Texas Motor Speedway
April 17, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 7

SAMSUNG/RADIOSHACK 500

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Fort Worth, TexasApril 17, 2005

1.5-Mile High-Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 334 LPurse: $6,886,746

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           5          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Post-it Ford                               334                    190           *    10         $540,250      Running

 2         31          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    334                    170                               316,350      Running

 3         18          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              334                    165                               236,600      Running

 4         32          41            Casey Mears               FujiFilm/Target Dodge                                        334                    165           *      5           215,908      Running

 5         13          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            334                    160           *      5           166,700      Running

 6         21          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              334                    155           *      5           154,050      Running

 7         19          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               334                    151           *      5           154,575      Running

 8           4          21            Ricky Rudd                  Rent-A-Center/Motorcraft Ford                         334                    142                               132,675      Running

 9         11            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        334                    138                               137,375      Running

10          6            2            Rusty Wallace             Kodak/Miller Lite Dodge                                     334                    134                               127,200      Running

11          2          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              334                    135           *      5           131,850      Running

12        41          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              334                    127                               123,850      Running

13        17          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              334                    124                               138,100      Running

14        27          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           334                    121                               119,425      Running

15          7          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              334                    123           *      5           127,425      Running

16          1          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  334                    120           *      5           136,725      Running

17          9          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         334                    112                               130,983      Running

18        39          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 334                    114           *      5           120,625      Running

19        20          99            Carl Edwards              Scotts Ford                                                       334                    106                               118,125      Running

20        16            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       334                    103                               118,675      Running

21        35            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s/Delphi Chevrolet                                 334                    100                               110,225      Running

22        42            0            Mike Bliss                    U.S. Coast Guard Chevrolet                              333                      97                                 99,125      Running

23        30          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       333                      99           *      5             97,525      Running

24        28          45            Kyle Petty                    Brawny/Georgia-Pacific Dodge                        333                      96           *      5           110,083      Running

25        26            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           333                      93           *      5             95,675      Running

26        12          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     332                      85                               100,725      Running

27        40          36            Boris Said                    CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet                             327                      82                                 88,125      Running

28          8          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       324                      84           *      5           104,625      Engine

29        37          66            Hermie Sadler              Peak Fitness Ford                                             319                      76                                 88,525      Running

30        25          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Jasper Engines & Transmissions Dodge          297                      73                                 95,375      Running

31        10          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               296                      75           *      5           102,375      Engine

32        14          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           288                      67                               103,533      Running

33        15          91            Bill Elliott                       Stanley Tools Dodge                                         286                      64                                 81,225      Engine

34        24          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/Garnier Fructis Chevrolet                      278                      61                                 87,175      Running

35          3            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              269                      58                                 86,075      Engine

36        29          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 250                      55                                 76,950      Running

37        33            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Chevrolet                                           238                      52                                 75,825      Accident

38        22          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           232                      49                                 82,700      Running

39        38          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   219                      46                                 84,122      Running

40        43          44            Terry Labonte             GMAC Chevrolet                                               202                      43                                 74,450      Engine

41        34          09            Johnny Sauter             Miccosukee Resorts Dodge                                98                      40                                 74,335      Handling

42        36          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                                 39                      37                                 82,225      Accident

43        23          43            Jeff Green                   Pilsbury Bake Off Dodge                                     31                      34                                 74,439      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (3) Kevin Lepage, #37; Stanton Barrett #, #92; Randy LaJoie, #34.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 211,000, Greg Biffle won the Samsung/RadioShack 500, posting his fifth 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: #16 Greg Biffle (backup car); #25 Brian Vickers (engine change); #17 Matt Kenseth (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 51 minutes, 8 seconds                                  AVERAGE SPEED: 130.055 mph                              MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.244 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge (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: Kevin Harvick, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Post-it Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Post-it Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Post-it Ford (Also, received $35,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Michael Waltrip NAPA Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $50,000 at Phoenix International Raceway.

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kyle Busch, Kellogg’s/Delphi Chevrolet

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Post-it Ford

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Texaco/Havoline Dodge

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Post-it Ford (219 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 56 laps. 4-6 (Car #43 & 07-Spin, Turn 4); 9-11 (Car #10-Accident, Turn 4); 24-27 (Car #11-Accident, Backstretch); 33-39 (Car #18, 22, 25, 43, 6, 32 & 77-Accident, Backstretch); 80-84 (Debris on Track); 124-127 (Debris on Track); 212-218 (Debris on Track); 242-245 (Car #7-Accident, Turn 2); 272-280 (Car #9-Accident, Turn 4); 298-303 (Oil on Track); 305-308 (Car #07-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 25 lead changes among 14 drivers. Ryan Newman 1, Jeremy Mayfield 2-24, Kyle Petty 25, Sterling Marlin 26-28, Mayfield 29-39, Tony Stewart 40-79, Kurt Busch 80, Mike Wallace 81, Stewart 82-86, Greg Biffle 87-123, Michael Waltrip 124-127, Biffle 128-184, Waltrip 185-187, Matt Kenseth 188, Ken Schrader 189-191, Biffle 192-211, Kurt Busch 212, Biffle 213-241, Casey Mears 242, Elliott Sadler 243, Biffle 244-276, Mears 277, Jeff Gordon 278, Biffle 279-297, Mears 298-310, Biffle 311-334.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson              1142                (1)

 2 –Greg Biffle                       1007                (1)

 3 –Rusty Wallace                    905                (0)

 4 –Kurt Busch                         897                (0)

 5 –Jeff Gordon                        895                (2)

 6 –Tony Stewart                     883                (0)

 7 –Mark Martin                        882                (0)

 8 –Elliott Sadler                     879                (0)

 9 –Ryan Newman                   873                (0)

10–Dale Jarrett                        853                (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         57        4

Ford                                 44        3

Dodge                              32        0

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          2

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          1


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   3

Kyle Busch                                         1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                        83

Travis Kvapil                                     77

Stanton Barrett                                  13

Eric McClure                                     11

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          2

Ryan Newman               (#12)          1

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          2

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          1

Jamie McMurray            (#42)          1

 


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

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)          3

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          1

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          1


NEXT EVENT: April 23 – Subway Fresh 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (500 K) (312 M) (312 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (4/18/05)

©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 5 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Post-It Ford 334 190 10 $522,250 Running 7 219
2 31 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco/Havoline Dodge 334 170 $308,350 Running
3 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 334 165 $216,400 Running
4 32 41 Casey Mears FujiFilm/Target Dodge 334 165 5 $207,908 Running 3 15
5 13 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 334 160 5 $158,700 Running 1 3
6 21 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 334 155 5 $146,050 Running 2 7
7 19 97 Kurt Busch IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 334 151 5 $134,975 Running 2 2
8 4 21 Ricky Rudd Rent-A-Center/Motorcraft Ford 334 142 $124,675 Running
9 11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 334 138 $117,375 Running
10 6 2 Rusty Wallace Kodak/Miller Lite Dodge 334 134 $119,200 Running
11 2 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 334 135 5 $123,850 Running 2 34
12 41 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 334 127 $115,850 Running
13 17 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 334 124 $110,100 Running
14 27 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 334 121 $111,425 Running
15 7 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 334 123 5 $107,625 Running 1 1
16 1 12 Ryan Newman ALLTEL Dodge 334 120 5 $118,725 Running 1 1
17 9 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 334 112 $122,983 Running
18 39 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 334 114 5 $101,625 Running 1 1
19 20 99 Carl Edwards Scotts Ford 334 106 $100,125 Running
20 16 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 334 103 $100,675 Running
21 35 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's/Delphi Chevrolet 334 100 $102,225 Running
22 42 0 Mike Bliss Coast Guard Chevrolet 333 97 $99,125 Running
23 30 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 333 99 5 $97,525 Running 1 3
24 28 45 Kyle Petty Brawny/Georgia-Pacific Dodge 333 96 5 $110,083 Running 1 1
25 26 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Chevrolet 333 93 5 $95,675 Running 1 1
26 12 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 332 85 $92,725 Running
27 40 36 Boris Said CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet 327 82 $88,125 Running
28 8 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 324 84 5 $86,625 Engine 1 1
29 37 66 Hermie Sadler Peak Fitness Ford 319 76 $88,525 Running
30 25 77 Travis Kvapil # Jasper Engines & Transmissions Dodge 297 73 $87,375 Running
31 10 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 296 75 5 $82,975 Engine 2 45
32 14 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 288 67 $95,533 Running
33 15 91 Bill Elliott Stanley Tools Dodge 286 64 $81,225 Engine
34 24 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/Garnier Fructis Chevrolet 278 61 $79,175 Running
35 3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 269 58 $78,075 Engine
36 29 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Express Chevrolet 250 55 $76,950 Running
37 33 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 238 52 $75,825 Accident
38 22 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 232 49 $74,700 Running
39 38 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 219 46 $84,122 Running
40 43 44 Terry Labonte GMAC Chevrolet 202 43 $74,450 Engine
41 34 09 Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Resort Dodge 98 40 $74,335 Handling
42 36 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 39 37 $74,225 Accident
43 23 43 Jeff Green Pilsbury Bake Off Dodge 31 34 $74,439 Accident
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 211,000, Greg Biffle won the Samsung/ RadioShack 500, posting his fifth 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: #16 (backup); #25 (engine change); #17 (transmission change).
Failed to Qualify (3) Kevin Lepage, #37; Stanton Barrett #, #92; Randy LaJoie, #34.
Time of Race 3 hours, 51 minutes, 8 seconds Average Speed 130.055 mph Margin of Victory 3.244 Seconds
Caution Flags 11 for 56 laps: Laps 4-6 (43,07 spun turn 4); 9-11 (#10 accident turn 4); 24-27 (#11 accident backstretch); 33-39 (#18,22,25,43,6,32,77 accident backstretch); 80-84 (Debris ); 124-127 (Debris); 212-218 (Debris); 242-245 (#7 accident turn 2); 272-280 (#9 accident turn 4); 298-303 (Oil on track); 305-308 (#07 accident turn 2).
Lead Changes 25 among 14 drivers: R. Newman 1; J. Mayfield 2-24; K. Petty 25; S. Marlin 26-28; J. Mayfield 29-39; T. Stewart 40-79; K. Busch 80; M. Wallace 81; T. Stewart 82-86; G. Biffle 87-123; M. Waltrip 124-127; G. Biffle 128-184; M. Waltrip 185-187; M. Kenseth 188; K. Schrader 189-191; G. Biffle 192-211; K. Busch 212; G. Biffle 213-241; C. Mears 242; E. Sadler 243; G. Biffle 244-276; C. Mears 277; J. Gordon 278; G. Biffle 279-297; C. Mears 298-310; G. Biffle 311-334.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 1,142; (2) G. Biffle 1,007; (3) R. Wallace 905; (4) K. Busch 897; (5) J. Gordon 895; (6) S. Marlin 883; (7) M. Martin 882; (8) E. Sadler 879; (9) R. Newman 873; (10) D. Jarrett 853.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 83; (2) Travis Kvapil 77; (3) Stanton Barrett 13; (4) Eric McClure 11.
Bud Pole Award Ryan Newman (192.582 mph)
Commit to Win Award Jeremy Mayfield
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Greg Biffle
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Greg Biffle, #16 (184.212 mph, Lap 247)
USG Improving the Finish Award Jamie McMurray, #42 (29 Places)
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Michael Waltrip
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Kyle Busch #
WIX Lap-Leader Award Greg Biffle, #16 (219 Lpas)
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Greg Biffle
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Greg Biffle

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