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Sat 02 Oct 2004
Nemechek fastest in Talladega's Happy HourHeadline

Nemechek fastest in Talladega's Happy Hour

Polesitter Joe Nemechek easily paced the field in final practice for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup teams at Talladega Superspeedway. Nemechek's lap of 196.358 mph bested the field by nearly one mile per hour. Joe Nemechek. Photo by Eric ...

Sun 19 Sep 2004
Newman looks forward to a fresh startHeadline

Newman looks forward to a fresh start

Loudon, New Hampshire is a long way from the South Pacific island region of Vanuatu, but the two places may have more in common than ever before. This week they are both hosting the start of their own form of Survivor. The final top-10...

Sat 11 Sep 2004
Newman on top at RichmondHeadline

Newman on top at Richmond

Ryan Newman grabbed the pole for the last race of NASCAR's "regular season" at Richmond International Raceway, and for a good reason. Newman must earn a good finish at RIR to ensure his position in the "NEXTEL Chase for the Championship" which ...

Crucial night for NewmanHeadline

Crucial night for Newman

Pole sitter Ryan Newman has a lot too loose Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. For a team that set a goal at the beginning of the season to win 10 races and 10 poles, they find themselves at the 26th event of the year just hanging...

Tue 07 Sep 2004
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 ...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Bobby Labonte limping into the ChaseHeadline

Bobby Labonte limping into the Chase

This weekend's race at California Speedway has been billed as the "finish under the lights", but for NASCAR veteran Bobby Labonte, he's just looking to finish at the front. Bobby Labonte. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. After posting wins in...

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...

Fri 03 Sep 2004
Hamilton Jr takes reins of #32 earlyHeadline

Hamilton Jr takes reins of #32 early

As the 2004 season starts to wind down, more changes are made prior to the final countdown in the Race for the Chase. Today, PPI Motorsports announced that Bobby Hamilton, Jr. will pilot the ...

Thu 02 Sep 2004
Rusty Wallace's Headline

Rusty Wallace's "Last Call" in 2005

Rusty Wallace, driver of the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge, today announced that 2005 will be his final year on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup tour. Wallace's final season will be nicknamed "Rusty's Last Call" and serve as a season long celebration of...

Tue 31 Aug 2004
Earnhardt Jr notches first Bristol Cup winHeadline

Earnhardt Jr notches first Bristol Cup win

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. led 295 laps to become the only race car driver to ever sweep both NASCAR races at Bristol Motor Speedway. In one weekend, the DEI Budweiser Chevy driver notched his first Bristol wins in both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch ...

Sun 15 Aug 2004
Johnson geared up for Watkins GlenHeadline

Johnson geared up for Watkins Glen

Jimmie Johnson loves road racing. With his recent success on the two road courses on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit, that doesn't come as much of a surprise. Jimmie Johnson. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. Johnson, who joined the series...

Fri 13 Aug 2004
Burton moves to RCR, Edwards steps upHeadline

Burton moves to RCR, Edwards steps up

After more than a year's wait, the deal between Richard Childress Racing and Jeff Burton is finally a done deal. Starting at Michigan, Burton will take over driving duties for the No. 30 RCR Chevrolet. Jeff Burton. Photo by Dan Helrigel...

Wed 04 Aug 2004
It's all Johnson at PoconoHeadline

It's all Johnson at Pocono

Jimmie Johnson wheeled the No. 48 Hendrick Chevy to his fourth win this season in the Pennsylvania 500. Johnson took the lead at lap 32, and despite being jockeyed out of the top spot a few times, he easily fought his way back to the front every...

Sun 01 Aug 2004
Mayfield returns to Pocono on a rollHeadline

Mayfield returns to Pocono on a roll

Jeremy Mayfield is hoping that a repeat performance of past success at Pocono Raceway will be his springboard into the top-10 in the championship points chase. Jeremy Mayfield. Photo by Todd Corzett. Mayfield, who claimed two of his...

Sat 31 Jul 2004
Mears gets first career pole at PoconoHeadline

Mears gets first career pole at Pocono

Casey Mears took the top spot for the Pennsylvania 500 today with a fast lap of 171.720 mph. Mears took to the track late in the qualifying session, and bested the field by a small margin to win his first career pole in the NEXTEL...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
Newman uses hot shoe to grab Loudon poleHeadline

Newman uses hot shoe to grab Loudon pole

Ryan Newman went out dead last -- and proved that he still has the hottest shoe in the garage. Newman's lap of 132.360 mph bested the field by nearly a mile-per-hour, and booted Jimmie Johnson off the pole; who had sat on top of the charts for...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
Wed 14 Jul 2004
Stewart draws more ireHeadline

Stewart draws more ire

Tony Stewart says he didn't mean to do it. Ray Evernham says he needs his butt kicked. NASCAR surely will break out their ruler and slap Tony Stewart on the wrist, but clearly, fellow competitors have had enough. Tony Stewart. Photo by...

Tue 13 Jul 2004
Stewart brings home win in ChicagoHeadline

Stewart brings home win in Chicago

Tony Stewart's up-and-down weekend ended on the right note, in victory lane at Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR Nextel Cup race today. Tony Stewart. Photo by Eric Gilbert. Stewart crashed in practice on Friday and was forced to qualify...

Mon 12 Jul 2004
Jeff Gordon in championship formHeadline

Jeff Gordon in championship form

Four-time Cup series champion Jeff Gordon and his Hendrick Chevrolet No. 24 team are in the hunt to earn their fifth championship. After a spotty start to the season, Gordon has been pumped with new found fire. Pace laps: Jeff Gordon...

Sat 10 Jul 2004
Jeff Gordon on pole at ChicagolandHeadline

Jeff Gordon on pole at Chicagoland

Jeff Gordon placed his Hendrick Motorsports Dupont Chevy on the Bud Pole at Chicagoland Speedway with a lap at 28.886 for a speed of 186.942 miles per hour, breaking the record set last year by Tony Stewart. Jeff Gordon. Photo by Jim ...

Stewart has a score to settle in ChicagoHeadline

Stewart has a score to settle in Chicago

Tony Stewart has some unfinished business to take care of in Chicago. One year ago, Stewart started on the pole at Chicagoland Speedway and led a race-high 80 laps before finishing second to Ryan Newman. Stewart had the fastest car on the track...

Wed 07 Jul 2004
Hendrick cars outduel DEI at DaytonaHeadline

Hendrick cars outduel DEI at Daytona

Hendrick horsepower conquered the DEI powerplants to score a 1-2 finish for Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson in the Pepsi 400. Gordon and Johnson blasted to the front with seven laps to go, with Gordon earning the victory from the...

Sat 03 Jul 2004
Gordon grabs 50th career poleHeadline

Gordon grabs 50th career pole

Hendrick horsepower conquered the DEI powerplants, earning Jeff Gordon the pole for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. This is Gordon's 50th career pole, and fourth this season. Jeff Gordon. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. "I...