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NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004
4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004)
4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004)


The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCAR's top stock car racing series. NASCAR Nextel Cup logo, deeming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo, deeming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup Trophy File links The following pages link to this file: NASCAR Championship ... NASCAR Nextel Cup Trophy File links The following pages link to this file: NASCAR Championship ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links 4-time Winston Cup Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup Championship Trophy following his 2001 series victory. ... Image File history File links 4-time Winston Cup Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup Championship Trophy following his 2001 series victory. ... Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon (top) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ...

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History

Grand National

From 1950 through 1971, the top tier NASCAR series was called the Grand National, not to be confused with the current Busch Grand National Series, the second tier division of NASCAR. NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division, and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel Cup. ...


Winston Cup

From 1972 through 2003, the NASCAR premier series was called the Winston Cup Series. It was called this, as it was sponsored by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (RJR) as an advertising mechanisim, to bring attention to one of their brands of cigarettes. Reynolds American Inc. ... A cigarette will burn to ash on one end. ...


NEXTEL Cup

In 2003, RJR dropped its sponsorship of the top series, and NASCAR obtained a sponsorship from NEXTEL, a telecommunications company. Starting in 2004, the premier series was known as the NEXTEL Cup. Sprint Nextel Corporation NYSE: S, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. ...


The merger between Sprint and NEXTEL will result in the series being renamed Sprint Cup in 2007. See also:2006 in sports, 2008 in sports, list of years in sports. Scheduled Events January 15 - WWE Briana Kelly Armageddon held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California February 4 - Super Bowl XLI held at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. ...


Chase for the Cup

Prior to the 2004 season, a series of rules and scoring changes resulted in a new formula for declaring a series champion. After 26 races, the top 10 drivers in points (plus any driver within 400 points of the leader who may be outside the top 10) are placed in the Chase for the Championship. Eligible drivers' points are elevated to a level mathematically unattainable by anyone outside this field. Points are also bunched together in 5-point increments so the leader is 5 points ahead of second place, 10 points ahead of third place, all the way to 45 points ahead of 10th place, continuing in 5-point increments if there are more than 10 drivers in the chase. Race layouts remain the same and points are scored the same way in the final 10 races. Whoever leads in points after the 36th race is declared the NEXTEL Cup champion.


This playoff system was implemented primarily to increase television ratings during the National Football League season, and to make the points race more competitive. Previously, the champion may have been decided before the last race (or even several races before the end of the season) because it was mathematically impossible for any other driver to gain enough points. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ...


Championship Points System

Position Points
1st 180
2nd 170
3rd 165
4th 160
5th 155
6th 150
7th 146
8th 142
9th 138
10th 134
11th 130
12th 127
13th 124
14th 121
15th 118
16th 115
17th 112
18th 109
19th 106
20th 103
21st 100
22nd 97
23rd 94
24th 91
25th 88
26th 85
27th 82
28th 79
29th 76
30th 73
31st 70
32nd 67
33rd 64
34th 61
35th 58
36th 55
37th 52
38th 49
39th 46
40th 43
41st 40
42nd 37
43rd 34

For all NASCAR series Championships, (including Busch and Truck) points are given out for each race based on two categories: Final Position, and Laps Led. NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division, and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel Cup. ... NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series logo The Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ...


For points according to position, there are three different scales. First Place gets 180 points, with ten points separating first from second. After second place (170 points), the first scale starts, with five points separating second through sixth place. After sixth place the second scale starts, separating drivers by four points for positions seven through eleven. After that, the third scale is in effect, separating the rest of the field by three points. (see chart on right) This is why cars will sometimes go back on track after a wreck, even if they have no chance of winning. By moving up 3 positions, they gain nine more points.


For points according to laps led, every driver that leads a lap in a NASCAR race gets an additional five points, on top of what they earned based on position. In addition, the driver that lead the most laps earns an additional five points, for a maximum of ten points.


NEXTEL Cup Driver's Championship

After the 26th race with ten races to go, the Driver's Championship points are changed in accordance with the "Chase for the Cup", with the leader in championship points having their total altered to 5050 points, second place altered to 5045, and so on for all eligible drivers.


One important note is that the points system does not change after the 26th race. (during the "Chase for the Cup") While the only drivers eligible for the championship are those in the chase, all points are awarded in the same manner. Another important note is that only the NEXTEL Cup standings points are altered, not for any other series.


NEXTEL Cup Owner's Championship

The NEXTEL Cup Owner's Championship operates in the same manner as the Driver's Championship, but with one addition. In the event of more than 43 cars attempting to qualify, owner's points are awarded to each car in the following manner: the fastest non-qualifier (in essence, 44th position) receives 31 points, three less than the 43rd position car. If there are more than one non-qualifying cars, owners points continue to be assigned in the manner described, that it, decreasing by three for each position. This usually has little effect in changing the Owner's Championship positions for full-time drivers, but rather, in the lower rankings of NASCAR.


NEXTEL Cup Manufacturer's Championship

NASCAR does have a little known Manufacturer's Championship, although the Driver's Championship is considered more prestigious. The winning driver earns nine points for their manufacturer, the second best manufacturer gains six points, third best gains four points, and fourth (if there is more than three manufacturers) gains three points.


List of Champions

Previous NASCAR season champions and earnings (USD): The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

Year Driver Wins Earnings Number Make/Model Owner Major Sponsor Series Name
2004 Kurt Busch 3 $4,200,330 #97 Ford Taurus Georgetta Roush Sharpie NEXTEL Cup
2003 Matt Kenseth 1 $4,038,120 #17 Ford Taurus Mark Martin DeWalt Winston Cup
2002 Tony Stewart 3 $4,695,150 #20 Pontiac Grand Prix Joe Gibbs The Home Depot Winston Cup
2001 Jeff Gordon 6 $6,649,080 #24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rick Hendrick DuPont Winston Cup
2000 Bobby Labonte 4 $4,041,750 #18 Pontiac Grand Prix Joe Gibbs Interstate Batteries Winston Cup
1999 Dale Jarrett 4 $3,608,829 #88 Ford Taurus Robert Yates Ford Quality Credit Winston Cup
1998 Jeff Gordon 13 $6,175,867 #24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rick Hendrick DuPont Winston Cup
1997 Jeff Gordon 10 $4,201,227 #24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rick Hendrick DuPont Winston Cup
1996 Terry Labonte 2 $4,030,648 #5 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rick Hendrick Kellogg's Winston Cup
1995 Jeff Gordon 7 $2,088,460 #24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rick Hendrick DuPont Winston Cup
1994 Dale Earnhardt 4 $1,465,890 #3 Chevrolet Lumina Richard Childress GM Goodwrench Winston Cup
1993 Dale Earnhardt 6 $1,326,240 #3 Chevrolet Lumina Richard Childress GM Goodwrench Winston Cup
1992 Alan Kulwicki 2 $907,510 #7 Ford Thunderbird Alan Kulwicki Hooters Winston Cup
1991 Dale Earnhardt 4 $1,029,060 #3 Chevrolet Lumina Richard Childress GM Goodwrench Winston Cup
1990 Dale Earnhardt 9 $1,307,830 #3 Chevrolet Lumina Richard Childress GM Goodwrench Winston Cup
1989 Rusty Wallace 6 $860,990 #27 Pontiac Grand Prix Raymond Beadle Kodiak Winston Cup
1988 Bill Elliott 6 $812,775 #9 Ford Thunderbird Harry Melling Coors Winston Cup
1987 Dale Earnhardt 11 $1,041,120 #3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Richard Childress Wrangler Jeans Winston Cup
1986 Dale Earnhardt 5 $868,100 #3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Richard Childress Wrangler Jeans Winston Cup
1985 Darrell Waltrip 3 $702,298 #11 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Junior Johnson Budweiser Winston Cup
1984 Terry Labonte 2 $417,293 #44 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Billy Hagan Piedmont Airlines Winston Cup
1983 Bobby Allison 6 $613,700 #22 Buick Regal Bill Gardner Miller High Life Winston Cup
1982 Darrell Waltrip 12 $682,085 #11 Buick Regal Junior Johnson Mountain Dew Winston Cup
1981 Darrell Waltrip 12 $539,050 #11 Buick Regal Junior Johnson Mountain Dew Winston Cup
1980 Dale Earnhardt 5 $451,360 #2 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rod Osterlund Mike Curb Winston Cup
1979 Richard Petty 5 $416,650 #43 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Richard L Petty STP Winston Cup
1978 Cale Yarborough 10 $422,980 #11 Oldsmobile Cutlass Junior Johnson First National City Winston Cup
1977 Cale Yarborough 9 $385,576 #11 Chevrolet Malibu Junior Johnson Holly Farms Winston Cup
1976 Cale Yarborough 9 $294,591 #11 Chevrolet Chevelle Junior Johnson Holly Farms Winston Cup
1975 Richard Petty 13 $284,980 #43 Dodge Charger Richard L Petty STP Winston Cup
1974 Richard Petty 10 $299,175 #43 Dodge Charger Richard L Petty STP Winston Cup
1973 Benny Parsons 1 $114,345 #72 Chevrolet Chevelle L.G. DeWitt Winston Cup
1972 Richard Petty 8 $227,015 #43 Plymouth Satellite Richard L Petty STP Winston Cup
1971 Richard Petty 21 $309,225 #43 Plymouth Satellite Richard L Petty Grand National
1970 Bobby Isaac 11 $121,470 #71 Dodge Charger Daytona Nord Krauskopf K&K Insurance Grand National
1969 David Pearson 11 $183,700 #17 Ford Torino Talladega Holman-Moody Grand National
1968 David Pearson 16 $118,842 #17 Ford Torino Holman-Moody Grand National
1967 Richard Petty 27 $130,275 #43 Plymouth Satellite Dale Inman Grand National
1966 David Pearson 14 $59,205 #6 Dodge Charger Cotton Owens Grand National
1965 Ned Jarrett 13 $77,966 #11 Ford Galaxie Bondy Long Grand National
1964 Richard Petty 9 $98,810 #43 Plymouth Sport Fury Richard L Petty Grand National
1963 Joe Weatherly 3 $58,110 #8 Pontiac Bud Moore Grand National
1962 Joe Weatherly 9 $56,110 #8 Pontiac Bud Moore Grand National
1961 Ned Jarrett 1 $27,285 #11 Chevrolet Impala W.G. Holloway Jr. Grand National
1960 Rex White 6 $45,260 #4 Chevrolet Impala White-Clements Grand National
1959 Lee Petty 10 $45,570 #42 Plymouth Lee Petty Grand National
1958 Lee Petty 7 $20,600 #42 Oldsmobile Lee Petty Grand National
1957 Buck Baker 10 $24,712 #87 Chevrolet Buck Baker Grand National
1956 Buck Baker 14 $29,790 #300B Chrysler 300-B Carl Kiekhafer Mercury Outboards Grand National
1955 Tim Flock 18 $33,750 #300 Chrysler 300 Carl Kiekhafer Mercury Outboards Grand National
1954 Lee Petty 7 $26,706 #42 Chrysler New Yorker Lee Petty Grand National
1953 Herb Thomas 11 $27,300 #92 Hudson Hornet Herb Thomas Grand National
1952 Tim Flock 8 $20,210 #91 Hudson Hornet Ted Chester Grand National
1951 Herb Thomas 7 $18,200 #92 Hudson Hornet Herb Thomas Grand National
1950 Bill Rexford 1 $6,175 #60 Oldsmobile 88 Julian Buesink Grand National
1949 Red Byron 2 $5,800 #22 Oldsmobile 88 Raymond Parks Strictly Stock

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The Chrysler Corporation is a United States-based automobile manufacturer, which was purchased in 1998 by Daimler-Benz to become DaimlerChrysler. ... Founded in 1939, Mercury Marine, now a division of Brunswick Corporation of Lake Forest, Ill, began as the Kiekhaefer Corporation of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, when Carl Kiekhaefer and a small but dedicated staff of employees sought to design and produce the best possible boat engine. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lee Petty (left) pictured with (to his right, left to right) his son Richard, grandson Kyle, and great-grandson Adam, in 2000 before his death. ... The Chrysler Corporation is a United States-based automobile manufacturer, which was purchased in 1998 by Daimler-Benz to become DaimlerChrysler. ... Lee Petty (left) pictured with (to his right, left to right) his son Richard, grandson Kyle, and great-grandson Adam, in 2000 before his death. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Hudson Six-40, 1914 1937 Hudson Custom Eight 1950 Hudson The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1957. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tim Flock was one of NASCARs early pioneers. ... Hudson Six-40, 1914 1937 Hudson Custom Eight 1950 Hudson The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1957. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Hudson Six-40, 1914 1937 Hudson Custom Eight 1950 Hudson The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1957. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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NEXTEL Cup Tracks

List of Current Nextel Cup Series Tracks
Atlanta Motor Speedway Bristol Motor Speedway California Speedway Chicagoland Speedway Darlington Speedway Daytona International Speedway
Dover International Speedway Homestead-Miami Speedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway Infineon Raceway Kansas Speedway Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Lowes Motor Speedway Martinsville Speedway Michigan International Speedway New Hampshire International Speedway Phoenix International Raceway Pocono Raceway
Richmond International Raceway Talladega Superspeedway Texas Motor Speedway Watkins Glen International

NASCAR Nextel Cup logo, deeming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo, deeming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bluff City, Tennessee, near Bristol. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles on the site of the former Kaiser Steel mill. ... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Dover International Speedway is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate city completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving auto racing track in the world (after The Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip in the golden hills of northern California, near Sonoma, north of San Francisco. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an complex of 4 different tracks for automobile racing. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation-owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Talladega Superspeedway is now the official name of a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama, that was formerly Alabama International Motor Speedway. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in Justin, Texas, which is within Denton County, Texas. ... Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ...

Championships Won

Richard Petty (second from left) pictured with his father Lee (to his right), son Kyle (to his left), and grandson Adam (to his far left), in 2000 before the deaths of Lee and Adam. ... Dale Earnhardt Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr. ... Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon (top) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Lee Petty (left) pictured with (to his right, left to right) his son Richard, grandson Kyle, and great-grandson Adam, in 2000 before his death. ... David Pearson David Pearson (born December 22, 1934 in Whitney, South Carolina) is a former American racecar driver. ... William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939) in Timmonsville SC, near the Famous Darlington Speedway, is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Darrell Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a NASCAR driver, active from 1972 to 2000, who won three Winston Cup (now Nextel Cup) titles (1981, 1982, 1985) as well as the 1989 Daytona 500 stock car race. ... Tim Flock was one of NASCARs early pioneers. ... Elzie Wylie Buck Baker Sr. ... Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett, Known as Gentleman Ned Jarrett, had a pleasant disposition and smooth demeanor. ... Joe Weatherly is a former NASCAR driver. ... Terry Labonte (left) next to his brother Bobby Labonte prior to the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2004. ... Robert Red Byron (March 12, 1915-November 11, 1960) was a NASCAR driver who was successful in the early days of the organization. ... Bill Rexford (March 14, 1927_April 18, 1994) was a stock car driver in the early 1950s. ... Rex White is a former NASCAR champion. ... Bobby Isaac (born August 1, 1932 or 1934, the exact year is disputed) is a former NASCAR Grand National (now Nextel Cup) Series champion. ... Benny Parsons (born July 12, 1941 in Detroit) was an American motorsports driver in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now known as the Nextel Cup Series. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... This article is about the NASCAR driver Bill Elliott. ... Rusty Wallace Rusty Wallace makes a tight turn during the Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway. ... Alan Kulwicki (December 14, 1954 - April 1, 1993) was a Polish-American NASCAR driver. ... Dale Jarrett prior to the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. ... Bobby Labonte Bobby Labonte races at the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2004. ... Tony Stewart laughs with teammate Bobby Labonte. ... Matt Kenseth Matt Kenseth in the pits in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. ... Kurt Busch (left) talks with team owner Jack Roush. ...

See Also


  Results from FactBites:
 
NEXTEL Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (890 words)
From 1950 through 1971, the top tier NASCAR series was called the Grand National, not to be confused with the current Busch Grand National Series, the second tier division of NASCAR.
For all NASCAR series Championships, (including Busch and Truck) points are given out for each race based on two categories: Final Position, and Laps Led.
After the 26th race with ten races to go, the Driver's Championship points are changed in accordance with the "Chase for the Cup", with the leader in championship points having their total altered to 5050 points, second place altered to 5045, and so on for all eligible drivers.
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