Horrible season doesn't even begin to describe the 03' season but next year should see some improvement. NASCAR has approved a new cylinder head for the Ford's that will give an extra 20 hp which is a lot in this arena. Ford will also have a new nose and rear deck that should be better aero wise and allow the Ford to be more competitive. The GM teams especially the Chevy boys ie Childress, Hendrick amd Gibb racing have worked this past year in a tech alliance that did yield results. Yates and Rousch Racing have announced their own alliance for next year in which Yates will provide motor technology and Rousch will provide chassis and suspension technology. Many believe this alliance should yield results for both the Yates and Rousch bunch because outside of Matt Kenseth and a few bright moments by Kurt Busch, the Ford bunch did little of nothing. Even Robbie Ryser (Matt's crewchief) admitted they were building soft motors to last and with the handling Matt did the rest. At Homestead they had it locked up so they built a bullet piece and it lasted 21 laps before it kicked a rod. Hope to see Dale and Elliot both get competitive next year but still pulling for Harvick or Stewart to win the points. I know, I'm a traitor!