Sunday, September 19, 2004


The 10-race Chase for the Championship kicked off this week in Loudon, New Hampshire. This was a 300 lap race on a one-mile oval. Kurt Busch won the New Hampshire race earlier in the year and dominated the race again today. This performance allowed Busch to move up five places in the standings and into a tie at the top of the leaderboard. The other man in the top spot is Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Junior finished third on Sunday. Jeff Gordon is now in third place in the standings and only nine points out of the lead. Aside from Busch, Tony Stewart was the other big mover of the day. The only difference was that Stewart was moving backwards. Stewart got caught up in someone else's wreck and dropped all the way from fourth in the standings to eighth.

Next week the Chase for the Championship moves to the Monster Mile in Dover, Deleware.