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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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Team retrieves chassis, engine of Stewart's car

...returned part of Tony Stewart's Chevrolet that was impounded March 28 after failing inspection. John Darby, NASCAR's Winston Cup director, said Joe Gibbs Racing was allowed to retrieve the chassis and engine. The car was seized after its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/11/nas_378147.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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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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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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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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NASCAR sponsor to award $17 million in winnings in 2003

...500,000 more than Tony Stewart received for winning his first title in 2002. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., NASCAR's Winston Cup Series sponsor since 1971, puts up the bulk of the money the drivers compete for over 36 races. The rest of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/29/nas_367158.shtml
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Nascar notes

...wrestle you to win a race. But he will. He's a tough competitor." Busch, the youngest first-time winner in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series since Jeff Gordon won at 22 in 1994, won a late-race bumping battle with veteran Jimmy Spencer at Bristol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/31/oth_341816.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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Tony Stewart's going for the double

...cars," he said. "The more I'm in a race car, the happier I am." The 28-year-old driver switched to NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit after three years of racing full time in the IRL, and has done better than anyone expected. He's had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/30/oth_262618.shtml
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