Bristol Motor Speedway
August 27, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 24

SHARPIE 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Bristol, Tenn.Aug. 27, 2005

.533 Mile High-Banked Paved Oval

500 L – 266.5 M Purse: $5,928,193

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           1          17            Matt Kenseth             DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                   500                    190           *    10         $360,536      Running

 2         24          31            Jeff Burton                Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                                500                    170                               219,895      Running

 3           4          16            Greg Biffle                 National Guard Ford                                            500                    170           *      5           168,225      Running

 4           5          21            Ricky Rudd                Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford                           500                    160                               156,514      Running

 5         20            2            Rusty Wallace           Miller Lite Dodge                                                  500                    160           *      5           154,733      Running

 6           2          24            Jeff Gordon               DuPont Chevrolet                                                500                    155           *      5           155,886      Running

 7         27            0            Mike Bliss                  CertainTeed Chevrolet                                        500                    151           *      5           106,650      Running

 8         17          20            Tony Stewart            The Home Depot Chevrolet                                 500                    142                               146,086      Running

 9         41            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.     Budweiser Chevrolet                                          500                    138                               144,333      Running

10        13          97            Kurt Busch                Sharpie Minis Ford                                              500                    134                               148,625      Running

11          7          49            Ken Schrader            Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                         500                    130                                 96,000      Running

12        35          01            Joe Nemechek           U.S. Army Chevrolet                                           500                    127                               126,558      Running

13          9          38            Elliott Sadler               M&M’s Ford                                                         500                    129           *      5           131,291      Running

14        32          22            Scott Wimmer            Caterpillar Dodge                                                 500                    121                               119,133      Running

15        22          15            Michael Waltrip          NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                                500                    118                               121,139      Running

16        25            6            Mark Martin                Viagra Ford                                                         500                    115                               107,025      Running

17        15            4            Mike Wallace             Food City/Lucas Oil Chevrolet                             500                    112                                 91,675      Running

18        16          19            Jeremy Mayfield        Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                500                    114           *      5           117,345      Running

19        31          77    #      Travis Kvapil             Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                    500                    106                                 99,875      Running

20        23          25            Brian Vickers            GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                               500                    103                                 99,775      Running

21        42          18            Bobby Labonte          PowerADE Flava23 Chevrolet                            500                    105           *      5           123,550      Running

22        28          43            Jeff Green                 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge                    500                      97                               117,261      Running

23          3          07            Dave Blaney              Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                       500                      94                                 96,900      Running

24        37          99            Carl Edwards            Office Depot Ford                                               499                      91                               101,875      Running

25        26          45            Kyle Petty                  Georgia-Pacific/Northern Quilted Dodge             499                      88                               101,008      Running

26        18          42            Jamie McMurray        Havoline/Texaco Dodge                                      498                      85                                 93,415      Running

27        39          11            Terry Labonte           FedEx Express Chevrolet                                   497                      82                                 84,905      Running

28        34          50            Jimmy Spencer          Allied Buildings Dodge                                         493                      79                                 81,395      Running

29        40          40            Sterling Marlin            Coors Light Dodge                                              491                      76                               111,693      Running

30        38          92            Hermie Sadler            Kingsport Iron & Metal Chevrolet                         491                      73                                 81,675      Running

31        30          88            Dale Jarrett                UPS Ford                                                             478                      70                               115,223      Running

32        43          80            Carl Long                   Royal Admin Svc./carloan.com Chevrolet           472                      67                                 80,955      Running

33        11            5    #      Kyle Busch                Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                             448                      64                                 89,795      Running

34        14          41            Casey Mears             Target Dodge                                                      427                      61                               100,393      Running

35          8          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.    Tide Chevrolet                                                     411                      58                                 90,172      Running

36        29          48            Jimmie Johnson         Lowe’s Chevrolet                                                410                      55                               128,956      Engine

37        19          29            Kevin Harvick            GM Goodwrench/Reese’s Big Cup Chevrolet     352                      57           *      5           127,316      Accident

38        33            7            Robby Gordon           Jim Beam Chevrolet                                             332                      49                                 80,270      Oil Leak

39          6          12            Ryan Newman          Alltel Dodge                                                         317                      46                               125,151      Accident

40        12          10            Scott Riggs                Checkers/Rally’s Chevrolet                                 309                      43                                 88,050      Engine

41        36          95    #      Stanton Barrett          Langley Properties Chevrolet                              251                      40                                 79,900      Engine

42        10            9            Kasey Kahne            Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                212                      37                               111,840      Accident

43        21          00            Johnny Benson         Bryan Chevrolet                                                    78                      34                                 79,962      Electrical

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Wayne Anderson #75, Mike Garvey #66, Johnny Sauter #09, Morgan Shepherd #89, P.J. Jones #34, Tony Raines #37.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Matt Kenseth won the Sharpie 500, posting his 10th 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: #42 Jamie McMurray (transmission change); #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (unapproved impound adjustment).

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 8 minutes, 50 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED: 84.678 mph                         MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .511 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford (127.300 mph, 15.073 secs.)

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

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

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford (Also won $10,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Burton, Cingular Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at California Speedway.

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

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, U.S. Army Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford (415 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 16 cautions for 87 laps. 69-74 (Car #40-Accident, Turn 1); 77-82 (Car #92 & 41-Accident, Turn 4); 94-97 (Car #9-Accident, Turn 3); 130-134 (Car #22-Accident, Backstretch); 174-177 (Car #80-Spin, Turn 2); 184-188 (Car #5-Accident, Backstretch); 211-215 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 2); 221-225 (Car #95-Spin, Turn 2); 239-242 (Car #77-Spin, Frontstretch); 257-262 (Car #95-Spin, Turn 4); 302-306 (Car #88-Spin, Turn 2); 318-329 (Car #0 ,8, 12, 29 & 88-Accident, Turn 2); 374-378 (Car #7 Accident, Turn 4); 419-424 (Car #43 & 99-Accident, Turn 2); 468-472 (Car #92-Accident, Turn 3); 495-498 (Car #45-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  17 lead changes among 9 drivers. Matt Kenseth 1-70, Jeff Gordon 71-97, Kenseth 98-174, Kevin Harvick 175-177, Kenseth 178-212, Jeremy Mayfield 213-230, Kenseth 231-257, Bobby Labonte 258-278, Kenseth 279, Greg Biffle 280, Kenseth 281-303, Rusty Wallace 304-306, Kenseth 307-375, Mike Bliss 376-379, Kenseth 380-419, R. Wallace 420-425, Elliott Sadler 426-427, Kenseth 428-500.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Tony Stewart                           3410      (5)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson                      3197      (2)

 3 –Greg Biffle                               3186      (5)

 4 –Rusty Wallace                          3139      (0)

 5 –Mark Martin                              3014      (0)

 6 –Jeremy Mayfield                      2983      (1)

 7 –Kurt Busch                               2982      (2)

 8 –Carl Edwards                            2849      (2)

 9 –Ryan Newman                         2819      (0)

10–Jeff Gordon                              2799      (3)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         176      12

Ford                                 160      10

Dodge                              120        2

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          5

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      266

Travis Kvapil                                   216

Stanton Barrett                                  59

Mike Garvey                                      33

Eric McClure                                     26

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   5

Jeff Gordon                                        2

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Elliott Sadler                                     2

Kyle Busch                                         1

Kevin Harvick                                     1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Jimmie Johnson                                1

Matt Kenseth                                     1

Jamie McMurray                                1

Joe Nemechek                                   1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Tony Stewart                                     1

Brian Vickers                                      1

Michael Waltrip                                 1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          8

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          3

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          6

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          6

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

 

 

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          4

Kyle Busch                     (#  5)          2

Bobby Labonte              (#18)          2

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)        18

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          8

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          8

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Cronquist               (#20)        157

Hendrick                         (#48)        128

Hendrick                         (#24)        112

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          6

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          4

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2




UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 24
Unofficial Race Results for the Sharpie 500 - Saturday, August 27, 2005
Bristol Motor Speedway - Bristol, Tenn. - .533 Mile High-Banked Concrete
Total Race Length - 500 Laps - 266.500 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Saturday, August 27, 2005 @ 11:36 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 1 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 500 190 10 $360,536 Running 9 415
2 24 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 500 170 $219,895 Running
3 4 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 500 170 5 $168,225 Running 1 1
4 5 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford 500 160 $156,514 Running
5 20 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 500 160 5 $154,733 Running 2 9
6 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 500 155 5 $155,886 Running 1 27
7 27 0 Mike Bliss CertainTeed Chevrolet 500 151 5 $106,650 Running 1 4
8 17 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 500 142 $146,086 Running
9 41 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 500 138 $144,333 Running
10 13 97 Kurt Busch Sharpie Minis Ford 500 134 $148,625 Running
11 7 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 500 130 $96,000 Running
12 35 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 500 127 $126,558 Running
13 9 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 500 129 5 $131,291 Running 1 2
14 32 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 500 121 $119,133 Running
15 22 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 500 118 $121,139 Running
16 25 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 500 115 $107,025 Running
17 15 4 Mike Wallace Food City/Lucas Oil Chevrolet 500 112 $91,675 Running
18 16 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 500 114 5 $117,345 Running 1 18
19 31 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 500 106 $99,875 Running
20 23 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 500 103 $99,775 Running
21 42 18 Bobby Labonte PowerADE Fava23 Chevrolet 500 105 5 $123,550 Running 1 21
22 28 43 Jeff Green Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge 500 97 $117,261 Running
23 3 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 500 94 $96,900 Running
24 37 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 499 91 $101,875 Running
25 26 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Northern Quilted Dodge 499 88 $101,008 Running
26 18 42 Jamie McMurray Havoline-Texaco Dodge 498 85 $93,415 Running
27 39 11 Terry Labonte FedEx Express Chevrolet 497 82 $84,905 Running
28 34 50 Jimmy Spencer Allied Buildings Dodge 493 79 $81,395 Running
29 40 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 491 76 $111,693 Running
30 38 92 Hermie Sadler Kingsport Iron & Metal Chevrolet 491 73 $81,675 Running
31 30 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 478 70 $115,223 Running
32 43 80 Carl Long Royal Admin Svc./carloan.com Chevrolet 472 67 $80,955 Running
33 11 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 448 64 $89,795 Running
34 14 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 427 61 $100,393 Running
35 8 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 411 58 $90,172 Running
36 29 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 410 55 $128,956 Engine
37 19 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench/Reese's Big Cup Chevrolet 352 57 5 $127,316 Running 1 3
38 33 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 332 49 $80,270 Oil Leak
39 6 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 317 46 $125,151 Accident
40 12 10 Scott Riggs Checkers/Rally's Chevrolet 309 43 $88,050 Engine
41 36 95 Stanton Barrett # Langley Properties Chevrolet 251 40 $79,900 Engine
42 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 212 37 $111,840 Accident
43 21 00 Johnny Benson Bryan Chevrolet 78 34 $79,962 Electrical
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Matt Kenseth won the Sharpie 500, posting his 10th 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: #42 McMurray (transmission change); #8 Earnhardt Jr. (unapproved impound adjustment).
Failed to Qualify (6) Wayne Anderson, #75; Mike Garvey #, #66; Johnny Sauter, #09; Morgan Shepherd, #89; P.J. Jones, #34; Tony Raines, #37.
Time of Race 3 hours, 8 minutes, 50 seconds Average Speed 84.678 mph Margin of Victory 0.511 Seconds
Caution Flags 16 for 88 laps: Laps 69-74 (#40 accident turn 1); 77-82 (#92,41 accident turn 4); 94-97 (#9 accident turn 3); 130-134 (#22 accident backstretch); 174-177 (#80 spun turn 2); 184-188 (#5 accident backstretch); 211-215 (#88 accident turn 2); 221-225 (#95 spun turn 2); 238-242 (#77 spun frontstretch); 257-262 (#95 spun turn 4); 302-306 (#88 spun turn 2); 318-329 (#0,8,12,29,88 accident turn 2); 374-378 (#7 accident turn 4); 419-424 (#43,99 accident turn 2); 468-472 (#92 accident turn 3); 495-498 (#45 accident turn 2).
Lead Changes 17 among 9 drivers: M. Kenseth 1-70; J. Gordon 71-97; M. Kenseth 98-174; K. Harvick 175-177; M. Kenseth 178-212; J. Mayfield 213-230; M. Kenseth 231-257; B. Labonte 258-278; M. Kenseth 279; G. Biffle 280; M. Kenseth 281-303; R. Wallace 304-306; M. Kenseth 307-375; M. Bliss 376-379; M. Kenseth 380-419; R. Wallace 420-425; E. Sadler 426-427; M. Kenseth 428-500.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) T. Stewart 3,410; (2) J. Johnson 3,197; (3) G. Biffle 3,186; (4) R. Wallace 3,139; (5) M. Martin 3,014; (6) J. Mayfield 2,983; (7) K. Busch 2,982; (8) C. Edwards 2,849; (9) R. Newman 2,819; (10) J. Gordon 2,799.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 266; (2) Travis Kvapil 216;
Bud Pole Award Matt Kenseth (127.300 mph)
Commit to Win Award Matt Kenseth
WIX Lap-Leader Award Matt Kenseth, #17 (415 Laps)
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Matt Kenseth, #17 (123.039 mph, Lap 6)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Matt Kenseth
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Jeff Burton
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Matt Kenseth
USG Improving the Finish Award Joe Nemechek, #01 (23 Places)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Matt Kenseth
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Travis Kvapil #



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