Martinsville Speedway
April 10, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 6

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS 500

MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

Martinsville, Va.April 10, 2005

.526-Mile Paved Oval

500 L – 263 MPurse: $4,761,101

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         16          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              500                    185           *      5         $186,051      Running

 2         35            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              500                    170                               143,915      Running

 3         22            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       500                    170           *      5           109,625      Running

 4           2          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  500                    165           *      5           132,241      Running

 5           4            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                500                    160           *      5           121,308      Running

 6         20          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            500                    155           *      5           109,758      Running

 7         13          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford                            500                    146                               104,439      Running

 8         37          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              500                    142                               120,041      Running

 9         25          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       500                    138                               114,091      Running

10        10          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         500                    134                               103,508      Running

11        18          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 500                    135           *      5           118,186      Running

12        12          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 500                    127                                 69,375      Running

13        26            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    124                               118,133      Running

14        32          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           500                    121                               106,733      Running

15          3          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              499                    123           *      5           111,095      Running

16        30          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              499                    115                                 98,895      Running

17        24          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    499                    112                                 95,688      Running

18        19          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        498                    109                                 84,958      Running

19          9          97            Kurt Busch                  Crown Royal Ford                                             498                    111           *      5           119,325      Running

20        43            7            Robby Gordon             Harrah’s Chevrolet                                            498                    108           *      5             67,700      Running

21          1          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           498                    100                                 95,858      Running

22        14          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         497                      97                                 99,286      Running

23        23            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           497                      94                                 70,450      Running

24        11          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       497                      91                                 69,200      Running

25        29          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    496                      88                                 77,275      Running

26          7          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               493                      95           *    10           128,861      Running

27        17          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  490                      82                                 77,810      Engine

28        41          37            Kevin Lepage              R&J Racing Dodge                                            489                      79                                 65,010      Running

29          8          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Jackson Hewitt Ford                487                      76                                 82,825      Running

30        31          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              477                      73                                 95,414      Running

31        33          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               466                      70                                 85,097      Running

32          5          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              436                      67                               111,661      Running

33          6          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           435                      69           *      5           102,225      Engine

34        42          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     416                      61                                 72,075      Running

35        27          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             412                      58                                 72,025      Running

36        15            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            410                      55                                 63,975      Overheating

37        38          66            Hermie Sadler              Peak Fitness Ford                                             340                      52                                 63,925      Accident

38        36          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             321                      49                                 81,875      Running

39        21            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           304                      46                                 71,815      Overheating

40        28          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   151                      43                                 63,740      Overheating

41        40          09            Johnny Sauter             Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                                55                      40                                 63,690      Brakes

42        39          34            Randy LaJoie              Mach 1 Inc. Chevrolet                                         26                      37                                 63,640      Engine

43        34          75            Mike Garvey                Jani-King/Rinaldi Air Conditioning Dodge             18                      34                                 63,053      Brakes

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   * Includes race leader/most laps led bonus.

Failed to qualify: (4) Stanton Barrett #92; Jeff Fuller #61; Kirk Shelmerdine #27; Carl Long #00.

Race comments: Before a sellout crowd estimated at 67,000, Jeff Gordon won the Advance Auto Parts 500, posting his 71st NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #49 Ken Schrader (backup car); #4 Mike Wallace (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 38 minutes, 52 seconds                                  AVERAGE SPEED: 72.099 mph                              MARGIN OF VICTORY: .593 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Scott Riggs, Valvoline Chevrolet (96.671 mph, 19.588 secs.)

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Rusty Wallace, Miller Lite Dodge

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $35,000 at Texas.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Texas Motor Speedway.

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Travis Kvapil, Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet (247 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 16 cautions for 91 laps. 4-7 (Car #12-Stalled, Turn 4); 13-16 (Car #43-Spin, Turn 4); 59-66 (Car #88 & 99-Accident, Turn 2); 70-77 (Car #99 & 66-Accident, Turn 2); 90-93 (Car #15-Accident, Turn 1); 128-133 (Car #07-Stalled, Turn 3); 183-188 (Car #16 & 25-Accident, Turn 4); 257-262 (Car #01-Accident, Turn 4); 276-281 (Car #40-Spin, Turn 2); 285-288 (Car #8-Spin, Turn 2); 323-327 (Car #43-Accident, Turn 2); 388-394 (Car #45-Spin, Turn 3); 405-409 (Car #88-Spin, Turn 4); 433-437 (Debris); 448-454 (Car #97-Accident, Turn 3); 492-497 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 17 lead changes among 11 drivers. Scott Riggs-pole, Jeremy Mayfield 1-47; Rusty Wallace 48-94; Bobby Labonte 95-116; Tony Stewart 117-129; Robby Gordon 130-133; Stewart 134-183; Matt Kenseth 184; Stewart 185-203; Mayfield 204-224; Stewart 225-389; B. Labonte 390-399; Kurt Busch 400-415; Mark Martin 416; Kurt Busch 417-433; Ryan Newman 434-458; Sterling Marlin 459-464; Jeff Gordon 465-500.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                977                (1)

 2 –Greg Biffle                         817                (1)

 3 –Elliott Sadler                     795                (0)

 4 –Mark Martin                        779                (0)

 5 –Tony Stewart                     774                (0)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                        772                (2)

 7 –Rusty Wallace                    771                (0)

 8 –Ryan Newman                   753                (0)

 9 –Kurt Busch                         746                (0)

10–Dale Jarrett                        732                (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         48        4

Ford                                 40        2

Dodge                              26        0

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          2

Ryan Newman               (#12)          1


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   2

Kyle Busch                                         1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                        72

Travis Kvapil                                     67

Stanton Barrett                                  12

Eric McClure                                     11

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

Ryan Newman               (#12)          1

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          1

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          2

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          1

Scott Riggs                    (#10)          1

 


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#48)        58

Roush Yates                   (#97)        40

Danny Lawrence            (#29)        36

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          1

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          1

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          1


NEXT EVENT: April 17 – Samsung/RadioShack 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Tex. (500 M) (334 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (4/11/05)

©2005 NASCAR


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 16 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 500 185 5 $186,051 Running 1 36
2 35 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 500 170 $143,915 Running
3 22 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 500 170 5 $109,625 Running 1 1
4 2 12 Ryan Newman ALLTEL Dodge 500 165 5 $132,241 Running 1 25
5 4 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 500 160 5 $111,308 Running 1 47
6 20 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 500 155 5 $109,758 Running 1 6
7 13 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford 500 146 $104,439 Running
8 37 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 500 142 $120,041 Running
9 25 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 500 138 $114,091 Running
10 10 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 500 134 $103,508 Running
11 18 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 500 135 5 $118,186 Running 1 1
12 12 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Express Chevrolet 500 127 $69,375 Running
13 26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 500 124 $118,133 Running
14 32 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 500 121 $106,733 Running
15 3 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 499 123 5 $111,095 Running 2 68
16 30 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 499 115 $98,895 Running
17 24 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 499 112 $95,688 Running
18 19 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge 498 109 $84,958 Running
19 9 97 Kurt Busch Crown Royal Ford 498 111 5 $119,325 Running 2 33
20 43 7 Robby Gordon Harrah's Chevrolet 498 108 5 $67,700 Running 1 4
21 1 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 498 100 $95,858 Running
22 14 43 Jeff Green Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 497 97 $99,286 Running
23 23 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Chevrolet 497 94 $70,450 Running
24 11 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 497 91 $69,200 Running
25 29 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco/Havoline Dodge 496 88 $77,275 Running
26 7 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 493 95 10 $128,861 Running 4 247
27 17 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Engines & Transmissions Dod 490 82 $77,810 Engine
28 41 37 Kevin Lepage TBA Dodge 489 79 $65,010 Running
29 8 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Jackson Hewitt Ford 487 76 $82,825 Running
30 31 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 477 73 $95,414 Running
31 33 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 466 70 $85,097 Running
32 5 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 436 67 $111,661 Running
33 6 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 435 69 5 $102,225 Engine 2 32
34 42 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 416 61 $72,075 Running
35 27 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 412 58 $72,025 Running
36 15 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 410 55 $63,975 Overheating
37 38 66 Hermie Sadler Peak Fitness Ford 340 52 $63,925 Accident
38 36 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 321 49 $81,875 Running
39 21 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 304 46 $71,815 Overheating
40 28 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 151 43 $63,740 Overheating
41 40 09 Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Resorts Dodge 55 40 $63,690 Brakes
42 39 34 Randy LaJoie Mach 1 Inc. Chevrolet 26 37 $63,640 Engine
43 34 75 Mike Garvey Jani-King/Rinaldi Air Conditioning Dodge 18 34 $63,053 Brakes


Race Comments Before a sellout crowd of an estimated 67,000, Jeff Gordon won the Advance Auto Parts 500, posting his 71st NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #49 Schrader (backup); #4 M. Wallace (engine change).
Failed to Qualify (4) Stanton Barrett #, #92; Jeff Fuller, #61; Kirk Shelmerdine, #27; Carl Long, #00.
Time of Race 3 hours, 38 minutes, 52 seconds Average Speed 72.099 mph Margin of Victory 0.593 Seconds
Caution Flags 16 for 91 laps: Laps 4-7 (#12 stalled turn 4); 13-16 (#43 spun turn 4); 59-66 (#88,99 accident turn 2); 70-77 (#99,66 accident turn 2); 90-93 (#15 accident turn 1); 128-133 (#07 stalled turn 3); 183-188 (#16,25 accident turn 4); 257-262 (#01 accident turn 4); 276-281 (#40 spun turn 2); 285-288 (#8 spun turn 2); 323-327 (#43 accident turn 2); 388-394 (#45 spun turn 3); 405-409 (#88 spun turn 4); 433-437 (Debris); 448-454 (#97 accident turn 3); 492-497 (Oil on track).
Lead Changes 17 among 11 drivers: S. Riggs (Pole); J. Mayfield 1-47; R. Wallace 48-94; B. Labonte 95-116; T. Stewart 117-129; R. Gordon 130-133; T. Stewart 134-183; M. Kenseth 184; T. Stewart 185-203; J. Mayfield 204-224; T. Stewart 225-389; B. Labonte 390-399; K. Busch 400-415; M. Martin 416; K. Busch 417-433; R. Newman 434-458; S. Marlin 459-464; J. Gordon 465-500.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 977; (2) G. Biffle 817; (3) E. Sadler 795; (4) M. Martin 779; (5) T. Stewart 774; (6) J. Gordon 772; (7) R. Wallace 771; (8) R. Newman 753; (9) K. Busch 746; (10) D. Jarrett 732.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 72; (2) Travis Kvapil 67; (3) Stanton Barrett 12; (4) Eric McClure 11.
Bud Pole Award Scott Riggs (96.671 mph)
Commit to Win Award Jeremy Mayfield
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Jeremy Mayfield, #19 (94.851 mph, Lap 22)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Tony Stewart
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Ryan Newman
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Travis Kvapil #
USG Improving the Finish Award Kasey Kahne, #9 (33 Places)
WIX Lap-Leader Award Tony Stewart, #20 (247 Laps)
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Jeff Gordon
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Jeff Gordon

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