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2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
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The 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the tenth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Bobby Hamilton of Bobby Hamilton Racing won the championship.


Contents

Full-time 2004 teamsEdit

Team Truck(s) # Driver(s) Crew chief
Bang Racing Toyota Tundra 24 Travis Kvapil Eric Phillips
42 Mike Skinner Rick Ren
Bill Davis Racing Toyota Tundra 22 Bill Lester Jeff Hensley
23 Shelby Howard (R) Dave Fuge, Jr.
Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 15 Shane Hmiel Richie Wauters
Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram 4 Bobby Hamilton Danny Rollins
8 Chase Montgomery (R) Randy Seals
18 Chad Chaffin Kip McCord
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford Gene Nead
Clean Line Motorsports Ford F-150 38 Brandon Whitt (R) Jerry Pitts
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Toyota Tundra 17 David Reutimann (R) Jason Overstreet
EJP Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 03 Geoffrey Bodine Tom Pearl
Fiddle Back Racing Ford F-150 67 Steadman Marlin Gary Showalter
Green Light Racing Chevrolet Silverado 07 Shane Sieg (R) Doug Howe
08 Ken Weaver (R) Tommy Morgan
HT Motorsports Dodge Ram 59 Mark McFarland (R) Greg Conner
Innovative Motorsports Toyota Tundra 12 Robert Huffman (R) Rick Gay
21 Hank Parker, Jr. Wesley Sherrill
K Automotive Racing Ford F-150 29 Brad Keselowski (R) Bob Keselowski
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet Silverado 52 Ken Schrader Kevin Buskirk
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Silverado 6 Matt Crafton Wally Rogers
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 46 Dennis Setzer Danny Gill
Orleans Racing Dodge Ram 62 Steve Park Johnny Allen
ppc Racing Ford F-150 10 Terry Cook Fred Wanke
Roush Racing Ford F-150 50 Jon Wood John Monsam
99 Carl Edwards Kevin Starland
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 75 David Starr Dave McCarty
Sutton Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 02 Kelly Sutton (R) Jason Weissman
ThorSport Racing Chevrolet Silverado 13 Tina Gordon Jerry Cook
88 Tracy Hines (R) Tim Kohuth
Ultra Motorsports Dodge Ram 1 Ted Musgrave Shawn Parker
2 Andy Houston Dennis Conner
Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 16 Jack Sprague Chris Showalter
Source: [1]

Florida Dodge Dealers 250Edit

Easycare Vehicle Contracts 200Edit

The inaugural EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 was held March 13 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. David Reutimann won the pole. Toyota's First Pole in the Truck series. This race suffered a scary crash on lap 43, involving Rick Crawford, Tina Gordon, and Hank Parker, Jr..

Top ten results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 42-Mike Skinner
  3. 17-David Reutimann
  4. 24-Travis Kvapil
  5. 88-Matt Crafton
  6. 15-Shane Hmiel
  7. 99-Carl Edwards
  8. 1-Ted Musgrave
  9. 18-Chad Chaffin
  10. 52-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Greg Sacks (#48), L. W. Miller (#28), Loni Richardson (#0)

Kroger 250Edit

The Kroger 250 was held April 17 at Martinsville Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 14-Rick Crawford
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 16-Jack Sprague
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 42-Mike Skinner
  6. 99-Carl Edwards
  7. 6-Matt Crafton
  8. 17-David Reutimann
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 18-Chad Chaffin

Failed to qualify: Geoffrey Bodine (#03), Chris Wimmer (#63), Johnny Sauter (#43), David Froelich (#57), Kelly Sutton (#02), Wayne Edwards (#48), Richard Hampton (#19), Ricky Gonzalez (#93), Craig Wood (#73)

UAW/GM Ohio 250Edit

For the first time in 50 years a NASCAR race was held in Ohio. The UAW/GM Ohio 250 was held May 16 at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. Jack Sprague was awarded the pole after rain washed out qualifying.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Jack Sprague
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 10-Terry Cook
  4. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  5. 88-Tracy Hines
  6. 59-Mark McFarland
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 50-Jon Wood
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 6-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: Kevin Love (#67), Robert Huffman (#12), David Froelich, Jr. (#57), Richard Hampton (#19), Craig Wood (#73), J. C. Stout (#91), Sean Murphy (#30), David Ragan (#66), Chris Winter (#05), Randy Van Zant (#83), Jim Walker (#74)

Infineon 200Edit

MBNA America 200Edit

The MBNA America 200 was held June 4 at Dover International Speedway. Carl Edwards won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 18-Chad Chaffin*
  2. 14-Rick Crawford
  3. 21-Hank Parker Jr.
  4. 42-Mike Skinner
  5. 52-Ken Schrader
  6. 23-Dave Blaney
  7. 2-Andy Houston
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 16-Jack Sprague
  10. 50-Jon Wood
  • First career win.

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 400KEdit

The O'Reilly 400K was held June 11 at Texas Motor Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 17-David Reutimann
  4. 16-Jack Sprague
  5. 18-Chad Chaffin
  6. 99-Carl Edwards
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 6-Matt Crafton
  9. 2-Andy Houston
  10. 62-Steve Park

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 200Edit

The O'Reilly 200 was held June 19 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 15-Shane Hmiel
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 46-Dennis Setzer
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 6-Matt Crafton
  7. 16-Jack Sprague
  8. 50-Jon Wood
  9. 18-Chad Chaffin
  10. 75-David Starr

Failed to qualify: Darren Shaw (#04), Jarod Robie (#98), Paul White (#77), Scotty Sands (#97), Dennis Hannel (#94)

Black Cat Fireworks 200Edit

The Black Cat Fireworks 200 was held June 25 at The Milwaukee Mile. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 18-Chad Chaffin
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 62-Steve Park
  5. 24-Travis Kvapil
  6. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 10-Terry Cook
  8. 07-Shane Sieg
  9. 14-Rick Crawford
  10. 6-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly Auto Parts 250Edit

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 was held July 3 at Kansas Speedway. Dennis Setzer won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 99-Carl Edwards
  2. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 62-Steve Park
  5. 6-Matt Crafton
  6. 50-Jon Wood
  7. 24-Travis Kvapil
  8. 16-Jack Sprague
  9. 18-Chad Chaffin
  10. 10-Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: none

Built Ford Tough 225Edit

The Built Ford Tough 225 was held July 10 at Kentucky Speedway. Dennis Setzer won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 6-Matt Crafton
  5. 18-Chad Chaffin
  6. 62-Steve Park
  7. 1-Ted Musgrave
  8. 2-Andy Houston
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 12-Robert Huffman

Failed to qualify: none

Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200Edit

The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 was held July 17 at Gateway International Raceway. Jack Sprague won the pole. This race would be the final to feature unlimited Green-White-Checkered finishing attempts until 2017, as this race took four attempts to finish under green.

Top ten results

  1. 75-David Starr
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 18-Chad Chaffin
  5. 21-Hank Parker Jr.
  6. 6-Matt Crafton
  7. 24-Travis Kvapil
  8. 59-Randy LaJoie
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 22-Bill Lester

Failed to qualify: none

Line-X Spray-On Truck Bedliners 200Edit

The Line-X Spray-On Truck Bedliners 200 was held July 31 at Michigan International Speedway. Dennis Setzer won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 24-Travis Kvapil
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 42-Mike Skinner
  4. 23-Johnny Benson
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 99-Carl Edwards
  7. 10-Terry Cook
  8. 15-Shane Hmiel
  9. 12-Robert Huffman
  10. 46-Dennis Setzer

Failed to qualify: none

This race marked the first NASCAR victory for Toyota

Power Stroke Diesel 200Edit

The Power Stroke Diesel 200 was held August 6 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Jack Sprague won the pole. This race marked the NASCAR debut for Denny Hamlin.

Top ten results

  1. 18-Chad Chaffin
  2. 43-Johnny Sauter
  3. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 24-Travis Kvapil
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 15-Shane Hmiel
  7. 6-Matt Crafton
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 88-Tracy Hines
  10. 03-Denny Hamlin

Failed to qualify: none

Toyota Tundra 200Edit

The Toyota Tundra 200 was held August 14 at Nashville Superspeedway. Local product Bobby Hamilton, Jr. won the pole, and his father, Bobby Hamilton, won the race. Both Hamiltons considered Nashville their home track.

Top ten results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 75-David Starr
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 04-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  5. 62-Steve Park
  6. 23-Johnny Benson
  7. 6-Matt Crafton
  8. 12-Robert Huffman
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 42-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: James Hylton (#77)

O'Reilly 200 Presented by Valvoline MaxlifeEdit

Kroger 200Edit

The Kroger 200 was held September 9 at Richmond International Raceway. Jamie McMurray won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 2-Jamie McMurray
  3. 47-Tony Stewart
  4. 30-Todd Bodine
  5. 99-Carl Edwards
  6. 12-Robert Huffman
  7. 15-Shane Hmiel
  8. 16-Jack Sprague
  9. 10-Terry Cook
  10. 42-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: Jay Sauter (#06), Lance Hooper (#13), Tony Raines (#40), Mark McFarland (#59), Kelly Sutton (#02), Wayne Edwards (#93), Kyle Beattie (#0), Craig Wood (#73), J. C. Stout (#91), James Hylton (#48)

Sylvania 200Edit

The Sylvania 200 was held September 18 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole. Despite starting several hours later than scheduled due to rain from Hurricane Ivan and with the threat of darkness, all 200 laps were completed. Although the race ended under caution at the scheduled distance after it was deemed too dark to have an attempt at a Green-White-Checkered finish due to a crash with less than 3 to go.

Top ten results

  1. 24-Travis Kvapil
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 23-Johnny Benson
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 17-David Reutimann
  6. 46-Dennis Setzer
  7. 1-Ted Musgrave
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 21-Hank Parker Jr.
  10. 42-Mike Skinner*

Failed to qualify: none

  • Last race for Skinner driving for Bang Racing.

Las Vegas 350Edit

The Las Vegas 350 was held September 25 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 15-Shane Hmiel**
  2. 30-Todd Bodine
  3. 62-Steve Park
  4. 23-Johnny Benson
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 5-Mike Skinner*
  7. 46-Dennis Setzer
  8. 1-Ted Musgrave
  9. 10-Terry Cook
  10. 75-David Starr

Failed to qualify: Chris Wimmer (#63), Loni Richardson (#0)

  • This was Mike Skinner's first start driving for Bill Davis.
  • Shane's first career win.

American Racing Wheels 200Edit

The American Racing Wheels 200 was held October 2 at California Speedway. Travis Kvapil won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine*
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 16-Jack Sprague
  4. 75-David Starr
  5. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 17-David Reutimann
  7. 23-Johnny Benson
  8. 62-Steve Park
  9. 46-Dennis Setzer
  10. 99-Carl Edwards

Failed to qualify: none

  • First career win.

Silverado 350KEdit

The Silverado 350K was held October 16 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 23-Johnny Benson
  3. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 75-David Starr
  5. 16-Jack Sprague
  6. 1-Ted Musgrave
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 46-Dennis Setzer
  9. 99-Carl Edwards
  10. 15-Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: Jay Sauter (#06), Wayne Edwards (#77), Loni Richardson (#0), Blake Mallory (#35)

Kroger 200Edit

The Kroger 200 was held October 23 at Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 2-Jamie McMurray*
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 47-Bobby Labonte
  4. 50-Jon Wood
  5. 1-Ted Musgrave
  6. 6-Matt Crafton
  7. 30-Todd Bodine
  8. 99-Carl Edwards
  9. 4-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. 12-Robert Huffman

Failed to qualify: Robbie Ferguson (#93), Tony Raines (#40), Davin Scites (#20), Darrell Waltrip (#11), Jim Walker (#74), Eric King (#00), Tam Topham (#70), Craig Wood (#13)

  • First career win.

Chevy Silverado 150Edit

The Chevy Silverado 150 was held November 5 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 75-David Starr
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 6-Matt Crafton
  4. 15-Shane Hmiel
  5. 23-Johnny Benson
  6. 62-Steve Park
  7. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 2-P. J. Jones
  9. 46-Dennis Setzer
  10. 99-Carl Edwards

Failed to qualify: none

Darlington 200Edit

The Darlington 200 was held November 13 at Darlington Raceway after rain washed out the race November 12. The race was moved to Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader on the Southern 500 weekend. Carl Edwards won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 2-Kasey Kahne*
  2. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 99-Carl Edwards
  5. 62-Steve Park
  6. 23-Johnny Benson
  7. 75-David Starr
  8. 88-Matt Crafton
  9. 12-Robert Huffman
  10. 52-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Denny Bagwell (#41)

  • This was Kahne's first Truck series victory in his first start.

Ford 200Edit

The Ford 200 was held November 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. David Reutimann won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 2-Kasey Kahne
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 17-David Reutimann
  5. 6-Matt Crafton
  6. 5-Mike Skinner
  7. 16-Jack Sprague
  8. 44-Greg Biffle
  9. 06-Regan Smith
  10. 46-Dennis Setzer

Failed to qualify: Sammy Sanders (#04), Brad Keselowski (#63), Shigeaki Hattori (#01), Derrike Cope (#48), Todd Bodine (#30), Jeff Jefferson (#03), Scott Lynch (#59), Ken Weaver (#08), Danny Bagwell (#41)

Final points standingsEdit

Rookie of the YearEdit

34-year-old David Reutimann, driving for the start-up Darrell Waltrip Motorsports, clinched the 2004 Rookie of the Year title, posting four top-fives and winning two poles. Runner-up Tracy Hines had two top-tens for ThorSport Racing, while neither Brandon Whitt nor Chase Montgomery had a top-ten. Shane Sieg, Kelly Sutton, Ken Weaver, Chris Wimmer and Brad Keselowski had only part-time runs, while Shelby Howard was released from his ride early in the season.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Truck Series Team/Driver Chart". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

External linksEdit