Golden Corral 500

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Date: 3/14/2004
Car No: 8
Sponsor: Budweiser
Organization: Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Dale Jr. increased his string of consecutive seasons with multiple victories to five by winning his second race of 2004 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Junior led 55 laps, including the final 16, to beat Jeremy Mayfield and Kasey Kahne to the checkered flag. Junior took the lead from Mayfield on lap 310 of 325 and raced to a three-second cushion. While it was his first win at Atlanta, it was his sixth straight top-five finish there. The winning pass was set up by a lightning-quick 12.66-second pit stop on the Budweiser team's final visit to pit road with 23 laps to go.