Daytona 500
February 20, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 1

DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Daytona Beach, Fla.Feb. 20, 2005

2.5-Mile Paved Oval

500 M – 200 LPurse: $17,590,647

 

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         15          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              203                    185           *      5      $1,497,154      Running

 2         13          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie/IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                  203                    170                            1,106,138      Running

 3           5            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        203                    170           *      5           828,796      Running

 4         12          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           203                    160                               643,896      Running

 5           2          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              203                    160           *      5           533,579      Running

 6         32            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       203                    150                               395,313      Running

 7           4          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               203                    156           *    10           442,610      Running

 8         18          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            203                    142                               341,341      Running

 9           8          37            Kevin Lepage              Patron Tequila Dodge                                        203                    138                               307,138      Running

10        36            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                203                    134                               317,646      Running

11        39          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       203                    130                               318,604      Running

12        27          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             203                    127                               278,963      Running

13        34          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         203                    129           *      5           290,671      Running

14        38          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     203                    121                               270,363      Running

15          1          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           203                    118                               307,596      Running

16        26          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         203                    115                               289,499      Running

17        33          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        203                    117           *      5           273,321      Running

18        35            0            Mike Bliss                    NetZero/Best Buy Chevrolet                             203                    109                               258,538      Running

19        25          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  203                    106                               267,588      Running

20          9          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  203                    108           *      5           306,479      Running

21        28          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             203                    100                               266,738      Running

22        37            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              203                      97                               288,388      Running

23        24          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              203                      99           *      5           283,158      Running

24        11          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford                            202                      91                               287,002      Running

25        23          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          201                      88                               269,613      Running

26        29          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    199                      85                               273,321      Running

27        41          36            Boris Said                    Centrix Financial Chevrolet                               198                      82                               249,838      Running

28        30          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              198                      84           *      5           288,799      Running

29          6          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              194                      81           *      5           294,608      Running

30          7          23            Mike Skinner                Bill Davis Racing Dodge                                    187                      73                               260,113      Accident

31        42          14            John Andretti               VB/APlus at Sunoco Ford                                 187                      70                               247,538      Accident

32        17          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    184                      67                               257,613      Accident

33        16          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               182                      69           *      5           265,110      Accident

34        10            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet                                178                      61                               252,593      Engine

35        22          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Coldwater Chevrolet                                 173                      58                               245,468      Running

36        40          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 168                      55                               244,988      Accident

37          3          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              161                      57           *      5           304,563      Engine

38        19            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           148                      49                               252,063      Running

39        31          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       120                      46                               243,288      Engine

40        21          00            Kenny Wallace            Aaron’s Chevrolet                                               39                      43                               243,038      Engine

41        43            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                             35                      40                               242,388      Overheating

42        14          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                   34                      37                               292,124      Engine

43        20          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                             14                      34                               276,444      Engine

*Prize money includes race winnings from the Gatorade Duel at Daytona.

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

Failed to qualify: (14) Robby Gordon #7; Kerry Earnhardt #33; Derrike Cope #55; Eric McClure #73; Stanton Barrett #92; Larry Gunselman #52; Johnny Sauter #09; Hermie Sadler #66; Andy Belmont #80; Randy LaJoie #34; Kirk Shelmerdine #27; Morgan Shepherd #89; Greg Sacks #13; Geoffrey Bodine #93.

Race Comments: Jeff Gordon won the season-opening Daytona 500 in front of an estimated crowd of 200,000, posting his 70th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped from their original starting position to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #01 Joe Nemechek (backup car); #07 Dave Blaney (backup car); #2 Rusty Wallace (backup car); #9 Kasey Kahne (backup car); #29 Kevin Harvick (backup car); #32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 45 minutes, 16 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 135.173 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY: .158 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Dale Jarrett, UPS Ford (188.312 mph, 47.793 secs.)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $10,000 at California 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. DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 45 laps. 15-18 (Oil on Track); 27-30 (Car #4, 5, 21, 36 & 38-Accident, Turn 4); 86-89 (Debris); 105-108 (Debris); 144-147 (Debris); 155-158 (Debris); 162-165 (Oil on Track); 169-172 (Car #11, 14 & 17-Accident, Turn 4); 184-187 (Car #2, 9, 10, 16, 19, 22, 25, 29, 41 & 42-Accident, Turn 4); 189-194 (Car #0, 9, 12, 14, 23, 77, 88 & 99-Accident, Frontstretch); 199-201 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 22 lead changes among 12 drivers. Dale Jarrett-pole, Jimmie Johnson 1-3, Tony Stewart 4-15, Kyle Petty 16, Scott Wimmer 17-19, Michael Waltrip 20-61, Wimmer 62-63, Jeff Gordon 64-86, Jeremy Mayfield 87, Stewart 88-105, Wimmer 106-108, Stewart 109-135, Ryan Newman 136, Joe Nemechek 137-138, Stewart 139-155, Jeff Burton 156-161, Stewart 162, Kevin Harvick 163, Stewart 164-194, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 195, Stewart 196, Earnhardt Jr. 197, Gordon 198-203.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                           (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                       185            (1)

 2 –Kurt Busch                        170            (0)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             170            (0)

 4 –Scott Riggs                        160            (0)

 5 –Jimmie Johnson                 160            (0)

 6 –Tony Stewart                    156            (0)

 7 –Mark Martin                        150            (0)

 8 –Sterling Marlin                    142            (0)

 9 –Kevin Lepage                    138            (0)

10–Rusty Wallace                   134            (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts     Wins

Chevrolet                           9          1

Ford                                   6          0

Dodge                                4          0

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)           1

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Dale Jarrett                                        1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Travis Kvapil                                     11

Kyle Busch                                       10

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

 

 


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Hendrick                        (#24)         15

Hendrick                        (#48)         14

Mark Cronquist              (#20)         14

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         1

 


 

NEXT EVENT: Feb. 27 – Auto Club 500, California Speedway, Fontana, Calif. (500 M) (250 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (2/23/05)

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