Racing Results: 5/19/3

May 19, 2003


5/18 Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, Austria (69 Laps-shortened from 71 due
to two aborted starts; 307.146 KM Race Distance; 4.326 KM Circuit Length;
3.3-Seconds Victory Margin)
Michael Schumacher, in the Marlboro Ferrari, scored his 67th Grand Prix
victory of his career, but it wasn't without drama. On lap 23, when
Schumacher pitted, a problem with his refueling rig caused a fire to erupt
around his car, although the German remained calm inside his car until the
fire was extinguished. Later, Juan Pablo Montoya's BMW-Williams suffered an
engine failure while leading, allowing Kimi Räikkönen to take the lead
momentarily, and Schumacher to then manuever around Räikkönen for the lead,
which he never relinquished. Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello finished
third just 0.589-seconds behind Räikkönen's McLaren-Mercedes, which gave
Ferrari the lead in the coveted Manufacturers standings by one point over
McLaren for the first time this season. Meanwhile, Schumacher is now only two
points behind Räikkönen in the fight for the driver's championship.

Next Race: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo (78 Laps; 3.340 KM Circuit Length;
262.860 KM Race Distance; 7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)

5/17 The Winston, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-Mi. Quad-Oval; 90
Jimmie Johnson in the #48 Lowe's Home Improvement/Hendrick Motorsports
Chevrolet Monte Carlo won the event, and the record $1 million payout from RJ
Reynolds tobacco that accompanies it. To do so, he had to wrestle the lead
away from teammate Jeff Gordon in the #24 DuPont Refinishes/Hendrick
Motorsports Chevrolet in the final 20-lap segment, and keep Kurt Busch's #97
Rubbermaid/Roush Racing Ford Taurus at bay.

Almost winning this event a year ago as a rookie, Johnson and his team
learned that with the inverted start format for this final segment, there was
no need to win the first two only to get shuffled back for the last (and
deciding) one. Finishing 7th in the second segment put him fourth on the grid
for the final go, and from there, it was all Johnson.
At the finish, it was Johnson, Busch, Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek, and
Michael Waltrip rounding out the top five.

Next Race: 5/25 Coca-Cola 600, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-Mi.
Quad-Oval; 5:00 p.m. ET; FOX)

5/18 Goulds Pumps ITT Industries 200, Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA (200
Laps; 1:57:07.00 Race Time)
Ron Hornaday's #2 ACDelco/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo
dominated the event, leading all but 52 circuits, and ending a 63-race
winless streak for the veteran driver. Beating a hard-charging Brian Vickers
in the #5 GMAC Financial Services/ Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet by less
than half a second, it was Mike Bliss in the #20 Rockwell Automation
Chevrolet finishing third, with David Green's #37 Timber Wolf Pontiac fourth,
and the #92 ESGR Chevrolet of Todd Bodine in fifth.

Next Race: 5/24 Carquest Auto Parts 300, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
(1.5-Mi. Quad-Oval; 12:30 p.m. ET; FX)

5/16 Hardee's 200, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-Mi. Quad-Oval; 136
Laps; 0.233-sec. Victory Margin)
Ted Musgrave in the #1 Mopar Performance Parts/Ultra Motorsports Dodge Ram,
held off Brendan Gaughan's #62 Orleans Hotel & Casino Dodge in a two-lap
shootout after a caution came out with only three laps to go. Musgrave took
his first Series win of the season, and his 11th in CTS competition. Behind
Gaughan was Rick Crawford's #14 Circle Bar Motel/RV Park Ford, #16 Travis
Kvapil's IWX Motor Freight Chevrolet, and the #6 Sonic Chevrolet of Kevin

Next Race: 5/30 MBNA America 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
(1.0-Mi. Oval; 4:30 p.m. ET; SPEED)

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