The 2003 Auto Club 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car race held on April 27, 2003, at California Speedway in Fontana, California. Contested over 250 laps on the 2-mile (3.23 km) asphalt D-shaped oval, it was the tenth race of the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Steve Park of DEI won the pole. Kurt Busch of Roush Racing won the race. This was also the last race for Jerry Nadeau. His career ended with an injury during practice at Richmond

2003 Auto Club 500
Race details
Race 10 of 36 in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Date April 27, 2003 (2003-April-27)
Official name Auto Club 500
Location California Speedway, Fontana, California
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.23 km)
Distance 250 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Average speed 140.111 miles per hour (225.487 km/h)
Attendance 120,000
Pole position
Driver Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 100
No. 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

Background edit

The track, California Speedway, is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[1] The track's turns are banked from fourteen degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at eleven degrees. Unlike the front stretch, the backstraightaway is banked at three degrees.

Top 10 results edit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford
2 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
3 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Dodge
4 9 Bill Elliott Evernham Motorsports Dodge
5 42 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
7 15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
8 43 John Andretti Petty Enterprises Dodge
9 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
10 40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge

References edit

  1. ^ "Auto Club Speedway Track Facts". Auto Club Speedway. Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved March 22, 2013.