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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...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
NASCAR goes light on StewartHeadline

NASCAR goes light on Stewart

NASCAR has once again proved that what is good for the goose isn't always good for the gander. Last season, racer Jimmy Spencer was parked for a race for a post-event fight with Kurt Busch, where Spencer attacked Busch while still strapped into...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
Robby Gordon looking for first win of seasonHeadline

Robby Gordon looking for first win of season

After several weeks of lackluster results Robby Gordon and Team 31 head to the 1.99-mile road course in Sonoma, California with high hopes. Gordon won both road course events last season, and sees the race at Infineon as the best way to get out of...

Tue 22 Jun 2004
Newman rockets to win in MichiganHeadline

Newman rockets to win in Michigan

Ryan Newman battled back from early troubles with his racecar and then held off a hard-charging Kasey Kahne in the closing laps to win the DHL 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Ryan Newman. Photo by Eric Gilbert. Kahne...

Sun 20 Jun 2004
Sadler fastest in Michigan Happy HourHeadline

Sadler fastest in Michigan Happy Hour

Elliott Sadler turned in a fast lap of 187.125 miles per hour to pace the field during final practice session at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Elliott Sadler. Photo by Eric Gilbert. "We were really happy with the car,"...

Sat 19 Jun 2004
Hendrick cars sweep MIS qualifyingHeadline

Hendrick cars sweep MIS qualifying

Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon, Brian Vickers and Jimmie Johnson swept the first three spots in qualifying for the Michigan 400 this Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Jeff Gordon. Photo by Eric Gilbert. Gordon, a...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
Martin wins crazy race at DoverHeadline

Martin wins crazy race at Dover

Mark Martin survived one of the strangest races in the NASCAR annals to earn his first win of the season at Dover International Speedway. The win broke a 73-race winless streak for the No. 6 Roush Racing Ford team. Mark Martin. Photo by...

Tue 01 Jun 2004
Johnson class of field at CharlotteHeadline

Johnson class of field at Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson, behind the wheel of the No. 48 Hendrick Chevy, classed the field all night long to earn his second win of the season. Johnson led 501 miles of 600 mile event, making it look easy as he sailed his Chevrolet into victory lane for...

Mon 31 May 2004
Indy rain plagues Robby GordonHeadline

Indy rain plagues Robby Gordon

Robby Gordon just couldn't catch a break on Sunday. Rain began to hammer down on the running of the 88th Indianapolis Motor Speedway early Sunday morning, delaying the start of the race by over an hour. Robby Gordon. Photo by Earl ...

Sun 30 May 2004
Earnhardt fastest in Charlotte Happy HourHeadline

Earnhardt fastest in Charlotte Happy Hour

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. driving the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated No. 8 Chevy posted the fastest time during final practice for NEXTEL Cup teams at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Earnhardt's lap of 184.351 mph bested the field by almost five ...

Sat 29 May 2004
Jimmie Johnson nabs pole at CharlotteHeadline

Jimmie Johnson nabs pole at Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson went out dead last and but came out first, knocking Ryan Newman out of the top spot to earn his first Budweiser pole of the season. Newman, had gone out fourth and held the top spot throughout the session, until Johnson -- who went...

Fri 28 May 2004
Newman has unfinished business in CharlotteHeadline

Newman has unfinished business in Charlotte

In two full seasons on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup circuit, Ryan Newman has been a quick learner. He blends the steely nerve of a jet fighter pilot with the calculating thought process of a physics professor into a devastating combination that has...

Thu 27 May 2004
Johnson looks to defend 600 winHeadline

Johnson looks to defend 600 win

Jimmie Johnson's hopes of another pair of back-to-back wins in the All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600 went up in smoke late in the NEXTEL challenge after getting involved in a wreck on lap 11. The No. 48 Chevy managed to continue on, but did not...

Tue 25 May 2004
Kenseth takes million dollar paycheckHeadline

Kenseth takes million dollar paycheck

Matt Kenseth booted Ryan Newman out of the lead to win the million dollar prize in NASCAR's All-Star event. This is Kenseth's first win in this event. "Wow," said Kenseth. "This is unbelievable. I was real loose this last set, so it was good to...

Sun 23 May 2004
Marlin wins Open, Schrader transfersHeadline

Marlin wins Open, Schrader transfers

Sterling Marlin won tonight's NEXTEL Open race and will transfer into the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge Event. It is Marlin's fourth "Open" career victory. "It was pretty wild," said Marlin. "I knew if it stayed green I had it. They started...

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...

Mon 17 May 2004
Earnhardt Jr sails to victory at RichmondHeadline

Earnhardt Jr sails to victory at Richmond

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sailed to a 3.1-second lead over the field to secure his 12th career win. It was Earnhardt's third win of the 2004 season, and second career Cup win at Richmond International Raceway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes into ...

Sun 16 May 2004
Close time frame for Robby GordonHeadline

Close time frame for Robby Gordon

Weather wreaked havoc with Robby Gordon's already challenging Saturday schedule, as early morning rain showers delayed the start of practice and qualifying for the IndyCar teams at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Robby Gordon. Photo by Jim...

Sat 15 May 2004
Vickers earns first career pole at RichmondHeadline

Vickers earns first career pole at Richmond

Rookie Brian Vickers' lap of 129.983 mph bested the field, earning Vickers his first career Budweiser pole. While he set the fast time, Vickers was concerned that his time would not hold up, as track conditions were slick as the cars broke in the...

NASCAR realigns 2005 scheduleHeadline

NASCAR realigns 2005 schedule

The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing announced Friday a further realignment to next seasons NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series schedule. The revisions are as follows: Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne battle on a restart. Photo by ...

Sun 02 May 2004
Sadler in championship formHeadline

Sadler in championship form

Fresh off his second career win at Texas Motor Speedway last month, Elliott Sadler and the No. 38 Yates Racing team look poised to be a threat for the Nextel Chase for the Championship. Sadler, who turned 29 this weekend, is looking to recover ...

Fri 30 Apr 2004
Busch looks to earn back points at FontanaHeadline

Busch looks to earn back points at Fontana

Kurt Busch couldn't have had a worse weekend at the 2.66- mile superspeedway restrictor plate race at Talladega. As he motored around the top fifteen, trying to stay out of trouble, a swat to the bumper from Tony Stewart at lap 83 sparked the "big...

Garage Chatter: FontanaHeadline

Garage Chatter: Fontana

Crash, Boom, Bang: Jimmie Johnson wrecked his primary car during initial practice for the Nextel Cup teams. Johnson lost it coming through turns one and two, and had to roll out the back-up car. Jimmie Johnson spins. Photo by Jim ...

Wed 21 Apr 2004
Rusty Wallace back on top, at MartinsvilleHeadline

Rusty Wallace back on top, at Martinsville

Rusty Wallace took the lead from Jimmie Johnson with 45 laps to go, to end a winless streak of 105 races. It was sheer glee in the No. 2 Dodge pit, as Wallace earned his first win since April of 2001. Rusty Wallace. Photo by Eric ...

Sat 17 Apr 2004
Jeff Gordon on pole in MartinsvilleHeadline

Jeff Gordon on pole in Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jeff Gordon went out second to take his time-trial lap, but held on to the top spot through 43 cars to secure the pole for Sunday's Martinsville 500. It is Gordon's third pole in a row at Martinsville, and fourth consecutive...