The continuing saga of three Race Fans and their trip to the NASCAR races at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina.

Original plans were such that our friends "Johnny Stockcar", Josh Butler and Bill Jostock, would attend the last "Southern 500". Johnny was unavoidably detained, but Josh and Bill did meet and attend this historic racing event.

"The Trackside Crew"

Kahne makes first series start, wins; Hamilton extends points lead
By JIM UTTER - Writer

DARLINGTON, S.C. A family mishap turned what had been a bad Saturday into a victorious one for Kasey Kahne.

Kahne's day started with a wreck in his primary Nextel Cup car during practice at Darlington Raceway, and then he struggled throughout much of Saturday's Busch Series race, wearing his tires to the cord.

But he still ended the day or in this case, the night in Victory Lane.

Martin Truex Jr.
2004 NASCAR Busch Series Champion!!

Jamie McMurray gets Victory number one for the Rusty Wallace owned car. The win was McMurray's third of the season and second consecutive. He has made 13 starts with four different owners this season, compiling three wins, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. Truex's finish of fourth, combined with the 33rd-place finish for his closest rival, Kyle Busch, gave Truex a 257-point advantage with only next weekend's season finale in Homestead, Fla., remaining.

Martin Truex Jr. Celebrates

Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's race in the same Chevrolet
he drove to victories at Charlotte and Atlanta. Designated by the chassis number 4859, tt's the first car built at Hendrick Motorsports for Johnson's use and was the car he raced in his first career Cup start at Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2001.

The last time he's raced the car and NOT won was at Texas on April 4.

Guess which car he'll be taking to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the season's final race.