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        March, 2009:
        Kyle Busch wins the Shelby 427 in Las Vegas after starting in the rear.
Congratulations Kyle from

        Matt Kenseth has first DNF of season in Las Vegas due to blown engine.

        Greg Biffle wins Nationwide Series in Las Vegas.
        Busch brothers win 1 and 2 pole positions
for Shelby 427 in Las Vegas Sunday, but
        Kyle Busch blew an engine and will have to start at rear of field Sunday.

        Kevin Harvick and wife
celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas on Saturday 2-28-09.

        Jeff Gordon
is only 11 laps short of 20,000 laps run in his career in Nascar Cup Series.

        Jeff Burton
expected to make 450th Cup start this weekend in Vegas.








February, 2009:
Matt Kenseth wins second race of the season at the Auto Club 500 in California.
Congrats again Matt from Racinbabes.com!!!

Kyle Busch becomes first driver to win two races in Nascar national touring series on the same day
with wins of the truck race and the Nationwide Series. He will try to make history by winning all three in the Auto Club 500 and will have driven almost 1000 miles in races this weekend.

Michael Waltrip's racing team of 44 members and 4 crew had to make an emergency plane landing in Las Vegas Thursday after one of the plane's engines lost oil pressure and was shut down.
No drivers were on the plane. Safety trucks and fire trucks were waiting at the Las Vegas Airport. The plane left Statesville, NC, refueled in Kansas and was at about 35,000 feet when the problem developed. Team members said that the pilots made a flawless landing. Thankfully, everyone was okay. Team members took the remaining 4 hour trip to California on a bus. Wonder if they were able to play any slots while waiting for the bus?

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. comes clean about the Daytona 500 pileup.
During interviews in California, Dale, Jr. said, "I definitely could have used better judgement coming back on the racetrack. There was rain coming. I was a lap down. I had to get my lap back if I was going to try to win the race...I hate that they wrecked all the cars, and I hate that me and Brian had to get on bad terms with each other. Those things I regret...I've made mistakes before and it probably won't be the last one I make."
Todd Bodine, Tony Raines, David Starr, Sterlin Marlin, and Mike Garvey fail to qualify
for the Auto Club 500 in California on Sunday, 2-22-09.

Jimmie Johnson qualifies second behind Vickers with a .059 second difference.
Johnson said, "The only other thing I can think of is Vickers and I went to In-N-Out burger last night and I had the double-double and he had the single. So for 5/100 of a second I guess the extra patty killed me."

Brian Vickers wins and loses the pole all on the same day for the Auto Club 500 when his team has to replace the engine in his car a few hours after qualifying, causing him to start at the rear of the field on Sunday. Jamie McMurray, who originally qualified third will now move up to the front to start the race.

Auto Club Speedway, California 
officials admit ticket sales are down about 20% with about 10,000 tickets remaining and many vacant RV spots only a few days before the race.

Starting with the California race, there will be a new Qualifying Rule for Sprint Cup.
Starting positions for 1-35 are for highest ranked owner points with cars qualifying by speed. Positons 36-42 will be for teams outside of the top 35 and they will be allowed to try to qualify together at the end of the main qualifying session based on speed.

Jeff Burton to be on set of General Hospital soap opera 
during California race week and will appear as himself in mid March airing.

Kentucky Speedway
plans $75 million dollar overhaul to try to get Sprint Cup Race next season.

Matt Kenseth arrives in New York
to celebrate victory on David Letterman and Live with Regis and Kelly, then on to California.

Final beam raised Tuesday, February 17, at Nascar Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC
and Hall of Fame is scheduled to open in 2010.

T.V. ratings down
for rain-shortened Daytona 500 cup race.

Richard Petty Motorsports has strong finish
at Great American Race Daytona 500 wih AJ Allmendinger 3rd, Elliott Sadler 5th, and Reed Sorenson 9th.

Points Leaders after the Daytona 500: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Kevin Harvick, 3rd AJ Allmendinger

Matt Kenseth wins the 2009 Daytona 500 after rain shortened the race at lap 152 out of 200 laps. After having to use his backup car and starting at the back of the field on Sunday, Matt moved up through the field and took the lead with the help of a push from Kevin Harvick. While celebrating his victory through smiles and tears, Matt said, "Winning the Daytona 500 is definitely a dream moment. It's just an unbelievable feeling." 
Congratulations, Matt, on your Daytona 500 win from Racinbabes.com!!!  (and the phone calls to race attendees are a nice touch!)

On a sad note, for the first time in 40 years, there will not be a Petty driving in the Daytona 500. Kyle is not happy with that and even went so far as to say that he would not even watch the race on Sunday. He says, "There is no Petty Enterprises" and even though the recent merger kept the Petty name alive in racing, he does not feel the same loyalty to the new team. At this time there are no plans for him to have a cup ride during this season. Your fans are still there, Kyle!!

Put another shrimp on the barbie, mate and fire it up, because Keth Urban
was smokin hot in his pre-race performance at the Daytona 500. It was definitely an awesome g'day mate to be right beside the stage.

Scott Speed,
rookie cup driver, wrecked two of his cars in practice and seemed to have trouble keeping up with the field. When asked how he would make it through his longest race ever in the Daytona 500, he replied "I'm going to bring a snack in the car."
EA Sports and Nascar create new driving game for Wii, called Nascar Kart Racing,
which was released during Speed Week.

Tony Stewart
passes 23 cars in 11 laps to win the Nationwide Series Camping World 300 season opener on Valentine's Day 2009 at Daytona.

Rumors surface that ticket sales are slow for the Auto Club Speedway
race in California next weekend.

Tom Cruise
drives the pace car for the 2009 Daytona 500.

Fanzone at Daytona International Speedway proves to be a money maker during race weekend as fans from all over the world converge. With the popularity of the Fanzone, it seems that every race track would be scurrying to add such a lucrative area, even if on a smaller scale.

Daytona International Speedway
reduces prices of last one thouseand tickets a few days before the 500 race.

Todd Bodine
wins the first truck race of 2009 at Daytona.

Retired driver, A. J. Foyt accepts Tony Stewart's invitation to attend Daytona 500 to watch Stewart drive the #14 car which was Foyt's number. After forming his own race team, Stewart asked Foyt for permission to use the #14, saying that he and Foyt are kindred spirits. A. J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 in 1972.

Jeff Gordon,
wife and daughter have fun time at Disney World.

Martin Truex, Jr. wins the pole position for the 2009 Daytona 500 to be held on February 15th. Mark Martin
takes second starting position.

Kevin Harvick's
pass on the last lap wins him the Bud-Shootout in a wild and wooly race.

Paul Menard
draws the pole position for Bud-Shootout.

Keith Urban
to perform at Daytona 500 pre-race show.

Jeff Gordon 
says he has been flying commercial with U.S. Airways and was even at LaGuardia just one day prior to the day of the flight that made the emergency landing in the Hudson.

Rick Hendrick inspired by Mark Martin
to take better care of his health and is now on fitness mission.

Tony Stewart's new race shop
is old school retro, designed to resemble the old garages at the Indianapolis Speedway, but with retro lights.

Darlington Historic Racing Festival
will return this season with a new date of September 26-27, at the Darington Raceway.

Thousands have lost racing jobs
since the end of the season last November.

Hall of Fame Racing merges with and will be run by Yates Racing in order 
to save it's team for this season. The primary sponsor for Hall of Fame will be Ask.com, which will also now become the official search engine for NASCAR. Bobby Labonte will drive the 96 Ford which will be based at Yates Racing.

Jimmie Johnson
has to get stitches after slicing his finger with a knife while trying to cut a hole in his uniform to insert cooling line at Rolex 24 race.                   

Ecomonic Crisis
makes finding sponsors extremely difficult for race teams. Media says it's hard to keep up with all of the changes and mergers.

Earnhardt-Ganassi Team
may have only two cars this season.

Petty Enterprises merges with Gillett Evernham to become Richard Petty Motorsports

Racinbabes.com archives from past years:

Nextel Cup Points Leaders after Daytona 500 - 1st Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 2nd Tony Stewart, 3rd Scott Wimmer

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins the Busch race Monday at Daytona

Tony Eury, Sr. voted Crew Chief of the Week

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has busy week, after Daytona wins, on David Letterman Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and the Today Show, all in New York City. He says that he enjoyed doing donuts in his car on a New York City street.

NASCAR is finding it difficult to have full field of 43 cars, since there are only 35 cars with full season sponsors.

Ryan Newman wins the pole for Sunday's Subway 400 in Rockingham.

Jamie McMurray wins the Rockingham Busch race Saturday.

Rockingham fans break into "Save The Rock" chant at the track Saturday after hearing that Rockingham may lose it's only race there.

2004 to be the first year that two females, Tina Gordon and Kelly Sutton, will compete full time in a NASCAR series.

Carl Long, from Roxboro, NC driving the # 46 car, flips several times on Rockingham racetrack after being hit by the # 01 car in Sunday's Subway 400. Amazingly, he jumps from the car after the crash and appears to be okay.

Many seats were empty Sunday at Rockingham during running of Subway 400.

Matt Kenseth wins the Subway 400 Sunday by 1/100th of a second over rookie Kasey Kahne. Congratulations, Matt, from RacinBabes.com!!

Next weekend is an off weekend for Nextel Cup drivers. In two weeks they will be racing in Las Vegas.

2-6-04 to 2-15-04 (source-news wire reports)

Welcome to the Pre-season and Speedweeks 2004!!

Bill Elliott will race part time during 2004 season in the # 91 car, instead of the # 9 car.

Johnny Sauter will drive the AOL # 30 car for 2004 season.

Jeff Green to drive # 43 car for Petty Enterprises in 2004.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins Most Popular Driver Award for 2003 with 1.3 million votes.

Nextel Communications prepares to begin $700 million dollar, 10 year NASCAR Cup sponsorship.

Joe Gibbs leaves racing to return as Coach of the Washington Redskins. Joe Gibbs Racing will now be directed by J. D. Gibbs, Joe's son.

Jeff Gordon is in process of letting his offseason "crew cut" hair grow out.

Nextel Cup Drivers express concerns about Daytona Infield Medical Center being closed during mid January testing sessions.

Jimmie Johnson is okay after crashing during Daytona Testing session. Daytona Testing session has only 38 cars present, instead of usual 43.

Budweiser Shootout, with last year's pole winners, to be held under the lights, February 7th, in Daytona.

Richard Petty's cars will not be in Bud Shootout, since they do not endorse promoting beer on their cars.

After 20 years of sponsorship, Kodak pulls primary sponsorship from # 4, Morgan McClure car, but will remain on the # 4 as an associate sponsor. Morgan McClure is in negotiations for a primary sponsor for the 2004 season.

Kodak announces cutting 15,000 jobs, or one fourth of it's work force, over the next three years.

Many race teams are still struggling to find primary sponsors for the 2004 season.

New men's magazine, "American Thunder", to debut in February with feature on NASCAR racing.

SAFER Barriers will be installed at all recommended tracks by 2005 racing season.

Winston Cup Big Red Trailer now becomes Nextel Cup Trailer with large NASCAR Nextel Cup logo on side.

NASCAR Busch Series will have new reality show, "NBS 24/7", to start at 8 p.m., 2-16-04, on SPEED.

NASCAR President, Mike Helton, sporting a new streamlined look, says he has lost about 80 pounds in the last several months on the Atkins Diet.

Disney to produce movie about racing legend, Richard Petty. Dennis Quaid will portray Petty. Quaid was recently seen driving race cars at Richard Petty's Driving Experience at over 150 m.p.h., to practice.

Jerry Nadeau says he is still experiencing some "slurred speech' and tingling numbness on his left side after his near fatal accident last May. He reports that his recovery is "coming along real slow."

Toyota Tundra is ready to go in the first Craftsman Truck Series 2004 race on February 13th in Daytona.

Richard Childress Racing announces the addition of Kerry Earnhardt for part of the 2004 Nextel Cup season. Kerry will drive the Bass Pro # 33 Monte Carlo starting April 25th at Telladega.

New inspirational T.V. movie, " # 3, The Dale Earnhardt Story" to be made by ESPN.

Hendrick Motorsports to celebrate " 20 Years of Racing" anniversary this year. Congratulations!!

More changes announced by NASCAR for 2004 season, cars to have shorter rear spoilers, new softer tires, and car body aerodynamic changes.

Ty Norris, Vice President for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., resigned after a reorganization plan would have left him in a demoted postion. He had been with DEI for eight years.

Morgan McClure announces new primary sponsorship for # 4 car, Yoketv.com. Yoke TV, which will begin broadcasting on May 1st, will use cutting edge technology to bring 24/7 TV feeds to your computer. The # 4 car will now feature a red, white, and silver paint scheme. Congrats on your new sponsor!!!!

NASCAR Race Fans express outrage over Nextel's/Nascar's decision to replace the Cup Preview in North Carolina with Fan Fest in Daytona during January practice weeks. The Cup Preview, a one day event, was attended by 20,000 to 30,000 fans from numerous surrounding states, and was, or so the fans thought, a yearly tradition. The Fan Fest Flop was attended by only a couple of thousand fans who happened to be in Florida during one of the practice weeks. What WERE they thinking??? Race fans are wondering why a Cup Preview was not held in a central location, such as Charlotte, NC. The irony of it all is in a statement made earlier this year when Nextel CEO Tim Donahue said, "We just want to provide an opportunity for the fans to become more involved. We have worked very hard on coming up with new ways to bring new and exciting things to the fans." The fans had a response to that - "If it ain't broke don't try to fix it!"

Christian Fittapaldi wins the 24 Hours of Daytona Endurance Race during the first weekend of Speedweeks in Daytona. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Stewart have to drop out of race about twenty minutes before the end due to a car malfunction.

Nextel Cup rookie driver, Scott Wimmer, faces DWI (driving while impaired) charges after reportedly hitting a huge rock, flipping his truck three times, and leaving the scene of an accident in High Point, NC. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. Wimmer will compete in the Daytona 500, and says, "I'm fortunate that I'm getting to learn this lesson and still do what I love. Hopefully, it will turn out to be a lesson that not only helps me, but a lot of other people, too."

Dale Jarrett wins the Budweiser Shootout, after leader Jeremy Mayfield crashes into wall during last few laps of race. Congratulations, Dale Jarrett!!!!

The pace car during the upcoming races in Daytona will be the Chevy Corvette, in celebration of the Corvette's 50th anniversary.

The Daytona 500 pre-race show to feature a cast of thousands in Nextel's Salute to America. President George W. Bush will attend, and also, Ben Affleck will be the Grand Marshall, Whoopi Goldberg will start the race, Leanne Rhimes will sing the national anthem, and Lee Greenwood will sing God Bless the USA.

Sunoco, who replaced Union 76, will be supplying all of the race cars with blue tinted supreme fuel this year, instead of the red fuel supplied by 76 in the past.

The biggest change during the 2004 racing season will be the Nextel Cup Points System, called the "Chase for the Championship." Following the first 26 races, all top ten drivers, and any others within 400 points of the lead driver, will have their points readjusted before starting the last ten races. The driver in first place, after 26 races, will be given 5,050 points. Then each driver below him in the top 10 and within 400 points of him, in order, will be given 5 points less in succession. Drivers will earn 5 bonus points for each of the following: race win, lead a lap, or lead the most laps. The driver with the most points wins the Championship. There will also be a monetary bonus for each of the top ten at the end of 26 races. According to NASCAR, this will create more excitement.

Daytona 500 Qualifying results: Pole Winner-Greg Biffle, 2nd Elliott Sadler, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 4th Ricky Rudd, 5th Dale Jarrett, 6th Kevin Lepage. Congrats to all!!

Several former Miss Winstons to receive $25,000 each to pose for Playboy "Girls of NASCAR" ?!?

Greg Biffle has to start at end of Daytona 500 lineup after replacing car engine, which leaves Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in pole position.

Carl Edwards wins first Craftsman Truck race of 2004.

Busch race rained out Saturday in Daytona. It is rescheduled for Monday, 2-16-04, at 11:00 a.m.

Michael Waltrip's car flips several times in 11 car wreck during Daytona 500. All involved are reported to be okay.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins the first Nextel Cup Daytona 500. Congratulations, Dale, Jr., from RacinBabes.com!!!!!!!!

next race - Rockingham, NC

Racing News Archive 3 of Racinbabes.com:

Week of 11-10-03 to 11-16-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Rockingham: 1st and Season Champion Matt Kenseth, 2nd Jimmie Johnson, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Homestead, Florida is buzzing with activity in preparation for the upcoming final race of the season, and the last Winston Cup race after 33 years of sponsorship.

Bobby Hamilton could win $10,000 Friday if he wins the truck series race in Homestead, since he is the polesitter for the race.

Matt Kenseth celebrated his championship win Monday by attending the Green Bay Packers Football game. He also has plans to take his wife, Katie, to the Bahamas next week.

Jamie McMurray wins the pole for the last Winston Cup race.

Brendan Gaughan's Truck Series Championship chance goes out the window after crash in race Friday at Homestead. He bowed to fans and held up a #1 finger before going to the infield care center. He reportedly is okay.

Ted Musgrave, next in line for the Truck Series Championship, is blackflagged on last restart, for trying to pass on the left. He says that he was just trying to avoid rearending the car in front of him when it slowed down. Musgrave's team was celebrating the Championship win without realizing that he had been blackflagged. NASCAR stuck with it's black flag decision and declared, about 20 minutes after the race was over, that the 2003 Truck Series Championship was won by Travis Kvapil, who was booed by fans when he exited his car in Victory Lane. Kvapil will drive for Toyota next year, since he was not invited back to drive for his current team. Jack Sprague has been hired to take his place next season.

Bobby Hamilton wins the last truck race of the season and $10,000. In Victory Lane, he dedicates his win to his little sister, who he says he lost about two months ago.

Busch Championship contender, Scott Riggs, crashes chances in first lap of Saturday's race.

Brian Vickers wins 2003 Busch Championship Saturday in Homestead

Jimmy Buffett will attend Sunday's last Winston Cup Race.

SAFER Barrier to help with crashes at Homestead track this weekend.

Terry Labonte to celebrate 47th birthday Sunday.

Championship winner, Matt Kenseth, is out of Sunday's race due to a blown engine. Matt was awarded over $4 million by Winston for his championship season win, and will be honored at the NASCAR Awards Ceremony in New York, on Friday, December 5th, at 7p.m., which will be televised.

After leading Sunday's race most of the day, Bill Elliott has a heartbreaking finish during the last lap of the race when his right rear tire goes flat. During an interview after the race, Bill reveals that he has decided that he is "ready to go for next year." His team, waiting to jump over the wall in celebration of his win, was also devastated.

Bobby Labonte wins Sunday's last race of the 2003 season and last Winston Cup race, after passing Bill Elliott in the last lap of the race. This is Bobby's 3rd time he's won the last race of the season, and the win also moved him up to 10th in the final point standings. Congratulations, Bobby, from Racinbabes.com!!

End of season top three points leaders: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Jimmie Johnson, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Best wishes for all of the drivers and team members to enjoy a very much deserved vacation and the upcoming holidays with family and friends!!!!

Congratulations, SIS!! You made it through another tough racing season!!!!!!!!!!!! Time for some R & R!!

WOW, what an exciting 2003 racing season this has been! Thank you all for an encouraging first season for this website, and for your continuing support. Even though the racin is done, stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more news and views. Send your comments and opinions about the 2003 racing season to Tmorning@racinbabes.com

Week of 11-03-03 to 11-09-03: (news source AP)
Points Leaders after Phoenix: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR announces start of NASCAR Performance line of products and parts for vehicle maintenance.

The new lights look great all around the outside of the Darlington Raceway!

Rockingham says loss of most profitable Fall race will take away major part of county's revenue, and that NASCAR is to blame. "TV ratings seem to be more important than their roots of history of the sport," say locals. Some locals even feel that Rockingham will eventually lose their February race also.

NASCAR is committed to bringing more minorities in as drivers and crewmembers with new "Drive for Diversity" program.

Matt Kenseth will win the season Championship if he finishes 7th or better in this Sunday's race at the Rock.

Ryan Newman wins the pole again for Rockingham race.

Bill Elliott's Pit Crew Team wins the World Pit Crew Championship Competition Saturday in Rockingham.

Jamie McMurray wins his 3rd Rockingham Busch race Saturday.

Will Rusty Wallace release his crew chief at the end of his current contract this season???

50,000 fans are present for Sunday's final Fall race in Rockingham, NC

When #4 Kodak car blows engine during Rockingham race, other teams scurry to make deal to buy their remaining tires, due to tire shortage at the track. Tires normally cost $1600 per set, but predictions were that extra sets from ousted teams would go for about $2500 per set.

Bill Elliott wins the Rockingham race Sunday, after having to start from the rear due to an engine change after practice. Bill says he still has some decisions to make in regards to his plans for next season. Congratulations, Bill, from Racinbabes.com!

MATT KENSETH WINS THE CHAMPIONSHIP this season after finishing 4th in Rockingham on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!! Racinbabes salutes you, Matt, for your prolific fortitude throughout the entire racing season this year! Super-Duper Congratulations, Matt, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 last race of the season is next week in Homestead, Florida


































Week of 10-27-03 to 11-02-03: (news source AP)

Atlanta race is completed Monday, 10-27-03, after rain delay on Sunday. Steve Park is okay after he crashes in Atlanta race.

Jeff Gordon wins the Atlanta race on Monday! Congratulations, Jeff, from Racinbabes.com!!!

next race is Phoenix, Arizona

Points Leaders after Atlanta: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kevin Harvick

Pontiac announces wihthdrawal from NASCAR races next season. The withdrawal will affect five teams currently driving Pontiacs.

Toyota prepares to enter truck series next season.

NASCAR makes decision to drop DASH series next season, and reaches contract agreement with Randy Claypool and Buck Parker who will buy DASH series from NASCAR.

Ryan Newman wins pole position, for the tenth time this season, for the Phoenix, Arizona race.

Steve Park crashes again in Arizona race Sunday.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr. wins the Busch race in Arizona Saturday.

Scott Riggs takes Busch points lead Saturday.

110,000 fans present for Sunday's Arizona race.

Record broken for most caution flags in Phoenix race on Sunday.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins his first Phoenix race Sunday in Arizona. Congratulations, Dale, Jr., from Racinbabes.com!!

next week, with only two races left this season, the final Fall race at Rockingham, NC  


















Week of 10-20-03 to 10-26-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Martinsville: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kevin Harvick

Matt Kenseth inches closer and closer to season championship win.

First of 47 light poles ready to be installed at Darlington Raceway.

Johnny Benson will be looking for new ride next season, since Scott Riggs has been signed to take Benson's place, even though Benson had one more year left on his contract.

Atlanta race is postponed until Monday after 5.5 hour rain delay Sunday, stopping the race at lap 39. The race will resume at 11:00 a.m. Monday and will be televised on the TNT network.

Week of 10-13-03 to 10-19-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders
after Charlotte: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Kevin Harvick, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Jerry Nadeau not cleared medically to return to racing next season yet. Joe Nemechek will drive the Pontiac 01 car in his place.

Even though other drivers are grumbling about Ryan Newman's amazing gas milage during past several races, NASCAR feels confident that he is not cheating.

Installation of lights at Darlington Raceway are right on target for next year.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is impressed with first look at new several million dollar renovation of Homestead, Florida race track. The newly designed track also includes the installation of the SAFER barrier.

Jeff Green is still looking for a new ride for next season.

VH1 "All Access NASCAR Fever" to feature Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on October 28th, at 10 p.m.

Mike Skinner prepares for last ride in 01 car this Sunday at Martinsville.

Jeff Gordon wins pole for Sunday's Martinsville race.

Dale Jarrett backs into wall during qualifying and must use provisional for race Sunday.

Seven Dodges and three Chevys take top 10 qualifying spots for Martinsville race.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr. has third Busch win of season at Memphis Motorsports track Saturday.

Jon Wood wins truck series race Saturday in Martinsville.

Jeff Gordon wins
again in Martinsville on Sunday!!!!!! Congratulations, Jeff, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!

Only four races remain this season. Next week, Hotlanta!

































Week of 10-6-03 to 10-12-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Kansas: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Kevin Harvick, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Bobby Labonte's team wins the Pit Crew Challenge award for Kansas race.

Ward Burton loses ride with Davis Racing. Scott Wimmer will replace him for a few races this season and for the 2004 season.

NetZero Pontiac will be driven by Ward Burton next year.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finally seals written contract for 5 more years with DEI.

Tony Stewart gives Matt Kenseth advice on possible winning this year's Championship, "Just relax."

Ryan Newman wins pole for Saturday night, sets new track record at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte during qualifying, and moves from 27th to 4th in championship point standings.

Ricky Craven signs contract deal with Tide for 3 more years.

Happy Birthday to Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Bill Elliott this week. Dale, Jr. turns 29 on October 10th, and Bill Elliott will be 48.

Rusty Wallace gets speeding on pit road penalty twice during Charlotte race Saturday night.

Elliott Sadler crashes out of race, for third weekend in a row, during Charlotte race. He's okay after crash.

Kurt Busch cuts tire, hits wall and flaming sparks are flying underneath car Saturday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Tony Stewart has 1st win at Lowe's Motor Speedway and 2nd win this season as he battles Ryan Newman to win during last few laps of race. Congratulations, Tony, from Racinbabes.com!!

next race, Martinsville 


















Week of 9-29-03 to 10-5-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Talladega: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Kevin Harvick, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Steve Park's contract will not be renewed by Richard Childress for 2004.

Jasper Motorsporsts has lost it's contract with Ford, due to the #77 team driving a Dodge during the Talledega race. Also, Dave Blaney will no longer be featured in any Ford promotions.

The Independent Florida Alligator, a newspaper run by students, has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision made by the Florida Court System concerning the restriction of access to autopsy photos, which was implemented after Dale Earnhardt's death in 2001.

Points Leader, Matt Kenseth, has to use provisional to race in Kansas for second weekend in a row.

Jimmie Johnson breaks qualifying track record at Kansas to win pole position for Sunday's Banquet 400 race.

Bad news for Jimmie Johnson who wrecks in practice, loses his pole position and have to start at the end of the line for Sunday's race.

Dennis Setzer wins truck race Saturday at South Boston Speedway in Virginia, which was his third win for the season.

David Green wins one lap shootout and the Busch race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

Kurt Busch has to jump out of flaming car when his engine blows during Sundays race in Kansas. He appears to be okay.

Dale Jarrett and Sterling Marlin exit race during last few laps due to Jarrett's car smoking and Marlin's car is out of fuel.

Dodge takes top three final finishing spots in Sunday's race.

Ryan Newman has his eighth win this season at Kansas Speedway Sunday, with Bill Elliott only 8/10 of a second behind him. Congratulations, Ryan, on your 8th win of the season, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!!!!

Next week, Saturday night racing under the lights in Charlotte.  


















Week of  9-22-03 to 9-28-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Dover: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Kevin Harvick, 3rd Jimmie Johnson

Bill Elliott's team wins Pit Crew Challenge at Dover race.

Darlington Raceway announces that first under the lights NASCAR event will be Craftsman Series Truck race on November 12, 2004.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will have to have medical clearance for NASCAR to allow him to race at Talladega on Sunday.

Talladega race on Sunday to have new increased size on restrictor plates to try to have easier passing abilities by drivers.

Rumors surfacing that Jeremy Mayfield may leave Ray Evernham race team.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has been cleared by doctor and NASCAR to race Sunday at Talledega, where he will try for his fifth consecutive Talledega victory.

For the first time ever, three females, Shawna Robinson, Tina Gordon, and Kelly Sutton, will be driving in the truck race this Saturday in Las Vegas. Good luck, ladies!!!

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has to start Sunday's race at back of pack, due to illegal car part found after qualifying by NASCAR inspectors.

Davey Allison's children will give invocation before Sunday's Talledega race, and new Miss America to give command to start engines.

Tony Stewart unable to drive in practice Saturday at Talledega, due to migrane headache.

Elliott Sadler bumps #43 car on pit road, causing #43 car to hit jackman Archie Kennedy knocking him about 10 feet down pit road. Kennedy reportedly was not severely injured.   

















In last few laps of Sunday's race, Elliott Sadler is involved in horrifying crash when his car goes airborne, bounces on asphalt upside down, and continues to bounce and flip about five times before finally stopping. The entire car was demolished, but miraculously, Elliott was able to then get out of the car and stand for a short period of time before being put on a stretcher and flown to a Birmingham hospital for further examination and observation. He was released later that evening, as was Larry Foyt after also being flown to the hospital earlier in the race after a different crash. We are so thankful that both are okay!!

Michael Waltrip wins Sunday's race at Talledega, with Earnhardt, Jr. finishing a close second. Michael exits his car out of newly installed Escape Hatch after his win with a thumbs up. Waltrip was reportedly the only driver to have the new Escape Hatch installed. Congratulations, Michael, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!!!

next race, Kansas City 


















Week of 9-15-03 to 9-21-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after New Hampshire: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kevin Harvick

NASCAR cancels track activities Thursday and Friday at Dover, Delaware due to Hurricane Isabel. Saturday and Sunday activities will be held.

Drivers will have option to use newly developed Roof Escape Hatch starting at the Talladega Race.

NASCAR finally makes and implements new rule of no passing when the caution flag is displayed, due to continued concerns expressed by drivers and team owners. The new rule will be in force this weekend at Dover, and does away with the so-called Gentlemens' agreement from the past.

Dover track has to be cleared of all flags, tents, and other objects before Hurricane Isabel makes landfall. The items will have to be re-installed after the hurricane has passed.

Drivers to make donations to Red Cross Relief Fund for hurricane victims. Lowe's donates $50,000 to Red Cross for relief fund.

Rusty Wallace to be car owner of Busch Team next season and will be backed by Duraflame.

Ted Musgrave wins truck race in California Saturday.

Brian Vickers wins Busch race in Dover Saturday.

Joe Nemechek escapes flaming car after front tire goes flat during Sunday's race. He seems to be okay.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is pulled from car and lifted onto stretcher after crashing into wall on drivers side in Dover race Sunday. He reportedly was unconscious for a moment, but regained consciousness in the infield care center. He was transported to a local Dover hospital by helicopter, sitting upright in his seat. The helicopter transport was due to heavy ground traffic. Let's pray that he is okay!!

Ryan Newman wins the Dover race Sunday, and his seventh race this season. He's HOT!! Congratulations, Ryan, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!!!

next race, Talledega 

















Week of 9-8-03 to 9-14-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Richmond: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick fined $35,000 and put on probation for rest of season for after race hostility in Richmond

NASCAR releases new NEXTEL Cup schedule for next year. Rockingham loses Fall race, Darlington loses Labor Day race, but gains November race, and California gains Labor Day race.

Darrell Waltrip says, "This bump and run thing is out of control....It just gets worse and worse....It's bad sportsmanship."

Concerns are growing that bump and run could turn into bump and kill.

We Will Never Forget! - 9-11-2001

Brian France given control of NASCAR as new CEO by dad Bill France.

On a very sad note, Tara Parker, the wife of Dale Jarrett's crew chief, Shawn Parker, and two of her sisters were killed when a pickup truck rear-ended the limo in which they were riding, causing it to burst into flames. We extend our deepest sympathy.

Richard Childress to make decision next month on whether or not to keep Steve Parks as driver next season.

9-13-03 - In Memory of JEB, Sr., 9-13-98, still in our hearts and precious memories.

Ryan Newman wins pole for Sunday's Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire.

Mike Freeman, Catchcan Crewman for truck driver, Carl Edwards, had to be taken to a local hospital after being hit by a truck in a pit stop during Saturday's truck race in New Hampshire. He was released later and reportedly is okay.

Jimmy Spencer wins the truck race Saturday in New Hampshire.

Mark Martin thinks that the increasing demands of more races being put on drivers and crews will lead to drivers starting younger and retiring earlier in the future.

Safer Barrier to be used at New Hampshire International Speedway this weekend.

Dale Jarrett taken to infield care center after crash, but he's released with minor injuries.

Three of Jimmie Johnson's pit crew members are reportedly okay after being hit by Jeff Gordon during a pit stop Sunday. After the race, Jeff was visibly upset about the accident and apologized to the crew. Michael Waltrip said that Jeff made a "mental error" and that NASCAR needs to make a regulation of "not allowing any passing on pit road."

Jeff Gordon runs out of fuel with 3 laps to go in Sunday's race.

Ryan Newman apologizes to Tony Stewart for bumping him during Sunday's race.

Jimmie Johnson wins Sunday's race in New Hampshire!! Congrats, Jimmie, from Racinbabes.com!!!

Next week, Dover, Delaware  


















Week of 9-1-03 to 9-7-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Darlington: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kevin Harvick

Bill Elliott's team wins pit crew challenge at Darlington race.

Richmond race sold out for Saturday night, over 100,000 fans expected to attend

Kurt Busch makes request to sheriff's department that assault charges be dropped against Jimmy Spencer

Richmond to be first short track to debut Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barrier (soft walls system)   

















Tony Stewart wins truck race Thursday night in Richmond

Mike Skinner wins pole postion for Chevy Rock and Roll 400, after crashing primary car; then crashes backup car in practice. Third car has to be brought in from Charlotte, and Skinner must start from back of pack

Johnny Sauter wins Busch race Friday night in Richmond, after bump and run against Matt Kenseth

NASCAR fans vote to have more Saturday night races under the lights.  

















Jerry Nadeau returns to Richmond to visit hospital and medical staff to say personal thank you for helping to put him "back together" after horrific crash last May at Richmond race.

Kevin Harvick was in second place when Ricky Rudd crashed him out Saturday night in final laps of race. Harvick then speeds down pit road after race, drives car right beside Rudd and jumps out on top of car to fight with Rudd, but both pit crews intervene to keep them apart. Both teams are immediately called to the NASCAR trailer.

Rusty Wallace finally gets a race in and finishes 5th, after four straight races with DNFs.

Jeff Burton sets an excellent example of a southern gentleman with good sportsmanship as he apologizes to Robbie Gordon, after the race, for crashing him out of the race.

Ryan Newman wins the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 in Richmond Saturday night and his trophy is an exclusive Gibson Guitar. This is Ryan's 6th win this season. Congratulations, Ryan, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!!

Next race is New Hampshire, with only 10 races left this season. 


































 Week of  8-25-03 to 8-31-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Bristol: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kevin Harvick

Cale Yarborough to take "Victory Lap" in his Monte Carlo #11, before last Labor Day race in Darlington on Sunday.

Sports Illustrated Magazine to cover Southern 500 for feature in September 8th issue.

Matt Kenseth will win $250,000 bonus in he wins Southern 500 Sunday.

Tide Pontiac #32, driven by Ricky Craven, to have additional logo for Give Kids the World Foundation in Sunday's race.

Rumors that Bill Elliott may retire at the end of this season.   
















Jimmy Spencer, in return to racing this weekend after suspension, scrapes wall during qualifying Friday.   
















Ryan Newman wins pole position for Sunday's Southern 500.

Brian Vickers, age 19, wins Busch race on Saturday.

Tickets still available for Sunday's race.

Darlington race track reportedly in need of major repairs due to numerous large patched areas around the track.  
















Terry Labonte wins the last Labor Day Southern 500 Sunday!! Congratulations, Terry, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!!!

Next race, Richmond  

















 Week of  8-18-03 to 8-24-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Michigan: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Jimmy Spencer fined $25,000, suspended from Bristol race and put on probation for remainder of race season after punching Kurt Busch repeatedly in face following Michigan race in ongoing feud during past year, following "bump and run" by Busch on Spencer.

Kurt Busch, also put on probation for rest of season, suffers facial tissue damage, chipped tooth, and bloody nose from attack by Spencer.

Radio communications between Kurt Busch and his team members during Michigan race reveal that Busch was trying to hit fender of Jimmy Spencer's car before race was over.

It seems both Busch and Spencer need to step back, regroup, and have attitude adjustments due to continuing feud or maybe NASCAR could start post-race wrestling/boxing event among drivers.   
















Greg Biffle's team wins Pit Crew Challenge for Michigan race.   
















Jeff Gordon wins pole for Saturday night Bristol race.

Michael Waltrip does headstand in Victory Lane after winning Busch race Friday night at Bristol.

164,000 fans present for Sharpie 500 Saturday night at Bristol.

Twenty three couples are married at Bristol Raceway on Saturday afternoon.   
















Kenny Wallace and Steve Park celebrate birthdays at Bristol on Saturday.

Rusty Wallace chooses to be taken to local hospital after crash Saturday night in Bristol race. He is later released and is reportedly okay.   


Cale Yarborough still holds record for most laps led at Bristol. He led all 500 laps there in early 1970's.  


























Johnny Sauter in #4 Kodak car knocks Mark Martin out of race completion at Bristol.

Sterling Marlin crashed out of race while running second, after being bumped by Kurt Busch.

Kurt Busch wins Sharpie 500 at Bristol Saturday night after tough week with negative press. He immediately apologizes to Sterling Marlin in Victory Lane, but fans boo him as they did during driver intros. Congrats on your fourth win of the season, Kurt, from Racinbabes.com

Next week, Darlington  





























































Week of   8-11-03 to 8-17-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Watkins Glen: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Starting next season, NASCAR's official fuel provider will be Sunoco instead of Union 76.  

















Darrell Waltrip to drive in truck race October 18, in Martinsville, VA.

Tony Stewart to drive in Michigan Busch race for car owner, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., while Dale, Jr. will be in pit box directing.

Tony Stewart forms foundation to start making donations of part of winnings to charitable organizations.

Dale Jarrett drives 2004 Taurus at Atlanta Motor Speedway Wednesday in first track test for Ford.

Rumors that UPS is considering pulling sponsorship from #88 car ??

Watkins Glen televised race declared sports program that was most watched last weekend.

Amazingly, Michigan Speedway, near Detroit, not impacted by major power blackout, although many team members and NASCAR workers staying in nearby hotels report being in the dark without power in their rooms.   

















Kodak #4 car fails to qualify for Sunday's Michigan race after Team Manager and Shocks Specialist quit Kodak Team. Kodak has 2.5 year contract left to sponsor McClure Team.   

































Bobby Labonte earns pole position for Michigan race Sunday.

Kevin Harvick wins Busch race Saturday with 16 laps to go, after race is called due to rain.

DEI and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. continue contract negotiations, but still no agreement reached in past 8 months of negotiations.

Kenny Wallace involved in frightening crash as car bursts into flames while being pushed by Todd Bodine's car in Sunday's race. Both drivers are able to walk to ambulance after exiting cars. Medical workers responded immediately.

Ricky Craven and Casey Mears are okay after crash in Michigan race.

Kevin Harvick finishes signing autographs by car headlights at Detroit car dealership when blackout occurs.

Rusty Wallace escapes flaming car during race Sunday.

Ryan Newman has enough fuel to win Sunday's Michigan race. Congrats, Ryan, from Racinbabes.com!!

Next race, Bristol, Saturday night under the lights!!  

































 Week of 8-4-03 to 8-10-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Indianapolis: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Watkins Glen Road Course is one of only two courses where teams are able to use same type of tires on both sides of car to increase grip through 11 turns on track.

Sirius at the Glen on Sunday has car owners hiring several "Hired Guns" experts in driving road courses

After nearly 10 years of trying, Darlington Raceway is finally approved to install lights for night racing! Darlington hopes to run new November 14th race next year "under the lights"   

















Tony Stewart is calm, cool, and collective while hoping to move up in point standings with his experience in road course racing at Watkins Glen.

Busch Drviers have this weekend off, they will resume racing next weekend in Michigan. Scott Riggs is first in points for Busch Series.   


Jeff Gordon sets new record to win pole position for Sunday's Sirius at the Glen race.   





















































Ryan Newman amazingly walks away from terrifying crash during practice and is angered over amount of time it takes for rescue workers to respond, as well as them seeming "pretty uneducated about what to do"

Carl Edwards wins truck race Friday in Nashville, Tenn.

Kevin Harvick okay after fuel ignites on pit road during pit stop in Sunday's race.

Kyle Petty okay after crash from being knocked off of track at beginning of Sunday's race.

Jeff Gordon had wild ride Sunday after being bumped off of the track by Greg Biffle during the first lap, raced his way back up to third place, only to run out of fuel on the last turn of the last lap, and then to be hit by Kevin Harvick and slammed hard into the wall. All of this was made worse by the medical team taking too long to get to him and transport him to the Care Center, but luckily, Jeff seems to be okay.

Kevin Harvick called to NASCAR trailer for meeting after crashing Jeff Gordon.   

















Scott Pruett has career best finish in second place at Sunday's race.

Robbie Gordon seizes opportunity with early pit stop to win Sunday's Sirius at the Glen Race, with logos for the New York Fire Department and Special Olympics on the hood of his car. The organizations will receive $50,000 each for Gordon's win. Congratulations, Robbie, from Racinbabes.com!!!

Next up, Michigan International Speedway  

















 Week of 7-28-03 to 8-3-03: (news source AP)

Points Leaders after Pocono: 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Mike Skinner will drive the #01 Pontiac, starting this weekend, while Jerry Nadeau continues with his recovery

Will Tony Stewart make a switch from Gibbs Racing to Ganassi Racing ?  
















Harry Gant and Darrell Waltrip to have induction into Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame at upcoming Darlington Race Weekend

Due to several recent crashes involving fires, NASCAR will require that all vehicles in all series install a fire-extinguishing cylinder near the fuel cell location, effective in mid August  


 Carl Edwards wins the truck series race in Indianapolis on Friday night

After six years of sponsorship, Pennzoil announces it will no longer sponsor Dale Earnhardt, Inc.  


 John Andretti gets a ride for Brickyard 400 with DEI, and has fastest speed during Friday's practice session  



















































Toyota to compete in truck series in 2004, and probably in Nextel Cup series within next couple of years

300,000 fans expected to attend Sunday's Brickyard 400 Race 

















 Kevin Harvick wins pole postion for Sunday's Brickyard 400

Kevin Harvick wins Brickyard 400 Sunday. Congratulations, Kevin, from Racinbabes.com!!

Next race - Watkins Glen, NY 














































Week of 7-21-03 to 7-27-03: (news source AP)

Darlington Raceway sells out of Wedding Packages for Labor Day Race

Kodak #4 car to be driven by Brett Bodine for Pocono Race, which will be Brett's first race since his recent accident and recovery.

Questions being asked about capabilities of Robbie Loomis as Jeff Gordon's crew chief   

















Ultra Motorsports looking for new sponsor for #7 car for 2004, since Sirius will be leaving as sponsor

Darlington Raceway to issue commemorative ticket for upcoming last Labor Day Race

Kodak #4 car fails to qualify for Pocono Race

Congratulations to Ryan Newman, from Racinbabes.com, for winning Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania!!!

Next race, Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway  

































 Week of 7-14-03 to 7-20-03: (news source AP)

John Andretti hired to replace Jack Sprague

Racing Teams struggling to find sponsors with costs soaring to millions of dollars for one season

Jerry Nadeau to return to track this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway for first appearance since horrific crash

New car, # 04, sponsored by Kodak, to be added by Morgan McClure this weekend and will be driven by Busch driver, David Reutimann

Kerry Earnhardt has been replaced by Tim Fedewa in Busch series

Darlington Raceway to offer Wedding Packages in Victory Lane at historic upcoming last ever Labor Day Race Weekend

Several race teams fined $25,000 by NASCAR, and loss of 25 driver points and 25 owner points for unapproved car parts during last two races - Childress Racing, DEI, Petty Racing, and Morgan McClure  

















Veteran big name drivers are considering driving in only high profile races in the future due to grueling 36 race schedule which NASCAR has continued to extend over past several years

Qualifying rained out on Friday in New Hampshire, so cars will line up according to owner points for Sunday's race, therefore the new #04 car will not get a chance to run this weekend.

David Green wins the Busch race on Saturday.

Jimmie Johnson wins the New England 300 Sunday in New Hampshire!! Congrats, Jimmie, from Racinbabes.com!!

Several drivers run out of fuel on last lap of Sunday's race  
















 Points Leaders after New Hampshire-1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Jeff Gordon, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

On to beautiful Poconos, Pennsylvania for the next race!! 

















 Week of 7-7-03 to 7-13-03: (news source AP)

Darlington Raceway reopens museum on 7-9-03 with new expansion and renovations. Racing Legend Cale Yarborough attends pre-opening gala on evening of 7-8-03.

Mike Skinner hired to drive in next two truck races for Billy Ballew Motorsports.

Starting with Chicagoland Race, team members will no longer be allowed to "throw" gas can over wall; now must either hand it or hold it for safety reasons  

















Johnny Sauter to begin driving Kodak #4 car in Chicagoland.

Jason Keller to have one race opportunity driving DEI car at Chicagoland.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr. wins Busch race

Bobby Labonte okay after car catches fire

Ryan Newman wins Chicago Tropicana 400. Congratulations, Ryan, from Racinbabes.com!!

Points Leaders after Chicago, 1st-Matt Kenseth, 2nd Jeff Gordon, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Next up- New Hampshire

















 Week of 6-30-03 to 7-6-03: (news source AP)

Jason Keller wins Busch race in Wisconsin.

Bobby Labonte finishes 1st for the second quarter in SPEED channel's Driver of the Year Fan Votes.

Johnny Sauter, Pete Segars, and Stacy Compton auditioned to be new driver for #4 Kodak car this past week.

Fox to air Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert Thursday, July 10, from 8-10pm.  

















Stacy Compton to drive #4 Kodak car for Daytona Pepsi 400.

Elliott Sadler to be official spokesperson, along with Tony Stewart and Dale Jarrett, to promote NASCAR Speedparks.

Robby Gordon's pit crew won Fastest Pit Crew Award for Sonoma race.

TV Guide NASCAR Mid-Season Edition to be available June 30th.

Daytona Beach fired up for incoming racers, fans and 4th of July celebrations.   

















Daytona Racefans required to pay $20-$30 per parking space in Mall, Restaurants, and Store parking lots. Shoppers required to get parking pass with time limit to shop or eat in businesses across from Daytona International Speedway.

Kodak #4 car held in garage at start of Pepsi 400 due to unapproved fuel cell, but was allowed to change cell and enter race.

Car hood from Robby Gordon's car flies over fence into stands during Pepsi 400 and injures female racefan, who was taken away on stretcher.

Rookie driver Greg Biffle baffles everyone by winning Daytona Pepsi 400 and getting first Winston Cup win. Congratulations, Greg, from Racinbabes.com!!!!!   

















Points Leaders after Daytona - 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Next race - Chicagoland  
































 Week of 6-16-03 to 6-22-03: (news source AP)

Mike Skinner fired Monday, 6-16-03, from Kodak #4 Team by Morgan McClure Motorsports, effective immediately. Possible replacement drivers, predicted by Racinbabes.com, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., John Andretti, Brett Bodine???? Who do you think will be the new #4 driver? E-mail Racinbabes.com with your prediction!

Johnny Miller, the leader in the Trans Am Series, will replace Mike Skinner in the #4 car for this weekend in California race.

Winston Cup becomes Nextel Cup! Nextel Wireless Communications to be announced as replacement sponsor of RJReynolds for NASCAR in Times Square on Thursday.

D.W. to share life long racing expericences in new book.

Mobile Shower Trailer to be available infield at Infineon Raceway at $5.00 per shower.  
















Jerry Nadeau sends out thanks to all who have been praying for him during his accident and continuing recovery at Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

Sterling Marlin's Pit Crew wins fastest pit crew award for Michigan race.

Brett Bodine has surgery to help collarbone heal properly.

Ted Musgrave wins truck race at Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday.

Jeff Hammond has some California fun filming Trackside Friday while wearing Boris Said curly hair wig, and later having a spa cucumber eye treatment.

Johnny Miller, replacement driver for Mike Skinner, finishes the race in 24th place and on the lead lap.

Robbie Gordon wins Sunday at Infineon Raceway in California! Congratulations Robbie, from Racinbabes.com!!

Top 3 finishers in Sunday's race are California native sons.   
















Kyle Petty and friends are set to start Ride Across America from California to arrive in Daytona Beach, FLA, in time for the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert next Saturday. Be safe, and have a great time!!

Fox NASCAR Broadcasters say goodbye until next year, since the second half of the season will be split between NBC and TNT broadcasts. We'll miss y'all and your shenanigans, but hey enjoy your "vacation".

Points Leaders after Infineon, with racing season half way finished, 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd has changed to Jeff Gordon, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Next weekend drivers and workers will have off to enjoy a much needed summer vacation with families and friends, and to just relax and regroup before the second half of the season begins.............and then.... Fourth of July Fireworks in Daytona Beach!!!!!!!

Week of 6-9-03 to 6-15-03: (news source-AP)

David Green
suffers fractured tailbone and pulled neck muscles from crash last weekend.

Nextel Wireless Communication
to become new sponsor to replace Winston sponsorship?

ill Elliott to have broken foot x-rayed again this week

John Andretti
, fired by Petty Enterprises, will be replaced immediately with Christian Fittipaldi. Andretti will try to find new Winston Cup ride.

Dale Jarrett
to receive 2003 Fatherhood Award, from National Fatherhood Initiative, this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson
to help ex President Jimmy Carter with Habitat for Humanity in Anniston, Alabama.

Darrell Waltrip (DW)
to be inducted into "Motorsports Hall of Fame of America" in Michigan on Thursday evening.

The #48, driven by
Jimmie Johnson, will feature"Sponge Bob Square Pants" at the Pepsi 400 this July in Daytona Beach. 

Greg Biffle says, "typical Mike Skinner is cause of too many wrecks during race each week".

Johnny Benson and Mike Wallace
to make tandem parachute jump in Michigan Thursday with US Army parachute team, the Golden Knights.

Two for One ticket deal
now through June 13th, online only, for
"Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert" at Daytona International Speedway June 28th. 

Mark Martin
expresses concerns of possible carciogenic problems with new carbon monoxide catalyst system.

Edwin McCain
to sing National Anthem for SIRIUS 500 on Father's Day in Michigan.

Four race teams have used all their provisionals (a pass used to race when the driver doesn't qualify).
Skinner #4, Schrader #49, Fittipaldi #43, and Foyt #14 will have to resort to car owners' points for any open slots in the 43 car field if they fail to qualify. 

Teresa Earnhardt
made an appearance at the "Music City Fan Fair Weekend" in Nashville last weekend to promote the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert. She also introduced Brooks & Dunn, interviewed performers about their memories of Dale, Sr. and presented a #3 Dale Earnhardt custom guitar to Troy Gentry.

Brett Bodine
, the last car owner-driver in Winston Cup, loses Hooter's sponsorship after this Sunday's race.

Mike Skinner
fails to qualify and will not be able to race Sunday.

Bobby Labonte
, in the Incredible Hulk green machine, wins the pole for Sunday's SIRIUS 500 in Michigan.

Jeff Gordon
reaches final divorce settlement of over $15 million with ex wife after 12 hour mediation process.

Brett Bodine
breaks clavicle after horrific crash Saturday; brother Todd will drive for him on Sunday

Southern 500, in Darlington
, will be moved to November 14th date in 2004.

Morgan McClure Motorsports young gun,
Eric McClure, shows future racing potential in Arca race on Saturday. 

Happy Father's Day
to all Dads on Sunday! If your Dad is still living, make sure you take at least a few moments to talk with him on Sunday!!!

Ryan Newman's
car becomes flaming inferno. Ryan escapes with some burns to his face.

Kurt Busch
wins The SIRIUS 500 Sunday. Congrats to you, Kurt, from Racinbabes.com.

Points Leaders
after Michigan- 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Next race, California!

Week of 6-2-03 to 6-8-03: (news source-AP)

special thanks
goes out to ALL who shared such wonderful hospitality with us during the Dover trip

Truck series drivers
Tina Gordon, Terry Cook, Bill Lester and Brendan Gaughan had informative time at Dover teaching students about racing in the "Craftman's Urban Youth Racing School Day." A donation of $25,000 was also presented to the students' school in Philadelphia by Craftsman. 

Race fans think NASCAR is being forced into diversity issue by Jesse Jackson
, and some question NASCAR's donation of $250,000 to Jackson's "Citizenship Education Fund". Peter Flaherty, National Legal and Policy Center in Falls Church, VA, has formed a campaign against the relationship of NASCAR with Jackson, saying that the money is just being used to "line the pockets" of Jackson and his constituents. One of Jackson's staff directors reports that the money is being used for salaries, staff, travel expenses, and a yearly conference called Rainbow/Push in Chicago, June 21-25.

The Aaron's Dream Team
First All Female Pit Crew ready (after extensive training and practice), to change tires and refuel Shawna Robinson's #49 truck this week, June 6th, at Texas Motorspeedway in the Craftsman Truck Series race, on the SPEED Channel. Good Luck, Ladies!!

Hundreds of fans gathered to meet
Dale Jarrett Tuesday at the NASCAR Speed Park in Myrtle Beach, SC

Rumors are flying again about the #4 car losing it's Kodak sponsorship and getting another driver to replace
Mike Skinner. Larry McClure, car owner, says the rumors "have no validity whatsoever". 

Dale, Jr.
met fans and promoted his cologne, Drakkar Noir, in Chicago on Wednesday. 

Hendrick Motorsports
to introduce new safety seats, constructed during the past two years according to driver specifications, in their drivers' cars by July. Other drivers may also opt to use the new seats.

Mark Martin
to race in four Busch races next year.

Jeff Burton
to play golf in "Muscular Dystrophy Charity Tournament" and then to go bowling in the "MDA Bowl-a-Thon" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Monday, June 9th.

Michael Waltrip's
pit crew won fastest pit crew competition last Sunday in Dover.

Bill Elliott
, still in pain from broken foot bones, will have standby driver Frank Kimmel this weekend at Pocono.

"Where's Mongo Contest" finds Mongo look alike winner from Brooklyn, NY, who will enjoy VIP weekend at Michigan race June 14th through June 15th. 

Kyle Petty
says he plans to keep racing for at least four to five more years, while also running Petty Enterprises and continuing his charity work.

Tony Stewart
bruised but okay after crashing his Midget Car at Tri-City Speedway, Illinois this week.

Jeff Gordon
and Juan Pablo Montoya will be featured in LIVE TV presentation, June 11 at noon, called "Tradin Paint". The two will trade cars for a run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jeff Hammond
says the first all female pit crew "was an embarrassment for all of racing" due to their 30 second pit stop to change 2 tires last Friday. They will debut at the Truck Race this Friday night on the SPEED channel. Let's hope they will get it together by then!

First all female pit crew in a truck race completes pit stop with two tire change in 25 seconds Friday night for Shawna Robinson and is probably most photographed pit crew at Texas Motorspeedway for the week. 

Brendan Gaughan
wins truck race Friday night.

cott Riggs, dripping with Nestle's Chocolate Milk in the victory lane, wins the Busch race Saturday night in Nashville.

Dale Jarrett, Ken Schrader, and David Green
all involved in violent crashes during Pocono 500 Sunday, but all walk away okay.

Tony Stewart
has his first win of the season in Pocono 500 Sunday. Congratulations, Tony, from Racinbabes.com!!

Points Leaders
after Pocono - 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Next race is Father's Day Weekend in Michigan.

Week of 5-26-03 to 6-1-03: (news source-AP)

Several race teams are unhappy with NASCAR's decision to stop Coca Cola 600 Sunday night

Jimmie Johnson
happy about additional reward of having contract renewed for five years by Hendrick Motorsports and retaining sponsorship of Lowe's

Jerry Nadeau
is transferred from Richmond to NC Rehabilitation Center to continue recovery from crash in Richmond

Lowe's Motor Speedway reports loss of $500,000 last weekend due to bad weather conditions

Confirmation reported of
Rockingham's loss of Fall race date next year, Darlington's loss of Labor Day race to California, and Darlington gaining Rockingham's Fall race date

says they will continue to be NASCAR's official tire sponsor

The #5 car with
Terry Labonte will have paint scheme in Dover to promote new Disney movie, "Finding Nemo" 

Ryan Newman
gains pole position for Sunday's MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 in Dover 

Joe Nemechek
wins Busch race Saturday in Dover

Race fans converge on
Dover Downs Casino during race weekend 

Ryan Newman wins
Dover race Sunday despite having to battle with a loss of power steering in his car. Congratulations Ryan, from Racinbabes.com!!

Points Leaders
after Dover - 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Next stop - Pocono Raceway

 Week of 5-19-03 to 5-25-03: (news source-AP)

Jimmie Johnson's
crew chief fined $1,000 for non approved air device at The Winston prerace inspection

Bill Elliott
to try to race in the Coca Cola 600 with 3 broken bones in his foot after crash in The Winston

Several of the
American Idol finalists will perform at the Coca Cola prerace show Sunday in Charlotte

NASCAR has taken the engine from
Dale Jarrett's car in The Winston after finding the team had changed engines in the car against their approval 

Sterling Marlin's
crew chief fined $10,000 upon discovery of a weight that was incorrectly attached to the car during inspection 

Great News!- Jerry Nadeau
has made tremendous progress this week, is communicating verbally, and is fully conscious during his continued rehab in Richmond!!!! We're pulling for you, Jerry!

Jeff Gordon
to cohost "Live with Regis and Kelly" May 28th, 2003

Kyle Petty's
"Ride Across America" to be sponsored by Georgia Pacific this summer

All activities scheduled for Thursday at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte have been moved to Friday, due to rain. 

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
is leading in votes for the Most Popular Driver so far this year. Click here to VOTE for your favorite driver!!

Margaret Lindhjem,
age 26, is the first woman to become a team engineer in the Winston Cup Series. Margaret works with the #43 Petty Enterprises Dodge.

Ryan Newman
wins pole position for Coca Cola 600

Camera Crews to follow
Robby Gordon in Indy Race and Coca Cola 600 Sunday to film documentary for broadcast on SPEED channel Wednesday, May 28, at 7pm

Carbon Monoxide Fresh Air Catalyst approved by NASCAR to be used voluntarily in all race cars and trucks. The cost to teams will be $400 and 2 hours to install it. 

Ryan Newman
apologizes and tells Tony Stewart that his accident during The Winston was not Tony's fault, after viewing video replays. 

Mike Skinner's #4
looking good this week after he qualifies third for Sunday's race

Matt Kenseth
wins the Busch Race in Charlotte

Eighteen year old
Kyle Busch makes strong debut finishing 2nd in Busch Race

Race fans have a roaring good time in speedway parking lots before Charlotte race Sunday

Jimmie Johnson wins the Coca Cola 600
Sunday night after race is called due to rain. Congratulations, Jimmie, for the second week in a row from Racinbabes.com!! 

Points Leaders
after the Coca Cola 600 1st-Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kurt Busch, 4th Jeff Gordon

Next Race - Dover, Delaware!



































































































































































Week of 5-12-03 to 5-18-03: (news source-AP)

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Governor Mike Easley, NC, was not injured when he crashed Jimmie Johnson's #48 car into the wall at 120 mph, in a practice session for The Winston, last week at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Robby Gordon qualified third for the May 25th Indy race. He also plans to drive in the Coca-Cola 600 later that same day in Charlotte.

Scott Riggs won the Busch Race last Saturday, May 10th

"Fast Food Cook Off" to be held at Hendrick Motorsports on May 21st, in Charlotte, NC, to raise funds for The Hendrick Marrow Foundation.  

















 Mike Wallace to sub for Jerry Nadeau in the #01 car

Charlotte, NC "takes it to the streets" Wednesday, May 14, by closing off downtown streets to display all 23 race cars of drivers to be in The Winston race in an effort to keep The Winston race in Charlotte. Although NASCAR is headquartered in Daytona Beach, FLA, North Carolina is considered the "motorsports capital of the world", since 90% of the drivers, teams, and owners live in the state of North Carolina. The NC campaign slogan is "There's No Place Like Home".

The "Ride For Victory" to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp founded by Kyle and Patty Petty, was a huge success with over 200 bikers riding from Charlotte to Darlington, lapping the track "Too Tough to Tame" in Darlington, and ending up at the NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Fun times were had by all at the Myrtle Beach NASCAR Cafe "Ride to Victory" celebration concert in the parking lot with Kyle Petty, and later that evening when NASCAR fans and bikers packed the House of Blues for a jam up concert by "38 Special". 

Bill Elliott drives it home with a one second lead to win the pole position for The Winston Million Dollar Race to be held Saturday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.   

































Ted Musgrave wins The Winston Inaugural Truck Race Friday night in Charlotte

"The Lady in Black" truly is in mourning with news that Darlington will lose the Labor Day Weekend Race, AND suffer a 50 million dollar loss to the local economy due to NASCAR's realignment scheme driven by bigger dollars at bigger tracks.

New report that Darlington may get Rockingham's November Race date to replace the Labor Day Weekend loss 

Steve Park says, "Change is good" after winning the pole for The Winston Open in new ride with Richard Childress Racing.

New TV commercial will star Matt Kenseth in effort to promote safe drinking responsibilities

NASCAR still working on Safety Escape Roof Hatch for race cars

NASCAR may have new carbon monoxide air purification catalysts ready for race cars by May 25th Charlotte race 

















Jeff Burton wins The Winston Open and entry into The Winston All Star Race  

















































Rusty Wallace edged out of The Winston by Ricky Rudd in first segment of race

Crash takes top drivers out of The Winston  

















Jimmie Johnson wins The Winston and a million dollars!! Congrats, Jimmie, from Racinbabes.com!!!!

Week of 5-05-03 to 5-11-03: (news source-AP)

Geoffrey Bodine
to host 12th annual golf tournament, on May 14th at Birkdale Golf Club, NC, for Make-A-Wish Foundation. http://www.geoffreybodineclassic.org

Elliott Sadler
will host "Hoops for Hope" basketball charity at UNC, Charlotte this week for Autism Society of America. There will be a one hour shoot out between NASCAR drivers and motorsports media. This charity is very near and dear to Elliott, since his niece has been diagnosed with autism.

Jerry Nadeau
had just visited POW Jessica Lynch and other soldiers, at Walter Reed Army Hospital, two days prior to his accident. Our thoughts are still with his family and friends.

Jerry Nadeau
upgraded to serious condtion instead of critical

Jeff Green
, #30, fired by Childress Racing, after arguing with car owner Saturday about crash with Kevin Harvick

Second Annual
"Fan Appreciation Day" to be held May 23rd, at Evernham Motorsports in Statesville, NC, from 10am to 4pm

A "NASCAR Duel" will feature
Dave Blaney and Matt Kenseth, May 10th, at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin

On May 10th,
Mark Martin's son, Matt, will compete in the Bandelero Division at Cordele Motor Speedway in Georgia. Dad, Mark, will be there also. 

Jeff Burton
will host "Muscle Team 2003" at Charlotte Coliseum on May 14th, to raise money for the MDA, Muscular Dystrophy Association. This star studded event will feature Charlotte celebs, athletes, and top business leaders with local MDA children for games, food and fun. 

Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxillary
to host "The Women of NASCAR Fashion Show", Friday, May 16th, at noon, in the Tom Johnson Camping Pavilion, near Charlotte's Lowe's Motor Speedway. For ticket information, go to www.winstoncupracingwives.org

Steve Park
fired by Teresa Earnhardt; Jeff Green will replace Park and drive for DEI

Steve Park
hired by Childress Racing to drive #30 car, will switch with Jeff Green

Jerry Nadeau
now in fair condition with rib, lung and head injuries due to angle of crash with concrete wall on driver's side of car

crash most severe since installation of black boxes in race cars two years ago

Race car drivers realize that although many improvements have been made and are still being made, there's no way to make racing safe 100 % of time.

NASCAR pushes to have installation of "soft walls" in place by Fall races in Richmond and New Hampshire. 

Busch Race
qualifying in Madison, Illinois at Gateway International Raceway, to be held Friday, with Busch Charter Pipeline 250 to be held Saturday at 2:30 pm (FX)

Todd Bodine
is #1 in points in Busch Series. Bobby Hamilton is #1 in points in Truck Series.

Dale Jarrett
gets 4th new crew chief in past fifteen months, Shawn Parker.

































Week of 4-28-03 to 5-04-03: (news source-AP)

Tuesday, April 29th, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. would have been 52 years old; Teresa Earnhardt to host birthday celebration of his life at DEI in Mooresville, NC with live radio, live cams, and many guest speakers and race fans. Last April 29th, fans flocked to DEI to remember his birthday and his legacy. Our hearts are with you!

May 1st, Happy 39th Birthday, Sis, in your birthcity of Richmond!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fireworks Show to follow Hardee's 250 race Friday, May 2nd in Richmond  
















Richmond International Raceway to host pre-race salute to America and 50 years of racing At pre-race show Saturday, May 3rd

Saturday's Pontiac Excitement 400 sold out in Richmond   

















 Earnhardt, Jr. to be guest writer for "Rolling Stone" later this month

Jeff Gordon to make cameo appearance in "Back in Action" Looney Tunes movie next Fall

Drivers agree on love for Saturday night under the lights races 

















Michael Waltrip qualifies first for pole in Hardee's 250 Busch race

Kyle Busch, who turns 18 Friday, May 3rd, and is brother of Kurt, is now "legal age" to race in Winston Cup and will debut in May 25th Charlotte race

Jeff Gordon drives 11 year old student, who has leukemia, to school in Kansas City Wednesday morning in #24 stock car. Both are greeted by teachers and classmates waving checkered flags.

Rusty Wallace is guest commentator for Busch race

Jerry Nadeau is in critical condition in Richmond hospital after crash in practice. NASCAR has sent plane for his wife, Jada to get to Richmond from her grandfather's funeral in South Carolina, but has encountered severe weather. Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time.

Kevin Harvick wins Busch race under caution; 14 cautions during race

Jerry Nadeau still in critical, but stable condition and doctors say they are encouraged by improvement in his vital signs

Joe Nemechek wins Saturday night Richmond race under red flag. Congratulations Joe, from Racinbabes.com!!

Points Leaders after Richmond - 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Kurt Busch

Next Races: Saturday, May 10th, Gateway International Speedway - Busch Series on FX; Saturday, May 17th, The Winston, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

Week of 4-21-03 to 4-27-03:
(news source-AP)

here we come!

After enjoying Easter week off, we're back to racing this weekend at
California Speedway for the seventh year.

Native sons of California return to roots -
Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Mike Skinner, Robby Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Ron Hornaday, and Casey Mears 

Mario Andretti
goes airborne and flips three times at Indy practice crash due to debris on race track, but he walks away from it okay 

Mike Skinner
, #4 Kodak - will he stay or will he go??? rumors are flying again!

Fresh air catalyst system being tested by NASCAR to reduce or eliminate carbon monoxide fumes for drivers

Poor economy continues to worry teams about losing high dollar sponsorships

North Carolina may issue license plates with NASCAR drivers' names and logos

 Arnold Schwarzenegger will wave green flag to start Sunday's Auto Club 500 race

Angered NASCAR man fan sends half a million emails to Fox Entertainment due to auto race being pre-empted by baseball game causing Fox to shut down part of website and fan to possibly spend up to a year in prsion

Robby Gordon spends Easter vacation with friends in yearly tradition at Lake Havasu, Arizona, and getting his new museum/store, "Robby Gordon Off Road", ready to open in Anaheim, California

New Jersey developer proposes to build NASCAR track, called Liberty Speedway, to seat 100,000 in Linden, New Jersey

Michael Waltrip plans to look for a driver and sponsor to race a truck for him next year

Kevin Harvick's
burned feet still healing after Martinsville races

New Hampshire track to be repaved this week 

Tony Stewart
thinks NASCAR should have traveling safety teams attend races to improve safety

Jeff Hammond to appear in Britney Spears movie???

Steve Park
will get custom temporary tattoo this Thursday on bicep, from famous Christien Tinsley, for California weekend 

Earnhardt, Jr., Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace, and Elliott Sadler
testing at Memphis Motorpark this week to prepare for Richmond race

"Walk on the Track"
for charity to be held May 29, at Dover International Speedway at 6 p.m.

Groundbreaking held Tuesday for new Houston Superspeedway near Agleton, Texas

State of Tennessee wants to create and distribute NASCAR license plates

On May 15, the new
"Ride to Victory" motorcycle charity ride will travel from Charlotte, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC to benefit the "Victory Junction Gang Camp". Kyle Petty and other NASCAR celebs will lead the bikers from Charlotte to Darlington Raceway for lunch and then on to NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach for a concert in the parking lot. Kyle hopes to make this an annual event coinciding with Bikers' Week at Myrtle Beach. For more information on this exciting charity event, visit www.kylepettycharityride.com

After many trials and tribulations,
Steve Park wins pole position for Sunday's race! 

Matt Kenseth
wins Saturday Busch race after tough challenge from Michael Waltrip

Robby Gordon
will drive in Indy 500 on May 25 to replace injured driver Dario Franchitti

Brian Rose suspended from Truck Series by NASCAR 

Shawna Robinson
will drive truck in June in Texas and make history with all female 7 member pit crew

Cheerios donates thousands of books to school children for laps completed Sunday by
John Andretti

Kurt Busch
wins Sunday in California with 115,000 fans present! Congratulations, Kurt, from Racinbabes.com!!! 

Bobby Labonte
finishes second in photo finish with Rusty Wallace third

oints Leaders after California - 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Next race is Richmond, Saturday night under the lights!!

Week of 4-7-03 to 4-13-03: (news source-AP)

Points Leaders after Talladega,
1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Dale Earnhardt,Jr., 3rd Kurt Busch

Drivers question Earnhardt's move below yellow line at Talladega

Brad Parrott released as #88 crew chief and competition director Todd Parrott goes on leave of absence in effort to get Dale Jarrett back into championship running (4-9)

New Infield Care Center unveiled at
Martinsville Speedway Tuesday

 Jamie McMurray to take a break from driving in the Busch race this Saturday

Martinsville Speedway will add new seats and construct new highway entrance

Rick Mast will be Truck Race Grand Marshall this weekend

Talladega Superspeedway needs to be redesigned to be safer, say drivers and track owners after several dangerous crashes last weekend

Martinsville Speedway Concession Stands voted most affordable of all Winston Cup tracks

"Wheel of Fortune" TV program is featuring NASCAR this week 

  Jeff Gordon featured on cover of "Racing Milestones" April issue

Bill Elliott's pit crew wins $20,000 for fastest work last Sunday

Robbie Gordon raises over $18,000 donated by Cingular Wireless at $100 per lap completed last Sunday, for Special Olympics USA Team with several Special Olympians present treated as VIPs

Michael Waltrip will be Truck Series announcer this Saturday at Martinsville while brother DW will drive in truck race on SPEED channel

"The Daytona 500" video, shown at DAYTONA USA, has won 3 awards for Best Sports Documentary at various film festivals throughout the USA

 Jeff Gordon wins pole position for Sunday Martinsville race

Ted Musgrave qualifies 1st for Martinsville truck race

Dennis Setzer wins truck race Saturday

 DW finishes 7th in truck race, throws down helmet and breaks it

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will open new expanded museum on May 16, 2003, showing 50 years of auto racing

 Brad Parrott, ousted by Yates Racing, immediately rehired by Roush Racing to work with #99, Jeff Burton's team

Possible tire war ahead between Goodyear and Firestone?

Richard Childress admits to selling a large equity share of RCR to Chartwell Investments, NY, in order to "help RCR Enterprises go to another level" 

 Ward Burton will have to use back up car and start from the rear Sunday due to wrecking his car in practice

Martinsville - shortest track, hottest brakes, road rage birthplace

Busch drivers not happy with low payouts and Winston Cup competitors in Busch Races

Mike Helton, NASCAR President, to make pre-race statement Sunday about recent NASCAR rulings

Mike Helton says judgement calls will have to be made by NASCAR Officials at certain times just like in any other sport

Jeff Gordon passes Bobby Labonte for the win Sunday at Martinsville, race finishes under caution last two laps Congratulations on your win Jeff from Racinbabes.com!!!!

Points Leaders after Martinsville 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Earnhardt, Jr., 3rd Jeff Gordon

Drivers, pit crews, owners, and workers will have much deserved vacation next weekend to celebrate Easter with families!!!

Week of 3-31-03 to 4-6-03: (news source-AP)

Points Leaders - 1st Matt Kenseth, 2nd Kurt Busch, 3rd Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Joe Nemechek car owner fined $25,000 for illegal spring after Busch race win

Nemechek's crew chief fined $5,000 and suspended for 2 races due to illegal spring

Drivers, owners, and crews leave Texas dazed and confused over new rulings at races

Is Mike Helton, President of Nascar, making new rules as he goes to each race??

Mike Helton admits mistake was made in ruling on drivers passing during caution; Jeff Gordon should have been race leader after passing Matt Kenseth during caution flag, due to no rule which prohibits drivers passing during cautions

Kyle Petty may need to let ribs heal a liitle longer before driving in race again

"Front Row Joe" Nemechek takes the pole position for the Talladega Busch Race

IROC, International Race of Champions Series to run Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway Earnhardt, Jr. not wanting to jinx his luck by talking about wins at Talladega

Tina Gordon to drive car #22 in Busch Race on Saturday in Sweet Home Alabama

Tina Gordon to make first appearance on "Trackside" 4-4-03, on Speed channel live from Talladega for annual benefit of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, hosted each year by Ned Jarrett (read more about Tina Gordon on Females in Racin page)

Payout available for Sunday Aarron's Dream Machine Race is $6.2 million

Talladega fans to join in singing of "God Bless America" Sunday at pre-race

Allison Grandstand fans to hold up 23,000 cards with
"God Bless Our Troops" Sunday

Busch race has 21 car pileup on 10th lap of race

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. rolls across finish line, almost out of gas, to win Busch race Saturday

Tina Gordon finishes 10th in Busch race

Drivers to drive for Autism Society of America in Sunday's race

Fourth lap of Sunday's race has 27 car pileup, due to cut tire on
Ryan Newman's car

Ryan Newman's car on fire after 27 car pileup, tire goes over outside race track wall into non-spectator area, Newman loses cool in after crash interview

 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. pulls off win at Sunday's Talladega Superspeedway Race, Congratulations on your super win, Dale, Jr. from Racinbabes.com!!!!

Next week - on to Martinsville Speedway, VA

 Week of 3-24-03 to 3-30-03: (news source-AP)

Kyle Petty released from hospital Sunday after evaluation

Happy Birthday, Cale Yarborough, 3-27-03, from Racinbabes .com

Texas Tailgate party to be held before Busch race Saturday

Tony Furr leaves #4 Kodak Team and starts with #0 car

Street festival to be held in Sundance Square, Fort Worth with free family entertainment and driver appearances

Ricky Craven to be on QVC broadcast at 8pm, March 28th

Brett Bodine to throw first pitch for Greensboro, NC baseball game, April 8th

Texas Motor Speedway to finish rebuilding scoring tower, before weekend races, which was knocked over by high winds recently

Mark Martin to be profiled on "Beyond the Glory" on Fox Sports Network at 8pm, Sunday, March 30th

Earnhardt, Jr. to "burn rubber" in FastLane TV appearance on Fox, Friday, March 28th, at 8pm

Rousch truck series crew chief fined $1500. and suspended 2 months for illegal spring use on #50 truck at Mesa Marin Raceway

Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. worked Monday and Tuesday in Concord, NC, filming a music video with the 3 Doors Down band, to be shown in April or May

Reality Racing TV show to possibly be filmed at Texas Motor Speedway by Fox to air in June for seven weeks

Texas Motor Speedway to enforce security checks at track this weekend and implement no fly zone within 3 miles of the track

$6 million purse available at Texas races this year

Increased talk of Texas to get second race, The Rock to lose one, and Darlington to keep two in 2004

UPS to show new logo on #88 car and Dale Jarrett's uniform

Pillsbury Dough Boy to "ride" on Petty # 43 car, while #45 features Brawny ad in Texas

Texas Samsung/Radio Shack 500 sold out for 155,000 seating capacity Sunday

New, innovative "Trak Vak" to actually vacuum water from track if it rains at TMS

Texas Motor Speedway to feature patriotic race weekend

100,000 American flags, donated by Lowe's, to be given to fans who arrive first at TMS Sunday for Texas Samsung/Radio Shack 500

Bobby Labonte, Texas native wins pole for Sunday

Tony Stewart's car impounded by NASCAR during inspection; first time NASCAR has impounded an entire car

Joe Nemechek wins Busch race under caution

Jeff Hammond shows rodeo skills on mechanical bull during pre-race show

Jimmie Johnson visits Ft. Mead to help pack USO Care Packages for troops

Britney Spears attends Sunday race in Texas

Kyle Petty has substitute driver due to broken ribs from Bristol race

Plans announced for Texas Motor Speedway to house Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame

Ryan Newman wins Sunday race at TMS, Earnhardt, jr pushes ahead of Jeff Gordon for second place finish; Congratulations, Ryan, from Racinbabes.com!!!

Week of 3-17-03 to 3-23-03: (news source-AP)

Bristol has tough act to follow after Darlington excitement

Bristol Motor Speedway sold out again!

Happy Birthday, Larry McClure!, and Tina Gordon!

Kodak #4 Team is close to home base this weekend of Abingdon, VA

Kodak #4, Mike Skinner, qualifies 6th Friday at Bristol

Ryan Newman beats Jeff Gordon in qualifying to take pole in Food City 500

Thunder Valley ready to rumble with new seats, world's fastest half mile track

160,000 expected at Bristol's Food City 500 Sunday

Bristol completes "the bowl" with expansion, adds Earnhardt, Sr. Memorial Section

2000th Winston Cup Race at Bristol Sunday

Jerry Nadeau wants win for USA Troops in Army sponsored car

Johnny Benson says remember military troops are the true heroes of today

NASCAR pushes realignment schedule announcement to late summer

ristol Race purse is $4,649,329.00 this year

DW cranks up power washer at home for therapy

Kurt Busch visits High School Students in Bristol

Kevin Harvick takes Busch race

American flags flying everywhere again at Sunday's race as fans, crews, and drivers salute troops fighting overseas

Drivers start engines on command from representatives of each branch of military

Kyle Petty taken from track in ambulance and then airlifted to hospital after crash. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Kurt Busch grabs Bristol win Sunday. Congratulations Kurt from Racinbabes.com!!

Points Leaders: 1st Kenseth 935, 2nd Busch 797, 3rd Stewart 788

Next stop is Texas Motor Speedway

Week of 3-10-03 to 3-16-03: (news source-AP)

DARLINGTON, the FIRST Nascar race track gears up for 100th Nascar Race

Darlington tickets still available at darlingtonraceway.com

250,000 troops overseas and economy in USA affecting sporting event attendance

SC Governor Mark Sanford to serve as Darlington Race Grand Marshall

Ryan Newman to receive award on National Athletic Awards on Fox, 3-11-03

Deadline over for lucky fan to win $1,000,000 at
Carolina Dodge Dealers 400

Drivers either love or hate the challenge of
"Lady in Black, Too Tough to Tame"

Bill France got FIRST BIG NASCAR SHOW at Darlington Raceway in 1950 through Harold Brasington's eccentric vision, when future of Nascar was shaky

Kyle Petty to have 650th career start in Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 Sunday

Winged Warriors vintage muscle cars to take pre-race lap for 100th Cup race

Darlington is being called Master's Tournament of auto racing

Truck Series will be back on track in

Darlington Raceway will break ground this weekend to expand museum

Buck Baker's 1949 Oldsmobile to take pre-race lap on Darlington Raceway

Expanded museum to change name to Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum

Race Fans to celebrate
100th Darlington race and St. Patrick's Day Weekend

First Darlington Spring Race,The Rebel 300 in 1957, had tickets for $5 and $8, convertibles racing, fans in their Sunday finest, and drivers fighting after the race (sometimes joined by the wives)

1957 Rebel 300 was held on Saturday; SC Blue Laws did not allow Sunday racing until late in the decade of 1970s

Rain continues to plague qualifying Thursday at
Darlington Raceway

Travis Kvapil has pole position for Truck Race Friday; Stanton Barrett in pole position for Busch Race Saturday

Local boys, Ron Barfield (Busch Series) and Jody Lavendar (Truck Series) ready to race

Sister and brother Canadian team to race in Friday's Truck race

 Bobby Hamilton wins Truck Series race Friday

Elliott Sadler wins pole position for Sunday's race with 170.147 mph lap

Busch race rained out Saturday at Darlington

Rain hampers race weekend for fourth weekend in a row

Darlington Raceway almost has sellout crowd for Sunday's race

Carolina Dodge Dealers' 400 exciting from beginning to end

Ric Flair makes appearance at Sunday's race

Thanks to Traci Bridges for a great article about RacinBabes.com in the Florence Morning News !!

Photo finish at Darlington race Sunday shows Ricky Craven wins, Kurt Busch is second; closest finish, .002 seconds, in history of Nascar video finishes

Craven and Busch tied for 5th in point standings 

Congratulations, Ricky, from Racinbabes.com!!!

Bodine wins Busch race in another action packed finish at Darlington

Next race is Bristol 
















































Week of 3-3-03 to 3-9-03: (news source-AP)

New NC Hwy. #3 dedicated on 3-3-03 in memory of Dale, Sr., #3

Little E to be on upcoming Fastlane TV episode???

Points Leaders - Waltrip 461, Kenseth 458, Johnson 447

Kenseth wins $365, 875.00 for 1st place finish in Las Vegas

Tickets now on sale for June 28, Earnhardt Tribute Concert in Daytona at daleearnhardtinc.com

Michael Waltrip delays Darlington testing due to flu

Casey Mears and other drivers are practicing at Darlington this week

France brothers listed by Forbes Magazine in world's richest list with $1Billion each

Tony Stewart's speeding yellow Ferrari stop in Daytona is under internal police investigation due to letting Stewart go with just a warning

$145,000 raised in Las Vegas for Speedway Children's Charities

Newman wins pole at 191 mph

Bruton Smith and Bill France continue ongoing feud. Smith says, "Nobody wants to go to Rockingham. There's just no reason for this sport to still go there."

Bobby Labonte wins race and $205,233 in Bass Pro 500 in Atlanta Sunday CONGRATULATIONS BOBBY!!

Point Leaders - Kenseth 618; Stewart 569; Waltrip 543

Next Race - DARLINGTON - The FIRST Nascar Race Track!!!

Week of 2-24-03 to 3-2-03: (news source-AP)

About 15,000 seats were empty at Rockingham race on 2-23-03

Darlington fans
need to fill seats in March

Darlington fans
are sending letters to Nascar to support raceway

Ice storm creates havoc for car transporters on way to Vegas

Kurt Busch
is proud hometown boy in Las Vegas

Driver auction held in Sam's Town by Speedway Children's Charities

New road will improve race track access and traffic in Las Vegas

Mike Wallace
fined $3,000 for poor choice of words on TV 2-24-03

Las Vegas race soldout
for this Sunday; 140,000 fans to set record

For third time this season, rain is factor in race pre setup

Workers rush to pump water from 1400 acre Las Vegas race facility

Race weekend room rates continue to climb

Las Vegas room rates up - $300 to $500 for Saturday night, 3-1-03

Several Vegas hotels sold out 3 to 4 months ago for race

Business leaders declare Vegas Nascar weekend 2nd largest money making event of the year. In first place is New Year's Eve. No wonder they want another race!!

Championship Boxing event Saturday night brings even more money to Vegas from race fans and race employees

Vegas speedway will add 10,000 more seats
, starting after Sunday's race

Qualifying for Sam's Town 300 canceled by rain Friday, Stanton Barrett on pole

Rusty Wallace
says a lot of peculiar things went on with car setups in Daytona

California Speedway
may add lights to have night races

Only one skydiver remains hospitalized after high winds incident at the Rock

Tony Stewart
keeps his cool after accident filled Subway 400

Hwy. 136 becomes NC Hwy. 3 in memory of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

Teresa Earnhardt to unveil 1st NC Hwy. #3 sign on front road of DEI on symbolic date of 3-3-03

Bobby Labonte
wins pole for Sunday's race in cool late evening qualifying

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Petty become grandparents again (12th time), 2-24-03, when daughter has baby boy

Ricky Rudd
, who has a pilot's license, visits Air Force Raptor plane at Vegas Base

Weekly Pit Crew Awards: Daytona - M. Waltrip Crew; Rockingham - D. Blaney Crew

Las Vegas Speedway to take about $19 million profit to the bank after this weekend

Good luck to all involved with Sunday's race!

Joe Nemechek wins Busch Race

Bill Elliott has flu while driving in Sunday's race

Tony Stewart
to "shave legs" for next race??

Mike Skinner apologizes for his mistake that takes out several cars Sunday

Jeff Gordon
drives demolished car back on track to get points

Words fly when S. Marlin sends J. Johnson into spin and out of race

Matt Kenseth wins
Sunday in Las Vegas. Congratulations from Racinbabes.com!!

Next race - Atlanta, fastest track on the circuit



































Week of 2-17-03 to 2-23-03: (news source-AP)

Mikey Waltrip has satellite interview with D. Letterman, due to snow

M. Waltrip appears on Regis 2-20, and on to QVC in Philly, then to the Rock

Waltrip's winning car on display at Daytona USA for 1 year

Mrs. Jerry Nadeau (Jada) gives birth to daughter, Natalie, 2-17-03; Congrats!!

Ryan Newman's roll cage miraculously protects him, NASCAR impounds car

Mikey Waltrip ran in Boston Marathon last April

#4 Kodak Car features "Gods and Generals" Civil War Movie at the Rock

Quiet candlelight memorial held 2-18 at DEI, Mooresville, NC, for Earnhardt, Sr., on second anniversary of his fatal accident (our thoughts are with you)

Invitation only, "Fire and Ice Ball", Cannon Village, NC, raises $3,000 toward completion of Dale Earnhardt Plaza; $13,600 raised so far

Subway 400, Sunday at NC Speedway, 1st nonrestrictor plate race of 2003, and 1st race in the Carolinas this season

Dave Blaney wins pole for Subway 400, first time ever

Mark Martin is Grand Marshall for Subway 400

NC Speedway has trouble filling seats, could lose race to larger market w/ more $

Point Standings (Winston) 1 M. Waltrip 185, 2 K. Busch 170, 3 J. Johnson 17

Points (Busch) #1 Earnhardt, Jr., 185

Points (Trucks) #1 Rick Crawford, 185

Busch Race postponed til Monday in Rockingham, due to rain Saturday

March Winds arrive early at The Rock for Subway 400 Race Sunday

Weak economy affects attendance of first 2 races of 2003 season

Tire wear will be crucial at The Rock, 70 laps max before 4 tire change

Domino's becomes official pizza of Nascar

Good Luck to all involved with Subway 400 Sunday from RacinBabes.com

Dale Jarrett wins Subway 400 at The Rock; CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Jarrett declares winning trophy is Zack's when Jarrett gets home

2nd place goes to Busch, 3rd to Kenseth in Subway 400

Point Leader is Kurt Busch with 345 points

Next stop, Viva Las Vegas!  


















  February, 2003

TV Guide to feature 2003 Racing Season Preview

TV Speed channel to feature Speed Weeks action

TV program, The Pulse, to featureYoung Guns racing segment, 2-13-03

Fans loved watching Jeff Gordon on SNL segments

Jeff Green wins the pole for Daytona 500, Earnhardt Jr. is second

Race Teams searching for Voo-Doo Engine Oil in Daytona

Shawna Robinson drives #65 Aaron Dream Machine in Arca Race

Deborah Renshaw qualifies 13th for Arca Race, finishes 24th

Winston/RJR announces possible withdrawal from Cup sponsorship

Prayers and memorials continue for Space Shuttle Columbia families

Dateline program tapes segment with Teresa Earnhardt, to air 2-14-03

Bill Elliott named most popular driver for 2002

Superfine Hunk, John Travolta will be Grand Marshall for Daytona 500

Rick Mast announces retirement due to carbon monoxide poisoning

Happy Birthday Danny Lawrence on Sunday, Daytona 500 day!

$13,816,240 to be awarded at 2003 Daytona 500

Mariah Carey to sing National Anthem, Daytona 500

Lots of dinners, gatherings, and fun times happening in Daytona

2003 Racing Preview magazines are on shelves now

Robert Huffman wins Goody's Dash race

Chase Montgomery, 19, wins Arca Race; Alice Cooper is car co-owner

Rock & Roller, car-owner, Alice Cooper to give concert in Sanford, Fla.

Gordon, Jarrett, and Sadler to attend NBA Allstar Game

Earnhardt, Jr. is guest photographer in his garage for Playboy triplets

Mrs. K. Harvick wears firesuit on pitroad as safety precaution at Shootout

Practice wreck forces Skinner, Sadler, and J. Burton to backup cars

Richard Petty is winner of All Time Top Ten Point Finishers

Jeff Gordon chosen by media as most likely to win 2003 Cup

Jason Leffler gets pole for truck race, Rick Crawford wins race

Tina Gordon, only female truck driver, crashes, finishes 22nd

Team Engineers using internet, high tech to fine tune cars

Happy Valentine's Day and weekend RacinBabes!

TBM publishes new website for female race fans, RacinBabes.com

Rusty Wallace sent to back of starting lineup, 38th, illegal carburetor

Wallace crew chief fined $10,000 for using wrong carburetor

Tony Stewart stopped for speeding in Daytona, given warning

Mark Martin has to go to backup car due to flat tire, brush with wall

J. Nemechek gains pole for Busch Race, Earnhardt, Jr. second

Earnhardt, Jr. wins Busch Race

Good luck to all working with Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 16

Teresa Earnhardt interviewed on Daytona 500 pre-race show

New Daytona 500 CocaCola commercial focus on female race fans

Ryan Newman in horrific crash at Daytona 500, but he's ok in interview

Rain Delay at Daytona 500, dryers on track

Tony Hawk skateboards on race track during rain delay

Earnhardt, Jr. leads Daytona 500 at rain delay

Rain Delay #2 at Daytona 500, race over halfway finished, Waltrip winning 

















 Super Bowl of Racing, Daytona 500, stopped due to rain  

















Michael Waltrip wins Daytona 500, first race of 2003 season. Congratulations!!























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