2004 Photos of the Week Archive
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1/4 - Detroit Car Show
The Chrysler ME Four Twelve. The spectacular quad-turbo, V-12 powered, mid-engine Chrysler ME Four Twelve supercar.

Daimler-Chrysler

Detroit Car Show
The Chrysler ME Four Twelve. The spectacular quad-turbo, V-12 powered, mid-engine Chrysler ME Four Twelve supercar.

Daimler-Chrysler

Detroit Car Show
The Audi LeMans Quattro

Audi

Detroit Car Show
The new sixth generation Corvette delivers even more power and precision. Featuring a new LS2 6.0-liter small block V-8 engine, the C6 will deliver an estimated 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque making it the most powerful standard small-block engine ever offered in a Corvette
General Motors/Joe Polimeni

Detroit Car Show
Acura High Performance Concept Debuts at Detroit North American International Auto Show.
Acura

Detroit Car Show
The new Shelby Cobra concept car.
Ford
 

1/11 - Detroit Auto Show
The Chrysler ME Four Twelve. The spectacular quad-turbo, V-12 powered, mid-engine Chrysler ME Four Twelve supercar.

Mark Scheuern

Detroit Auto Show
The new Ferrari 612 Scalietti was introduced in Detroit.

Mark Scheuern

Valencia, Spain
The new Williams FW26 and its drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Montoya

Williams BMW

Valencia, Spain
The new Williams FW26 ready to leave the garage

Williams BMW

Valencia, Spain
The new Williams FW26 hits the track

Williams BMW

Jerez, Spain
Felipe Mass wheels last year's Ferrari
Ferrari

1/18 - Daytona Beach, FL
Sunoco has replaced Union 76 as the official fuel of NASCAR
CIA Stock Photo

 Barcelona, Spain
New 2004 Jaguar R5 was launched on Sunday
Jaguar

 Barcelona, Spain
New 2004 Jaguar R5 was launched on Sunday
Jaguar

Cologne, Germany
Toyota launches the 2004 TF104.

Guenter Reinhold

Paul Ricard, France
The new Toyota TF104 takes to the track for the first time.

Toyota

Daytona Beach, FL
Nextel replaced Winston as the sponsor of the top series in NASCAR
CIA Stock Photo

Cologne, Germany
The Toyota wind tunnel

Guenter Reinhold

1/25 - Valencia, Spain
David Coulthard locks a wheel under braking
McLaren

 Barcelona, Spain
Michael Schumacher is back behind the wheel for the first time since 2003 season finale
Ferrari

 Barcelona, Spain
Jarno Trulli puts in laps in new Renault
Jaguar

Barcelona, Spain
Team rolls Christian Klien back into the garage
Jaguar

Monte Carlo Rally
Markko Martin is dwarfed by overhanging rocks at Aiglun on Stage 11.

Ralph Hardick

Monte Carlo Rally
Francois Duval slides over a snowy bridge on Stage 3.

Ralph Hardick

2/1 - Daytona, Florida
Winning #54 Pontiac leans #2 Chevy
Grand-Am

 Daytona, Florida
The #2 CITGO Chevy led most of the way but broke 17 minutes before finish
Grand-Am

 Houston, Tx
The 2005 Ford GT - Ford's 500 horsepower supercar - will make its television advertising debut during the Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show on Feb. 1. "The One," a new 60-second commercial, highlights the Ford GT as the "Pace Car for an Entire Company."
Forc

Barcelona, Spain
2004 Jaguar R54 shakedown
Jaguar

Monte Carlo Rally
Markko Martin is dwarfed by overhanging rocks at Aiglun on Stage 11.

Ralph Hardick

Ferrari Launch
Top view of 2004 Ferrari

Ferrari

2/8 - NASCAR Daytona
Budweiser Shootout winner Dale Jarrett goes to the front
CIA Stock Photo

 F1: Mugello
Bridgestone makes the best F1 rain tire.  Rubens Barrichello puts them to the test in blinding rain
Ferrari

 World Rally: Sweden
Marcus Gronholm and Co-Driver Timo Rautiainen of Finland in the Peugeot 307 WRC in Hagfors Sweden.

Reporter/Getty Images

NASCAR: Daytona
After teaming up engine departments Robert Yates, left, and Jack Roush celebrate a all Ford front row
CIA Stock Photo

Barcelona, Spain
Juan Montoya topped the charts on Thursday

Williams BMW

F1: Barcelona
Olivier Panis crashed his new car and had to take a ride to the hospital.  He is OK

Clive Rose/Getty Images

World Rally: Sweden
Janne Tuohino

Ford

2/15 - NASCAR Daytona
President and Mrs. George W. Bush at the 500
CIA Stock Photo

 NASCAR Daytona
Earnhardt salutes the crowd
Getty Images

 NASCAR Daytona
The President of the USA departs via his 747
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Daytona
The big wreck involved 12 cars on the back straight
Getty Images

 NASCAR: Daytona
Elliott Sadler catches some shuteye
Ford

NASCAR: Daytona
Movie stars Ben Affleck and Whoopi Goldberg were on hand
Getty Images

NASCAR: Daytona
Carl Edwards does hand flips to celebrate Truck race win
Ford

2/22 - NASCAR Rockingham
Matt Kenseth nips Kasey Kahne by inches
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR Rockingham
Matt Kenseth nips Kasey Kahne by inches
Ford

NASCAR Rockingham
Matt Kenseth nips Kasey Kahne by inches
CIA Stock Photo

F1: Bahrain
Sauber driver Neel Jani thrills the Bahrain crowd
Sauber

F1: Bahrain
Sauber mechanic explains F1 steering wheel to Bahrain race fans
Sauber

F1: Testing
Jordan team drivers Giorgio Pantano and Nick Heidfeld
Jordan

F1: Testing
Will the 2004 Jordan be decent?
Jordan

2/29 - IRL: Homestead
Hornish nips Castroneves at the line
R. Laberge/Getty Images

IRL: Homestead
Hornish nips Castroneves at the line
Toyota

IRL: Homestead
Hornish and Castroneves raced each other on the track and in the pits
Toyota

Grand-Am: Homestead
Andy Wallace and Milka Dunno celebrate win
Grand-Am

F1: Australia
A general view as workers unload cargo from various formula one teams, in preparation for the the 2004 Australian Grand Prix which begins Thursday
R. Cianflone/Getty Images

F1: Australia
Workers unload a Williams BMW formula one car, in preparation for the the 2004 Australian Grand Prix which begins Thursday
R. Cianflone/Getty Images

3/7 - NASCAR: Las Vegas
(15) Michael Waltrip smacked the in turn four wall to bring out the caution on lap 166
 
photo by Rick Rosen

NASCAR: Las Vegas
(12) Ryan Newman spins in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 886
 
photo by Rick Rosen

F1: Australia
Juan Montoya overshot the first turn and lost valuable time to the leaders
M. Thompson/Getty Images

F1: Australia
F1 class of 2004
M. Thompson/Getty Images

F1: Australia
Jarno Trulli locks a wheel at the start as the Ferrari's go 1-2
Ferrari

F1: Australia
Jean Todt, Rubens Barrichello, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso enjoy the spoils
Ferrari

3/14 - NASCAR: Atlanta
Mike Skinner slides across the finish line in 2nd in the truck race
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Atlanta
Winner Earnhardt Jr. leads a pack of cars
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Atlanta
Mayfield gives rookie Kasey Kahne lessons off the track, but Kahne gives them on the track where it counts.  Car owner Ray Evernham looks on
 
Dodge/Getty Images

World Rally: Mexico
Markko Martin flies over a jump on Stage 6, Leg 2.
Ralph Hardwick/Ford

World Rally: Mexico
Markko Martin and Michael Park celebrate victory on the podium.
Ralph Hardwick/Ford
 

3/21 - NASCAR: Darlington
Jeff Gordon tee-bones Andy Hillenburg
 
CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Long Beach
Jimmy Vasser tries out his new ride
 
Bob Heathcote/AR1

IRL: Phoenix
Tony Kanaan gets service from his 7-11 crew
 
Honda

ALMS: Sebring
Sunsets over the historic Florida track
Dan Boyd/ALMS

ALMS: Sebring
Racing legend Mario Andretti was happy to be inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame.
Scott Morris/AR1

F1: Malaysia
How hot was it in Malaysia?  Kimi Räikkönen looks like death warmed over
McLaren

3/28 - NASCAR: Bristol
McMurray wrecks Kasey Kahne while Jeff Gordon takes evasive action
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Bristol
Jeff Burton gets turned into the wall by Kevin Harvick
 
CIA Stock Photo

 Robby Gordon spins on front straight
 
David Allio

CART: Sebring
Bruno Junqueira gets a wheel off
Ford/Autostock

CART: Sebring
Rookie Nelson Philippe was fast and opened a lot of eyes
Ford/Autostock

CART: Sebring
Sophomore Ryan Hunter-Reay was fast all week
Ford/Autostock

CART: Sebring
Alex Tagliani turned the fastest lap at Sebring
Ford/Autostock

4/4 - NASCAR: Texas
Sadler beats Kahne in a photo finish
 
Ford Photo

NASCAR: Texas
Almost 200,000 witnessed the Nextel Cup race
 
CIA Stock Photo

 F1: Bahrain
Ralf Schumacher of Germany and Williams and Takuma Sato of Japan and BAR clash at the second corner
 
Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Champ Car: Homestead
Paul Tracy shows off his Indeck sponsor colors
Greg Aleck/LAT/ChampCar

Champ Car: Homestead
Eric Bachelart talks to his new driver, Justin Wilson
Greg Aleck/LAT/ChampCar

F1: Bahrain
Christian Klien of Austria and Jaguar shakes hands with HRH the King of Spain as film director George Lucas looks on
Jaguar Photo

NASCAR: Texas
Earnhardt Jr. congratulates Sadler
 
CIA Stock Photo

4/11 - Champ Car: NY City
The Times Square Reuters News Board was alight with Champ Car
 
Cipolloni/Autoracing1.com

Champ Car: NY City
In making of commercial cop stops Hunter-Reay for doing 175MPH on city streets
 
Cipolloni/Autoracing1.com

 Champ Car: NY City
Ryan Hunter-Reay will be the driver in the Champ Car commercials
 
Cipolloni/Autoracing1.com

Champ Car: NY City
All filming took place in the middle of Times Square
 
Cipolloni/Autoracing1.com

Champ Car: NY City
Hunter-Reay pilots the 2-seat Champ Car
 
Cipolloni/Autoracing1.com

F1: NY City
The Empire State Building bathed in Ferrari red to celebrate anniversary
Ferrari Photo

NASCAR: Nashville
Michael Waltrip had damaged car but still managed to win Busch Series race
 
CIA Stock Photo

4/18 - Champ Car Long Beach
The sights are as much a part of Long Beach as the racing
 
Heathcote/Autoracing1.com

NASCAR Martinsville
Jamie McMurray's car belches flames
 
CIA Stock Photo

 NASCAR Martinsville
Stewart knocks Newman sideways
 
CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car Long Beach
Roberto Moreno gave actor Tom Cruise a ride in the Champ Car two-seater before the race
 
Heathcote/Autoracing1.com

Champ Car Long Beach
Ryan Hunter-Reay gets it sideways in the wet on Saturday morning
 
Skowronski/Autoracing1.com

Champ Car Long Beach
Max Papis was the overall winner of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race
 
Adriano Manocchia

Champ Car Long Beach
Long Beach winner Paul Tracy jokes around with the media
 
Heathcote/Autoracing1.com

4/25 - F1: Imola
Gerhard Berger; Viviene Senna; Bruno Senna talk as Berger prepares to drive Senna's first Lotus
 
Paul Gilham/Getty Images

F1: Imola
Gerhard Berger drives Senna's first Lotus in his honor on the 10th anniversary of his death
 
M. Thompson/Getty Images

 NASCAR Talladega
The big one happened on lap 82
 
CIA Stock Photo

F1: Imola
Schumacher appears invincible
 
Ferrari

F1: Imola
Dave Richards and Jenson Button celebrate their first pole position
 
Honda

F1: Imola
At the start David Coulthard ran into the back of a car and his wing went flying
 
Honda

World Series by Nissan
Ex-Champ Car driver Tiago Monteiro won both races in Zolder easily
 
Guenter Reinhold/Autoracing1.com

5/3 - NASCAR: Fontana
Jeff Gordon leads Kasey Kahne.  Both ran well Sunday
 
Bob Heathcote

NASCAR: Fontana
Jeff Green blows up the Petty Dodge
 
Bob Heathcote

 NASCAR : Fontana
A healthy 105,000 were in attendance
 
R Laberge/Getty Images

V8 Supercars: New Zealand
Holden driver Jason Bright #50 heads through the esses on his way to winning race three in the V8 Supercar round 3
 
N. Marple/Getty Images

V8 Supercars: New Zealand
Ford driver Jason Bargwanna #10 goes off at the esses during race one
 
N. Marple/Getty Images

MotoGP: Jerez
Sete Gibernau of Spain and Honda iwon in the wet in Spain
B. Lennon/Getty Images

5/9 - F1: Spain
Jeff Gordon talks with Mark Webber.  Fellow NASCAR ace Jimmie Johnson was there too.
 
Jaguar

F1: Spain
Michael Schumacher is simply better than everyone else, easily winning a record 75 F1 races...and counting
 
Ferrari

 F1: Spain
Giorgio Pantano sits by the side of the track after his Jordan broke down
 
Jordan

F1: Spain
Ralf Schumacher is sandwiched by both McLaren's.  Both Williams and McLaren were out to lunch in Spain
 
McLaren

TransAm
TransAm is testing a new overhead cam designed engine (designed by Rocketsports) and Jaguar, seen here nestled in the Jaguar chassis
 
Jaguar

TransAm
TransAm is trying to get away from the pushrod engine design and is testing a new overhead cam format and the Jaguar version is shown here.  It will be the engine of the future for the series, but for now carries a weight penalty
 
Jaguar

5/16 - NASCAR: Richmond
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins only his 2nd short track race.
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Richmond
The sun sets on Richmond
 
CIA Stock Photo

 IRL: Indy
Buddy Rice won first Indy 500 pole
 
Honda

IRL: Indy
Team Rahal Indy 500 pole photo
 
Honda

IRL: Indy
Indy front row - Dario Franchitti (3rd), Buddy Rice (1st) and Dan Wheldon (2nd)
 
Honda

Nitro Top Fuel: Australia
Nitro burning top fuel car in Australia Nitro drag racing series
 
Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

5/23 - F1: Monaco
Schumacher brings his damaged car back to the pits
 
M. Thompson/Getty Images

NASCAR: Lowes
Jimmie Johnson crashes
 
R. Jarrett/Getty Images

 F1: Monaco
Trulli and Briatore celebrate
 
M. Thompson/Getty Images

Champ Car: Monterrey
Mario Dominguez spins early but recovers to finish 3rd
 
Champ Car

Champ Car: Monterrey
Rodolfo Lavin goes bouncing over the curbs
 
Champ Car

NASCAR: Lowes
McMurray gets it sideways
 
C. Jones/Getty Images

5/30 - F1: Germany
Ralf
Schumacher crashes in first turn
 
M. Thompson/Getty Images

F1: Germany
Ralf
Schumacher crashes in first turn
 
P. Gilham/Getty Images

 IRL: Indy
AJ Foyt IV crashes out yet again
 
Photo courtesy IMS

IRL: Indy
AJ Foyt IV sits in his broken car
 
D. Miralle/Getty Images

IRL: Indy
Marty Roth crashes
 
D. Miralle/Getty Images

NASCAR: Lowe's
Greg Biffle catches the wall in All-Star race
 
CIA Stock Photo

6/6 - Champ Car Milwaukee
Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is hoisted by crew
 
Champ Car

Champ Car Milwaukee
At night you can see the exhaust flames from Patrick Carpentier's turbocharged Ford-Cosworth
 
Champ Car

 DTM: EuroSpeedway
OWRS co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven meets with German officials
 
AutoRacing1.com

NASCAR: Dover
Eventual winner Martin gets service from his Viagra crew
 CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Dover
Another big crowd at Dover
 
Autostock

World Rally: Acropolis
Markko Martin gets airborne as crazy spectators get dangerously close
 
Ford

6/13 - 24 Hours of LeMans
The winning #5 Audi goes spinning early in race
 
Guenter Reinhold

F1: Montreal
Christian Klien of Austria flies in the air after his car made contact with David Coulthard.
 
Clive Mason/Getty Images

24 Hours of LeMans
In the closest fought fight of the race, the American Chevy Corvette team scored a convincing 1-2 win over the Ferraris
 
ALMS

 F1: Montreal
The invincible Michael Schumacher won in Canada for a record 7th time
 
Ferrari

NASCAR: Pocono
A young fan peers thru an opening in the fence to see his favorite driver
 CIA Stock Photo

24 Hours of LeMans
The winning Audi of Tom Kristensen passes the winning GT Class #90 Porsche.  It was the 5th straight win for Kristensen
 
ALMS

NASCAR: Pocono
Winner Jimmie Johnson leads his car owner Jeff Gordon
 CIA Stock Photo

6/20 - NASCAR: Michigan
Fire erupts in AOL team's pits
 
CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Portland
Michel Jourdain Jr. gets pitched in the air in first turn melee
 
Champ Car

F1: Indianapolis
Both Giorgio Pantano and Felipe Massa are eliminated in this first corner accident
 
IMS/Ron McQueeney

 Nissan Series: Valencia
Juan Cruz Alvarez spins into the pea gravel
 
AutoRacing1/G. Reinhold

Nissan Series: Valencia
Former Champ Car driver Tiago Monteiro skids off track with brakes locked
 AutoRacing1/G. Reinhold

F1: Indianapolis
Fernando Alonso's battered Renault after a huge shunt in Turn 1 when his Michelin tire exploded
 
IMS/Ron McQueeney

NASCAR: Michigan
Jeff Gordon dominated until he spun his tires big time on this pit stop.  His engine blew soon thereafter.
 
CIA Stock Photo

6/27 - NASCAR: Sonoma
Robby Gordon's wheel falls off causing him to go off course and into the barriers
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Sonoma
Casey Mears gets air
 
Bob Heathcote/AR1

ALMS: Mid-Ohio
The winning Champion Audi throws up sparks
 
Bill Kistler/AR1

 ALMS: Mid-Ohio
Hounded by the winning Corvette, the Lamborghini team finished 4th in GTS in its debut
 
ALMS

NASCAR: Sonoma
Jeff Burton loops it
 
CIA Stock Photo

NASCAR: Sonoma
Winner Jeff Gordon burns rubber
 
Bob Heathcote/AR1

IRL: Richmond
Dan Wheldon wins his 2nd race of year
 
Ron McQueeney/IMS

7/4 - Champ Car: Cleveland
Alex Sperafico gets a wheel off
 
Champ Car

IRL: Kansas
Buddy Rice nips Vitor Meira at the line
 
Ron McQueeney/IMS

Champ Car: Cleveland
Rodolfo Lavin goes off
 
Champ Car

 Champ Car: Cleveland
A young fan is happy with her Bridgestone hat
 
Champ Car

Champ Car: Cleveland
Mario Haberfeld goes around
 
Champ Car

ALMS: Lime Rock
The Champion Audi R8 throws up a Rooster Tail in the wet
 
ALMS

NASCAR: Daytona
Jeff Gordon was not to be denied at Pepsi 400
 
Wieck Photo

7/11 - Champ Car: Toronto
Anne Stevens, VP of Ford, gets strapped in for 2-seat Champ Car ride
 
Scheuern/AutoRacing1

F1: England
Michael Schumacher wins for record 80th time
 
Ferrari

Champ Car: Toronto
Junqueira and Dominguez make contact on first lap in turn 2
 
Champ Car

 Champ Car: Toronto
Junqueira and Dominguez make contact on first lap in turn 2
 
Champ Car

Champ Car: Toronto
Sebastien Bourdais wins 3rd in row
 
Champ Car

NASCAR: Chicagoland
This cut tire sent Tony Stewart into the wall on Friday
 
Schenk/Autoracing1

7/18 - ALMS: Infineon Raceway
Dale Earnhardt's Corvette burns to the ground after he crashed hard
 
Heathcote/AutoRacing1

ALMS: Infineon Raceway
Dale Earnhardt's Corvette four corners before he crashed it
 
Heathcote/AutoRacing1

ALMS: Infineon Raceway
The Pirelli Girls strut their stuff
 
Heathcote/AutoRacing1

Indianapolis
Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward passed away this past week
 
IMS

ALMS: Infineon Raceway
The #4 Corvette finished 3rd in class even after an accident with a back marker
 
ALMS

 IRL: Nashville
Tony Kanaan is all smiles in Victory Lane
 
IMS/Ron McQueeney

Euro3000 Spa, Belgium
Winner Bernhard Auinger at the top of Eau Rouge
 
Guenter Reinhold

Euro3000 Spa, Belgium
Sometimes Champagne and confetti don't mix
 
Guenter Reinhold

7/18 - Champ Car: Vancouver
The Miss Molson Indy contest is always a highlight
 
Champ Car

Champ Car: Vancouver
American Memo Gidley qualified 5th in only his 2nd race for Rocketsports
 
Champ Car

NASCAR: New Hampshire
A burned Dale Earnhardt Jr. is clearly in pain as he steps out of his car
 
CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Vancouver
RuSPORT teammates AJ Allmendinger and Michel Jourdain Jr. Hug over their 2nd and 3rd place finish
 
Champ Car

IRL: Milwaukee
Scott Sharp spins exiting Turn 4
 
Ron McQueeney/IMS

 ALMS: Portland
The No. 30 LMP2 car driven by the Fields goes for a spin
 
ALMS

World Rally: Argentina
Francois Duval flies on a jump on stage 16
 
Ralph Hardwick/Ford

Champ Car: Vancouver
Sebastien Bourdais drives his McDonald's car past a Vancouver McDonald's
 
Dan Boyd/Champ Car

8/1 - IRL: Michigan
Buddy Rice beats Tony Kanaan to the line
 
Honda

IRL: Michigan
Fernandez pushes Meira into Wheldon's right-front tire changer
 
Ron McQueeney/IMS

IRL: Michigan
Kosuke Matsuura's outside front tire changer Rhodri Griffiths crawls back to change the tire after being hit by Adrian Fernandez
 
Honda

ARCA: Pocono
Chuck Webber spins in Turn 2
 
J. Garrahan/Autoracing1

NASCAR: Pocono
Dale Earnhardt Jr. only ran 52 laps before needing relief
  
J. Garrahan/Autoracing1

NASCAR: Pocono
Tony Stewart came back on the hook again
  
J. Garrahan/Autoracing1

Trans-AM: Three Rivers
2nd Place Tommy Kendall kicks up some dirt and spray on the wet track
 
Trans-AM

 Trans-AM: Three Rivers
On this day Paul Gentilozzi was just too good
 
Trans-AM

 8/8 - Trans-AM: Road America
Mike Lewis climbs from his burning Jaguar
Dave Karling

Champ Car: Road America
Argentinean Gaston Mazzacane goes off course
 
Champ Car

NASCAR: Indy
Jeff Gordon salutes crowd after 4th win
 
CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Road America
On Sunday a lot of cars went off course on the challenging 4-mile track
 
Ford

Champ Car: Road America
Alex Tagliani celebrates first win
 
Bridgestone

NASCAR: Indy
Jeff Gordon salutes crowd after 4th win
 
CIA Stock Photo

Skip Barber: Road America
Michael Andretti reviews race setup with son Marco who won Championship Sunday
  
C. Cortes/Autoracing1

ALMS: Mosport
The Weaver/Leitzinger Lola beat the mighty Audi R8 on this day
 
ALMS

 Trans-AM: Road America
Tommy Kendall celebrates first win since coming back
 
Trans-AM

 8/15 - World Rally: Finland
Francois Duval over the famous jump in the Ouninpohja stage
Ralph Hardwick/Ford

Monterey Historics
The 2003-GA Ferrari in the corkscrew at Laguna Seca
  
Heathcote/AutoRacing1

Monterey Historics
1999 Ferrari which broke in two at the drivers knees when it was ripped by the tire barrier on drivers right on exit of Turn 6. The driver was OK
  
Heathcote/AutoRacing1

Monterey Historics
1999 Ferrari which broke in two at the drivers knees when it was ripped by the tire barrier on drivers right on exit of Turn 6. The driver was OK
  
Heathcote/AutoRacing1

F1: Hungary
Ferrari celebrates another Constructors crown
 
Ferrari

NASCAR: Watkins Glen
Tony Stewart won for the 2nd time at The Glen
 
CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Denver
Teammates Bourdais and Junqueira into the first turn at the start, only one would come out
 
Champ Car

Champ Car: Denver
Attendance was up significantly in 2004
 
Champ Car

IRL: Kentucky
Another rev-limited artificially close finish
 
Ron McQueeney/IMS

 8/22 - ALMS: Road America
The LMP1, LMP2 and GTS winners run 1-2-3
ALMS/Rick Dole

NASCAR: Michigan
For the 3rd race in a row points leader Jimmie Johnson fell out
  
CIA Stock Photo

ALMS: Road America
The Courage came over from Europe and won the LMP2 class first time out
ALMS/Rick Dole

NASCAR: Michigan
Special paint schemes were out in force in Michigan, here the #97 sports the Sharpie look
  
Ford

IRL: Pikes Peak
Winner Dario Franchitti celebrates with team owner Michael Andretti
 
Honda

IRL: Pikes Peak
Winner Dario Franchitti leads the field
 
Honda

 8/29 - NASCAR: Bristol
Scott Wimmer goes spinning
CIA Stock Photo

Champ Car: Montreal
First corner melee
  
Champ Car

Champ Car: Montreal
Pole sitter and early race leader Bourdais locks a wheel
  
Champ Car

F1: Belgium
The Ferrari team celebrates Schumacher's record 7th World title
  
Ferrari

Champ Car: Montreal
Winning team owners Paul Newman and Carl Haas flank race winner Bruno Junqueira
  
Champ Car

F1: Belgium
Finally someone other than Schumacher won - Raikkonen
  
McLaren

IRL: Nazareth
2/3 of the grandstands were empty in this Nazareth Speedway's funeral procession
 
Toyota

 9/5 - NASCAR: Fontana
Over 100,000 witnessed the first race under the lights
CIA Stock Photo

 NASCAR: Fontana
Dale Jarrett (R) congratulates teammate Elliott Sadler
CIA Stock Photo

 NASCAR: Fontana
Sadler leads 2nd place finisher Kasey Kahne
CIA Stock Photo

 AMA: Road Atlanta
(1) Matt Mladin leads (17) Miguel Duhamel
Dave Smith

 AMA: Road Atlanta
Joshua Hayes crashes out in race 1
Dave Smith

 AMA: Road Atlanta
(1) Matt Mladin of Henderson, NV, battled with (17) Miguel Duhamel of Las Vegas, NV, during the closing laps.  Mladin was the winner
Dave Smith

World Rally: Japan
Ford driver Markko Martin drives to parc ferme in front of the Japanese fans.
Ralph Hardwick

World Rally: Japan
Markko Martin passes a Buddhist temple after Stage 23.
Ralph Hardwick

 9/12 - IRL: Chicagoland
AJ Foyt IV and Mark Taylor crash
Indy Racing League

 Champ Car: Monterey
Michel Jourdain Jr. locks a wheel heading to the corkscrew
Bob Heathcote

 Champ Car: Monterey
Safety crane lifts Gaston Mazzacane and his car at the corkscrew
Bob Heathcote

 NASCAR: Richmond
Jimmie Johnson crashes out and cars avoid him
CIA Stock Photo

 F1: Monza
Christian Klien slides into the grass
Jaguar

 F1: Monza
Ferrari teammates run 1-2 in late stages at Monza
Ferrari

F1: Monza
Rubens Barrichello basks in glory of first win of year
Ferrari

 9/19 - NASCAR: New Hampshire
Robby Gordon spins on back straight.  He was involved in three wrecks on this day
CIA Stock Photo

 F1: Silverstone
Ford announced that the Leaping Cat was leaping right out of F1 after 2004
Jaguar

  NASCAR: New Hampshire
Winner Kurt Busch celebrates with crew
CIA Stock Photo

  NASCAR: New Hampshire
Tony Stewart's Chevy is a wreck
CIA Stock Photo

  NASCAR: New Hampshire
Tony Stewart's noseless Chevy
CIA Stock Photo

  NASCAR: New Hampshire
Jeff Gordon eyes the new Trophy for the winner of the Chase for the Nextel Cup
CIA Stock Photo

Grand-Am: Homestead
Andy Wallace and Milka Duno drove their CITGO car to the win
Grand-Am

 9/26 - NASCAR: Las Vegas
Kelly Sutton spins her truck
David Allo

 Champ Car: Las Vegas
Sebastien Bourdais nips his teammate Bruno Junqueira at the line
Bridgestone

  NASCAR: Dover
Brian Vickers crashes
CIA Stock Photo

  F1: Shanghai
The main straight in Shanghai is an impressive sight
McLaren

  ALMS: Road Atlanta
The winning car of Johnny Herbert and Marco Werner
ALMS

  NASCAR: Dover
Ryan Newman passes defending champ Matt Kenseth
Ford

F1: Shanghai
The two BAR Hondas do battle
Honda

 10/03 - NASCAR: Talladega
Chase contender Jeremy Mayfield gets involved in a big wreck
CIA Stock Photo

 NASCAR: Talladega
Sterling Marlin and Bobby Labonte crash
CIA Stock Photo

  IRL: Fontana
The pass for the win
Bob Heathcote

  Champ Car: NY City
Old pals Mario Andretti and Paul Newman at the Gevril/Champ Car gala
Mark Cipolloni

  Champ Car: NY City
Legend
Mario Andretti chauffeured Legend Paul Newman in the Champ Car 2-seater on the streets on Manhattan in a monsoon.  Note Newman's helmet.
Michael Kim/LAT USA

  Champ Car: NY City
Mario Dominguez, Paul Newman and Mario Andretti share a moment in the rain
Michael Kim/LAT USA

NASCAR: Talladega
Kasey Kahne sits in his wrecked Dodge
CIA Stock Photo

IRL: Fontana
The remains of Tomas Scheckter's destroyed car
Bob Heathcote

 10/10 - NASCAR: Kansas
Joe Nemechek and Ricky Rudd went side-by side over the final two laps.  Nemechek prevailed.
CIA Stock Photo

 F1: Suzuka, Japan
David Coulthard throws up big Rooster Tail
McLaren

  F1: Suzuka, Japan
Olivier Panis splashes around rain inundated track
Toyota

  F1: Suzuka, Japan
Michael Schumacher wins again
Ferrari

 NASCAR: Kansas
Joe Nemechek gets first win since Richmond, May 2003.
CIA Stock Photo

  Grand-Am: Barber Motorsports
Scott Pruett congratulates record setting pole sitter Max Papis
Grand-Am

 10/17 - IRL: Texas
Alex Barron explodes in a ball of fire after colliding with Franchitti.
Ron McQueeney/IMS

 IRL: Texas
Alex Barron explodes in a ball of fire after colliding with Dario Franchitti.
Shawn Payne/IRL

  NASCAR: Charlotte
Rusty Wallace spins Jeff Gordon out.  Gordon came back to finish 2nd
CIA Stock Photo

  NASCAR: Charlotte
Kyle Busch spins out
CIA Stock Photo

 ALMS: Laguna Seca
A time-lapse photo of the first race in the dark at Laguna Seca
Bob Heathcote

  ALMS: Laguna Seca
Sunset at Laguna Seca under the Yokohama bridge
Bob Heathcote

  ALMS: Laguna Seca
Johnny Herbert gets spun around in Turn 3 but recovers to win with co-driver Pierre Kaffer
Bob Heathcote

  NASCAR: Charlotte
Brian Vickers crashes
CIA Stock Photo

 10/24 - Champ Car: Australia
In Australia the winner gets the girl instead of the trophy
Champ Car

 Champ Car: Australia
Bruno Junqueira gestures to crowd as Bourdais looks on
Champ Car

  F1: Brazil
Juan Montoya won his final race for Williams BMW
BMW

  NASCAR: Martinsville
Robby Gordon would spin out several times
CIA Stock Photo

 F1: Brazil
Mark Webber stares at his damaged Jaguar.  It was his last race with the team
Jaguar

  F1: Brazil
Drivers put a Donkey in place of Michael Schumacher when he is late for the photo shoot
Jaguar

  NASCAR: Martinsville
Tony Stewart's Chevy spits flames
CIA Stock Photo

  Champ Car: Australia
AJ Allmendinger bounces over the curbs
Champ Car

 10/31 - NASCAR: Atlanta
Remembering the 10 fallen Hendricks members
CIA Stock Photo

 MotoGP: Valencia
World Champion Valentino Rossi wins yet again
MotoGP

  Superfund: Nurburgring
Mathias Lauda punts Maxime Hodencq
G. Reinhold/AutoRacing1

  Superfund: Nurburgring
Mathias Lauda punts Maxime Hodencq
G. Reinhold/AutoRacing1

 Superfund: Nurburgring
Maxime Hodencq is completely upside down
G. Reinhold/AutoRacing1

  Superfund: Nurburgring
Maxime Hodencq on his head
G. Reinhold/AutoRacing1

  World Rally: Catalunya
Winner Markko Martin at the famous bridge on Stage 17
Ford

  V8 Supercar: Australia
Ford V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom gets airborne
Ford


 11/7 - Champ Car: Mexico City
Carl Haas, Sebastien Bourdais and Paul Newman celebrate championship
Champ Car


 Champ Car: Mexico City
Another huge crowd in Mexico City
Champ Car

  Champ Car: Mexico City
Michael Valiante made a successful rookie debut
Ford

  Champ Car: Mexico City
Jim Swintal waves checkered flag to winner Bourdais
Champ Car

 NASCAR: Phoenix
Crew douses winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.
CIA Stock Photo

  NASCAR: Phoenix
Earnhardt Jr. passes Jeff Gordon for the lead and the win late in race.  
CIA Stock Photo

  Nissan World Series: Jerez
Narain Karthikeyan locks a wheel under braking
G. Reinhold/AutoRacing1

  Nissan World Series: Jerez
Tiago Monteiro in the wet
G. Reinhold/AutoRacing1


 11/14 - NASCAR: Darlington
Jimmie Johnson is right back in the point chase with one race to go
CIA Stock photo


 Champ Car: London
Champ Car owner Kevin Kalkhoven walks off his plane in London to conclude his deal with Cosworth
Cipolloni/AutoRacing1.com

  World Rally: Australia
François Duval gets air
Ford

  Champ Car: London
Champ Car owner Kevin Kalkhoven helps fly his plane to London
Cipolloni/AutoRacing1.com

 Champ Car: London
Champ Car owner Kevin Kalkhoven's plane numbers end in KK of course
Cipolloni/AutoRacing1.com

  NASCAR: Darlington
Jeff Gordon's crew looks intense as they push their driver back out to finish 3rd
CIA Stock photo

  NASCAR: Darlington
Casey Mears drags a bumper
CIA Stock photo

  NASCAR: Darlington
Kurt Busch retained his points lead, barely
CIA Stock photo


 11/21- NASCAR: Homestead
Kurt Busch takes his Polish championship victory lap
Autostock


 NASCAR: Homestead
Kurt Busch and Jack Roush are totally drenched with bubbly
CIA Stock Photo

  NASCAR: Homestead
Teammates and race winner Greg Biffle and title winner Kurt Busch congratulate each other
Autostock

  NASCAR: Homestead
Biffle puts a move on Busch
Autostock

 Baja 1000
Paul Newman has raced many types of cars, this past week saw him do the Baja 1000 teamed with Sebastien Bourdais
Tim Mantoani

  Champ Car: Mexico City
The Newman/Haas team poses for their 1-2 championship finish photo
Dan R. Boyd


 11/28  F1: Barcelona
The new Red Bull team livery breaks cover
Red Bull


 F1: Barcelona
Dietrich Mateschitz(L) with F3000 sensation Vitantonio Liuzzi
Red Bull

  F1: Barcelona
The '05 interim BAR Honda breaks cover
BAR Honda

 F1: Barcelona
The '05 interim BAR Honda breaks cover
BAR Honda

 FIA-GT: Bahrain
The Ferrari of David Brabham leads from the start
Bahrain GT Festival

  FIA-GT: Bahrain
American Patrick Long(L) and Lars Nielson celebrate their GT2 class win
Bahrain GT Festival

  F1: Misano
Ex-Champ Car driver Tiago Monteiro test drove a Minardi again


 12/05  NASCAR: Manhattan
Jack Roush and driver Kurt Busch hold Nextel Cup trophy in Times Square
Ford


 NASCAR: Manhattan
Large crowds filled the streets of Manhattan to see NASCAR
Autostock

  NASCAR: Manhattan
Large crowds filled the streets of Manhattan to see NASCAR
Ford

 ROC: Paris
Heikki Kovalainen won the individual crown
ROC

 ROC: Paris
Michael Schumacher (R) beat Sebastien Loeb (L) to win the Champions round
ROC

  ROC: Paris
Rally star Sebastien Loeb gets airborne over the bridge
ROC

  ROC: Paris
A big crowd turned out in the Stadium of France in Paris
ROC


Champ Car: NY City
The Times Square Reuters News Board was alight with Champ Car
 
Cipolloni/Autoracing1.com


World Rally: Acropolis
Markko Martin gets airborne as crazy spectators get dangerously close
 
Ford

Champ Car: Portland
Michel Jourdain Jr. gets pitched in the air in first turn melee
 
Champ Car

Champ Car: Vancouver
The Miss Molson Indy contest is always a highlight
 
Champ Car

 Trans-AM: Road America
Mike Lewis climbs from his burning Jaguar
Dave Karling

 IRL: Chicagoland
AJ Foyt IV and Mark Taylor crash
Indy Racing League

F1: Belgium
The Ferrari team celebrates Schumacher's record 7th World title
  
Ferrari

 IRL: Texas
Alex Barron explodes in a ball of fire after colliding with Franchitti.
Ron McQueeney/IMS

  Superfund: Nurburgring
Mathias Lauda punts Maxime Hodencq
G. Reinhold/AutoRacing1

  Champ Car: Mexico City
The Newman/Haas team poses for their 1-2 championship finish photo
Dan R. Boyd

 NASCAR: Manhattan
Large crowds filled the streets of Manhattan to see NASCAR
Autostock
 
     
     

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