After winning the most races but finishing 8th in the previous season, NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth had a new strategy in place for the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup. Rather than always winning, he finished frequently in the top 10, and he had a healthy points lead by July.

It was Ryan Newman who seemed to be winning all the races -- but having his share of struggles as well -- and he trailed in the points race. Despite a late-season hot streak from driver Jimmie Johnson, Kenseth's new approach to NASCAR racing earned him the 2003 Winston Cup. See the spread of the entire season with our 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup series results chart below.

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Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman drive in the 2003 Pennsylvania 500, a NASCAR Winston Cup series event.
Matt Kenseth leads Ryan Newman in the 2003 Pennsylvania 500
at the Pocono Raceway,
as he ultimately would for the
2003 NASCAR Winston Cup championship
. However,
Newman finished first in this race. See more pictures of NASCAR.

2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

NumberDate
Site
Race Winner
Car
Speed
1 2/16/03 Daytona Beach, FL
Michael Waltrip
Chevrolet 133.870
2 2/23/03 Rockingham, NC
Dale Jarrett
Ford 117.852
3 3/02/03 Las Vegas, NV
Matt Kenseth
Ford 132.934
4 3/09/03 Atlanta, GA
Bobby Labonte
Chevrolet 146.037
5 3/16/03 Darlington, SC
Ricky Craven
Pontiac
126.214
6 3/23/03 Bristol, TN
Kurt Busch
Ford 76.185
7 3/30/03 Ft. Worth, TX
Ryan Newman
Dodge 134.517
8 4/06/03 Talladega, AL
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 144.625
9 4/13/03 Martinsville, VA
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 75.557
10 4/27/03 Fontana, CA
Kurt Busch
Ford 140.111
11 5/03/03 Richmond, VA
Joe Nemechek
Chevrolet 87.134
12 5/25/03 Charlotte, NC
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 126.198
13 6/01/03 Dover, DE
Ryan Newman
Dodge 106.896
14 6/08/03 Pocono, PA
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 134.892
15 6/15/03 Brooklyn, MI
Kurt Busch
Ford 131.219
16 6/22/03 Sears Point, CA
Robby Gordon
Chevrolet 73.821
17 7/05/03 Daytona Beach, FL
Greg Biffle
Ford 166.109
18 7/13/03 Chicago, IL
Ryan Newman
Dodge 134.059
19 7/20/03 Loudon, NH
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 96.024
20 7/27/03 Pocono, PA
Ryan Newman
Dodge 127.705
21 8/03/03 Indianapolis, IN
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 134.548
22 8/10/03 Watkins Glen, NY
Robby Gordon
Chevrolet 90.441
23 8/17/03 Brooklyn, MI
Ryan Newman
Dodge 127.310
24 8/23/03 Bristol, TN
Kurt Busch
Ford 77.421
25 8/31/03 Darlington, SC
Terry Labonte
Chevrolet 120.733
26 9/06/03 Richmond, VA
Ryan Newman
Dodge 94.945
27 9/14/03 Loudon, NH
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 106.580
28 9/21/03 Dover, DE
Ryan Newman
Dodge 108.802
29 9/28/03 Talladega, AL
Michael Waltrip
Chevrolet 156.045
30 10/05/03 Kansas City, KS
Ryan Newman
Dodge 121.630
31 10/11/03 Charlotte, NC
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 142.871
32 10/19/03 Martinsville, VA
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 67.653
33 10/26/03 Atlanta, GA
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 127.769
34 11/02/03 Phoenix, AZ
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 93.984
35 11/09/03 Rockingham, NC
Bill Elliott
Dodge 111.677
36 11/16/03 Homestead, FL
Bobby Labonte
Chevrolet 116.868

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