Nascar came up with the Chase in 2004.
AnswerNEXTEL signed with NASCAR before the 2004 season started. The contract is until 2013. Sprint and Nextel merged in 2005. In 2008, it was renamed the Sprint Cup Series.
Jeff Gordon drove the full 36 race Nascar Cup Series schedule in 2004.
On September 11, 2004, Jeremy Mayfield won the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
In 2004, Kasey Kahne won two Nascar Truck Series races. He did not win any Cup or Nationwide Series races that season.
Homestead Florida in 2003, Sprint took over in 2004.
In his Nascar career, Bobby Labonte has won 21 Cup Series races, 10 Nationwide Series races and 1 Truck Series race.
Tony Stewart has not won a Nascar Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway, and Kentucky Speedway. He also never won a race at Rockingham Speedway, which does not hold Cup Series races any longer.
Jimmie Johnson's first Nascar win was in the Busch Series, now known as the Nationwide Series. It was on July 14, 2001 at Chicagoland Speedway. His first Cup Series win was on April 28, 2002 at California Speedway.
The first Chase for the Nextel (now Sprint) Cup was held during the 2004 season. The Chase was won that year by Kurt Busch.
NASCAR Outdoors - 2004 was released on: USA: 4 April 2004
In the Nascar Cup Series, Kyle Busch won two races as a rookie in 2005. In the 2004 Busch Series, now known as the Nationwide Series, he won five races. Busch won the Rookie of the Year award in both series.