Go back in time with these memorable NASCAR races starting Monday night

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Go back to a time when Facebook was just a novelty – if that – and not a necessity, a time when the iPod was new, and when Harry Potter first arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Yes, go all the way back to the early 2000s. You don’t even need a DeLorean to do it.

NBCSN is airing memorable NASCAR Sprint Cup races on NBC from 2001-2004 in anticipation of NASCAR’s return to NBC this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Races will air from 7-9 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. It’s part of NBCSN’s NASCAR block. Each night from 5 p.m. to midnight ET, NBCSN will air various NASCAR programming, including NASCAR America.

It all leads to Saturday night’s Xfinity race on NBCSN and Sunday night’s Sprint Cup race on NBC.

Here’s the list of old races airing this week on NBCSN:

(all times EASTERN)

MONDAY 

7 – 9 p.m. – 2004 Homestead season finale – Greg Biffle wins but Kurt Busch claims the championship in the first year of the Chase.

9 – 11 pm – 2003 Homestead season finale – Bobby Labonte scores the second of his two wins that season and Matt Kenseth celebrates a championship.

TUESDAY

7 – 9 p.m. – 2002 Brickyard 400 – Bill Elliott wins a race highlighted by the feud between Kurt Busch and Jimmy Spencer.

9 – 11 p.m. – 2005 Brickyard 400 – Tony Stewart wins for the first time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and says afterward: “If I die tomorrow or die right now, my life is complete.”

WEDNESDAY

7 – 9 p.m. – 2005 Martinsville – Jeff Gordon scores an emotional victory a year after the Hendrick plane clash claimed 10 lives.

9- 11 p.m. – 2004 Brickyard 400 – Jeff Gordon joins an elite class of drivers with his fourth career victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

THURSDAY

7 – 9 p.m. – 2001 Daytona July race – Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores an emotional win in NASCAR’s first race at Daytona International Speedway since Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s death there in February.

9 – 11 p.m. – 2004 Daytona 500 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins this race for the first time, coming six years to the day after his father’s lone victory in this event.