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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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RACE 12

5/30 COCA-COLA 600

LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Concord, N.C.

How dominant was Jimmie Johnson? He led 334 of 400 laps and had a 20-car length lead at one point in the race. "It was very satisfying to have a car that good and close the deal," he said.

RACE 13

6/6 MBNA AMERICA 400

DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY Dover, Del.

In a wreck-filled afternoon-- Kasey Kahne seemed to have victory in hand until he slid into the wall with 18 laps left-- Mark Martin held steady to earn his first win in 72 races.

RACE 14

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