Pocono Raceway
July 24, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 20

PENNSYLVANIA 500

POCONO RACEWAY

 

Pocono, Pa.July 24, 2005

2.5 Mile Paved Oval

500 M – 200 L Purse: $4,795,586

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           2          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               203                    190           *    10         $261,275      Running

 2         13            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                203                    175           *      5           188,858      Running

 3           3            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       203                    170           *      5           134,400      Running

 4         41          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot/Scotts Ford                                  203                    160                               125,900      Running

 5           4          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge                                           203                    160           *      5           133,066      Running

 6         10          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              203                    150                               131,661      Running

 7           6          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               203                    146                               125,336      Running

 8         23          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           203                    142                               112,250      Running

 9         34            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            203                    138                                 77,925      Running

10          5          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford                         203                    134                               103,489      Running

11          1          42            Jamie McMurray          Havoline-Texaco Dodge                                    203                    130                                 90,500      Running

12          9          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              203                    127                               115,566      Running

13        21          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              203                    124                               115,411      Running

14          8          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             203                    121                                 76,725      Running

15        20          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           203                    118                               103,183      Running

16        39          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       203                    115                               103,116      Running

17          7          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          203                    117           *      5             81,325      Running

18        16          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              203                    109                                 94,270      Running

19        26          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         203                    106                                 95,211      Running

20        22          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     203                    103                                 76,000      Running

21        42          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    203                    100                                 91,788      Running

22        14          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         203                    102           *      5             89,483      Running

23        27          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   203                      94                                 80,083      Running

24        19          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   203                      91                                 64,750      Running

25        11          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               203                      88                                 84,483      Running

26        24          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              203                      85                                 91,389      Running

27        15            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              202                      82                                 96,000      Running

28        25          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            202                      79                                 91,683      Running

29        31            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil/Wide Open Chevrolet                        202                      81           *      5             63,125      Running

30        33          45            Kyle Petty                    Kyle Petty Charity Ride/Brawny Dodge            202                      73                                 70,522      Running

31        12          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       202                      70                                 60,325      Running

32        38            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        201                      67                               107,583      Running

33        18          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           201                      64                                 68,925      Running

34        32          66    #      Mike Garvey                Peak Fitness Ford                                             201                      61                                 61,275      Running

35        37          37            Kevin Lepage              BoSPOKER.net Dodge                                       201                      58                                 59,625      Running

36        30          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 195                      55                               107,341      Running

37        17          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              192                      52                                 85,570      Running

38        40          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  179                      49                                 67,100      Running

39        28            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           150                      46                                 66,975      Accident

40        29            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Chevrolet                                           143                      43                                 58,825      Engine

41        36          34            P.J. Jones                    Mach I Inc. Chevrolet                                           23                      45           *      5             58,685      Transmission

42        43          27            Kirk Shelmerdine         L.R. Lyons & Sons Ford                                      11                      37                                 58,535      Overheating

43        35          13            Greg Sacks                 Sacks Motorsports Dodge                                    5                      34                                 58,394      Brakes

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Morgan Shepherd #89; Hermie Sadler #92; Carl Long #00; Derrike Cope #52.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Kurt Busch won the Pennsylvania 500, posting his 13th 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: #15 Michael Waltrip (unapproved impound adjustment); #38 Elliott Sadler (unapproved impound adjustment); #41 Casey Mears (unapproved impound adjustment); #99 Carl Edwards (driver change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED: 125.283 mph                         MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Havoline-Texaco Dodge (168.761 mph, 53.330 secs.)

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

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

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford (Also won $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Rusty Wallace, Miller Lite Dodge

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $90,000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Mike Garvey, Peak Fitness Ford

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Carl Edwards, Office Depot/Scotts Ford (37 positions)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford (131 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS:  13 cautions for 40 laps. 14-16 (Car #4-Spin, Turn 1); 51-54 (Debris); 71-74 (Debris); 121-125 (Debris); 130-132 (Debris); 140-142 (Debris); 151-153 (Car #5-Accident, Turn 1); 164-166 (Debris); 177-180 (Debris); 191-193 (Car #4-Accident, Long Pond straight); 196-197 (Car #15-Accident, Turn 1); 200-201 (Car #15-Accident, Turn 2); 203-203 (Car #9-Accident, Long Pond straight).

LAP LEADERS:  13 lead changes among 8 drivers. Jamie McMurray (Pole); Kurt Busch 1-14; P.J. Jones 15; Kurt Busch 16-51; Joe Nemechek 52-59; Kurt Busch 60-71; Mike Wallace 72; Kurt Busch 73-109; Ryan Newman 110; Kurt Busch 111-121; Greg Biffle 122-138; Mark Martin 139-164; Rusty Wallace 165-182; Kurt Busch 183-203.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                      2799      (2)

 2 –Tony Stewart                           2733      (3)

 3 –Greg Biffle                               2712      (5)

 4 –Rusty Wallace                          2617      (0)

 5 –Kurt Busch                               2537      (2)

 6 –Ryan Newman                         2507      (0)

 7 –Mark Martin                              2490      (0)

 8 –Jeremy Mayfield                      2394      (0)

 9 –Elliott Sadler                           2391      (0)

10–Dale Jarrett                              2372      (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         146      10

Ford                                 139        9

Dodge                                95        1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      259

Travis Kvapil                                   210

Stanton Barrett                                  59

Mike Garvey                                      31

Eric McClure                                     25

 

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

Jamie McMurray                                1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

Tony Stewart                                     1

Brian Vickers                                      1

Michael Waltrip                                 1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          6

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          6

Ryan Newman               (#12)          5

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)        15

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          8

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          8

 

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)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          4

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          2


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday



NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 20
Unofficial Race Results for the Pennsylvania 500 - Sunday, July 24, 2005
Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, Pa. - 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 203 Laps - 507.500 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, July 24, 2005 @ 06:40 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 2 97 Kurt Busch IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 203 190 10 $261,275 Running 6 131
2 13 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 203 175 5 $178,858 Running 1 18
3 3 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 203 170 5 $134,400 Running 1 26
4 41 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot/Scotts Ford 203 160 $125,900 Running
5 4 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/alltel Dodge 203 160 5 $133,066 Running 1 1
6 10 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 203 150 $131,661 Running
7 6 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 203 146 $125,336 Running
8 23 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 203 142 $112,250 Running
9 34 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 203 138 $77,925 Running
10 5 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford 203 134 $103,489 Running
11 1 42 Jamie McMurray Havoline-Texaco Dodge 203 130 $90,500 Running
12 9 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 203 127 $115,566 Running
13 21 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 203 124 $115,411 Running
14 8 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 203 121 $76,725 Running
15 20 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 203 118 $103,183 Running
16 39 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 203 115 $103,116 Running
17 7 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 203 117 5 $81,325 Running 1 17
18 16 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 203 109 $94,270 Running
19 26 43 Jeff Green Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 203 106 $95,211 Running
20 22 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 203 103 $76,000 Running
21 42 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 203 100 $91,788 Running
22 14 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 203 102 5 $89,483 Running 1 8
23 27 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 203 94 $80,083 Running
24 19 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Ground Chevrolet 203 91 $64,750 Running
25 11 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 203 88 $84,483 Running
26 24 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 203 85 $91,389 Running
27 15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 202 82 $96,000 Running
28 25 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 202 79 $91,683 Running
29 31 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil/Wide Open Chevrolet 202 81 5 $63,125 Running 1 1
30 33 45 Kyle Petty Kyle Petty Charity Ride/Brawny Dodge 202 73 $70,522 Running
31 12 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 202 70 $60,325 Running
32 38 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 201 67 $107,583 Running
33 18 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 201 64 $68,925 Running
34 32 66 Mike Garvey # Peak Fitness Ford 201 61 $61,275 Running
35 37 37 Kevin Lepage BoSPOKER.net Dodge 201 58 $59,625 Running
36 30 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 195 55 $107,341 Running
37 17 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 192 52 $85,570 Running
38 40 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 179 49 $67,100 Running
39 28 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 150 46 $66,975 Accident
40 29 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 143 43 $58,825 Engine
41 36 34 P.J. Jones TBA Chevrolet 23 45 5 $58,685 Transmission 1 1
42 43 27 Kirk Shelmerdine L.R. Lyons & Sons Ford 11 37 $58,535 Overheating
43 35 13 Greg Sacks Sacks Motorsports Dodge 5 34 $58,394 Brakes
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Kurt Busch won the Pennsylvania 500, posting his 13th 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: #15 Waltrip (unapproved impound adjustment); #38 Sadler (unapproved impound adjustment); #41 Mears (unapproved impound adjustment); #99 Edwards (driver change); .
Failed to Qualify (4) Morgan Shepherd, #89; Hermie Sadler, #92; Carl Long, #00; Derrike Cope, #52.
Time of Race 4 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds Average Speed 125.283 mph Margin of Victory Under Caution
Caution Flags 13 for 40 laps: Laps 14-16 (#4 spun turn 1); 51-54 (Debris); 71-74 (Debris); 121-125 (Debris); 130-132 (Debris); 140-142 (Debris); 151-153 (#5 accident turn 1); 164-166 (Debris); 177-180 (Debris); 191-193 (#4 accident Long Pond straight); 196-197 (#15 accident turn 1); 200-201 (#15 accident turn 2); 203-203 (#9 accident Long Pond straight).
Lead Changes 13 among 8 drivers: J. McMurray (Pole); K. Busch 1-14; P. Jones 15; K. Busch 16-51; J. Nemechek 52-59; K. Busch 60-71; M. Wallace 72; K. Busch 73-109; R. Newman 110; K. Busch 111-121; G. Biffle 122-138; M. Martin 139-164; R. Wallace 165-182; K. Busch 183-203.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 2,799; (2) T. Stewart 2,733; (3) G. Biffle 2,712; (4) R. Wallace 2,617; (5) K. Busch 2,537; (6) R. Newman 2,507; (7) M. Martin 2,490; (8) J. Mayfield 2,394; (9) E. Sadler 2,391; (10) D. Jarrett 2,372.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 259; (2) Travis Kvapil 210; (3) Stanton Barrett 59; (4) Mike Garvey 31; (5) Eric McClure 25.
Bud Pole Award Jamie McMurray (168.761 mph)
Commit to Win Award Kurt Busch
WIX Lap-Leader Award Kurt Busch, #97 (131 Laps)
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Kurt Busch, #97 (166.312 mph, Lap 2)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Kurt Busch
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Rusty Wallace
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Kurt Busch
USG Improving the Finish Award Carl Edwards, #99 (37 Places)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Kurt Busch
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Mike Garvey #



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