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Race Capsule

Bristol Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 26 of 36 on Nationwide circuit

  • Where:

    Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

  • When:

    August 22, 2003 8:00 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    250

  • Track Length:

    0.533 miles

  • Race Length:

    133.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,062,661

Drivers to Watch

Kevin Harvick Late-season charge was halted for second straight week as he placed 34th at Phoenix; that came after a 20th in Atlanta, which was preceded by five consecutive top-10 efforts; tumbled from third to sixth in standings; has not enjoyed much success at this venue - his 14th-place effort in February 2001 was his best result in five starts.
Renewed his bid for first top-10 finish in series championship with a fifth-place performance in Phoenix; scored eighth top-five and 11th top-10 finish of season; was first top-five finish since winning at Talladega on September 28; is 12th in the points standings, 124 points behind 10th-place Bill Elliott; owns a single-season career-high of eight top-five finishes.
Matt Kenseth Posted just his second top-10 in the last six races with a sixth at Phoenix; it was his series-leading 24th top-10; surrendered 30 points to race winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and now leads the standings by 228 points; needs to finish seventh or better this week to to capture first career Winston Cup championship and first title for owner Jack Roush; had problems at Rockingham early in career with results of 25th and worse in first four starts; recorded top-10 finishes in last four starts at track, including victory in February 2002; finished third earlier this season.