BUSCH: Carroll Racing 2003 changes announced

Dr Pepper and Carroll Racing announce changes to its 2003 Schedule Denver, NC (August 15, 2003) - Carroll Racing's NASCAR Busch Series operation and Dr Pepper announced today alterations have been made to its sponsor agreement for the remainder...

Dr Pepper and Carroll Racing announce changes to its 2003 Schedule

Denver, NC (August 15, 2003) - Carroll Racing's NASCAR Busch Series operation and Dr Pepper announced today alterations have been made to its sponsor agreement for the remainder of the 2003 season. Dr Pepper recently notified Carroll Racing that it would end its NASCAR team sponsorship upon completion of this season.

Carroll Racing, which fields the No. 26 Dodge with driver Kevin Grubb, will compete in four of the remaining 12 events in 2003 with Dr Pepper's colors. Carroll Racing will carry Dr Pepper sponsorship at Bristol Motor Speedway (August 22), Darlington Raceway (August 30), Dover International Speedway (September 20) and Phoenix International Raceway (November 1).

The Dr Pepper sponsorship will be carried by Innovative Motorsports on its No. 48 Chevrolet with driver Shane Hmiel in Saturday's Cabela's 200 at Michigan Speedway

In the remaining eight races, Dr Pepper will be carried by other top Busch Series organizations, which will be announced at a later date. "We wish our relationship with Dr Pepper wasn't coming to an end," said Dave Carroll, owner of Carroll Racing. "We appreciate the support we have received over the past three seasons and will miss the many relationships we have built. We made these changes with the best interest of both parties in mind and each are satisfied with this decision. They have NOT been made due to performance issues with the team or Kevin, but due to a change in marketing strategy with Dr Pepper. We all feel that Kevin and the team have done an outstanding job. We are currently reviewing our options for 2004 and beyond."

Based in Denver, North Carolina, Carroll Racing was formed by businessman Dave Carroll. The36-year-old Carmel, California native competed in various forms of motorsports before launching his successful NASCAR Busch Series operation in 1998.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Grubb , Shane Hmiel