Racing Results: 7/21/2003

July 21, 2003

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

7/20 British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, England (60 Laps; 5.4-sec. Victory Margin) -- Rubens Barrichello, in the #2 Marlboro Ferrari F2003 won from the pole, but it was the drama that played out in between the first and last laps that made the race. A slow start by the other car on the front row, the Mild Seven Renault of Jarno Trulli, caused Barrichello to also hold back, and in the process he lost heat in his tires and slipped by several spots. Next came a man dressed in a kilt, running amok on the race course with the cars on the track, making a political statement of some sort. Then it was the pit window, where on or about lap 30, everyone was in creating a massive traffic jam, and even putting Michael Schumacher back in 15th after the stop. Eventually, when racing resumed in earnest, it was Kimi Raikkönen's West McLaren-Mercedes in first, with Barrichello and Juan Pablo Montoya's H-P Williams-BMW closing on him. Barrichello was on a different Bridgestone tire than the one the Ferrari team ran previously, which allowed him to pass Raikkönen in a difficult spot on the track, and subsequently run away from that point on. Later, pressure from Montoya caused Raikkönen to commit another error, driving into the dirt and back on the track only after Montoya had passed. That was the running order at the end of the race, with Michael Schumacher having made his way back through the field, finishing fourth just shy of Raikkönen. This further narrowed the driver's championship, as Schumacher retains the lead by seven points, and Ferrari has 10 over the Williams-BMWs. Next Race: 8/3 German Grand Prix, Hockenheim Circuit, Hockenheim, Germany (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)

NASCAR WINSTON CUP

7/20 New England 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH (1.058-Mi. Oval; 300 Laps) -- In a fuel economy race, Jimmie Johnson's #48 Lowe's Home Improvement/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo gambled and won his fifth career Cup race, and his second this year. With 46 laps to go, Johnson had one eye on the fuel gauge, and the other on the #29 GM Goodwrench Service/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick. Meanwhile, Matt Kenseth's #17 DeWalt Tools/ Roush Racing Ford Taurus, like Johnson and Harvick, was also stretching the fuel mileage window. All three made it, followed by the #12 AllTel/Penske Racing South Dodge of Ryan Newman, and the other 'phone car', Robby Gordon's #31 Cingular Wireless/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet made up the top five. Next Race: 7/27 Pennsylvania 500, Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA (2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; 12:30 p.m. ET; TNT)

NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES

7/19 New England 200, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH (1.058-Mi. Oval; 199 Laps) -- David Green, a Busch series regular in his #37 Timber Wolf Pontiac, took advantage of a caution flag for debris on the track 45 laps from the finish, passing polesitter and then-race leader Kevin Harvick's #21 PayDay/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, and holding him off to win the race, his second of the year and seventh of his career. Green trailed Scott Riggs coming into this event, but left with the points lead after Riggs' 14th place finish. Behind Harvick was Matt Kenseth in the # Bayer/CVS Pharmacy Ford Taurus, Brian Vickers' #5 GMAC/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and the #23 Stacker 2/Bill Davis Racing Chevrolet of Scott Wimmer. Next Race: 7/26 TrimSpa Dream Body 250 presented by Dodge, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO (1-Mi. Oval, 3:30 p.m. ET; NBC)

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

7/19 Dodge Ram Tough 200 Gateway International Speedway, Madison, IL (1.25-Mi. Oval; 200 Miles; 160 Laps; 99.489 MPH Ave. Speed) -- Brendan Gaughan's #62 Orleans Resort Dodge Ram went to the front on lap 50, and stayed there to the end, but it wasn't without a fight, as Jason Leffer in the #2 ASE/CarQuest/Ultra Motorsports Dodge lost by a half truck length and 0.222 seconds. Travis Kvapil, in the #16 IWX Motor Freight Chevrolet was third, holding his 34-point lead over Gaughan in the championship standings. Carl Edwards in the #99 Roush Racing Ford was fourth, with Rick Crawford in the #14 Circle Bar Motel/RV Park Ford rounding out the top five. Next Race: 7/26 Sears 200, Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 1:00 p.m.; SPEED)

NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING

7/20 Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, CO -- Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, in the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme Racing dragster, downed closest points challenger Doug Kalitta, in the Mac Tools/Kalitta Motorsports dragster, with a 4.737 second E.T. (elapsed time) at 313.15 MPH, to Kalitta's losing 5.135, 228.69. Funny Car: John Force, at the wheel of his Castrol Ford Mustang, took out teammate Tony Pedregon, with a 5.044, 289,45 MPH to 5.060, 302.55, ending one of the longest losing streaks in Force's career, and scoring his 107th career victory. Pro Stock: Also returning to form was "the Professor", Warren Johnson, whose Goodwrench Service Pontiac Grand Am beat Jeg Coughlin, Jr.'s Jegs Mail Order Chevy Cavalier, with a 7.225, 191.05, to Couglin's losing 7.250, 190.75. Next Race: 7/27 CarQuest Auto Parts Nationals, Seattle International Raceway, Seattle, WA (8:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)

O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES

7/19 Kings Royal, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH (1/2-Mi. High-Banked Oval; 40 Laps) -- Steve "the King of the Outlaws" Kinser in his #11 Quaker State Maxim, won his 5th Kings Royal and $50,000. by half a straightaway over Greg Hodnett's #12 Apple, with Jason Johnson's #22 Harrison third, the #19 of Stevie Smith fourth, and Tim Shaffer's #83 Roth in fifth. Next Race: 7/26 Summer Nationals Feature Race, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA (1/2-Mi., Semi-banked Oval)

INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES

7/19 Firestone Indy 200, Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN (200 Laps, 266 Mi. Race Distance; 1.33-Mi. Oval; 137.6790 MPH Ave. Speed) Gil de Ferran won his second race of the season in his #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara-Toyota, with Scott Dixon's #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz G Force-Toyota 0.1322 seconds adrift. Helio Castroneves, in the #3 Marlboro Team Penske car, Dan Wheldon's #26 Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda, and Alex Barron's #21 Panoz G Force-Toyota rounded out the top five finishers. It was de Ferran's second victory of the year, following his Indy 500 win.

Next Race: 7/27 Michigan Indy 400, Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 2:30 p.m. ET; ABC)

CART CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES

Next Race: 7/27 Molson Indy Vancouver, Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, BC (12:30 p.m. ET; CBS Live)

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

Next Race: 7/27 Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma Presented by the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Infineon (Sears Point International) Raceway, Sears Point, CA (4:00 p.m. ET; NBC Live)

TRANS-AM SERIES FOR THE BFGOODRICH CUP

Next Race: 8/2 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (Temporary Circuit; 1:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES

Next Race: 7/27 ACDelco Canadian Nationals, Toronto Motorsports Park, Toronto, ONT Canada

ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES

7/18 BFGoodrich Tires 250, Madison International Speedway, Oregon, WI (.50-Mi. Semi-Banked Oval; 250 Laps) When Robbie Pyles' #62Citgo Chevrolet lost an engine with 12 laps to go, it was Butch Miller in the #52 Timber Wolf Chevrolet that seized the day and won his 49th career victory. Miller held off Kevin Cywinski's #1 Optimum Mortgage Chevrolet by 0.979 seconds, with Toby Porter's #11 Meijer Chevrolet in third, Todd Kleuver's #55 Sign-1-1 Chevrolet fourth, and Davin Scites' #06 Modifiers Scale Diecast Chevy in fifth. Next Race: 8/2 Berlin Raceway, Marne, MI (.438-Mi. Banked Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

ARCA RE/MAX SERIES

Next Race: 7/26 ARCA Giant 200, Pocono Speedway, Pocono, PA (Delayed Broadcast; 8:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

GRAND AMERICAN ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES

Next Race: 8/8 Bully Hill Vineyards 250, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY (250 Mi. Event; 8/10 Delayed Broadcast; 5:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING

Next Race: 7/26 GM Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (TV Coverage To Be Announced)

NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES

Next Race: 7/26-27 Gateway International Raceway, St. Louis, MO

IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT

Next Race: 8/24 All Star Nationals, Atco Raceway, Atco, NJ

USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP

7/19 Kroger 250 Race presented by Pepsi, New River Valley Speedway, Radford, VA (250 Laps; 7/24 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED) -- Jay Fogleman's #4 Lucas Oil Products Ford Taurus was victorious in 1 hour, 47 minutes, and 32 seconds, averaging 88.065 MPH in a race slowed by 11 cautions over 75 laps. The #75 Clean and Shine/ Larry & Sons Ford of Eric Corbett finished 4.838 seconds back of Fogelman. In third was Danny Sammons' #97 Freds Parts Center/Haulmark.com/aarn.com Ford for a 1-2-3 sweep for the Blue Oval guys. Johnny Rumley's #8 Huff Chevrolet Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which led the most laps at 65, and ran upfront from laps 186-248, faded at the finish allowing Fogelman, Corbett and Sammons to get by him. Jeff Agnew's #73 NGA/Hooters Golf Tour/Clouds Clothing/Mark IV Honda Chevrolet rounded out the top five. Next Race: 7/26 Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory NC (250 Laps; 7/31 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Next Race: 7/27 ADAC Rallye Deutschland, Baumholder Military Ranges, Trier, Germany

TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES

7/13 Hendersons Terrible 250, Henderson, NV -- Tim Herbst, a member of the family that owns the Terribles chain of gas stations and a casino bearing their name, won the race and his class in his #1 Pro Trophy Truck, in four hours, 13 minutes, 30 seconds. Herbst beat P01 Class winner Scott McMillin to the finish by a mere 42 seconds over the 238.20-mile desert course. Other Class winners included: Dave Sykes, P08; Vic Bruckmann, PSL; Rick Ellison, P10; and George Seeley, P05. Next Race: 9/13 Primm 300, Las Vegas, NV

CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIES

7/12-13 BOSS Snowplow Off Road Challenge, Bark River Off Road Raceway, Bark River, MI (1.5-Mi. Course)-- In Round 7, Jason Baldwin's Filger Manufacturing Ford (Pro-4), Scott Taylor's Mobil1 Ford (Pro-2), and Rick Huseman's Fabtech Ford (Pro-Lite) all won. In Round 8, it was Carl Renezeder's Lucas Oil-backed Chevrolet that took Pro-4, Evan Evans in Pro-2, and Mark Krueger's Art Schmitt Racing Nissan Frontier was the Pro-Lite winner. Defending champion Taylor leads his division, while Johnny Greaves (Pro-4) and Jeff Kincaid (Pro-Lite) are within striking distance of the leader in their divisions. Next Race: 8/9-10 U.P Off-Road 100, Bark River Off Road Raceway, Bark River, MI (1.5-Mi. Course)

BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION

6/29 TSCO "Vegas To Reno" Race, Las Vegas, NV (500-Mi. Off-Road Course; Delayed Broadcast 8/13; 11:00 p.m. EST; The Outdoor Channel) -- Kyle Taylor, #1402, was the overall winner with a time of 8:49:02. Next Race: 8/23 Baja Mex 300, Bay of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS

Next Race: 7/28 KC Hi-Lites Midnight Special, Barstow, CA

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

7/12-13 Rounds 11 & 12, Croft, North Yorkshire --Round 11: Matt Neal averaged 75.19 MPH i scoring his second win of the season in his Honda Civic Type R with a time of 42:25.755, 1.049 seconds in front of James Thompson's Vauxhaull Astra. Round 12: Anthony Reid took the top finish in an MGZS for the first time this year, with a time of 37:23.719, again relegating Thompson to second by an even larger margin this time, 3.413 seconds. Reid averaged 85.31 MPH. Next Race: 8/8-9 Rounds 13 & 14, Snetterton

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