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2003 Ford 200
Kvapilchampionship
General info
Series Craftsman Truck Series
Location Homestead-Miami Speedway
Date November 14, 2003
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Bobby Hamilton
Pole Speed 169.252 mph
Race Data
Winner Bobby Hamilton
Margin of Victory .186 sec
Average Speed 120.439 mph
Cautions 5 for 24 laps
Points Leader Travis Kvapil (+9)

The 2003 Ford 200 was the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season finale for 2003 held November 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won from the pole for his second victory of the year. The race featured a championship showdown between Brendan Gaughan, Ted Musgrave, and Travis Kvapil. On lap 102, Gaughan wrecked with Musgrave's teammate Marty Houston, ending his championship hopes. Musgrave was then leading the points when he was black-flagged by NASCAR for jumping a restart. Kvapil, who had already announced he was leaving his Xpress Motorsports team after the race, was then awarded the championship by just nine markers over Dennis Setzer

Qualifying notes Edit

Bobby Hamilton won the pole at a speed of nearly 170 mph. His teammate Chad Chaffin qualified second, while Brendan Gaughan, then the points leader, started 13th.

The following drivers failed to qualify for the race: Derrike Cope (#93), Jason Hedlesky (#51), Wayne Edwards (#95), Lance Hooper (#01), Dana White (#25), Jamie Aube (#23), Danny Bagwell (#81), Carl Long (#5)

Additional Race Data Edit

  • Leaders: 5
  • Time of race: 1:40:08
  • Average Speed: 120.439 mph
  • Cautions: 5 for 24 laps
  • Margin of Victory: .186 sec
  • Future Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice made his only NASCAR race to date in this race, finishing 20th in the #88 for ThorSport Racing.
  • 8-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel drove in his first CTS race in 2 years, finishing 28th in his Jeff Spraker-owned Ford.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 14Bobby HamiltonSquare DDodge13467running
2 714Rick CrawfordNewspaper in EducationFord13450running
3 1275SpearsDavid StarrSpears ManufacturingChevrolet13412running
4 32UltraCTSAndy HoustonTeam ASE/CarquestDodge1340running
5 2111Jack SpragueIWX Motor FreightChevrolet1340running
6 416Travis KvapilIWX Motor FreightChevrolet1340running
7 1146Dennis SetzerAxicom/Computer AssociatesChevrolet1340running
8 950Jon WoodRoush RacingFord1342running
9 1427P.J. JonesUltra WheelsDodge1340running
10 218Chad ChaffinDickiesDodge1340running
11 529Terry CookPower Stroke Diesel/Oil MateFord1340running
12 2561Scott LynchOrleans HotelDodge1340running
13 101Ted MusgraveMopar PerformanceDodge1340running
14 2903Eric JonesTeam EJPChevrolet1330running
15 1798Matt CraftonMenards/Enzyme MagicChevrolet1330running
16 28GreenLight08Jody Lavender (R)Hartsville Community BankChevrolet1320running
17 2007GreenLightCTSShane SiegGreen Light RacingChevrolet1320running
18 88Bill LesterStrauss Auto Parts/The ClubDodge1310running
19 2702Kelly SuttonTeam CopaxoneChevrolet1310running
20 3388ThorSportMenardsCTSBuddy RiceMenards/Enzyme MagicChevrolet1310running
21 2231Mike WallaceMicrotel Inn & SuitesDodge1290running
22 3415Rich BickleVokal Clothing/FasscoreFord1290running
23 267Tyler WalkerDodge MotorsportsDodge1280running
24 3572Randy MacDonaldGreenfield Truck CenterChevrolet1280running
25 3686Phil BonifieldLane Automotive/Motor State PerformanceChevrolet1260running
26 15CTSHarris59Robert PressleyHarris Trucking/Melling Engine PartsDodge1250running
27 2399Carl Edwards (R)SuperchipsFord1203transmission
28 2469Frank KimmelAdvance Auto Parts/PorkFord1170engine
29 1362Brendan GaughanOrleans HotelDodge1010crash
30 1810Marty HoustonTeam ASE/CarquestDodge1000crash
31 1680Bryan ReffnerEmersonChevrolet1000crash
32 1952Ken SchraderFederated Auto PartsChevrolet880engine
33 319Johnny SauterApple Bottoms/Vokal ClothingFord320engine
34 3055Mark McFarlandDean MotorsportsDodge290ignition
35 638Brandon WhittCure Autism NowChevrolet200engine
36 3221Morgan ShepherdRacing with Jesus/Red Line OilFord120engine
  • (R) - Denotes rookies

Points Edit

  1. Travis Kvapil +9
  2. Dennis Setzer -9
  3. Ted Musgrave -18
  4. Brendan Gaughan -40
  5. Jon Wood -178
  6. Bobby Hamilton -210
  7. Rick Crawford -259
  8. Carl Edwards -421
  9. Terry Cook -625
  10. Chad Chaffin -694

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