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2003 NASCAR Busch Series
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The 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series season began February 15 and ended November 15. Brian Vickers of Hendrick Motorsports won the championship.

Brian Vickers won the Busch Series championship at the age of 20.

Teams and drivers

List of full-time teams at the start of 2003.

Full schedule

Car(s) Team No. Driver(s)
Chevrolet Davis Motorsports 0 Morgan Shepherd 9
Jason White (R) 15
J.R. Robbs 3
Dude Teate 1
Jay Sommers 1
Gus Wasson 4
Richard Childress Racing 2 Ron Hornaday Jr.
21 Kevin Harvick 18
Johnny Sauter 16
Biagi Brothers Racing 4 Mike Wallace 32
Rick Carelli 1
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Brian Vickers
Evans Motorsports 7 Randy LaJoie 17
Greg Biffle 13
Todd Bodine 1
Joe Nemechek 1
Hank Parker Jr. 1
Mike Skinner 1
FitzBradshaw Racing 12 Kerry Earnhardt 19
Tim Fedewa 15
Day Enterprises Racing 16 Larry Gunselman
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Coy Gibbs (R)
20 Mike Bliss
Bost Motorsports 22 Jeff Fuller 1
Regan Smith (R) 16
Tina Gordon 1
Wayne Edwards 1
Brian Tyler 1
Justin Ashburn 1
Dana White 2
Phil Bonifield 1
Bill Hoff 1
Blake Mallory 1
Jeff Streeter 1
Jerry Reary 3
Kevin Conway 1
Bill Davis Racing 23 Scott Wimmer
GIC-Mixon Motorsports 24 Mike Harmon
Lewis Motorsports 46 Ashton Lewis
Innovative Motorsports 48 Shane Hmiel 26
Jeff Green 2
Todd Bodine 3
Randy LaJoie 1
Kerry Earnhardt 1
Carlos Contreras 1
ST Motorsports 59 Stacy Compton
Dodge Phoenix Racing 1 Jamie McMurray 18
David Stremme (R) 16
Carroll Motorsports 26 Kevin Grubb 23
Lance Norick 4
Chad Blount 7
Ford ppc Racing 10 Scott Riggs
57 Jason Keller
Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr.
Akins Motorsports 38 Kasey Kahne
Jay Robinson Racing 39 Mike McLaughlin 1
Joe Buford 1
Clint Vahsholtz 2
Jason White (R) 4
Shane Hall 1
Chris Bingham 3
Brad Baker 1
Jamie Mosley 11
Blake Mallory 3
Dan Pardus 1
Derrike Cope 1
Jerry Reary 1
Dana White 1
Mark Green 1
49 Derrike Cope 6
Chris Bingham (R) 8
Carlos Contreras 1
Jason White 2
Shane Hall 2
Tammy Jo Kirk 15
Jimmy Means Racing 52 Brad Teague 12
Mike Potter 12
Wayne Jacks 1
Donnie Neuenberger 2
Ryck Sanders 1
Bruce Bechtel 1
Havill-Spoerl Racing 73 Jason Schuler 31
Ron Barfield Jr. 2
Alfredo Tame Jr. 1
Moy Racing 77 Donnie Neuenberger 4
Brad Teague 16
Bruce Bechtel 3
Dana White 5
Jimmy Kitchens 1
Jason Rudd 1
Ryck Sanders 1
Derek Hayes 3
Pontiac Brewco Motorsports 27 Chase Montgomery (R) 14
Hank Parker Jr. 2
Joey Clanton 18
37 David Green
Chevrolet
Ford
Pontiac
Stanton Barrett Racing 91 Ron Barfield Jr. 6
Eddy McKean 1
Andy Belmont 1
Jeff Fuller 2
Jason Hedlesky 2
Kenny Hendrick 5
Stanton Barrett 8
Jimmy Kitchens 3
Dan Pardus 1
Martin Truex Jr. 1

Limited schedule

Car(s) Team No. Driver(s) Rounds
Chevrolet Chance 2 Motorsports 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3
Steve Park 1
Hank Parker Jr. 2
Tony Stewart 1
Martin Truex Jr. 3
81 4
Haas CNC Racing 00 Troy Cline 3
Jason Leffler 6
FitzBradshaw Racing 14 Casey Atwood 12
82 3
Jimmy Spencer 1
Randy LaJoie 1
White Motorsports 28 Drew White 1
BACE Motorsports 33 Tony Raines 12
Damon Lusk (R) 1
Frank Cicci Racing 34 Mike McLaughlin 6
Team Bristol Motorsports 54 Hermie Sadler 10
Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Tim Sauter 12
Jeff Spraker 1
Regan Smith 1
Smith Brothers Motorsports 67 C.W. Smith 1
Ken Alexander Racing 70 Robby Benton 3
RB1 Motorsports 71 Ron Young 14
Jeremy Clements 1
Shane Wallace 1
MacDonald Motorsports 72 Randy MacDonald 7
Michael Dokken 1
Stan Boyd 2
Jason Hedlesky 1
Henderson Motorsports 75 Jay Sauter 11
Aramendia Motorsports 79 Joe Aramendia 5
Troy Cline 1
Brian Weber Racing 84 Joe Buford 1
Brian Weber 7
Gus Wasson 1
Greg Pursley 1
Norm Benning Racing 84 Norm Benning 6
Premier Motorsports 85 John Hayden 17
Robby Benton 1
Craig Motorsports 86 Jeff Fultz 4
Hendrick Motorsports 87 Kyle Busch 7
NEMCO Motorsports Jeff Green 1
Joe Nemechek 12
David Reutimann 5
Jeff Fuller 3
88 3
David Reutimann 2
Joe Nemechek 2
99 1
Michael Waltrip Racing Michael Waltrip 20
Kenny Wallace 1
Herzog-Jackson Motorsports 92 Todd Bodine 18
Jeff Green 2
Dodge Tommy Baldwin Racing 6 Damon Lusk (R) 10
Jimmy Spencer 1
Ted Musgrave 1
Paul Wolfe 2
Braun Motorsports 19 Chad Blount 11
Casey Mears 14
30 Jimmy Vasser 2
Steadman Marlin 8
Lance Norick 2
Billy Boat 1
David Stremme (R) 2
Carroll Motorsports 90 Lance Norick 2
Kevin Grubb 1
Ford Roush Racing 9 Jeff Burton 3
Greg Biffle 1
60 Stanton Barrett 15
Reiser Enterprises 17 Matt Kenseth 14
Wally Dallenbach Jr. 1
Jeff Burton 1
Schuler Racing 67 Josh Richeson 9
Brad Mueller 1
Jason Schuler 1
Glidden Motorsports 04 Dion Ciccarelli 3
84 6
Pontiac Great Lakes Motorsports 61 Toby Porter 1
Steve Grissom 3
Chevrolet
Dodge
Gary Baker Racing 28 Brad Baker 10
Curb Agajanian Motorsports 43 Johnny Sauter 17
Kevin Grubb 1
Shelby Howard 1
Justin Hobgood 1
Chevrolet
Ford
SCORE Motorsports 02 Hermie Sadler 3
Chevrolet
Pontiac
Tennessee Mountain Boys Racing 53 Joe Buford 2
Brad Teague 2
Gene Albert 1
Butch Jarvis 2
Day Enterprise Racing 61 Justin Ashburn 24
S.W.A.T. Racing 62 Larry Hollenbeck 4
Ortec Racing 96 Brad Baker 1
Gus Wasson 5
Kenny Hendrick 1
Tim Edwards 1
Josh Richeson 1
Brent Moore 2
Mark Green 2
Brad Loney 2

Drivers and Teams

Team Car(s) No. Driver(s) Listed owner(s) Crew chief
Akins Motorsports Ford Taurus 38 Kasey Kahne Brad Akins Wes Ward
Angela's Motorsports Ford Taurus 03 Mike McLaughlin Angela Harkness Harold Holly
Biagi Brothers Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 Mike Wallace Fred Biagi Tony Lambert
Bill Davis Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 23 Scott Wimmer Gail Davis Chris Rice
Bost Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 22 Regan Smith (R) Danny Bost George Church
Braun Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19 Chad Blount (R) Todd Braun Patrick Donahue
Brewco Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix 27 Chase Montgomery (R) Clarence Brewer Terry Shirley
37 David Green Tammy Brewer Jason Ratcliff
Carroll Racing Dodge Intrepid 26 Kevin Grubb Dave Carroll Todd Lohse
Curb Agajanian Performance Group Chevrolet Monte Carlo 43 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb N/A
Dale Earnhardt, Inc Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr 3 Teresa Earnhardt
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Steve Park 1
Hank Parker Jr. 3
Tony Stewart 1
Martin Truex Jr. 3
Norm Benning Racing Joe Buford 1 Norm Benning
Norm Benning 2
84 Joe Buford 1
Brian Weber 7
Gus Wasson 1
Norm Benning 3
Greg Pursley 1
Glidden Motorsports Ford Taurus Dion Ciccarelli 6 Martyn Glidden
04 Dion Ciccarelli 3
DF2 Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 94 Jason White Frederick Bickford II Frederick Bickford
Davis Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0 Morgan Shepherd Johnny Davis Johnny Davis
Day Enterprise Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 16 Larry Gunselman Wayne Day James Cox
Evans Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 Randy LaJoie 17 Ed Evans Wally Rogers
Greg Biffle 13
Todd Bodine 1
Joe Nemechek 1
Hank Parker Jr. 1
Mike Skinner 1
FitzBradshaw Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 Kerry Earnhardt Armando Fitz Bob Temple
GIC-Mixon Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44 Mike Harmon Gregg Mixon Mike Byrd
Havill-Spoerl Racing Ford Taurus 73 Jason Schuler Daryl Spoerl Daryl Spoerl
Herzog-Jackson Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 92 Todd Bodine Stanley Herzog Tony Liberati
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 Brian Vickers Ricky Hendrick Lance McGrew
Innovative Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 48 Shane Hmiel George DeBidart Gere Kennon
Jay Robinson Racing Ford Taurus 39 Jason White (R) Jay Robinson Ron Drake
49 Chris Bingham (R) Jay Robinson Ron Drake
Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18 Coy Gibbs (R) Joe Gibbs Doug Hewitt
20 Mike Bliss Tim Shutt
Lewis Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 46 Ashton Lewis William Lewis Charlie Lewis
Michael Waltrip Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 99 Michael Waltrip 20 Elizabeth Waltrip N/A
Kenny Wallace 1
Joe Nemechek 1
Moy Racing Ford Taurus 77 Brad Teague Joe Reilly Jimmy Means
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 87 Jeff Green 1 Andrea Nemechek N/A
Joe Nemechek 14
David Reutimann 5
Kyle Busch 7
Jeff Fuller 3
88 Jeff Fuller 2
Joe Nemechek 2
David Reutimann 2
Phoenix Racing Dodge Intrepid 1 Jamie McMurray James Finch Marc Reno
ppc Racing Ford Taurus 10 Scott Riggs Greg Pollex Doug Randolph
57 Jason Keller Steve Addington
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Ron Hornaday Richard Childress Ricky Viers
21 Kevin Harvick Butch Hylton
Roush Racing Ford Taurus 60 Stanton Barrett Jack Roush Kevin Starland
ST Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 59 Stacy Compton Tad Geschickter Steve Plattenberger
Stanton Barrett Motorsports Ford Taurus 91 Ron Barfield Jr. Stanton Barrett N/A
Team Bristol Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 54 Hermie Sadler Rick Goodwin Eddie Sharp
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford Taurus 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Ed Rensi Fred Wanke
Tommy Baldwin Racing Dodge Intrepid 6 Damon Lusk (R) Tommy Baldwin Jr. Tommy Baldwin Jr.

NOTE: The No. 21 car fielded by Richard Childress Racing was shared by Kevin Harvick and Johnny Sauter in an attempt to secure the series' owners championship. Sauter ran in the No. 43 car during races where Harvick was scheduled to be in the No. 21, which enabled him to run the full season.

Koolerz 300

The Koolerz 300 was held February 15 at Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Green won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 8–Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 17–Matt Kenseth
  3. 21–Kevin Harvick
  4. 4–Mike Wallace
  5. 1–Jamie McMurray
  6. 92–Todd Bodine
  7. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  8. 38–Kasey Kahne
  9. 43–Johnny Sauter
  10. 27–Chase Montgomery

Failed to qualify: Mark Day (#81), Jay Sauter (#75), C.W. Smith (#67), Joe Buford (#84), Brad Teague (#52), Larry Hollenbeck (#82), Ron Barfield (#91)

Rockingham 200

The Rockingham 200 was held February 24 at North Carolina Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1–Jamie McMurray
  2. 37–David Green
  3. 92–Todd Bodine
  4. 7–Randy LaJoie
  5. 57–Jason Keller
  6. 20–Mike Bliss
  7. 26–Kevin Grubb
  8. 5–Brian Vickers
  9. 43–Johnny Sauter
  10. 21–Kevin Harvick

Failed to qualify: Justin Ashburn (#61), Michael Dokken (#72), Jeff Fultz (#86)

Sam's Town 300

The Sam's Town 300 was held March 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Stanton Barrett won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 87–Joe Nemechek
  2. 21–Kevin Harvick
  3. 20–Mike Bliss
  4. 8–Steve Park
  5. 57–Jason Keller
  6. 37–David Green
  7. 99–Michael Waltrip
  8. 60–Stanton Barrett
  9. 2–Ron Hornaday
  10. 23–Scott Wimmer

Failed to qualify: Steadman Marlin (#30), Wayne Jacks (#52), Troy Cline (#0), Mike McLaughlin (#01), Morgan Shepherd (#00), Scott Lynch (#08)

darlingtonraceway.com 200

The darlingtonraceway.com 200 was held March 17 at Darlington Raceway. Stanton Barrett won the pole as the field was set by 2002 Busch Series owner points. Amazingly, this weekend was wild. Jamie McMurray slipped past Todd Bodine for the top spot on the last turn of the last lap, the two banged fenders and McMurray was spun as Bodine took the checkers. The day before, the closest finish in NASCAR Winston Cup Series history happened.

Top ten results

  1. 92–Todd Bodine
  2. 1–Jamie McMurray
  3. 10–Scott Riggs
  4. 59–Stacy Compton
  5. 21–Johnny Sauter
  6. 27–Hank Parker Jr.
  7. 5–Brian Vickers
  8. 38–Kasey Kahne
  9. 2–Ron Hornaday
  10. 57–Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: none

Channellock 250

The Channellock 250 was held March 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 21–Kevin Harvick
  2. 33–Tony Raines
  3. 57–Jason Keller
  4. 37–David Green
  5. 20–Mike Bliss
  6. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  7. 48–Shane Hmiel
  8. 7–Randy LaJoie
  9. 92–Todd Bodine
  10. 43–Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 300

The O'Reilly 300 was held March 29 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jason Keller won the pole. Chad Blount received a 25–point penalty for illegal modifications to his car's rear hubs found after the race.

Top ten results

  1. 87–Joe Nemechek
  2. 10–Scott Riggs
  3. 48–Shane Hmiel
  4. 19–Chad Blount
  5. 82–Jimmy Spencer
  6. 17–Matt Kenseth
  7. 23–Scott Wimmer
  8. 38–Kasey Kahne
  9. 10–Coy Gibbs

Failed to qualify: Troy Cline (#00), Robby Benton (#85)

Aaron's 312

The Aaron's 312 was held April 5 at Talladega Superspeedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole. This race was Lyndon Amick's last career start

Top ten results

  1. 8–Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 87–Joe Nemechek
  3. 48–Shane Hmiel
  4. 2–Ron Hornaday
  5. 20–Mike Bliss
  6. 1–Jamie McMurray
  7. 99–Michael Waltrip
  8. 4–Mike Wallace
  9. 18–Coy Gibbs
  10. 22–Tina Gordon

Failed to qualify: Bobby Gerhart (#55), Kevin Ray (#95), Gus Wasson (#84)

Pepsi 300

The Pepsi 300 was held April 12 at Nashville Superspeedway. Randy LaJoie won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 37–David Green
  2. 21–Johnny Sauter
  3. 46–Ashton Lewis
  4. 20–Mike Bliss
  5. 87–David Reutimann
  6. 60–Stanton Barrett
  7. 1–David Stremme
  8. 19–Chad Blount
  9. 5–Brian Vickers
  10. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#85), Jeff Streeter (#83), Joe Buford (#8), Dion Ciccarelli (#04), Norm Benning (#84), Gus Wasson (#96)

1–800–Pitshop.com 300

The 1–800–Pitshop.com 300 was held April 26 at California Speedway. Kevin Harvick won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 17–Matt Kenseth
  2. 99–Michael Waltrip
  3. 21–Kevin Harvick
  4. 38–Kasey Kahne
  5. 92–Todd Bodine
  6. 1–Jamie McMurray
  7. 57–Jason Keller
  8. 48–Shane Hmiel
  9. 37–David Green

Failed to qualify: Jason Hedlesky (#91), Brad Teague (#52), Greg Pursley (#84)

Hardee's 250

The Hardee's 250 was held May 2 at Richmond International Raceway. Michael Waltrip won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 21–Kevin Harvick
  2. 10–Scott Riggs
  3. 33–Tony Raines
  4. 99–Michael Waltrip
  5. 23–Scott Wimmer
  6. 43–Johnny Sauter
  7. 59–Stacy Compton
  8. 48–Shane Hmiel
  9. 37–David Green
  10. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Brad Baker (#28), Kenny Hendrick (#91), Justin Ashburn (#61), Randy MacDonald (#72), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Jason Rudd (#01)

Charter Pipeline 250

The Charter Pipeline 250 was held May 10 at Gateway International Raceway. Ashton Lewis won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 10–Scott Riggs
  2. 37–David Green
  3. 57–Jason Keller
  4. 5–Brian Vickers
  5. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  6. 59–Stacy Compton
  7. 21–Johnny Sauter
  8. 23–Scott Wimmer
  9. 60–Stanton Barrett
  10. 99–Kenny Wallace

Failed to qualify: none

Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries 200

The Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries 200 was held May 18 at Nazareth Speedway. Randy LaJoie won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 2–Ron Hornaday
  2. 5–Brian Vickers
  3. 20–Mike Bliss
  4. 37–David Green
  5. 92–Todd Bodine
  6. 1–David Stremme
  7. 7–Randy LaJoie
  8. 59–Stacy Compton
  9. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. 21–Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: Brian Conz (#70)

Carquest Auto Parts 300

The Carquest Auto Parts 300 was held May 24 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick won the pole. Kyle Busch made his first Busch series start, and surprised many by finishing 2nd to race winner Matt Kenseth.

Top ten results

  1. 17–Matt Kenseth
  2. 87–Kyle Busch
  3. 10–Scott Riggs
  4. 92–Todd Bodine
  5. 20–Mike Bliss
  6. 38–Kasey Kahne
  7. 8–Hank Parker Jr.
  8. 46–Ashton Lewis
  9. 21–Kevin Harvick
  10. 99–Michael Waltrip

Failed to qualify: Casey Atwood (#82), Morgan Shepherd (#0), Lance Norick (#90), Brad Baker(#39), Jason Schuler (#73), Kenny Hendrick (#91)

MBNA Armed Forces Family 200

The MBNA Armed Forces Family 200 was held May 31 at Dover International Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 87–Joe Nemechek
  2. 10–Scott Riggs
  3. 37–David Green
  4. 17–Matt Kenseth
  5. 5–Brian Vickers
  6. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  7. 92–Todd Bodine
  8. 38–Kasey Kahne
  9. 20–Mike Bliss
  10. 2–Ron Hornaday

Failed to qualify: Gus Wasson (#96), Brian Weber (#84)

Trace Adkins Chrome 300

The Trace Adkins Chrome 300 was held June 7 at Nashville Superspeedway. Johnny Sauter won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 10–Scott Riggs
  2. 37–David Green
  3. 1–David Stremme
  4. 7–Randy LaJoie
  5. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  6. 46–Ashton Lewis
  7. 60–Stanton Barrett
  8. 23–Scott Wimmer
  9. 75–Jay Sauter
  10. 5–Brian Vickers

Failed to qualify: Brian Weber (#84)

Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo Happy

The Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo Happy was held June 14 at Kentucky Speedway. Stacy Compton won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  2. 57–Jason Keller
  3. 2–Ron Hornaday
  4. 59–Stacy Compton
  5. 5–Brian Vickers
  6. 46–Ashton Lewis
  7. 27–David Green
  8. 14–Casey Atwood
  9. 1–David Stremme

Failed to qualify: Jason Rudd (#01), Rick Markle (#68), Jamie Mosley (#39), Justin Ashburn (#61), Stan Boyd (#72), Mike Potter (#52), John Hayden (#85)

GNC Live Well 250

The GNC Live Well 250 was held June 29 at The Milwaukee Mile. Johnny Sauter won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 57–Jason Keller
  2. 5–Brian Vickers
  3. 1–David Stremme
  4. 2–Ron Hornaday
  5. 87–David Reutimann
  6. 37–David Green
  7. 10–Scott Riggs
  8. 92–Todd Bodine
  9. 59–Stacy Compton
  10. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.

Failed to qualify: none

Winn-Dixie 250

The Winn-Dixie 250 was held July 4 at Daytona International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the pole, and would lead all 100 laps to win this third superspeedway race of the season.

Top ten results

  1. 8–Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 99–Michael Waltrip
  3. 1–Jamie McMurray
  4. 2–Ron Hornaday
  5. 21–Johnny Sauter
  6. 10–Scott Riggs
  7. 5–Brian Vickers
  8. 92–Todd Bodine
  9. 34–Mike McLaughlin
  10. 48–Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: Jason Schuler (#73), Joe Aramendia (#79), Dan Pardus (#39), Jimmy Kitchens (#70), Jason Hedlesky (#91)

Tropicana Twister 300

The Tropicana Twister 300 was held July 12 at Chicagoland Speedway. Casey Mears won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  2. 17–Matt Kenseth
  3. 5–Brian Vickers
  4. 19–Casey Mears
  5. 99–Michael Waltrip
  6. 57–Jason Keller
  7. 10–Scott Riggs
  8. 33–Tony Raines
  9. 1–Jamie McMurray
  10. 20–Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: none

New England 200

The New England 200 was held July 19 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Kevin Harvick won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 37–David Green
  2. 21–Kevin Harvick
  3. 17–Matt Kenseth
  4. 5–Brian Vickers
  5. 23–Scott Wimmer
  6. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  7. 57–Jason Keller
  8. 2–Ron Hornaday
  9. 38–Kasey Kahne
  10. 59–Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: none

TrimSpa Dream Body 250

The TrimSpa Dream Body 250 was held July 26 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 23–Scott Wimmer
  2. 57–Jason Keller
  3. 10–Scott Riggs
  4. 21–Johnny Sauter
  5. 27–Joey Clanton
  6. 59–Stacy Compton
  7. 2–Ron Hornaday
  8. 26–Kevin Grubb
  9. 46–Ashton Lewis
  10. 38–Kasey Kahne

Failed to qualify: Drew White (#28)

Kroger 200

The Kroger 200 was held August 2 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Shane Hmiel won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 5–Brian Vickers
  2. 57–Jason Keller
  3. 59–Stacy Compton
  4. 48–Shane Hmiel
  5. 10–Scott Riggs
  6. 37–David Green
  7. 7–Mike Skinner
  8. 2–Ron Hornaday
  9. 55–Paul Menard
  10. 20–Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: Norm Benning (#84), Brett Oakley (#07), Bill Hoff (#93)

Cabela's 250

The Cabela's 250 was held August 16 at Michigan International Speedway. Kasey Kahne won the pole. The race was shortened to 110 laps due to rain.

Top ten results

  1. 21–Kevin Harvick
  2. 38–Kasey Kahne
  3. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  4. 37–David Green
  5. 10–Scott Riggs
  6. 87–David Reutimann
  7. 19–Casey Mears
  8. 99–Michael Waltrip
  9. 48–Shane Hmiel
  10. 31–Dave Blaney

Failed to qualify: Rick Markle (#68), Justin Ashburn (#61), Larry Hollenbeck (#62), Mike Potter (#52)

Food City 250

The Food City 250 was held August 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jason Keller won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 99–Michael Waltrip
  2. 2–Ron Hornaday
  3. 6–Ted Musgrave
  4. 48–Shane Hmiel
  5. 21–Kevin Harvick
  6. 81–Martin Truex, Jr.
  7. 5–Brian Vickers
  8. 33–Tony Raines
  9. 10–Scott Riggs
  10. 46–Ashton Lewis

Failed to qualify: Caleb Holman (#78), Justin Ashburn (#60), John Hayden (#85), Jason White (#70), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Butch Jarvis (#53), Brett Oakley (#07), Norm Benning (#8), Daniel Johnson (#94)

Winn-Dixie 200 Presented by PepsiCo

The Winn-Dixie 200 Presented by PepsiCo was held August 30 at Darlington Raceway. Kevin Harvick won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 5–Brian Vickers
  2. 87–Kyle Busch
  3. 99–Michael Waltrip
  4. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  5. 21–Kevin Harvick
  6. 38–Kasey Kahne
  7. 57–Jason Keller
  8. 59–Stacy Compton
  9. 19–Casey Mears
  10. 14–Casey Atwood

Failed to qualify: none

Funai 250

The Funai 250 was held September 5 at Richmond International Raceway. Kevin Harvick won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 43–Johnny Sauter
  2. 21–Kevin Harvick
  3. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  4. 5–Brian Vickers
  5. 37–David Green
  6. 17–Matt Kenseth
  7. 2–Ron Hornaday
  8. 33–Tony Raines
  9. 31–Dave Blaney
  10. 48–Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Jimmy Kitchens (#91), Paul Menard (#55), Kenny Hendrick (#94), Franklin Butler (#13), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Hermie Sadler (#02), Jimmy Henderson (#63)

Stacker 200 Presented by YJ Stinger

The Stacker 200 Presented by YJ Stinger was held September 20 at Dover International Speedway. Kevin Harvick won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 5–Brian Vickers
  2. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  3. 10–Scott Riggs
  4. 38–Kasey Kahne
  5. 20–Mike Bliss
  6. 2–Ron Hornaday
  7. 46–Ashton Lewis
  8. 57–Jason Keller
  9. 21–Kevin Harvick
  10. 4–Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: Kenny Hendrick (#94), Jeff Streeter (#83), Martin Truex, Jr. (#81), Jason Rudd (#01), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Jimmy Henderson (#63), Jimmy Kitchens (#41)

Mr. Goodcents 300

The Mr. Goodcents 300 was held October 4 at Kansas Speedway. Michael Waltrip won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 37–David Green
  2. 21–Kevin Harvick
  3. 7–Greg Biffle
  4. 57–Jason Keller
  5. 8–Hank Parker Jr.
  6. 46–Ashton Lewis
  7. 23–Scott Wimmer
  8. 59–Stacy Compton
  9. 87–Joe Nemechek
  10. 1–Jamie McMurray

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#9), Ron Young (#71), Jeff Streeter (#83), John Hayden (#85), Stanton Barrett (#91), Justin Ashburn (#61), Jamie Mosley (#39)

Little Trees 300

The Little Trees 300 was held October 11 after rain postponed it from October 10th at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 7–Greg Biffle
  2. 99–Michael Waltrip
  3. 20–Mike Bliss
  4. 5–Brian Vickers
  5. 1–Jamie McMurray
  6. 37–David Green
  7. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  8. 38–Kasey Kahne
  9. 21–Kevin Harvick
  10. 57–Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: Jeff Streeter (#22), Shane Hall (#15), Wayne Anderson (#35), Justin Ashburn (#61), Mike Harmon (#44), Jamie Mosley (#39), Brad Teague (#52), Gus Wasson (#70)

Sam's Town 250

The Sam's Town 250 was held October 18 at Memphis Motorsports Park. David Reutimann won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  2. 57–Jason Keller
  3. 21–Johnny Sauter
  4. 2–Ron Hornaday
  5. 5–Brian Vickers
  6. 23–Scott Wimmer
  7. 14–Casey Atwood
  8. 20–Mike Bliss
  9. 1–David Stremme
  10. 46–Ashton Lewis

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#85), Justin Ashburn (#61), Brent Moore (#96), Jason Hedlesky (#72), Butch Jarvis (#53), Dana White (#39), Dude Teate (#70)

Aaron's 312

The Aaron's 312 was held October 25 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 7–Greg Biffle
  2. 17–Matt Kenseth
  3. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  4. 99–Michael Waltrip
  5. 8–Hank Parker Jr.
  6. 10–Scott Riggs
  7. 38–Kasey Kahne
  8. 37–David Green
  9. 21–Kevin Harvick
  10. 31–Dave Blaney

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#85), Jimmy Henderson (#63), Justin Ashburn (#61), Dwayne Leik (#81), Wayne Anderson (#35), Jeff Fuller (#91)

Bashas' Supermarkets 200

The Bashas' Supermarkets 200 was held November 1 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kevin Harvick won the pole. The race was shortened to 181 laps due to rain.

Top ten results

  1. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  2. 21–Kevin Harvick
  3. 5–Brian Vickers
  4. 87–Joe Nemechek
  5. 10–Scott Riggs
  6. 23–Scott Wimmer
  7. 14–Casey Atwood
  8. 43–Johnny Sauter
  9. 7–Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: Stan Boyd (#51), Blake Mallory (#39), Josh Richeson (#67), Jeff Fuller (#97), Randy MacDonald (#72), John Hayden (#85), Alfredo Tarne, Jr. (#73), Jeff Streeter (#83), Clint Vahsholtz (#90)

Target House 200

The Target House 200 was held November 8 at North Carolina Speedway. Brian Vickers won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1–Jamie McMurray
  2. 8–Martin Truex, Jr.
  3. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  4. 79–Jeremy Mayfield
  5. 30–David Stremme
  6. 5–Brian Vickers
  7. 87–Kyle Busch
  8. 23–Scott Wimmer
  9. 43–-Johnny Sauter
  10. 37–David Green

Failed to qualify: Josh Richeson (#67), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Rich Bickle (#94), Brad Teague (#52), Jason Schuler (#73), Justin Ashburn (#61), Caleb Holman (#78), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Norm Benning (#81), Jerry Reary (#22), Justin Hobgood (#80)

Ford 300

The Ford 300 was held November 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 38–Kasey Kahne
  2. 8–Martin Truex, Jr.
  3. 25–Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  4. 00–Jason Leffler
  5. 46–Ashton Lewis
  6. 21–Kevin Harvick
  7. 20–Mike Bliss
  8. 19–Casey Mears
  9. 37–David Green
  10. 99–Michael Waltrip
  • This was Kahne's first Busch series victory.

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#9), Jason Schuler (#73), Clint Vahsholtz (#39), Justin Ashburn (#61), Mike Harmon (#44), Stan Boyd (#51), Joe Aramendia (#79), Brad Baker (#28)

Final points standings

  1. Brian Vickers – 4637
  2. David Green – 4623
  3. Ron Hornaday – 4591
  4. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. – 4588
  5. Jason Keller – 4528
  6. Scott Riggs – 4462
  7. Kasey Kahne – 4104
  8. Johnny Sauter – 4098
  9. Scott Wimmer – 4059
  10. Mike Bliss – 3932
  11. Stacy Compton – 3893
  12. Ashton Lewis – 3801
  13. Mike Wallace – 3489
  14. Coy Gibbs – 3213
  15. Shane Hmiel – 3160
  16. Kevin Harvick – 3077
  17. Todd Bodine – 2763
  18. Michael Waltrip – 2637
  19. Kevin Grubb – 2498
  20. Jamie McMurray – 2478
  21. Larry Gunselman – 2371
  22. David Stremme – 2354
  23. Mike Harmon – 2207
  24. Matt Kenseth – 1925
  25. Stanton Barrett – 1877
  26. Randy LaJoie – 1863
  27. Kerry Earnhardt – 1767
  28. Jason Schuler – 1765
  29. Jason White – 1754
  30. Joey Clanton – 1716
  31. Joe Nemechek – 1704
  32. Brad Teague – 1647
  33. Chad Blount – 1581
  34. Casey Mears – 1525
  35. Greg Biffle – 1502
  36. Tim Fedewa – 1491
  37. Casey Atwood – 1422
  38. Regan Smith – 1313
  39. Tony Raines – 1230
  40. Martin Truex, Jr. – 1228
  41. Chase Montgomery – 1219
  42. Ron Young – 1201
  43. Dave Blaney – 1133
  44. Hermie Sadler – 1066
  45. Tammy Jo Kirk – 1062
  46. Tim Sauter – 1028
  47. Damon Lusk – 950
  48. Kyle Busch – 827
  49. Jay Sauter – 818
  50. David Reutimann – 805

Rookie of the Year

Despite not completing a full schedule and running for two different teams, David Stremme was named the 2003 Busch Series Rookie of the Year, posting three top-five finishes. Runner-up Coy Gibbs ran the full schedule and finished 14th in points, but did not accumulate enough rookie points to overtake Stremme. He would retire from racing at the end of the year. Third-place finisher Joey Clanton shared the #27 Brewco Motorsports ride with fellow rookie Chase Montgomery, while Chad Blount finished fourth running part-time with Braun and Carroll Racing. Regan Smith, Damon Lusk, and Chris Bingham were released from their rides during the season.

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