2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Schedule

Thirty Six 2005 Nextel Cup races

Plus three exhibition (non points) races(Budweiser Shootout, Gatorade Duel 150's, The All-Star Race)

off weekends: 3/6, 3/27 [Easter], 7/31

NIGHT RACES (9 + 2 exhibition races):
Daytona: 2/12 (Bud Shootout), 7/2
Phoenix: 4/23
Darlington: 5/7
Richmond: 5/14 and 9/10
Lowe's: 5/21 (All-Star Race), 5/29 and 10/15
California: 9/4
Bristol: 8/27

Race# Date Location
(click on track for info)
Race
(click on name for race info
if available)
Defending Champ/2005 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Final Prac
Time/TV
* 2/12 Daytona, FL Budweiser Shootout*
2005: #48-Jimmie Johnson
70 2.5 175 Fox
MRN
8:00 a draw  
* 2/17 Daytona, FL Gatorade Duel*
2005: 1) Michael Waltrip
2) Tony Stewart
60 2.5 150 FX
MRN
1:00 2/13 1:00
Fox
2/16 2:05
SC
1 2/20 Daytona, FL Daytona 500
2005: #24-Jeff Gordon
200 2.5 500 Fox
MRN
2:00 2/13 1:00
Fox
2/19 10:45a
FX 11:30a
2 2/27 Fontana, CA Auto Club 500
2005: #16-Greg Biffle
250 2.0 500 Fox
MRN
3:10 2/26 3:10
impound
FX
2/25 7:00
SC
3/6 OFF off weekend              
3 3/13 Las Vegas, NV UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
2005: #48-Jimmie Johnson
267 1.5 400.5 Fox
PRN
3:05 3/11 6:10
SC
3/12 2:10
6:00(t) FX
4 3/20 Hampton, GA Golden Corral 500
2005: #99-Carl Edwards
325 1.54 500.5 Fox
PRN
1:15 3/18 7:05
SC
(impound)
3/18 1:30
SC
  3/27 Easter - OFF Easter Bunny 500              
5 4/3 Bristol, TN Food City 500
2005: #29-Kevin Harvick
500 0.533 266.5 Fox
PRN
1:15 4/1 5:40
SPEED
(impound)
one prac
4/1 11:30a - 2 hrs
6 4/10 Martinsville, VA
(2005 Owners Points
in effect)
Advance Auto Parts 500
2005: #24-Jeff Gordon
500 0.526 263 Fox
MRN
1:20 4/8 3:10
SC
4/9 11:10a
FX
7 4/17 Fort Worth, TX Samsung/RadioShack 500
2005: #16-Greg Biffle
334 1.5 500.5 Fox
PRN
1:20 4/15 4:00
SC
4/16 12:10
FX
8 4/23
Sat night
Phoenix, AZ SUBWAY Fresh 500
2005: #97-Kurt Busch
312 1.00 312 Fox
MRN
7:55 4/22 6:00
SC
(impound)
4/21 9:00
SC
9 5/1 Talladega, AL Aaron’s 499
2005: #24-Jeff Gordon
188 2.66 500.08 Fox
MRN
1:20 4/29 4:00
SC
4/30 12:10
FX(t) 1:00
10 5/7
Sat Night
Darlington, SC
Mother's Day Weekend
Dodge Charger 500
2005: #16-Greg Biffle
367 1.366 501.3 Fox
MRN
7:10 5/6 5:10
SC
(impound)
5/5 7:15
SC 8:00
11 5/14
Sat Night
Richmond, VA Chevy American Revolution 400
2005: #9-Kasey Kahne
400 0.75 300 FX
MRN
7:35 5/13 6:10
SC
(impound)
5/13 12:00
SC
* 5/21
Sat Night
Lowe's Motor Speedway NEXTEL Open*
2005: Brian Vickers
30 1.5 45 FX
MRN
7:30 5/20 6:05
SC
5/20 11:45a
* 5/21
Sat Night
Lowe's Motor Speedway NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge*
2005: #6-Mark Martin
90
40/30/20
1.5 135 FX
MRN
~9:00 5/20 7:10
SC
5/20 1:00
SC
12 5/29
Sun night
Lowe's Motor Speedway Coca-Cola 600
2004: Jimmie Johnson
400 1.5 600 Fox
PRN
5:30 5/26 7:10
SC
5/28 5:10
FX 5:30(t)
13 6/5 Dover, DE MBNA NASCAR RacePoints 400
2005: #16-Greg Biffle
400 1.0 400 FX
MRN
1:35 6/3 3:00
SC
6/4 11:10a
FX 4:00(t)
14 6/12 Pocono, PA Pocono 500
2005: #99-Carl Edwards
200 2.5 500 Fox
MRN
1:40 6/11 12:10
FX 5:00 (t)
(impound)
6/10 4:00
SC 4:00
15 6/19 Brooklyn, MI Batman Begins 400
2005: Greg Biffle
200 2.0 400 Fox
MRN
2:10 6/18 12:10
FX (t) 5:30
(impound)
6/17 4:00
SC
16 6/26 Sonoma, CA Dodge/Save Mart 350
2005: #20-Tony Stewart
110 1.99 224 Fox
PRN
3:35 6/24 6:00
SC
6/25 2:10
FX (t) 7:30
17 7/2
Sat Night
Daytona, FL Pepsi 400
2005: #20-Tony Stewart
160 2.5 400 NBC
MRN
8:00 7/1 4:40
TNT
(impound)
6/30 6:15
SC
Race# Date Location
(click on track for info)
Race
(click on name for race info
if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
18 7/10 Joliet, IL USG Sheetrock 400
2005: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
267 1.5 400.5 NBC
MRN
3:35 7/8 4:00
SC
7/9 12:00
SC
19 7/17 Loudon, NH New England 300
2005: #20-Tony Stewart
300 1.058 317.4 TNT
MRN
2:10 7/16 12:10
TNT(t) 1:30
(impound)
7/15 3:50
SC (t) 8:00
20 7/24 Pocono, PA Pennsylvania 500
2005: #97-Kurt Busch
200 2.5 500 TNT
MRN
1:40 7/23 12:10
TNT (t) 1:30
(impound)
7/22 4:00
SC (t) 9:00
7/31 OFF off weekend - last one              
21 8/7 Indianapolis, IN Allstate 400
2005: #20-Tony Stewart
160 2.5 400 NBC
IMS
2:30 8/6 11:10a
TNT (t) 6:00
8/6 4:45
SC
22 8/14 Watkins Glen, NY Sirius Satellite Radio at the Glen
2005: #20-Tony Stewart
90 2.45 220.5 NBC
MRN
1:35 8/13 11:00a
SC
(impound)
8/12 4:00
SC (t) 8:00
23 8/21 Brooklyn, MI GFS Marketplace 400
2005: #19-Jeremy Mayfield
200 2 400 TNT
MRN
2:30 8/20 12:10
TNT (t) 1:00
(impound)
8/19 4:00
SC (t) 8:00
24 8/27
Sat Night
Bristol, TN Sharpie 500
2005: Matt Kenseth
500 0.533 266.5 TNT
PRN
7:40 8/26 6:00
TNT
impound
8/26 12:00
SC (t) 2:30
25 9/4
Sun Night
Fontana, CA SONY HD 500
2005: #5-Kyle Busch
250 2 500 NBC
MRN
8:00 9/3 5:20
SC
(impound)
9/3 12:00
SC (t) 2:00
26 9/10
Sat Night
Richmond, VA Chevy Monte Carlo 400
2005: #97-Kurt Busch
LAST RACE
BEFORE THE CHASE
400 0.75 300 TNT
MRN
7:40 9/9 6:00
TNT
(impound)
9/9 12:00
SC (t) 2:30
27 9/18 Loudon, NH Sylvania 300
2005: #12-Ryan Newman
300 1.058 317.4 TNT
MRN
1:10 9/17 12:10
TNT
(impound)
9/16 3:50
SC (t) 8:00
28 9/25 Dover, DE MBNA NASCAR RacePoints 400
2005: #48-Jimmie Johnson
400 1.0 400 TNT
MRN
1:10 9/23 3:10
SC(t) 3:30
9/24 11:10
TNT (t) 12:00
29 10/2 Talladega, AL UAW-Ford 500
2005: #88-Dale Jarrett
188 2.66 500.08 NBC
MRN
2:30 9/30 4:00
SC
10/1 12:00
SC(t) 5:30
30 10/9 Kansas Banquet 400
2005: #6-Mark Martin
267 1.5 400.5 NBC
MRN
2:10 10/8 11:30a
SC
(impound)
10/7 3:30
SC
31 10/15
Sat Night
Charlotte, NC UAW-GM Quality 500
2005: #48-Jimmie Johnson
334 1.5 501 NBC
PRN
7:10 10/13 7:00
SC
10/14 6:00
SC
32 10/23 Martinsville, VA Subway 500
2005: #24-Jeff Gordon
500 0.526 263 NBC
MRN
1:00 10/21 3:00
SC
10/22 11:10a
SC
33 10/30 Hampton, GA Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500
2005: #99-Carl Edwards
325 1.54 500.5 NBC
PRN
12:40 10/28 7:00
SC(t) 8:00
(impound)
10/28 1:30
SC(t) 6:00
34 11/6 Fort Worth, TX Dickies 500
2005: #99-Carl Edwards
334 1.5 500.5 NBC
PRN
3:20 11/4 4:00
SC
11/5 12:00
SC
35 11/13 Phoenix, AZ Checker Auto Parts 500
presented by Havoline
2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
312 1.00 312 NBC
MRN
3:40 11/12 1:00
SC
(impound)
11/11 6:00
SC
36 11/20 Homestead, FL Ford 400
2004: Greg Biffle
267 1.5 400 NBC
MRN
4:00 11/19 1:05
SC
(impound)
11/18 4:00
SC
Race# Date Location
(click on track for info)
Race
(click on name for race info
if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted
All times are RACE START TIMES; NOT when coverage begines for the pre-race. *Non-Points Race
(t) = tape delayed
SC = Speed Channel

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