Petropoulos season finale at Lanier notes

Petropoulos Surges with Strong 2003 Finish at Lanier National Speedway Peter Petropoulos capped off the 2003 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series season at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga. with a third-place finish in the 100-lap Casey Elliott...

Petropoulos Surges with Strong 2003 Finish at Lanier National Speedway

Peter Petropoulos capped off the 2003 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series season at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga. with a third-place finish in the 100-lap Casey Elliott Memorial Super Bowl Pro Late Model race on September 20.

The 25-year old driver from Flowery Branch, Ga. rewarded his sponsor, Atlanta businessman and home builder Guy Battle, with four race wins, five poles, and a fourth place finish in Lanier National Speedway's final point standings.

In the process, Petropoulos gained the reputation of being a front-runner and a force to be reckoned with each Saturday at what is widely regarded as one of the toughest NASCAR-sanctioned ovals in the country.

After suffering through several weeks of bad luck early in the year, Petropoulos and the No. 28 Battle Paint & Drywall Chevrolet team turned the corner at mid-season when crew chief Steve Whitehead came on board. Whitehead's approach and Petropoulos' natural driving ability led to remarkable consistency for the No. 28 Chevrolet during the second-half of the 2003 season.

Battle Paint & Drywall plans to return as the primary sponsor for Petropoulos next season. An official announcement, accompanied by Petropoulos' 2004 itinerary, will be released in early October.

For more information on Petropoulos, go to www.zrmotorsports.com.

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