NASCAR's 2005 NEXTEL Cup winner Tony Stewart was decided by the very last race. Unfortunately, two of NASCAR's biggest stars -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon --failed to make the Chase. Review the exciting season with our 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup results.
Despite challenge from Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson nabbed the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup. Johnson won six races this season and finally put enough consistency together to win the championship. Review each race with our 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup results.
Jeff Gordon won in a NASCAR season touched by tragedy with the death of Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt was killed on the final lap of the Daytona 500 when his car hit the wall at 200 miles per hour. Review each race with our 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup results.
Several drivers fought for the NASCAR championship in 2002, but Tony Stewart prevailed. Six drivers battled for one of the closest championship chases NASCAR had ever seen. Review the races with our 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results.
Matt Kenseth used a number of top 10 finishes to win the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup. Because he had the championship locked before the final race even started, NASCAR looked into changing the point system. Review the races with our 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup results.
A new title sponsor and a new points system kicked up the competition to the 2004 NASCAR season. NEXTEL became the new sponsor and NASCAR unveiled the Chase to the NEXTEL Cup playoff system. Review each race with our 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup results.
Several NASCAR rule changes were made for an unpredictable and exciting 2000 NASCAR season. Future superstars Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth made their first starts in the Winston Cup series. Get the stats on each race with our 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup results.
A very close points chase and Randy Wallace's retirement were highlights of the 2005 NASCAR season. Revisit these important events -- and even more action on the track, including pictures -- with our 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup recap.
NASCAR's 2006 season included a look to the future, but champ Jimmie Johnson was man of the moment. Johnson had driven well since his rookie season in 2002 and was finally able to win the NEXTEL Cup. Get details with our 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup recap.
With a new millennium, some new rules, and a new champion, the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup season was packed with excitement. Revisit the highlights of the 2000 season with our 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.
The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season was marked by Dodge's return and the loss of Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt was fatally injured in a last-lap crash during the Daytona 500. Learn more with our 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.
The 2002 NASCAR season began with NBC television coverage and an exciting crop of driving rookies. Review the 2002 season's highlights, including an assortment of pictures, with our 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.
Announcements of new rules leadership and sponsors made the 2003 NASCAR season last of its kind. Find out all the changes announced for NASCAR during 2003 -- and see exciting race pictures from the season -- with our 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup recap.
NASCAR's 2004 season brought a new main sponsor and new point system for drivers. The most noticeable change for 2004 was revamp of the points race. Learn more and see pictures with our 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup recap.