Pocono International Raceway
June 12, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 14

POCONO 500

POCONO RACEWAY

 

Pocono, Pa.June 12, 2005

2.5 Mile Banked Triangular Paved

500 M – 200 LPurse: $4,750,449

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         29          99            Carl Edwards              Stonebridge Life/Scott’s Ford                           201                    185           *      5         $196,150      Running

 2           3          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             201                    180           *    10           179,275      Running

 3         18          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         201                    165                               145,358      Running

 4         38            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           201                    160                               120,025      Running

 5           1          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              201                    160           *      5           135,239      Running

 6         21          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              201                    150                               124,841      Running

 7         13            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       201                    146                               109,125      Running

 8           8          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              201                    142                               125,011      Running

 9         31          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              201                    138                               119,961      Running

10          4          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    201                    134                                 83,875      Running

11        12            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                201                    130                               105,708      Running

12        28          44            Terry Labonte             Pizza Hut Chevrolet                                           201                    127                                 66,925      Running

13        16          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           201                    124                               105,333      Running

14          6          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              201                    121                                 96,070      Running

15        35          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         201                    118                                 97,661      Running

16        14          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            201                    115                                 94,733      Running

17        33          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  201                    112                                 74,525      Running

18        20          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    201                    109                                 90,383      Running

19        22          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              201                    106                                 92,220      Running

20        19          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       201                    108           *      5             66,050      Running

21        25          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       201                    100                               103,571      Running

22          2          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Ford                                                     200                    102           *      5           114,250      Running

23        24          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide to go Chevrolet                                          200                      94                                 79,883      Running

24        37          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     200                      91                                 72,550      Running

25        36          66            Mike Garvey                Jani-King Ford                                                   200                      93           *      5             64,625      Running

26          7          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries/Madagascar Chevrolet      199                      85                                 98,550      Accident

27        15            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              199                      82                                 95,500      Running

28        32          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford                         199                      79                                 87,989      Running

29        26          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               199                      76                               108,961      Running

30        23          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Post-It Ford                               198                      73                                 78,975      Running

31        42            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet                           198                      75           *      5             60,325      Running

32        10          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 197                      67                               108,111      Running

33        34            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        195                      64                               108,333      Running

34        17          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       194                      61                               104,766      Accident

35          9            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            194                      58                                 59,625      Running

36        11          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               170                      55                                 79,063 Suspension

37          5          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           165                      52                                 76,772      Running

38        39          37            Kevin Lepage              R&J Racing Dodge                                            141                      49                                 59,100      Accident

39        27            7            Robby Gordon             Harrah’s Chevrolet                                            124                      46                                 58,975      Engine

40        30          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Kinko’s Chevrolet                                     43                      43                                 58,825      Accident

41        40          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                          43                      40                                 58,685      Accident

42        43          89            Morgan Shepherd       Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge               13                      37                                 58,535      Brakes

43        41          13            Greg Sacks                 Sacks Motorsports Dodge                                  12                      34                                 58,394      Overheating

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Kirk Shelmerdine #27; P.J. Jones #34; Hermie Sadler #92; Carl Long #00.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Carl Edwards won the Pocono 500, posting his second 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: #97 Kurt Busch (unapproved impound adjustment); #24 Jeff Gordon (unapproved impound adjustment); #5 Kyle Busch (unapproved impound adjustment). Brendan Gaughan relieved Mike Bliss on lap 30.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 53 minutes, 24 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED: 129.177 mph                         MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Michael Waltrip, NAPA Chevrolet (169.052 mph, 53.238 secs.)

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Kevin Harvick, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Brian Vickers, GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Carl Edwards, Stonebridge Life/Scott’s Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Michael Waltrip, NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $20,000 at Michigan.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at Michigan Int’l Speedway.

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

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Carl Edwards, Stonebridge Life/Scott’s Ford

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Kyle Busch, Kellogg’s Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet (121 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 32 laps. 31-33 (Car #97 & 44-Spin, Turn 1); 45-51 (Car #11, 45 & 07-Accident, Long Pond Straight); 69-72 (Debris); 92-94 (Car #9-Spin, Frontstretch); 117-122 (Debris); 148-151 (Car #37-Accident, Tunnel Turn); 196-199 (Car #12-Accident, Turn 1); 201 (Car #49 & 18-Accident, Tunnel Turn).

LAP LEADERS: 14 lead changes among 7 drivers. Michael Waltrip 1-29, Brian Vickers 30, Mike Wallace 31, Vickers 32-69, Mike Garvey 70, Vickers 71-105, Carl Edwards 106-116, Vickers 117, Ken Schrader 118, Vickers 119-140, Edwards 141-147, Vickers 148-171, Edwards 172-184, Kurt Busch 185-186, Edwards 187-201.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                      2062      (2)

 2 –Greg Biffle                               1939      (4)

 3 –Elliott Sadler                           1781      (0)

 4 –Carl Edwards                            1759      (2)

 5 –Mark Martin                              1734      (0)

 6 –Ryan Newman                         1733      (0)

 7–Kevin Harvick                            1715      (1)

 8 –Rusty Wallace                          1714      (0)

 9 –Jeff Gordon                              1700      (3)

10–Tony Stewart                           1682      (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                       100        6

Ford                                 99        7

Dodge                              67        1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          3

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      195

Travis Kvapil                                   155

Stanton Barrett                                  51

Eric McClure                                     18

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   4

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Kyle Busch                                         1

Jeff Gordon                                        1

Kevin Harvick                                     1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

Michael Waltrip                                 1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

Brian Vickers                  (#25)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          5

Ryan Newman               (#12)          4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          3

Kyle Busch                     (#  5)          2

Bobby Labonte              (#18)          2

 

 

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          8

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#48)      110

Roush Yates                   (#16)        88

Hendrick                         (#24)        84

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

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 14
Unofficial Race Results for the Pocono 500 - Sunday, June 12, 2005
Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, Pa. - 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 201 Laps - 502.500 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, June 12, 2005 @ 06:46 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 29 99 Carl Edwards Stonebridge Life/Scott's Ford 201 185 5 $196,150 Running 4 46
2 3 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 201 180 10 $179,275 Running 6 121
3 18 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 201 165 $145,358 Running
4 38 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 201 160 $120,025 Running
5 1 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 201 155 5 $135,239 Running 1 29
6 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 201 146 $124,841 Running
7 13 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 201 155 $109,125 Running
8 8 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 201 142 $125,011 Running
9 31 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 201 138 $119,961 Running
10 4 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco/Havoline Dodge 201 130 $83,875 Running
11 12 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 201 134 $105,708 Running
12 28 44 Terry Labonte Pizza Hut Chevrolet 201 127 $66,925 Running
13 16 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 201 124 $105,333 Running
14 6 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 201 121 $96,070 Running
15 35 43 Jeff Green Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 201 118 $97,661 Running
16 14 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 201 115 $94,733 Running
17 33 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 201 112 $74,525 Running
18 20 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 201 109 $90,383 Running
19 22 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 201 106 $92,220 Running
20 19 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 201 108 5 $66,050 Running 1 1
21 25 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 201 100 $103,571 Running
22 2 97 Kurt Busch Sharpie Ford 200 102 5 $114,250 Running 1 2
23 24 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide to go Chevrolet 200 94 $79,883 Running
24 37 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 200 91 $72,550 Running
25 36 66 Mike Garvey Jani-King Ford 200 93 5 $64,625 Running 1 1
26 7 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries/Madagascar Chevrolet 199 85 $98,550 Accident
27 15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 199 82 $95,500 Running
28 32 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford 199 79 $87,989 Running
29 26 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 199 76 $108,961 Running
30 23 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Post-It Ford 198 73 $78,975 Running
31 42 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet 198 75 5 $60,325 Running 1 1
32 10 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 197 67 $108,111 Running
33 34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 195 64 $108,333 Running
34 17 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 194 61 $104,766 Accident
35 9 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 194 58 $59,625 Running
36 11 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 170 55 $79,063 Suspension
37 5 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 165 52 $76,772 Running
38 39 37 Kevin Lepage R&J Racing Dodge 141 49 $59,100 Accident
39 27 7 Robby Gordon Harrah's Chevrolet 124 46 $58,975 Engine
40 30 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Kinko's Chevrolet 43 43 $58,825 Accident
41 40 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge 43 40 $58,685 Accident
42 43 89 Morgan Shepherd Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge 13 37 $58,535 Brakes
43 41 13 Greg Sacks Sacks Motorsports Dodge 12 34 $58,394 Overheating
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Carl Edwards won the Pocono 500, posting his second 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: #97 Kurt Busch (unapproved impound adjustment); #24 Jeff Gorodn (unapproved impound adjustment); #5 Kyle Busch (unapproved impound adjustment). Brendan Gaughan relieved Mike Bliss on lap 30.
Failed to Qualify (4) Kirk Shelmerdine, #27; P.J. Jones, #34; Hermie Sadler, #92; Carl Long, #00.
Time of Race 3 hours, 53 minutes, 24 seconds Average Speed 129.177 mph Margin of Victory Under Caution
Caution Flags 8 for 32 laps: Laps 31-33 (#97, 44 spun turn 1); 45-51 (#11,45,07 accident Long Pond straight); 69-72 (Debris); 92-94 (#9 spun frontstretch); 117-122 (Debris); 148-151 (#37 accidnet tunnel turn); 196-199 (#12 accident turn 1); 201-201 (#49,18 accident).
Lead Changes 14 among 7 drivers: M. Waltrip 1-29; B. Vickers 30; M. Wallace 31; B. Vickers 32-69; M. Garvey 70; B. Vickers 71-105; C. Edwards 106-116; B. Vickers 117; K. Schrader 118; B. Vickers 119-140; C. Edwards 141-147; B. Vickers 148-171; C. Edwards 172-184; K. Busch 185-186; C. Edwards 187-201.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 2,058; (2) G. Biffle 1,939; (3) E. Sadler 1,781; (4) C. Edwards 1,759; (5) M. Martin 1,743; (6) R. Newman 1,733; (7) R. Wallace 1,718; (8) K. Harvick 1,715; (9) J. Gordon 1,700; (10) T. Stewart 1,682.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 195; (2) Travis Kvapil 154; (3) Stanton Barrett 51; (4) Eric McClure 18.
Bud Pole Award Michael Waltrip (169.052 mph)
Commit to Win Award Kevin Harvick
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Michael Waltrip, #15 (164.657 mph, Lap 3)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Brian Vickers
WIX Lap-Leader Award Brian Vickers, #25 (121 Laps)
USG Improving the Finish Award Kyle Busch, #5 (34 Places)
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Michael Waltrip
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Carl Edwards
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Carl Edwards
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Kyle Busch #

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