USAR: South Boston: Mart Nesbitt race report

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (August 2, 2003) - Substitute driver/car owner, Mart Nesbitt drove the Wesson Cooking Oil/Peter Pan Peanut Butter Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory Saturday night in the USAR Hooter's Pro-Cup Series. He led the final 96 laps at...

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (August 2, 2003) - Substitute driver/car owner, Mart Nesbitt drove the Wesson Cooking Oil/Peter Pan Peanut Butter Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory Saturday night in the USAR Hooter's Pro-Cup Series. He led the final 96 laps at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway en route to his first win in the Series.

"I'm just real happy for my team, Wesson, Peter Pan, and everyone who is part of this deal," said Nesbitt following the event. "My crew gave me a great car tonight and everything just worked out the way it was supposed to," he said.

Nesbitt owns the team normally piloted by rookie, Adam Dean. "I got the opportunity to drive tonight because of Adam's rookie status for next year, and the fact he could only run certain races out of the Southern Division. This is a team effort and Adam is a big part of this team. He's been doing a great job in the Wesson car this year and his input has certainly contributed to the team's success. I guess you could say we got our first win together, and I'm glad Adam got to be there in victory lane with me," Nesbitt quipped. "I also want to give a big thanks to our friends over at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. They are great marketing partners with our team in the Southern Division, and we appreciate their continued support."

Nesbitt took the lead on lap 154 of the Lucas Oil 250 and was never challenged from that point. Michael Ritch followed Nesbitt to the line by 1.285 seconds to claim the second position. Joel Kauffman finished third followed by Brian Ross, and Jay Fogleman rounded out the top five.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Ross , Joel Kauffman