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Fri 21 Nov 2003
Busch/Spencer incident, more spin than Bristol

Busch/Spencer incident, more spin than Bristol

Jimmy Spencer deserved suspension for hitting Kurt Busch in the now infamous post race conflict at the Michigan International Speedway. Before all the facts were out, the Roush Racing PR machine was in full motion. Support of criminal ...

Brickyard 400, ten years old, NASCAR'S biggest race

Brickyard 400, ten years old, NASCAR'S biggest race

It is almost considered sacrilege around the NASCAR garage to even imply that anything or any event could over shadow the prestige of the Daytona 500. "The Great American Race" has been around since 1959, and is truly one of the greatest...

Title sponsors leaving the sport

Title sponsors leaving the sport

Signaling a changing of the guard, indications that the financial resources to sponsor motor sport may have reached their limits, as many corporate partners are re-evaluating their investments. As the 2003 season gets under way many a major ...

Crew chiefs receive fines, as Zero Tolerance continues

Crew chiefs receive fines, as Zero Tolerance continues

With the competition fierce, and the rewards enormous, the temptation to explore the "gray area" for and advantage is common place in the high-stakes game of Winston Cup racing. The old adage, "it's only cheating if you get caught", may not be...

Benson returns to scene of first Winston Cup win

Benson returns to scene of first Winston Cup win

1995 Busch Grand National Champion Johnny Benson took the green flag two hundred and thirty two times in Winston Cup events until he was able to take his first Checkers. "I'd won in everything that I've raced, except for the Winston Cup Series....

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...

Spencer suing Ganassi Racing

Spencer suing Ganassi Racing

Jimmy Spencer never forgets. The indelible memory of the Berwick, PA driver seems to recall that he still had a year left on his contract when team owner Chip Ganassi decided that he no longer wanted his services at the end of 2002. Spencer, who...

Roush Engine problem continues

Roush Engine problem continues

The Buzz around the Winston Cup garage is the recent failures of several engines related to the Jack Roush stable. Mark Martin found himself going home early two weeks in a row as he grenaded engines at both Las Vegas and Atlanta. Finishing ...

Kenseth promotes driver safety

Kenseth promotes driver safety

Safety has become a major focus on the tracks of the NASCAR circuit. Current Winston Cup points leader Matt Kenseth is doing his part to promote safety off the track. Kenseth has teamed up with Smirnoff Ice to begin a series of public service ...

Gibbs and White to form development program

Gibbs and White to form development program

Joe Gibbs announced that he has teamed with former National Football League star Reggie White to form a late model development program that will attempt to showcase minority drivers. Gibbs, who found a second career in racing after he left the...

Chain of reaction: Driver swapping

Chain of reaction: Driver swapping

The sudden departure of Jeff Green from Richard Childress Racing set off a chain of events that has dominated the news in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. On the surface, Greens abrupt firing seemed to be a knee jerk reaction to post crash ...

Pocono shows solution for fan congestion

Pocono shows solution for fan congestion

Fan access to the sports heroes has been a long-standing tradition in NASCAR. However, as the sport's popularity has grown, so have the inherent problems associated with such access. NASCAR garages at every venue had become inundated with fans...

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 ...

BUSCH: More changes for RCR

BUSCH: More changes for RCR

Proving once again that he is not afraid to take risks, team owner Richard Childress shocked the NASCAR world by without warning he pulled crew chief Gill Martin from the No. Twenty-nine GM Goodwrench team and driver Kevin Harvick. Todd Berrier...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
McMurray completes field for 2004 Daytona Shootout

McMurray completes field for 2004 Daytona Shootout

Jamie McMurray Completes 21-Driver Field For 2004 Budweiser DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov.18, 2003) -- In the final Bud Pole Qualifying session of the season last weekend at the New Homestead Miami Speedway, Jamie McMurray earned first career Bud...

Modern Era top ten consecutive weeks at #1

Modern Era top ten consecutive weeks at #1

Most Consecutive Race Weeks at No. 1 in the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (Modern Era 1972 to Current) <pre> Driver Weeks From To 1. Matt Kenseth 33...

Dodge this: Rookie of the Year

Dodge this: Rookie of the Year

Dodge This Teleconference Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 Jamie McMurray and crew chief Donnie Wingo 2003 Raybestos Rookie of the Year JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 42 Havoline Dodge Intrepid) HOW IMPORTANT IS PLANNING? "Is hard to plan your goals. I think...

CGR's McMurray named Rookie of the Year

CGR's McMurray named Rookie of the Year

Havoline Driver Jamie McMurray Named NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year McMurray Continues Rookie of the Year Tradition for Havoline Racing San Ramon, Calif., (Nov. 18, 2003) --- Havoline Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates...

No. 40 pit crew wins Homestead, No. 8 takes championship

No. 40 pit crew wins Homestead, No. 8 takes championship

Dale Jr's Pit Crew To Collect $200,000 Bonus for Winning McDonald's Drive- Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade Sterling Marlin's Crew Takes Homestead Victory Dale Earnhardt Jr's pit crew made a late-season charge to capture the ...

Sadler receipient of special award

Sadler receipient of special award

NASCAR Driver Elliott Sadler Recipient of Outstanding Young Virginian Award RICHMOND, Va. (November 18, 2003) -- Many years before NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler was born,or began making laps around a race track, the Virginia Jaycees have...

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 ...

NASCAR bids adieu to RJR

NASCAR bids adieu to RJR

The season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway marked more than just the end of the 2003 NASCAR season. It also concluded the 33-year relationship with title sponsor RJR and its Winston brand. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company partnered with NASCAR in...

2003 final top ten at a glance

2003 final top ten at a glance

Top 10 at a Glance: A weekly look at NASCAR Winston Cup's Top 10 drivers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2003) -- The following is a glance at the NASCAR Top 10 in the championship following Sunday's season-closing Ford 400 at ...

Homestead: Jamie McMurray race report

Homestead: Jamie McMurray race report

McMurray Scores Top-10 Finish in Homestead; Named 2003 Rookie of the Year HOMESTEAD, Fla., (November 16, 2003) --- Jamie McMurray ended the 2003 season on a high note. McMurray, driving the No. 42 Havoline Dodge, finished ninth today in the...

Homestead: Sterling Marlin race report

Homestead: Sterling Marlin race report

The Coors Light Dodge Gets Second Top-10 Finish in a Row HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 16, 2003) --- For the second week in a row Sterling Marlin and the Coors Light Dodge found themselves in the 10th position at the end of the race. Marlin, who...

Homestead: Casey Mears race report

Homestead: Casey Mears race report

Team Target Battles Handling and Radiator problems at Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 16, 2003) --- After starting the Ford 400 in the 15th spot, Mears had handling and radiator problems that left him with a 27th place finish at the ...

BUSCH: CGR's drivers named RoY in three series

BUSCH: CGR's drivers named RoY in three series

Chip Ganassi Racing Scores Triple Crown in 2003 Rookie Title MOORESVILLE, N.C., (November 18, 2003) --- The future looks bright for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. The NASCAR racing organization saw three of its drivers crowned Rookie of...

Tue 18 Nov 2003
No. 9 pit crew wins Rockingham II

No. 9 pit crew wins Rockingham II

Elliott's Pit Crew Strikes Again, Claims Eighth Win of Season Pit Crews For Waltrip, Earnhardt Jr. Tied In $200,000 Points Battle While Bill Elliott drove to an impressive victory in Sunday's 400-mile race in Rockingham, N.C., his pit crew...

Top ten at a glance after Kansas

Top ten at a glance after Kansas

Top 10 at a Glance: A weekly look at NASCAR Winston Cup's Top 10 drivers. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2003) -- The following is a glance at the NASCAR Top 10 in the championship heading into Saturday night's UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor...

Top ten at a glance after Talladega II

Top ten at a glance after Talladega II

Top 10 at a Glance: A weekly look at NASCAR Winston Cup's Top 10 drivers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2003) -- The following is a glance at the NASCAR Top 10 in the championship heading into Sunday's Banquet 400 Presented by ConAgra...

Bobby Labonte lucks into Homestead victory

Bobby Labonte lucks into Homestead victory

Heartbreak for Bill Elliott was hoopla for Bobby Labonte, as a right rear flat on Elliott's car, with one lap to go, sent Labonte to victory lane for the second time this season. Labonte led just one lap all day, but it was the one that counts:...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
Championship celebration press conference, part I

Championship celebration press conference, part I

Homestead, FL (November 16, 2003) - The celebration of the 2003 Champions: Roush Racing No. 17 DEWALT Power Tools Taurus Part 1 of 2 MATT KENSETH - 2003 CHAMPION "Overall, if you look at our year as a whole and not think about today's race...

Championship celebration press conference, part II

Championship celebration press conference, part II

Homestead, FL (November 16, 2003) - The celebration of the 2003 Champions: Roush Racing No. 17 DEWALT Power Tools Taurus Part 2 of 2 MATT KENSETH WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOUR ENGINE BLEW? "I was thinking about one word (laughing)....

Homestead: Tony Stewart race report

Homestead: Tony Stewart race report

Seven and Seven for Stewart Seventh-Place Finish at Homestead, Seventh-Place Finish in Points HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Nov. 16, 2003) - Tony Stewart endured early misfortune, rallied from 40th to first, and then settled for a seventh-place finish in...

Homestead: Joe Nemechek race report

Homestead: Joe Nemechek race report

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2003) -- Joe Nemechek fought back from a late-race spin to post a 17th-place finish in the Ford 400 -- the final race of the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup season. Nemechek, who started eighth, was running in the top 15 for...

Homestead: Winner Labonte's press conference

Homestead: Winner Labonte's press conference

BOBBY LABONTE - NOTE: Sunday's victory in the Ford 400 was the second of the season for Labonte and the 21st of his career. It was also the 19th for Chevrolet this season, more than all the other manufacturers combined. He finished 8th in the...