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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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KING FOR A DAY Three years to the week after his father died in a crash at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a moment to savor his first 500 win.

RACE 1

2/15 DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Daytona Beach, Fla.

While his teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. was dominating the race, Michael Waltrip flipped out after getting caught up in a 12-car collision on Lap 71. He was not injured.

RACE 2

2/22 SUBWAY 400

NORTH CAROLINA SPEEDWAY Rockingham, N.C.

After winning just once during his 2003 championship season, Matt Kenseth roared to the first of two consecutive victories and then shared a champagne shower with owner Jack Roush.

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