Racing Results: 7/28/2003

July 28, 2003


Next Race: 8/3 German Grand Prix, Hockenheim Circuit, Hockenheim, Germany (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)


7/27 Pennsylvania 500, Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA (2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; Laps) – Ryan Newman has won his fourth race in 14 races this season, making the #12 AllTel/Penske Racing South Dodge the winningest team thus far. Late race cautions allowed Newman to stretch his fuel mileage, and to turn back Kurt Busch in the #97 Sharpie/Rubbermaid/Roush Racing Ford Taurus, the same strategy Newman used two weeks ago to win at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch was just .306 seconds behind at the checkered flag, followed by the #8 Budweiser/DEI Chevrolet Monte Carlo of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., his #15 NAPA Auto Parts/DEI teammate, Michael Waltrip, and a resurgent Terry Labonte in the #5 Kellogg’s/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Next Race: 8/3 Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (2:00 p.m. ET; NBC)


7/26 TrimSpa Dream Body 250 presented by Dodge, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO (1-Mi. Oval, 250 Laps) -- The #23 Stacker 2/Bill Davis Racing Chevrolet of Scott Wimmer got to the front late in the race and stayed there, building a 1.045-second lead over Jason Keller’s #57 Albertson’s/ppc Racing Ford Taurus, Keller’s teammate Scott Riggs, in the #10 Nestle NesQuik Ford, Johnny Sauters' #21 PayDay/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in fourth, and Joey Clanton’s #27 Trim Spa Pontiac rounding out the top five. Next Race: 8/2 Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RVs, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN (.686-Mi. Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; NBC)


7/26 Sears 200, Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 100 Laps; 154.044 MPH Ave. Speed – A CTS record) – Brendan Gaughan's #62 Casino Queen Hotel Dodge Ram did it again and with style. Gaughan’s average speed topped the CTS record books, as did his 11.477 seconds victory margin over the #1 ASE/ CarQuest/Ultra Motorsports Dodge of Ted Musgrave, followed by Chadd Chaffin’s #18 Dickies Dodge, Jason Leffer in the #2 ASE/CarQuest/Ultra Motorsports, and Carl Edwards in the #99 Roush Racing Ford in fifth. Next Race: 8/1 PowerStroke Diesel 200, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN (.686-Mi. Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)


7/27 CarQuest Auto Parts Nationals, Seattle International Raceway, Seattle, WA -- Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, in the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme Racing dragster, once again defeated closest points challenger Doug Kalitta, in the Mac Tools/Kalitta Motorsports dragster, with a 4.672 second E.T. (elapsed time) at 316.82 MPH, to Kalitta's losing 4.739, 306.95. Funny Car: John Force wheeled his Castrol High Mileage Ford Mustang into victory lane for the second time this season, taking out Whit Bazemore’s Matco Tools/Schumacher Racing Dodge Stratus to help protect his teammate Tony Pedregon’s bid for the NHRA Funny Car championship, with a 5.036, 300.80 to 5.215, 272.28. This was Force’s 108th career victory, the all-time leader in NHRA competition. Pro Stock: Back in the winner’s cirlce was Greg Anderson, who won his 6th race of the year and leads the Pro Stock points race in his Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am. Larry Morgan, whose Mopar Parts Dodge Stratus R/T carded a 6.910, 200.14, just couldn’t get it done in losing to Anderson’s 6.858, 202.09. Next Race: 8/3 FRAM-AutoLite Nationals, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA (6:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)


7/26 Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA (1/2-Mi., Semi-banked Oval; 30 Laps) – Donny Schatz in the #15 Parker Stores J&J out-duelled Danny “the Dude” Lasoski’s #20 J.D. Byrider/Mopar Performance/ Tony Stewart Motorsports Eagle to win from the pole. Keith Kaufmann’s #7K was third, with Fred Rahmer and #77 Lance Dewease’s #88H Harz in 4th and 5th respectively. Next Race: 8/16 Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA (1/2-Mi., Semi-banked Oval)


7/27 Firestone Indy 400, Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 200 Laps) –Alex Barron won the fastest race in IndyCar Series history with an average speed of 180.917 MPH. Barron drove the #21Hollywood Mo Nunn Racing Panoz G Force/Toyota to the fourth-closest finish in IRL history, edging out Sam Hornish, Jr.’s #4 Pennzoil/Panther Racing Dallara-Chevrolet by 0.0121 seconds. Barron, subbing for the injured Felipe Giaffone, scored his second career IRL victory.

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