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  • March 2005

    Open article Press Snoop: Truex wins first Mexican Busch race.
    8 March 2005: MARTIN TRUEX Jr/#8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet won the Inaugural telcel MOTOROLA Mexico 200 presented by Banamex NASCAR Busch Series race at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with a 6.256 second margin of victory over runner-up KEVIN HARVICK/#21 Pelon Pelo Rico Chevrolet.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Goeters on both Mexican poles.
    6 March 2005: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... Mexico City native, JORGE GOETERS, is on pole for the Telcel MOTOROLA Mexico 200 presented by Banamex NASCAR Busch Series race at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Local boy Fernandez makes good.
    5 March 2005: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... ADRIAN FERNANDEZ was fastest in NASCAR Busch Series 'Happy Hour' practice on Friday afternoon, ahead of Sunday's telcel MOTOROLA Mexico 200 race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Edwards fastest in Mexican Busch.
    5 March 2005: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... Rookie CARL EDWARDS was fastest in the first ever practice session the NASCAR Busch Series held at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City for Sunday's Telcel Motorola.

  • Open article Auto Club 500 post race quotes: Biffle, Roush.
    1 March 2005: The new spoiler rules may have made it harder for Greg Biffle to showcase his uniquely spectacular style in Sunday's Auto Club 500. Instead he had to rely on his raw speed and the support for his Roush Racing team to get his to victory lane at the California Speedway.


  • February 2005

    Open article Post race quotes: Auto Club 500.
    28 February 2005: NASCAR's latest spoiler adjustments didn't prove popular with the majority of the 43 starters in Sunday's Auto Club 500, a race that won't go down as one of the most exhilarating in history despite more than 25 lead changes among more than a dozen drivers and a great performance from Greg Biffle.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Latest from the Busch Series.
    26 February 2005: TONY STEWART/#33 Old Spice Chevrolet is on pole for Saturday afternoon's Stater Bros 300 NASCAR Busch Series race at California Speedway, with a time of 38.722/185.941 mph. Stewart races for fellow Cup driver, KEVIN HARVICK, in selected Busch races and won the Daytona Busch Series race last weekend - his first ever Busch victory, an elusive trophy on his resume. This was Stewart's third Busch pole, with the last one back on Halloween 1998 at Rockingham.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Park wins NASCAR truck race.
    26 February 2005: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... STEVE PARK/#62 Jasper Engines Dodge won his first ever NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Friday night at California Speedway. Last year's Most Popular Driver qualified twenty-fifth and took over the lead for first and only time on lap 95 of the 100-lap race, after leader MIKE BLISS/#16 Chevy Trucks Chevrolet suddenly slowed and pitted, out of fuel. Park finished 1.229 seconds ahead of last week's surprise

  • Open article Press Snoop: NASCAR Truck Series facts.
    25 February 2005: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... MIKE SKINNER/#5 Toyota Tundra Toyota is on pole for Friday night's American Racing Wheels NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 200 race, with a time of 40.400/178.218 mph. Skinner knocked off DAVID STARR/#75 Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet, who had been on pole. Skinner, who was twenty-ninth of the 38 contenders. DAVID REUTIMANN/#17 NTN Bearings Toyota was third. Starr was the only non-Toyota in the top five.

  • Open article Press Snoop: NASCAR ratings rise.
    23 February 2005: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... All that hype worked over the weekend - and the TV ratings for the NASCAR telecasts were higher than ever before.

  • Open article Post Daytona 500 quotes – Jeff Gordon.
    21 February 2005: Jeff Gordon scored perhaps the most satisfying of any of his three Daytona 500 victories on Sunday, proving that Hendrick Motorsports are still the yardstick for excellence despite their recent losses.

  • Open article Post race quotes – Daytona 500.
    21 February 2005: With 12 caution periods and a total race time of nearly four hours, there weren't many of the 43 starters who crossed the finishing line with all four fenders intact at the conclusion of Sunday's Daytona 500.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Stewart wins at last!
    20 February 2005: TONY STEWART earned $102,476 for his first ever NASCAR Busch Series victory in 42 attempts, beating team owner/team-mate KEVIN HARVICK. The Hershey's Take 5 300 race ended under caution and Stewart was leading when the caution came out on the white flag lap.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Trucks make it ten years tough.
    19 February 2005: Reigning NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion, BOBBY HAMILTON Jr was declared the winner of Friday night's Florida Dodge Dealer's 250 crashfest at Daytona International Speedway.... but only after NASCAR reviewed the tapes.

  • Open article Daytona 500 qualifying quotes – Dale Jarrett.
    14 February 2005: Dale Jarrett comprehensively proved that his days of winning in the NASCAR Nextel Cup are far from over after taking pole position for the Daytona 500 and that, with the majority of media attention focused squarely on the younger generation of NASCAR drivers, the 'old guard' are still more than capable of showing everyone else how it's done.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Jarrett's 500 pole; Cup for Canada?
    14 February 2005: DALE JARRETT confirmed that there's still a lot of fire left in him when he scored the pole position for next weekend's NASCAR Nextel Cup Daytona 500, with a speed of 188.312mph.

  • Open article Post qualifying quotes: Daytona 500.
    14 February 2005: No less than 57 drivers attempted to qualify for the 2005 Daytona 500 on Sunday. Find out what the majority of them thought about their laps, and their chances in Thursday's Gatorade qualifying races.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Johnson wins safe and sane Shoot-out.
    13 February 2005: JIMMY JOHNSON/#48 Lowe's Chevrolet won the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Budweiser Shootout Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, pulling away from RYAN NEWMAN/#12 ALLTEL Dodge and the pursuing pack to the chequered flag. The margin of victory was 0.199 seconds.

  • Open article Busch family planning world domination?
    9 February 2005: One is already a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion. The other intends to be.


  • January 2005

    Open article Press Snoop: Gordon 'thunders' at Daytona.
    12 January 2005: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting...

  • Open article Press Snoop: NASCAR mandates HANS.
    5 January 2005: the latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... NASCAR has mandated that the HANS device will be the only head-and-neck restraint device permitted for use for the 2005 season in most of the its series, including Nextel Cup, Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series and regional touring series. NASCAR no longer approves the Hutchens device conceived by and named after BOBBY HUTCHENS, veteran Modified driver and team manager for Richard Childress Racing.


  • December 2004

    Open article NASCAR looks back on year of highs/lows.
    20 December 2004: The finish to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season was one of this year's most compelling sports stories as the title chase went down to the last lap of the last race and resulted in Kurt Busch edging out Jimmie Johnson by only eight points.


  • November 2004

    Open article Post race quotes – 2004 Nextel Cup Champion team.
    22 November 2004: Kurt Busch won his first, and the second straight NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship for car owner Jack Roush at Homestead on Sunday. As a result, Busch is now the third-youngest driver to win the championship at 26 years, 3 months and 17 days. Despite his relative youth, Busch was highly articulate yet candid when describing his Championship year with Roush and crew chief Jimmy Fennig.

  • Open article Post race quotes – Greg Biffle.
    22 November 2004: A daring late pass on Tony Stewart gave Greg Biffle his second win of the year and his first at the Homestead-Miami Speedway as he outpaced Jimmie Johnson to secure what was a title winning effort for teammate Kurt Busch.

  • Open article Post race quotes – Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon.
    22 November 2004: With team owner Rick Hendrick watching from pit road, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson narrowly failed to give their still-grieving team the 2004 Nextel Cup Championship on a day where both drivers gave 110 per cent every inch of the way.

  • Open article Post race quotes – Ford 400.
    22 November 2004: Perhaps the most closely scrutinised race in NASCAR history? Find out what many of the contenders in Sunday's Ford 400 had to say about Kurt Busch and Nextel's big day.

  • Open article Press Snoop: NASCAR, Baja 1000 and more.
    19 November 2004: the latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting... STEWART BUYS ELDORA • MEARS AND REUTIMANN ON POLE AT HMS • NO 2005 MOLSON INDY VANCOUVER • ROBBY GORDON LEADING BAJA 1000? • SILICON vs. SILICONE

  • Open article Post race quotes – Darlington.
    15 November 2004: The final running of the Southern 500 saw the Darlington Raceway live up to its' finicky best as just about every one of the 43 starters suffered at least one problem during the course of the day.

  • Open article Post race quotes – Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus.
    15 November 2004: Jimmie Johnson's eighth win of the 2004 season may well have been his sweetest as it not only kept his 2004 title hopes very much alive heading into the final round of the Championship next weekend, it also offered him a chance to finally celebrate in memory of his fallen friends and team members.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Wins, fines and wines?
    11 November 2004: DALE EARNHARDT Jr won the NASCAR Nextel Cup Checker 400 race at Portland International Raceway on Sunday, but his non-approved windshield, caught in the first tech inspection before the race, cost crew chief TONY EURY Sr $2,500.

  • Open article Post race quotes – Phoenix.
    8 November 2004: After no less than eleven caution periods and much bumping and banging, there was plenty to discuss at the conclusion to Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Open article Post race press conference – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    8 November 2004: Thin windshield or not, Dale Earnhardt Jr was quite simply the class of the field in Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix, a fact reflected by his mood in the post race press conference where he admitted that passing Jeff Gordon for the win was a special moment.

  • Open article Post Atlanta quotes: Hendrick Motorsports.
    1 November 2004: The atmosphere in Victory Lane on Sunday at the Atlanta was tangible as Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports celebrated the most emotional victory in team history. Even though two of their four cars finished outside the top 30 in the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, everyone on the team finally found their smiles again.


  • October 2004

    Open article Press Snoop: Too much 'excitement' for Spencer.
    28 October 2004: the latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting

  • Open article Press Snoop: Tragedy rocks Hendrick/NASCAR.
    25 October 2004: The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting

  • Open article Gordon on Martinsville - new surface, new test.
    24 October 2004: Repaving the Martinsville Speedway, with more tarmac replacing much of the previous tarmac/concrete mix, has not removed its challenges to a driver, but changed them, according to five times winner at the Virginia venue Jeff Gordon.

  • Open article Dale Jr says penalty is paid and put behind him
    24 October 2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr admits to having been “really frustrated” when NASCAR this week threw out his appeal against a 25-point penalty, imposed after he uttered a profanity on live TV following victory at Talladega three weeks ago.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Junior's penalty stands.
    19 October 2004: the latest news from around the world, courtesy of press snoop Lynne Huntting DALE EARNHARDT Jr lost his appeal to NASCAR for the loss of 25 championship points (and $10,000) for using the 'S' word on NBC TV after his Nextel Cup victory at Talladega Speedway.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Labonte eases into retirement.
    13 October 2004: the latest news from around the world, courtesy of press snoop Lynne Huntting TERRY LABONTE made his expected announcement on Tuesday, that 2004 is his last full-season of NASCAR Nextel Cup racing. The gentlemanly Texan is winding down on his own terms, racing races of his choice for the next two years.

  • Open article Post race quotes – Kansas.
    11 October 2004: See what the drivers had to say at the conclusion of Sunday's Banquet 400 at the Kansas Speedway.

  • Open article Banquet 400 post race quotes – Joe Nemechek.
    11 October 2004: Although Sunday's Banquet 400 win was Joe Nemechek's fourth career Nextel Cup triumph it also marked a lot of firsts. Like the first win for the U.S. Army, the first win for a car bearing the #01 plate and the first win for crew chief Ryan Pemberton.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Earnhardt busted!
    6 October 2004: the latest news from around the world, courtesy of press snoop Lynne Huntting NASCAR lowered the boom on DALE EARNHARDT Jr on Tuesday and disproved, at least for now, that he is shown any favouritism.

  • Open article Post Talladega quotes – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    4 October 2004: A last second decision to take two tyres on his final stop helped set up a stunning victory for Dale Earnhardt Jr in Sunday's EA Sports 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway, the ever popular driver moving from eleventh to first in the final six laps to claim his fifth career Cup win at the 2.66-mile oval.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Junior wins, then puts his foot in it
    4 October 2004: the latest news from around the world, courtesy of press snoop Lynne Huntting DALE EARNHARDT Jr won the EA Sports 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, took over the lead in the points standings, and could stand to lose big time by an exuberant post-race slip of the lip on national television.


  • September 2004

    Open article Dover post race quotes – Ryan Newman.
    27 September 2004: Ryan Newman showed tremendous 'bouncebackability' in Sunday's MBNA America 400 as he overcame his last week's engine failure to crush the rest of the NASCAR Nextel Cup field at the Dover International Speedway and reignite his title hopes.

  • Open article Dover post race quotes – Jeff Gordon.
    27 September 2004: Jeff Gordon used a strong third place finish in Sunday's MBNA America 400 to move into the NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship points lead with eight races remaining in the 'Chase for the Championship.'

  • Open article Press Snoop: Edwards takes flight for Vegas trucks
    26 September 2004: MIKE SKINNER, with a new Truck number, was fastest on Saturday afternoon during NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series qualifying for the Las Vegas 350 night race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with a time of 32.664secs.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Hmiel takes first Truck win.
    26 September 2004: the latest news from around the world, courtesy of press snoop Lynne Huntting SHANE HMIEL did an admitted bump-and-run on TODD BODINE on the white flag lap to take his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck victory. The margin of victory was 1.009secs.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Busch, Earnhardt take early lead.
    20 September 2004: KURT BUSCH won the first of the Nextel Cup Chase to the Championship races on Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway - the Sylvania 300. He is tied with DALE EARNHARDT Jr in the standings, with the same number of points - 5120. But Junior leads by virtue of having four wins to Busch's three.

  • Open article Press Snoop: Full field and new faces in Trucks.
    10 September 2004: the latest news from around the world, courtesy of press snoop Lynne Huntting
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