Who Won the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup?

Matt Kenseth wins the 2003 Winston Cup

The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup season ended on Sunday November 16 with Matt Kenseth of Roush Racing crowned the Winston Cup champion, despite winning only one race all year. Ryan Newman won eight races but finished sixth.

This was the last year in which Winston was the title sponsor of the Cup series. After it decided not to renew its sponsorship, NASCAR decided on the telecommunications firm Nextel to be the title sponsor of the new series.


2003 Winston Cup Standings

 DriverPointsBehindWins
1Matt Kenseth5022-1
2Jimmie Johnson4932-903
3Dale Earnhardt Jr4815-2072
4Jeff Gordon4785-2373
5Kevin Harvick4770-2521
6Ryan Newman4711-3118
7Tony Stewart4549-4732
8Bobby Labonte4377-6452
9Bill Elliott4303-7191
10Terry Labonte4162-8601
11Kurt Busch4150-8724
12Jeff Burton4109-9130

2003 Winston Cup Races

Feb 8, 2003 2003 Budweiser Shootout Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Feb 13, 2003 2003 Gatorade 125s
Feb 16, 2003 2003 Daytona 500 Michael Waltrip
Mar 2, 2003 2003 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Matt Kenseth
Mar 9, 2003 2003 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Bobby Labonte
Mar 16, 2003 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 Ricky Craven
Mar 23, 2003 2003 Food City 500 Kurt Busch
Mar 30, 2003 2003 Samsung Radio Shack 500 Ryan Newman
Apr 6, 2003 2003 Aaron's 499 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Apr 13, 2003 2003 Virginia 500 Jeff Gordon
Apr 27, 2003 2003 Auto Club 500 Kurt Busch
May 3, 2003 2003 Pontiac Excitement 400 Joe Nemechek
May 17, 2003 2003 Winston Open Jeff Burton
May 25, 2003 2003 Coca-Cola 600 Jimmie Johnson
Jun 1, 2003 2003 MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 Ryan Newman
Jun 8, 2003 2003 Pocono 500 Tony Stewart
Jun 15, 2003 2003 Sirius 400 Kurt Busch
Jun 22, 2003 2003 Dodge/Save Mart 350 Robby Gordon
Jul 5, 2003 2003 Pepsi 400 Greg Biffle
Jul 13, 2003 2003 Tropicana 400 Ryan Newman
Jul 20, 2003 2003 New England 300 Jimmie Johnson
Jul 27, 2003 2003 Pennsylvania 500 Ryan Newman
Aug 3, 2003 2003 Brickyard 400 Kevin Harvick
Aug 10, 2003 2003 Sirius At The Glen Robby Gordon
Aug 17, 2003 2003 GFS Marketplace 400 Ryan Newman
Aug 23, 2003 2003 Sharpie 500 Kurt Busch
Sep 6, 2003 2003 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Ryan Newman
Sep 14, 2003 2003 Sylvania 300 Jimmie Johnson
Sep 21, 2003 2003 MBNA America 400 Ryan Newman
Sep 28, 2003 2003 EA Sports 500 Michael Waltrip
Oct 5, 2003 2003 Banquet 400 Ryan Newman
Oct 11, 2003 2003 UAW-GM Quality 500 Tony Stewart
Oct 19, 2003 2003 Subway 500 Jeff Gordon
Oct 27, 2003 2003 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Jeff Gordon
Nov 2, 2003 2003 Checker Auto Parts 500 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Nov 16, 2003 2003 Ford 400 Bobby Labonte