2004 Alternate NASCAR Nextel Cup season

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The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season was the 56th season of professional stock car racing in the United States, the 33rd modern-era Cup series season, and the first season with NEXTEL as the series title sponsor. Matt Kenseth returned in the #17 Roush Racing Ford to defend his Cup title. The season would also see the total manufacturer count reduced to three, as Pontiac left the series.

Teams and Drivers

2004 Manufacturers

Manufacturer Model
Flag of the United States svg.png Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Flag of the United States svg.png Ford Taurus
Flag of the United States svg.png Dodge Intrepid

Full and Part-Time entries

Team Manufacturer Engine Status # Driver Rounds
Flag of the United States svg.png Hendrick Motorsports [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
Hendrick W 5 Flag of the United States svg.png Terry Labonte 1-
24 Flag of the United States svg.png Jeff Gordon 1-
Hendrick ['03] 25 Flag of the United States svg.png Brian Vickers (R) 1-
48 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnny Benson 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Roush Racing [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
TBA W 6 Flag of the United States svg.png Mark Martin 1-
16 Flag of the United States svg.png Greg Biffle 1-
17 Flag of the United States svg.png Matt Kenseth 1-
97 Flag of the United States svg.png Jeremy Mayfield 1-
99 Flag of the United States svg.png Jeff Burton 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Joe Gibbs Racing [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
TBA W 11 Flag of the United States svg.png Elliott Sadler 1-
18 Flag of the United States svg.png Bobby Labonte 1-
20 Flag of the United States svg.png Tony Stewart 1-
80 Flag of the United States svg.png Shawna Robinson (R) TBA
Flag of the United States svg.png Richard Childress Racing [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
Childress W 29 Flag of the United States svg.png Kevin Harvick 1-
30 Flag of the United States svg.png Jimmie Johnson 1-
31 Flag of the United States svg.png Carl Edwards (R) 1-
90 Flag of Canada svg.png Paul Tracy (R) TBA
Flag of the United States svg.png Penske Racing [?] Dodge Icon.png
Dodge
Evernham W 00 Flag of the United States svg.png Kurt Busch 1-
2 Flag of the United States svg.png Rusty Wallace 1-
12 Flag of the United States svg.png Brendan Gaughan (R) 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Dale Eanhardt, Inc. [?] TBA TBA C 1 Flag of Brazil svg.png Christian Fittipaldi 1-
8 Flag of the United States svg.png Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1-
15 Flag of Japan svg.png Hideo Fukuyama (R) 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Evernham Motorsports [?] Dodge Icon.png
Dodge
Evernham W 9 Flag of the United States svg.png Sterling Marlin 1-
19 Flag of the United States svg.png Robby Gordon 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Chip Ganassi Racing [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
Roush-Yates ['03] S-W 13 Flag of the United States svg.png Casey Mears TBA
Flag of Italy svg.png Massimiliano "Max" Papis 16, 22
41 Flag of the United States svg.png Dave Blaney 1-
Roush-Yates 42 Flag of the United States svg.png Jamie McMurray 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Robert Yates Racing [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
Roush-Yates W 28 Flag of the United States svg.png Shane Hmiel (R) 1-
38 Flag of the United States svg.png Kasey Kahne (R) 1-
88 Flag of the United States svg.png Dale Jarrett 1-
Roush-Yates ['03] 98 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Michael Vergers (R) 7 races
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Turner 5 races
Flag of the United States svg.png Petty Enterprises [?] Dodge Icon.png
Dodge
Evernham S-W 43 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnny Sauter 1-
45 Flag of the United States svg.png Kyle Petty 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Bill Davis Racing [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
Childress S-W 22 Flag of the United States svg.png Ryan Newman 1-
23 Flag of the United States svg.png Michael Waltrip 1-
27 Flag of the United States svg.png Kyle Busch (R) 10 races
Flag of Canada svg.png Ron Fellows 16, 22
Flag of the United States svg.png MB2 Motorsports [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
TBA S-W 01 Flag of the United States svg.png Joe Nemechek 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Boris Said 16, 22
10 Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve (R) 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Haas CNC Racing [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
Roush-Yates C 00 Flag of the United States svg.png Jeff Green 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Wood Brothers Racing [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
Roush-Yates S-W 21 Flag of the United States svg.png Ricky Rudd 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png PPI Motorsports [?] Dodge Icon.png
Dodge
Evernham S-W 32 Flag of the United States svg.png Ricky Craven 1-
64 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ben Collins (R) TBA
Flag of the United States svg.png Jasper Motorsports [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
Roush-Yates ['03] C 77 Flag of the United States svg.png Travis Kvapil (R) 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png BAM Racing [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
Childress C 49 Flag of the United States svg.png Frank Kimmel 1-
91 Flag of the United States svg.png Donnie Beechler 12 races
Flag of the United States svg.png Phoenix Racing [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
Roush-Yates C 09 Flag of the United States svg.png Bill Elliott 12 races
Flag of the United States svg.png John Andretti 11 races
Flag of Japan svg.png Shigeaki Hattori (R) 11 races
Flag of Australia svg.png Russell Ingall 16
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jason Plato 22
Flag of the United States svg.png Morgan-McClure Motorsports [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
Childress C 4 Flag of the United States svg.png Jimmy Spencer 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png BACE Motorsports [?] TBA Hendrick ['03] C 74 Flag of the United States svg.png Jason Leffler 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png A.J. Foyt Racing [?] Dodge Icon.png
Dodge
TBA C 14 Flag of the United States svg.png Larry Foyt 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Kirk Shelmerdine Racing [?] Ford Icon.png
Ford
Roush-Yates ['03] C 72 Flag of the United States svg.png Kirk Shelmerdine 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Front Row Motorsports [?] TBA TBA C 34 Flag of the United States svg.png Derrike Cope 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Shepherd Racing Ventures [?] TBA TBA C 89 Flag of the United States svg.png Morgan Shepherd 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png SCORE Motorsports [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
Ernie Eliott C 02 Flag of the United States svg.png Sarah Fisher (R) 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Andy Petree Racing [?] Dodge Icon.png
Dodge
Evernham C 33 Flag of Mexico svg.png Germán Quiroga Jr. (R) 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Brian Simo 12, 16, 22
Flag of the United States svg.png BelCar Motorsports [?] Chevrolet Icon.png
Chevrolet
Childress C 54 Flag of the United States svg.png Kenny Wallace 1-
Flag of the United States svg.png Ultra Motorsports [?] Dodge Icon.png
Dodge
Evernham C 7 Flag of the United States svg.png Ward Burton 19 races
Flag of the United States svg.png Larry Gunselman 6 races
Flag of the United States svg.png Stanton Barrett 6 races
Flag of Germany svg.png Klaus Graf 3 races
Flag of the United States svg.png PJ Jones 16, 22
Key
Symbol Meaning
W Works
S-W Semi-Works
C Customer
(R) Rookie
Part-time RECs are shaded.

Race Calendar

Event Track Date Pole Position Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manufacturer
1A Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway February 7
1B Gatorade 125s February 12
1 Daytona 500 February 15
2 Subway 400 North Carolina Speedway February 22
3 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 7
4 Golden Corral 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway March 14
5 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 Darlington Raceway March 21
6 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway March 28
7 Samsung/RadioShack 500 Texas Motor Speedway April 4
8 STP 500|Advance Auto Parts 500 Martinsville Speedway April 18
9 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway April 25
10 Auto Club 500 California Speedway May 2
11 Chevy American Revolution 400 Richmond International Raceway May 15
12A Nextel Open Lowe's Motor Speedway May 22
12B Nextel All-Star Challenge
12 Coca-Cola 600 May 30
13 MBNA America 400 "A Salute to Heroes" Dover International Speedway June 6
14 Pocono 500 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond June 13
15 DHL 400 Michigan International Speedway June 20
16 Dodge/Save Mart 350 Infineon Raceway June 27
17 Pepsi 400 Daytona International Speedway July 3
18 Tropicana 400 Chicagoland Speedway July 11
19 Siemens 300 New Hampshire International Speedway July 25
20 Pennsylvania 500 Pocono Raceway August 1
21 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway August 8
22 Sirius at The Glen Watkins Glen International August 15
23 GFS Marketplace 400 Michigan International Speedway August 22
24 Sharpie 500 Bristol Motor Speedway August 28
25 Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington Raceway September 5
26 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Richmond International Raceway September 11
27 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire International Speedway September 19
28 MBNA America 400 Dover International Speedway September 26
29 EA Sports 500 Talladega Superspeedway October 3
30 Banquet 400 Presented by ConAgra Foods Kansas Speedway October 10
31 UAW-GM Quality 500 Lowe's Motor Speedway October 16
32 Subway 500 Martinsville Speedway October 24
33 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway October 31
34 Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix International Raceway November 7
35 Pop Secret 400 North Carolina Speedway November 14
36 Ford 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway November 21
Key
Road Course
Short Track
Speedway
Superspeedway