Preseason Thunder's opening week features the Champion

NASCAR Preseason Thunder's opening week to feature NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2003) -- NASCAR Preseason Thunder officially opens Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway with NASCAR Winston Cup...

NASCAR Preseason Thunder's opening week to feature NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2003) -- NASCAR Preseason Thunder officially opens Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway with NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Tony Stewart pacing the first group scheduled for its preseason test session.

Drivers who are scheduled to attend the first session are those whose owners finished in the odd-numbered positions in the 2002 owners point standings. Among the drivers joining Stewart will be Rusty Wallace, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Michael Waltrip, Kyle Petty and Terry Labonte.

Each session, barring inclement weather, will run from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Admission is free to the Oldfield Grandstand, which is accessed through the lobby of Daytona USA.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Tony Stewart , Rusty Wallace , Kyle Petty , Jimmie Johnson