Lanier Speedway Match race report

Harvick Edges Spencer in Lanier National Speedway Match Race BRASELTON, GA (October 25, 2003) - Kevin Harvick beat Jimmy Spencer by six inches to win Saturday night's 20-lap Winston Cup match race at Lanier National Speedway. Split into two ...

Harvick Edges Spencer in Lanier National Speedway Match Race

BRASELTON, GA (October 25, 2003) - Kevin Harvick beat Jimmy Spencer by six inches to win Saturday night's 20-lap Winston Cup match race at Lanier National Speedway.

Split into two 10-lap sprints, Kerry Earnhardt won the first race by narrowly edging Harvick, Spencer, and Michael Waltrip.

After inverting the field for the final 10-lap dash, Harvick and Spencer spent much of the second event side by side and swapping the lead. Spencer passed Harvick for the lead on lap six.

Harvick reassumed the lead on lap seven and held on by inches at the checkered flag. Earnhardt finished one-car length behind in third while Waltrip collected fourth.

Prior to the match race, thousands of fans received autographs from the foursome. After the match race, the drivers were carried around the track in convertibles and pickup trucks.

Dahlonega's Curt Britt polished off his championship season by sitting on the pole and leading all 100 laps of Saturday night's Team Ford of Marietta feature event. Rob Young finished a distant second.

"Man this is one awesome ride," Britt said of his No. 38 truck. "We really haven't touched any nuts or bolts on it all season."

J.L. Tullis sat on the pole and led all 40 laps of the Simpson's Trucking & Grading Sportsman feature. Tullis held off a furious charge on the start and for the final two laps from eventual second place finisher Mike Bruce.

Lanier National Speedway is located just northeast of Atlanta on Interstate 85 at exit 129.

Lanier National Speedway
Braselton, Ga.
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series
10/25/03 Race Results

NASCAR Match Race - 20 Laps
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Jimmy Spencer
3. Kerry Earnhardt
4. Michael Waltrip

Team Ford of Marietta Trucks - 100 Laps
1. No. 38 Curt Britt
2. No. 15 Rob Young
3. No. 56 George Williams, Jr.
4. No. 66 Joe Wallington
5. No. 36 Rodney Benefield
6. No. 68 Hans Prosser
7. No. 88 Joel Townsend
8. No. 54 Stan Glass
9. No. 26 Andy Gaddis
10. No. 8 Chris Young
11. No. 12 Cain Langford
12. No. 10 Tim Barrett
13. No. 1 Nick West
14. No. 86 Andrew Prosser
15. No. 22 Larry Jordan

Simpson's Trucking & Grading Sportsman - 40 Laps
1. No. 73 J.L. Tullis
2. No. 47 Mike Bruce
3. No. 07 Jackie Daniel
4. No. 50 Brian Sosebee
5. No. 03 Michael Massey
6. No. 10 Harry Caudell
7. No. 2 Darin Cronan
8. No. 18 Aaron Miller
9. No. 8 Michael Mobley
10. No. 44 Terry Medley
11. No. 1 Darrell Bryson
12. No. 00 Corey Dearing
13. No. 25 Terry Crump

Lanier National Speedway Upcoming Events: November 22 - Awards Banquet at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville

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Series NASCAR , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jimmy Spencer , Kevin Harvick , Kerry Earnhardt
Teams Williams