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2004 Texas I Movie

Helio Castorneves
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2004 Kansas Movie

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2004 Chicago Movie

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2004 IndyCar Movie

Tony Kanaan

2004 IndyCar Series Champion Tony Kanaan

 

2004 NEXTEL Cup Movie

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Chevy 500K
Texas Motor Speedway
October 17, 2004
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Helio Castroneves

Chevy 500K Race Winner Helio Castroneves

 

Helio Castroneves Climbs the Fence at Texas

 

Texas 100
October 16, 2004
Infiniti Pro Series

Thiago Medeiros

Texas 100 Race Winner Thiago Medeiros

 
SILVERADO 350K
October 16, 2004
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Todd Bodine

Silverado 350K Race Winner Todd Bodine

Toyota Indy 400
California Speedway
October 3, 2004

Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Adrian Fernandez

photo: Garner

Toyota Indy 400 Checkered Flag Finish


 
Delphi Indy 300
Chicagoland Speedway
September 12, 2004

Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Adrian Fernandez

photo: Hanson

Delphi Indy 300 Race Winner Adrian Fernandez

 
Helio Castroneves

photo: Hanson

MBNA Pole Winner Helio Castroneves


 

Firestone Indy 225
Nazareth Speedway
August 29, 2004
Race Recap by Esteban Morales

Race Winner Dan Wheldon
photo: Haber
Race Winner Dan Wheldon in Victory Lane

 
Honda Indy 225
Pikes Peak International Raceway
August 22, 2004
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Dario Franchitti

Honda Indy 225 Winner Dario Franchitti


 
Belterra Casino Indy 300
Kentucky Speedway
August 15, 2004
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Adrian Fernandez

Belterra Resort Indy 300 Winner Adrian Fernandez


 
Michigan Indy 400
Michigan International Speedway
August 1, 2004
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Bobby Rahal

Winning Team Owner Bobby Rahal


 
Menards A.J. Foyt Indy 225
The Milwaukee Mile
July 25, 2004
Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Dario Franchitti

A.J. Foyt Indy 225 Winner Dario Franchitti


 
Firestone Indy 200
Nashville Superspeedway
July 17, 2004

Race Recap by Esteban Morales
Tony Kanaan

Firestone Indy 200 Winner Tony Kanaan


 

Argent Indy 300
Kansas Speedway
July 4, 2004

Race Recap by Esteban Morales

Buddy Rice and Bobby Rahal

Argent Indy 300 Winner Buddy Rice

Buddy Rice and winner Bobby Rahal were all smiles after a close finish with teammate Vitor Meira.
 
Vitor Meira and Buddy Rice

Buddy Rice and Vitor Meira Final Lap

Rahal\Letterman Teammates Buddy Rice and Vitor Meira battle for the lead on the final lap of the Argent Mortgage Indy 300.
 

SunTrust Indy Challenge
Richmond International Speedway
June 26, 2004

Race Recap by Esteban Morales

Dan Wheldon
photo: Haber

SunTrust Indy Challenge Winner Dan Wheldon


Bombardier 500K Weekend
June 10th - 12th

IndyCar Series
 

Race Recap by Esteban Morales

 
Tony Kanaan

Bombardier 500k Winner Tony Kanaan

 
Buddy Rice

#15 Buddy Rice

2004 Indy 500 Winner Buddy Rice would retire from the race on lap 181 due to a mechanical failure.
 
Tony Kanaan and Buddy Rice

Battle for the Lead

Tony Kanaan would fend off several challengers for the lead during a tightly contested Bombardier 500k at Texas.

 
Dario Franchitti

Pole Winner Dario Franchitti

Dario Franchitti wins the pole for the Bombardier 500K in his first qualifying attempt at Texas with a lap of 209.609 MPH.

Craftsman Truck Series

Dennis Setzer

O'Reilly 400k Winner Dennis Setzer

 
Setzer and Musgrave

Setzer Takes the Lead

With five laps remaining, Dennis Setzer takes the lead from Ted Musgrave.  The #1 Mopar Dodge developed a vibration after a two tire pit stop on lap 132.

Indy 500 Race Recap
by Esteban Morales

Buddy Rice

Indy 500 Winner Buddy Rice

photo:  Scott Haber
 
After a tumultuous start to his racing career in the Indy Racing League, few would have expected to see Buddy Rice’s likeness engraved next to the likes of Bill Vukovich, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, and the Unsers on the Borg-Warner Trophy.  More
 

Indy 500 Qualifying
Buddy Rice

#15 Buddy Rice - Pole Winner

With a lap average of 222.024 MPH, Buddy Rice would capture the Pole Award for the 88th running of the Indianapolis 500.
 
Sam Hornish Jr.

#6 Sam Hornish Jr.

Sam Hornish Jr. dives into turn one during Sunday practice.  Sam will start 11th after a qualifying lap average of 220.180 MPH.

 

A Plethora of Firsts
by
Esteban Morales

After being on the cusp of victory with numerous poles, 2nd places and top 5 results, 2003 Rookie of the Year, Dan Wheldon, finally found his way to victory lane at the conclusion of the Firestone Indy Japan 300. More


Samsung/Radioshack 500 Weekend
April 1st-4th

Schedule of Events

NEXTEL Cup Series

 

Last Lap Charge

photo: AARN

Kasey Kahne makes his move to the outside of Elliott Sadler on the final lap of the Samsung \ Radioshack 500.
 
  The Winning Pit Stop
photo: AARN
Elliott Sadler makes his final pit stop on lap 265.
 
 

The Winning Burnout

photo: AARN

Samsung \ Radioshack 500 winner Elliott Sadler.

 
 

Second Again

photo: AARN
NEXTEL Cup Rookie Kasey Kahne was all smiles after another second place finish.
 
"Dominance Does Not Equal Victory"
by
Esteban Morales

Busch Series
 

Yellow Flag Finish

photo: AARN

A late race caution would result in the O'Reilly 300 finishing under the yellow flag.

 
 

Close Call

photo: AARN
Joe Nemechek spins on lap 13 of the O'Reilly 300.  Nemechek would avoid damage and his amazing save kept him in the race.
 
 
Bud Pole Winner Kyle Busch
photo: AARN
18 year old Kyle Busch wins his second pole of the year with a lap of 189.847 MPH.
 

IROC
 

Texas Size Burnout

photo: AARN
World of Outlaws star Danny Lasoski would lead every lap in the first IROC race at Texas.
 

"We're back, like last year!"
by
Esteban Morales

Round two of the IndyCar Indy Racing League, the Copper World Indy 200, was held at the famed Phoenix International Raceway under sweltering conditions. Although this was the second race of the season, announcements concerning the IRL were far from over. One of the bigger surprises coming into the weekend was the defection of former CART owner and driver, Adrian Fernandez. Due to rising uncertainty surrounding the rival series, Fernandez announced he would opt to compete in the IRL. More


The Right Run
by Esteban Morales

The Indy Racing League opened its ninth season of competition at Homestead Miami Speedway with plenty of new faces and surprises. Possibly the biggest piece of news throughout the off-season was Sam Hornish trading his familiar Panther Racing yellow for new Marlboro red and white.  Along with this news came a plethora of changes ranging from controversial rules affecting designs to a number of new drivers. More

Homestead Miami Speedway