NASCAR Thunder 2003 - Guide/ US Version
For the Nintendo GameCube
Version FINAL (Nov. 20, 2002)
Guide by Myke - mykeownz (at) yahoo (dot) com
1-4 Players Simultaneously
35 Blocks
GameBoy Advance Compatible
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                             Table of Contents

1..............................................................Version History
2.....................................................................Controls
3........................................................................Modes
4.......................................................................Tracks
5......................................................................Drivers
6..........................................................Lightning Challenge
7..............................................................Thunder License
7..........................................................Secrets and Goodies
8......................................................................Credits
9....................................................................Copyright

                This guide is dedicated to the victims of 9/11
                   We will never forget, God Bless America
                                Lets Roll!

                          *Andy Kirby (1961-2002)*
               Andy Kirby was killed in a motorcycle accident on
                  July 18th, he was 40. We'll miss you Andy!

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                              Version History
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Nov. 20, 2002:  Tony Stewart is the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion
Version FINAL   Greg Biffle is the 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Champion
                Mike Bliss is the 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Champion

Oct. 18, 2002:  Past Winners to each tracks have been added, and Thunder
Version 0.7     Plates section is completed.

Oct. 17, 2002:  Track informations added.
Version 0.6

Oct. 11, 2002   check out - WWW.GOLDENFOXX.COM - to copy how to get a good
Version 0.5     time by watching the videos. The videos are done on Daytona,
                Infineon (Sears Point), Talladega, Watkins Glen.

Sept. 25, 2002  I have all of the drivers except for Bobby Hamilton Jr, Bobby
Version 0.4     Wawak, Cale Yarborough, and that would leave 2 or 3 more left
                and I don't know who those mystery drivers are...is one of
                them Harry Gant? Wally Dallenbach?

                Having trouble with the "Pay at the Pump" challenge? with
                Jerry Nadeau? GoldenFoxx has submitted a good strategy, look
                under the Lightning Challenges section and look for that
                challenge and read on! Thanks GoldenFoxx!

Sept. 24, 2002  Got most of the Lightning Challenges down and their key.
Version 0.3

Sept. 19, 2002  Got most of the driver's informations down and their paint
Version 0.2     jobs down. I'm going to Dover tomorrow, look for me out
                there!

Aug. 31, 2002   Nothing big, just added the list of drivers that are in the
Version 0.1:    game, and the tracks as well.

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                                 Controls
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Menu Controls
    -Control Pad/Stick Up/Down              -Highlight menu item
    -Control Pad/Stick Left/Right           -Change highlighted item
    -A Button                               -Select/Go to next screen
    -B Button                               -Cancel/Return to previous screen

Gameplay
    -Control Stick Left/Right               -Steer
    -A Button                               -Accelerate
    -B Button                               -Brake
    -X Button                               -Reverse
    -Y Button                               -Change view
    -Z Button                               -Track map/Damage Meter
    -C Stick Up/Down                        -Toggle rear view mirror ON/OFF
    -Control Pad Up/Down                    -Toggle HUD Display
    -L/R Button                             -Shift Up/Down
    -START                                  -Pause game

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                                   Modes
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Lightning Challenge
    Lightning Challenge is your chance to prove you belong on the track. If
    you can complete the challenges, you'll earn Thunder Plates which unlock
    cars, tracks, and drivers.

Thunder License
    Get some experience behind the wheel as you learn every track in the
    country from "The King," Richard Petty, and other top NASCAR drivers.

Season
    You don't have to win every race to finish the season on top. Compete
    consistently in a series of races in quest of a NASCAR championship and
    you might end up with enough points to clutch the cup.

Career
    Work your way through the ranks of NASCAR as you compete for 20 consecutive
    seasons. Vie for the best crew, try to sign the top sponsors, and
    incorporate the latest racing technology.


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                                  Tracks
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I got the list from Middleman13 from the NASCAR Thunder 2003 GameCube board at
www.GameFAQs.com, thanks to him. Events are from the NASCAR Thunder 2003 for
each tracks, and for the Past Winners, I got them from the "The Official NASCAR
2002 Preview and Press Guide" and picked some drivers that have won at the
track and not listing all of them.

Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Events:        MBNA America 500, NAPA 500, Georgia 500
    Where:         Hampton, Georgia
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.54 Mile
    Banking:       24 degrees (corners), 5 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      124,000
    Past Winners:  Dale Earnhardt (9), Cale Yarborough (7), Richard Petty (6),
                   Bobby Labonte (5), Bobby Allison (5), Bill Elliott (5),
                   Jeff Gordon (3), Rusty Wallace (2), Mark Martin (2),
                   Ricky Rudd (2), Ken Schrader (1), Jerry Nadeau (1),
                   Kevin Harvick (1) 

Bristol Motor Speedway
    Events:        Food City, 500, Sharpie 500
    Where:         Bristol, Tennessee
    Type:          Short Track
    Length:        0.533 Mile
    Banking:       36 degrees (corners), 16 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      147,000
    Past Winners:  Darrell Waltrip (12), Rusty Wallace (9), Dale Earnhardt (9),
                   Jeff Gordon (4), Cale Yarborough (9), Richard Petty (3),
                   Terry Labonte (2), Mark Martin (2), Alan Kulwicki (2),
                   Bobby Allison (4), Tony Stewart (1), Elliott Sadler (1)
 

California Speedway
    Events:        NAPA Auto Parts 500, California 500
    Where:         Fontana, California
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        2.0 Mile
    Banking:       14 degrees (corners), 11 degrees (front), 3 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      92,000
    Past Winners:  Jeff Gordon (2), Mark Martin (1), Rusty Wallace (1),
                   Jeremy Mayfield (1)


Chicagoland Speedway
    Events:        Tropicana 400, Chicagoland 400
    Where:         Joliet, Illinois
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.5 Mile
    Banking:       18 degrees (corners), 11 degrees (front), 5 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      75,000
    Past Winners:  Kevin Harvick (1)


Darlington Raceway
    Events:        Carolina Dodge Dealers 400, Mountain Dew Southern 500,
                   Darlington 400
    Where:         Darlington, South Carolina
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.366 Mile
    Banking:       23-25 degrees (corners), 2 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      65,000
    Past Winners:  David Pearson (10), Dale Earnhardt (9), Darrell Waltrip (5),
                   Cale Yarborough (5), Bill Elliott (5), Jeff Gordon (5),
                   Harry Gant (4), Ward Burton (2), Dale Jarrett (3),
                   Jeff Burton (2)


Daytona International Speedway
    Events:        Daytona 500, Pepsi 400, The Shootout
    Where:         Daytona Beach, Florida
    Type:          SuperSpeedway
    Length:        2.5 Mile
    Banking:       31 degrees (corners), 18 degrees (front), 3 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      168,000
    Past Winners:  Richard Petty (10), Cale Yarborough (8), David Pearson (5),
                   Dale Earnhardt (3), Sterling Marlin (3), Jeff Gordon (4),
                   Bill Elliott (4), Dale Jarrett (4), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1)


Daytona Beach Course
    Events:        Daytona Beach 500
    Where:         Daytona Beach, Florida
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        2.0 Mile
    Banking:       15 degrees (corners)
    Capacity:      136,000  


Daytona Infield Road Course
    Events:        Florida 500K
    Where:         Daytona Beach, Florida
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        2.175 Mile
    Corners:       9 Turns
    Capacity:      136,000


Dover International Speedway
    Events:        MBNA America 400, MBNA Platinum 400, Dover 400
    Where:         Dover, Delware
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.0 Mile
    Banking:       24 degrees (corners), 9 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      140,000
    Past Winners:  Richard Petty (7), David Pearson (5), Jeff Gordon (4),
                   Ricky Rudd (4), Rusty Wallace (3), Bill Elliott (4),
                   Bobby Allison (7), Tony Stewart (2), Harry Gant (4)


Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Events:        Homestead 400
    Where:         Homestead, Florida
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.5 Mile
    Banking:       6 degrees (corners), 3 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      72,000
    Past Winners:  Tony Stewart (2), Bill Elliott (1)


Homestead-Miami Infield Road Couse
    Events:        Homestead-Miami 400K
    Where:         Homestead, Florida
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        1.45 Mile
    Corners:       6 Turns
    Capacity:      72,000  


Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Events:        Brickyard 400
    Where:         Indianapolis, Indiana
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        2.5 Mile
    Banking:       9 degrees (corners), 0 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      250,000
    Past Winners:  Jeff Gordon (3), Dale Earnhardt (1), Dale Jarrett (2),
                   Ricky Rudd (1), Bobby Labonte (1)


Infineon Raceway
    Events:        Dodge/Save Mart 350, Sonoma 350K
    Where:         Sonoma, California
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        2.0 Mile
    Corners:       10 Turns
    Capacity:      98,000
    Past Winners:  Jeff Gordon (3), Rusty Wallace (2), Ernie Irvan (2),
                   Dale Earnhardt (1), Ricky Rudd (1), Davey Allison (1),
                   Geoffrey Bodine (1), Mark Martin (1), Tony Stewart (1)


Kansas Speedway
    Events:        Protection One 400, Kansas 400
    Where:         Kansas City, Kansas
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.5 Mile
    Banking:       15 degrees (corners), 10 degrees (front) 5 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      78,000
    Past Winners:  Jeff Gordon (1)


Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Events:        UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, Las Vegas 400
    Where:         Las Vegas, Nevada
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.5 Mile
    Banking:       12 degrees (corners), 9 degrees (front), 3 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      126,000
    Past Winners:  Jeff Burton (2), Jeff Gordon (1), Mark Martin (1)


Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Events:        UAW-GM Quality 500, Coca-Cola Racing Family 600,
                   The All-Star
    Where:         Concord, North Carolina
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.5 Mile
    Banking:       24 degrees (corners), 5 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      167,000
    Past Winners:  David Pearson (4), Junior Johnson (2), Richard Petty (4),
                   Darrell Waltrip (6), Dale Earnhardt (5), Jeff Gordon (4),
                   Mark Martin (3), Dale Jarrett (3), Benny Parsons (2),
                   Bobby Allison (6), Rusty Wallace (2)


Martinsville Speedway
    Events:        Virginia 500, Old Dominion 500, Martinsville 500
    Where:         Martinsville, Virginia
    Type:          Short Track
    Length:        0.526 Mile
    Banking:       12 degrees (corners)
    Capacity:      91,000
    Past Winners:  Darrell Waltrip (11), Richard Petty (15), Fred Lorenzen (6),
                   Cale Yarborough (6), Dale Earnhardt (6), Rusty Wallace (6),
                   Jeff Gordon (3), Ricky Rudd (3), Geoffrey Bodine (4)


Michigan International Speedway
    Events:        Sirius Satellite Radio 400, Pepsi 400, Motor City 400
    Where:         Brooklyn, Michigan
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        2.0 Mile
    Banking:       18 degrees (corners), 12 degrees (front), 5 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      136,373
    Past Winners:  Cale Yarborough (8), David Pearson (9), Bill Elliott (7),
                   Mark Martin (4), Rusty Wallace (5), Davey Allison (3),
                   Bobby Allison (4), Bobby Labonte (3), Dale Jarrett (3)


New Hampshire International Speedway
    Events:        New England 300, New Hampshire 300
    Where:         Loudon, New Hampshire
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.058 Mile
    Banking:       12 degrees (corners), 2 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      91,000
    Past Winners:  Jeff Burton (4), Jeff Gordon (3), Ricky Rudd (1),
                   Dale Jarrett (1), Rusty Wallace (1), Ernie Irvan (1),
                   Tony Stewart (1), Joe Nemechek (1), Robby Gordon (1)


North Carolina Speedway
    Events:        Subway 400, Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400,
                   Rockingham 400
    Where:         Rockingham, North Carolina
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.017 Mile
    Banking:       22-25 degrees (corners), 8 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      60,113
    Past Winners:  Richard Petty (11), David Pearson (5), Dale Earnhardt (3),
                   Rusty Wallace (5), Kyle Petty (3), Jeff Gordon (4), 
                   Bill Elliott (4), Cale Yarborough (7)


Phoenix International Raceway
    Events:        Checker Auto Parts 500
    Where:         Avondale, Arizona
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.0 Mile
    Banking:       9-11 degrees (corners)
    Capacity:      76,812
    Past Winners:  Davey Allison (2), Jeff Burton (2), Bill Elliott (1),
                   Dale Earnhardt (1), Tony Stewart (1), Rusty Wallace (1),
                   Dale Jarrett (1), Ricky Rudd (1), Bobby Hamilton (1),
                   Terry Labonte (1), Mark Martin (1)


Phoenix Infield Road Course
    Events:        Sandstorm 500K
    Where:         Avondale, Arizona
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        1.149 Mile
    Corners:       6 Turns
    Capacity:      76,812  


Pocono Raceway
    Events:        Pennsylvania 500, Pocono 500
    Where:         Pocono, Pennsylvania
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        2.5 Mile
    Banking:       6-14 degrees (corners), 1 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      90,000
    Past Winners:  Tim Richmond (4), Rusty Wallace (4), Jeff Gordon (4),
                   Bobby Allison (3), Geoffrey Bodine (3), Bobby Labonte (3),
                   Dale Earnhardt (2), Bill Elliott (5), Terry Labonte (2),
                   Darrell Waltrip (4), Jeremy Mayfield (2)


Pocono Infield Road Course
    Events:        Keystone State 500K
    Where:         Pocono, Pennsylvania
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        2.068 Mile
    Corners:       8 Turns
    Capacity:      90,000  


Richmond International Raceway
    Events:        Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400, Pontiac Excitement 400,
                   Richmond 400
    Where:         Richmond, Virginia
    Type:          Short Track
    Length:        0.75 Mile
    Banking:       14 degrees (corners), 8 degrees (front), 2 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      100,500
    Past Winners:  Richard Petty (13), David Pearson (6), Darrell Waltrip (6),
                   Rusty Wallace (6), Dale Earnhardt (5), Terry Labonte (3),
                   Benny Parsons (2), Tony Stewart (2), Bobby Allison (7)


Talladega Superspeedway
    Events:        EA Sports 500, Aaron's 499, Alabama 500
    Where:         Talladega, Alabama
    Type:          SuperSpeedway
    Length:        2.66 Mile
    Banking:       33 degrees (corners), 18 degrees (front), 2 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      143,000
    Past Winners:  Dale Earnhardt (10), Bobby Allison (4), David Pearson (3),
                   Darrell Waltrip (4), Davey Allison (2), Buddy Baker (3),
                   Ernie Irvan (2), Mark Martin (2), Jeff Gordon (2),
                   Bill Elliott (2), Terry Labonte (2), Sterling Marlin (2)


Talladega Infield Road Course
    Events:        Dixieland 500K
    Where:         Talladega, Alabama
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        2.163
    Corners:       8 Turns
    Capacity:      150,000  


Texas Motor Speedway
    Events:        Samsung/Radioshack 500
    Where:         Fort Worth, Texas
    Type:          Speedway
    Length:        1.5 Mile
    Banking:       24 degrees (corners), 5 degrees (front & back)
    Capacity:      154,861
    Past Winners:  Jeff Burton (1), Mark Martin (1), Terry Labonte (1),
                   Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1), Dale Jarrett (1)


Texas Infield Road Course
    Events:        Texas 500K
    Where:         Fort Worth, Texas
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        1.374 Mile
    Corners:       6 Turns
    Capacity:      154,861 

Tiburon International Speedway
    Events:        Tiburon 500
    Where:         Orlando, Florida
    Type:          SuperSpeedway
    Length:        3.0 Mile
    Banking:       40 degrees (corners), 15 degrees (front), 20 degrees (back)
    Capacity:      150,000  

 
Watkins Glen International
    Events:        Sirius Satellite Radio @ The Glen, Thunder Road 220
    Where:         Watkins Glen, New York
    Type:          Road Course
    Length:        2.454 Mile
    Corners:       11 Turns
    Capacity:      87,000
    Past Winners:  Jeff Gordon (4), Mark Martin (3), Rusty Wallace (2),
                   Ricky Rudd (2), Steve Park (1), Geoffrey Bodine (1),
                   Kyle Petty (1), Ernie Irvan (1), Tim Richmond (1),
                   Buck Baker (1), Billy Wade (1), Marvin Panch (1)



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                                  Drivers
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                           (in alphabetical order)

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Bobby Allison (LEGEND)
    #12 - Piper Aircraft               Owner: ?
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

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John Andretti
    #43 - Cheerios                     Owner: Richard Petty
                                       Team:  Petty Enterprises
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 Cheerios, 2002 Grands, 2002 Honey Nut Cheerios, 2002 Chex,
   2001 Cheerios, 2001 Hamburger Helper, 2001 Honey Nut Cheerios,
   2001 Pop Secret

   His uncle is the famous Mario Andretti, and his cousin is Michael Andretti,
   Mario's son. John's first win came in the 1997 Pepsi 400 in Daytona, and
   his 2nd win came in 1999 in Martinsville. He is short for a driver at 5'5,
   size doesn't matter in NASCAR though.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1993  |    4    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      50th       |
   |  1994  |   29    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      32nd       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    0   |     1    |     5     |      18th       |
   |  1996  |   30    |    0   |     2    |     3     |      31st       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    1   |     3    |     3     |      23rd       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    0   |     3    |    10     |      11th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    1   |     3    |    10     |      17th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      23rd       |
   |  2001  |   35    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      31st       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      28th       |
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Casey Atwood
    #7 - Sirius Satellite Radio        Owner: Jim Smith
                                       Team:  Ultra Motorsports
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 Sirius Satellite Radio, 2002 Muppets (Rowlf)

   Casey has no win, but a lot of time to develop. His best finish so far
   is 3rd, in the 2001 Homestead race, Casey was driving the #19 UAW/Dodge
   Dealers that year, he is now piloting the #7 Sirius.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2000  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      54th       |
   |  2001  |   35    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      26th       |
   |  2002  |   35    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      35th       |
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Johnny Benson
    #10 - Valvoline                    Owner: Nelson Bowers
                                       Team:  MBV Motorsports
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix

Paintjobs:
   2002 Valvoline, 2002 Muppets (Fozzie), 2002 MLB, 2002 Maxlife, 2002 Zerex,
   2002 Eagle One, 2001 Valvoline, 2001 Eagle One, 2001 Maxlife

   Johnny Benson have been racing in the Winston Cup series for quite a
   while and he has no win yet. Jack Roush used to be his owner when Johnny
   was driving the #26 Cheerios, he is currently driving in the #10 Valvoline
   Pontiac. Benson was the 1995 Busch Rookie of the Year and he won the
   champion for the same division the year after.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1996  |   30    |    0   |     1    |     6     |      21st       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     0    |     8     |      11th       |
   |  1998  |   32    |    0   |     3    |    10     |      20th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      28th       |
   |  2000  |   33    |    0   |     3    |     7     |      13th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    0   |     6    |    14     |      11th       |
   |  2002  |   29    |    1   |     3    |     7     |      29th       |
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Greg Biffle
    #16 - Volvo Trucks/RoushRacing.com    Owner: Jack Roush
                                          Team:  Roush Racing
                                          Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 JR's Garage, 2002 TNT

   Biffle made 2 appearances, Daytona and California, but he failed to qualify
   for the Daytona 500, he finished 13th in the California race and started
   29th. This car is owned by Jack Roush. He will be in a couple more races
   in the #55 Square D of Bobby Hamilton while Bobby is recovering from his
   injuries.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2002  |    7    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      48th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Greg Biffle (BUSCH)
    #60 - Grainger                     Owner: Jack Roush
                                       Team:  Roush Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

   Biffle was outstanding last year, taking home 5 wins, 16 top 5s and 21
   top 10s and ranked 4th in standings. He was one of the rookie candidates
   that year, but just 304 points behind 2001 Champion, Harvick. In 2002,
   it is Biffle's turn to win the championship!

BUSCH STATS-
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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   33    |    5   |    16    |    21     |       4th       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    4   |    20    |    25     |       1st       |
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Todd Bodine
    #26 - Discover Card                Owner: Travis Carter
                                       Team:  Haas-Carter Motorsports
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Discover Card

   A native from New York, and the youngest of the Bodine brothers. Todd has
   no win in the Winston Cup yet, but he does have 14 wins in the Busch. He
   was going to have a full-time ride this year until K-Mart filed for
   bankruptcy, he has only been in several races in the #66 car. The #26 card
   came back with a new sponsor, Discover Card, and put Todd in the seat for the
   rest of the season, he is still competing in the Busch Series piloting the
   red and white #92 Excredrin - Chevrolet.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1992  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |       ?         |
   |  1993  |   10    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      40th       |
   |  1994  |   30    |    0   |     2    |     7     |      20th       |
   |  1995  |   28    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      33rd       |
   |  1996  |   10    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      40th       |
   |  1997  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      52nd       |
   |  1998  |   14    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      41st       |
   |  1999  |    7    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      46th       |
   |  2000  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      49th       |
   |  2001  |   35    |    0   |     2    |     2     |      29th       |
   |  2002  |   24    |    0   |     1    |     4     |      38th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|


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Jeff Burton (BUSCH)
    #9 - Gain                          Owner: Jack Roush
                                       Team:  Roush Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

   A veteran in the Busch Series and driver of the green #9 car owned by
   Jack Roush, with 1 win, 4 top 5s and 9 top 10s in only 11 starts last year,
   this is Jeff Burton. 

BUSCH STATS-
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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   11    |    1   |     4    |     9     |      33rd       |
   |  2002  |   13    |    5   |     8    |     9     |      31st       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Jeff Burton
    #99 - CITGO                        Owner: Jack Roush
                                       Team:  Roush Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 CITGO, 2002 Peelout-Reelin, 2002 Bass Master, 2001 CITGO

   A native from South Boston, Virginia, the youngest Burton brothers,
   rookie of the year in 1994, what else? Jeff Burton has proved himself
   to be one of the best racers in the Winston Cup series. His first win
   came in Texas in 1997, he finished 4th in point standings that year, until
   the career best, 3rd, in 2000. Last year, Jeff has 2 wins, 8 top 5s and
   16 top 10s in 36 starts, he was 10th in point standings.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1993  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |        ?        |
   |  1994  |   30    |    0   |     2    |     3     |      24th       |
   |  1995  |   29    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      32nd       |
   |  1996  |   30    |    0   |     6    |    12     |      13th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    3   |    13    |    18     |       4th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    2   |    18    |    23     |       5th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    6   |    18    |    23     |       5th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    4   |    15    |    22     |       3rd       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    2   |     8    |    16     |      10th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     5    |    14     |      12th       |
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Ward Burton
    #22 - Caterpillar                  Owner: Bill Davis
                                       Team:  Bill Davis Racing
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 Caterpillar, 2002 Flame, 2001 Wildlife Foundation, 2001 Tractor

   2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton had an up-and-down season this year,
   most of them are engine problems. Ward can take the car to the front if it
   wasn't for those. Native from South Boston and older brother of Jeff. Ward's
   first win came in 1995 at The Rock (Rockingham).

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1994  |   26    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      35th       |
   |  1995  |   29    |    1   |     3    |     6     |      22nd       |
   |  1996  |   27    |    0   |     0    |     4     |      33rd       |
   |  1997  |   31    |    0   |     0    |     7     |      24th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    0   |     1    |     5     |      16th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     6    |    16     |       9th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    1   |     4    |    17     |      10th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    1   |     6    |    10     |      14th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    2   |     3    |     8     |      25th       |
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Kurt Busch
    #97 - Sharpie                      Owner: Jack Roush
                                       Team:  Roush Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
    2002 Rubbermaid/Sharpie, 2002 Rubbermaid, 2002 Sharpie, 2002 Little Tikes,
    2001 Sharpie/Rubbermaid

    Kurt started back in 2000 in the #97 car sponsored by John Deere. He
    was one of the rookie candidates last year and grabbed 3rd place in
    rookie standings and 27th in point standings, just 1 place back behind
    Atwood.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2000  |    7    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      48th       |
   |  2001  |   35    |    0   |     3    |     6     |      27th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    4   |    12    |    20     |       3rd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

   

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Chad Chaffin
    #16 - 31-W Insulation              Owner: Wayne Day
                                       Team:  Day Enterprises Motorsports
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix
BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   14    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      42nd       |
   |  2002  |   26    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      35th       |
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Ricky Craven
    #32 - Tide                         Owner: Cal Wells III
                                       Team:  PPI Motorsports
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Tide, 2002 Clean Breeze

   The first NASCAR Thunder game doesn't have Ricky Craven, but he is in
   the second one though! I'm sure the fans of Craven are very happy and will
   be able to use him as their driver. A native from Maine joined PPI
   Motorsports and the 32 car back in 2001, which is the year Ricky won his
   first Winston Cup race in Martinsville.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1991  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |        ?        |
   |  1995  |   31    |    0   |     0    |     4     |      24th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    0   |     3    |     5     |      20th       |
   |  1997  |   30    |    0   |     4    |     7     |      19th       |
   |  1998  |   11    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      46th       |
   |  1999  |   24    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      41st       |
   |  2000  |   16    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      44th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    1   |     4    |     7     |      21st       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     3    |     9     |      15th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Dale Earnhardt
    #3 - GM Goodwrench                 Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

    The Man in Black, The Intimidator, Ironhead, whatever you call him,
    Dale is one of the greatest racers of all time in NASCAR history. A
    native from Kannapolis, North Carolina was known for his rough racing
    style and his sly grin. He won 76 times, which placed him 6th in the
    all time win list. He died in the final turn of the final lap of the
    2001 Daytona 500.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1975  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |        ?        |
   |  1976  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     0     |        ?        |
   |  1977  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |        ?        |
   |  1978  |    5    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      43rd       |
   |  1979  |   27    |    1   |    11    |    17     |       7th       |
   |  1980  |   31    |    5   |    19    |    24     |       1st       |
   |  1981  |   31    |    0   |     9    |    17     |       7th       |
   |  1982  |   30    |    1   |     7    |    12     |      12th       |
   |  1983  |   30    |    2   |     9    |    14     |       8th       |
   |  1984  |   30    |    2   |    12    |    22     |       4th       |
   |  1985  |   28    |    4   |    10    |    16     |       8th       |
   |  1986  |   29    |    5   |    16    |    23     |       1st       |
   |  1987  |   29    |   11   |    21    |    24     |       1st       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    3   |    13    |    19     |       3rd       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    5   |    14    |    19     |       2nd       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    9   |    18    |    23     |       1st       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    4   |    14    |    21     |       1st       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    1   |     6    |    15     |      12th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    6   |    17    |    21     |       1st       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    4   |    20    |    25     |       1st       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    5   |    19    |    23     |       2nd       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    2   |    13    |    17     |       4th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     7    |    16     |       5th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    1   |     5    |    13     |       8th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    3   |     7    |    21     |       7th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    2   |    13    |    24     |       2nd       |
   |  2001  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      57th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. (BUSCH)
    #3 - Nabisco Nilla, Oreo           Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    #8 - Dale Earnhardt Jr.            Owner: Teresa Earnhardt
                                       Team:  DEI
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 Dale Jr., 2001 Dale Jr.

   The son of the late Dale Earnhardt and half brother of Kerry Earnhardt.
   When Dale Sr. died in the Daytona 500, Dale Jr. came back to the same
   track in the night race and won the race, it was one of the most
   memorable races. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be on the cover for NASCAR
   Thunder 2003.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1999  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     1     |       ?         |
   |  2000  |   34    |    2   |     3    |     5     |      16th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    3   |     9    |    15     |       8th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    2   |    11    |    16     |      11th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Bill Elliott
    #9 - UAW/Dodge Dealers             Owner: Ray Evernham
                                       Team:  Evernham Motorsports
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 Dodge Dealers, 2002 Muppets (Swedish Chef), 2001 Dodge Dealers

   Awesome Bill from Dawsonville! Bill has been in the Winston Cup series for
   a long time and he has been voted NASCAR's most popular driver 15 times.
   In 2001, Bill got his first win since 1994, and finsihed up 15th in point
   standings.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1976  |    8    |    0   |     0    |     0     |        ?        |
   |  1977  |   10    |    0   |     0    |     2     |        ?        |
   |  1978  |   10    |    0   |     0    |     5     |        ?        |
   |  1979  |   13    |    0   |     1    |     5     |        ?        |
   |  1980  |   11    |    0   |     0    |     4     |        ?        |
   |  1981  |   13    |    0   |     1    |     7     |        ?        |
   |  1982  |   21    |    0   |     8    |     9     |      25th       |
   |  1983  |   30    |    1   |    12    |    22     |       3rd       |
   |  1984  |   30    |    3   |    13    |    24     |       3rd       |
   |  1985  |   28    |   11   |    16    |    18     |       2nd       |
   |  1986  |   29    |    2   |     8    |    16     |       4th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    6   |    16    |    20     |       2nd       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    6   |    15    |    22     |       1st       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    3   |     8    |    14     |       6th       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    1   |    12    |    16     |       4th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    1   |     6    |    12     |      11th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    5   |    14    |    17     |       2nd       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     6    |    15     |       8th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    1   |     6    |    12     |      10th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    0   |     4    |    11     |       8th       |
   |  1996  |   24    |    0   |     0    |     6     |      30th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     5    |    14     |       8th       |
   |  1998  |   32    |    0   |     0    |     5     |      18th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      21st       |
   |  2000  |   32    |    0   |     3    |     7     |      21st       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    1   |     5    |     9     |      15th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    2   |     6    |    13     |      13th       |
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James Finch (BUSCH)
    #1 - Yellow Transportation         Owner: James Finch
                                       Team:  Phoenix Racing
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

   I really don't know who James Finch is or heard of him before, but I suppose
   he is the owner of the #1 Yellow Chevrolet. Jimmy Spencer is the actual
   driver for the 2002 season. Just recently he picked up a win at the Bristol
   night race.

BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   18    |    3   |     5    |    10     |      26th       |
   |  2002  |   23    |    1   |     2    |    10     |      26th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Coy Gibbs (BUSCH)
    #20 - ConAgra                      Owner: Joe Gibbs
                                       Team:  Joe Gibbs Racing
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix

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Jeff Gordon
    #24 - DuPont                       Owner: Rick Hendrick
                                       Team:  Hendrick Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 Dupont, 2002 Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny), 2002 Dupont 200th, 2002 Pepsi,
   2002 Pepsi July 4th, 2001 Dupont, 2001 Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny)

   The Wonder Boy has 60 wins and 5 championships and still counting, even
   though he is just in his 9th year in the Winston Cup series. Most of
   the people know who drive the #24 DuPont and the color scheme thats on
   it, Jeff decided to add the flame for the 2001 year. DuPont has reached
   its 200th year and Jeff ran a special paint scheme for the 2002 Daytona
   500, oh yeah, and he was the 1997 and 1999 Daytona 500 winner!

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1992  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     7    |    11     |      14th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    2   |     7    |    14     |       8th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    7   |    17    |    23     |       1st       |
   |  1996  |   31    |   10   |    21    |    24     |       2nd       |
   |  1997  |   32    |   10   |    22    |    23     |       1st       |
   |  1998  |   33    |   13   |    26    |    28     |       1st       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    7   |    18    |    21     |       6th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    3   |    11    |    22     |       9th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    6   |    18    |    24     |       1st       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    3   |    13    |    20     |       4th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Robby Gordon
    #31 - Cingular Wireless            Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 Cingular Wireless, 2002 Looney Tunes (Pepe le Pew), 2002 Reverse-Out

   A talented road racer with one win (2001 New Hampshire) came in late
   in the 2001 season to fill in for Mike Skinner. During the silly season
   Robby agreed to drive for the #31 car with a new sponsor, Cingular, what
   do you gotta say?

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1991  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      55th       |
   |  1993  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      94th       |
   |  1994  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      76th       |
   |  1996  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      57th       |
   |  1997  |   20    |    0   |     1    |     1     |      40th       |
   |  1998  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      67th       |
   |  2000  |   17    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      43rd       |
   |  2001  |   17    |    1   |     2    |     3     |      44th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     1    |     5     |      20th       |
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Jeff Green
    #30 - America Online (AOL)         Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 America Online, 2002 Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck), 2001 America Online,
   2001 Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck) 

   Green, the 2000 Busch Series champion, came into the 2002 with a full-time
   ride under Childress to pilot the #30 Chevrolet. Jeff is the youngest of
   the 3 Green brothers. David (the oldest) was the 1994 Busch Series
   champion.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1994  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      51st       |
   |  1996  |    4    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      49th       |
   |  1997  |   20    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      39th       |
   |  1998  |   22    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      40th       |
   |  1999  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      60th       |
   |  2001  |    8    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      48th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     4    |     6     |      17th       |
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Shane Hall (BUSCH)
    #63 - Greased Lightning            Owner: Hubert Hensley
                                       Team:  Ken Alexander Racing
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo
BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   33    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      23rd       |
   |  2002  |   24    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      29th       |
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Bobby Hamilton
    #55 - Square D                     Owner: Andy Petree
                                       Team:  Andy Petree Racing (APR)
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 Schneider Electric, 2002 Looney Tunes (Marvin Martian), 2001 Square D,
   2001 Square D Lightning, 2001 Looney Tunes (Marvin Martian)

   Bobby was the 2001 Talladega (spring) winner, plus 3 other wins. He has
   a team in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Robert Pressley, Bill
   Lester and the #4 truck. Hamilton has a son, Bobby Jr., who is also
   in the game is now racing in the Busch Series.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1989  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1990  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1991  |   28    |    0   |     0    |     4     |      22nd       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      25th       |
   |  1993  |   15    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      37th       |
   |  1994  |   30    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      23rd       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    0   |     4    |    10     |      14th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    1   |     3    |    11     |       9th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    1   |     6    |     8     |      16th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    1   |     3    |     8     |      10th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     1    |    10     |      13th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      30th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    1   |     3    |     7     |      18th       |
   |  2002  |   31    |    0   |     0    |     3     |      32nd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Bobby Hamilton Jr.
    #25 - U.S. Marine Corps            Owner: Ed Rensi
                                       Team:  Team Rensi Motorsports
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus
BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   33    |    0   |     2    |     5     |      17th       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    1   |     6    |    15     |       8th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Kevin Harvick
    #29 - GM Goodwrench                Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 GM Goodwrench, 2002 Looney Tunes (Taz), 2002 Now Sell Tires!,
   2001 GM Goodwrench, 2001 Looney Tunes (Taz), 2001 America Online

   Taking over the seat for the late Dale Earnhardt, Harvick has proved
   that he is the dominant rookie in the 2001 season with 2 wins (the 1st
   was on his 3rd race) and finished 9th in the point standings.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   35    |    2   |     6    |    16     |       9th       |
   |  2002  |   35    |    1   |     5    |     8     |      21st       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Kevin Harvick (BUSCH)
    #29 - Sonic                        Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

   This is Kevin Harvick's Busch car for the 2002 season, but I included
   his last year Busch stats and he was in the #2 ACDelco car and went
   on to win the 2001 Busch Series Championship, and finished 9th in the
   Winston Cup series.

BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   33    |    5   |    20    |    24     |       1st       |
   |  2002  |    4    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      64th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

   

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Ron Hornaday
    #26 - Dr. Pepper                   Owner: Dave Carroll
                                       Team:  Carroll Racing
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

   Lyndon Amick was the pilot until he got released after several races, the
   seat was open and Hornaday jumped in to drive the #26, he was impressive
   in some races this year. 

BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   12    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      36th       |
   |  2002  |   30    |    0   |     5    |     8     |      18th       |
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Dale Jarrett
    #88 - UPS                          Owner: Robert Yates
                                       Team:  RYR
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 UPS, 2002 Muppets (Kermit & Miss Piggy), 2001 UPS, 2001 UPS Flames

   DJ has been in the Winston Cup series for almost 20 years, plus, he is
   a second generation driver. His dad, Ned, has 50 wins and Dale has 28
   as of the end of 2001. Dale got his first win in Michigan back in 1991
   in the Wood Brothers #21 car. Dale is currently driving the #88 UPS
   truck, I mean, CAR!

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1984  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1986  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1987  |   24    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      26th       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      23rd       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    0   |     2    |     5     |      24th       |
   |  1990  |   24    |    0   |     1    |     7     |      25th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    1   |     3    |     8     |      17th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    0   |     2    |     8     |      19th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    1   |    13    |    18     |       4th       |
   |  1994  |   30    |    1   |     4    |     9     |      16th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    1   |     9    |    14     |      13th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    4   |    17    |    21     |       3rd       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    7   |    20    |    23     |       2nd       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    3   |    19    |    22     |       3rd       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    4   |    24    |    29     |       1st       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    2   |    15    |    24     |       4th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    4   |    12    |    19     |       5th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    2   |    10    |    18     |       9th       |
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Jimmie Johnson
    #48 - Lowe's Home Impovement       Owner: Rick Hendrick & Jeff Gordon
               Warehouse               Team:  Hendrick Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 Lowe's, 2002 Looney Tunes (Sylvester & Tweety), 2002 Power of Pride

   One of the rookie candidates for the 2002 season, Jimmie Johnson has proved
   himself a better racer than Gordon, just joking. Although, it surprised me
   that Johnson got as high as 2nd place in standings and he is still hanging
   in the top 5s in the point standings. Last year, Johnson racked up 1 win,
   4 top 5s and 9 top 10s in the Busch series, he ended up finishing 9th in
   point standings.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      52nd       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    3   |     6    |    21     |       5th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Junior Johnson (LEGEND)
    #11 - Junior Johnson               Owner: ?
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Kasey Kahne (BUSCH)
    #98 - Channellock                  Owner: Robert Yates
                                       Team:  Robert Yates Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

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Matt Kenseth
    #17 - DeWalt Power Tools           Owner: Jack Roush
                                       Team:  Roush Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 DeWalt, 2002 AT&T, 2002 Million Dollar Challenge, 2001 DeWalt

   Matt was the 200

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1998  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      49th       |
   |  1999  |    5    |    0   |     1    |     1     |      57th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    1   |     4    |    11     |      14th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    0   |     4    |     9     |      13th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    5   |    11    |    19     |       8th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Frank Kimmel
    #46 - Advance Auto Parts/Pork      Owner: Larry Clement
                                       Team:  Tri-State Motorsports
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Advance Auto Parts

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Alan Kulwicki (LEGEND)
    #7 - Alan Kulwicki                 Owner: ?
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

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Bobby Labonte
    #18 - Interstate Batteries         Owner: Joe Gibbs
                                       Team:  Joe Gibbs Racing
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix

Paintjobs:   2002 Interstate Batteries, 2002 Muppets (Pepe the King Prawn),
   2001 Interstate Batteries, 2001 Jurassic Park 3, 2000 MLB All-Star Game,
   2000 Frankenstein, 1999 NASCAR Racers, 2001 MBNA, 1998 Small Soliders,
   2001 Coca-Cola Polar Bear

   The younger brother of Terry also won a championship, he did it back in
   2000, with 4 wins, 19 top 5s and 24 top 10s. Bobby entered the 2002
   season with a new paint scheme, and so did his teammate, Tony Stewart
   and their owner is still Joe Gibbs.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1991  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     0    |     6     |      10th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      21st       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    3   |     7    |    14     |      10th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    1   |     5    |    14     |      11th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    1   |     9    |    18     |       7th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    2   |    11    |    18     |       6th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    5   |    23    |    26     |       2nd       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    4   |    19    |    24     |       1st       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    2   |     9    |    20     |       6th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    1   |     5    |     7     |      16th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Terry Labonte
    #5 - Kellogg's                     Owner: Rick Hendrick
                                       Team:  Hendrick Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 Kellogg's, 2002 Looney Tunes (Wile E Coyote & Roadrunner),
   2001 Kellogg's, 2001 Mini Wheats,
   2001 Looney Tunes (Wile E Coyote & Roadrunner)

   Texas Terry Labonte is a two-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, one in 1984
   and another in 1996. Terry was the NASCAR Winston Cup record holder for
   consecutive starts with 655 which ended in 2000. He is currently driving
   Tony the Tiger #5 car, he used to drive the yellow and red Corn Flakes car
   for a while. Another one of his nickname is "The Iceman."

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1978  |    5    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      39th       |
   |  1979  |   31    |    0   |     2    |    13     |      10th       |
   |  1980  |   31    |    1   |     6    |    16     |       8th       |
   |  1981  |   31    |    0   |     8    |    17     |       4th       |
   |  1982  |   30    |    0   |    17    |    21     |       3rd       |
   |  1983  |   30    |    1   |    11    |    20     |       5th       |
   |  1984  |   30    |    2   |    17    |    24     |       1st       |
   |  1985  |   28    |    1   |     8    |    17     |       7th       |
   |  1986  |   29    |    1   |     5    |    10     |      12th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    1   |    13    |    22     |       3rd       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    1   |    11    |    18     |       4th       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    2   |     9    |    11     |      10th       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    0   |     4    |     9     |      15th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    0   |     1    |     7     |      18th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    0   |     4    |    16     |       8th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     0    |    10     |      18th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    3   |     6    |    14     |       7th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    3   |    14    |    17     |       6th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    2   |    21    |    24     |       1st       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    1   |     8    |    20     |       6th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    1   |     5    |    15     |       9th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    1   |     1    |     7     |      12th       |
   |  2000  |   32    |    0   |     3    |     6     |      17th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      23rd       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     1    |     4     |      24th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Elmo Langley (LEGEND)
    #64 - Elmo Langley                 Owner: ?
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

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Ashton Lewis Jr. (BUSCH)
    #46 - Civil Air Patrol             Owner: William Lewis
                                       Team:  Lewis Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

   Ashton went through several races without a sponsor last year, although
   he did a good job not wrecking the car or else it would be a lot to pay
   and he wouldn't be in for the 2002 season. With Civil Air Patrol as his
   sponsor this year, he has nothing to worry about.

BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   32    |    0   |     2    |     3     |      20th       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    0   |     1    |     7     |      17th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Tiny Lund (LEGEND)
    55 - Tiny Lund                     Owner: ?
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

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Sterling Marlin
    #40 - Sterling Marlin              Owner: Chip Ganassi
                                       Team:  Chip Ganassi Racing
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
    2002 Sterling Marlin, 2001 Sterling Marlin

    Sterling has been around in the Winston Cup series for quite a long
    time and he is still as good as he can be. He has never won a
    championship but finished 3rd twice. A two-time Daytona 500 winner
    (back-to-back in 1994 and 1995) collected 2 wins, 12 top 5s and 20
    top 10s and finished 3rd in last year's season.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1976  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1978  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     1     |         ?       |
   |  1979  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1980  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     2     |         ?       |
   |  1981  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1982  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1983  |   30    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      19th       |
   |  1984  |   14    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      37th       |
   |  1985  |    8    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      37th       |
   |  1986  |   10    |    0   |     2    |     4     |      36th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    0   |     4    |     8     |      11th       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    0   |     6    |    13     |      10th       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    0   |     4    |    13     |      12th       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    0   |     5    |    10     |      14th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    0   |     7    |    16     |       7th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    0   |     6    |    13     |      10th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     1    |     8     |      15th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    1   |     5    |    11     |      14th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    3   |     9    |    22     |       3rd       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    2   |     5    |    10     |       8th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     2    |     6     |      25th       |
   |  1998  |   32    |    0   |     0    |     6     |      13th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     2    |     5     |      16th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |     1    |     7     |      19th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    2   |    12    |    20     |       3rd       |
   |  2002  |   29    |    2   |     8    |    14     |      18th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Mark Martin
    #6 - Pfizer                        Owner: Jack Roush
                                       Team:  Roush Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Pfizer, 2002 Kraft Tombstone, 2001 Mark Martin

   Mark Martin has never won a championship, but came 2nd 3 times. Mark
   leads the Busch Series in wins with 45, but he has never won a
   championship there either, when will he win one?

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1981  |    5    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      42nd       |
   |  1982  |   30    |    0   |     2    |     8     |      14th       |
   |  1983  |   16    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      30th       |
   |  1986  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      48th       |
   |  1987  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    0   |     3    |    10     |      15th       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    1   |    14    |    18     |       3rd       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    3   |    16    |    23     |       2nd       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    1   |    14    |    17     |       6th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    2   |    10    |    17     |       6th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    5   |    12    |    19     |       3rd       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    2   |    15    |    20     |       2nd       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    4   |    13    |    22     |       4th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    0   |    14    |    23     |       5th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    4   |    16    |    24     |       3rd       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    7   |    22    |    26     |       2nd       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    2   |    19    |    26     |       3rd       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    1   |    13    |    20     |       8th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    0   |     3    |    15     |      12th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    1   |    12    |    22     |       2nd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Jeremy Mayfield
    #19 - UAW/Dodge Dealers            Owner: Ray Evernham
                                       Team:  Evernham Motorsports
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 Dodge Dealers, 2002 Muppets (Dr. Honeydew & Beaker), 2002 Mountain Dew

   Beside his funny commercials, Jeremy is a good racer with 3 wins in his
   career. He got released from the #12 car late in the 2001 season (Mike
   Wallace took over and drive the remaining races). Jeremy is also from
   Owensboro, Kentucky where the Green and the Waltrip brothers are from.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1993  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1994  |   20    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      37th       |
   |  1995  |   27    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      31st       |
   |  1996  |   30    |    0   |     2    |     2     |      26th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     3    |     8     |      13th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    1   |    12    |    16     |       7th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     5    |    12     |      11th       |
   |  2000  |   32    |    2   |     6    |    12     |      24th       |
   |  2001  |   28    |    0   |     5    |     7     |      35th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     2    |     4     |      26th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Mike McLaughlin (BUSCH)
    #18 - MBNA                         Owner: Joe Gibbs
                                       Team:  Joe Gibbs Racing
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix
BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   33    |    1   |     5    |    12     |       7th       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    0   |     7    |    17     |       4th       |
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Jamie McMurray (BUSCH)
    #27 - Williams Travel Center       Owner: Tammy Brewers
                                       Team:  Brewco Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo
BUSCH STATS-
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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   33    |    0   |     0    |     3     |      16th       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    2   |     6    |    14     |       6th       |
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Jerry Nadeau
    #25 - UAW/Delphi                   Owner: Rick Hendrick
                                       Team:  Hendrick Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 UAW-Delphi, 2002 Looney Tunes (Speedy Gonzalez), 2001 UAW-Delphi

   Jerry Nadeau got released from the #25 car early in the 2002 season
   (Nemechek is the driver now). He has only one win in his career and
   his first came in Atlanta in 2000 fall race, he almost won at the same
   place in 2001 but he ran out of fuel in the final lap. Jerry is
   currently driving the #44 Georgia-Pacific Dodge owned by Kyle Petty.
   Jerry will be driving for the MB2 Motorsports with U.S. Army, the number
   is yet to be known.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1997  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      54th       |
   |  1998  |   30    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      36th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      34th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    1   |     3    |     5     |      20th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    0   |     4    |    10     |      17th       |
   |  2002  |   28    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      37th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Ryan Newman
    #12 - ALLTEL                       Owner: Roger Penske
                                       Team:  Penske Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Alltel, 2002 Mobil 1

   Ryan is one of the rookie candidates for the 2002 season. He raced
   a couple times last year under the ALLTEL #02 car. The #12 car got
   shutted down and apparently it reopened during the 2001 Silly Season
   and Ryan is in the seat of the #12 Ford.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2000  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      70th       |
   |  2001  |    7    |    0   |     2    |     2     |      49th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    1   |    14    |    22     |       6th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Dan Pardus (BUSCH)
    #32 - Outdoor Channel              Owner: Jim & Judie/Dan Pardus/Jim Gardner
                                       Team:  Jim & Judie Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo
BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |    6    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      61st       |
   |  2002  |   12    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      49th       |
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Steve Park
    #1 - Pennzoil                      Owner: Teresa Earnhardt
                                       Team:  DEI
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 Pennzoil, 2001 Pennzoil

   Beside the horrible accident and the long recovery he went through, Steve
   is a good racer with several wins with him (first one came at Watkins Glen).
   While Steve was recovering from his injuries, Kenny Wallace was substituting
   for him the last half of the 2001 season and the first several races in
   the 2002 season.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1997  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      51st       |
   |  1998  |   17    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      42nd       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     5     |      14th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    1   |     6    |    13     |      11th       |
   |  2001  |   24    |    1   |     5    |    12     |      32nd       |
   |  2002  |   32    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      33rd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Benny Parsons (LEGEND)
    #50 - TNT                          Owner: NBC/TNT Sports
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  Pontiac

Paintjobs:
   2002 NBC Sports, 2002 TNT

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Kyle Petty
    #45 - Sprint PCS                   Owner: Pattie Petty
                                       Team:  Petty Enterprises
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 Sprint PCS, 2002 Charity Ride, 2001 Sprint PCS, 2001 Charity Ride

   A 3rd generation driver with a famous last name, Kyle has never
   won a championship, but he has 8 wins in his career. He lost his
   son and he has been going through tough time through the 2000 and
   2001 season, he came back in the 2002 season with some strong finishes,
   will Kyle be able to win again?

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1979  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      37th       |
   |  1980  |   15    |    0   |     0    |     6     |      28th       |
   |  1981  |   31    |    0   |     1    |    10     |      12th       |
   |  1982  |   29    |    0   |     2    |     4     |      15th       |
   |  1983  |   30    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      13th       |
   |  1984  |   30    |    0   |     1    |     6     |      16th       |
   |  1985  |   28    |    0   |     7    |    12     |       9th       |
   |  1986  |   29    |    1   |     4    |    14     |      10th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    1   |     6    |    14     |       7th       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    0   |     2    |     8     |      13th       |
   |  1989  |   19    |    0   |     1    |     5     |      30th       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    1   |     2    |    14     |      11th       |
   |  1991  |   18    |    1   |     2    |     4     |      31st       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    2   |     9    |    17     |       5th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    1   |     9    |    15     |       5th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    0   |     2    |     7     |      15th       |
   |  1995  |   30    |    1   |     1    |     5     |      30th       |
   |  1996  |   28    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      27th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     2    |     9     |      15th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      30th       |
   |  1999  |   32    |    0   |     0    |     9     |      26th       |
   |  2000  |   19    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      41st       |
   |  2001  |   24    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      43rd       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      22nd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Richard Petty (LEGEND)
    #43 - STP                          Owner: ?
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 STP, 2002 Petty (Driving Experience)

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Jeff Purvis (BUSCH)
    #37 - Purvis                       Owner: Clarence Brewers
                                       Team:  Brewco Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   23    |    1   |     3    |     8     |      21st       |
   |  2002  |   12    |    1   |     1    |     1     |      39th       |
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Shawna Robinson
    #49 - BAM Racing                   Owner: Beth Ann Morgenthau
                                       Team:  B.A.M. Racing
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 BAM, 2002 BAM Black

   Yes, this is a SHE! and probably the first female driver ever to be in a
   racing game (NASCAR that is). Shawna is not the first female driver in
   NASCAR history, she will be in several races in the #49 Dodge and this
   will catch the eyes of women all across the nation that women can compete
   in NASCAR and not just men.

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   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2002  |    7    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      52nd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Ricky Rudd
    #28 - Texaco Havoline              Owner: Robert Yates
                                       Team:  RYR
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Texaco Havoline, 2002 Muppets (The Great Gonzo), 2001 Need for Speed

   1977 Rookie of the Year, Ricky Rudd came so close to winning his first
   championship last year. With 22 wins in his career, can Ricky have another
   successful season and win his first championship next year? and if you
   didn't know, he will be driving for the #21 Ford next year.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1975  |    4    |    0   |     0    |     1     |        ?        |
   |  1976  |    4    |    0   |     0    |     1     |        ?        |
   |  1977  |   25    |    0   |     1    |    10     |      17th       |
   |  1978  |   13    |    0   |     0    |     4     |        ?        |
   |  1979  |   28    |    0   |     4    |    17     |       9th       |
   |  1980  |   13    |    0   |     1    |     3     |        ?        |
   |  1981  |   31    |    0   |    14    |    17     |       6th       |
   |  1982  |   30    |    0   |     6    |    13     |       9th       |
   |  1983  |   30    |    2   |     7    |    14     |       9th       |
   |  1984  |   30    |    1   |     7    |    16     |       7th       |
   |  1985  |   28    |    1   |    13    |    19     |       6th       |
   |  1986  |   29    |    2   |    11    |    17     |       5th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    2   |    10    |    13     |       6th       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    1   |     6    |    11     |      11th       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    1   |     7    |    15     |       8th       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    1   |     8    |    15     |       7th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    1   |     9    |    17     |       2nd       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    1   |     9    |    18     |       7th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    1   |     9    |    14     |      10th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    1   |     6    |    15     |       5th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    1   |    10    |    16     |       9th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    1   |     5    |    16     |       6th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    2   |     6    |    11     |      17th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    1   |     1    |     5     |      22nd       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     3    |     5     |      31st       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |    12    |    19     |       5th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    2   |    14    |    22     |       4th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    1   |     8    |    12     |      10th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Elliott Sadler
    #21 - Motorcraft                   Owner: Glen Wood
                                       Team:  Wood Brothers Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Motorcraft, 2002 US Air Force, 2001 Motorcraft

   With Rudd in the seat for the 2003 season, he will be with Yates
   in the #38 Ford with M&M's as their sponsor. Elliott has only one
   career win, which came in Bristol spring race in 2001. He have a brother,
   Hermie, who been in a couple races this year.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1998  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     0     |        ?        |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      24th       |
   |  2000  |   33    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      29th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    1   |     2    |     2     |      20th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     2    |     7     |      23rd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Jay Sauter (BUSCH)
    #21 - Rockwell Autmation           Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   31    |    0   |     2    |     7     |      19th       |
   |  2002  |   14    |    0   |     1    |     4     |      36th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Johnny Sauter (BUSCH)
    #2 - ACDelco                       Owner: Richard Childress
                                       Team:  RCR
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |    5    |    0   |     1    |     1     |      55th       |
   |  2002  |   33    |    1   |     3    |     6     |      15th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Tim Sauter (BUSCH)
    #19 - Unsponsored                  Owner: Alec Pinsonneault
                                       Team:  AP Performance
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo
BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   18    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      32nd       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     7     |      13th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Ken Schrader
    #36 - M&M's                        Owner: Thomas Beard
                                       Team:  MB2 Motorsports
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix

Paintjobs:
   2002 M&M's, 2002 M&M's Vote - Multi-Color, 2002 M&M's Vote - Pink,
   2002 M&M's Vote - Teal, 2002 M&M's Vote - Purple, 2002 July 4th,
   2002 Halloween, 2002 Pedigree, 2002 Combos, 2001 M&M's, 2001 July 4th,
   2001 Halloween

   Schrader does have a cool looking car and some awesome paintjobs, but
   he hasn't had a win in a long time. Schrader has 4 wins and came as
   far as finishing 4th in point standings, but that was back in 1994,
   will he will able to finish in the top 10  in points again?

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1984  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      53rd       |
   |  1985  |   28    |    0   |     0    |     3     |      16th       |
   |  1986  |   29    |    0   |     0    |     4     |      16th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    0   |     1    |    10     |      10th       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    1   |     4    |    17     |       5th       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    1   |    10    |    14     |       5th       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    0   |     7    |    14     |      10th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    2   |    10    |    18     |       9th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    0   |     4    |    11     |      17th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     9    |    15     |       9th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    0   |     9    |    18     |       4th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    0   |     2    |    10     |      17th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    0   |     3    |    10     |      12th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     2    |     8     |      10th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    0   |     3    |    11     |      12th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     6     |      15th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      18th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    0   |     0    |     5     |      19th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      30th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Mike Skinner
    #4 - Kodak Max Films               Owner: Larry McClure & Tim Morgan
                                       Team:  Morgan-McClure Motorsports
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 KODAK MAX Film, 2002 Looney Tunes (Yosemite Sam)

   Skinner was the first Craftsman Truck Series champion, he took the
   championship in 1995 and he has 16 wins as well. He started racing
   full-time in the Winston Cup series back in 1997. His best year
   came in 1999 when he has no win, but 5 top 5s and 14 top 10s. He
   has never won a race, but several non-point races. Skinner and the
   #4 car will be switching to Pontiac next year.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1986  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1990  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1991  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1992  |    2    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1993  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1994  |    1    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1996  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      47th       |
   |  1997  |   31    |    0   |     0    |     3     |      30th       |
   |  1998  |   30    |    0   |     4    |     9     |      21st       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     5    |    14     |      10th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |     1    |    11     |      12th       |
   |  2001  |   23    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      40th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      31st       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Jimmy Spencer
    #41 - Target                       Owner: Chip Ganassi
                                       Team:  Chip Ganassi Racing
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

Paintjobs:
   2002 Target, 2002 Muppets (Animal)

   Mr. Excitement has some good finishes and he almost won the Bristol
   spring race in 2002. He came in the 2002 in the new Chip Ganassi owned
   car with Target as the sponsored of the #41 Dodge. Jimmy's first win
   came in Daytona night race in 1994 and another one in Talladega in the
   same year.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1989  |   17    |    0   |     0    |     3     |      34th       |
   |  1990  |   26    |    0   |     0    |     2     |      24th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    0   |     1    |     6     |      25th       |
   |  1992  |   12    |    0   |     3    |     3     |      33rd       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     5    |    10     |      12th       |
   |  1994  |   29    |    2   |     3    |     4     |      29th       |
   |  1995  |   29    |    0   |     0    |     4     |      26th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    0   |     2    |     9     |      15th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     1    |     4     |      20th       |
   |  1998  |   31    |    0   |     3    |     8     |      14th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     2    |     4     |      20th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |     2    |     5     |      22nd       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    0   |     3    |     8     |      16th       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    0   |     2    |     6     |      27th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Tony Stewart
    #20 - Home Depot                   Owner: Joe Gibbs
                                       Team:  Joe Gibbs Racing
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix

Paintjobs:
   2002 Home Depot, 2002 Snoopy, 2001 Home Depot, 2001 Jurassic Park 3,
   2000 Kid's Workshop, 1999 Habitat for Humanity, 2001 Coca-Cola Polar Bear

   Tony is known for his temper, but he is a great racer with 15 wins in
   just 4 years. Stewart came in the 2002 with the same orange #20 Home
   Depot Pontiac, but with a different scheme. Tony is the 2002 NASCAR
   Winston Cup Champion, Congratulations!

   Tony and his teammate, Bobby Labonte, will be switching to Chevrolet
   for the 2003.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1999  |   34    |    3   |    12    |    21     |       4th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    6   |    12    |    23     |       6th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    3   |    15    |    22     |       2nd       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    3   |    15    |    21     |       1st       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Brian Vickers (BUSCH)
    #40 - EMP                          Owner: Ramona Vickers
                                       Team:  BLV Motorsports
                                       Make:  Dodge Intrepid

   ______________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2002  |   21    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      30th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Rusty Wallace
    #2 - Team Rusty                    Owner: Roger Penske
                                       Team:  Penske Racing
                                       Make:  Ford Taurus

Paintjobs:
   2002 Team Rusty, 2002 Elvis, 2002 Harley-Davidson

   Rusty was the 1984 Rookie of the Year. He got 54 wins and 1 championship
   in his long racing career. Rusty also have 2 younger brothers, Mike and
   Kenny. Mike is currently driving in the #14 Conseco owned by A.J. Foyt
   and Kenny will be in the #23 Stackers next year (full-time). At the end
   of 2002, his 16-year winning streak ended, but Rusty remained as one
   of the top drivers in NASCAR.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1980  |    2    |    0   |     1    |     1     |         ?       |
   |  1981  |    4    |    0   |     0    |     1     |         ?       |
   |  1982  |    3    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1983  |    0    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1984  |   30    |    0   |     2    |     4     |      14th       |
   |  1985  |   28    |    0   |     2    |     8     |      19th       |
   |  1986  |   29    |    2   |     4    |    16     |       6th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    2   |     9    |    16     |       5th       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    6   |    19    |    23     |       2nd       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    6   |    13    |    20     |       1st       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    2   |     9    |    16     |       6th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    2   |     9    |    14     |      10th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    1   |     5    |    12     |      13th       |
   |  1993  |   30    |   10   |    19    |    21     |       2nd       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    8   |    17    |    20     |       3rd       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    2   |    15    |    19     |       5th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    5   |     8    |    18     |       7th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    1   |     8    |    12     |       9th       |
   |  1998  |   33    |    1   |    15    |    21     |       4th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    1   |     7    |    16     |       8th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    4   |    12    |    20     |       7th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    1   |     8    |    14     |       7th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    0   |     7    |    17     |       7th       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Michael Waltrip
    #15 - NAPA                         Owner: Teresa Earnhardt
                                       Team:  DEI
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Paintjobs:
   2002 NAPA, 2002 Stars & Stripes, 2001 NAPA

   A native from Owensboro and the younger brother of Ol' DW (Darrell Waltrip).
   Mikey has been racing in the Winston Cup series for a long time and his
   first win came in the 2001 Daytona 500 while in his first race  in the
   #15 NAPA owned by the late Dale Earnhardt, he did it again in the 2002
   Pepsi 400 (Daytona) race.

    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  1985  |    5    |    0   |     0    |     0     |         ?       |
   |  1986  |   28    |    0   |     0    |     0     |      19th       |
   |  1987  |   29    |    0   |     0    |     1     |      20th       |
   |  1988  |   29    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      18th       |
   |  1989  |   29    |    0   |     0    |     5     |      18th       |
   |  1990  |   29    |    0   |     5    |    10     |      16th       |
   |  1991  |   29    |    0   |     4    |    12     |      15th       |
   |  1992  |   29    |    0   |     1    |     2     |      23rd       |
   |  1993  |   30    |    0   |     0    |     5     |      17th       |
   |  1994  |   31    |    0   |     2    |    10     |      12th       |
   |  1995  |   31    |    0   |     2    |     8     |      12th       |
   |  1996  |   31    |    0   |     1    |    11     |      14th       |
   |  1997  |   32    |    0   |     0    |     6     |      18th       |
   |  1998  |   32    |    0   |     0    |     5     |      17th       |
   |  1999  |   34    |    0   |     1    |     3     |      29th       |
   |  2000  |   34    |    0   |     1    |     1     |      27th       |
   |  2001  |   36    |    1   |     3    |     3     |      24th       |
   |  2002  |   36    |    1   |     4    |    10     |      14st       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|

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Michael Waltrip (BUSCH)
    #99 - Aaron's                      Owner: Elizabeth (Buffy) Waltrip
                                       Team:  Michael Waltrip Racing
                                       Make:  Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Bobby Wawak (LEGEND)
    #? - ?                             Owner: ?
                                       Team:  ?
                                       Make:  ?

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Scott Wimmer (BUSCH)
    #23 - Siemens                      Owner: Gail Davis
                                       Team:  Bill Davis Racing
                                       Make:  Pontiac Grand Prix
BUSCH STATS-
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |  Year  |  Races  |  Wins  |  Top 5s  |  Top 10s  |  Pt. Standings  |
   |  2001  |   33    |    0   |     2    |     8     |      11th       |
   |  2002  |   34    |    4   |    11    |    17     |       3rd       |
   |____________________________________________________________________|


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Cale Yarborough (LEGEND)
    #28 -  ?                           Owner: 
                                       Team:  
                                       Make:  


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Fantasy Drivers

Dave Alpern (#176)      Scott Brewer (#107)      Mike Brown (#109)
Audrey Clark (#111)     Dave Clark (#143)        Pete Cook (#133)
George Dennis (#112)    Rick Edwards (#101)      Sue Finch (#115)
Eli Gold (#117)         Katrina Goode (#136)     Barney Hall (#121)
Scott Hammonds (#174)   Jim Hannigan (#129)      Troi Hayes (#125)
Amy Hicks (#171)        Crissy Hillsworth (#113) Rick Humphrey (#131)
Mark Jacobs (#132)      Jeff Jarvis (#149)       Kristi Jones (#161)
Joey Joulwan (#169)     Winston Kelley (#135)    John Killen (#175)
Cheryl King (#144)      Linda Latiuk (#145)      Mandy Misiak (#177)
Joe Moore (#127)        Josh Neelon (#178)       Dave Nichols (#147)
Trey North (#151)       Ken Patterson (#105)     Dick Paysor (#123)
Jack Rivers (#141)      Bill Sanders (#139)      Al Smith (#142)
Tom Smith (#119)        Sasha Soares (#137)      Chuck Spicer (#172)
Tim Sullivan (#103)     BC Vaught (#198)         Robin Wawak (#184)
George Williams (#199)  Daryl Wolfe (#122)


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                            Lightning Challenge
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                                  Rookie
                             ----------------
Game Time (Rookie)
EA Sports 500
Talladega Superspeedway
Dale Earnhardt Jr.

         In the 2001 EA SPORTS 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. emerged from the
         pack on the final lap to win the race and a million dollar bonus.
         With 1 lap to go, get to the front and stay there!

Key: Drafting
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The Big One (Rookie)
Aaron's 499
Talladega Superspeedway
Mike Skinner

         Something big always seems to happen at Talladega. The spring race
         of 2002 was no exception. Take control of the #4 car and complete
         this lap without taking any damage.

Key: Brake frequently and avoid any contact with another car, leaving the
     race surface won't help either.
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Seasonal Domination (Rookie)
Coca-Cola Racing Family 600
Lowe's Motorspeedway
Jeff Burton

         Jeff Burton and Mark Martin have both had a lot of success at Lowe's
         Motor Speedway. Who's the best? Duel with Mark Martin to find out.

Key: Draft and Pass
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No Caution (Rookie)
Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
Darlington Raceway
Dale Jarrett

         In one of the biggest sponsor deals in NASCAR history, UPS became
         the sponsor of the #88 Ford. Dale Jarrett drove to victory in the
         5th race of the season. Can you?

Key: The car is a little too loose, and it probably got old tires on, so, don't
     drive too hard.
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2-fer in Talladega? (Rookie)
EA SPORTS 500
Talladega Superspeedway
Bobby Hamilton

         With 3 laps remaining in the EA Sports 500, help Bobby Hamilton win
         for the second time at Talladega.

Key: Draft and Pass
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Wrecord (Rookie)
Pontiac Excitement 400
Richmond International Raceway
Jeremy Mayfield

         With 66 laps to go at Richmond, an incident occurs just ahead of
         Jeremy Mayfield. Can you steer clean of the chaos and come through
         without a scratch like he did?

Key: Brake easily and avoid making contact with another car.
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The Daytona 5 (Rookie)
Daytona 500
Daytona International Speedway
Ward Burton

         Ward Burton won the 2002 Daytona 500 after a post caution, 3 lap
         shootout to the finish line. Now's your chance to see victory lane
         at Daytona. Stay out front and get the win!

Key: Stay out in front and use the rearview mirror to watch the other cars
     behind you, block if you have to.
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Sweet Home California (Rookie)
NAPA Auto Parts 500
California Speedway
Jimmie Johnson

         The first career win for Jimmie Johnson came in his home state at
         the California Speedway after a late race caution. 4 laps to go,
         you're in 2nd place. Get win #1!

Key: Stay out in front and use the rearview mirror to watch the other cars
     behind you, block if you have to.
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Daytona 900? (Rookie)
Pepsi 400
Daytona International Speedway
Michael Waltrip

         Michael Waltrip has already won the Daytona 500, and now he's in
         2nd place behind Dale Jr. in the Pepsi 400. Make a pass for the lead
         and get the Daytona sweep!

Key: Draft and Stay out in the front
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Turning the Tide (Veteran)
Old Dominion 500
Martinsville Speedway
Ricky Craven

         Ricky Craven got his first career win in the 2001 Old Dominion 500
         at Martinsville. Relive the last lap battle with Dale Jarrett and
         get Ricky into victory lane.

Key: When you get in the corners, stay in the low line to keep someone from
     passing you down there.
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Hot-lanta (Veteran)
MBNA America 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Tony Stewart

         In the 2002 MBNA America 500 at Atlanta, Tony Stewart made a late
         race pass for the lead and then held off Dale Jr. and Jimmie Johnson
         for the win. Now, it's your turn.

Key: Draft and block the inside line while in the corners.
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Rock On! (Veteran)
Subway 400
North Carolina Speedway
Steve Park

         In the second race of the 2001 season, Steve Park got his 2nd career
         win by holding off Bobby Labonte. Labonte was faster, but Park had
         the lead. Stay out front and win the race!

Key: Try to stay on the inside line of the corners to keep the other from
     passing you, if you let one go, you'll have a hard time catching up to
     him.
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Freedom (Veteran)
Homestead 400
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Bill Elliott

         In the fall of 2001, it had been a while since we last saw Bill
         Elliott in victory lane. But that changed after Awesome Bill made
         a daring late race pass. Can you do the same?

Key: Drafting and Blocking
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Dew It Again (Veteran)
Mountain Dew Southern 500
Darlington Raceway
Ward Burton

         With 2 laps to go in the 2001 Southern 500, Ward Burton is in the
         lead on a caution restart. Help him hold off Bobby Labonte and
         Jeff Gordon for his 2nd win at Darlington.

Key: Stay on the inside line and block if you have to.
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Happy Holidays (Veteran)
New Hampshire 300
New Hampshire International Speedway
Robby Gordon

         In the 2001 season finale at New Hampshire, Robby Gordon recorded
         his first career victory. With 3 laps to go, see if you can pass
         Jeff Gordon and get the victory just like Robby!

Key: Take it nice and easy in the corners so that your car doesn't drift up.
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Miracle From 38th Place (Veteran)
Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Elliott Sadler

         In 2001, Elliott Sadler won his first career race against all odds.
         He's got 5 laps to go, old tires, and John Andretti coming up quick.
         Can you keep him out front for just a few more miles?

Key: Remember, you got old tires on, you'd most likely to swirve around a
     little, and try to block the inside line to keep Andretti or whoever
     else from passing down there.
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Lap it Up (Veteran)
Virginia 500
Martinsville Speedway
John Andretti

         John Andretti came from a lap down to win at Martinsville in 1999 to
         notch his 2nd career win. With 4 laps to go, Jeff Burton has the
         lead. Make the pass and win the race!

Key: Don't go coming in too fast into the corners and try to catch Jeff Burton
     before he cross the finish line.
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I'll Take That Flag! (Veteran)
NAPA Auto Parts 500
California Speedway
Rusty Wallace

         In the 2001 race at California, Rusty Wallace held off Dale Earnhardt
         Jr. and Jeff Gordon late in the race for the win. There are 3 laps
         left to go. Keep it steady and get the victory!

Key: Draft and Pass, stay out in front.
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Green is Good (Veteran)
Pennsylvania 500
Pocono Raceway
Bobby Labonte

         With a daring pass in the waning laps of the Pennsylvania 500, Bobby
         Labonte beat Dale Jr. for the win. With 5 laps to go, you'll need to
         do the same to get Bobby to victory lane.

Key: Draft and Pass, stay out in front.
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Memorial Day 1100 (Legend)
Coca-Cola Racing Family 600
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Tony Stewart

         In 2000, Tony Stewart ran 1100 miles in a race car: 500 in an Indy
         car, followed by 600 in his Home Depot Pontiac. Can you help Tony
         win the Coca Cola 600?

Key: You got Harvick and Jeff Burton out in front of you, all you have to
     do is get a couple good laps and catch Jeff Burton's draft to be able
     to pass him.
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Pay at the Pump (Legend)
NAPA 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Jerry Nadeau

         Jerry Nadeau ran out of gas on the last lap at Atlanta and narrowly
         missed out on his 2nd career win. Can you conserve fuel or increase
         your lead enough  so that he gets win #2?

Key: This is the part I'm having trouble at. Try to release the gas once in
     the while and try to block Bobby Labonte from passing you while doing
     it too.

EMAIL FROM GOLDENFOXX--------

            Hey, just took a look at your strategy guide for NT03 on 
GameWinners.com.   First off, thanks for getting a guide up so
quickly (I was beginning to think no one was going to post one
anytime soon).   
            Anyway, I was reading to see what you had to say about
getting through the Pay at the Pump lightning challenge, and
from what I was reading you seem to be having a similar amount
of problem as to what I did.   The only reason I wanted a guide
about this time last week was just because I had spent two 
complete days trying to get through that challenge unsuccessfully.
I have now done it three times once on the PS2 and twice on the
X-Box (had a small problem where I accidentally saved over my
previous saved slot).   I’ve pretty much figured out a decent
strategy for this challenge if you’re still having trouble.
            First off, compete with stability control on.   With it off,
you’ll almost always get into the corners approaching 190mph,
and that wastes gas.   With stability on, you’ll do good to get
it up to 180mph before going into turn one.   Try and ride the
line around turn one each of the first three or so laps Bobby
Labonte will probably catch you either coming off turn four
at the end of your first full lap or on the backstretch of the second
lap.   Try and stay low and make anyone who tries to pass you
do it on the high side.   Then smack them HARD into the wall.
Hopefully you can knock him enough out of control that he’ll take
out a Marlin, Gordon, and Harvick who almost always seem to
lurk right behind him.   
            By the next to last lap you’ll probably have both Bobby
and Marlin trying to get around you on the low side.   Go as slow
as you have to around turn one without letting them by, then
again, smack them on the backstretch.   Hopefully, you’ll have
a decent lead coming to the line for the white flag.
            If you’ve been hugging the line and slowing down enough
to let some cars catch you JUST so you could knock them around,
you shouldn’t run out of gas until entering turn three.   Try and knock
SOMEONE loose on the backstretch first, and then glue yourself
to the inside white line all the way around.   Dale Jr, Marlin, or Michael
Waltrip always seems to catch up at this point, but you can pretty easily
hold them off at even 60-70 mph without gas.   If they try to pass, just
knock tap them as soon as you see their front quarterpanel, and then
swerve up to block whoever might be trying to pass high after doing so.
It sounds complicated but once you’ve done it two or three times it
starts to become a science.    If there’s any way to do this challenge
WITHOUT intentionally knocking the stink out of another driver, I’d be
glad to know what it is.  But it’s all about drifting through turn 1 on each
lap, hugging the line off turn 4 on each lap, and making the other cars
pass on the high side.   And make sure when you do try and wreck someone
that you don’t just nudge them, because they’ll just correct and pass you,
and once a car passes you on this challenge you AREN’T going to catch them.
So when you smack someone, make it count.

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Star Studded (Legend)
The All-Star
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Terry Labonte

         Terry Labonte won his 2nd All-Star race in 1999. To do it, he had
         to outrace Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, and Tony Stewart. Now's your
         chance to do the same.

Key: Get some good laps and try to catch Bobby Labonte's draft and then pass
     him.
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Worst to First (Legend)
The All-Star
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Ryan Newman

         In the 2002 All-Star race, Ryan Newman won the qualifying event and
         then worked his way up from last to first place. With 5 laps to go,
         hold off Dale Jr. and finish 1st!

Key: Block and stay out in the front.
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Enough, Already! (Legend)
UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sterling Marlin

         Sterling Marlin almost started 2002 with 2 wins, but late race
         cautions prevented that. This time help Sterling get around Jeremy
         Mayfield and into first place, so he can get the win.

Key: Draft and make the pass.
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I'll Remember This! (Legend)
Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Kurt Busch

         Kurt Busch won the 2002 Food City 500 at Bristol with a little bit
         of pit strategy. On old tires, you've got 5 laps to get around Jimmy
         Spencer and hold off Ricky Rudd for win #1!

Key: Get some good lap time and pass Jimmy Spencer, but you have to stay in
     front and block the inside line to keep Rudd or someone else from passing
     you.
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Burn Baby, Burn (Legend)
MBNA America 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kevin Harvick

         Win #1 for Kevin Harvick came at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in
         spectacular fashion. It was his 3rd career start. Relive that frantic
         last lap and hold off Jeff Gordon for the victory.

Key: Stay out in front and block.
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Happy Birthday (Legend)
Brickyard 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jeff Gordon

         A day after his 30th birthday, Jeff Gordon won his 3rd Brickyard 400.
         There are 3 laps to go and Sterling Marlin is right behind you. Get
         Jeff Gordon into victory lane.

Key: Stay out in the front and get some good lap time.
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We're Back! (Legend)
Pocono 500
Pocono Raceway
Ricky Rudd

         After a 2 year break, Ricky Rudd found his way back to victory lane
         at Pocono in 2001. You have 5 laps to pass his teammate Dale Jarrett
         and hang on for the win.

Key: Get some good laps and beat Dale Jarrett, the others will come soon and
     you'd have to try to stay out in the front.
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Freedom - Part 2 (Legend)
Homestead 400
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Casey Atwood

         In the closing laps of the 2001 Homestead-Miami race, Casey Atwood
         was passed by Bill Elliott and finished 2nd. See if you can change
         history and get Casey his first win.

Key: Pass and stay out in the front, block if you have to.
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Smokin' (Legend)
The All-Star Open
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Johnny Benson


         Johnny Benson won the 2001 All-Star Open after Ryan Newman's engine
         blew with 2 laps to go. This time, Ryan's motor will hold together
         and you need to pass him for the win.

Key: Get some good lap time and pass Newman to get the win.
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                              Thunder Plates
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You can get at least 2 or 1 card from completing a Lightning Challenge in
Race Modes option. Just pick a challenge and accomplish it to get a card or
two, and it can be a Legend driver, Busch driver, Sponsor, or Paint Scheme.

If you go in the Quick Race mode and when you go pick a driver, tilt your
control stick to the left or right and you'll see that there are other
paintjobs you can race with, some has the Muppets or the Looney Tunes on
them. Half of the paintjobs on there are locked and the only way to get them
is if you win at a track with a driver (say like..Ken Schrader) and you will
get a new paintjob (it can be his Halloween scheme or something else). One
thing is that you can't win at the same track with the same driver or else you
won't get a new paintjob, but YOU CAN go to the same track at a DIFFERENT
TIME (Bristol day and night, etc.)

Here is the list of Thunder Plates in order from page 1 to 19, left to right:


Page 1-------------(Qualifying Position)(Rookie/Veteran/Legend)
    Atlanta                  Bristol                   California
    Chicagoland              Darlington                Daytona
    Dover                    Homestead-Miami           Indianapolis

Page 2-------------(Qualifying Position)
    Infineon                 Kansas                    Las Vegas
    Lowe's                   Martinsville              Michigan
    New Hampshire            North Carolina            Phoenix

Page 3-------------(Qualifying Position)
    Pocono                   Richmond                  Talladega
    Texas                    Watkins                   Atlanta (Night)
    California (Night)       Chicagoland (Night)       Darlington (Night)

Page 4-------------
    Daytona Road Course      Dover (Night)             Homestead (Night)
    Infineon (Night)         Kansas (Night)            Las Vegas (Night)
    Martinsville (Night)     Michigan (Night)          Rockingham (Night)

Page 5-------------
    Pocono (Night)           Richmond (Day)            Talladega (Night)
    Talladega Road Course    Tiburon Int'l Speedway    Texas Road Course
    Watkins Glen (Night)     The Shootout              The All-Star

Page 6-------------(Busch Drivers)
    Greg Biffle              Jeff Purvis               Shane Hall
    Jamie McMurray           Mike McLaughlin           Michael Waltrip
    Kasey Kahne              Scott Wimmer              Jay Sauter

Page 7-------------(Busch Drivers)
    James Finch              Dale Earnhardt Jr.        Jeff Burton
    Chad Chaffin             Tim Sauter                Coy Gibbs
    Ron Hornaday             Kevin Harvick             Dan Pardus

Page 8-------------(Busch and Legend Drivers)
    Brian Vickers            Ashton Lewis, Jr.         Johnny Sauter
    Dale Earnhardt           Richard Petty             Benny Parsons
    Bobby Allison            Junior Johnson            Tiny Lund

Page 9-------------(Legend, Fantasy and Paint Schemes)
    Alan Kulwicki            Elmo Langley              Cale Yarborough
    Kitt Paint                                         Fantasy Drivers
    #43 Paint Scheme #1      #43 Paint Scheme #2       #43 Paint Scheme #3

Page 10------------(Cont.)
    #43 Paint Scheme #4      #43 Paint Scheme #5       #43 Paint Scheme #6
    #10 Paint Scheme #1      #10 Paint Scheme #2       #10 Paint Scheme #3
    #10 Paint Scheme #4      #10 Paint Scheme #5       #10 Paint Scheme #6

Page 11------------(Cont.)
    #10 Paint Scheme #7      #99 Paint Scheme #1       #99 Paint Scheme #2
    #22 Paint Scheme #1      #22 Paint Scheme #2       #97 Paint Scheme #1
    #97 Paint Scheme #2      #97 Paint Scheme #3       #9  Paint Scheme #1

Page 12------------(Cont.)
    #24 Paint Scheme #1      #24 Paint Scheme #2       #24 Paint Scheme #3
    #24 Paint Scheme #4      #24 Paint Scheme #5       #31 Paint Scheme #1
    #30 Paint Scheme #1      #30 Paint Scheme #2       #55 Paint Scheme #1

Page 13------------(Cont.)
    #55 Paint Scheme #2      #55 Paint Scheme #3       #29 Paint Scheme #1
    #29 Paint Scheme #2      #29 Paint Scheme #3       #29 Paint Scheme #4
    #88 Paint Scheme #1      #88 Paint Scheme #2       #48 Paint Scheme #1

Page 14------------(Cont.)
    #17 Paint Scheme #1      #17 Paint Scheme #2       #18 Paint Scheme #1
    #18 Paint Scheme #2      #18 Paint Scheme #3       #18 Paint Scheme #4
    #18 Paint Scheme #5      #18 Paint Scheme #6       #18 Paint Scheme #7

Page 15------------(Cont.)
    #18 Paint Scheme #8      #5 Paint Scheme #1        #5 Paint Scheme #2
    #5 Paint Scheme #3       #6 Paint Scheme #1        #19 Paint Scheme #1
    #25 Paint Scheme #1      #45 Paint Scheme #1       #45 Paint Scheme #2

Page 16------------(Cont.)
    #28 Paint Scheme #1      #21 Paint Scheme #1       #36 Paint Scheme #1
    #36 Paint Scheme #2      #36 Paint Scheme #3       #36 Paint Scheme #4
    #36 Paint Scheme #5      #36 Paint Scheme #6       #36 Paint Scheme #7

Page 17------------(Cont.)
    #36 Paint Scheme #8      #36 Paint Scheme #9       #36 Paint Scheme #10
    #20 Paint Scheme #1      #20 Paint Scheme #2       #20 Paint Scheme #3
    #20 Paint Scheme #4      #20 Paint Scheme #5       #2 Paint Scheme #1

Page 18------------
    #15 Paint Scheme #1      All Pro                   Goodyear
    Outback Steakhouse       Prestone                  CarQuest
    Wing                     Funnel                    Wave

Page 19------------
    Scorpion                 Swoosh                    Spikes
    Pointer                  Mixed Up                  Video: 1st Champ.
    Video: 5th Champ.        Video: 8th Champ.         31st Lightning Chlnge.


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                            Secrets AND Goodies
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-----EMAIL from BraveHeart838
Im sure you know this but you can also put in, On the main entrance screen
choose the Features Menu.-Go to Create-a-car and enter: first name: EXTRA
last name: DRIVERS. This will give you like not real drivers, but I guess
like Tribune workers and stuff.


Once you turn on the GameCube with NASCAR Thunder 2003 inside, they always
have a little clip of real people saying "EA Sports, It's in the game", here
are the list of people that said it.

-Richard Childress (Car Owner #29, #30, #31, and Busch cars #2 and #3)
-Jeff Gordon
-Robby Gordon
-Kevin Hamlin (Crew Chief #29)
-Bobby Labonte
-Jimmy Makar (Crew Chief #18)
-Ryan Pemberton (Crew Chief #77)
-Kyle Petty
-Richard Petty
-Robert Yates (Car Owner #88-Dale Jarrett and #28-Ricky Rudd)
-Rusty Wallace
-Crew Member of #17
-Crew Member of #97
-Crew Member (?)

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                                  Credits
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Nintendo - For making this game available in US

EA Sports - for developing and publishing this game.

Big thanks to JayWag for letting me use some information from his website:
         [- http://thunder.m4driving.sm/thunder/index.php -]

NASCAR Thunder 2003 board - thanks for giving me some more information
                            and keep me entertained, the guide wouldn't
                            be made if it weren't for you guys.

[ ? ]  - this could be you if you care to help me out on anything in this
         document. You'll receive a big pat on the back.



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                                Copyright

This document is Copyright (c)2002 Myke. This guide is for personal use. If
you use any information from this NASCAR Thunder 2003 for GameCube document,
please give me full credit, do not alter my information in any way, shape,
or form.

This document/guide can only AND ONLY be found at www.GameFAQs.com,
www.NeoSeeker.com, and www.IGN.com, if you find this guide somewhere else,
IMMEDIATELY notify me.

This game is (c) 2002 Electronic Arts Inc. 

This game is rated (E) Everyone

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