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Thu 01 Apr 2004
Officials penalize Earnhardt Jr post-Bristol

Officials penalize Earnhardt Jr post-Bristol

Earnhardt Jr., DEI Penalized For Incident at Bristol DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2004) -- Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was penalized with a loss of 25 championship driver points, a $10,000 fine and probation until June 1 for his ...

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 Motorsport.com 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 13 Feb 2004
Daytona Twin 125: News of note, schedule

Daytona Twin 125: News of note, schedule

NEWS & NOTES * The Canadian version of TV Guide magazine will feature its first-ever NASCAR cover on Saturday. This collectible issue, which hits newsstands Monday, is geared toward the huge contingent of NASCAR fans throughout ...

Daytona Twin 125 race 1 results

Daytona Twin 125 race 1 results

Pos St No Driver Make Laps Status --- --- --- -------------------- --------- ---- ----------- 1. 2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 50 Running 2. 19 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 50 Running 3. 6 42...

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...

Thu 02 Sep 2004
Jeff Gordon snubs victory lane

Jeff Gordon snubs victory lane

Jeff Gordon's impromptu on-track celebration might have looked like a spontaneous celebration with his team to fans, but to NASCAR it was something more dastardly. After grabbing his fourth Brickyard 400 win on Sunday, Gordon parked the No. 24 ...

Sat 10 Jul 2004
Garage Chatter: Chicago

Garage Chatter: Chicago

Change at the 18? Insiders say that a crew chief change on the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Chevy of Bobby Labonte is imminent. Current crew chief, Michael "Fatback" McSwain was involved in an altercation with a crew member at Pocono. Rumor mill has Jimmy...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Track comes apart, red flag out at Martinsville

Track comes apart, red flag out at Martinsville

The red flag is out on the Nextel Cup series race at Martinsville, Virginia. At lap 279 of 500, a chunk of concrete dislodged from the track surface and slammed into the No. 24 Chevy of Jeff Gordon, who was running second at the time of the ...

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 10 Sep 2004
Garage Chatter: Richmond II

Garage Chatter: Richmond II

Skinner in BDR truck? Sources say that Mike Skinner will get behind the wheel of a Craftsman Truck Series truck under a two-year deal with Bill Davis Racing. AOL done with NASCAR? Garage insiders indicate that America Online may want to scale...

Thu 14 Oct 2004
JGR announces third car in 2005

JGR announces third car in 2005

FedEx To Sponsor Third Gibbs Car, Leffler Named as Driver CHARLOTTE, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 -- FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), a worldwide leader in the broadest range of transportation, e-commerce and business services, will...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
Daytona Twin 125: Qualifier races preview

Daytona Twin 125: Qualifier races preview

Twin 125-mile qualifiers key part of Daytona 500 qualifying process DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2004) -- The lure of the Gatorade 125s is undeniable, for those competitors involved in the chase for Daytona 500 glory. It's also...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
Steve Boyer named No. 40 crew chief

Steve Boyer named No. 40 crew chief

Steve Boyer Named Crew Chief of No. 40 Coors Light Dodge CONCORD, N.C. (December 21, 2004) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that race engineer Steve Boyer will take over crew chief duties on the No. 40 Coors Light ...

Tue 27 Apr 2004
Jeff Gordon wins, controversy brews in Talladega

Jeff Gordon wins, controversy brews in Talladega

It's not every day that a NASCAR Nextel Cup race ends with a sea of beer cans, t-shirts, and various other debris being tossed onto the track by angry race fans. But that was Jeff Gordon's greeting from the stands at Talladega, as he took the...

Thu 17 Jun 2004
Michigan: Kasey Kahne preview

Michigan: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES "Michigan is a great track for me. I've always liked it. I've run there twice in a Busch car. Last year I started on the pole and finished second. You can run high there, which I like, but, you have to keep up with the ...

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...

Wed 19 May 2004
Evernham Motorsports opens doors to fans

Evernham Motorsports opens doors to fans

Evernham Motorsports Hosts Third Annual Fan Appreciation Day STATESVILLE, N.C. (May 17, 2004) -- Evernham Motorsports will hold its third annual Evernham Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day featuring Jeremy Mayfield, Kasey Kahne, Ray Evernham...

Wed 01 Sep 2004
Fontana II: Shane Hmiel preview

Fontana II: Shane Hmiel preview

No. 23 Bill Davis Racing Dodge Shane Hmiel pre-race quotes: "I'm just excited that Bill Davis, one of the top organizations in racing, is giving me the opportunity to run a Cup race. It feels really good. Not taking anything away from my truck...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
Daytona Twin 125 race 2 results

Daytona Twin 125 race 2 results

Pos St No Driver Make Laps Status --- --- --- -------------------- --------- ---- ----------- 1. 1 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 50 Running 2. 6 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 50 Running 3. 7 48...

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...

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Talladega II: News of note

Talladega II: News of note

Fine-tuning takes on new meaning for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams NEWS AND NOTES The race for 11th place: McMurray setting pace ... Jamie McMurray has a hold on 11th position for the fourth consecutive week, but the battle below him is...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
Garage chatter: Dover

Garage chatter: Dover

Menard to DEI: Dale Earnhardt Incorporated racing is set to announce the joining of Paul Menard to the DEI stable of drivers. Menard will run a yet unannounced numbered car with a Menard Home Improvement stores sponsorship. The sponsorship is...

Thu 02 Dec 2004
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 ...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
Darlington II: Kurt Busch - Ford interview

Darlington II: Kurt Busch - Ford interview

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 97 Sharpie/IRWIN Taurus, also held a Q&A session after Friday's practice session and discussed the points race. KURT BUSCH - No. 97 Sharpie/IRWIN Taurus USUALLY YOU RACE THE RACE TRACK HERE, BUT WILL THAT...

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 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 ...

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...

Mon 05 Jan 2004
Crawford/HBM announce No 4 Daytona 24 driver lineup

Crawford/HBM announce No 4 Daytona 24 driver lineup

Jimmy Johnson Joins Leitzinger, Forbes-Robinson, Brule in Crawford Daytona Prototype for Rolex 24 At Daytona DENVER, N.C. (January 2, 2004) -- Howard-Boss Motorsports and Crawford Race Cars announced today that former Rolex 24 At Daytona winners...

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Jeff Gordon has momentum

Jeff Gordon has momentum

Momentum is a funny thing in racing. It's not something that you can see or hear. It's not easy to put your finger on exactly when it starts. But as they say on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit, momentum is everything. Momentum will be critical for...

Sat 04 Sep 2004
Garage Chatter: Fontana II

Garage Chatter: Fontana II

Roush may get liquor sponsorship after all: Sources say that car owner Jack Roush has been hard at work trying to get NASCAR to rescind their policy disallowing hard liquor companies as primary sponsors in the NEXTEL Cup series. Crown Royal was...

Sun 18 Jan 2004
Greg Zipadelli's Crusade for Kids event sponsor

Greg Zipadelli's Crusade for Kids event sponsor

RacingJunk.com, a division of Raceway Media, LLC, has signed up to sponsor Greg Zipadelli's Crusade for Kids Charity Snowmobile Ride, which is scheduled to be held January 23rd and 24th in Old Forge, New York. Zipadelli, the crew chief for Joe...

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 15 Jul 2004
Michael McSwain released by Joe Gibbs Racing

Michael McSwain released by Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing Begins Search For Labonte's New Crew Chief HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. Wednesday, July 14, 2004 -- Joe Gibbs Racing released Michael McSwain from his duties as crew chief of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet in the NASCAR NEXTEL...

Sat 07 Aug 2004
Garage Chatter: Indianapolis

Garage Chatter: Indianapolis

SPEEDWAY, Indiana - McSwain and Rudd to reunite? Garage insiders say that Michael "Fatback" McSwain may be taking over crew chief duties on the No. 21 Woods Brothers Ford with driver Ricky Rudd. McSwain and Rudd worked together on the No. 28...