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Thu 01 Apr 2004
Officials penalize Earnhardt Jr post-Bristol

Officials penalize Earnhardt Jr post-Bristol

Earnhardt Jr., DEI Penalized For Incident at Bristol DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2004) -- Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was penalized with a loss of 25 championship driver points, a $10,000 fine and probation until June 1 for his ...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
Daytona Twin 125: News of note, schedule

Daytona Twin 125: News of note, schedule

NEWS & NOTES * The Canadian version of TV Guide magazine will feature its first-ever NASCAR cover on Saturday. This collectible issue, which hits newsstands Monday, is geared toward the huge contingent of NASCAR fans throughout ...

Sat 20 Nov 2004
A review of ESPN's upcoming Earnhardt biopicHeadline

A review of ESPN's upcoming Earnhardt biopic

A review of ESPN's upcoming Dale Earnhardt biopic Special to Motorsport.com by Bill King Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 16, 2004 - The house lights came up as images faded on the big screen. Three score ink-stained wretches and talking heads from...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
Daytona Twin 125 race 1 results

Daytona Twin 125 race 1 results

Pos St No Driver Make Laps Status --- --- --- -------------------- --------- ---- ----------- 1. 2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 50 Running 2. 19 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 50 Running 3. 6 42...

Fri 08 Oct 2004
Earnhardt Jr docked points, loses leadHeadline

Earnhardt Jr docked points, loses lead

Driver of the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Budweiser Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., was docked 25 championship driver points and fined $10,000 for use of foul language on live network television. The slip of the tongue came after Earnhardt won the...

Thu 11 Mar 2004
IRL: Greedy Gordon wants doubleHeadline

IRL: Greedy Gordon wants double

Robby Gordon is hoping the tenth try will be the charm as he attempts to conquer the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. For the fourth straight year, the Californian will attempt to perform the Memorial Day weekend "double" by racing at Indianapolis...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Track comes apart, red flag out at Martinsville

Track comes apart, red flag out at Martinsville

The red flag is out on the Nextel Cup series race at Martinsville, Virginia. At lap 279 of 500, a chunk of concrete dislodged from the track surface and slammed into the No. 24 Chevy of Jeff Gordon, who was running second at the time of the ...

Sat 10 Jul 2004
Garage Chatter: Chicago

Garage Chatter: Chicago

Change at the 18? Insiders say that a crew chief change on the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Chevy of Bobby Labonte is imminent. Current crew chief, Michael "Fatback" McSwain was involved in an altercation with a crew member at Pocono. Rumor mill has Jimmy...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
Steve Boyer named No. 40 crew chief

Steve Boyer named No. 40 crew chief

Steve Boyer Named Crew Chief of No. 40 Coors Light Dodge CONCORD, N.C. (December 21, 2004) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that race engineer Steve Boyer will take over crew chief duties on the No. 40 Coors Light ...

Tue 18 May 2004
IRL: Robby Gordon's flight planHeadline

IRL: Robby Gordon's flight plan

Robby Gordon is hoping the tenth time will be the charm for him at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Once again this year, Gordon is going for the "daily double", hoping to win the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and the Coca-Cola 600, racing 1100...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
Daytona Twin 125: Qualifier races preview

Daytona Twin 125: Qualifier races preview

Twin 125-mile qualifiers key part of Daytona 500 qualifying process DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2004) -- The lure of the Gatorade 125s is undeniable, for those competitors involved in the chase for Daytona 500 glory. It's also...

Fri 10 Sep 2004
Garage Chatter: Richmond II

Garage Chatter: Richmond II

Skinner in BDR truck? Sources say that Mike Skinner will get behind the wheel of a Craftsman Truck Series truck under a two-year deal with Bill Davis Racing. AOL done with NASCAR? Garage insiders indicate that America Online may want to scale...

Fri 02 Apr 2004
Busch returns to contender formHeadline

Busch returns to contender form

This is familiar territory for Kurt Busch. One year ago, his win in the March race at Bristol Motor Speedway vaulted Busch to second in the championship standings behind Roush Racing teammate Matt Kenseth. Then, the following week, Busch charged...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
Daytona Twin 125 race 2 results

Daytona Twin 125 race 2 results

Pos St No Driver Make Laps Status --- --- --- -------------------- --------- ---- ----------- 1. 1 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 50 Running 2. 6 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 50 Running 3. 7 48...

Tue 27 Apr 2004
Jeff Gordon wins, controversy brews in Talladega

Jeff Gordon wins, controversy brews in Talladega

It's not every day that a NASCAR Nextel Cup race ends with a sea of beer cans, t-shirts, and various other debris being tossed onto the track by angry race fans. But that was Jeff Gordon's greeting from the stands at Talladega, as he took the...

Thu 02 Sep 2004
Jeff Gordon snubs victory lane

Jeff Gordon snubs victory lane

Jeff Gordon's impromptu on-track celebration might have looked like a spontaneous celebration with his team to fans, but to NASCAR it was something more dastardly. After grabbing his fourth Brickyard 400 win on Sunday, Gordon parked the No. 24 ...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
Darlington II: Kurt Busch - Ford interview

Darlington II: Kurt Busch - Ford interview

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 97 Sharpie/IRWIN Taurus, also held a Q&A session after Friday's practice session and discussed the points race. KURT BUSCH - No. 97 Sharpie/IRWIN Taurus USUALLY YOU RACE THE RACE TRACK HERE, BUT WILL THAT...

Sat 04 Sep 2004
Vickers sails to pole in FontanaHeadline

Vickers sails to pole in Fontana

Rookie Brian Vickers grabbed his second pole of the season at California Speedway with a lap of 187.417 mph. Vickers bested the field by nearly a full mile-per-hour to garner his second career Budweiser pole award. Brian Vickers gets...

Thu 01 Apr 2004
Earnhardt fined, docked pointsHeadline

Earnhardt fined, docked points

NASCAR's favorite son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., has been fined $10,000 and docked 25 driver and owner points after an intentional spin at Bristol Motor Speedway. A lug nut problem caused Earnhardt to begin sliding backwards through the field at lap...

Thu 17 Jun 2004
Michigan: Kasey Kahne preview

Michigan: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES "Michigan is a great track for me. I've always liked it. I've run there twice in a Busch car. Last year I started on the pole and finished second. You can run high there, which I like, but, you have to keep up with the ...

Thu 14 Oct 2004
JGR announces third car in 2005

JGR announces third car in 2005

FedEx To Sponsor Third Gibbs Car, Leffler Named as Driver CHARLOTTE, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 -- FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), a worldwide leader in the broadest range of transportation, e-commerce and business services, will...

Thu 12 Aug 2004
Watkins Glen: Kasey Kahne preview

Watkins Glen: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES "We've got to keep it up this week at Watkins Glen. It'll be a tough track, but we had a good test up there and hopefully everything goes smooth up there all day. If we can leave there with a top 15 we'll be happy."...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
Earnhardt wins first 125 raceHeadline

Earnhardt wins first 125 race

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. managed to find drafting partners to win the first Gatorade 125 qualifying event at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt will start third for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. "You put my car out front and it was a beast,"...

Sat 23 Oct 2004
Garage Chatter: Martinsville II

Garage Chatter: Martinsville II

RCR to get new car number?: Rumor is that the No. 30 Chevy will change sponsors and car number next season. Plausible sponsor: Jack Daniels. New car number: 7 - for 'Old Lucky 7'. Garage buzz indicates that Dave Blaney may fill the seat of the...

Newman shatters track record at MartinsvilleHeadline

Newman shatters track record at Martinsville

Under threatening skies, NEXTEL Cup teams took to the short track at Martinsville Speedway for time-trial efforts after a forty minute delay due to AM showers, and "rocket man" Ryan Newman shattered the old track record by nearly two miles per...

Tue 07 Sep 2004
Chase for the Cup standings pre-Richmond

Chase for the Cup standings pre-Richmond

@>Clinched Top Ten Position: Pos Driver Points ---- -------------------- ---------- 1. Jimmie Johnson 3482 2. Jeff Gordon 3432 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3366 4. Tony Stewart ...

Sadler flies high for victory in FontanaHeadline

Sadler flies high for victory in Fontana

Elliott Sadler wheeled the No. 38 Robert Yates Racing Ford to his second victory of the 2004 season. Sadler easily out-horsepowered Kasey Kahne and Mark Martin to earn his third career Cup series win in the final sprint to the finish ...

Fri 02 Jan 2004
Crawford/HBM announce No 2 Daytona 24 driver lineup

Crawford/HBM announce No 2 Daytona 24 driver lineup

Andy Wallace, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive Crawford Daytona Prototype in Rolex 24 at Daytona. DENVER, N.C. (December 30, 2003) -- Howard-Boss Motorsports and Crawford Race Cars announced today that veteran road racer Andy Wallace...

Thu 15 Jul 2004
Michael McSwain released by Joe Gibbs Racing

Michael McSwain released by Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing Begins Search For Labonte's New Crew Chief HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. Wednesday, July 14, 2004 -- Joe Gibbs Racing released Michael McSwain from his duties as crew chief of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet in the NASCAR NEXTEL...

Mon 11 Oct 2004
Kansas: Joe Nemechek race report

Kansas: Joe Nemechek race report

Win in Kansas Tops Nemechek's Dream Weekend KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 10, 2004) -- A jubilant Joe Nemechek called it a dream weekend after he won Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race here at Kansas Speedway. The U.S. Army driver not only captured his...

Mon 05 Jan 2004
Crawford/HBM announce No 4 Daytona 24 driver lineup

Crawford/HBM announce No 4 Daytona 24 driver lineup

Jimmy Johnson Joins Leitzinger, Forbes-Robinson, Brule in Crawford Daytona Prototype for Rolex 24 At Daytona DENVER, N.C. (January 2, 2004) -- Howard-Boss Motorsports and Crawford Race Cars announced today that former Rolex 24 At Daytona winners...

Sat 22 May 2004
The Nextel Open starting lineup

The Nextel Open starting lineup

Pos No Driver Make Time Gap To 1st Speed Gap To 1st --- ---- -------------------- --------- ---------- ------ ------ -------- ------- ------- 1. 23 Dave Blaney Dodge 29.180 ...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
IRL: Cheve, Robby Gordon to pull double in May

IRL: Cheve, Robby Gordon to pull double in May

Robby Gordon to Compete in Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 with Chevrolet DETROIT, March 9, 2004 - Robby Gordon is aiming to make racing history on May 30 when he competes in the Indianapolis 500 and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600. Chevrolet...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
Kentucky Speedway test notes 2004-12-16

Kentucky Speedway test notes 2004-12-16

Roush Racing Lays 2005 Cup Groundwork During KYS Test SPARTA, KY. -- Roush Racing pooled its resources at Kentucky Speedway today when driver Greg Biffle teamed with Crew Chief Robbie Reiser to begin laying the groundwork for a 2005 NEXTEL...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Earnhardt Jr rockets to win at TalladegaHeadline

Earnhardt Jr rockets to win at Talladega

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. didn't lead every lap, or dominate the day as DEI cars tend to do on restrictor plate race tracks. But, winning pit strategy at the races closing laps gave Earnhardt all he needed to wheel the No. 8 Budweiser Chevy into victory...

Fri 03 Sep 2004
No. 31 Pit Crew wins Bristol II

No. 31 Pit Crew wins Bristol II

Robby Gordon's Pit Crew Wins at Bristol; Fourth Win of Season For No. 31 Team The pit crew for Robby Gordon won the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade in Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. It was...