Who Won the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup?

Kurt Busch wins the 2004 Nextel Cup

Nextel took over sponsorship of NASCAR's top racing series in 2004 from Winston. The "Chase for the Cup" format also began in 2004.

Kurt Busch of Roush Racing ended the season as the points champion even though he only had three wins all year. Jimmie Johnson had an impressive eight wins and came in seconds. Jeff Gordon finished third.


2004 Nextel Cup Standings

 DriverPointsBehindWins
1Kurt Busch6506-3
2Jimmie Johnson6498-88
3Jeff Gordon6490-165
4Mark Martin6399-1071
5Dale Earnhardt Jr6368-1386
6Tony Stewart6326-1802
7Ryan Newman6180-3262
8Matt Kenseth6069-4372
9Elliott Sadler6024-4822
10Jeremy Mayfield6000-5061
11Jamie McMurray4597-19090
12Bobby Labonte4277-22320

2004 Nextel Cup Races

Feb 7, 2004 2004 Budweiser Shootout Dale Jarrett
Feb 12, 2004 2004 Gatorade 125s
Feb 15, 2004 2004 Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Mar 7, 2004 2004 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Matt Kenseth
Mar 14, 2004 2004 Golden Corral 500 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Mar 21, 2004 2004 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 Jimmie Johnson
Mar 28, 2004 2004 Food City 500 Kurt Busch
Apr 4, 2004 2004 Samsung Radio Shack 500 Elliott Sadler
Apr 18, 2004 2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 Rusty Wallace
Apr 25, 2004 2004 Aaron's 499 Jeff Gordon
May 2, 2004 2004 Auto Club 500 Jeff Gordon
May 15, 2004 2004 Chevy American Revolution 400 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
May 22, 2004 2004 Nextel Open Sterling Marlin
May 30, 2004 2004 Coca-Cola 600 Jimmie Johnson
Jun 6, 2004 2004 MBNA America 400 Mark Martin
Jun 13, 2004 2004 Pocono 500 Jimmie Johnson
Jun 20, 2004 2004 DHL 400 Ryan Newman
Jun 27, 2004 2004 Dodge/Save Mart 350 Jeff Gordon
Jul 3, 2004 2004 Pepsi 400 Jeff Gordon
Jul 11, 2004 2004 Tropicana 400 Tony Stewart
Jul 25, 2004 2004 Siemens 300 Kurt Busch
Aug 1, 2004 2004 Pennsylvania 500 Jimmie Johnson
Aug 8, 2004 2004 Brickyard 400 Jeff Gordon
Aug 15, 2004 2004 Sirius At The Glen Tony Stewart
Aug 22, 2004 2004 GFS Marketplace 400 Greg Biffle
Aug 28, 2004 2004 Sharpie 500 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Sep 5, 2004 2004 Pop Secret 500 Elliott Sadler
Sep 11, 2004 2004 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Jeremy Mayfield
Sep 19, 2004 2004 Sylvania 300 Kurt Busch
Sep 26, 2004 2004 MBNA America 400 Ryan Newman
Oct 3, 2004 2004 EA Sports 500 Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Oct 10, 2004 2004 Banquet 400 Joe Nemechek
Oct 16, 2004