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Race Capsule

Michigan International Speedway
  • What:

    Race 25 of 36 on XFINITY circuit

  • Where:

    Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

  • When:

    August 16, 2003 1:30 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    125

  • Track Length:

    2. miles

  • Race Length:

    250.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,012,825

Drivers to Watch

Tony Stewart Tremendous recent performances as he finished no lower than fourth in six straight races; gave Jeff Gordon a good run at Atlanta before settling for second place; during the streak, has finished third three times, fourth once and had a victory at the UAW-GM Quality 500; winner of two races this year and has 16 top 10s; seventh in standings.
Kevin Harvick Had run of five straight top-10 finishes stopped at Atlanta with a 20th-place finish; slipped from second to third in the standings, but remains on track for his best career series points finish; is 262 points behind Matt Kenseth in standings; scored 10 top-fives and 17 top-10s this year; placed 17th in last year's race here.
Matt Kenseth With just three races remaining, Kenseth remained on schedule to win his first NASCAR Winston Cup championship, which also would be the first for team owner Jack Roush; finished 11th at Atlanta; needs to finish 12th or better in the last three races to secure the title; defending champion of race at this track; led the final 50 laps;