FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIXNext Race: 3/9 Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, Australia (191.118-mi. Race Distance; 58 Laps; 3.295-mi. Race Circuit; TV Coverage To Be Announced)NASCAR WINSTON CUP2/9 Budweiser Shootout, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-mi. Tri-Oval; 70 Laps)Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the #8 Budweiser/Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo, saved the best for last when he shot past the #24 DuPont Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon with five laps left to go. From there, it was all Dale Jr., as he sailed to a .0180-sec. Victory Margin. Earnhardt averaged 180.827 MPH, and only reinforced the oddsmakers' faith in him as the favorite to win this year's Daytona 500.Next Race: 2/13 Gatorade 125s, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-mi. Tri-Oval; 12:30 p.m. ET; FX); and 2/16 Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-mi. Tri-Oval; Noon ET; FOX)NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIESNext Race: 2/15 Koolerz 300, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-mi. Tri-Oval; 12:30 p.m. ET; FOX )NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIESNext Race: 2/14 Florida Dodge Dealers 250, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-mi. Tri-Oval; 1:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)CART FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIESNext Race: 2/23 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Inaugural Event), Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL (1.78-mi. Street Circuit; TV Coverage To Be Announced)NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING2/9 K&N Filters Winternationals, Pomona Raceway, Pomona, CATop Fuel: Larry Dixon, driver of the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme Racing Dragster, defeated Cory McClenathan in the New York Yankees/Berryman Dragster, 4.54 secs. @ 322.04 MPH to 4.59 secs. @ 309.22 MPH. Dixon not only won the Winternationals, he won the Budweiser Shootout held the day prior, a feat that earned him a $50,000 bonus.Funny Car: Tony Pedregon won his 20th Wally today with a 4.76 sec./324.44 MPH run in his Castrol Syntec '03 Ford Mustang over Johnny Gray's 4.91 sec./313.66 MPH in the Checker Shuck Kragen Auto Parts '03 Pontiac Firebird.Pro Stock: Warren "the Professor" Johnson reset the Pro Stock MPH record at 204.91, and then came back to win the event with a 6.78 sec./204.01 MPH over than of Allen Johnson in the J&J Racing '03 Dodge Neon R/T, who carded a 6.80 sec. ET @ 204.73 MPH.Next Race: 2/23 Checker Shuck Kragen's Nationals, Firebird International Raceway, Chandler, AZ (9:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIESNext Race: 2/21 World Of Outlaws Season Opener, Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA (3/8-mi. Oval)INDY RACING LEAGUENext Race: 3/2 Toyota 300, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL (1.5-mi. Oval; 1:00 p.m. ET; ABC)AMERICAN LE MANS SERIESNext Race: 3/14-15 Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL (3.7-mi. Road Course; 12 Hr. Timed Event; 10 a.m. ET; SPEED Live)TRANS-AM SERIES FOR THE BFGOODRICH CUPNext Race: 2/23 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Inaugural Event), Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL (1.78-mi. Street Circuit; 5:30 p.m. ET; SPEED)IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIESNext Race: 2/28 Amalie Texas Nationals, River City Raceway, San Antonio, TX (TV Coverage To Be Announced)ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES Next Race: 3/22 USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL (0.75-mi. Banked Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)ARCA RE/MAX SERIES2/8 Daytona 200, Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-mi. Tri-Oval; 1:40:48 Race Time; 80 Laps)19-year old Chase Montgomery repaid the patience of his family and the faith of new backer, rock star Alice Cooper, by winning the ARCA/ReMAX series opener. Montgomery, in the #27 Alice Cooper/Montgomery Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix, led two other Pontiacs (Bob Strait's #66 Hendren Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix, and Billy Venturini's #25 Enco Tools & Machinery Pontiac)to the line by 0.170 seconds, at an average speed of 119.048 MPH.Next Race: 3/8 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA (1.54-Mile Paved oval; 1:00 p.m. ET; SPEEDGRAND AMERICAN ROAD RACING ASSOCIATIONNext Race: 3/1 Nextel 250, Grand Prix of Miami, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL (1.5-mi. Oval; 250-mi. Race Distance; 105 Laps; 2:45:00 Time Limit; 3/8 Delayed Broadcast; 3:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)AUTO TRADER IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUITNext Race: 2/23 West Coast Nationals, L.A. County Raceway, Palmdale, CA (TV Coverage To Be Announced)NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACINGNext Race: 3/16 GM Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (3/29 Delayed Broadcast; 9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2) USAR HOOTERS PRO CUPNext Race: 2/22 USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL (0.750-Mi. Oval; 2/27 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP2/9 Uddeholm Swedish Rally, Kalstad, Sweden (386.91Km Race Distance; 17 Stages; 2/15 Delayed Broadcast; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)Finnish driver Marcus Grönholm, the reigning WRC World Champion, masterfully gained control of the rally from the second stage, and had no mechanical problems throughout the race. At the conclusion of the rally, his Peugeot 206 WRC had a 50.8 sec. advantage over the Subaru of Tommi Makinen.Next Race: 3/2 Rally of Turkey, Antalyn, Turkey (TV Coverage To Be Announced) OPTIMA SCORE DESERT SERIESNext Race: 3/15 Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, Baja California, Mexico (TV Coverage To Be Announced)CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIESNext Race: 5/25 Dresser, WIBEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION2/9 Blue Water Hotel & Casino Parker 425, Parker, AZRESULTS NOT AVAILABLESNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTSNext Race: 2/24 Avi Hotel/Casino 250, Laughlin, NVBRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIPNext Race: 4/21 Modello Park International Racing Circuit, Naas, Ireland (2.268-mi. Road Course; 30 Laps; 68.04 mi. Race Distance)
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