2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

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2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season
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The 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season began on February 13 and ended on November 19. Bobby Hamilton of Bobby Hamilton Racing won the championship.

See also: 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, 2004 NASCAR Busch Series

Full-time 2004 teams[edit]

Team Truck(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Bang Racing Toyota Tundra 24 Travis Kvapil Line-X Bedliners Alex Meshkin Eric Phillips
42 Mike Skinner Toyota Tundra Rick Ren
Bill Davis Racing Toyota Tundra 22 Bill Lester Toyota Tundra Bill Davis Jeff Hensley
23 Shelby Howard (R) Gail Davis Dave Fuge, Jr.
Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 15 Shane Hmiel Earl Small's Harley-Davidson Billy Ballew Richie Wauters
Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram 4 Bobby Hamilton Square D Debbie Hamilton Danny Rollins
8 Chase Montgomery (R) Big Daddy's Cycle World Ray Montgomery Randy Seals
18 Chad Chaffin Dickies Bobby Hamilton Kip McCord
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Tom Mitchell Gene Nead
Clean Line Motorsports Ford F-150 38 Brandon Whitt (R) Cure Autism Now Tom DeLoach Jerry Pitts
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Toyota Tundra 17 David Reutimann (R) NTN Bearings Darrell Waltrip Jason Overstreet
EJP Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 03 Geoffrey Bodine Team EJP Steve Prescott Tom Pearl
Fiddle Back Racing Ford F-150 67 Steadman Marlin Forced Ignition Tom Eldredge Gary Showalter
Green Light Racing Chevrolet Silverado 07 Shane Sieg (R) Auto Air Colors Bobby Dotter Doug Howe
08 Ken Weaver (R) 1-800-4-A-Phone Gene Christensen Tommy Morgan
HT Motorsports Dodge Ram 59 Mark McFarland (R) Melling Engine Parts Jim Harris Greg Conner
Innovative Motorsports Toyota Tundra 12 Robert Huffman (R) Toyota Tundra George DeBidart Rick Gay
21 Hank Parker, Jr. Sport Clips Wesley Sherrill
K Automotive Racing Ford F-150 29 Brad Keselowski (R) K Automotive Kay Keselowski Bob Keselowski
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet Silverado 52 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts Ken Schrader Kevin Buskirk
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Silverado 6 Matt Crafton GM Goodwrench Delana Harvick Wally Rogers
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 46 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet Silverado David Dollar Danny Gill
Orleans Racing Dodge Ram 62 Steve Park Orleans Casino Michael Gaughan Johnny Allen
ppc Racing Ford F-150 10 Terry Cook Power Stroke Diesel Greg Pollex Fred Wanke
Roush Racing Ford F-150 50 Jon Wood n/a Jack Roush John Monsam
99 Carl Edwards Superchips Kevin Starland
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 75 David Starr Spears Manufacturing Wayne Spears Dave McCarty
Sutton Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 02 Kelly Sutton (R) Team Copaxone Ed Sutton Jason Weissman
ThorSport Racing Chevrolet Silverado 13 Tina Gordon Vassarette/Microtel Duke Thorson Jerry Cook
88 Tracy Hines (R) Menards Rhonda Thorson Tim Kohuth
Ultra Motorsports Dodge Ram 1 Ted Musgrave Mopar Jim Smith Shawn Parker
2 Andy Houston Team ASE Racing Marlene Smith Dennis Conner
Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 16 Jack Sprague Chevy Trucks Steve Coulter Chris Showalter

Florida Dodge Dealers 250[edit]

The Florida Dodge Dealers 250 was held February 13 at Daytona International Speedway. Terry Cook won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Carl Edwards
  2. 24-Travis Kvapil
  3. 52-Mike Wallace
  4. 14-Rick Crawford
  5. 10-Terry Cook
  6. 46-Dennis Setzer
  7. 50-Jon Wood
  8. 29-Frank Kimmel
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 03-Geoffrey Bodine

Failed to qualify: Kelly Sutton (#02), Phil Bonifield (#25), L.W. Miller (#28), Greg Sacks (#48), Loni Richardson (#0)

Easycare Vehicle Contracts 200[edit]

The inaugural EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 was held March 13 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. David Reutimann won the pole. Toyotas First Pole in the Truck series. This race suffered a scary crash on lap 43, involving Rick Crawford, Tina Gordon, and Hank Parker, Jr..

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 42-Mike Skinner
  3. 17-David Reutimann
  4. 24-Travis Kvapil
  5. 88-Matt Crafton
  6. 15-Shane Hmiel
  7. 99-Carl Edwards
  8. 1-Ted Musgrave
  9. 18-Chad Chaffin
  10. 52-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Greg Sacks (#48), L.W. Miller (#28), Loni Richardson (#0)

Kroger 250[edit]

The Kroger 250 was held April 17 at Martinsville Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Rick Crawford
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 16-Jack Sprague
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 42-Mike Skinner
  6. 99-Carl Edwards
  7. 6-Matt Crafton
  8. 17-David Reutimann
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 18-Chad Chaffin

Failed to qualify: Geoffrey Bodine (#03), Chris Wimmer (#63), Johnny Sauter (#43), David Froelich (#57), Kelly Sutton (#02), Wayne Edwards (#48), Richard Hampton (#19), Ricky Gonzalez (#93), Craig Wood (#73)

UAW/GM Ohio 250[edit]

For the first time in 50 years a NASCAR race was held in Ohio. The UAW/GM Ohio 250 was held May 16 at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. Jack Sprague was awarded the pole after rain washed out qualifying.

Top Ten Results

  1. 16-Jack Sprague
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 10-Terry Cook
  4. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  5. 88-Tracy Hines
  6. 59-Mark McFarland
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 50-Jon Wood
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 6-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: Kevin Love (#67), Robert Huffman (#12), David Froelich, Jr. (#57), Richard Hampton (#19), Craig Wood (#73), J.C. Stout (#91), Sean Murphy (#30), David Ragan (#66), Chris Winter (#05), Randy Van Zant (#83), Jim Walker (#74)

Infineon 200[edit]

The Infineon 200 was held May 21 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. David Starr won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 99-Carl Edwards
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 92-Kevin Harvick
  5. 47-Michael Waltrip
  6. 15-Shane Hmiel
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 24-Travis Kvapil
  9. 6-Matt Crafton
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to qualify: Kelly Sutton (#02), Derrike Cope (#48)

MBNA America 200[edit]

The MBNA America 200 was held June 4 at Dover International Speedway. Carl Edwards won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Chad Chaffin
  2. 14-Rick Crawford
  3. 21-Hank Parker Jr.
  4. 42-Mike Skinner
  5. 52-Ken Schrader
  6. 23-Dave Blaney
  7. 2-Andy Houston
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 16-Jack Sprague
  10. 50-Jon Wood

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 400K[edit]

The O'Reilly 400K was held June 11 at Texas Motor Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 17-David Reutimann
  4. 16-Jack Sprague
  5. 18-Chad Chaffin
  6. 99-Carl Edwards
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 6-Matt Crafton
  9. 2-Andy Houston
  10. 62-Steve Park

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 200[edit]

The O'Reilly 200 was held June 19 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 15-Shane Hmiel
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 46-Dennis Setzer
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 6-Matt Crafton
  7. 16-Jack Sprague
  8. 50-Jon Wood
  9. 18-Chad Chaffin
  10. 75-David Starr

Failed to qualify: Darren Shaw (#04), Jarod Robie (#98), Paul White (#77), Scotty Sands (#97), Dennis Hannel (#94)

Black Cat Fireworks 200[edit]

The Black Cat Fireworks 200 was held June 25 at The Milwaukee Mile. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 18-Chad Chaffin
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 62-Steve Park
  5. 24-Travis Kvapil
  6. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 10-Terry Cook
  8. 07-Shane Sieg
  9. 14-Rick Crawford
  10. 6-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly Auto Parts 250[edit]

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 was held July 3 at Kansas Speedway. Dennis Setzer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Carl Edwards
  2. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 62-Steve Park
  5. 6-Matt Crafton
  6. 50-Jon Wood
  7. 24-Travis Kvapil
  8. 16-Jack Sprague
  9. 18-Chad Chaffin
  10. 10-Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: none

Built Ford Tough 225[edit]

The Built Ford Tough 225 was held July 10 at Kentucky Speedway. Dennis Setzer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 6-Matt Crafton
  5. 18-Chad Chaffin
  6. 62-Steve Park
  7. 1-Ted Musgrave
  8. 2-Andy Houston
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 12-Robert Huffman

Failed to qualify: none

Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200[edit]

The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 was held July 17 at Gateway International Raceway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 75-David Starr
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 18-Chad Chaffin
  5. 21-Hank Parker Jr.
  6. 6-Matt Crafton
  7. 24-Travis Kvapil
  8. 59-Randy LaJoie
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 22-Bill Lester

Failed to qualify: none

Line-X Spray-On Truck Bedliners 200[edit]

The Line-X Spray-On Truck Bedliners 200 was held July 31 at Michigan International Speedway. Dennis Setzer won the pole. This race marked the first NASCAR victory for Toyota

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Travis Kvapil
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 42-Mike Skinner
  4. 23-Johnny Benson
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 99-Carl Edwards
  7. 10-Terry Cook
  8. 15-Shane Hmiel
  9. 12-Robert Huffman
  10. 46-Dennis Setzer

Failed to qualify: none

Power Stroke Diesel 200[edit]

The Power Stroke Diesel 200 was held August 6 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Jack Sprague won the pole. This race marked the NASCAR debut for Denny Hamlin.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Chad Chaffin
  2. 43-Johnny Sauter
  3. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 24-Travis Kvapil
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 15-Shane Hmiel
  7. 6-Matt Crafton
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 88-Tracy Hines
  10. 03-Denny Hamlin

Failed to qualify: none

Toyota Tundra 200[edit]

The Toyota Tundra 200 was held August 14 at Nashville Superspeedway. Local product Bobby Hamilton, Jr. won the pole, and his father, Bobby Hamilton, won the race. Both Hamiltons considered Nashville their home track.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 75-David Starr
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 04-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  5. 62-Steve Park
  6. 23-Johnny Benson
  7. 6-Matt Crafton
  8. 12-Robert Huffman
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 42-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: James Hylton (#77)

O'Reilly 200 Presented by Valvoline Maxlife[edit]

The O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline Maxlife was held August 25 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ken Schrader won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Carl Edwards
  2. 15-Shane Hmiel
  3. 6-Matt Crafton
  4. 47-Robby Gordon
  5. 92-Kevin Harvick
  6. 21-Hank Parker Jr.
  7. 75-David Starr
  8. 21-Travis Kvapil
  9. 62-Steve Park
  10. 52-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Kelly Sutton (#02), Eric McClure (#72), Darren Shaw (#04), Ryan McGlynn (#00), Loni Richardson (#0), Nicholas Tucker (#48), Craig Wood(#73), Chris Winter (#05)

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held September 9 at Richmond International Raceway. Jamie McMurray won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 2-Jamie McMurray
  3. 47-Tony Stewart
  4. 30-Todd Bodine
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 12-Robert Huffman
  7. 15-Shane Hmiel
  8. 16-Jack Sprague
  9. 10-Terry Cook
  10. 42-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: Jay Sauter (#06), Lance Hooper (#13), Tony Raines (#40), Mark McFarland (#59), Kelly Sutton (#02), Wayne Edwards (#93), Kyle Beattie (#0), Craig Wood (#73), J.C. Stout (#91), James Hylton (#48)

Sylvania 200[edit]

The Sylvania 200 was held September 18 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Travis Kvapil
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 23-Johnny Benson
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 17-David Reutimann
  6. 46-Dennis Setzer
  7. 1-Ted Musgrave
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 21-Hank Parker Jr.
  10. 42-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: none

Las Vegas 350[edit]

The Las Vegas 350 was held September 25 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 15-Shane Hmiel
  2. 30-Todd Bodine
  3. 62-Steve Park
  4. 23-Johnny Benson
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 5-Mike Skinner*
  7. 46-Dennis Setzer
  8. 1-Ted Musgrave
  9. 10-Terry Cook
  10. 75-David Starr
  • This was Mike Skinner's fist start driving for Bill Davis.

Failed to qualify: Chris Wimmer (#63), Loni Richardson (#0)

American Racing Wheels 200[edit]

The American Racing Wheels 200 was held October 2 at California Speedway. Travis Kvapil won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 16-Jack Sprague
  4. 75-David Starr
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 17-David Reutimann
  7. 23-Johnny Benson
  8. 62-Steve Park
  9. 46-Dennis Setzer
  10. 99-Carl Edwards

Failed to qualify: none

Silverado 350K[edit]

The Silverado 350K was held October 16 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 23-Johnny Benson
  3. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 75-David Starr
  5. 16-Jack Sprague
  6. 1-Ted Musgrave
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 46-Dennis Setzer
  9. 99-Carl Edwards
  10. 15-Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: Jay Sauter (#06), Wayne Edwards (#77), Loni Richardson (#0), Blake Mallory (#35)

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held October 23 at Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Jamie McMurray
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 47-Bobby Labonte
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 1-Ted Musgrave
  6. 6-Matt Crafton
  7. 30-Todd Bodine
  8. 99-Carl Edwards
  9. 4-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. 12-Robert Huffman

Failed to qualify: Robbie Ferguson (#93), Tony Raines (#40), Davin Scites (#20), Darrell Waltrip (#11), Jim Walker (#74), Eric King (#00), Tam Topham (#70), Craig Wood (#13)

Chevy Silverado 150[edit]

The Chevy Silverado 150 was held November 5 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 75-David Starr
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 6-Matt Crafton
  4. 15-Shane Hmiel
  5. 23-Johnny Benson
  6. 62-Steve Park
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 2-P. J. Jones
  9. 46-Dennis Setzer
  10. 99-Carl Edwards

Failed to qualify: none

Darlington 200[edit]

The Darlington 200 was held November 13 at Darlington Raceway after rain washed out the race November 12. The race was moved to Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader on the Southern 500 weekend. Carl Edwards won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Kasey Kahne*
  2. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 62-Steve Park
  6. 23-Johnny Benson
  7. 75-David Starr
  8. 88-Matt Crafton
  9. 12-Robert Huffman
  10. 52-Ken Schrader
  • This was Kahne's first Truck series victory in his first start.

Failed to qualify: Denny Bagwell (#41)

Ford 200[edit]

The Ford 200 was held November 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. David Reutimann won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Kasey Kahne
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 17-David Reutimann
  5. 6-Matt Crafton
  6. 5-Mike Skinner
  7. 16-Jack Sprague
  8. 44-Greg Biffle
  9. 06-Regan Smith
  10. 46-Dennis Setzer

Failed to qualify: Sammy Sanders (#04), Brad Keselowski (#63), Shigeaki Hattori (#01), Derrike Cope (#48), Todd Bodine (#30), Jeff Jefferson (#03), Scott Lynch (#59), Ken Weaver (#08), Danny Bagwell (#41)

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Bobby Hamilton - 3624
  2. Dennis Setzer - 3578
  3. Ted Musgrave - 3554
  4. Carl Edwards - 3493
  5. Matt Crafton - 3379
  6. David Starr - 3298
  7. Jack Sprague - 3167
  8. Travis Kvapil - 3152
  9. Steve Park - 3138
  10. Chad Chaffin - 3122
  11. Mike Skinner - 3037
  12. Rick Crawford - 3030
  13. Shane Hmiel - 2954
  14. David Reutimann - 2904
  15. Jon Wood - 2835
  16. Terry Cook - 2821
  17. Hank Parker Jr. - 2737
  18. Tracy Hines - 2604
  19. Brandon Whitt - 2569
  20. Andy Houston - 2540
  21. Chase Montgomery - 2404
  22. Bill Lester - 2400
  23. Robert Huffman - 2314
  24. Shane Sieg - 2020
  25. Johnny Benson - 1818
  26. Kelly Sutton - 1432
  27. Todd Bodine - 1317
  28. Ken Schrader - 1297
  29. Ken Weaver - 1212
  30. Deborah Renshaw - 1150
  31. Chris Wimmer - 942
  32. David Ragan - 802
  33. Shelby Howard - 707
  34. Brad Keselowski - 692
  35. J.R. Patton - 637
  36. Mark McFarland - 603
  37. Denny Hamlin - 582
  38. Randy LaJoie - 570
  39. Paul White - 516
  40. Geoffrey Bodine - 495
  41. Kevin Love - 494
  42. Eric Jones - 461
  43. Lance Hooper - 458
  44. Jamie McMurray - 444
  45. Charlie Bradberry - 417
  46. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. - 395
  47. Kasey Kahne - 380
  48. Jay Sauter - 373
  49. Tina Gordon - 371
  50. Frank Kimmel - 344

Rookie of the Year[edit]

34-year-old David Reutimann, driving for the start-up Darrell Waltrip Motorsports, clinched the 2004 Rookie of the Year title, posting four top-fives and winning two poles. Runner-up Tracy Hines had two top-tens for ThorSport Racing, while neither Brandon Whitt nor Chase Montgomery had a top-ten. Shane Sieg, Kelly Sutton, Ken Weaver, Chris Wimmer, and Brad Keselowski had only part-time runs, while Shelby Howard was released from his ride early in the season.

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