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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG Changes
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December 08, 2004
NASCAR's Nextel era got off to a festive start in Daytona as a new scoring system put a premium on winning races
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December 08, 2004

Bright Lights, Big Changes

NASCAR's Nextel era got off to a festive start in Daytona as a new scoring system put a premium on winning races

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3/21 CAROLINA DODGE DEALERS 400

DARLINGTON RACEWAY Darlington, S.C.

Thanks to a critical late-race pit stop during which Jimmie Johnson grabbed the lead from Bobby Labonte, Johnson (above) was looking at his first victory of the season.

RACE 6

3/28 FOOD CITY 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Bristol, Tenn.

After Kurt Busch held off Rusty Wallace to win his third straight race at Bristol, the 26-year-old was serenaded with boos. " Busch may be winning races," said Kevin Harvick, "but the fans hate him."

RACE 7

4/4 SAMSUNG/RADIO SHACK 500

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