Welcome back to NASCAR Thunder 2004 Season Mode But It Uses Stadium Super Truck Rules! In the last part, this alternate Cup Series traveled north.

This time, let’s head back to ovals with some short track racing!


Rounds 15–16: Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville has always been my favorite short track on the schedule.

Saturday

  • Fastest qualifier: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Most laps led: Elliott Sadler

Top 20 finishers

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Elliott Sadler
  3. Ricky Rudd
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Rusty Wallace
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. Tony Stewart
  8. Ward Burton
  9. Bobby Labonte
  10. Michael Waltrip
  11. Johnny Benson
  12. Dale Jarrett
  13. Kevin Harvick
  14. Jeff Burton
  15. Ken Schrader
  16. Ryan Newman
  17. Robby Gordon
  18. Kenny Wallace
  19. Ricky Craven
  20. Matt Kenseth

Standings after race

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1 + 15): 241
  2. Jeff Gordon (18): 237
  3. Michael Waltrip (11): 222
  4. Jimmie Johnson (25): 210
  5. Dale Jarrett (9): 203
  6. Kevin Harvick (8): 186
  7. Ricky Rudd: 179
  8. Kurt Busch: 170
  9. Ryan Newman (5): 163
  10. Ricky Craven (2): 160
  11. Mark Martin: 160
  12. Tony Stewart (14): 132
  13. Bill Elliott: 138
  14. Jerry Nadeau: 130
  15. Sterling Marlin: 126
  16. Bobby Labonte (12): 107
  17. Robby Gordon (4): 98
  18. Elliott Sadler (3 + 22): 94
  19. Rusty Wallace (16): 72
  20. Jeff Burton (7): 69 (nice)
  21. Matt Kenseth (1): 69 (nice)
  22. Ward Burton (13): 55
  23. Johnny Benson (10): 44
  24. Jeff Green: 42
  25. Jeremy Mayfield: 24
  26. Kyle Petty: 21
  27. Kenny Wallace (3): 20
  28. Christian Fittipaldi: 18
  29. Jamie McMurray: 16
  30. Joe Nemechek: 13
  31. Steve Park: 11
  32. Ken Schrader (6): 6
  33. Greg Biffle: 3
  34. Kevin Lepage: 2

Sunday

  • Fastest qualifier: Ricky Rudd
  • Most laps led: Ricky Rudd

Top 20 finishers

  1. Ricky Rudd
  2. Mark Martin
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  5. Ricky Craven
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Bobby Labonte
  8. Elliott Sadler
  9. Bill Elliott
  10. Johnny Benson
  11. Tony Stewart
  12. Dale Jarrett
  13. Matt Kenseth
  14. Kurt Busch
  15. Kevin Harvick
  16. Ward Burton
  17. Jeff Burton
  18. Rusty Wallace
  19. Jerry Nadeau
  20. Casey Mears

Standings after race

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (18): 259
  2. Jeff Gordon (15): 252
  3. Jimmie Johnson (20): 230
  4. Michael Waltrip: 222
  5. Dale Jarrett (9): 212
  6. Ricky Rudd (1 + 3 + 25): 208
  7. Kevin Harvick (6): 192
  8. Mark Martin (22): 182
  9. Kurt Busch (7): 177
  10. Ricky Craven (16): 176
  11. Ryan Newman: 163
  12. Bill Elliott (12): 150
  13. Tony Stewart (10): 142
  14. Jerry Nadeau (2): 132
  15. Sterling Marlin: 126
  16. Bobby Labonte (14): 121
  17. Elliott Sadler (13): 107
  18. Robby Gordon: 98
  19. Matt Kenseth (8): 77
  20. Rusty Wallace (3): 75
  21. Jeff Burton (4): 73
  22. Ward Burton (5): 60
  23. Johnny Benson (11): 55
  24. Jeff Green: 42
  25. Jeremy Mayfield: 24
  26. Kyle Petty: 21
  27. Kenny Wallace: 20
  28. Christian Fittipaldi: 18
  29. Jamie McMurray: 16
  30. Joe Nemechek: 13
  31. Steve Park: 11
  32. Ken Schrader: 6
  33. Greg Biffle: 3
  34. Kevin Lepage: 2
  35. Casey Mears (1): 1
  • Overall weekend winner: Jimmie Johnson (45 total points)

Rounds 17–18: Richmond International Raceway

I know I said in the intro post that I’d try to race myself without getting too involved, but I found it way harder to do that at Richmond than anywhere else since my braking points are far later than everyone else (especially in turn one). In other words, I left this race weekend with about five new rivals and ruining my +90 alliance with Robby Gordon.

Whoops.

Saturday

  • Fastest qualifier: Ryan Newman
  • Most laps led: Ryan Newman

Top 20 finishers

  1. Bobby Labonte
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Ryan Newman
  4. Tony Stewart
  5. Ricky Rudd
  6. Dale Jarrett
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  9. Mark Martin
  10. Matt Kenseth
  11. Rusty Wallace
  12. Sterling Marlin
  13. Jeff Gordon
  14. Elliott Sadler
  15. Kurt Busch
  16. Bill Elliott
  17. Jeremy Mayfield
  18. Johnny Benson
  19. Steve Park
  20. Jeff Burton

Standings after race

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (13): 272
  2. Jeff Gordon (8): 260
  3. Jimmie Johnson (14): 244
  4. Dale Jarrett (15): 227
  5. Ricky Rudd (16): 224
  6. Michael Waltrip: 222
  7. Kevin Harvick (22): 214
  8. Mark Martin (12): 194
  9. Ryan Newman (1 + 3 + 20): 186
  10. Kurt Busch (6): 183
  11. Ricky Craven: 176
  12. Tony Stewart (18): 160
  13. Bill Elliott (5): 155
  14. Bobby Labonte (25): 146
  15. Sterling Marlin (9): 135
  16. Jerry Nadeau: 132
  17. Elliott Sadler (7): 114
  18. Robby Gordon: 98
  19. Matt Kenseth (11): 88
  20. Rusty Wallace (10): 85
  21. Jeff Burton (1): 74
  22. Ward Burton: 60
  23. Johnny Benson: 55
  24. Jeff Green: 42
  25. Jeremy Mayfield (4): 28
  26. Kyle Petty: 21
  27. Kenny Wallace: 20
  28. Christian Fittipaldi: 18
  29. Jamie McMurray: 16
  30. Steve Park (2): 13
  31. Joe Nemechek: 13
  32. Ken Schrader: 6
  33. Greg Biffle: 3
  34. Kevin Lepage: 2
  35. Casey Mears: 1

Sunday

  • Fastest qualifier: Jeff Gordon
  • Most laps led: Mark Martin

Top 20 finishers

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Tony Stewart
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Mark Martin
  5. Bobby Labonte
  6. Sterling Marlin
  7. Dale Jarrett
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Michael Waltrip
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. Matt Kenseth
  12. Ricky Rudd
  13. Robby Gordon
  14. Ricky Craven
  15. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  16. Bill Elliott
  17. Jeff Burton
  18. Rusty Wallace
  19. Jeff Green
  20. Ward Burton

Standings after race

  1. Jeff Gordon (1 + 25): 286
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (6): 278
  3. Jimmie Johnson: 244
  4. Dale Jarrett (14): 241
  5. Michael Waltrip (12): 234
  6. Ricky Rudd (9): 233
  7. Kevin Harvick (11): 225
  8. Mark Martin (3 + 18): 215
  9. Kurt Busch (20): 203
  10. Ryan Newman (13): 199
  11. Ricky Craven (7): 183
  12. Tony Stewart (22): 182
  13. Bobby Labonte (16): 162
  14. Bill Elliott (5): 160
  15. Sterling Marlin (15): 150
  16. Jerry Nadeau: 132
  17. Elliott Sadler: 114
  18. Robby Gordon (8): 106
  19. Matt Kenseth (10): 98
  20. Rusty Wallace (3): 88
  21. Jeff Burton (4): 78
  22. Ward Burton (1): 61
  23. Johnny Benson: 55
  24. Jeff Green (2): 44
  25. Jeremy Mayfield: 28
  26. Kyle Petty: 21
  27. Kenny Wallace: 20
  28. Christian Fittipaldi: 18
  29. Jamie McMurray: 16
  30. Steve Park: 13
  31. Joe Nemechek: 13
  32. Ken Schrader: 6
  33. Greg Biffle: 3
  34. Kevin Lepage: 2
  35. Casey Mears: 1
  • Overall weekend winner: Bobby Labonte (41 total points)

Rounds 19–20: Bristol Motor Speedway

While Martinsville and Richmond were absolute disasters for my alliances, Bristol was surprisingly a great place for me to recoup my losses. Helps that I don’t lose the draft in the turns like I do at Martinsville, while my braking points are more consistent with everyone else unlike at Richmond.

Saturday

  • Fastest qualifier: Mark Martin
  • Most laps led: Mark Martin

Top 20 finishers

  1. Mark Martin
  2. Ryan Newman
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Rusty Wallace
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  6. Bobby Labonte
  7. Bill Elliott
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Ricky Rudd
  10. Michael Waltrip
  11. Jimmie Johnson
  12. Kurt Busch
  13. Tony Stewart
  14. Sterling Marlin
  15. Jeff Gordon
  16. Jeremy Mayfield
  17. Jerry Nadeau
  18. Jeff Burton
  19. Elliott Sadler
  20. Ricky Craven

Standings after race

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (16): 294
  2. Jeff Gordon (6): 294
  3. Dale Jarrett (20): 261
  4. Jimmie Johnson (10): 254
  5. Ricky Rudd (12): 245
  6. Michael Waltrip (11): 245
  7. Mark Martin (1 + 3 + 25): 244
  8. Kevin Harvick (13): 238
  9. Ryan Newman (22): 221
  10. Kurt Busch (9): 212
  11. Tony Stewart (8): 190
  12. Ricky Craven (1): 184
  13. Bobby Labonte (15): 177
  14. Bill Elliott (14): 174
  15. Sterling Marlin (7): 157
  16. Jerry Nadeau (4): 136
  17. Elliott Sadler (2): 116
  18. Rusty Wallace (18): 106
  19. Robby Gordon: 106
  20. Matt Kenseth: 98
  21. Jeff Burton (3): 81
  22. Ward Burton: 61
  23. Johnny Benson: 55
  24. Jeff Green: 44
  25. Jeremy Mayfield (5): 33
  26. Kyle Petty: 21
  27. Kenny Wallace: 20
  28. Christian Fittipaldi: 18
  29. Jamie McMurray: 16
  30. Steve Park: 13
  31. Joe Nemechek: 13
  32. Ken Schrader: 6
  33. Greg Biffle: 3
  34. Kevin Lepage: 2
  35. Casey Mears: 1

Sunday

  • Fastest qualifier: Jeff Gordon
  • Most laps led: Mark Martin

Top 20 finishers

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  2. Mark Martin
  3. Jeff Burton
  4. Johnny Benson
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Rusty Wallace
  7. Dale Jarrett
  8. Ricky Rudd
  9. Bobby Labonte
  10. Jerry Nadeau
  11. Kurt Busch
  12. Matt Kenseth
  13. Ricky Craven
  14. Kevin Harvick
  15. Jimmie Johnson
  16. Kenny Wallace
  17. Ward Burton
  18. Bill Elliott
  19. Elliott Sadler
  20. Kyle Petty

Standings after race

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (25): 319
  2. Jeff Gordon (1 + 16): 311
  3. Dale Jarrett (14): 275
  4. Mark Martin (3 + 22): 269
  5. Jimmie Johnson (6): 260
  6. Ricky Rudd (13): 258
  7. Kevin Harvick (7): 245
  8. Michael Waltrip: 245
  9. Kurt Busch (10): 222
  10. Ryan Newman: 221
  11. Ricky Craven (8): 192
  12. Tony Stewart: 190
  13. Bobby Labonte (12): 189
  14. Bill Elliott (3): 177
  15. Sterling Marlin: 157
  16. Jerry Nadeau (11): 147
  17. Rusty Wallace (15): 121
  18. Elliott Sadler (2): 118
  19. Matt Kenseth (9): 107
  20. Robby Gordon: 106
  21. Jeff Burton (20): 101
  22. Johnny Benson (18): 73
  23. Ward Burton (4): 65
  24. Jeff Green: 44
  25. Jeremy Mayfield: 33
  26. Kenny Wallace (5): 25
  27. Kyle Petty (1): 22
  28. Christian Fittipaldi: 18
  29. Jamie McMurray: 16
  30. Steve Park: 13
  31. Joe Nemechek: 13
  32. Ken Schrader: 6
  33. Greg Biffle: 3
  34. Kevin Lepage: 2
  35. Casey Mears: 1
  • Overall weekend winner: Mark Martin (54 total points)