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Sun 05 Dec 2004
Champion's Week day three summary

Champion's Week day three summary

Important day -- Kurt Busch visits with regional and business media members Thursday's sneak preview -- Busch to open NASDAQ, lead Victory Lap procession NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 2004) -- On a rainy, windy Wednesday in New York City, Kurt Busch (No....

Addington named Crew Chief for Bobby Labonte

Addington named Crew Chief for Bobby Labonte

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2004 -- Steve Addington has been named Bobby Labonte's crew chief on the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet for the 2005 season, Joe Gibbs Racing officials announced Dec. 1. ...

Thu 02 Dec 2004
Champion takes New York by storm

Champion takes New York by storm

Newly crowned NEXTEL champion Kurt Busch is taking a bite out of the Big Apple this week. Busch has made appearances on The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The David Letterman Show, and The Best Damn Sports Show Period among others. In ...

2004 Owners' standings

2004 Owners' standings

Pos Car Owner Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 ---- ---- -------------------- ---------- ------ ---- ----- ------ 1. 97 Georgetta Roush 6506 36 3 10 21 2. 48 Jeff Gordon 6498 ...

2004 Rookie standings

2004 Rookie standings

Pos Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 ---- -------------------- ---------- ------ ---- ----- ------ 1. Kasey Kahne 376 36 0 13 14 2. Brendan Gaughan 256 36 0 1 ...

Top ten take special victory lap

Top ten take special victory lap

NASCAR's Top Drivers to take a "Victory Lap" in the Big Apple Donald Trump to give "Gentlemen Start Your Engines" command as cars roar down Broadway NEW YORK (Nov. 29, 2004) -- NASCAR fans will see the top NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers...

Busch starts

Busch starts "Champion's Week"

Newly crowned NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch started his first day of Champion's Week in the Big Apple as he helped to kick off the Today Show's annual Toys for Tots. "There are a lot of bears," commented the young champion on the toy ...

Champion's Week preview

Champion's Week preview

Time to exult -- Kurt Busch ready to tackle champion's schedule * Others honored -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Top 10 drivers celebrate with Busch It's time for NASCAR's annual Champion's Week festivities in the Big Apple, and Busch, who is enjoying...

Tue 30 Nov 2004
2004 Final standings

2004 Final standings

Pos Driver Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings ---- -------------------- ---------- ------ ---- ----- ------ ------------ 1. Kurt Busch 6506 36 3 10 21 $4,200,330 2. Jimmie Johnson ...

Homestead race results

Homestead race results

Pos St No Driver Make Points Bonus Laps Winnings Status --- --- --- -------------------- --------- ------ ----- ----- ------------ ------------ 1. 2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 190 10 271 $314,850 ...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
Stewart names 4th Quarter person of the year

Stewart names 4th Quarter person of the year

Tony Stewart Named Fourth Quarter NASCAR USG Person of The Year DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2004) -- It's not often that an event can benefit so many people, but that's exactly what a benefit concert hosted by the Tony Stewart Foundation did...

No. 20 Pit Crew wins 2004 challenge

No. 20 Pit Crew wins 2004 challenge

Stewart's Pit Crew Edges Earnhardt Jr.'s Crew For Season Title, 200,000 Champion's Bonus Marlin's Crew Wins at Homestead The pit crew for Tony Stewart captured the season title in the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by ...

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....