Chicagoland Speedway
July 10, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 18

USG SHEETROCK 400

CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

 

Joliet, Ill.July 10, 2005

1.5 Mile Paved Oval

400 M - 267 L Purse: $5,845,750

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         25            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        267                    185           *      5         $325,033      Running

 2           4          17            Matt Kenseth               USG Sheetrock/DeWalt Ford                             267                    180           *    10           265,201      Running

 3           1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              267                    170           *      5           217,266      Running

 4           5          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             267                    160                               146,300      Running

 5         13          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               267                    155                               169,561      Running

 6         22          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    150                               135,220      Running

 7         28          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford                         267                    146                               130,564      Running

 8         19          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Ford                                                     267                    142                               148,775      Running

 9           3          41            Casey Mears               Target/Kraft Dodge                                           267                    138                               125,608      Running

10        20            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       267                    134                               112,375      Running

11          6          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Post-It Ford                               267                    135           *      5           107,625      Running

12        33            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Genuine Draft Dodge                               267                    127                               123,458      Running

13        26          18            Bobby Labonte            Boniva Chevrolet                                               267                    124                               126,350      Running

14        24            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           267                    121                                 99,600      Running

15        15          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         267                    118                               115,058      Running

16        31          39            David Stremme            U.S. Navy Dodge                                               267                    115                                 84,800      Running

17        30          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               267                    117           *      5           110,158      Running

18          8          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           267                    109                               121,458      Running

19          9          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              267                    106                               129,936      Running

20        43          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 267                    103                                 93,050      Running

21        17          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   267                    105           *      5             96,958      Running

22        36          42            Jamie McMurray          Home123/Havoline Dodge                                 267                      97                                 92,600      Running

23          7          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           267                      94                               102,397      Running

24        40          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         267                      91                               112,136      Running

25        42            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           267                      93           *      5             82,890      Running

26        41          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       267                      90           *      5             81,775      Running

27        29          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        267                      87           *      5             81,175      Running

28        39          37            Kevin Lepage              Patron Tequila Dodge                                        267                      84           *      5             80,075      Running

29          2          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge                                           262                      81           *      5           122,366      Running

30        35          31            Jeff Burton                  Bass Pro Shops/Cingular Chevrolet                  260                      73                               103,970      Running

31        32          51            Stuart Kirby                 Marathon Multipower-3 Chevrolet                     259                      70                                 76,925      Running

32        38          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            253                      72           *      5           104,633      Engine

33        14          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              249                      64                               126,211      Accident

34        11            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            249                      61                                 76,325      Accident

35        12            7            Robby Gordon             Menard’s Chevrolet                                           222                      58                                 76,125      Running

36        27          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              214                      55                               103,139      Accident

37        23          38            Elliott Sadler                 Combos/M&M’s Ford                                         210                      52                               115,691      Running

38        10          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     200                      49                                 83,500      Accident

39        21          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             170                      46                                 93,290      Running

40        37          00            Carl Long                     Sunquest Vacations Dodge                              148                      43                                 75,080      Handling

41        18            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              138                      40                               106,955      Engine

42        34          44            Terry Labonte             Pizza Hut Chevrolet                                           124                      37                                 74,695      Handling

43        16          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Jasper Engines/Kodak Dodge                             13                      34                                 82,486      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Kenny Wallace #92; Mike Garvey #66; P.J. Jones #34; Wayne Anderson #75.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 80,000, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the USG SHEETROCK 400, posting his 16th 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: #20 Tony Stewart (driver change); #4 Mike Wallace (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 8 minutes, 16 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED: 127.638 mph                         MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .291 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet (188.147 mph, 28.701 secs.) Track Record

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:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, USG SHEETROCK/DeWalt Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, USG SHEETROCK/DeWalt Ford (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $10,000 at N.H.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $70,000 at New Hampshire Int’l Speedway.

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

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Budweiser Chevrolet

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Jason Leffler, FedEx Express Chevrolet (23 positions)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, USG SHEETROCK/DeWalt Ford (176 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS:  10 cautions for 47 laps. 27-29 (Competition); 80-85 (Car #99-Accident, Turn 3); 90-94 (Debris); 119-124 (Car #07-Accident, Turn 2); 127-129 (Car #9-Accident, Frontstretch); 165-171 (Car #38-Accident, Turn 1); 184-187 (Oil on track); 216-220 (Car #15-Accident, Turn 1); 245-248 (Debris); 251-254 (Car #0 & 24-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS:  17 lead changes among 12 drivers. Jimmie Johnson 1, Ryan Newman 2-10, Johnson 11-30, Greg Biffle 31, Matt Kenseth 32, Biffle 33-65, Kenseth 66-81, Bobby Hamilton Jr. 82, Ken Schrader 83, Kenseth 84-119, Kevin Lepage 120, Mike Wallace 121, Kenseth 122-165, Kyle Petty 166, Kenseth 167-245, Sterling Marlin 246, Scott Wimmer 247-256, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 257-267.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                      2548      (2)

 2 –Greg Biffle                               2440      (5)

 3 –Tony Stewart                           2397      (2)

 4 –Rusty Wallace                          2300      (0)

 5 –Elliott Sadler                           2230      (0)

 6 –Mark Martin                              2202      (0)

 7 –Ryan Newman                         2196      (0)

 8 –Jamie McMurray                      2190      (0)

 9 –Jeremy Mayfield                      2179      (0)

10–Kurt Busch                               2172      (1)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         133        9

Ford                                 124        8

Dodge                                85        1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          3

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      239

Travis Kvapil                                   197

Stanton Barrett                                  52

Eric McClure                                     19

Mike Garvey                                        4

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   5

Jeff Gordon                                        2

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Kyle Busch                                         1

Kevin Harvick                                     1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Jimmie Johnson                                1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

Tony Stewart                                     1

Michael Waltrip                                 1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          5

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          6

Ryan Newman               (#12)          4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          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)        12

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          8

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#48)      114

Mark Cronquist               (#20)      104

Roush Yates                   (#97)      100

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          3

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          4

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          3

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          2




UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday



NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 19
Unofficial Race Results for the USG Sheetrock 400 - Sunday, July 10, 2005
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet, Ill. - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 267 Laps - 400.500 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, July 10, 2005 @ 07:48 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 25 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 267 185 5 $325,033 Running 1 11
2 4 17 Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock/DeWalt Ford 267 180 10 $265,201 Running 5 176
3 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 267 170 5 $217,266 Running 2 21
4 5 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 267 160 $146,300 Running
5 13 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 267 155 $169,561 Running
6 22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 267 150 $135,220 Running
7 28 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford 267 146 $130,564 Running
8 19 97 Kurt Busch Sharpie Ford 267 142 $148,775 Running
9 3 41 Casey Mears Target/Kraft Dodge 267 138 $125,608 Running
10 20 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 267 134 $112,375 Running
11 6 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Post-It Ford 267 135 5 $107,625 Running 2 34
12 33 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft Dodge 267 127 $123,458 Running
13 26 18 Bobby Labonte Boniva Chevrolet 267 124 $126,350 Running
14 24 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 267 121 $99,600 Running
15 15 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 267 118 $115,058 Running
16 31 39 David Stremme U.S. Navy Dodge 267 115 $84,800 Running
17 30 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 267 117 5 $110,158 Running 1 10
18 8 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 267 109 $121,458 Running
19 9 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 267 106 $129,936 Running
20 43 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Express Chevrolet 267 103 $93,050 Running
21 17 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 267 105 5 $96,958 Running 1 1
22 36 42 Jamie McMurray Home123/Havoline Dodge 267 97 $92,600 Running
23 7 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 267 94 $102,397 Running
24 40 43 Jeff Green Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 267 91 $112,136 Running
25 42 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Chevrolet 267 93 5 $82,890 Running 1 1
26 41 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 267 90 5 $81,775 Running 1 1
27 29 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge 267 87 5 $81,175 Running 1 1
28 39 37 Kevin Lepage Patron Tequila Dodge 267 84 5 $80,075 Running 1 1
29 2 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/alltel Dodge 262 81 5 $122,366 Running 1 9
30 35 31 Jeff Burton Bass Pro Shops/Cingular Chevrolet 260 73 $103,970 Running
31 32 51 Stuart Kirby Marathon Multipower-3 HD Motor Oil Chevro 259 70 $76,925 Running
32 38 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 253 72 5 $104,633 Engine 1 1
33 14 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 249 64 $126,211 Accident
34 11 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 249 61 $76,325 Accident
35 12 7 Robby Gordon Menard's Chevrolet 222 58 $76,125 Running
36 27 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 214 55 $103,139 Accident
37 23 38 Elliott Sadler Combos/M&M's Ford 210 52 $115,691 Running
38 10 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 200 49 $83,500 Handling
39 21 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 170 46 $93,290 Running
40 37 00 Carl Long Sunquest Vacations Dodge 148 43 $75,080 Handling
41 18 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 138 40 $106,955 Engine
42 34 44 Terry Labonte Pizza Hut Chevrolet 124 37 $74,695 Handling
43 16 77 Travis Kvapil # Jasper Engines/Kodak Dodge 13 34 $82,486 Engine
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 80,000, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the USG Sheetrock 400, posting his 16th 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: #20 Stewart (driver change); #4 Wallace (engine change).
Failed to Qualify (4) Kenny Wallace, #92; Mike Garvey #, #66; P.J. Jones, #34; Wayne Anderson, #75.
Time of Race 3 hours, 8 minutes, 16 seconds Average Speed 127.638 mph Margin of Victory 0.291 Seconds
Caution Flags 10 for 47 laps: Laps 27-29 (Competition); 80-85 (#99 accident turn 3); 90-94 (Debris); 119-124 (#07 accident turn 2); 127-129 (#9 accident frontstretch); 165-171 (#38 accident turn 1); 184-187 (Oil on track); 216-220 (#15 accident turn 1); 245-248 (Debris); 251-254 (#0,24 accident turn 2).
Lead Changes 17 among 12 drivers: J. Johnson 1; R. Newman 2-10; J. Johnson 11-30; G. Biffle 31; M. Kenseth 32; G. Biffle 33-65; M. Kenseth 66-81; B. Hamilton Jr. 82; K. Schrader 83; M. Kenseth 84-119; K. Lepage 120; M. Wallace 121; M. Kenseth 122-165; K. Petty 166; M. Kenseth 167-245; S. Marlin 246; S. Wimmer 247-256; D. Earnhardt Jr. 257-267.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 2,548; (2) G. Biffle 2,440; (3) T. Stewart 2,397; (4) R. Wallace 2,300; (5) E. Sadler 2,230; (6) M. Martin 2,202; (7) R. Newman 2,196; (8) J. McMurray 2,190; (9) J. Mayfield 2,179; (10) K. Busch 2,172.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 239; (2) Travis Kvapil 197; (3) Stanton Barrett 52; (4) Eric McClure 19; (5) Mike Garvey 4.
Bud Pole Award Jimmie Johnson (188.147 mph)
Commit to Win Award Jimmie Johnson
WIX Lap-Leader Award Matt Kenseth, #17 (176 Laps)
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Matt Kenseth, #17 (180.644 mph, Lap 97)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Matt Kenseth
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Dale Earnhardt Jr.
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Dale Earnhardt Jr.
USG Improving the Finish Award Jason Leffler, #11 (23 Places)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Kyle Busch #

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