2003 99 Schedule


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 16, 2004) – Scott French has been named director of the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Northwest Series. French, 35, had served as the interim series director in 2003 and will now oversee the operation of the series on a full-time basis. In this capacity, French will manage all aspects of the NASCAR Late Model touring series, including officiating, scheduling, event logistics, technical inspections, marketing and planning.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Scott join our team on a permanent basis,” said Chris Boals, NASCAR’s director of regional touring. “In just a short time period, Scott has earned the respect and support of our teams, tracks and officials. His leadership abilities are strong and we’re confident that he’ll continue to have a positive impact on the Northwest Series.”

French, who also works as an official on the NASCAR Busch Series, resides in Knoxville, Tenn. Prior to joining NASCAR, French was the series director for the United Dirt Track Racing Association (UDTRA) Xtreme DirtCar Series from 1997-2002.

As one of the four series which comprise the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, the Northwest Series is part of a nationwide racing division designed as a feeder system for NASCAR’s three national series. Other series in the division are the Midwest Series, Southeast Series and Southwest Series. Each of the four series features identical race cars, allowing competitors the opportunity to compete in other series events throughout the season. In addition, the top 10 drivers from each series will be brought together at the end of the season for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, a special post-season event.

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