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Race Capsule

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 4 of 36 on XFINITY circuit

  • Where:

    Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV

  • When:

    March 1, 2003 4:00 pm EST

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,356,617

Drivers to Watch

Kevin Harvick Has been in the top 10 for five straight races coming to Lowe's, where ran strong in 2001 but struggled last year; at this stage of the season last season, was ranked 31st, this year is eighth; in 2001 finished second in the Coca-Cola 600 and eighth in the fall; did not qualify better than 20th or finish better than 22nd last year.
Joins Jimmie Johnson as the only drivers to be in the top 10 in points for the entire season; made first career Winston Cup start at Lowe's on May 26, 1985, finishing 28th; has just nine top-10 finishes in 36 career starts at Lowe's, including one in last 12, but made some strides last year; finished eighth in the Coca-Cola 600, best finish at Lowe's since an eighth in the 600 in 1996; followed that with an 11th-place effort in October.
Matt Kenseth Lowe's Motor Speedway was the site of first career Winston Cup victory at the 2000 Coca-Cola 600; has been ranked No. 1 since finishing fourth at Atlanta, but Earnhardt Jr. continues to chip away at his lead which is down to 20 points; also owns three top-10 finishes at Lowe's in seven career starts; much of that success has come in the May event, with win in 2000 and a runner-up finish last season; led at least one lap in last six starts at the track, including 21 in last season's Coca-Cola 600.