston Cup racing (soon to be NASCAR Nextel Cup) is former World of Outlaws sprint car champion Dave Blaney. He will be one of the many top racers...

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...

Champion's Week: Day 5 - Pre-banquet awards

Champion's Week: Day 5 - Pre-banquet awards

NASCAR Winston Cup Champion's Week -- Day 5 Outgoing sponsor R.J. Reynolds receives Myers Brothers Award NEW YORK (Dec. 5, 2003) -- During its 33 years of NASCAR Winston Cup Series sponsorship, R.J. Reynolds has dispensed millions ...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Kahne and Elliott share No. 9 in 2004

Kahne and Elliott share No. 9 in 2004

As expected Evernham Motorsports announced Thursday, that veteran driver Bill Elliott will run a limited schedule in the 2004 Nextel Cup Series. There has been speculation all season that Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup champion had his eye on ...

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 ...

Fans select Dale Jr. as

Fans select Dale Jr. as "Most Popular Driver"

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was awarded the 2003 Grands Biscuits NASCAR Most Popular Driver award today during ceremonies at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The award is based on voting by race fans around the world. Dale Jr. earned more than 1.3 million...

Winners receive NMPA Myers Awards

Winners receive NMPA Myers Awards

The National Motorsports Press Association kicked off awards day Friday morning at the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. The breakfast, hosted by the Motorsport press, is a forum to recognize many of the year-end awards...

Champion's Week: Day 4 - Busy Thursday

Champion's Week: Day 4 - Busy Thursday

NASCAR Winston Cup Champion's Week -- Day 4 Times Square appearance, NASCAR/IMAX movie preview kept Kenseth busy on Thursday NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2003) -- The pace is picking up and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion, as you might expect, is...

Sauter to drive No. 30 for RCR

Sauter to drive No. 30 for RCR

After much speculation as to who was to inherit the No. 30 Chevy ride at RCR Racing, at an announcement this morning at New York's Waldorf Astoria, Richard Childress has chosen Johnny Sauter as he primary driver. Sauter, 25, will run for Rookie...

Jimmie Johnson enjoying time off

Jimmie Johnson enjoying time off

Second place racer in Winston Cup points, Jimmie Johnson's been antsy since the end of the season, biding his time for a chance to get back behind the wheel. For Johnson, he hasn't stopped waking up in the middle of the night and wondering if he's...

Evernham Motorsports announces 2004 plans

Evernham Motorsports announces 2004 plans

* Elliott to run limited schedule in Evernham Motorsports Dodge * Kahne succeeds Elliott as driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge * Baldwin joins Evernham as team director for Kahne's No. 9 Dodge team * Evernham Engines to supply engines...

Champion's Week: Day 3 - March of Dimes fundraiser

Champion's Week: Day 3 - March of Dimes fundraiser

NASCAR Winston Cup Champion's Week -- Day 3 Kenseth leads by example for major March of Dimes fundraiser NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 2003) -- Matt Kenseth did not need many miracles en route to his NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship, but he played...

Casey Mears wins ROC America Challenge

Casey Mears wins ROC America Challenge

Casey Mears wins Race of Champions America Challenge MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 2, 2003) ---Casey Mears, who was in the Canary Islands for the Michelin ROC Nations Cup, won the ROC America Challenge powered by Centrix Financial. The challenge...

Kenseth enjoying life in the spotlight

Kenseth enjoying life in the spotlight

It's tough for 31-year-old NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth to be in the limelight. Kenseth, the Cambridge, Wisconsin native, much prefers existing in the low-lights rather than having the glare of attention strewn on him. But, this week, it's all...

BUSCH: DEI announces schedule alignment for 2004

BUSCH: DEI announces schedule alignment for 2004

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - For the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series seasons, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. has announced changes to two of its four teams. Chance 2 Motorsports, co-owned by Teresa Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will run a full...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Champion's Week: Day 2 - the White House

Champion's Week: Day 2 - the White House

NASCAR WINSTON CUP CHAMPION'S WEEK -- Day 2 Kenseth, others in NASCAR Top 10 meet President Bush, visit Oval Office NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2003) -- Tuesday was a Capitol day for newly-crowned NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Matt...

Champion's Week: Day 1 - NYFD and NYPD

Champion's Week: Day 1 - NYFD and NYPD

NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES CHAMPION'S WEEK -- Day 1 Fire department, police precinct -- both No. 17s in their own right -- visited by Matt Kenseth. NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 2003) -- NASCAR by the numbers on Monday: It was 17s, all around. ...

Supreme Court denies Earnhardt autopsy photos

Supreme Court denies Earnhardt autopsy photos

The United States Supreme Court discarded on Monday a Florida newspaper's plea for access to Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photographs. Earnhardt, one of the most legendary NASCAR racers, died in a freak crash during the 2001 Daytona 500. The court...

Champion's Week preview

Champion's Week preview

White House visit a highlight of Kenseth's week that ends with Waldorf celebration NEW YORK (Nov. 30, 2003) -- Newly crowned NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth is used to donning his race-day game face, but even he is...

2004 NASCAR Cup Series schedule

2004 NASCAR Cup Series schedule

<pre> 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Schedule Date Race Facility Location Feb 7 *BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT Daytona International Speedway Daytona...

BUSCH: Joe Gibbs Racing signs J.J. Yeley

BUSCH: Joe Gibbs Racing signs J.J. Yeley

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (Nov. 20, 2003) - Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), winner of two NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships and 40 Winston Cup victories since its inception in 1992, solidified its future by signing United States Auto Club (USAC) standout...

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 ...

Casey Mears to run in Race of Champions

Casey Mears to run in Race of Champions

Casey Mears to participate in Michelin Race of Champions Nations Cup. MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 24, 2003) ---Casey Mears will spend his Thanksgiving holiday weekend the same way he spent most of his year, racing. Mears, a member of "Team USA...

Wood Brothers move to North Carolina made official

Wood Brothers move to North Carolina made official

Eddie Wood: "Then all the stars lined up just right ..." Wood Brothers Racing announced today the team has found a building in Mooresville, and will begin moving out of the team's shop in Stuart, Virginia this coming Monday. The search for a...

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
RYR announces organization changes

RYR announces organization changes

RYR announces organization changes for upcoming NASCAR season Mike Ford, Barry Swift return; Eddie D'Hondt is General Manager MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 19, 2003) --- Robert Yates Racing announced today several changes to key personnel...

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
Beating around the Busch, chapter 28

Beating around the Busch, chapter 28

Beating around the Busch, chapter 28 - Phoenix By: Thomas Chemris Harvick and RCR extend relationship with Hershey Foods. 2001 series champion Kevin Harvick, who has scored a remarkable seventeen top ten finishes in the last seventeen...

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