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Tue 06 Dec 2005
Stewart saluted as 2005 championHeadline

Stewart saluted as 2005 champion

It went long, some of the speeches were a trifle wordy, and Jay Mohr was disturbingly mean, but in the end NASCAR wrapped up its season with quite a bash at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan. NASCAR Nextel Cup Awards Banquet at the...

Tue 29 Nov 2005
Stewart storms ManhattanHeadline

Stewart storms Manhattan

The 'big apple' braces for NASCAR as championship festivities descend on midtown Manhattan. It's the usual look of complete befuddlement by manhattan-ites as the NASCAR flag flies from the Waldorf-Astoria and stock cars take to the ...

Wed 23 Nov 2005
Stewart earns his second championshipHeadline

Stewart earns his second championship

Tony Stewart didn't do it in spectacular fashion. But he did it. His race car left something to be desired, so he played it safe, ran for points and when all the scenarios had played out, it was Stewart on top by 35 points. NASCAR Nextel...

Mon 21 Nov 2005
On the eve of the championshipHeadline

On the eve of the championship

If Tony Stewart is nervous about his championship chase on the eve of the season finale, he isn't about to let you know it. Stewart's fate is in the hands of the people that he trusts the most -- himself and crew chief Greg Zipadelli. A 10th...

BUSCH: Truex Jr wins back-to-back championshipHeadline

BUSCH: Truex Jr wins back-to-back championship

Martin Truex, Jr. has won back-to-back NASCAR Busch Series championships for car owners Teresa Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Truex had a healthy lead over Clint Bowyer entering Homestead even though his luck over the last six weeks has been ...

BUSCH: Newman wins NBS season finale at HomesteadHeadline

BUSCH: Newman wins NBS season finale at Homestead

Ryan Newman started on the pole but looked stuck in a second place finish before a late race caution changed his fate. Biffle was leading by a second advantage over Newman with six to go when a late race caution gave Newman his ...

Edwards knocks out quick lap for Homestead poleHeadline

Edwards knocks out quick lap for Homestead pole

Tony Stewart should be getting nervous. The cards seem to be falling Carl Edwards way heading into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Edwards knocked out the quickest lap in Bud pole qualifying, posting a 176.051 mph. Carl ...

Biffle grabs the win in HomesteadHeadline

Biffle grabs the win in Homestead

Greg Biffle held off Mark Martin on a last lap door-to- door battle to win the Nextel Cup series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Biffle grabbed the lead in dramatic fashion in the races closing laps after having not been a factor all...

Tue 15 Nov 2005
Kyle Busch wins in PhoenixHeadline

Kyle Busch wins in Phoenix

Kyle Busch stayed out during the final caution to gain track position on lap 227 and that savvy move gave him the win at Phoenix International Raceway. It is Busch's second win in his rookie NASCAR Nextel Cup season. Greg Biffle and Kyle...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
BUSCH: Edwards wins NBS race in PhoenixHeadline

BUSCH: Edwards wins NBS race in Phoenix

Carl Edwards' hot streak is undeniable. Coming off back-to-back Cup series wins at Atlanta and Texas; Edwards earned the NASCAR Busch series victory at Phoenix International Raceway from the pole position on Saturday. Edwards lead 103 laps to...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Hamlin lands Phoenix poleHeadline

Hamlin lands Phoenix pole

Denny Hamlin wheeled his way to his first NASCAR Nextel Cup Series pole at Phoenix International Raceway. Hamlin's lap of 134.173 bested the field by nearly one mile-per-hour in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet. Denny Hamlin. Photo...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
Biffle looks to make up Chase pointsHeadline

Biffle looks to make up Chase points

With the 2005 NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup winding down pundits have sized up this year's championship as a two man battle between Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson. Well. Greg Biffle has something to say about that. Greg Biffle. Photo...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
Edwards doubles up for Atlanta sweepHeadline

Edwards doubles up for Atlanta sweep

Carl Edwards led 115 of 325 laps to sweep both NASCAR Nextel Cup events at Atlanta Motor Speedway this season. Edwards took the lead early in Sunday's race, swapping the top spot several times before settling into the lead on lap 241 to earn his...

Fri 28 Oct 2005
Edwards needs to go for gold in AtlantaHeadline

Edwards needs to go for gold in Atlanta

Greg Biffle may not know it, but he got an assist on Carl Edwards' first Nextel Cup win last March at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards. Photo by Eric Gilbert. With a handful of laps left in the fourth points race of the new ...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Jeff Gordon wins at MartinsvilleHeadline

Jeff Gordon wins at Martinsville

Jeff Gordon's ruinous streak of bad luck seems to have ended. After a summer marred with race mishaps that took him out of the championship hunt, the No. 24 Chevrolet team of Gordon has finally turned it around. Jeff Gordon. Photo by...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Stewart up front at MartinsvilleHeadline

Stewart up front at Martinsville

Tony Stewart knows that this weekend marks the turning point in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. After losing ground to Jimmie Johnson at Charlotte, putting the pair in a dead heat for the title, Stewart came out of the box with a strong statement at...

Hamlin fastest in Martinsville Happy HourHeadline

Hamlin fastest in Martinsville Happy Hour

Denny Hamlin making just his third Cup start posted the fastest time in final practice for Nextel Cup teams. Hamlin put the No. 11 Chevy on the top of the charts with a speed of 96.869 mph. Denny Hamlin. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. "The...

Mon 26 Sep 2005
Johnson wins Dover, grabs Chase leadHeadline

Johnson wins Dover, grabs Chase lead

Jimmie Johnson endured a series of late-race cautions, a green/white/checkered finish and the hard-charging Chevy of teammate Kyle Busch to earn his third victory of 2005. Johnson was leading with Busch breathing down his bumper-cover when Joe ...

Fri 23 Sep 2005
Sadler, Parrott part waysHeadline

Sadler, Parrott part ways

Todd Parrott, crew chief of the No. 38 Robert Yates Racing Ford, and driver Elliott Sadler have parted ways. Parrott will be reassigned to the No. 88 RYR Ford of Dale Jarrett. Kevin Buskirk, chief engineer for the No. 38, will assume crew chief ...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Newman wins wild one at LoudonHeadline

Newman wins wild one at Loudon

Ryan Newman fought an embittered battle with Tony Stewart to earn his first race of the year at New Hampshire International Speedway. Stewart led a race-high 173 laps, but as pit strategies played out Newman managed to grab the lead on lap ...

Sat 17 Sep 2005
Chase field lacks buzzHeadline

Chase field lacks buzz

It was the thrill of watching Dale Earnhardt, Jr. vie for his first championship while Jeff Gordon battled for his fifth that made last years 'Chase for the Championship' so compelling. This season with five Roush drivers, Ryan Newman, Rusty ...

Fri 16 Sep 2005
Earnhardt Jr's hints paid off, Eury Jr returnsHeadline

Earnhardt Jr's hints paid off, Eury Jr returns

Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated Racing announced today that Tony Eury, Jr. would rejoin the No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet team effective immediately. Eury, Jr. worked with Earnhardt from 1998 through the end of 2004 before being swapped out to the No. 15...

Tue 13 Sep 2005
Busch leads Roush sweep at RichmondHeadline

Busch leads Roush sweep at Richmond

Kurt Busch led a race high 185 laps on his way to his third win of the season. Busch first took the lead on lap 155 but swapped the top spot several times with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch before grabbing the lead for the final time on lap 323 to...

Mon 12 Sep 2005
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2005 "Chase" field is set to go

After 26 grueling races, that proved anything can happen in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series; the field for the 'Chase for the Championship' is finally set. Tony Stewart maintains his reign at the head of the class leading into the first playoff race...

Wed 17 Aug 2005
Stewart continues dominance at Watkins GlenHeadline

Stewart continues dominance at Watkins Glen

Tony Stewart has looked like a man playing against boys lately and he toyed with the field again on Sunday, claiming his fifth win of the season in the Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen. Tony Stewart. Photo by Eric Gilbert. Stewart,...

Sun 14 Aug 2005
Stewart is on a hot streakHeadline

Stewart is on a hot streak

It may be the understatement of the season so far to say that Tony Stewart is on a hot streak. The Indiana native has won four of the past six races, including last weekend's emotional win at the Brickyard that vaulted Stewart past Jimmie...

BUSCH: Newman claims soggy win at Watkins GlenHeadline

BUSCH: Newman claims soggy win at Watkins Glen

Ryan Newman wasn't expecting Saturday's Busch race at Watkins Glen to be another fuel mileage race, but after a two-hour delay and a record number of caution laps, Newman claimed the checked flag with nothing more than vapors left in the tank of...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
Stewart kisses the bricksHeadline

Stewart kisses the bricks

Tony Stewart once said that he would trade his NASCAR Cup championship for a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Luckily, he won't have to do anything that extreme; Stewart held off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps of the Brickyard 400 to earn the...

Sun 03 Jul 2005
Stewart dusts 'em at DaytonaHeadline

Stewart dusts 'em at Daytona

It took Tony Stewart until 1:45 am to finally get his Daytona victory but he did it in style. Stewart promptly exited the No. 20 Chevy climbed the fence to the flag stand and commandeered the checkered flag. Tony Stewart and Scott ...

Fri 01 Jul 2005
Daytona a good luck charm for GordonHeadline

Daytona a good luck charm for Gordon

Things are starting to get desperate for Jeff Gordon. Jeff Gordon. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. The four-time champ has had such a string of bad luck lately that his fans have started to offer their help. They may not be willing to ...

Tue 14 Jun 2005
Edwards wins a strange one at PoconoHeadline

Edwards wins a strange one at Pocono

A late-race caution set-up a green-white-checkered finish, with Carl Edwards leading with Brian Vickers laying wait for the lead. On the final restart with three laps to go, Edwards jumped out to an advantage over the field, but he didn't get the...

Sun 12 Jun 2005
Michael Waltrip on first pole in 14 yearsHeadline

Michael Waltrip on first pole in 14 years

The last time Michael Waltrip started upfront for a Cup series race, Paula Abdul was atop the pop charts and "Cheers" was the hottest show on television. Several members of the NASCAR/ Nextel media core weren't old enough to vote and Brian Vickers...

Wed 08 Jun 2005
Earnhardt continues to freefallHeadline

Earnhardt continues to freefall

A new crew chief for the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. hasn't made much of an impact. But, maybe, interim crew chief Steve Hmiel has other things on his mind. Dale Earnhardt Jr.. Photo by Bob ...

Tue 07 Jun 2005
Biffle earns victory at The Monster MileHeadline

Biffle earns victory at The Monster Mile

Greg Biffle earned his series-high fourth win of 2005 winning the MBNA 400 at Dover International Raceway. Biffle didn't make much of a splash in the first half of the event but once he took the lead on lap 241 he dominated the field for the ...

Wed 01 Jun 2005
Johnson triples at CharlotteHeadline

Johnson triples at Charlotte

What a long strange trip it was for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Chevy team at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Wrecks. Endless yellow flags. Flat tires. Blown motors. A red flag. Pit strategy and pieces of the race track flying up and damaging...

Fri 27 May 2005
Newman lightning quick for Charlotte poleHeadline

Newman lightning quick for Charlotte pole

Ryan Newman will take the field to the green flag for NASCAR's longest race Sunday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Newman ran a lightning quick lap of 192.988 mph to best the field by one mile-per-hour on his way to his fourth pole of the ...