2004 NASCAR Busch Series

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2004 NASCAR Busch Series season
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Martin Truex, Jr., the 2004 Busch Series champion

The 2004 NASCAR Busch Series season began on February 14 and ended on November 20. Martin Truex, Jr. of Chance 2 Motorsports won the championship.

2004 Team Chart[edit]

Full Schedule[edit]

Car(s) Team No. Driver(s)
Chevrolet Haas CNC Racing 001 Jason Leffler27
Blake Feese4
Tony Raines1
Justin Labonte2
Richard Childress Racing 2 Ron Hornaday, Jr.
21 Kevin Harvick20
Clint Bowyer (R)14
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Kyle Busch (R)
Chance 2 Motorsports 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1
Martin Truex, Jr.33
Davis Motorsports 10 Jason Schuler6
Gus Wasson27
Tina Gordon1
FitzBradshaw Racing 12 Tim Fedewa
14 Casey Atwood29
Dave Blaney1
David Stremme4
Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Mike Bliss
Bill Davis Racing 23 Kenny Wallace
GIC-Mixon Motorsports 24 Mike Harmon9
Shane Hmiel4
Todd Bodine1
Aaron Fike1
Steve Grissom17
Jason Jefferson1
Lewis Motorsports 46 Ashton Lewis
MacDonald Motorsports 72 Larry Gunselman3
Jason White4
Lance Hooper1
Randy MacDonald6
Jerry Hill2
Kevin Lepage10
Jamie Mosley1
John Graham4
Bill Eversole1
Stan Boyd (R)2
Dodge Phoenix Racing 1 Johnny Benson, Jr.10
Jamie McMurray4
Jeff Purvis1
Buckshot Jones2
Tony Raines1
Casey Mears11
Regan Smith1
Bobby Hamilton1
Sterling Marlin2
Reed Sorenson1
Braun Racing 321 David Stremme30
Shane Hmiel4
Akins Motorsports 38 Kasey Kahne30
Shane Hmiel2
Tyler Walker2
Ford Biagi Brothers Racing 4 Mike Wallace
ppc Racing 22 Jason Keller
Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Bobby Hamilton, Jr.23
Mike McLaughlin11
Jay Robinson Racing 39 Robby Benton1
Andy Ponstein (R)10
Brad Teague1
Jimmy Kitchens1
Mark Green4
Tina Gordon17
49 Derrike Cope30
Josh Richeson1
Mark Green2
Clint Vahsholtz1
ST Motorsports 47 Robert Pressley
59 Stacy Compton
Roush Racing 60 Greg Biffle
Moy Racing 77 Donnie Neuenberger (R)7
Chad Chaffin1
Brad Teague5
Shane Hall1
Jimmy Kitchens17
Bruce Bechtel1
Pontiac
Chevrolet
SCORE Motorsports 02 Hermie Sadler30
Garrett Liberty1
Brewco Motorsports 27 Johnny Sauter
37 David Green
NEMCO Motorsports 88 Wally Dallenbach, Jr.1
Jeff Fuller32
Joe Nemechek1
Dodge
Chevrolet
Ford
Ware Racing Enterprises 51 Kevin Conway1
Shane Sieg3
Stan Boyd (R)8
Kim Crosby4
Morgan Shepherd2
Travis Powell1
Dana White3
David Eshleman1
Bobby Dotter1
Blake Mallory2
Stanton Barrett1
Wayne Edwards1
Kenny Hendrick5

Limited Schedule[edit]

Car(s) Team No. Driver(s) Rounds
Chevrolet Davis Motorsports 0 Jimmy Kitchens 4
Mike Potter 5
Blake Mallory 1
Greg Sacks 2
Gus Wasson 1
David Keith 2
Brad Teague 2
Kertus Davis 7
Morgan Shepherd 1
70 Wayne Edwards 1
Stan Boyd (R) 1
Morgan-McClure Racing 04 Eric McClure 5
Conz-Diaz Champion Racing 05 Brian Conz 1
Cam Strader Racing 06 Cam Strader 1
NEMCO Motorsports 7 Todd Szegedy 2
Joe Nemechek 1
87 16
David Reutimann 4
Blake Feese 3
Todd Szegedy 2
Boston Reid 3
Powell Motorsports 08 Mike Harmon 2
Chance 2 Motorsports 11 Paul Menard (R) 15
81 Martin Truex, Jr. 1
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3
Tony Stewart 2
Day Enterprises Racing 16 Justin Ashburn 13
John Hayden 6
61 1
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 J.J. Yeley (R) 17
Denny Hamlin 1
Bobby Labonte 2
19 1
Keith Coleman Racing 26 Mark Green 6
50 Jennifer Jo Cobb 1
Richard Childress Racing 29 Bobby Labonte 1
Tony Stewart 2
Ricky Craven 1
Kerry Earnhardt 1
Brandon Miller 1
Kevin Harvick 1
Competitive Edge Motorsports 32 Mike Garvey 2
Andy Petree Racing 33 Paul Menard (R) 14
Kevin Harvick Inc 33 Clint Bowyer (R) 3
Tony Raines 1
92 Tony Stewart 1
TC Motorsports 34 Steven Christian 1
Mark Gibson 1
Garry Keller Racing 351 Kenny Hendrick 7
Charlie Bradberry 1
DCT Motorsports 36 Steve Grissom 8
Travis Geisler 13
Stanton Barrett 3
Mohegan Sun Racing 40 Matt Kobyluck 2
Rich Woodland Racing 40 Brian Tyler 1
Reary Racing 411 Jerry Reary 1
Brian Sockwell 3
Hendrick Motorsports 48 Jimmie Johnson 1
Holigan Racing 50 David Starr 5
Regan Smith 3
Robby Gordon Motorsports 55 Robby Gordon 25
Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Regan Smith 8
Tim Sauter 5
Jeff Spraker 1
Kevin Conway 1
Eric McClure 2
Horn Auto Racing 581 Chris Horn 2
S.W.A.T. Racing 62 Larry Hollenbeck 5
Shane Wallace Motorsports 63 Shane Wallace 4
Henderson Racing 63 Jimmy Henderson 1
Race Kentucky Motorsports 65 Stuart Kirby 2
Stan Boyd (R) 1
Rick Markle Racing 68 Rick Markle 4
R/T Racing 68 Travis Kittleson 1
MacDonald Motorsports 71 Kevin Lepage 6
Randy MacDonald 1
Roland Issacs 2
Stan Boyd (R) 2
Morgan Shepherd 1
Jason White 1
Edwards Racing 73 Tim Edwards 1
Red Cactus Racing 73 Eric Jones 3
BACE Motorsports 74 Damon Lusk 4
Tony Raines 15
Tyler Walker 1
Jimmy Spencer 3
Henderson Motorsports 75 Jay Sauter 7
KLM Motorsports 79 Keith Murt 1
FitzBradshaw Racing 82 Randy LaJoie 5
Dave Blaney 2
Lowell Bennett Motorsports 82 Lowell Bennett 2
Norm Benning Racing 841 Norm Benning 5
Premier Motorsports 85 Randy Briggs 5
Hoff Motorsports 93 Bill Hoff 4
GIC-Mixon Motorsports 93 Steve Grissom 1
PF2 Motorsports 94 Brian Sockwell 1
Morgan Shepherd 1
Michael Waltrip Racing 98 Jimmy Spencer 1
99 Michael Waltrip 31
Dodge Tommy Baldwin Racing 6 Paul Wolfe 4
Tracy Hines 3
Jeremy Mayfield 1
Scott Lynch 2
Mark McFarland 3
Bill Elliott 1
Randy LaJoie 1
Braun Racing 30 Jamie McMurray 1
Chip Ganassi Racing 41 Reed Sorenson 4
Jamie McMurray 2
Casey Mears 2
Curb Agajanian Motorsports 43 Josh Richeson 1
Aaron Fike 12
Labonte Motorsports 44 Justin Labonte 16
Akins Motorsports 58 Brent Sherman 3
RWI Racing 66 Billy Parker (R) 8
Jamie McMurray 7
Rusty Wallace 2
Hirschfeld Motorsports 78 Chad Blount 1
Ultra Motorsports 86 Ted Musgrave 1
Hagans Racing 98 Joey Miller 1
Ford RAB Racing 03 Robby Benton 2
Carl Edwards 1
Moy Racing 07 Carl Long 2
Ryck Sanders 1
Jimmy Kitchens 1
Roush Racing 9 Mark Martin 6
Jeff Burton 4
Matt Kenseth 3
Reiser Enterprises 17 13
Johnny Benson, Jr. 1
Jay Robinson Racing 28 Mark Green 7
Jimmy Kitchens 1
Josh Richeson 1
Shane Hall 4
Blake Mallory 2
Marsh Racing 31 Dave Blaney 3
Todd Bodine 7
Randy LaJoie 1
Team Rensi Motorsports 35 John Borneman III 2
Shelby Howard 6
Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 5
Tri-City Motorsports 40 Todd Shafer 1
Means Racing 52 Bruce Bechtel 4
Brad Teague 14
Jason Rudd 1
Long Brothers Racing 83 Carl Long 2
Jamey Caudill 1
Borneman Motorsports 83 John Borneman III 1
Glidden Motorsports 84 Dion Ciccarelli 7
Vahsholtz Racing 90 Clint Vahsholtz 5
Pontiac White Motorsports 28 Kim Crosby 1
Oostlander Racing 54 Mike Harmon 3
Chevrolet
Dodge
Ware Racing Enterprises 57 Stan Boyd (R) 5
Morgan Shepherd 2
Bruce Bechtel 1
Ford
Chevrolet
Earl Sadler Racing 95 David Keith 4
David Ragan 2
Ford
Dodge
Shepherd Racing 89 Morgan Shepherd 2
Beahr Racing Enterprises 90 Chad Beahr 2
941 Eddie Beahr 8
Pontiac
Chevrolet
Tennessee Mountain Boys Racing 53 Brad Teague 3
Butch Jarvis 5
Joe Buford 3
Smith Brothers Motorsports 67 C.W. Smith 4
Kevin Conway 1
Stanton Barrett Motorsports 91 Shawna Robinson 1
Stanton Barrett 18
97 1
Jimmy Kitchens 1
Jason Schuler 1
Josh Richeson 1
Ron Barfield, Jr. 1
Ortec Racing 96 Gus Wasson 6
Caleb Holman 2
Shane Hall 6
Kim Crosby 1

Hershey's Kisses 300[edit]

The Hershey's Kisses 300 started February 14 but was postponed to February 16 due to rain. The race was held at Daytona International Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. This was the first of NASCAR's top national touring series races to be broadcast in high definition.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 27-Johnny Sauter
  3. 55-Robby Gordon
  4. 21-Kevin Harvick
  5. 17-Matt Kenseth
  6. 32-David Stremme
  7. 2-Ron Hornaday
  8. 00-Jason Leffler
  9. 22-Jason Keller
  10. 37-David Green

Failed to qualify: Mike Harmon (#24), David Keith (#95), Stanton Barrett (#91), Kevin Conway (#51), Stan Boyd (#57), Regan Smith (#56), Kim Crosby (#28), Robby Benton (#39), Mark Martin (#9), Brian Conz (#05), Norm Benning (#84)

Goody's Headache Powder 200[edit]

The Goody's Headache Powder 200 was held February 21 at North Carolina Speedway. Johnny Benson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Jamie McMurray
  2. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  3. 21-Kevin Harvick
  4. 99-Michael Waltrip
  5. 37-David Green
  6. 27-Johnny Sauter
  7. 5-Kyle Busch
  8. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  9. 1-Johnny Benson
  10. 2-Ron Hornaday

Failed to qualify: Kenny Wallace (#23)*, Shane Sieg (#51), Eddie Beahr (#94), Paul Wolfe (#6), Jerry Reary (#41)

Sam's Town 300[edit]

The Sam's Town 300 was held March 6 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole. Johnny Sauter, who finished in 16th suffered a 25-point penalty after the race for cursing in his on-air interview.

Top Ten Results

  1. 21-Kevin Harvick
  2. 38-Kasey Kahne
  3. 32-David Stremme
  4. 99-Michael Waltrip
  5. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  6. 9-Matt Kenseth
  7. 12-Tim Fedewa
  8. 22-Jason Keller
  9. 87-Joe Nemechek
  10. 60-Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: Andy Ponstein (#39), David Starr (#50), Larry Gunselman (#72), Damon Lusk (#74), Bruce Bechtel (#52), Randy Briggs (#85)

Diamond Hill Plywood 200[edit]

The Diamond Hill Plywood 200 was held March 20 at Darlington Raceway. Kyle Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 9-Jeff Burton
  3. 37-David Green
  4. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  5. 32-David Stremme
  6. 1-Johnny Benson
  7. 55-Robby Gordon
  8. 99-Michael Waltrip
  9. 14-Casey Atwood
  10. 20-Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: Eddie Beahr (#94), Norm Benning (#84)

Sharpie Professional 250[edit]

The Sharpie Professional 250 was held March 27 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  2. 21-Kevin Harvick
  3. 5-Kyle Busch
  4. 60-Greg Biffle
  5. 37-David Green
  6. 74-Tony Raines
  7. 99-Michael Waltrip
  8. 22-Jason Keller
  9. 2-Ron Hornaday
  10. 4-Mike Wallace
  • This was Truex's first career victory.

Failed to qualify: Justin Ashburn (#16), Butch Jarvis (#53), Mike Potter (#0)

O'Reilly 300[edit]

The O'Reilly 300 was held April 3 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 5-Kyle Busch
  3. 55-Robby Gordon
  4. 1-Johnny Benson
  5. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  6. 00-Jason Leffler
  7. 87-Joe Nemechek
  8. 37-David Green
  9. 9-Jeff Burton
  10. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Stan Boyd (#51), Brad Teague (#39), Blake Mallory (#0), Donnie Neuenberger (#77), Justin Ashburn (#16), Bruce Bechtel (#52)

Pepsi 300[edit]

The Pepsi 300 was held April 10 at Nashville Superspeedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Michael Waltrip won the race after Robby Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, and Kyle Busch tangled on the backstretch.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Michael Waltrip
  2. 27-Johnny Sauter
  3. 38-Kasey Kahne
  4. 21-Clint Bowyer
  5. 55-Robby Gordon
  6. 5-Kyle Busch
  7. 1-Johnny Benson
  8. 20-Mike Bliss
  9. 22-Jason Leffler
  10. 37-David Green

Failed to qualify: Shane Wallace (#63), Stan Boyd (#51), Justin Ashburn (#16), Chad Chaffin (#77), Mike Harmon (#24), Greg Sacks (#0), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Jimmy Kitchens (#97), Eddie Beahr (#94), Norm Benning (#84), Brad Baker (#85)

Aaron's 312[edit]

The Aaron's 312 was held April 24 at Talladega Superspeedway. Clint Bowyer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  2. 81-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  3. 2-Ron Hornaday
  4. 5-Kyle Busch
  5. 00-Jason Leffler
  6. 23-Kenny Wallace
  7. 55-Robby Gordon
  8. 99-Michael Waltrip
  9. 37-David Green
  10. 87-Joe Nemechek

Failed to qualify: Gus Wasson (#0), Robby Benton (#03)

Stater Brothers 300 Presented by Gatorade[edit]

The Stater Brothers 300 Presented by Gatorade was held May 1 at California Speedway. Jason Leffler won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 29-Tony Stewart
  3. 59-Stacy Compton
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 38-Kasey Kahne
  6. 99-Michael Waltrip
  7. 5-Kyle Busch
  8. 21-Kevin Harvick
  9. 23-Kenny Wallace
  10. 25-Bobby Hamilton Jr.

Failed to qualify: John Borneman III (#35), David Starr (#50), Bruce Bechtel (#57), Stanton Barrett (#91)

Charter 250[edit]

The Charter 250 was held May 8 at Gateway International Raceway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  2. 2-Ron Hornaday
  3. 22-Jason Keller
  4. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  5. 5-Kyle Busch
  6. 00-Jason Leffler
  7. 60-Greg Biffle
  8. 32-David Stremme
  9. 12-Tim Fedewa
  10. 55-Robby Gordon

Failed to qualify: Clint Vahsholtz (#90), Brad Teague (#53), Shane Wallace (#63), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Randy Briggs (#85)

Funai 250[edit]

The Funai 250 was held May 14 at Richmond International Raceway. Kyle Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Kyle Busch
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 21-Kevin Harvick
  4. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  5. 22-Jason Keller
  6. 37-David Green
  7. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  8. 20-Mike Bliss
  9. 23-Kenny Wallace
  10. 38-Kasey Kahne
  • This was Busch's first career victory.

Failed to qualify: Eddie Beahr (#94), Chad Beahr (#90)

Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries 200[edit]

The Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries 200 was held May 23 at Nazareth Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole. This was the last race at Nazareth. Jason Rudd, who finished 42nd, suffered a 25-point penalty for unknown reasons.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  2. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  3. 37-David Green
  4. 22-Jason Keller
  5. 32-David Stremme
  6. 14-Casey Atwood
  7. 00-Jason Leffler
  8. 99-Michael Waltrip
  9. 23-Kenny Wallace
  10. 5-Kyle Busch

Failed to qualify: none

Carquest Auto Parts 300[edit]

The Carquest Auto Parts 300 was held May 29 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Kyle Busch
  2. 1-Jamie McMurray
  3. 21-Kevin Harvick
  4. 00-Jason Leffler
  5. 29-Tony Stewart
  6. 60-Greg Biffle
  7. 2-Ron Hornaday
  8. 32-David Stremme
  9. 23-Kenny Wallace
  10. 46-Ashton Lewis

Failed to qualify: Regan Smith (#56), J. J. Yeley (#18)

MBNA America 200[edit]

The MBNA America 200 was held June 5 at Dover International Speedway. David Green won the pole. Ron Hornaday Jr., who finished 29th, suffered a 25-point penalty for cursing in a radio interview during the race.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  3. 37-David Green
  4. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  5. 5-Kyle Busch
  6. 21-Kevin Harvick
  7. 38-Kasey Kahne
  8. 1-Jamie McMurray
  9. 12-Tim Fedewa
  10. 27-Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: Dion Ciccarelli (#84)

Federated Auto Parts 300[edit]

The Federated Auto Parts 300 was held June 12 at Nashville Superspeedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 00-Jason Leffler
  2. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  3. 21-Clint Bowyer
  4. 20-Mike Bliss
  5. 2-Ron Hornaday
  6. 38-Kasey Kahne
  7. 14-Casey Atwood
  8. 18-J. J. Yeley
  9. 46-Ashton Lewis
  10. 59-Stacy Compton
  • This was Leffler's first career victory.

Failed to qualify: Justin Ashburn (#16), Joe Buford (#53), Steven Christian (#34), Eddie Beahr (#94), David Keith (#0)

Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo[edit]

The Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo was held June 19 at Kentucky Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Kyle Busch
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 20-Mike Bliss
  4. 2-Ron Hornaday
  5. 22-Jason Keller
  6. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  7. 00-Jason Leffler
  8. 46-Ashton Lewis
  9. 32-David Stremme
  10. 21-Clint Bowyer

Failed to qualify: Brad Teague (#52), Shawna Robinson (#91), Stuart Kirby (#65), Justin Ashburn (#16), Chris Horn (#58)

Alan Kulwicki 250[edit]

The Alan Kulwicki 250 was held June 26 at The Milwaukee Mile. David Stremme won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Ron Hornaday
  2. 32-David Stremme
  3. 22-Jason Keller
  4. 38-Shane Hmiel
  5. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  6. 20-Mike Bliss
  7. 60-Greg Biffle
  8. 37-David Green
  9. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  10. 21-Clint Bowyer

Failed to qualify: none

Winn-Dixie 250 presented by PepsiCo[edit]

The Winn-Dixie 250 presented by PepsiCo was held July 2 at Daytona International Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Mike Wallace
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  4. 47-Robert Pressley
  5. 20-Mike Bliss
  6. 38-Kasey Kahne
  7. 1-Casey Mears
  8. 21-Kevin Harvick
  9. 2-Ron Hornaday
  10. 12-Tim Fedewa
  • This was Wallace's first victory since IRP in 1994.

Failed to qualify: Mike Harmon (#24), Brad Teague (#0)

Tropicana Twister 300[edit]

The Twister 300 was held July 10 at Chicagoland Speedway. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. won the pole. Justin Labonte won his first (and only) race, and this win is one of the biggest upsets in the Grand National Series history. With the win, there are three Labonte's with wins in NASCAR.

Top Ten Results

  1. 44-Justin Labonte
  2. 22-Jason Keller
  3. 9-Jeff Burton
  4. 38-Kasey Kahne
  5. 46-Ashton Lewis
  6. 55-Robby Gordon
  7. 00-Jason Leffler
  8. 37-David Green
  9. 18-J. J. Yeley
  10. 2-Ron Hornaday

Failed to qualify: Jeff Fuller (#88), Blake Mallory (#51), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Carl Long (#07), Larry Hollenbeck (#62), Stanton Barrett (#91), Kevin Conway (#56)

  • During qualifying, the trademark Tropicana orange was blown off its stand by severe wind, and driver Todd Szegedy narrowly avoided the wayward fruit. He was later granted an opportunity to re-qualify. This accident caused the sponsor of the Nextel and Busch races to change to Tropicana to various sponsors in 2005.

Siemens 200[edit]

The Siemens 200 was held July 24 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jamie McMurray won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 12-Tim Fedewa
  3. 00-Jason Leffler
  4. 38-Kasey Kahne
  5. 21-Kevin Harvick
  6. 2-Ron Hornaday
  7. 23-Kenny Wallace
  8. 59-Stacy Compton
  9. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. 4-Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: David Keith (#0), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Randy MacDonald (#71), Bill Hoff (#93), Stuart Kirby (#65)

ITT Industries & Goulds Pumps Salute to the Troops 250[edit]

The ITT Industries & Goulds Pumps Salute to the Troops 250 was held July 31 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 59-Stacy Compton
  3. 00-Jason Leffler
  4. 2-Clint Bowyer
  5. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  6. 20-Mike Bliss
  7. 32-David Stremme
  8. 37-David Green
  9. 14-Casey Atwood
  10. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Mike Harmon (#08), Ron Barfield (#97), Ryck Sanders (#07), Tim Edwards (#73)

Kroger 200 Presented by Tom Raper RVs[edit]

The Kroger 200 Presented by Tom Raper RVs was held August 7 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Johnny Sauter won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Kyle Busch
  2. 27-Johnny Sauter
  3. 00-Jason Leffler
  4. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  5. 60-Greg Biffle
  6. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  7. 20-Mike Bliss
  8. 14-Casey Atwood
  9. 23-Kenny Wallace
  10. 37-David Green

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Brad Teague (#52), Kenny Hendrick (#35), Roland Isaacs (#71), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Butch Jarvis (#53), Dana White (#51)

Cabela's 250[edit]

The Cabela's 250 was held August 21 at Michigan International Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Kyle Busch
  2. 9-Mark Martin
  3. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  4. 1-Casey Mears
  5. 38-Kasey Kahne
  6. 66-Rusty Wallace
  7. 00-Jason Leffler
  8. 60-Greg Biffle
  9. 4-Mike Wallace
  10. 20-Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: Kevin Lepage (#71), Tony Stewart (#81), Paul Menard (#11), Skip Smith (#67), Shelby Howard (#35), Todd Szegedy (#7)

Food City 250[edit]

The Food City 250 was held August 27 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 81-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 17-Matt Kenseth
  3. 5-Kyle Busch
  4. 21-Kevin Harvick
  5. 37-David Green
  6. 32-David Stremme
  7. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  8. 22-Jason Keller
  9. 47-Robert Pressley
  10. 14-Casey Atwood

Failed to qualify: Brad Teague (#52), Joe Buford (#53), Mike Potter (#0), Cam Strader (#06), Morgan Shepherd (#51), Rick Markle (#68), Caleb Holman (#96), John Hayden (#16)

Target House 300[edit]

The Target House 300 was held September 4 at California Speedway. Casey Mears won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 1-Casey Mears
  3. 21-Kevin Harvick
  4. 38-Kasey Kahne
  5. 66-Jamie McMurray
  6. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  7. 18-Bobby Labonte
  8. 87-Joe Nemechek
  9. 5-Kyle Busch
  10. 00-Jason Leffler

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#57)

Emerson Radio 250[edit]

The Emerson Radio 250 was held September 10 at Richmond International Raceway. Kasey Kahne won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 55-Robby Gordon
  2. 14-Casey Atwood
  3. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  4. 00-Jason Leffler
  5. 5-Kyle Busch
  6. 20-Mike Bliss
  7. 21-Kevin Harvick
  8. 32-David Stremme
  9. 38-Kasey Kahne
  10. 27-Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: Mike Potter (#0), Todd Bodine (#31), Justin Labonte (#44), Eric McClure (#04), Jay Sauter (#75), Kevin Lepage (#71), Tim Sauter (#56), Eddie Beahr (#94), Wayne Edwards (#70), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Tina Gordon (#39)

Stacker 200 Presented by YJ Stinger[edit]

The Stacker 200 Presented by YJ Stinger was held September 25 at Dover International Speedway. Kasey Kahne won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  2. 25-Mike McLaughlin
  3. 38-Kasey Kahne
  4. 00-Jason Leffler
  5. 27-Johnny Sauter
  6. 21-Kevin Harvick
  7. 2-Ron Hornaday
  8. 9-Mark Martin
  9. 5-Kyle Busch
  10. 37-David Green

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#71), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Matt Kobyluck (#40), Bill Hoff (#93), Stan Boyd (#65)

Mr. Goodcents 300[edit]

The Mr. Goodcents 300 was held October 9 at Kansas Speedway. Paul Menard won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 87-Joe Nemechek
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 32-David Stremme
  4. 46-Ashton Lewis
  5. 2-Ron Hornaday
  6. 18-J. J. Yeley
  7. 22-Jason Keller
  8. 1-Casey Mears
  9. 59-Stacy Compton
  10. 35-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Brad Teague (#52), Stan Boyd (#71), Shane Hall (#28), Morgan Shepherd (#0), Chris Horn (#58), Kenny Hendrick (#51), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Bill Eversole (#56), Randy Briggs (#85), Clint Vahsholtz (#90)

SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300[edit]

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 was held October 15 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Casey Mears won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 20-Mike Bliss
  2. 17-Matt Kenseth
  3. 48-Jimmie Johnson
  4. 60-Greg Biffle
  5. 5-Kyle Busch
  6. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  7. 1-Casey Mears
  8. 66-Jamie McMurray
  9. 23-Kenny Wallace
  10. 21-Clint Bowyer
  • This was Bliss' first NASCAR Busch Series win.

Failed to qualify: Paul Menard (#11), Eric McClure (#04), Kertus Davis (#0), Kenny Hendrick (#51), Brad Teague (#52), Gus Wasson (#10), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Scott Lynch (#6), Jimmy Henderson (#63), Tina Gordon (#39), Travis Geisler (#36), Brian Sockwell (#41), Robby Benton (#03), Larry Hollenbeck (#62)


Sam's Town 250 Benefitting St. Jude[edit]

The Sam's Town 250 Benefitting St. Jude was held October 23 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 2-Ron Hornaday
  4. 21-Clint Bowyer
  5. 20-Mike Bliss
  6. 22-Jason Keller
  7. 32-David Stremme
  8. 27-Johnny Sauter
  9. 46-Ashton Lewis
  10. 1-Reed Sorenson

Failed to qualify: Joe Buford (#53), Kertus Davis (#0), Jason White (#71), Shane Hall (#28), Bruce Bechtel (#52), Kenny Hendrick (#51), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Tina Gordon (#39), Todd Shafer (#40), Stan Boyd (#70), David Ragan (#95)

Aaron's 312[edit]

The Aaron's 312 was held October 30 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 5-Kyle Busch
  3. 38-Kasey Kahne
  4. 55-Robby Gordon
  5. 60-Greg Biffle
  6. 9-Mark Martin
  7. 23-Kenny Wallace
  8. 32-David Stremme
  9. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  10. 18-J. J. Yeley

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Blake Mallory (#51), Kevin Conway (#67), Todd Bodine (#31), Tina Gordon (#39), Mark Gibson (#34), Jimmy Kitchens (#77)

Bashas' Supermarkets 200[edit]

The Bashas' Supermarkets 200 was held November 6 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kyle Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 41-Jamie McMurray
  2. 5-Kyle Busch
  3. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  4. 55-Robby Gordon
  5. 60-Greg Biffle
  6. 9-Mark Martin
  7. 66-Rusty Wallace
  8. 17-Matt Kenseth
  9. 46-Ashton Lewis
  10. 00-Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: Eric Jones (#73), Charlie Bradberry (#35), Kevin Lepage (#71), Brad Teague (#52), John Borneman III (#83), Kertus Davis (#0), Joey Miller (#98), Mike Harmon (#54), Clint Vahsholtz (#90), Tina Gordon (#39), Kenny Hendrick (#51)

BI-LO 200[edit]

The BI-LO 200 was held November 13 at Darlington Raceway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 66-Jamie McMurray
  2. 46-Ashton Lewis
  3. 20-Mike Bliss
  4. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  5. 17-Matt Kenseth
  6. 1-Casey Mears
  7. 23-Kenny Wallace
  8. 18-Denny Hamlin
  9. 41-Reed Sorenson
  10. 99-Michael Waltrip

Failed to qualify: Aaron Fike (#43), Kevin Lepage (#71), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Randy Briggs (#85), Norm Benning (#84), Mike Harmon (#54), Jimmy Spencer (#98), Carl Long (#83)

  • Truex won the NASCAR Busch Series championship at this race, marking the first time in the track's 55-year history a NASCAR champion had been crowned at the track.

Ford 300[edit]

The Ford 300 was held November 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Casey Mears won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 29-Kevin Harvick
  2. 66-Jamie McMurray
  3. 5-Kyle Busch
  4. 41-Reed Sorenson
  5. 31-Todd Bodine
  6. 17-Matt Kenseth
  7. 2-Ron Hornaday
  8. 87-Joe Nemechek
  9. 8-Martin Truex, Jr.
  10. 60-Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: Kertus Davis (#0), Mark Green (#26), Eric McClure (#04), Kevin Lepage (#71), Gus Wasson (#10), Tina Gordon (#39), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Jeff Fuller (#88), Blake Mallory (#28)

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Martin Truex, Jr. - 5173
  2. Kyle Busch - 4943
  3. Greg Biffle - 4568
  4. Ron Hornaday - 4258
  5. Mike Bliss - 4115
  6. Jason Keller - 4088
  7. David Green - 4082
  8. Ashton Lewis - 3892
  9. Kenny Wallace - 3851
  10. David Stremme - 3738
  11. Kasey Kahne - 3713
  12. Jason Leffler - 3661
  13. Michael Waltrip - 3649
  14. Stacy Compton - 3614
  15. Robert Pressley - 3604
  16. Tim Fedewa - 3480
  17. Mike Wallace - 3461
  18. Johnny Sauter - 3411
  19. Casey Atwood - 3130
  20. Kevin Harvick - 3129
  21. Robby Gordon - 3105
  22. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. - 2896
  23. Paul Menard - 2742
  24. Hermie Sadler - 2414
  25. Matt Kenseth - 2253
  26. Gus Wasson - 2239
  27. Derrike Cope - 205
  28. Steve Grissom - 2011
  29. Clint Bowyer - 1933
  30. J. J. Yeley - 1859
  31. Joe Nemechek - 1777
  32. Jamie McMurray - 1765
  33. Tony Raines - 1553
  34. Casey Mears - 1511
  35. Justin Labonte - 1415
  36. Stanton Barrett - 1330
  37. Jeff Fuller - 1221
  38. Mike McLaughlin - 1140
  39. Johnny Benson - 1136
  40. Mark Green - 1097
  41. Travis Geisler - 1002
  42. Kevin Lepage - 956
  43. Jimmy Kitchens - 901
  44. Shane Hmiel - 868
  45. Regan Smith - 802
  46. Aaron Fike - 802
  47. Brad Teague - 780
  48. Stan Boyd - 699
  49. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 677
  50. Randy LaJoie - 673

Rookie of the Year[edit]

19-year-old Kyle Busch easily won Rookie of the Year honors in 2004, as he won five races and finished second in points. Runner-up Paul Menard started the year with Andy Petree Racing, then finished the season at Dale Earnhardt, Inc.. Clint Bowyer and J. J. Yeley ran partial schedules and had seven and four top-tens, respectively, while Travis Geisler and Stan Boyd ran with teams on limited budgets. Last-place-finisher Billy Parker, younger brother of Hank Parker Jr., started the season with the new Rusty Wallace, Inc. team, but was released during the season.

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