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Aaron's 312 at Atlanta

Status: Final Atlanta Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 33 of 36 on Nationwide circuit

  • Where:

    Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA

  • When:

    October 25, 2003 1:00 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    203

  • Track Length:

    1.54 miles

  • Race Length:

    313.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $853,087

Drivers to Watch

Kevin Harvick Has been in the top 10 for six straight races coming to Dover, where he had poor showings in 2002; 28th in this race and 30th in the All-American Heroes 400; tied with Rusty Wallace for the least top-10 finishes (4) among the first 10 drivers; did perform well here two years ago with a pair of top-10s.
Michael Waltrip Joins Jimmie Johnson as the only drivers to be in the top 10 in points for the entire season; opened year with victory at Daytona 500 in February; owns three top-fives and five top-10s; not a factor in this event last season in 21st, but made a better run in the second stop in September to 12th.
Matt Kenseth The series points leader finished second at the Coca-Cola 600 after leading a race-high 82 laps; was not happy about NASCAR's decision to stop the race due to rain. "I'm certainly not happy about ending the race at 9:30 at night," he said. "The biggest (longest) race of the year, especially when it's not even raining." Has been ranked No. 1 since finishing fourth at Atlanta and is 160 points clear of Earnhardt Jr.