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Hamilton Jr. wins, points race tightens

By Wire services
Published November 2, 2003

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Bobby Hamilton Jr. won the rain-shortened Bashas' Supermarkets 200 and Scott Riggs took the NASCAR Busch series points lead Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Hamilton led Kevin Harvick by nearly a straightaway on the 1-mile oval when light rain brought out a caution flag on Lap 175. Earlier, rain delayed the race 2 hours, 24 minutes. NASCAR ended the race after 181 of 200 laps.

Harvick led going into the final pit stop, under caution on Lap 102. He came out fourth, trailing Hamilton, Stacy Compton and Brian Vickers. Harvick got back to second before a final restart.

Vickers finished third followed by Joe Nemechek, Ron Hornaday and Riggs, who came in trailing leader David Green by 13 points. Riggs leads Hornaday by 17.

Vickers moved to third, 21 points behind, followed by Green, who finished 16th and trails Riggs by 22.

MUSGRAVE CANCER SCARE: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Craftsman Truck Series driver Ted Musgrave fought cancer early this season, according to his team owner.

"We were winning races while he was going to the doctor on Monday getting chemotherapy," Jim Smith, owner of Ultra Motorsports, said in an interview with a Dodge publicist.

Musgrave, 48, was not available for comment a day after finishing second at Avondale, Ariz., in the series' second-to-last race of the season. His wife, Debi, had leukemia years ago.

GRAND AMERICAN CHAMPIONS: Terry Borcheller and Forest Barber swept the Rolex Sports Car season finale at Daytona Beach. The Bell Motorsports team won the race and clinched the North American Road Racing team title for Daytona Prototypes. Borcheller also clinched the Daytona Prototype drivers' championship.

[Last modified November 2, 2003, 07:26:04]

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