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December 08, 2004

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Kurt Busch Cover - Sports Illustrated December 08, 2004

December 08, 2004 | LARS ANDERSON
As NASCAR waves goodbye to Mark Martin & Co., one thing is becoming clear: This is a young man's world

December 08, 2004 | TRISHA BLACKMAR
For everyone wondering if Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the rest of the DEI team will continue to dominate on restrictor-plate tracks, we have your answer. With the help of EA Sports' NASCAR 2005: Chase...

December 08, 2004 | RICHARD DEITSCH
For QB Byron Leftwich, 24 was a magic number

December 08, 2004 | PETE McENTEGART
These volumes tell the tales of racing's past, present and future

December 08, 2004 | ANDREW LAWRENCE
The Drive for Diversity initiative has plenty of ground to cover

December 08, 2004 | TRISHA BLACKMAR
Filed By Ford Motor Company, a breach-of-contract lawsuit against rookie driver Kasey Kahne (left). The suit, brought in Michigan's Wayne County circuit court in July and since moved to federal...

December 08, 2004 | LARS ANDERSON
In creating the Chase for the Nextel Cup, NASCAR took a gamble that paid off in a spectacularly exciting season

December 08, 2004 | COMPILED BY LARS ANDERSON
NASCAR's Nextel era got off to a festive start in Daytona as a new scoring system put a premium on winning races

December 08, 2004
News, notes and numbers from the first 26 races

December 08, 2004 | COMPILED BY RICHARD O'BRIEN
There was no margin for error as NASCAR's best put the hammer down for a 10-race dash to the first Nextel Cup title

December 08, 2004 | SANDRA ROSENBUSH
"THERE ARE no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs," the late Ansel Adams, one of the world's most celebrated photographers, once said. Adams didn't attend any NASCAR races...

December 08, 2004
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December 08, 2004
Awards, notes and numbers from the final 10 races

December 08, 2004 | COMPILED BY LARS ANDERSON
Who'll lead the pack next year? Turn the page for an eyeful of SI's picks for NASCAR's top 10, plus the Nextel, Busch and truck series schedules

December 08, 2004
All the NASCAR dates you need to know for the coming season

December 08, 2004 | RICHARD DEITSCH
Join SI for a sneak peek at what happens when Tinseltown meets Talladega in 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

December 08, 2004
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December 08, 2004
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