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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 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 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...

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 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...

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...

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
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
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 ...

Thu 11 Mar 2004
IMAX thrills and chills to debutHeadline

IMAX thrills and chills to debut

The thrills and chills of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racing can be seen, heard and nearly felt in a new wide-and-tall movie that opens this Friday, March 12th: NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience. Filmed during the 2003 season at several different tracks -...

Mon 02 Feb 2004
NASCAR drivers excel in the wet at DaytonaHeadline

NASCAR drivers excel in the wet at Daytona

Six hours down and eighteen to go. For the NASCAR drivers participating the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the wet track is a new commodity to deal with. For some it's not a problem; for others it's a different story. ...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Gracious Busch accepts his awardsHeadline

Gracious Busch accepts his awards

After a crazy week of television appearances and functions, inaugural NEXTEL Cup series champion Kurt Busch finally got to collect his check. Busch was awarded 5.36 million dollars for his efforts in 2004, which led him to his first Cup ...

Tue 16 Mar 2004
Earnhardt Jr gets his Atlanta victoryHeadline

Earnhardt Jr gets his Atlanta victory

HAMPTON, Ga. - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. redeemed himself Sunday, after a problematic race in Las Vegas last weekend, by winning the 500-mile NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is Earnhardt's best result at AMS, the 11th win...

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...

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...

Sun 21 Nov 2004
Biffle paces final practice at HomesteadHeadline

Biffle paces final practice at Homestead

Greg Biffle paced the final practice in his No. 16 Roush Racing Ford at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series finale on Sunday. Biffle has emerged as a strong contender to win the Ford 400; he qualified second and was quickest...

Kurt Busch on pole for season finaleHeadline

Kurt Busch on pole for season finale

NASCAR Nextel Cup series points leader Kurt Busch made his stand going into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, who leads the standings by just 18 points, will start the No. 97 Roush Ford from the pole for the Ford ...

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...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
The last Southern 500Headline

The last Southern 500

This weekend NASCAR brings to a close a rich part of stock car racing history: on Sunday, the final Southern 500 will be run at Darlington Raceway. In a world where traditions are as sacred as used tissues, it might not come as a surprise that ...

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...

Sun 07 Nov 2004
Newman captures PIR poleHeadline

Newman captures PIR pole

Ryan Newman captured his fourth consecutive pole tonight, for the Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Newman went out late in the session and knocked off rookie Brian Vickers, who had gone out second, and sits atop the grid ...

Sat 11 Sep 2004
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...

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...

Sun 22 Feb 2004
Kahne enjoys working double dutyHeadline

Kahne enjoys working double duty

For Kasey Kahne, on-the-job training this season will mean spending a little extra time in the office. The 23-year-old native of Enumclaw, Washington is challenging for the Raybestos rookie of the year award after replacing Bill Elliott in the...

Tue 09 Nov 2004
Earnhardt soars in darkness to PIR winHeadline

Earnhardt soars in darkness to PIR win

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. dominated at Phoenix International Raceway to earn his sixth win of the season. Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon mounted a charge on Earnhardt but a series of late-race cautions slowed their progress. Dale Earnhardt ...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Newman grabs pole at AtlantaHeadline

Newman grabs pole at Atlanta

Speed demon Ryan Newman has seeming carved out a permanent spot at the top of the NEXTEL Cup series speed chart, scoring his third consecutive pole in Atlanta. Newman put down a lap of 191.575 mph to earn his series-high eighth pole of the ...

Sun 10 Oct 2004
Surprising Sadler a championship contenderHeadline

Surprising Sadler a championship contender

Sometimes it's hard to take Elliott Sadler seriously. The 29-year-old Virginian has an easy-going attitude and a great sense of humor. He looks as comfortable playing video games or basketball as he does behind the wheel of a race ...

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...

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...

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...

Wed 21 Jan 2004
NASCAR unveils 'Chase for the Championship'Headline

NASCAR unveils 'Chase for the Championship'

During a press conference at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., NASCAR President Mike Helton unveiled the new point system that will determine the 2004 Nextel Cup series champion. The new system will work as ...

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...

Tue 06 Apr 2004
Sadler gets first win of season at TexasHeadline

Sadler gets first win of season at Texas

Elliott Sadler held off the stampeding No. 9 Dodge of Kasey Kahne to propel the No. 38 Ford into victory lane at Texas Motor Speedway. The finish was a nail-biter as the No. 30 lapped car of Johnny Sauter crossed the path of Sadler in the final...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Jeff Gordon seeks to gain groundHeadline

Jeff Gordon seeks to gain ground

With just two races remaining to decide the 2004 Cup series championship, no one is in better position to pull it off than four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Gordon trails leader Kurt Busch by just 41 points entering one of Gordon's strongest ...

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...