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Mon 29 Nov 2004
BUSCH: NASCAR gives thanks

BUSCH: NASCAR gives thanks

After Long Successful Season, NASCAR Gives Thanks DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2004) -- The cars are parked for another season and freshly-distributed trophies have found new homes. As NASCAR throttles toward its off season, drivers are taking...

Fri 26 Nov 2004
Kurt Busch holds on to win the championshipHeadline

Kurt Busch holds on to win the championship

It came down to the last lap -- and even beyond -- to determine the inaugural NEXTEL Cup champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the end, Kurt Busch drove the wheels off the No. 97 Roush Racing Ford to take fifth place and earn his first Cup ...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
Hendrick Motorsports 2005 Crew Chiefs lineup

Hendrick Motorsports 2005 Crew Chiefs lineup

Hendrick Shuffles Crew Chief Lineup for 2005 3 Switch Teams; Gustafson Promoted; Whitesell Moves CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2004) - Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick today announced key personnel changes affecting each of his ...

Homestead: Sterling Marlin preview

Homestead: Sterling Marlin preview

Marlin Finishes 16th in Season Finale at Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla., (November 21, 2004) --- Sterling Marlin ended the 2004 season with a 16th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Marlin finishes the season with three top-five and seven...

Homestead-Miami Speedway race summary

Homestead-Miami Speedway race summary

Busch Captures Title; Biffle Wins Ford 400 MIAMI, Fla., -- It was a Roush Racing sweep in Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Kurt Busch was crowned the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championship and Greg Biffle captured the Ford...

Homestead: Champion team press conference (part 2)

Homestead: Champion team press conference (part 2)

Continued from part 1 KURT BUSCH: WHAT'S THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING TO BEING CALLED SERIES CHAMP? "This one has its first. This is a tag that Nextel came into our sport to create a new identity around NASCAR racing, to create a...

Homestead: Champion team press conference (part 1)

Homestead: Champion team press conference (part 1)

2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship Winning Team Kurt Busch, Driver Jack Roush, Car Owner Jimmy Fennig, Crew Chief KURT BUSCH: YOUR THOUGHTS. "Just an unbelievable day - to be able to persevere such as we did again - to overcome all the ...

Homestead: Ford teams race notes, quotes

Homestead: Ford teams race notes, quotes

Kurt Busch won the inaugural NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championship today and the second straight for car owner Jack Roush and Ford Racing. As a result, Busch is now the third-youngest driver to win the championship at 26 years, 3 months, 17 days.

Homestead: Race winner press conference

Homestead: Race winner press conference

Biffle Gives Ford a Perfect 10 in 2004 * Greg Biffle's triumph today in the Ford 400 was his third career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series win and second of the season (Michigan in August). * The win also marked Ford's 10th of the season,...

Homestead: Tony Stewart race report

Homestead: Tony Stewart race report

Fourth & Sixth at Homestead Stewart Finishes Fourth in Ford 400 to Finish Season Sixth in Points HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Nov. 21, 2004) - Tony Stewart's fourth-place finish in the season-ending Ford 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race...

Homestead: Johnson, Gordon press conference

Homestead: Johnson, Gordon press conference

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO WERE YOU AWARE OF WHERE YOU WERE IN THE POINTS DURING THE LAST FEW LAPS? "No. It was a pretty easy scenario. I needed to beat the No. 24 (Jeff Gordon) and have quite a bit of distance between...

Homestead: GM teams race quotes

Homestead: GM teams race quotes

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO - finished 2nd in the race and 2nd in the Chase: "We're definitely disappointed that we didn't win the championship, but if you look back four or five weeks ago we weren't even in the Chase....

Homestead: Joe Nemechek race report

Homestead: Joe Nemechek race report

Parts Failure Spoils Nemechek's Run in Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2004) - The driver was good and the car was good. But a broken arm to the left-front sway bar of the U.S. Army Chevrolet halted Joe Nemechek's march to the front in ...

Homestead: Dale Earnhardt Jr race report

Homestead: Dale Earnhardt Jr race report

Dale Jr. 23rd at Homestead, Finishes 5th in Points Chase Greg Biffle wins race, Kurt Busch championship Greg Biffle led 117 of 271 laps but needed a late pass of Tony Stewart on a green-white-checkered restart to win Sunday's season finale ...

Homestead: Scott Riggs race report

Homestead: Scott Riggs race report

Riggs Scores 15th Place Finish in Season Finale HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2004) - Scott Riggs brought the Valvoline Chevrolet across the finish line 15th in Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the final race of the 2004 Nextel Cup ...

Homestead: Dodge teams race quotes

Homestead: Dodge teams race quotes

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge) Finished 30th, led four times for 72 laps "Biffle had the best car. We had a really good car, one that could stay with him if it was exactly balanced right. It was pretty embarrassing that NASCAR didn't clean up...

Biffle brings home victory at HomesteadHeadline

Biffle brings home victory at Homestead

Greg Biffle made the move to pass Tony Stewart as the field received the final green flag, and just as Stewart appeared to run out of fuel. The race ended under the green-white-checkered rule as Biffle took the win in the season finale at the ...

Sun 21 Nov 2004
Homestead: Brendan Gaughan - Dodge interview

Homestead: Brendan Gaughan - Dodge interview

BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 77 Kodak/Jasper Dodge) YOU'LL NO LONGER BE A ROOKIE AFTER SUNDAY'S RACE. ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT? "You spend a lot of your career doing something and move up and you're a rookie again. Unless I go Formula One racing, this...

Homestead: GM top contenders Happy Hour quotes

Homestead: GM top contenders Happy Hour quotes

JIMMIE JOHNSON , NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO (after running second fast in both practice sessions) (DO YOU FEEL MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT SUNDAY'S RACE?) "I definitely feel good. We had a problem yesterday with the race car that we found ...

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...

Homestead Happy Hour times

Homestead Happy Hour times

Pos No Driver Make Time Gap To 1st Speed Gap To 1st --- ---- -------------------- --------- ---------- ------ ------ -------- ------- ------- 1. 16 Greg Biffle Ford 31.047 ...

Homestead practice 2 times

Homestead practice 2 times

Pos No Driver Make Time Gap To 1st Speed Gap To 1st --- ---- -------------------- --------- ---------- ------ ------ -------- ------- ------- 1. 16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.763 ...

Homestead: Kenseth, Roush press conference (part 2)

Homestead: Kenseth, Roush press conference (part 2)

Continued from part 1 MATT KENSETH CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE PRESSURE THAT KURT BUSCH IS UNDER RIGHT NOW? "I think the pressure that we had is probably a little bit different, although last year being a season-long battle, once we took the ...

Homestead: Kenseth, Roush press conference (part 1)

Homestead: Kenseth, Roush press conference (part 1)

Matt Kenseth and Jack Roush held a Q&A session in the Homestead Miami Speedway infield media center prior to Saturday's two practice sessions and discussed a variety of issues. MATT KENSETH - No. 17 DEWALT Taurus DO YOU CONSIDER THIS YEAR A...

Homestead: Newman qualifying press conference

Homestead: Newman qualifying press conference

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge) -- Qualified Third "Our ALLTEL Dodge was top five in practice and top five again. We just didn't pick up enough. I thought in practice we were capable of running a .17 and we ran a .15 in qualifying. It just ...

Homestead: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

Homestead: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) -- Qualified 4th "That's the best we've been all day. We were pretty loose, but hopefully we'll end up in the top five. It was better than it was in practice this morning. It was up out of the...

Homestead: Qualifying quotes

Homestead: Qualifying quotes

Ford 400 Qualifying Quotes Ford 400 pole winner Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 97 Sharpie Ford "First and foremost, is this Friday? I never knew we could do things like this on Friday. I'm somewhat puzzled at how we're able to do so well - just...

Homestead: Qualifying notes

Homestead: Qualifying notes

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Qualifying Notes Bud Pole Winner: Kurt Busch @Ford 400 -- Homestead-Miami Speedway -- Homestead, FL @Nov. 12, 2004 * Kurt Busch won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Bud Pole for the Ford 400, lapping Homestead-Miami Speedway in 30.114...

Homestead-Miami Speedway qualifying summary

Homestead-Miami Speedway qualifying summary

Points Leader Busch On The Ford 400 Pole MIAMI, Fla., -- Kurt Busch's championship conquest got off to a strong start as the driver of the No. 97 Sharpie Ford captured the pole for Sunday's Ford 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season finale ...

Homestead: Pole winner press conference

Homestead: Pole winner press conference

KURT BUSCH - No. 97 Sharpie/IRWIN Taurus (Qualified 1st) WHAT STATEMENT DOES THIS MAKE? "First and foremost, is this Friday? I never knew we could do things like this on Friday. I'm somewhat puzzled at how we're able to do so well - just a ...

Homestead: Biffle qualifying press conference

Homestead: Biffle qualifying press conference

GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus (Qualified 2nd) IT WAS A SOLID LAP. "Yeah, it really is. The guys have really worked hard on the National Guard Ford Taurus car here. It's our best car. Doug and Bobby and all of the guys...

Homestead: Ford teams qualifying quotes

Homestead: Ford teams qualifying quotes

MARK MARTIN - No. 6 Viagra Taurus (Qualified 11th) "I'm disgusted with that. A lot of times I'm quick to blame myself come qualifying time, but I really drove hard. I got a good lap and I was two-tenths slower than practice. I know the sun is...

Homestead: GM teams qualifying quotes

Homestead: GM teams qualifying quotes

JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO (Qualified 5th) "I've really got to hand it to this DuPont team. That was a great lap for us. When we came here and tested, we didn't run any qualifying set-ups. This will definitely give us a...

Homestead starting lineup

Homestead starting lineup

Pos No Driver Make Time Gap To 1st Speed Gap To 1st --- ---- -------------------- --------- ---------- ------ ------ -------- ------- ------- 1. 97 Kurt Busch Ford 30.114 ...

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 ...

Homestead: Chevy top contenders comments

Homestead: Chevy top contenders comments

Chevy Notes - Panel Discussion, Homestead, Nov. 19 Comments by Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 8 Budwieser Chevrolet Monte Carlo -- Chevy drivers...