Racing Results: 6/30/2003

June 30, 2003


6/29 Grand Prix of Europe, Nürburgring, Germany (60 Laps; 1:34:43.622 Race
A Schumacher won, but this time it was Ralf, followed 16.821 seconds later by
the second Williams-BMW of Juan Pablo Montoya, then Ferrari's Rubens
Barrichello. Points leader Michael Schumacher finished 5th after an on-track incident
with Montoya earlier in the race which left him stranded momentarily until
corner marshals could push him clear. Kimi Räikkönen, in the McLaren-Mercedes,
retired after only 25 laps with a blown engine, and scored no points for his
last place finish. Williams-BMW is now second in the points standings, knocking
McLaren-Mercedes to third. Next Race: 7/6 French Grand Prix, Circuit de Nevers
Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, France (2.65-Mi. Course; 7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)

Next Race: 7/5 Pepsi 400, Daytona International Raceway, Daytona Beach, FL
(2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; 7:00 p.m. ET; NBC)

6/29 GNC 250, The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI (1.0-Mi. Oval; 250 Laps)
Jason Keller, in the #57 Albertsons/ppc Racing Ford Taurus stalked the leaders
all day, finally passing his teammate, Scott Riggs, with only 20 laps to go as
Riggs faded and finished seventh after leading the most laps. Brian Vickers, in
the #5 GMAC Chevrolet, hung on to finish second, with David Stremme in the #1
Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts Dodge third. Ron Hornaday's #2 ACDelco Chevrolet
finished fourth, followed by David Reutimann in the #87 Hills Bros. Coffee
machine in fifth. Next Race: 7/4 NASCAR Busch Series 250, Daytona International
Raceway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; TNT)

6/28 GNC Live Well 200, The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI (1.0-Mi. Oval; 200
Laps; 109.671 MPH Ave. Speed) After nearly losing control of his #62 The
Orleans Hotel Dodge on the next to last lap to the hard charging #2 ASE/CarQuest
Dodge of Jason Leffler, Brendan Gaughan survived to become the ninth different
winner in nine Craftsman Truck Series races held at The Milwaukee Mile. Rick
Crawford's #14 Circle Bar Motel/RV Park Ford finished third behind Leffler,
with Ted Musgrave's # 1 Mopar Performance/Ultra Motorsports Dodge fourth, and
Dennis Setzer in the #16 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet fifth. Next Race:
7/5 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS (1.5-Mi.
Tri-Oval; 2:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

6/29 Sears Craftsman Nationals, Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL --
Top Fuel: Doug Kalitta, in the Mac Tools/Kalitta Motorsports Dragster, ran a
4.602 sec. Elapsed Time at 312.35 MPH, to win his 14th career NHRA event
title, defeating first-time finalist Scott Weis' Race Girl/Weis Guys Dragster, who
ran a losing 4.805, 298.27. Funny Car: Just when you thought things were
turning around for nine-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force, 16th qualifier Del
Worsham in the Checker-Shuck's-Kragen Pontiac Firebird takes out Force in the
finals with a 4.884, 313.00 to 4.936, 314.09 for Force's Castrol GTX High
Mileage/John Force Racing Ford Mustang. Maybe the Mustang has a few too many laps
on it and needs the High Mileage formula. Pro Stock: Regaining his crew of
old and his winning ways in the process, Ron Krisher's Valvoline Chevrolet
Cavalier did it on a holeshot, dispatching Allen Johnson's Mopar Performance Parts
Dodge Neon, 6.843, 201.64, to 6.840, 201.75. Next Race: 7/20 Mopar Mile-High
Nationals, Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, CO (6:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)

6/28 Nationals Feature Race, Eagle Raceway, Eagle, NE (1/3-Mi. High-Banked
Oval; 40 Laps) Steve Kinser has a special relationship with action hero The
Hulk, going 2-for-2 with the green behemoth on the hood of his #11 Quaker State
Maxim, and leading all 40 laps of this race. Kinser is now only 13 points behind
Danny "The Dude" Lasoski in the drivers championship. Joey Saldana finished
second, Lasoski was third, Steve's son, Kraig Kinser was fourth, and Mark
Kinser fifth. No word on whether Steve Kinser will have The Hulk riding with him
next week. Next Race: 7/5 NAPA Classic Feature Race, Knoxville Raceway,
Knoxville, IA (1/2-Mi., Semi-Banked Oval)

6/28 SunTrust Indy Challenge, Richmond International Raceway, (Race Called --
Lap 206 of 250 Laps; 106.7980 MPH Ave. Speed; 5.0350-Secs. Victory Margin)
Scott Dixon's #9 Target/Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz G Force/Toyota dominated the
race, leading every lap until the race was called due to heavy rains. The
victory also marked Toyota's sixth win in seven IRL races, as Marlboro Team
Penske's Helio Castroneves (#3) and Gil deFerran (#6) finished 2-3, with #4
Pennzoil/Panther Racing's Sam Hornish, Jr. marking his and Chevrolet's season-best
fourth place finish, and Tony Kanaan's #11 7-Eleven/Andretti Team Green
Dallara/Honda in fifth. Next Race: 7/6 Kansas 300, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS
(1.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; 1:00p.m. ET; ABC)

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