Sunday, October 10, 2004


Joe Nemechek took his #01 U.S. Army Chevrolet to victory lane this Sunday at the Banquet 400 from the Kansas Motor Speedway. Elliot Saddler and Jeremy Mayfield were the only two drivers who are alive in the Chase for the Championship that finished in the top 5 this week. Saddler finished in 4th. That strong finish moved Saddler up 4 places in the championship standings and into 4th place. Mayfield finished just behind Saddler in 5th place. Championship points leader Kurt Busch finished in 6th place on Sunday. That was good enough to maintain his spot atop the standings. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished in 9th place and remains just 29 points behind Busch. Jeff Gordon remains in 3rd place in the standings.

Next week the Chase for the Championship goes home to Charlotte, NC for a Saturday night race under the lights at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.