2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

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Travis Kvapil, shown here in 2009, the 2003 Craftsman Truck Series champion.

The 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season was the ninth season of the third highest stock car racing in the United States. The season included twenty-five races, beginning with the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona International Speedway and ending with the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Steve Coulter won the Owners' Championship, while Travis Kvapil won the Drivers' Championship during the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dodge won the Manufacturers' Championship with 179 points.

2003 teams and drivers[edit]

Full-time teams[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Driver(s) Crew chief
Chevrolet Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 46 Dennis Setzer Danny Gill
SealMaster Racing 88 Matt Crafton 24 Jerry Cook
Buddy Rice 1
Spears Motorsports 75 David Starr 21 Dave McCarty
Hank Parker Jr. 4
Team Racing 23 Phil Bonifield 14 Tom Mazzuchi
Dana White 5
Jamie Aube 5
Alex Mueller 1
Troxell-MacDonald Racing 93 Michael Dokken 4 Lonnie Troxell
Teri MacDonald 1 (R)
Trevor Boys 1
Dana White 1
Roland Isaacs 9 (R)
Jason White 1
Jonathon Price 3
Jon Lemke 1
Jason York 1
Aaron Daniel 1
Jerry Allec Jr. 1
Derrike Cope 1
Xpress Motorsports 16 Travis Kvapil Chris Showalter
Green Light Racing 08 Bobby Dotter 2 Tommy Morgan
Jody Lavender (R) 21
Shane Sieg 2
07 Rich Bickle 1 Doug Howe
Bobby Dotter 9
Stan Boyd 2
Blake Mallory 1
Johnny Chapman 6
Ryan Hanson 1
Mark McFarland 1
Shane Sieg 2
Alex Mueller 1
Dodge Jeremy Mayfield 1
Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Bobby Hamilton Newt Moore
8 Bill Lester Danny Rollins
18 Chad Chaffin Randy Seals
HT Motorsports 59 Robert Pressley Greg Conner
Orleans Racing 62 Brendan Gaughan Shane Wilson
Ultra Motorsports 1 Ted Musgrave Gene Nead
2 Jason Leffler 16 Tim Kohuth
Jimmy Spencer 3
Andy Houston 6
Ford Circle Bar Racing 14 Rick Crawford Ray Stonkus
K Automotive Racing 29 Terry Cook Rick Ren
Roush Racing 50 Jon Wood John Monsam
99 Carl Edwards (R) Doug Richert
Ford
Dodge
Fasscore Motorsports 15 Andy Houston 4 Gary Showalter
Rich Bickle 10
Mike Skinner 4
Ryan Hemphill 3
Robby Benton 3
Patrick Lawler 1
Chevrolet
Ford
Team Racing 86 Lance Hooper 1 Ethan Davis
Phil Bonifield 8
T. J. Bell (R) 9
Jamie Aube 5 [N 1]
Brad Teague 1
Shane Wallace 1 [N 1]
Chevrolet
Dodge
Troxell-MacDonald Racing 72 Randy MacDonald Cliff Button
Ware Racing Enterprises 5 Jerry Hill 22 Doug Taylor
Brian Sockwell 1
Stan Boyd 1
Carl Long 1

Part-time teams[edit]

Note: If under "team", the owner's name is listed and in italics, that means the name of the race team that fielded the truck is unknown.

Manufacturer Team No. Driver(s) Crew chief Rounds
Chevrolet 2nd Chance Motorsports 79 Scott Hall ??? 1
Andy Petree Racing 33 Andy Petree ??? 4
Paul Menard 5
Tony Stewart 1
Bradberry Motorsports 78 Charlie Bradberry Ted Kennedy 5
Bradford Miller 68 Brandon Miller ??? 3
Bryan Reffner 80 Bryan Reffner Walter Giles 2
Clean Line Motorsports 38 Brandon Whitt Jerry Pitts 7
Conely Racing 7 Jay Sherston John Conely 2
Danny McCall 56 Matt McCall ??? 1
Dennis Sockwell 54 Brian Sockwell Todd Hall 3
Donald Thompson 92 Jeremy Thompson ??? 2
Hands-On Racing 94 Dennis Hannel ??? 2
Horn Auto Racing 58 Chris Horn ??? 8
Jody McCormick 77 Jody McCormick Jeremy McCormick 2
JRS Motorsports 39 Jason Small ??? 4
Keller Motorsports 77 Doug Keller (R) ??? 1
27 David Bridgeman 8
Blake Mallory 1
Ken Hunt 97 Jason York ??? 3
Ken Schrader Racing 52 Mike Wallace Donnie Richeson 2
Ken Schrader 11
James Burr 87 Conrad Burr Dan Glauz 7
Kevin Harvick, Inc. 6 Ed Berrier Wally Rogers 1
Kevin Harvick 6
Brandon Miller 1
Randy LaJoie 1
KW Racing 20 Ken Weaver Raymond Newman 5
LeRoy's Boys Racing 17 Darrell Waltrip Bobby Kennedy
Buddy Barnes
3
Mahlik Motorsports 09 Doug Mahlik ??? 2
McGlynn Racing 00 Ryan McGlynn Allen Crestinger 5
Midgley Racing 09 David Gilliland Dick Midgley 1
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 47 Joe Varde ??? 1
MRD Motorsports 68 Jay Godley ??? 2
Ninety-Nine Racing, LLC 82 Gilbert King Dan Glauz 1
A. J. Fike 1
Richardson Motorsports 0 Patrick Lawler Larry Richardson 1
Loni Richardson 5
Ronald Jones 34 Eric Jones Eddie Pearson 1
RT Motorsports 13 Ray Polodna ??? 4
Scott Williams 98 Jarod Robie ??? 1
SealMaster Racing Cory Kruseman ??? 1
Matt Crafton 1
Stellar Quest Racing 91 J. C. Stout Steve Mollnow 4
Sutton Motorsports 02 Kelly Sutton Richard Broome 5
Team EJP Racing 03 Eric Jones Tom Pearl 10
Team Racing 25 Jamie Aube William Kehrer 3
Wayne Edwards 2
Michael Dokken 1
Dana White 1
Team Texas Racing 49 Shawna Robinson Mike Starr 3
Troxell-MacDonald Racing 7 Stuart Kirby ??? 1
Xpress Motorsports 11 Jack Sprague ??? 2
Clay Brown 1
Rick Ware Racing 51 Chase Montgomery [N 2] Ken Glen 1
Dodge G. J. Mennen Jr. 2
Rusty Alton 1
Stan Boyd 5
Brian Sockwell 1
Carl Long 1
Randy Briggs (R) 2
Blake Mallory 1
Jerry Hill 1
Jason Hedlesky 1
Doug Keller (R) 1
81 ??? 1
Carl Long Racing 96 Matt Carter ??? 1
Carpenter Group Racing 57 Brian Rose Patrick Wall 3
Dean Motorsports 55 Mark McFarland ??? 2
Gerald Miller 32 Jerry Miller Mike Seibert 1
MLB Motorsports 36 Michael Dokken ??? 1
Orleans Racing 61 Scott Lynch ??? 2
Rick Bogart 70 Rick Bogart ??? 3
Ron Rhodes Racing 36 Trevor Boys ??? 4
Blake Mallory 1
Pete Harding 1
Ultra Motorsports 7 Tyler Walker Matt Puccia 3
Stuart Kirby 1
Tracy Hines 3
27 ??? 1
P. J. Jones 1
Ford Alvin Thompson 36 Geoff Bodine Walter Giles 2
James Stephenson 1
Borneman Motorsports 81 Johnny Borneman III Kevin Cram 1
Capital City Motorsports 83 Willie Green ??? 1
Craig Wood 11
73
Craig Wood ??? 4
Dan Higgs 67 Gary Higgs ??? 1
Fans Motorsports 01 Lance Hooper Dan Kolanda 16
Fasscore Motorsports 9 Rich Bickle ??? 1
Andy Houston 1
Lance Hooper 1
Kenny Hendrick (R) 13
Steadman Marlin 1
Johnny Sauter 3
Four-Tech Racing 81 Danny Bagwell ??? 1
J&J Motorsports 70 Andy Ponstein ??? 2
Ken Davis 65 Nathan Wulff ??? 4
Long Brothers Racing 84 Nick Woodward Charlie Long 1
Elliott Sadler 1
MB Motorsports 63 Ronnie Hornaday Mike Mittler 2
David Stover 8
Pro Motion Motorsports 35 Jason White ??? 1
L. W. Miller 1
Tim Sauter[N 3] 2
Randy Briggs (R) 1
Ricky Sanders Racing 19 Ricky Sanders ??? 9
Spraker Racing Enterprises 69 Frank Kimmel ??? 1
Team Chick Motorsports 11 Aaron Daniel Bud Haefele
Steve Chick Jr.
5
Tim Woods III 54 Tim Woods III ??? 4
Upshaw Racing 19 Wayne Edwards ??? 1
94 Conrad Burr ??? 1
95 Wayne Edwards Earl Ramey 7
Victory in Jesus Racing 21 Morgan Shepherd Carl Saylor 16
Wallace Motorsports 04 Shane Wallace Darren Shaw 7
Chevrolet
Dodge
Ford
Brevak Racing 31 Tina Gordon (R) Todd Myers
Kevin Cram
13
Tommy Pistone 1
Dallas Norman[N 4] 1
Wayne Edwards[N 4] 1
Mike Wallace 2
Pro Motion Motorsports 53 Randy Briggs (R) Calvin Humphries 16
Tim Sauter[N 3] 1
T. J. Bell (R) 3
Dodge
Ford
Bobby Sands Racing 47 Scotty Sands ??? 2
Fast Track Racing [N 5] 10 Andy Hillenburg ??? 2
Marty Houston 1
Chevrolet
Ford
FDNY Racing 28 L. W. Miller Bob Rahilly 5
Tommy Pistone Tom Pistone 1
Dodge
Chevrolet
EVI Motorsports 89 Stan Boyd Ed Huckabee 6
MLB Motorsports 66 Michael Dokken[N 6] ??? 2
Randy Renfrow 3
Stephen Rhodes 2
Donnie Neuenberger 2
Trevor Boys[N 6] 3
Blake Mallory 2
Rick Ware 1
Casey Kingsland 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jamie Aube made the field in the No. 86 Ford for Team Racing at Texas II (Race 22) but he was replaced in the race by Shane Wallace, who failed to qualify his No. 04 Ford for Wallace Motorsports.
  2. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Ray Montgomery Racing.
  3. ^ a b All of Tim Sauter's races with the team were fielded in a collaboration with Gary Keller Racing.
  4. ^ a b Dallas Norman made the field in the No. 31 Ford for Brevak Racing at Martinsville II (Race 23) but he was replaced in the race by Wayne Edwards, who failed to qualify his No. 95 Ford for Upshaw Racing.
  5. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Gary Keller Racing at Kentucky (Race 11) and with Ultra Motorsports at Homestead (Race 25).
  6. ^ a b Michael Dokken made the field in the No. 66 Dodge for MLB Motorsports at Milwaukee (Race 9) but he was replaced in the race by Trevor Boys, who failed to qualify his No. 36 Dodge for Ron Rhodes Racing.

Races[edit]

Florida Dodge Dealers 250[edit]

The Florida Dodge Dealers 250 was held February 14 at Daytona International Speedway. Jason Leffler won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 14-Rick Crawford
  2. 16-Travis Kvapil
  3. 59-Robert Pressley
  4. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  5. 15-Andy Houston
  6. 52-Mike Wallace
  7. 46-Dennis Setzer
  8. 50-Jon Wood
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 62-Brendan Gaughan

Failed to qualify: Eric Jones (#34), Geoff Bodine (#36), Brian Rose (#57), Ricky Sanders (#19)

Craftsman 200[edit]

The Craftsman 200 was held March 14 at Darlington Raceway. Travis Kvapil won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  4. 16-Travis Kvapil
  5. 18-Chad Chaffin
  6. 2-Jason Leffler
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 29-Terry Cook
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 59-Robert Pressley

Failed to qualify: none

Lucas Oil 250 presented by Glidden[edit]

The Lucas Oil 250 presented by Glidden was held March 23 at Mesa Marin Raceway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 50-Jon Wood
  3. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  4. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  5. 1-Ted Musgrave
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 2-Jason Leffler
  8. 6-Brandon Miller
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 29-Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: none

Advance Auto Parts 250[edit]

The Advance Auto Parts 250 was held April 12 at Martinsville Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 6-Kevin Harvick
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  8. 9-Rich Bickle
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 33-Andy Petree

Failed to qualify: Conrad Burr (#87), Tina Gordon (#31), Dana White (#23), James Stephenson (#36), Randy Briggs (#53), Doug Keller (#27), Craig Wood (#11), Jody McCormick (#77), Ron Polodna (#13)

Hardee's 200[edit]

The Hardee's 200 was held May 16 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Bill Lester won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 16-Travis Kvapil
  5. 6-Kevin Harvick
  6. 07-Jeremy Mayfield
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 18-Chad Chaffin
  9. 88-Matt Crafton
  10. 15-Rich Bickle

Failed to qualify: Michael Dokken (#93), Phil Bonifield (#23)

MBNA Armed Forces Family 200[edit]

The MBNA Armed Forces Family 200 was held May 30 at Dover International Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 2-Jason Leffler
  2. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 16-Travis Kvapil
  6. 52-Ken Schrader
  7. 18-Chad Chaffin
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 46-Dennis Setzer
  10. 59-Robert Pressley

Failed to qualify: none

This was Jason Leffler's only Truck series victory.

O'Reilly 400K[edit]

The O'Reilly 400K was held June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  2. 99-Carl Edwards
  3. 50-Jon Wood
  4. 16-Travis Kvapil
  5. 46-Dennis Setzer
  6. 75-David Starr
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 18-Chad Chaffin
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 88-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 200[edit]

The O'Reilly 200, the 200th race run in the truck series was held June 21 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Jon Wood won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 16-Travis Kvapil
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 2-Jason Leffler
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 88-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: Stan Boyd (#51), Dennis Hannel (#94)

GNC 200[edit]

The GNC 200 was held June 28 at The Milwaukee Mile. Terry Cook won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  2. 2-Jason Leffler
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 1-Ted Musgrave
  5. 46-Dennis Setzer
  6. 16-Travis Kvapil
  7. 29-Terry Cook
  8. 75-Hank Parker Jr.
  9. 88-Matt Crafton
  10. 50-Jon Wood

Failed to qualify: Trevor Boys (#36), Nathal Wulff (#65), Conrad Burr (#87). Note: Trevor Boys replaced Michael Dokken in the #66 in the race.

O'Reilly Auto Parts 250[edit]

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 was held July 5 at Kansas Speedway. Chad Chaffin won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 50-Jon Wood
  2. 99-Carl Edwards
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 16-Travis Kvapil
  5. 59-Robert Pressley
  6. 03-Eric Jones
  7. 2-Jason Leffler
  8. 33-Paul Menard
  9. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  10. 8-Bill Lester

Failed to qualify: Doug Keller (#27), Aaron Daniel (#11), Wayne Edwards (#25), Bobby Dotter (#07)

Built Ford Tough 225[edit]

The Built Ford Tough 225 was held July 12 at Kentucky Speedway. Jon Wood won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 99-Carl Edwards
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 2-Jason Leffler
  6. 16-Travis Kvapil
  7. 88-Matt Crafton
  8. 59-Robert Pressley
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 75-Hank Parker Jr.

Failed to qualify: Andy Hillenburg (#10), Blake Mallory (#36)

This was Carl Edwards' first Truck Series victory, but he suffered a 100-point penalty after the race due to cylinder head infractions.

Missouri-Illinois Dealers Ram Tough 200[edit]

The Missouri-Illinois Dealers Ram Tough 200 was held July 19 at Gateway International Raceway. Travis Kvapil won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  2. 2-Jason Leffler
  3. 16-Travis Kvapil
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 14-Rick Crawford
  6. 75-David Starr
  7. 1-Ted Musgrave
  8. 46-Dennis Setzer
  9. 88-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: none

Sears 200[edit]

The Sears 200 was held July 26 at Michigan International Speedway. Jason Leffler won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 18-Chad Chaffin
  4. 2-Jason Leffler
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 50-Jon Wood
  7. 16-Travis Kvapil
  8. 46-Dennis Setzer
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: none

Power Stroke Diesel 200[edit]

The Power Stroke Diesel 200 was held August 1 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Terry Cook won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 99-Carl Edwards
  2. 16-Travis Kvapil
  3. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  5. 50-Jon Wood
  6. 1-Ted Musgrave
  7. 52-Ken Schrader
  8. 46-Dennis Setzer
  9. 29-Terry Cook
  10. 88-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: Jason York (#93), Conrad Burr (#87), Casey Kingsland (#66), Jody McCormick (#77), Eric Jones (#03), Jay Sherston (#7), Scott Hall (#79), Doug Mahlik (#09), Ron Polodna (#13), Craig Wood (#11)

Federated Auto Parts 200[edit]

The Federated Auto Parts 200 was held August 8 at Nashville Superspeedway. Chad Chaffin won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 99-Carl Edwards
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 75-David Starr
  5. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  6. 18-Chad Chaffin
  7. 50-Jon Wood
  8. 46-Dennis Setzer
  9. 16-Travis Kvapil
  10. 88-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline Maxlife[edit]

The O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline Maxlife was held August 20 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Travis Kvapil
  2. 59-Robert Pressley
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  5. 46-Dennis Setzer
  6. 88-Matt Crafton
  7. 18-Chad Chaffin
  8. 50-Jon Wood
  9. 2-Jason Leffler
  10. 6-Kevin Harvick

Failed to qualify: none

Virginia Is For Lovers 200[edit]

The Virginia Is For Lovers 200 was held September 4 at Richmond International Raceway. Travis Kvapil won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 33-Tony Stewart
  2. 59-Robert Pressley
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 46-Dennis Setzer
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  8. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  9. 16-Travis Kvapil
  10. 9-Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: Brian Sockwell (#51)

New Hampshire 200[edit]

The New Hampshire 200 was held September 13 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jimmy Spencer won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  2. 99-Carl Edwards
  3. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 46-Dennis Setzer
  5. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  6. 18-Chad Chaffin
  7. 16-Travis Kvapil
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 50-Jon Wood
  10. 88-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: none

This was Jimmy Spencer's only Truck Series victory.

American Racing Wheels 200[edit]

The American Racing Wheels 200 was held September 20 at California Speedway. Brendan Gaughan won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 14-Rick Crawford
  5. 75-David Starr
  6. 2-Andy Houston
  7. 99-Carl Edwards
  8. 16-Travis Kvapil
  9. 50-Jon Wood
  10. 39-Jason Small

Failed to qualify: Doug Keller (#77), Blake Mallory (#27), Ricky Sanders (#19), Aaron Daniel (#93)

Las Vegas 350[edit]

The Las Vegas 350 was held September 27 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brendan Gaughan won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  2. 75-David Starr
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 16-Travis Kvapil
  5. 11-Jack Sprague
  6. 2-Andy Houston
  7. 29-Terry Cook
  8. 1-Ted Musgrave
  9. 88-Matt Crafton
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: J. C. Stout (#91), Jason Small (#39), Trevor Boys (#36), Chris Horn (#58), Kelly Sutton (#02), Conrad Burr (#94), David Gilliland (#09), Rick Bogart (#70), Loni Richardson (#0), Tina Gordon (#31), Jason York (#97), David Stover (#63), Ricky Sanders (#19), Kenny Hendrick (#9), Tim Woods (#54)

John Boy & Billy 250[edit]

The John Boy & Billy 250 was held October 4 at South Boston Speedway. Brendan Gaughan won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 16-Travis Kvapil
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 14-Rick Crawford
  6. 2-Andy Houston
  7. 99-Carl Edwards
  8. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 59-Robert Pressley

Failed to qualify: Randy Briggs (#51)

Silverado 350[edit]

The Silverado 350 was held October 11 at Texas Motor Speedway. Andy Houston won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  2. 16-Travis Kvapil
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 50-Jon Wood
  6. 29-Terry Cook
  7. 46-Dennis Setzer
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: Shane Wallace (#04), Loni Richardson (#0). Note: Shane Wallace replaced Jamie Aube in the #86 in the race.

Advance Auto Parts 200[edit]

The Advance Auto Parts 200 was held October 18 at Martinsville Speedway. Carl Edwards won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 50-Jon Wood
  2. 99-Carl Edwards
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 14-Rick Crawford
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  8. 52-Ken Schrader
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 1-Ted Musgrave

Failed to qualify: Jerry Hill (#51), Ron Polodna (#13), Wayne Edwards (#95), Jeremy Thompson (#92), Craig Wood (#73), Scotty Sands (#47). Note: Wayne Edwards replaced Dallas Norman in the #31 in the race.

Chevy Silverado 150[edit]

The Chevy Silverado 150 was held October 31 at Phoenix International Raceway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 6-Kevin Harvick
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 75-David Starr
  7. 50-Jon Wood
  8. 59-Robert Pressley
  9. 16-Travis Kvapil
  10. 2-Andy Houston

Failed to qualify: Nathan Wulff (#65), Tim Woods (#54), Pete Harding (#36), Tommy Pistone (#28), Stan Boyd (#5), Cory Kruseman (#98)

Ford 200[edit]

The Ford 200 was held November 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

This race saw the possibility of any one of the series' four top drivers in the points standings coming away with the championship. Going into the race Brendan Gaughan, driving the #62 Orleans Casino Dodge Ram for Orleans Racing, was leading the standings. Ted Musgrave, driving the #1 Mopar Dodge Ram for Ultra Motorsports, was sitting second. Third place was Dennis Setzer, in the #46 Acxiom Chevrolet Silverado for Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, and fourth was held by Travis Kvapil, driving the #16 IWX Motor Freight Chevrolet Silverado that Mike Bliss had won the series championship driving one year earlier for Xpress Motorsports.

Controversy was caused, however, by potential roadblocks caused by drivers' teammates. Setzer's team did not enter a second truck in the race. Kvapil's team was fielding the #11 IWX Silverado for Jack Sprague, who had joined the team after being fired by Haas CNC Racing in the Winston Cup Series. Gaughan's team was fielding the #61 Orleans Casino Ram driven by Scott Lynch, the team's developmental driver.

Ultra Motorsports, meanwhile, fielded both of their full-time trucks driven by Musgrave and Andy Houston, who drove the #2 Team ASE Ram. Tyler Walker, a developmental driver racing part time for Ultra, fielded the #7 Dodge Motorsports Ram as he had in two prior races in the truck he shared with Tracy Hines. They then drew criticism for two additional entries they prepared specifically for this race. The first truck was prepared for Marty Houston, a former Truck Series regular and brother of Andy Houston who had been on the #1’s pit crew; he drove the #10 Ram carrying the same sponsorship as his brother in his first NASCAR race of any kind since 2001. The second truck was prepared for P.J. Jones, a former IndyCar series driver who had not made a start in the Truck Series in eight years and who was largely a road course ringer; he piloted the #27 Ram sponsored by team owner Jim Smith’s company Ultra Wheels.

Among the critics of the move was the points leader, who felt that by fielding five trucks that Smith was trying to give Musgrave an unfair advantage, especially considering that Marty Houston had not raced in over two years. Gaughan's complaints proved to be valid, as with thirty-four laps to go in the race, his day came to an end. The #62 made contact with the #10, who was running a lap down, and in the process Bryan Reffner in the #80 Emerson Electronics Ford F-150 was collected in the wreck. None of the three trucks were able to continue and the accident cost Gaughan his chance at the championship. An angry Gaughan blasted Houston for causing the accident and Smith for his tactics in an interview following the accident.

The next contender to run into trouble was Musgrave. With two laps to go in the race, the race restarted and Musgrave attempted to make a pass on Kvapil's inside before the cars reached the start/finish line. Musgrave completed the pass and then passed Setzer, but NASCAR threw the black flag as Musgrave was judged to have been in violation of race rules. Musgrave never answered the black flag, and when the checkered flag fell on the next lap he crossed it in sixth place behind Sprague and in front of Kvapil, who passed Setzer for seventh. With the penalty, however, Musgrave was listed as the last car on the lead lap in thirteenth place.

For several minutes, NASCAR held off on making the results official as they reviewed Musgrave's penalty. After a 23-minute delay, the black flag was upheld, and Kvapil was declared the series champion. The final margin was nine points, while Musgrave finished eighteen points behind and Gaughan forty (without the black flag, Musgrave would have been the champion over Kvapil by 12 points, with Setzer 21 behind, and Gaughan 52 back).

In a post-race interview, an obviously angry Musgrave, while acknowledging his infraction, blamed it on Kvapil putting the brakes on him and responded with, "That figures. Screw them. All I can say is that next year, you're going to see a whole new Ted Musgrave. He's going to be the dirtiest son of a gun going out there on the racetrack and you might as well throw that rulebook away. I ain't going by it no more."

Xpress Motorsports won its second consecutive Truck Series Championship as a team, as Mike Bliss had won the 2002 series championship driving the same truck Kvapil took to the championship.

Polesitter Bobby Hamilton won the race. Of the additional drivers that the Xpress, Ultra, and Orleans teams entered, Jack Sprague and P. J. Jones finished in the top ten, with Sprague fifth and Jones ninth. Scott Lynch finished twelfth, Tyler Walker twenty-third, and Marty Houston thirtieth. Gaughan finished the race in twenty-ninth.

IndyCar Series driver and future Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice made his NASCAR debut in this race driving SealMaster Racing's #88 Chevrolet Silverado normally driven by Matt Crafton. Crafton drove the team's #98 entry for this race. Rice would finish 20th.

Top ten results (on the track)

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 14-Rick Crawford
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 2-Andy Houston
  5. 11-Jack Sprague
  6. 1-Ted Musgrave
  7. 16-Travis Kvapil
  8. 46-Dennis Setzer
  9. 50-Jon Wood
  10. 27-P. J. Jones

Top ten results (official result)

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 14-Rick Crawford
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 2-Andy Houston
  5. 11-Jack Sprague
  6. 16-Travis Kvapil
  7. 46-Dennis Setzer
  8. 50-Jon Wood
  9. 27-P. J. Jones
  10. 18-Chad Chaffin

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#93), Jason Hedlesky (#51), Wayne Edwards (#95), Lance Hooper (#01), Dana White (#25), Jamie Aube (#23), Carl Long (#5), Danny Bagwell (#81)

Full Drivers' Championship[edit]

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by owner's points. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MIL KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM Points
1 Travis Kvapil 2 4 16 18 4 5 4 2 6 4 6 3 7 2 9 1 9 7 8 4 2 2 16 9 6 3837
2 Dennis Setzer 7 28 1* 1 23 9 5 3 5 3 3 8 8 8 8 5 5 4 3 3 1* 8 3* 3 7 3828
3 Ted Musgrave 29 2* 5 2 1 21 13 1* 4 15 2 7 2 6 2 15 3* 12* 1 8 3 3 10 2 13 3819
4 Brendan Gaughan 10 3 3 16 2 18 1 8 1* 9 22* 1* 1* 4 5 4 7 5 2* 1* 15 1* 11 12 29 3797
5 Jon Wood 8 19 2 22 22 4 3 4 10 1* 4 11 6 5 7 8 4 9 9 19 4 6 1* 7 8 3659
6 Bobby Hamilton 4 1 4 5* 7 2 7* 7 29 16 18 14 10 3 11 12 8 3 16 10 8 10 5 5 1* 3627
7 Rick Crawford 1* 7 6 6 3 8* 14 11 3 23 11 5 12 14 3 3 6 18 4 36 5 9 4 11 2 3578
8 Carl Edwards (R) 24 23 15 4 12 33 2 5 15 2 1 4 5 1* 1* 11 25 2 7 29 7 4 2 4 27 3416
9 Terry Cook 9 8 10 9 14 20 9 9 7 12 9 9 9 9 14 27 16 15 12 7 18 7 19 16 11 3212
10 Chad Chaffin 17 5 20 26* 8 7 8 28 13 14 26 13 3 12 6 7 11 6 17 18 13 15 14 18 10 3143
11 Matt Crafton 12 11 29 13 9 22 10 10 9 19 7 10 25 10 10 6 14 10 14 9 16 12 28 14 15 3074
12 Robert Pressley 3 10 11 17 31 10 26 5 8 14 18 15 2 2 14 11 11 10 13 27 8 26 2773
13 David Starr 36 9 9 12 17 3 6 6 13 11 4 18 32 8 5 2 9 31 9 6 3 2768
14 Bill Lester 18 12 13 19 15 11 12 26 12 10 12 22 11 28 16 19 30 13 28 20 23 28 22 20 18 2712
15 Randy MacDonald 32 22 23 20 19 14 16 36 14 17 16 17 28 13 21 20 18 28 21 24 25 23 23 25 24 2458
16 Jason Leffler 30 6 7 11 21 1 27 6 2 7 5 2 4 15 24 9 2209
17 Jody Lavender (R) 25 27 23 18 13 15 13 24 20 24 16 23 21 18 22 19 19 16 23 22 16 2168
18 Jerry Hill 35 20 24 32 28 31 21 20 23 18 33 29 20 27 29 34 23 21 27 25 28 20 DNQ 1882
19 Randy Briggs (R) 14 13 34 DNQ 34 16 20 17 20 21 17 25 16 17 19 24 23 DNQ 17 1618
20 Phil Bonifield 34 29 DNQ 29 28 23 32 28 25 30 32 28 35 35 32 31 31 30 32 35 29 25 1524
21 Andy Houston 5 21 12 15 30 6 6 6 5 10 4 1487
22 Rich Bickle 19 8 10 32 24 12 27 13 12 12 33 22 1288
23 Ken Schrader 14 11 6 21 7 13 33 11 8 17 32 1286
24 Lance Hooper 20 27 35 32 32 31 33 27 26 31 30 32 33 31 33 32 24 DNQ 1191
25 Tina Gordon (R) 22 18 17 DNQ 13 19 22 25 31 21 13 26 DNQ 1112
26 T. J. Bell (R) 18 28 12 28 25 29 28 25 26 30 23 27 1059
27 Eric Jones DNQ 16 11 17 6 18 DNQ 26 16 14 14 1058
28 Morgan Shepherd 26 24 35 29 26 33 33 34 28 34 25 29 33 29 36 36 991
29 Bobby Dotter 11 32 25 34 30 DNQ 29 22 17 11 21 939
30 Kevin Harvick 26 3 5* 35 10* 1* 807
31 Jamie Aube 36 33 34 24 32 36 17 35 34 QL 24 26 DNQ 800
32 Stan Boyd 16 15 28 29 DNQ 36 33 34 36 29 30 20 21 DNQ 799
33 Shane Wallace 29 16 15 16 18 26 32 685
34 Doug Keller (R) 25 17 28 DNQ DNQ 27 19 31 33 DNQ 30 674
35 Kenny Hendrick 35 36 36 35 34 31 32 33 35 DNQ 35 36 34 656
36 Chris Horn 33 30 22 14 31 17 DNQ 25 625
37 David Stover 25 18 27 26 35 17 DNQ 30 607
38 Roland Isaacs 30 31 30 31 34 34 35 34 30 600
39 Wayne Edwards 36 DNQ 23 24 24 28 22 33 28 DNQ 595
40 Brandon Whitt 19 26 30 13 26 34 35 592
41 Ricky Sanders DNQ 17 30 19 20 22 27 DNQ DNQ 573
42 Paul Menard 11 8 21 21 21 572
43 L. W. Miller 21 16 27 20 24 32 558
44 Hank Parker Jr. 15 8 11 10 524
45 Johnny Chapman 27 26 36 17 30 19 513
46 Mike Wallace 6 12 15 21 500
47 Ken Weaver 26 17 34 19 15 482
48 Mike Skinner 13 12 15 22 471
49 Trevor Boys 36 22 26 24 32 29 DNQ 471
50 Andy Petree 14 10 20 18 467
51 Brandon Miller 8 26 14 19 454
52 Shane Sieg 16 15 19 17 451
53 Charlie Bradberry 30 16 33 20 24 446
54 Tracy Hines 32 11 13 13 445
55 Jimmy Spencer 29 1* 6 416
56 Michael Dokken 31 DNQ 27 34 14 QL 29 34 410
57 Aaron Daniel 19 DNQ 15 18 35 DNQ 391
58 Conrad Burr DNQ 26 15 18 DNQ DNQ 28 DNQ 391
59 Darrell Waltrip 7 29 7 368
60 Ryan McGlynn 29 35 31 22 33 365
61 Brian Sockwell 28 24 19 DNQ 31 346
62 Blake Mallory 31 DNQ 24 23 DNQ 24 346
63 Kelly Sutton 27 23 DNQ 35 19 340
64 Jason Small 21 10 DNQ 23 328
65 Dana White 34 33 36 35 33 32 DNQ 314
66 Jack Sprague 5 5 310
67 Mark McFarland 12 15 34 306
68 Ryan Hemphill 20 28 15 300
69 Johnny Sauter 25 10 33 286
70 Johnathon Price 23 30 36 280
71 Tyler Walker 27 21 23 276
72 Shawna Robinson 18 29 29 261
73 Loni Richardson 20 21 36 DNQ DNQ 258
74 Scott Lynch 12 12 254
75 J. C. Stout 31 19 31 DNQ 246
76 Randy Renfrow 33 31 25 222
77 Tim Sauter 23 14 21 221
78 Brian Rose DNQ 14 24 212
79 Nathan Wulff 22 19 DNQ DNQ 203
80 Jay Godley 22 20 200
81 Bryan Reffner 13 31 194
82 Stuart Kirby 24 20 194
83 Andy Ponstein 24 22 188
84 Robby Benton 25 25 22 185
85 Tony Stewart 1 180
86 Donnie Neuenberger 25 25 176
87 Stephen Rhodes 30 21 173
88 Alex Müller 26 25 173
89 G. J. Mennen Jr. 23 33 158
90 Jeremy Mayfield 6 155
91 Ronnie Hornaday 27 32 149
92 P. J. Jones 9 138
93 Rick Bogart 34 DNQ 31 131
94 Ed Berrier 13 124
95 Randy LaJoie 13 124
96 Nick Woodward 14 121
97 Andy Hillenburg 15 DNQ 118
98 Brad Teague 16 115
99 Clay Brown 17 112
100 Matt Carter 17 112
101 Patrick Lawler 31 18 109
102 Doug Mahlik DNQ 18 103
103 Buddy Rice 20 103
104 Jeremy Thompson 21 DNQ 100
105 Matt McCall 21 100
106 Chase Montgomery 22 97
107 Jerry Miller 23 94
108 Johnny Borneman III 23 94
109 Ryan Hanson 23 94
110 Jay Sherston 24 DNQ 91
111 Tim Woods 31 25 DNQ DNQ 88
112 Tommy Pistone 26 DNQ 85
113 Geoff Bodine DNQ 27 82
114 Jarod Robie 27 82
115 Ron Polodna DNQ DNQ 27 DNQ 82
116 A. J. Fike 27 82
117 Frank Kimmel 28 79
118 Gilbert King 29 76
119 Teri MacDonald (R) 30 73
120 Elliott Sadler 30 73
121 Marty Houston 30 73
122 Gary Higgs 32 67
123 Jon Lemke 32 67
124 Craig Wood DNQ DNQ 32 DNQ 67
125 Rusty Alton 33 64
126 Willie Green 33 64
127 Jerry Allec Jr. 34 61
128 Dennis Hannel 35 DNQ 58
129 Rick Ware 36 55
130 Carl Long 36 DNQ 55
131 Scotty Sands 36 DNQ 55
132 Jason York DNQ 17 19 DNQ
133 Steadman Marlin 22
134 Jason White 30 35
135 Joe Varde 33
136 James Stephenson DNQ
137 Jody McCormick DNQ DNQ
138 Casey Kingsland DNQ
139 David Gilliland DNQ
140 Pete Harding DNQ
141 Cory Kruseman DNQ
142 Derrike Cope DNQ
143 Jason Hedlesky DNQ
144 Danny Bagwell DNQ
145 Dallas Norman QL
Pos Driver DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MIL KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM Points

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Gong Show winner Carl Edwards was named Rookie of the Year, winning three races and finishing eighth in points for Roush Racing. The first runner-up was Jody Lavender, who competed in 21 of 25 races for Green Light Racing. Tina Gordon, T. J. Bell and Doug Keller made limited attempts at the award, while Teri MacDonald drove part-time for her brother Randy MacDonald in the Truck Series.

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