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Tue 04 Jan 2005
Daytona Shootout special performance

Daytona Shootout special performance

3 Doors Down Begin World Tour at Budweiser Shootout 3 Doors Down, one of America's most popular bands, will perform during the 27th annual Budweiser Shootout on Saturday night, Feb. 12 at Daytona International Speedway. The performance will be...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
Brickyard winner Stewart honored by U.S. Congress

Brickyard winner Stewart honored by U.S. Congress

INDIANA LAWMAKERS HONOR INDY WINNER STEWART IN U.S. CONGRESS INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 -- Tony Stewart fulfilled a lifetime dream by winning the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Aug. 7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and he also...

Tue 06 Dec 2005
Stewart saluted as 2005 championHeadline

Stewart saluted as 2005 champion

It went long, some of the speeches were a trifle wordy, and Jay Mohr was disturbingly mean, but in the end NASCAR wrapped up its season with quite a bash at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan. NASCAR Nextel Cup Awards Banquet at the...

Sat 19 Nov 2005
Fri 18 Nov 2005
Homestead: Biffle, Edwards press conference, part 2

Homestead: Biffle, Edwards press conference, part 2

Continued from part 1 EDWARDS (continued) HOW DO YOU FEEL FOR KURT THIS WEEK? "I tried to call Kurt. The only two people that really know what went on exactly are Kurt and that police officer, that sheriff's deputy. Whatever happened ...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Phoenix II: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

Phoenix II: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger) "I thought that was a pretty good lap all things considered. I obviously wanted to have a shot at the pole, but it was a good effort. We had a lot of things we had to adjust. You spend two hours of ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Garage Chatter: Phoenix II

Garage Chatter: Phoenix II

NASCAR institutes team limits: NASCAR announced Thursday that they will institute a team limit of four cars beginning in 2006. Roush Racing, the only team with more than four teams, was told that NASCAR would assist them in complying with the new...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
Phoenix II: Dale Earnhardt Jr preview

Phoenix II: Dale Earnhardt Jr preview

Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- driver, No. 8 Budweiser team: Phoenix has always been one of your better tracks. What do you attribute that to? "I've been fortunate enough to have good cars there. It's not a short track but it has short-track...

Sun 09 Oct 2005
Kenseth, Sadler put Ford on Kansas front row

Kenseth, Sadler put Ford on Kansas front row

Matt Kenseth's stock joke used to be how poorly he qualified the No. 17 Roush Ford week-in and week-out. Kenseth will have to come up with a new routine as he earned his second pole of the season at Kansas Speedway and the third of his ...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Loudon II: Robby Gordon race report

Loudon II: Robby Gordon race report

Good Finish Wrecked for Jim Beam and Gordon Robby Gordon finished the Sylvania 300 in 37th position Sunday, a result of a lap 190 spin courtesy of Michael Waltrip. The incident came following Gordon's pass of Waltrip for the ...

Tue 05 Apr 2005
Martinsville Speedway - Rusty Wallace spotlight

Martinsville Speedway - Rusty Wallace spotlight

Wallace Will Never Forget Last Year's Advance Auto Parts Victory MARTINSVILLE, VA. (April 1, 2005) - Martinsville Speedway has always been a big deal to Rusty Wallace. His seven NASCAR NEXTEL Cup wins on the difficult half-mile are proof of his...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Wed 02 Nov 2005
Texas II: Dale Earnhardt Jr preview

Texas II: Dale Earnhardt Jr preview

Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- driver, No. 8 Budweiser team: On his first career Cup victory at Texas in 2000: "It was an awesome day. We hadn't been to too many races at that point, and to go to Texas and win was pretty special. I won my first Busch...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Atlanta II: Goodyear Racing preview

Atlanta II: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 33 -- Bass Pro Shops / MBNA 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 22 -- Easycare 200 Crown Royal International Race of Champions -- Race No. 4 Atlanta Motor Speedway...

Fri 02 Sep 2005
BUSCH: Fontana II: Goodyear Racing preview

BUSCH: Fontana II: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES   NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 25 -- Sony HD 500 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 27 -- Ameriquest 300 California Speedway (2.0-mile oval) -- Fontana, Calif. Fast Facts for September 2-4, 2005   Tire: Goodyear...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
Indianapolis: Stuart Kirby race report

Indianapolis: Stuart Kirby race report

Marathon Team Suffers from Bad "Breaks" Indianapolis, IN (8/06/05) The Marathon "American Spirit" race team missed qualifying for the Indianapolis Nextel Cup race because of a one-in-a-million chance mechanical problem. During their qualifying...

Thu 07 Jul 2005
Chicagoland: This Week in Ford Racing

Chicagoland: This Week in Ford Racing

This Week in Ford Racing July 5, 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Tools Taurus, has had an unlucky 2005 season to this point as he goes into this weekend's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event at...

Sun 08 May 2005
Darlington: Jeff Gordon post-race interview

Darlington: Jeff Gordon post-race interview

JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO - Finished 2nd: POST RACE PRESS CONFERENCE: YOU SAID YOU DIDN'T HAVE A SECOND PLACE CAR, SO HOW DID YOU END UP FINISHING THAT WELL? "Well, we never gave up on it, that's for sure. But it was a...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Champion's Week, day one report

Champion's Week, day one report

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion's Week Presented by Sprint -- Day 1 * Stewart tours landmarks in first full day in New York City * On Deck: Visits to Staten Island, FDNY to highlight Tuesday's activities NEW YORK (Nov. 28, 2005) -- A ...

Tue 01 Nov 2005
Texas Motor Speedway race start time changes

Texas Motor Speedway race start time changes

INAUGURAL DICKIES 500 START TIME MOVED BACK, GREEN FLAG TO FALL AT 2:50 P.M. CT FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 1, 2005) - NASCAR has changed the starting time of Sunday's inaugural Dickies 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race to 2:50 p.m. local Central...

Tue 20 Sep 2005
Teams fined as result of Loudon infractions

Teams fined as result of Loudon infractions

NASCAR handed down penalties and fines to four Nextel Cup series teams Monday after infractions at New Hampshire International Raceway. Officials expressed concern Sunday night over several on track retaliations that took place throughout the...

Mon 12 Sep 2005
Earnhardt Jr mathematically eliminated from Chase

Earnhardt Jr mathematically eliminated from Chase

A season of sheer frustration has in many ways ended for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. After a disastrous run at California Speedway all hopes of Earnhardt making the chase for the championship are officially over. Earnhardt led a lap at 202 and gained...

Mon 07 Feb 2005
4 car diary - Rolex 24, Back in one pieceHeadline

4 car diary - Rolex 24, Back in one piece

Now Can We Make Up 18 Laps? By Bill King Normally at this point in the life of The Boss Snowplow No. 4 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford, nobody but friends, family, drivers, crew and sponsors are paying any attention to your progress in...

Fri 09 Dec 2005
A Look Back: 2005 media preseason predictions

A Look Back: 2005 media preseason predictions

A Look Back: Revisiting 2005 NASCAR Preseason Media Predictions Tony Stewart wins NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series title; top pick Jimmie Johnson finishes fifth DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec 8, 2005) -- Just how clear were the crystal balls used by media...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Champion's Week, day two report

Champion's Week, day two report

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion's Week Presented by Sprint--Day 2 * Memorable Moments: FDNY Fire Academy and Staten Island University Hospital visits * On Deck: Victory Lap presented by Sprint brings thrill of NASCAR to streets of ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Fri 28 Oct 2005
Atlanta II: Travis Kvapil preview

Atlanta II: Travis Kvapil preview

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2005) - If there is one thing the No. 77 Penske-Jasper Racing team has it is sponsors that understand long term commitment to NASCAR. Take Jasper Engines and Transmissions for instance. Jasper has been involved in the...

Fri 21 Oct 2005
Martinsville II: Martin - Ford interview, part 2

Martinsville II: Martin - Ford interview, part 2

Continued from part 1 BUT WHAT MARK WANTS IN THE SHORT-TERM TOOK A BACKSEAT. "I said I was gonna put my family first and as soon as it came up, Jack Roush went to sit down with Matt and Arlene. That's how I'm getting around putting my family...

Sat 27 Aug 2005
Kenseth gets hot at Bristol, earns pole

Kenseth gets hot at Bristol, earns pole

Matt Kenseth went out late in the qualifying order but laid down the hottest lap of the day at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth's lap of 127.300 mph was good enough to earn Kenseth his first pole of the season and just the second of his ...

Sat 02 Jul 2005
Garage Chatter: Daytona II

Garage Chatter: Daytona II

Still no word on driver for No. 2 Dodge: With Rusty Wallace's impending retirement pundits have speculated all season who will fill the veteran's shoes at Penske. Recent reports put IRL driver Sam Hornish, Jr. in the front running, but recent ...

Fri 01 Jul 2005
Daytona a good luck charm for GordonHeadline

Daytona a good luck charm for Gordon

Things are starting to get desperate for Jeff Gordon. Jeff Gordon. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. The four-time champ has had such a string of bad luck lately that his fans have started to offer their help. They may not be willing to ...

Wed 11 May 2005
Carl Edwards new paint scheme

Carl Edwards new paint scheme

ROUNDUP SPONSORS CARL EDWARDS No. 99 Ford to Carry Roundup Extended Control Logo at Richmond and Coke 600 CONCORD, N.C. (May 10, 2005) - Roush Racing and Scotts Team Racing announced today that the No. 99 Ford of Carl Edwards will carry the ...

Fri 06 May 2005
Darlington: Matt Kenseth new scheme

Darlington: Matt Kenseth new scheme

MATT KENSETH RUNS FIRST OF THREE RACES WITH CARHARTT PAINT SCHEME AT DARLINGTON CONCORD, NC (May 4, 2005) - You won't see the familiar black and yellow "killer bee" paint scheme on the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Taurus this weekend in Darlington. ...

Fri 11 Mar 2005
Las Vegas: Finlay Motorsports preview

Las Vegas: Finlay Motorsports preview

FINLAY MOTORSPORTS HOPES TO DUPLICATE PODIUM FINISH IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CHARLOTTE, NC -- 11 March 2005 -- The Grand American Cup series is traveling to the site of the first settlement in the New World. Today, the land that Christopher ...

Mon 07 Feb 2005
4 car diary - Rolex 24, Bringing it home

4 car diary - Rolex 24, Bringing it home

A two-three Crawford finish By Bill King Not much changed from the final restart to the checkered flag for the Rolex 24 at Daytona just past noon Sunday. Jimmie Johnson in The Boss Snowplow No. 4 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford cruised...

4 car diary - Leitzinger completes his Rolex 24Headline

4 car diary - Leitzinger completes his Rolex 24

The Mopping Up Operation Continues By Bill King When Butch Leitzinger started his previous stint in The Boss Snowplow No. 4 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford, he was well and truly in contention for the big trophy as 2005 Rolex 24 at ...