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...Ryan Newman was honored as Driver of the Year in 2003 after a season in which he won eight races and 11 poles in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series. This was only the second time in the award's 37-year history the honor did not go to a series champion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/23/oth_394567.shtml
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Busch's debut delayed after NASCAR takes car

...star Kurt Busch, was to have been used during qualifying for Sunday's season-ending Ford 400. John Darby, NASCAR's Winston Cup director, said the Hendrick Motorsports No. 60 Chevrolet did not pass its initial inspection Thursday and could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/15/nas_392089.shtml
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McMurray wins first Cup pole on new track

...McMurray won a historic pole Friday - the first on the reconfigured Homestead-Miami Speedway and the last in NASCAR's Winston Cup era. McMurray, leading Greg Biffle in the battle for rookie of the year, led the way in qualifying for Sunday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/15/nas_392092.shtml
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Gordon off to Winston Cup before returning to Indy

...on Monday, Gordon was off again. He left the Indy garages for Charlotte, N.C., site of this weekend's NASCAR's Winston Cup series race. Time will be as tight as his racing suit because he'll be back at Indy later this week for another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/13/nas_372468.shtml
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Kenseth gives Roush fourth win at Las Vegas

...final stop - to jump out to a huge lead and beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the finish line by 9.104 seconds. Since NASCAR's Winston Cup Series began racing in Vegas in 1998, Roush drivers Mark Martin, Jeff Burton and Kenseth have all made it to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/03/nas_367791.shtml
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Aikman, Staubach coming to NASCAR

...Staubach quarterbacked the same NFL team. Now they're part owners of the same team - planning to enter a car in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series in 2004. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks are partners in Hall of Fame Racing, which will be directed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/17/nas_364934.shtml
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Consummate racer Stewart takes after hero Foyt

...NASCAR's newest champion could also apply to one of Stewart's heroes, A.J. Foyt Jr. Foyt, a car owner in NASCAR's Winston Cup series and the Indy Racing League, was "the person you measured yourself against," driving great Mario Andretti...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/19/nas_359359.shtml
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Burton races to easy Busch Series win

...lapping all but three cars while winning the Little Trees 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Burton, a regular in NASCAR's Winston Cup series, won for the fifth time in only 12 Busch Series starts this year. It was his seventh victory in his last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/13/nas_358263.shtml
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NASCAR moves Charlotte's fall race to Saturday night

CONCORD, N.C. -- Lowe's Motor Speedway pulled off a double sweep this week, winning rights to host The Winston and getting NASCAR to make its fall race a Saturday night event.\r\n

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/17/nas_353168.shtml
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NASCAR notebook

HAMPTON, Ga. - People might not recognize the guy starting on the pole in today's NAPA 500. In the past, the face of Dale Earnhardt Jr. could be clearly seen through the windshield of the No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet, thanks to the open-face helmet he wore - just like his father. Last Sunday in Homestead, Fla., was the first time that Earnhardt Jr. has used a full-face helmet in a stock car race, and the 27-year-old driver is really happy with the decision to change.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/18/oth_327654.shtml
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