Question:

Who is starting in the 36th position in the NASCAR race tonight?

Answer:

David Stremme starts tonight's race in the 36th position, with a qualifying time of 30.011 sec, at 179.934 mph.

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David Andrew Stremme (born June 19, 1977) is an American stock car driver. He is most notable as the 2003 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, winning the award while running a part-time for several different teams. He currently drives the No. 30 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Swan Racing. Stremme was born in South Bend, Indiana. His racing roots can be traced back to Midwestern short track racing, where he followed in the footsteps originally cast by his Great Uncle in the 1950s. Stremme’s first stock car victory came in the early 1990s at New Paris Speedway, while behind the wheel of his mother’s street stock ride. Once track officials realized that he was only 15 years old however, he was forced to temporarily give up driving.][ Once he reached legal driving age, David moved to the Midwestern short tracks scene. David is an avid race car builder and has a great understanding of the cars he races. Being part of a racing family (father, mother, and brother) racing is his life. During his career, he earned 24 feature wins, two Rookie of the Year titles and two track championships in just four years. From the local tracks, Stremme became a winner in the Kendall Late Model Series and soon joined American Speed Association (ASA), where he was named the 2002 ASA Rookie of the Year. During 1998, 1999, and 2000, David raced for the ISES Performance Group, Inc. The team was made up of David's racing friends and sponsored by Industrial Safety and Environmental Services, Inc. New cars were purchased and David initiated alliances with top suppliers of engines, chassis, and shock manufacturers. In only his first start in a Kendall Late Model Series car completely assembled by David at Winchester Motor Speedway, he set a new track record and finished 4th in the race. Subsequent to this event an even larger strategy was set forth. Under the direction of Tris Gour, President, Industrial Safety and Environmental Services, Inc. a new car was purchased to compete in the NASCAR November Phoenix International Speedway race. The new car was completely built by David with help from friends. It was the first time the team had ventured significantly far away from home. As a budget did not allow for Crew Chiefs or fabricators, Tris and David formed an alliance with Robert Hamke. Robert is a well renowned chassis builder, racer, and crew chief. Although the car built was not a Hamke Chassis, Robert accepted the opportunity to work with David and the crew. Robert accepted the challenge based upon reference from Performance Technologies (engine builders) and the owner of LeftHander Chassis. Robert had a great respect for the owner of LeftHander. In addition, Performance Technologies had built several engines for both chassis builders (Hamke and Lefthander) clients. While at Phoenix, the team qualified fourth and led several laps during the race. David led the majority of the race and was passed on the last lap coming out of turn three by Scott Hansen. Subsequent to the race, it was found that Hansen was disqualified as his car was equipped with an illegal carburetor spacer plate giving him an unfair horsepower advantage.][ The local news media reported on this issue but only a financial penalty was given to Hansen.][ Although upset by the loss, the ISES Performance Group, Inc. and David had gained the respect of the Hansen Group. Scott later called upon David to race his car at the Winchester Motorspeedway due to a conflict with his racing schedule. After signing a driver development contract with Chip Ganassi, Stremme started 15th in his Busch Series debut at Nashville Superspeedway in April 2003, driving the #1 Dodge for Phoenix Racing, and finished 7th in the race. He finished 14th in both of his next two starts, before coming to 6th at Nazareth Speedway. He led 32 laps in that race, which were the first in his career. He finished 4th after starting 3rd at Nashville in June, and duplicated the result at the Milwaukee Mile. He had a 10th at Kentucky and a 9th at Memphis. Stremme's worst finish that year was a 31st at Dover. Due to a contract obligation, Finch had Jamie McMurray back in the car for the final two races, and Stremme moved to Braun Racing for the remaining two races. Stremme led 48 laps at Rockingham, finishing 5th, and in addition drove the #30 Sport Clips Dodge home in 14th, enough to secure the Rookie of the Year award, despite competing in only 18 of the 34 races. Stremme raced in the #32 TrimSpa Dodge Intrepid in 2004. Stremme started 4th and finished 6th in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Despite winning his first career pole at Milwaukee, and finishing that up with a second, Stremme's team began to run mid-pack with a handful of top-10s mixed in. Braun Racing then made the announcement that they were going to replace Stremme with Shane Hmiel, who was just coming off a suspension. Ganassi then made a deal with FitzBradshaw Racing to secure Stremme a ride. For the remainder of the 2004 season, Stremme was to replace Casey Atwood in FitzBradshaw's U.S. Navy-sponsored #14 Chevrolet. For the next season, FitzBradshaw's team would begin running Dodges and Stremme would be retained to drive the #14 full-time. In 2005, Stremme posted five top-five finishes and finishing 13th in points, when it was announced he would run full-time in NEXTEL Cup. In June 2005, Stremme made his Cup debut in 2005 driving Ganassi's R&D #39 Navy Dodge at Chicagoland Speedway. He started 31st and would finish 16th in his debut. He also had finishes of 42nd at Richmond and Miami, and a 36th at Charlotte. Ganassi announced Stremme would go to the Cup series, driving the #40 Coors Light Dodge in 2006. In 2006, Stremme had a best finish of 11th at New Hampshire International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished 33rd in points after missing both road course races that season. In addition, he made his Craftsman Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway, finishing 32nd in the #04 Dodge Hemi entry for Bobby Hamilton Racing. In addition, he won his first career ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Michigan International Speedway, driving the #61 Hantz Group Dodge for Rusty Wallace. Stremme started 2007 starting 6th in the 49th annual Daytona 500 and went on to finish 11th. Three weeks later he would get his best career start, 2nd in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway he would get his first career Top 10 finish. Two weeks later he would follow that up with a career best finish, 8th in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. During that season, Stremme shared driving duties of the #41 Wrigley Dodge Charger in the Busch Series with Ganassi teammate Reed Sorenson. It ran numerous paint schemes including Wrigley's Spearmint, Doublemint, Juicy Fruit, and Winterfresh. He was able to get his second career Busch pole at Nashville but ended up 11th in the race. In addition, he drove a part-time schedule in the #22 Supercuts Dodge for Fitz Motorsports. He was replaced in the #40 Dodge by Dario Franchitti 2008 after the 2007 Indy 500 Champion was signed to drive in Sprint Cup. Stremme returned to the Nationwide Series driving for Rusty Wallace Racing, in the #64 Atreus Homes & Communities Chevrolet. He was originally scheduled to run a handful of races, with Chase Austin and Max Papis driving the rest of the year, but after starting the season in the top-15 in points, the schedule was modified to allow him to run every race except the road course events. He had five top-fives and sixteen top-tens, on his way to an eleventh place points finish. In the latter portion of the year, Atreus left the team, and AVIS, Loan Star Title Loans, and the Penske Corporation became the team's new primary sponsors. He drove the #15 Hyprene Ergon Toyota Tundra in two Truck races that season as well, in addition to returning to the #40 Sprint Cup team, filling for the injured Dario Franchitti at Talladega. In 2009, Stremme signed to drive the #12 car for Penske Racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series, replacing Ryan Newman who moved to the #39 car for Stewart Haas Racing. The team lost its sponsor when Verizon Wireless bought Alltel, thus negating the grandfather clause. The car was blanked similar to the Penske used in the IRL, censoring their Phillip Morris USA sponsorship with "Team Penske". Stremme nearly won the 2009 AMP Energy 500 running near the front for the lead, but a green-white checkered ruined his day, causing him to run out of gas. Throughout Stremme's season, he did not score a single top 10 and missed the Texas race and failed to qualify for the Homestead race driving for James Finch in the #09 car. Stremme was released from the contract on November 3, because their new driver for 2011, Brad Keselowski, was finished with his prior contract agreements with Hendrick Motorsports. Stremme attempted sixteen races with Latitude 43 Motorsports in 2010, failing to make five. Stremme attempted a select amount of races with newly formed Inception Motorsports in the #30 Chevrolet in 2011, along with a limited Nationwide Series schedule with ML Motorsports. He ran in the Sprint Cup Series for 2012 with Inception Motorsports, switching to Toyotas. For 2013, Stremme returned to the No. 30, now Swan Racing Company, with the exception of the Daytona 500 where Michael Waltrip drove the car, renumbered for the event with No. 26.
The 2012 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on May 19, 2012 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 90 laps, the it was the second exhibition race of the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season. Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports took his third All-Star Race victory, while Brad Keselowski finished second and Matt Kenseth finished third. The track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, is one of ten intermediate to hold NASCAR races, the others being Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Homestead Miami Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Texas Motor Speedway. The standard track at Charlotte Motor Speedway is a four-turn quad-oval track that is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long. The track's turns are banked at twenty-four degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is five degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also had a five degree banking. The racetrack has seats for 140,000 spectators. A total of 22 drivers were entered for the Sprint Showdown, while 21 different drivers were eligible to participate in the All-Star Race, including race winners from last season through the 2012 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and previous All-Star race winners from the past 10 years. The drivers who finish first and second in the Sprint Showdown, a 40-lap preliminary race, was also eligible to compete in the race, as well as the Sprint fan vote winner. The race was 90 laps long, separated into five segments: four segments of 20 laps and a final segment of 10 laps. A mandatory pit stop was between the final two segments, while pitting between the 20 lap segments was optional. Each segment winner moved to the front of the grid before the pit stops, but drivers lined-up for the restart how they left pit road. Since the inaugural race in 1985, the format has changed eight times. The top-24 pit crews chose their pit stall by how they finished in the Sprint Pit Crew Challenge on May 17, 2012. The winner of the event was the No. 48 team from Hendrick Motorsports, which is driven on track by Jimmie Johnson. They beat the No. 11 team from Joe Gibbs Racing, driven on track by Denny Hamlin, by 0.294 seconds. Following the challenge, Johnson stated, "In this discipline, the athleticism and training really pays off. We made a big effort to get full-fledged athletes who did nothing but work on their pit stops and disciplines. And then they focused on this — the distance to run, the car push and all that — and I think it just shows how strong they are, how physically able they are to get the job done." In addition, the event had individual winners who were the best in each category: jack man, gas man, front tire changers, and rear tire changers with the addition of two tire carriers. The jack man competition was won by Jeff Keer, from Kasey Kahne's Hendrick Motorsports' No. 5 team, while the gas man competition was won by Tom Lampe, who was from Kyle Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 team. Jeff Burton's Richard Childress Racing No. 31 team's front tire changer, Tim Sheets, and tire carrier JD Holcomb, who performed a record time of 13.615 seconds. The rear tire changer and tire carrier competition was won be Jake Seminara and Kenny Barber from the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team. Two practice sessions were held on May 18, 2012; one for both the Sprint Showdown and the other for the All-Star Race. The Sprint Showdown practice was 85 minutes, while the All-Star Race practice session lasted 145 minutes. Qualifying for both events were held following the practice sessions. During the Sprint Showdown practice session, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was quickest with a time of 28.706 seconds, eight one-thousandths of a second faster than A. J. Allmendinger in the second position. Landon Cassill followed in third, ahead of Bobby Labonte, Martin Truex, Jr. and Burton. Casey Mears was scored seventh fastest, while Aric Almirola, Travis Kvapil and Juan Pablo Montoya completed the first ten positions. Kyle Busch was quickest in the All-Star Race practice session with a time of 28.672. Greg Biffle followed Kyle Busch in the second position by 0.095 seconds. Marcos Ambrose was third quickest, ahead of Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. Mark Martin waas scored seventh fastest with a time of 28.986, 0.314 behind Kyle Busch. Matt Kenseth, Paul Menard and Kurt Busch completed the first ten drivers in the session. Allmendinger clinched the Sprint Showdown pole position a time of 28.057 seconds. Truex, Jr. qualified 0.208 seconds behind and will Allmendinger on the front row of the grid. Earnhardt, Jr. took third place, ahead of Burton and Almirola in the fourth and fifth positions. Cassill qualified sixth, while Montoya followed in seventh. Labonte, Kvapil and David Stremme completed the first ten positions. Unlike the two-lap qualifying sessions in the season, the Sprint All-Star Race qualifying session consists of three laps and four-tire pit stop, which is during the second lap. Kyle Busch won the pole position for the All-Star Race with a time of 1:59.112 for the three laps with pit stop. Ryan Newman qualified second, ahead of Hamlin, Biffle, and Harvick. Johnson, with a time of 2:01.076, was seventh quickest, less than one-tenth of a second quicker than Menard in eighth. Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Regan Smith completed the first ten positions of the grid. Also in the All-Star Race qualifying session, Kasey Kahne collided into the wall in the fourth turn while trying to finish his qualifying attempt, forcing him to change to a back-up car. "We unloaded with a really fast race car [Friday]," Busch commented after the session, "The guys made some minor changes to it to kind of feel it out and make it better where we could. The guys did a great job there with the pit stop, coming down pit road and changing four [tires] and then getting back out there and coming back to the line pretty quick." A.J. Allmendinger won the pole for the Sprint Showdown, but would have to go to pit road during the pace laps to change a flat tire. Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated the showdown leading every lap to cruise to victory. A.J Allmendinger would finish second in the final transfer spot after a hard battle with Jamie McMurray.
The 2008 Daytona 500 was the 50th annual running of "The Great American Race". The race took place on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The race was the 50th to be run since the first in 1959, won by Lee Petty. To commemorate the event, the Harley J. Earl Trophy, which goes to the winner of the race, was plated in gold instead of silver. In addition, the winning car was placed on display for one year at the Daytona 500 Experience attraction just outside Turn Four. Ryan Newman won the race; his only win in the 2008 season. The race was the first Daytona 500 win for Penske Racing and the first run using NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow, which was introduced in 2007 and became standard in 2008. Additionally, this was the first official race under the new Sprint Cup banner as the telecommunications giant replaces NEXTEL as the series sponsor after their 2005 merger. Ryan Newman's victory with the number 12 car in the Daytona 500 was the first time since Bobby Allison's #12 won the race in 1988, 20 years prior. The race was televised on FOX in the USA, with the telecast scheduled beginning at 2 p.m. EST. 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson drove the pace car and the green flag was waved the honorary starter, seven-time race winner Richard Petty around 3:30 p.m. Radio coverage was handled by MRN Radio and started at about 2:30 EST. Trisha Yearwood performed the national anthem, followed by a flyover from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds precision flying team. As many as 31 past champions of this race served as Grand Marshals for this historic event to deliver the command to start the engines. To commemorate the golden running of "The Great American Race", Daytona International Speedway held a “Celebrity Tickets for Charity” competition. Those designs were whittled on daytona500.com by internet users down to the top ten choices. Celebrities including Daytona 500 winners Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Michael Waltrip, Jimmie Johnson and Mario Andretti, sitcom stars Jason Lee and Leah Remini, TV hosts Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis and Kelly), Jeff Foxworthy (Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?) and Carson Daly (Last Call with Carson Daly), NASCAR announcers Mike Joy from FOX and Dr. Jerry Punch from ESPN, wrestler Goldberg and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk submitted ticket designs. A blue-ribbon panel made up of NASCAR's family selected the winner and announced it prior to the running of the Pepsi 400, with the ten finalists among Harvick (defending 2007 champion), Earnhardt, Jr. (2004 winner), Andretti (1967 winner) and Marvin Panch (1961 winner), Hawk, Joy, Katie Cole (the second of two designs), Foxworthy, and two children – 17-year-old Patrick McRae (for Jimmie Johnson, the 2006 winner) and seven-year-old Derek Wynne (for owner Rick Hendrick). Foxworthy was later declared the winner of the contest and his winning ticket artwork along with the others of all the celebrities were auctioned off to benefit the Jeff Gordon Foundation. As befitting the official start of the NASCAR season, the posted awards (announced on January 28, 2008) was a record $18,689,238 (US), with the winning team and their driver taking home a minimum of $1,445,250. As is the unique approach that is The Great American Race, qualifying, which was held on February 10, only the top two drivers (which will be the front row) were locked in, with Jimmie Johnson taking position one and Michael Waltrip sitting next to him. Also qualifying via the fastest speeds among the "Go or Go Home" entries were Joe Nemechek and David Reutimann. The remaining spots were determined by the top finishers excluding the front row drivers in two 150-mile (240 km) races called the Gatorade Duels, which were raced February 14, which filled the next 36 positions. The remaining spots were determined by exemptions and the fastest speeds and a champions provisional. Drivers in boldface qualified to the Daytona 500. Also advancing to Daytona 500: 83-Brian Vickers NOTE: Race #2 was extended four laps due to green-white-checker finish rule. Failed to qualify: In the beginning of the race, Michael Waltrip and Jimmie Johnson started on the front row. For the first 151 laps, there were only two caution flags thrown for debris. Jeff Gordon went to the garage after leading a few laps due to a broken suspension. On lap 161, David Ragan tried to block Matt Kenseth, but brought out the third caution after Ragan squeezed his teammate into the wall. The next caution happened on lap 176, when polesitter Jimmie Johnson spun onto the Daytona Superstretch, and Martin Truex Jr. was spun because of the shuffle in the field. Clint Bowyer led the next two laps, but was shuffled through the field and was eventually spun by Juan Pablo Montoya, bringing out the fifth caution of the race. Bowyer did not have any damage from the crash. The biggest crash of the race happened on lap 189, when Kevin Harvick sent Dave Blaney into the wall, collecting Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, Casey Mears, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Travis Kvapil and Carl Edwards. Mears did not pit and wound up 4th in the field despite minor damage. On lap 195, Jeff Burton worked his way up to first. Casey Mears tried to block Tony Stewart, who went with Burton, but turned himself into the wall, bringing out another caution. Jeff Burton had a fuel problem on the restart, resulting in Tony Stewart passing him on the outside, bringing Ryan Newman, the Busch brothers and Reed Sorenson. Stewart led the next two laps. On the last lap, Kyle Busch jumped to the inside, bringing teammate Tony Stewart with him. Ryan Newman was on the outside now. It was a shootout going into the final turn between Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, and the Busch Brothers. Kyle Busch jumped to the inside of Tony Stewart, but Kurt Busch pushed Ryan Newman, allowing Newman to win the 50th running of the Daytona 500 with Kurt Busch in tow. (W) – Denotes former race winner. (R) – Denotes rookie. • – Led most laps Average Speed: 152.672 mph (245.702 km/h)
Margin of Victory: .092 seconds
Time of Race: Three hours, 16 minutes and 30 seconds
Lead Changes: 42 among 17 drivers
Cautions: Seven for 23 laps * — On Wednesday, February 20, NASCAR docked Robby Gordon and his self-owned team both 100 owner and driver points for violations during the first day of inspections back on February 8, including an illegal nose cover. His crew chief, Frank Kerr, was fined $100,000, suspended for the next six races starting at California, and was placed on probation until 12/31/08 as a result. An appeal, heard on March 5, the points penalties and the Kerr suspension were overturned, however, the fine was increased to $150,000, Pace car
The 1959 First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at Daytona (now known as the 1959 inaugural Daytona 500) was the second race of the 1959 NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) season. It was held on February 22, 1959, in front of 41,921 spectators. It was the first race held at the 2.5-mile (4.0 kilometer) Daytona International Speedway. Cotton Owens had the fastest qualifying lap 143.198 miles per hour (mph) (230.45 kilometres per hour [km/h]). The race had one qualifying race for Convertibles and one for the hardtop Grand National cars. Bob Welborn, winner of the 100-mile (160 km) Grand National qualifying race earlier in the week, started on the pole position. Shorty Rollins won the Convertible qualifying race and started second. 20 of the 59 cars in the Daytona 500 were convertibles. There were no caution periods in the race; making it one of the few "perfect games" in NASCAR history. This would be repeated ten years later with the 1969 running of the Motor Trend 500. Welborn led the early laps in the race but his race ended after 75 laps (of 200) with engine problems. Other leaders in the first 22 laps of the race were "Tiger" Tom Pistone and Joe Weatherly. Fireball Roberts took over the lead in lap 23, leading the next 20 laps before dropping out of the race on lap 57 due to a broken fuel pump.. Johnny Beauchamp led several laps before Pistone and Jack Smith battled for the lead during the next 100 miles (160 km). Richard Petty also had to retire from the race with an engine problem and earned $100 ($787.56 in today's money) for his 57th-place performance. Lee Petty battled with Beauchamp during the final 30 laps of the race, and they were the only two drivers to finish on the lead lap. Petty took the lead with 3 laps left, and led at the start of the final lap. Petty and Beauchamp drove side by side across the finish line at the end final lap for a photo finish. Beauchamp was declared the unofficial winner by NASCAR officials, and he drove to victory lane. Petty protested the results, saying "I had Beauchamp by a good two feet. In my own mind, I know I won." Beauchamp replied "I had him by two feet. I glanced over to Lee Petty's car as I crossed the finish line and I could see his headlight slightly back of my car. It was so close I didn't know how they would call it, but I thought I won." Early leader Fireball Roberts, who was standing by the finish line, said "There's no doubt about it, Petty won." It took NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. three days to decide the winner the following Wednesday. In the end, with the help of photographs and newsreel footage, Petty was officially declared the winner. The controversial finish helped the sport. The delayed results to determine the official winner kept NASCAR and the Daytona 500 on the front page of newspapers. The race lasted 3:41:22, with an average speed of 135.521 mph (218.10 km/h).
Latitude 43 Motorsports was a NASCAR team that competed in the Sprint Cup Series in 2010. They fielded the #26 Ford driven by Boris Said and Bill Elliott. The team was started after Vermont businessman Bill Jenkins purchased the team from Roush Fenway Racing to satisfy NASCAR's limit of four cars per race team. As a result, the owner's points were transferred and the team was guaranteed entry into the first five races of 2010. The #26 Ford started off in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Boris Said as driver in the 2010 Daytona 500 with Window World Cares sponsorship, led one lap, and finished the race in 25th after being involved in a couple of accidents. The team's next race was at Auto Club Speedway a week later. They got sponsorship from Sacred Power, a New Mexico-based renewable energy company owned by Native Americans. They finished 38th. David Stremme took over for the team at Bristol with Air Guard as a donated sponsor. The team failed to qualify for nine events and finished 37th in owner's points. For the Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500, the team picked up sponsorship from GlobeTrack Wireless. At Sonoma, Said led eight laps and finished eighth. The team had sponsorship for the full 2010 season. Boris Said left the team and ended up in the 83 Red Bull Toyota for 1 race, wishing Stremme good luck. Patrick Carpentier ran at Watkins Glen and Michigan after Stremme left on unfriendly terms. Carpentier and Jeff Green split the ride for the remainder of the 2010 season. Ken Schrader drove the car at Martinsville, Bill Elliott ran at Talladega, and J.J. Yeley at Phoenix. The team closed up shop at the end of the 2010 season.
The 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Season began on February 14 and ended on November 20. Martin Truex, Jr. of Chance 2 Motorsports won the championship. See Also: 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series List of full-time teams at the start of 2004. The Hershey's Kisses 300 started February 14 but was postponed due to February 16 due to rain. The race was held at Daytona International Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Mike Harmon (#24), David Keith (#95), Stanton Barrett (#91), Kevin Conway (#51), Stan Boyd (#57), Regan Smith (#56), Kim Crosby (#28), Robby Benton (#39), Mark Martin (#9), Brian Conz (#05), Norm Benning (#84) The Goody's Headache Powder 200 was held February 21 at North Carolina Speedway. Johnny Benson won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Kenny Wallace (#23), Shane Sieg (#51), Eddie Beahr (#94), Paul Wolfe (#6), Jerry Reary (#41) The Sam's Town 300 was held March 6 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole. Johnny Sauter, who finished in 16th suffered a 25 point penalty after the race for cursing in his on-air interview. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Andy Ponstein (#39), David Starr (#50), Larry Gunselman (#72), Damon Lusk (#74), Bruce Bechtel (#52), Randy Briggs (#85) The Diamond Hill Plywood 200 was held March 20 at Darlington Raceway. Kyle Busch won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Eddie Beahr (#94), Norm Benning (#84) The Sharpie Professional 250 was held March 27 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Justin Ashburn (#16), Butch Jarvis (#53), Mike Potter (#0) The O'Reilly 300 was held April 3 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Stan Boyd (#51), Brad Teague (#39), Blake Mallory (#0), Donnie Neuenberger (#77), Justin Ashburn (#16), Bruce Bechtel (#52) The Pepsi 300 was held April 10 at Nashville Superspeedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Michael Waltrip won the race after Robby Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, and Kyle Busch tangled on the backstretch. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Shane Wallace (#63), Stan Boyd (#51), Justin Ashburn (#16), Chad Chaffin (#77), Mike Harmon (#24), Greg Sacks (#0), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Jimmy Kitchens (#97), Eddie Beahr (#94), Norm Benning (#84), Brad Baker (#85) The Aaron's 312 was held April 24 at Talladega Superspeedway. Clint Bowyer won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Gus Wasson (#0), Robby Benton (#03) The Stater Brothers 300 Presented by Gatorade was held May 1 at California Speedway. Jason Leffler won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: John Borneman III (#35), David Starr (#50), Bruce Bechtel (#57), Stanton Barrett (#91) The Charter 250 was held May 8 at Gateway International Raceway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Clint Vahsholtz (#90), Brad Teague (#53), Shane Wallace (#63), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Randy Briggs (#85) The Funai 250 was held May 14 at Richmond International Raceway. Kyle Busch won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Eddie Beahr (#94), Chad Beahr (#90) The Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries 200 was held May 23 at Nazareth Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole. This was the last race at Nazareth. Jason Rudd, who finished 42nd, suffered a 25 point penalty for unknown reasons. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: none The Carquest Auto Parts 300 was held May 29 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Regan Smith (#56), J. J. Yeley (#18) The MBNA America 200 was held June 5 at Dover International Speedway. David Green won the pole. Ron Hornaday Jr., who finished 29th, suffered a 25 point penalty for cursing in a radio interview during the race. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Dion Ciccarelli (#84) The Federated Auto Parts 300 was held June 12 at Nashville Superspeedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Justin Ashburn (#16), Joe Buford (#53), Steven Christian (#34), Eddie Beahr (#94), David Keith (#0) The Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo was held June 19 at Kentucky Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Brad Teague (#52), Shawna Robinson (#91), Stuart Kirby (#65), Justin Ashburn (#16), Chris Horn (#58) The Alan Kulwicki 250 was held June 26 at The Milwaukee Mile. David Stremme won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: none The Winn-Dixie 250 presented by PepsiCo was held July 2 at Daytona International Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Mike Harmon (#24), Brad Teague (#0) The Twister 300 was held July 10 at Chicagoland Speedway. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. won the pole. Justin Labonte won his first (and only) race, and this win is one of the biggest upsets in the Grand National Series history. With the win, there are three Labonte's with wins in NASCAR. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Jeff Fuller (#88), Blake Mallory (#51), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Carl Long (#07), Larry Hollenbeck (#62), Stanton Barrett (#91), Kevin Conway (#56) The Siemens 200 was held July 24 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jamie McMurray won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: David Keith (#0), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Randy MacDonald (#71), Bill Hoff (#93), Stuart Kirby (#65) The ITT Industries & Goulds Pumps Salute to the Troops 250 was held July 31 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Mike Harmon (#08), Ron Barfield (#97), Ryck Sanders (#07), Tim Edwards (#73) The Kroger 200 Presented by Trom Raper RVs was held August 7 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Johnny Sauter won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Brad Teague (#52), Kenny Hendrick (#35), Roland Isaacs (#71), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Butch Jarvis (#53), Dana White (#51) The Cabela's 250 was held August 21 at Michigan International Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Kevin Lepage (#71), Tony Stewart (#81), Paul Menard (#11), Skip Smith (#67), Shelby Howard (#35), Todd Szegedy (#7) The Food City 250 was held August 27 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Brad Teague (#52), Joe Buford (#53), Mike Potter (#0), Cam Strader (#06), Morgan Shepherd (#51), Rick Markle (#68), Caleb Holman (#96), John Hayden (#16) The Target House 300 was held September 4 at California Speedway. Casey Mears won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#57) The Emerson Radio 250 was held September 10 at Richmond International Raceway. Kasey Kahne won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Mike Potter (#0), Todd Bodine (#31), Justin Labonte (#44), Eric McClure (#04), Jay Sauter (#75), Kevin Lepage (#71), Tim Sauter (#56), Eddie Beahr (#94), Wayne Edwards (#70), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Tina Gordon (#39) The Stacker 200 Presented by YJ Stinger was held September 25 at Dover International Speedway. Kasey Kahne won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#71), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Matt Kobyluck (#40), Bill Hoff (#93), Stan Boyd (#65) The Mr. Goodcents 300 was held October 9 at Kansas Speedway. Paul Menard won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Brad Teague (#52), Stan Boyd (#71), Shane Hall (#28), Morgan Shepherd (#0), Chris Horn (#58), Kenny Hendrick (#51), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Bill Eversole (#56), Randy Briggs (#85), Clint Vahsholtz (#90) The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 was held October 15 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Casey Mears won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Paul Menard (#11), Eric McClure (#04), Kertus Davis (#0), Kenny Hendrick (#51), Brad Teague (#52), Gus Wasson (#10), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Scott Lynch (#6), Jimmy Henderson (#63), Tina Gordon (#39), Travis Geisler (#36), Brian Sockwell (#41), Robby Benton (#03), Larry Hollenbeck (#62) It was Bliss' first NASCAR Busch Series win. The Sam's Town 250 Benefitting St. Jude was held October 23 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Joe Buford (#53), Kertus Davis (#0), Jason White (#71), Shane Hall (#28), Bruce Bechtel (#52), Kenny Hendrick (#51), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Tina Gordon (#39), Todd Shafer (#40), Stan Boyd (#70), David Ragan (#95) The Aaron's 312 was held October 30 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Blake Mallory (#51), Kevin Conway (#67), Todd Bodine (#31), Tina Gordon (#39), Mark Gibson (#34), Jimmy Kitchens (#77) The Bashas' Supermarkets 200 was held November 6 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kyle Busch won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Eric Jones (#73), Charlie Bradberry (#35), Kevin Lepage (#71), Brad Teague (#52), John Borneman III (#83), Kertus Davis (#0), Joey Miller (#98), Mike Harmon (#54), Clint Vahsholtz (#90), Tina Gordon (#39), Kenny Hendrick (#51) The BI-LO 200 was held November 13 at Darlington Raceway. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Aaron Fike (#43), Kevin Lepage (#71), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Randy Briggs (#85), Norm Benning (#84), Mike Harmon (#54), Jimmy Spencer (#98), Carl Long (#83) Truex won the NASCAR Busch Series championship at this race, marking the first time in the track's 55-year history a NASCAR champion had been crowned at the track. The Ford 300 was held November 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Casey Mears won the pole. Top Ten Results Failed to qualify: Kertus Davis (#0), Mark Green (#26), Eric McClure (#04), Kevin Lepage (#71), Gus Wasson (#10), Tina Gordon (#39), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Jimmy Kitchens (#77), Jeff Fuller (#88), Blake Mallory (#28) 19-year-old Kyle Busch easily won Rookie of the Year honors in 2004, as he won five races and finished second in points. Runner-up Paul Menard started the year with Andy Petree Racing, then finished the season at Dale Earnhardt, Inc.. Clint Bowyer and J. J. Yeley ran partial schedules and had seven and four top-tens, respectively, while Travis Geisler and Stan Boyd ran with teams on limited budgets. Last-place-finisher Billy Parker, younger brother of Hank Parker Jr., started the season with the new Rusty Wallace, Inc. team, but was released during the season.
Ronald Isaacs is a former NASCAR driver. He was a part-time fixture in the sport from 2001-2005. Isaacs made his debut in 2001, with a one-race deal with Troxell Racing. He started the race at ORP in 30th position, but slid to 35th in the rundown after a rear end gear failed early in the event. Isaacs returned to Troxell Racing for the 2003 season, running nine races for the team. It was a dismal run for the low-budget team as Isaacs' best finish on the year ended up being a trio of 30ths (at Memphis, Nashville and Phoenix. Isaacs' team also did not qualify well, missing multiple races and only earning a best slot of 22nd at Loudon. Isaacs did finish 38th in the points, his best career showing. Isaacs has only made one start since, coming in 2005 for Mighty Motorsports. Isaacs started the truck in the 36th position at Memphis, and finished there, as electrical issues sidelined him early. Isaacs has made one career Busch start, coming in 2004. He drove a second MacDonald Motorsports Chevy at Pikes Peak. Isaacs qualified in the 29th position, but only completed 17 laps before quitting the event. He would finish that race 37th.
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David Andrew Stremme (born June 19, 1977) is an American stock car driver. He is most notable as the 2003 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, winning the award while running a part-time for several different teams. He last drove the No. 30 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Swan Racing.

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The Bank of America 500 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that is hosted annually at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, United States. The race is held in the middle of October, as part of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and is 500 miles (800 km) long. Prior to 1966, the race was a 400-mile (640 km) event.

The race was shown on TBS from at least the mid-1980s to 2000. From 2002 to 2006, it was shown on NBC, and since 2007, it has been on ABC. The 2001 race was scheduled for NBC, but was moved to TNT just 30 minutes before the start when the United States government announced the start of hostilities against Afghanistan in retaliation for the September 11 attacks.

David Andrew Stremme (born June 19, 1977) is an American stock car driver. He is most notable as the 2003 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, winning the award while running a part-time for several different teams. He last drove the No. 30 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Swan Racing.

Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing or automobile racing) is a sport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. There are numerous different categories of auto racing.

Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately 0.25 to 2.66 miles (0.4 to 4.3 kilometers). NASCAR is the world's largest governing body for stock car racing, and its Sprint Cup Series is the de facto premier series of stock car racing. Top level races are 200 to 600 miles (322 to 966 km) in length.

Average speeds in the top classes are usually 70–80% of comparable levels of open wheel racing at the same tracks. Some stock cars may reach speeds in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h) at tracks such as Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. These tracks have come to be known as "restrictor plate tracks", a name that is derived from the "restrictor plate" device that was designed to limit top speeds to approximately 192 mph (309 km/h) on such tracks.

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