DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Last Saturday's race at the Daytona International Speedway marked the 20th anniversary of Richard Petty's 200th, and final, victory on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit. President Ronald Reagan was in the stands when Petty beat Cale Yarborough by a couple feet racing back to the caution flag with two laps to go.
NEW YORK Matt Kenseth wrapped up his year-long reign as the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion last week when he passed the trophy and the first parking spot in the garage area to his Roush Racing teammate, Kurt Busch.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8) passes Jeff Gordan for the lead during the final laps of the NASCAR Checker Auto Parts 500 Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Earnhardt went on to win and has now won two years in a row. Gordan finished third.
FONTANA, Calif. Bill Elliott doesn't spend a lot of time at the racetrack these days, now that he's retired from a full-time schedule on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit. The online edition of Peninsula Clarion newspaper in Kenai, Alaska
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